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

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by Larry Blumenfeld Reprinted from the 2022 Spoleto Festival USA Program Book “Why is music called the divine art, while all other arts are not so called? We may certainly see God in all arts and in all sciences, but in music alone we see […]

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by Jenny Ouellette and Anna Brooks Reprinted from the 2022 Spoleto Festival USA program book In 2014, Ebony Williams made her Spoleto debut with  Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet. Audiences may remember her dancing: powerful yet precise with liquid-like limbs flowing this way and that—a radiant, […]

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by Vanessa Ague Reprinted from Spoleto Festival USA 2022 program book Imagine walking into a Barnes & Noble or Charleston’s own Monster Music & Movies. You scan the aisles, searching for the umbrella category that fits your musical appetite best—perhaps classical, jazz, or pop. You […]

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Festival Friday Radio is a weekly blog series showcasing Spoleto Festival USA’s 2017 visiting artists. Each Friday, tune in for these hand-selected playlists that highlight a musician’s top 10 tracks—or get exclusive, artist-curated lists that reflect their own listening preferences. In February, we watched as pianist-turned-violinist Alice Hong […]

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On February 24, violinist Alice Hong will audition for the 2017 Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra in an unlikely setting: the Festival’s Annual Auction, held this year at The Cedar Room at the Cigar Factory. Hong, a member of the 2016 Orchestra and a musical arts doctoral […]

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