Welcome to the Spoleto Festival USA journal.
Delve deeper into the stories that make up the fabric of the Festival.
Here at Spoleto Festival USA, we’re not only ringing in the New Year—we’re also ringing in news of the new season! The 43rd season in 2019, held May 24 to June 9 in Charleston, promises to be one of the most exciting yet. From a […]Read More
By Larry Blumenfeld One might think a jazz pianist and a classical pianist inhabit separate worlds, far removed from each other. Or maybe just a few city blocks apart. When the celebrated concert pianist Inon Barnatan arrived at the home of Fred Hersch, a standardbearing […]Read More
We invited Charleston’s local business community to help celebrate the 2018 Festival season by dressing up their storefronts using the 2018 poster as inspiration. This year’s poster features painting Hither and Dither (2017, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 96″, hexagonal © David Hockney) by renowned British artist, […]Read More
New York City Ballet principal Sara Mearns, who is currently performing at Spoleto Festival USA in NEW BODIES, took over our Instagram, giving fans an opportunity to follow her around Charleston. The South Carolina native took followers along as she walked down King Street, set up her […]Read More
The verdicts are out! We’ve been scanning social media to find out what people are saying about Tree of Codes—a splendidly mystifying operatic journey into what composer Liza Lim calls “a reality as thin as paper.” Have you experienced this fantastical soundscape? Share your thoughts with […]Read More