Welcome to the Spoleto Festival USA journal.

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

Music

Geoff Nuttall, co-founder and first violinist of the St. Lawrence String Quartet and Spoleto’s Charles E. and Andrea L. Director of Chamber Music, passed away last week after undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer. Like many Charlestonians and Spoleto supporters, I shared a deep, abiding friendship […]

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Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway takes her bluegrass brassiness to the stars in the First Citizens Bank Front Row series on June 9. Here is what you should know: Her and her band of bluegrass virtuosos featuring mandolinist Dominick Leslie, banjoist Kyle Tuttle, fiddle player […]

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For one night only, Spoleto Festival USA’s Orchestra and Chorus have joined forces with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus to bring to us Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and here is what you should know: Joined by tenor Eric Ferring alongside Omar’s very own mezzo-soprano Catherine Ann […]

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In part of the Spoleto Music in Time series, US premiere The Street, 14 Meditations on the Stations of the Cross, debuts in partnership with the Spoleto Festival USA Chorus. Here is what you should know: Backed by eight voices of the choir, solo harpist […]

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Composer and Bassit, Linda May Han Oh, riffs alongside her husband and pianist, Fabian Almazan, during this intimate six-concert series for Spoleto Festival US. Here is what you should know: Almazan’s compositions—which “borrow from jazz, modern classical, and echoes of [his] Cuban heritage” (Downbeat)—defy easy […]

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