Essential Kishi Bashi from Spoleto Superfan Anna Brown

Spoleto staffer Anna Brown remembers doing a happy dance when she heard Kishi Bashi would be part of the 2023 season lineup. (An impeccable one, surely—she was a classically trained dancer, after all.) As it turns out, Brown has long been a superfan of the […]

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Essential Barber from Vanessa conductor Timothy Myers

This season, Spoleto Festival USA presents Vanessa, Samuel Barber’s Pulitzer Prize-winning opera about love, loss, and longing. With one of the most exquisite and sweepingly beautiful scores of the 20th century, the work—which The Washington Post once called “the finest American opera”—also has a unique […]

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Larry’s Listens: 2023 Jazz Series Essentials

Ella Fitzgerald. Ray Charles. Buddy Rich. Sarah Vaughan. Betty Carter. B.B. King. Dave Brubeck. McCoy Tyner. Dizzy Gillespie. Wynton Marsalis. These towering giants of jazz have counted Spoleto amongst their list of performances, taking center stage at our venues like the Cistern Yard and the […]

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