Mena’s High Notes

From Larry Blumenfeld: Jazz Tells a Story

The Wells Fargo Jazz Series at Spoleto 2024 begins next Sunday with a spectacular Cistern Yard performance by two incomparable jazz musicians— Terri Lyne Carrington and Dianne Reeves (May 26). As the series curator, I believe jazz plays an integral role at Spoleto as an […]

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From Mena Mark Hanna: Music Moves Us

Two things happened in Berlin on March 16, 2020:  our first child, Hugo, was born, and  the city went into full lockdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic. This may sound glib, but at first the lockdown felt like a bit of a reprieve for a […]

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The countdown to Spoleto Festival USA 2023 begins January 27

As I reflect on some of the challenges of the past few years and even the first weeks of 2023, I am immeasurably grateful to serve an organization that has brought decades of wonder to audiences and spurred positive growth for its community. Spoleto Festival […]

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