Why are there no orchestral or choral offerings on the program this year?

There were a number of logistical complexities surrounding both staging an opera and gathering all the musicians necessary to present orchestral/choral programming that were proving to be insurmountable. It was a challenging situation, and an even more challenging decision to not include those elements on the 2021 program. Rest assured, this is only temporary. The Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra is an integral part of each season and we look forward to 2022 when we are able to gather for grand orchestral concerts again.