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

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In the mood for a tasty pre-show drink? We partnered with five Charleston hot-spots near Spoleto Festival USA venues and asked the talented mixologists of each to create unique cocktails inspired by the 2018 season. If you’re headed to hear Cuban jazz legend Chucho Valdés […]

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As the Festival’s Resident Conductor and Director of Orchestral Activities, John Kennedy has a hand in nearly every musical offering presented each season. Not only does he conduct operas and some of the more out-of-the-box orchestral concerts—like You Are Mine Own—as well as curate and […]

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Presenting emerging artists on a grand stage has long been a central tenet of Spoleto Festival USA’s mission. For example, a 17-year-old violinist named Joshua Bell first played at the Dock Street Theatre stage back in 1985, just as one of the most revered sopranos—Renee […]

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It can be anyone’s guess what Geoff Nuttall has in store for concert-goers during the 33 Bank of America Chamber Music series concerts. That’s because Nuttall, The Charles E. and Andrea L. Volpe Director of Chamber Music, thinks outside of the box when planning the 11 […]

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As we eagerly count down the days until Spoleto Festival USA’s 42nd season, we reach another Charleston staple event: the Cooper River Bridge Run. Whether you’re slipping on your sneakers for this Saturday’s 10K, or just out for a fun run in your neighborhood, here’s […]

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