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

Festival Artists

Festival Friday Radio is a weekly blog series showcasing Spoleto Festival USA’s 2017 visiting artists. Each Friday, tune in for these hand-selected playlists that highlight a musician’s top 10 tracks—or get exclusive, artist-curated lists that reflect their own listening preferences. In February, we watched as pianist-turned-violinist Alice Hong […]

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On February 24, violinist Alice Hong will audition for the 2017 Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra in an unlikely setting: the Festival’s Annual Auction, held this year at The Cedar Room at the Cigar Factory. Hong, a member of the 2016 Orchestra and a musical arts doctoral […]

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During Spoleto Festival USA’s 2017 season, longtime dancers and newbies alike will have the opportunity to take part in four unique master classes given by the Festival’s visiting artists. Company Wang Ramirez (of Monchichi), for instance, will lead attendees through a dance class on May […]

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The Wells Fargo Festival Finale is upon us at last! As one of the Festival’s longest standing traditions, Middleton Place has become the ideal location to celebrate the culmination of the past 17 days of Spoleto Festival USA. Enjoy music, food, drinks, scenery, and fireworks TOMORROW […]

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There’s no denying that Charleston is home to excellent food. For locals and visitors alike, it’s an ideal destination to experience a sampling of the Lowcountry’s finest or a taste of international cuisine; the selection is diverse and the quality is unparalleled. We reached out to […]

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