Welcome to the Spoleto Festival USA journal.

Delve deeper into the stories that make up the fabric of the Festival.

On June 13, 2021, Spoleto Festival USA announced the appointment of Mena Mark Hanna as the Festival’s new General Director. Hanna comes to Spoleto from Berlin’s Barenboim-Said Akademie, where he was Founding Dean and Professor of Musicology and Composition. In his new role, Hanna will […]

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The making of Spoleto Festival USA’s 45th season was featured on the SCETV program Palmetto Scene: “SC Loves Festivals. In the episode, Festival Director of Production Mike East’s team builds the new venue Rivers Green prepares College of Charleston’s Cistern Yard for evening concerts. Also […]

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Today, April 5, 20201, General Director Nigel Redden announced the full program for the 45th season of Spoleto Festival USA, taking place May 28 to June 13 in four venues across Charleston, South Carolina. The season encompasses more than 70 in-person music, dance, and theater […]

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During what would have been Spoleto Festival USA’s 44th season, we’ve spoken with several artists who were slated to arrive in Charleston about their weeks in quarantine. How do they stay motivated to practice? What’s in their ovens? How do the folks who inspire us […]

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During what would have been Spoleto Festival USA’s 44th season, we’ve spoken with several artists who were slated to perform in Charleston about their weeks in quarantine. How do they practice? What’s in their ovens? How do the folks who inspire us so much stay […]

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