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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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On February 24, Spoleto Festival USA will host its Annual Auction, benefiting the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra. But just because it’s the 39th fête doesn’t mean there won’t be a few new twists to what’s often considered the kickoff to Charleston’s social season. For one, […]

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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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Cheers to 2017!

Today, Spoleto Festival USA is pleased to announce the programming for its 41st season, spanning May 26 to June 11 in Charleston, South Carolina. There are more than 160 ticketed events in 12 venues throughout the Holy City, and more dance and theater productions than […]

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When combing through the list of nominees for The 58th GRAMMYs, you will find NINE Spoleto Festival USA artists/ensembles (past and present) in EIGHT different categories. FOUR of those nine artists/ensembles are nominated in more than one category. Congratulations to all nominees listed below! The GRAMMYs air on Monday, February […]

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