Welcome to the Spoleto Festival USA journal.

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

The Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra is one of the busiest groups of artists in Charleston during the annual 17-day Festival. Their daily schedules take them from rehearsals to performances—sometimes on repeat! We caught up with violinist, Maria Semes, and asked her a few questions about […]

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Welcome to the sixth installment of the Quick Fact blog series! These posts are meant to give you a bite-size overview of performances you’ll find in the 2014 Festival season. Each post in the series will include the who, what, when, where, and why. We’ll even throw in some […]

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Welcome to the fourth installment of the Quick Fact blog series! These posts are meant to give you a bite-size overview of performances you’ll find in the 2014 Festival season. Each post in the series will include the who, what, when, where, and why. We’ll even throw in some […]

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When Gian Carlo Menotti initially discussed Spoleto Festival USA with me in the early 1980s, the first name he mentioned was that of the Board Chair Ted Stern. Menotti, himself one of the most charming men I had ever met, marveled at Ted’s charm and […]

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