Thursday, May 24

  • 8:00pm (preview) theater

    The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk

    Whimsy and romance accompany Marc and Bella Chagall as they navigate the Russian Revolution, the pogroms, and each other.

Friday, May 25

  • 1:00pm music

    Bank of America Chamber Music

    Host Geoff Nuttall leads some of the world's most skilled chamber musicians in diverse, intimate, and thrilling programs.

  • 4:00pm theater

    The Pied Piper

    Italian marionettes animate this classic fairy tale from the Brothers Grimm.

  • 6:30pm dance

    Celebration: The Art of the Pas de Deux

    Miami City Ballet—one of the country’s leading classical ballet companies—pays tribute to choreographer Jerome Robbins with this evening of perfectly paired duets.

  • 7:00pm theater

    The Pied Piper

    Italian marionettes animate this classic fairy tale from the Brothers Grimm.

  • 8:00pm physical theater

    Backbone

    Ten acrobats take over Memminger Auditorium for a joyous and extraordinary display of athleticism and physical storytelling set to live music.

  • 8:00pm theater

    The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk

    Whimsy and romance accompany Marc and Bella Chagall as they navigate the Russian Revolution, the pogroms, and each other.

  • 9:00pm theater

    Borders

    A Syrian refugee’s experiences are contrasted with those of a celebrated American war photographer in this high-energy theater piece.

  • 9:00pm jazz

    Jon Batiste

    A musical party at the Cistern Yard with The Late Show with Stephen Colbert bandleader kicks off Spoleto’s 2018 season; funk and soul band, the Dap-Kings, amps up the festivities on night two.

Saturday, May 26

  • 10:00am special

    Behind the Garden Gate

    Sixteen of the Holy City’s most charming private gardens--eight each weekend--are available for exploration for ticket holders.

  • 11:00am music

    Bank of America Chamber Music

    Host Geoff Nuttall leads some of the world's most skilled chamber musicians in diverse, intimate, and thrilling programs.

  • 12:00pm theater

    The Pied Piper

    Italian marionettes animate this classic fairy tale from the Brothers Grimm.

  • 1:00pm music

    Bank of America Chamber Music

    Host Geoff Nuttall leads some of the world's most skilled chamber musicians in diverse, intimate, and thrilling programs.

  • 2:00pm theater

    Borders

    A Syrian refugee’s experiences are contrasted with those of a celebrated American war photographer in this high-energy theater piece.

  • 2:00pm dance

    Miami City Ballet

    This leading classical ballet company is internationally renowned for its interpretation of iconic choreography as well as its commitment to presenting the works of contemporary innovators.

  • 3:00pm talks

    Conversations With

    CBS journalist Martha Teichner interviews artists from the Festival’s 2018 program.

  • 5:00pm theater

    The Pied Piper

    Italian marionettes animate this classic fairy tale from the Brothers Grimm.

  • 5:00pm music

    Westminster Choir Concerts

    An eclectic program and pristine acoustics showcase this phenomenal ensemble in what has long been one of the Festival’s most beloved traditions.

  • 7:00pm jazz

    Artifacts

    A trio of renowned composers reinterprets time-honored compositions from a legendary Chicago institution.

  • 7:00pm physical theater

    Backbone

    Ten acrobats take over Memminger Auditorium for a joyous and extraordinary display of athleticism and physical storytelling set to live music.

  • 7:00pm opera

    Tree of Codes

    This US-premiere opera illuminates the space between present and future to explore multiple realities.

  • 7:30pm theater

    Borders

    A Syrian refugee’s experiences are contrasted with those of a celebrated American war photographer in this high-energy theater piece.

  • 8:00pm dance

    Miami City Ballet

    This leading classical ballet company is internationally renowned for its interpretation of iconic choreography as well as its commitment to presenting the works of contemporary innovators.

  • 9:00pm jazz

    Jon Batiste

    A musical party at the Cistern Yard with The Late Show with Stephen Colbert bandleader kicks off Spoleto’s 2018 season; funk and soul band, the Dap-Kings, amps up the festivities on night two.

Sunday, May 27

  • 11:00am music

    Bank of America Chamber Music

    Host Geoff Nuttall leads some of the world's most skilled chamber musicians in diverse, intimate, and thrilling programs.

  • 12:00pm theater

    The Pied Piper

    Italian marionettes animate this classic fairy tale from the Brothers Grimm.

  • 1:00pm music

    Bank of America Chamber Music

    Host Geoff Nuttall leads some of the world's most skilled chamber musicians in diverse, intimate, and thrilling programs.

  • 2:00pm dance

    Miami City Ballet

    This leading classical ballet company is internationally renowned for its interpretation of iconic choreography as well as its commitment to presenting the works of contemporary innovators.

  • 3:00pm talks

    Conversations With

    CBS journalist Martha Teichner interviews artists from the Festival’s 2018 program.

  • 3:30pm theater

    The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk

    Whimsy and romance accompany Marc and Bella Chagall as they navigate the Russian Revolution, the pogroms, and each other.

  • 5:00pm jazz

    Artifacts

    A trio of renowned composers reinterprets time-honored compositions from a legendary Chicago institution.

  • 5:00pm physical theater

    Backbone

    Ten acrobats take over Memminger Auditorium for a joyous and extraordinary display of athleticism and physical storytelling set to live music.

  • 7:00pm jazz

    Artifacts

    A trio of renowned composers reinterprets time-honored compositions from a legendary Chicago institution.

  • 7:00pm opera

    Pia de’ Tolomei

    Donizetti’s tragic telling of a jealous husband and the consequences of his distrust, set in pre-World War II Italy.

  • 7:30pm theater

    Borders

    A Syrian refugee’s experiences are contrasted with those of a celebrated American war photographer in this high-energy theater piece.

  • 8:00pm theater

    The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk

    Whimsy and romance accompany Marc and Bella Chagall as they navigate the Russian Revolution, the pogroms, and each other.

  • 9:00pm jazz

    Fred Hersch Trio

    A night of “luxurious, free-flowing, unashamedly gorgeous jazz” at College of Charleston Cistern Yard

Monday, May 28

  • 11:00am music

    Bank of America Chamber Music

    Host Geoff Nuttall leads some of the world's most skilled chamber musicians in diverse, intimate, and thrilling programs.

  • 1:00pm music

    Bank of America Chamber Music

    Host Geoff Nuttall leads some of the world's most skilled chamber musicians in diverse, intimate, and thrilling programs.

  • 2:00pm physical theater

    Backbone

    Ten acrobats take over Memminger Auditorium for a joyous and extraordinary display of athleticism and physical storytelling set to live music.

  • 3:30pm theater

    The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk

    Whimsy and romance accompany Marc and Bella Chagall as they navigate the Russian Revolution, the pogroms, and each other.

  • 5:00pm jazz

    Artifacts

    A trio of renowned composers reinterprets time-honored compositions from a legendary Chicago institution.

  • 5:00pm music

    Music In Time | An Elemental Thing

    Music expresses the collision of our culture and environment.

  • 6:00pm opera

    Il matrimonio segreto

    Members of Westminster Choir give voice to handcrafted Italian marionettes in this charming production of a classical-era comic opera.

  • 7:00pm jazz

    Artifacts

    A trio of renowned composers reinterprets time-honored compositions from a legendary Chicago institution.

  • 8:00pm theater

    The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk

    Whimsy and romance accompany Marc and Bella Chagall as they navigate the Russian Revolution, the pogroms, and each other.

  • 8:00pm jazz

    Jazzmeia Horn

    On the cusp of international stardom, this acclaimed vocalist—and 2018 Grammy Award nominee—leads her new septet for an evening of vocal fireworks.

  • 8:30pm theater

    Borders

    A Syrian refugee’s experiences are contrasted with those of a celebrated American war photographer in this high-energy theater piece.

Tuesday, May 29

  • 11:00am music

    Bank of America Chamber Music

    Host Geoff Nuttall leads some of the world's most skilled chamber musicians in diverse, intimate, and thrilling programs.

  • 1:00pm music

    Bank of America Chamber Music

    Host Geoff Nuttall leads some of the world's most skilled chamber musicians in diverse, intimate, and thrilling programs.

  • 5:00pm talks

    Jazz Talk

    The members of Artifacts speak to the enduring legacy of Chicago’s AACM and how it has influenced and empowered their work as composers, performers, and educators.

  • 6:00pm opera

    Il matrimonio segreto

    Members of Westminster Choir give voice to handcrafted Italian marionettes in this charming production of a classical-era comic opera.

  • 7:00pm jazz

    Artifacts

    A trio of renowned composers reinterprets time-honored compositions from a legendary Chicago institution.

  • 7:00pm physical theater

    Backbone

    Ten acrobats take over Memminger Auditorium for a joyous and extraordinary display of athleticism and physical storytelling set to live music.

  • 7:30pm theater

    Borders

    A Syrian refugee’s experiences are contrasted with those of a celebrated American war photographer in this high-energy theater piece.

  • 7:30pm opera

    Tree of Codes

    This US-premiere opera illuminates the space between present and future to explore multiple realities.

  • 9:00pm music

    Angels

    The sopranos and altos of Westminster Choir present works that bring a woman’s perspective to the spiritual world in this candlelit performance.

Wednesday, May 30

  • 11:00am music

    Bank of America Chamber Music

    Host Geoff Nuttall leads some of the world's most skilled chamber musicians in diverse, intimate, and thrilling programs.

  • 1:00pm music

    Bank of America Chamber Music

    Host Geoff Nuttall leads some of the world's most skilled chamber musicians in diverse, intimate, and thrilling programs.

  • 2:00pm opera

    Il matrimonio segreto

    Members of Westminster Choir give voice to handcrafted Italian marionettes in this charming production of a classical-era comic opera.

  • 6:00pm physical theater

    Backbone

    Ten acrobats take over Memminger Auditorium for a joyous and extraordinary display of athleticism and physical storytelling set to live music.

  • 7:00pm opera

    Il matrimonio segreto

    Members of Westminster Choir give voice to handcrafted Italian marionettes in this charming production of a classical-era comic opera.

  • 7:30pm theater

    The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk

    Whimsy and romance accompany Marc and Bella Chagall as they navigate the Russian Revolution, the pogroms, and each other.

  • 9:00pm music

    Music In Time | Brilliant Night

    Salvatore Sciarrino’s Tre Notturni Brillanti opens this program that celebrates the broad possibilities of listening.

Thursday, May 31

  • 11:00am music

    Bank of America Chamber Music

    Host Geoff Nuttall leads some of the world's most skilled chamber musicians in diverse, intimate, and thrilling programs.

  • 1:00pm music

    Bank of America Chamber Music

    Host Geoff Nuttall leads some of the world's most skilled chamber musicians in diverse, intimate, and thrilling programs.

  • 7:00pm jazz

    Chucho Valdés Quartet

    A giant in Afro-Cuban jazz, pianist Chucho Valdés leads his latest quartet with incomparable gusto, lyricism, and virtuosity.

  • 7:30pm theater

    The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk

    Whimsy and romance accompany Marc and Bella Chagall as they navigate the Russian Revolution, the pogroms, and each other.

  • 7:30pm opera

    Pia de’ Tolomei

    Donizetti’s tragic telling of a jealous husband and the consequences of his distrust, set in pre-World War II Italy.

  • 8:00pm theater

    The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart

    Delivered in a riotous romp of rhyming couplets, this production introduces an uptight academic to the devil in an immersive theater experience.

Friday, June 1

  • 11:00am music

    Bank of America Chamber Music

    Host Geoff Nuttall leads some of the world's most skilled chamber musicians in diverse, intimate, and thrilling programs.

  • 1:00pm music

    Bank of America Chamber Music

    Host Geoff Nuttall leads some of the world's most skilled chamber musicians in diverse, intimate, and thrilling programs.

  • 3:00pm theater

    The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart

    Delivered in a riotous romp of rhyming couplets, this production introduces an uptight academic to the devil in an immersive theater experience.

  • 5:00pm talks

    Front Row Talk

    Members of Ranky Tanky discuss Charleston’s Gullah culture and how the group’s music champions this tradition within a contemporary framework.

  • 5:00pm music

    Westminster Choir Concerts

    An eclectic program and pristine acoustics showcase this phenomenal ensemble in what has long been one of the Festival’s most beloved traditions.

  • 7:00pm dance

    A.I.M

    Drawing from a wide range of contemporary dance styles, choreographer Kyle Abraham creates movement that speaks through silence and hip-hop beats.

  • 7:30pm opera

    Tree of Codes

    This US-premiere opera illuminates the space between present and future to explore multiple realities.

  • 8:00pm dance

    Dorrance Dance

    Pushing tap dance’s rhythmic, technical, and conceptual boundaries, choreographer Michelle Dorrance brings two programs that confirm her status as a true visionary.

  • 8:00pm theater

    The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart

    Delivered in a riotous romp of rhyming couplets, this production introduces an uptight academic to the devil in an immersive theater experience.

  • 9:00pm first citizens bank front row

    Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder

    Legendary picker Ricky Skaggs delivers blistering mandolin technique under the Cistern Yard oaks for this quintessential southern experience.

Saturday, June 2

  • 10:00am special

    Behind the Garden Gate

    Sixteen of the Holy City’s most charming private gardens--eight each weekend--are available for exploration for ticket holders.

  • 11:00am music

    Bank of America Chamber Music

    Host Geoff Nuttall leads some of the world's most skilled chamber musicians in diverse, intimate, and thrilling programs.

  • 1:00pm music

    Bank of America Chamber Music

    Host Geoff Nuttall leads some of the world's most skilled chamber musicians in diverse, intimate, and thrilling programs.

  • 2:00pm dance

    A.I.M

    Drawing from a wide range of contemporary dance styles, choreographer Kyle Abraham creates movement that speaks through silence and hip-hop beats.

  • 3:30pm theater

    The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk

    Whimsy and romance accompany Marc and Bella Chagall as they navigate the Russian Revolution, the pogroms, and each other.

  • 5:00pm theater

    The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart

    Delivered in a riotous romp of rhyming couplets, this production introduces an uptight academic to the devil in an immersive theater experience.

  • 7:00pm music

    You Are Mine Own

    A cinematic staging of love poetry combines with late romantic orchestral scores to create a symphonic experience like no other.

  • 7:30pm dance

    A.I.M

    Drawing from a wide range of contemporary dance styles, choreographer Kyle Abraham creates movement that speaks through silence and hip-hop beats.

  • 8:00pm dance

    Dorrance Dance

    Pushing tap dance’s rhythmic, technical, and conceptual boundaries, choreographer Michelle Dorrance brings two programs that confirm her status as a true visionary.

  • 8:00pm theater

    The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk

    Whimsy and romance accompany Marc and Bella Chagall as they navigate the Russian Revolution, the pogroms, and each other.

  • 9:00pm first citizens bank front row

    Ranky Tanky

    Gullah traditions blend with jazz, gospel, and R&B to produce a uniquely vibrant yet universally intoxicating sound.

Sunday, June 3

  • 11:00am music

    Bank of America Chamber Music

    Host Geoff Nuttall leads some of the world's most skilled chamber musicians in diverse, intimate, and thrilling programs.

  • 1:00pm music

    Bank of America Chamber Music

    Host Geoff Nuttall leads some of the world's most skilled chamber musicians in diverse, intimate, and thrilling programs.

  • 2:00pm opera

    Pia de’ Tolomei

    Donizetti’s tragic telling of a jealous husband and the consequences of his distrust, set in pre-World War II Italy.

  • 3:00pm dance

    A.I.M

    Drawing from a wide range of contemporary dance styles, choreographer Kyle Abraham creates movement that speaks through silence and hip-hop beats.

  • 3:00pm theater

    The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart

    Delivered in a riotous romp of rhyming couplets, this production introduces an uptight academic to the devil in an immersive theater experience.

  • 3:30pm theater

    The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk

    Whimsy and romance accompany Marc and Bella Chagall as they navigate the Russian Revolution, the pogroms, and each other.

  • 5:00pm talks

    Conversations With

    CBS journalist Martha Teichner interviews artists from the Festival’s 2018 program.

  • 5:00pm dance

    Dorrance Dance

    Pushing tap dance’s rhythmic, technical, and conceptual boundaries, choreographer Michelle Dorrance brings two programs that confirm her status as a true visionary.

  • 7:00pm jazz

    Trio 3 plus Vijay Iyer

    Three master improvisers, who have long been at the forefront of the cutting-edge jazz movement, are joined by one of today’s most celebrated pianists.

  • 7:30pm theater

    The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart

    Delivered in a riotous romp of rhyming couplets, this production introduces an uptight academic to the devil in an immersive theater experience.

  • 8:00pm dance

    A.I.M

    Drawing from a wide range of contemporary dance styles, choreographer Kyle Abraham creates movement that speaks through silence and hip-hop beats.

  • 8:00pm theater

    The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk

    Whimsy and romance accompany Marc and Bella Chagall as they navigate the Russian Revolution, the pogroms, and each other.

Monday, June 4

  • 11:00am music

    Bank of America Chamber Music

    Host Geoff Nuttall leads some of the world's most skilled chamber musicians in diverse, intimate, and thrilling programs.

  • 1:00pm music

    Bank of America Chamber Music

    Host Geoff Nuttall leads some of the world's most skilled chamber musicians in diverse, intimate, and thrilling programs.

  • 5:00pm music

    Music In Time | Departure Duo

    A soprano and bassist consider the “in-between.”

  • 7:00pm dance

    Dorrance Dance

    Pushing tap dance’s rhythmic, technical, and conceptual boundaries, choreographer Michelle Dorrance brings two programs that confirm her status as a true visionary.

  • 7:30pm opera

    Tree of Codes

    This US-premiere opera illuminates the space between present and future to explore multiple realities.

Tuesday, June 5

  • 11:00am music

    Bank of America Chamber Music

    Host Geoff Nuttall leads some of the world's most skilled chamber musicians in diverse, intimate, and thrilling programs.

  • 1:00pm music

    Bank of America Chamber Music

    Host Geoff Nuttall leads some of the world's most skilled chamber musicians in diverse, intimate, and thrilling programs.

  • 7:00pm theater

    The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart

    Delivered in a riotous romp of rhyming couplets, this production introduces an uptight academic to the devil in an immersive theater experience.

  • 7:30pm music

    Brahms’s German Requiem

    The Festival’s entire choral and orchestral forces come together for this lush, rapturously beautiful masterwork.

  • 7:30pm theater

    The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk

    Whimsy and romance accompany Marc and Bella Chagall as they navigate the Russian Revolution, the pogroms, and each other.

Wednesday, June 6

  • 11:00am music

    Bank of America Chamber Music

    Host Geoff Nuttall leads some of the world's most skilled chamber musicians in diverse, intimate, and thrilling programs.

  • 1:00pm music

    Bank of America Chamber Music

    Host Geoff Nuttall leads some of the world's most skilled chamber musicians in diverse, intimate, and thrilling programs.

  • 7:00pm jazz

    Craig Taborn

    This experimental jazz pianist plays outside the lines, infusing his artful improvisations with nearly every musical form, from baroque to heavy metal.

  • 7:00pm dance

    Dorrance Dance

    Pushing tap dance’s rhythmic, technical, and conceptual boundaries, choreographer Michelle Dorrance brings two programs that confirm her status as a true visionary.

  • 7:30pm theater

    The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk

    Whimsy and romance accompany Marc and Bella Chagall as they navigate the Russian Revolution, the pogroms, and each other.

  • 7:30pm opera

    Pia de’ Tolomei

    Donizetti’s tragic telling of a jealous husband and the consequences of his distrust, set in pre-World War II Italy.

  • 8:00pm theater

    The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart

    Delivered in a riotous romp of rhyming couplets, this production introduces an uptight academic to the devil in an immersive theater experience.

Thursday, June 7

  • 11:00am music

    Bank of America Chamber Music

    Host Geoff Nuttall leads some of the world's most skilled chamber musicians in diverse, intimate, and thrilling programs.

  • 1:00pm music

    Bank of America Chamber Music

    Host Geoff Nuttall leads some of the world's most skilled chamber musicians in diverse, intimate, and thrilling programs.

  • 5:00pm talks

    Conversations With

    CBS journalist Martha Teichner interviews artists from the Festival’s 2018 program.

  • 6:00pm dance

    Dorrance Dance

    Pushing tap dance’s rhythmic, technical, and conceptual boundaries, choreographer Michelle Dorrance brings two programs that confirm her status as a true visionary.

  • 7:00pm jazz

    Craig Taborn

    This experimental jazz pianist plays outside the lines, infusing his artful improvisations with nearly every musical form, from baroque to heavy metal.

  • 7:30pm dance

    One of Sixty-Five Thousand Gestures / NEW BODIES

    Three New York City Ballet dancers, including principal Sara Mearns, team up with postmodern choreographer Jodi Melnick to present an intriguing evening of dance—without pointe shoes or tutus.

  • 7:30pm opera

    Tree of Codes

    This US-premiere opera illuminates the space between present and future to explore multiple realities.

  • 8:00pm theater

    The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart

    Delivered in a riotous romp of rhyming couplets, this production introduces an uptight academic to the devil in an immersive theater experience.

Friday, June 8

  • 11:00am music

    Bank of America Chamber Music

    Host Geoff Nuttall leads some of the world's most skilled chamber musicians in diverse, intimate, and thrilling programs.

  • 1:00pm music

    Bank of America Chamber Music

    Host Geoff Nuttall leads some of the world's most skilled chamber musicians in diverse, intimate, and thrilling programs.

  • 5:00pm jazz

    Craig Taborn

    This experimental jazz pianist plays outside the lines, infusing his artful improvisations with nearly every musical form, from baroque to heavy metal.

  • 7:00pm jazz

    Craig Taborn

    This experimental jazz pianist plays outside the lines, infusing his artful improvisations with nearly every musical form, from baroque to heavy metal.

  • 7:00pm dance

    One of Sixty-Five Thousand Gestures / NEW BODIES

    Three New York City Ballet dancers, including principal Sara Mearns, team up with postmodern choreographer Jodi Melnick to present an intriguing evening of dance—without pointe shoes or tutus.

  • 7:30pm theater

    The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk

    Whimsy and romance accompany Marc and Bella Chagall as they navigate the Russian Revolution, the pogroms, and each other.

  • 7:30pm opera

    Pia de’ Tolomei

    Donizetti’s tragic telling of a jealous husband and the consequences of his distrust, set in pre-World War II Italy.

  • 8:00pm dance

    Dorrance Dance

    Pushing tap dance’s rhythmic, technical, and conceptual boundaries, choreographer Michelle Dorrance brings two programs that confirm her status as a true visionary.

  • 8:00pm theater

    The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart

    Delivered in a riotous romp of rhyming couplets, this production introduces an uptight academic to the devil in an immersive theater experience.

Saturday, June 9

  • 11:00am music

    Bank of America Chamber Music

    Host Geoff Nuttall leads some of the world's most skilled chamber musicians in diverse, intimate, and thrilling programs.

  • 1:00pm music

    Bank of America Chamber Music

    Host Geoff Nuttall leads some of the world's most skilled chamber musicians in diverse, intimate, and thrilling programs.

  • 2:00pm dance

    One of Sixty-Five Thousand Gestures / NEW BODIES

    Three New York City Ballet dancers, including principal Sara Mearns, team up with postmodern choreographer Jodi Melnick to present an intriguing evening of dance—without pointe shoes or tutus.

  • 2:00pm theater

    The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart

    Delivered in a riotous romp of rhyming couplets, this production introduces an uptight academic to the devil in an immersive theater experience.

  • 3:30pm theater

    The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk

    Whimsy and romance accompany Marc and Bella Chagall as they navigate the Russian Revolution, the pogroms, and each other.

  • 5:00pm jazz

    Craig Taborn

    This experimental jazz pianist plays outside the lines, infusing his artful improvisations with nearly every musical form, from baroque to heavy metal.

  • 5:00pm dance

    Dorrance Dance

    Pushing tap dance’s rhythmic, technical, and conceptual boundaries, choreographer Michelle Dorrance brings two programs that confirm her status as a true visionary.

  • 7:00pm jazz

    Craig Taborn

    This experimental jazz pianist plays outside the lines, infusing his artful improvisations with nearly every musical form, from baroque to heavy metal.

  • 7:00pm dance

    One of Sixty-Five Thousand Gestures / NEW BODIES

    Three New York City Ballet dancers, including principal Sara Mearns, team up with postmodern choreographer Jodi Melnick to present an intriguing evening of dance—without pointe shoes or tutus.

  • 8:00pm theater

    The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk

    Whimsy and romance accompany Marc and Bella Chagall as they navigate the Russian Revolution, the pogroms, and each other.

  • 8:00pm theater

    The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart

    Delivered in a riotous romp of rhyming couplets, this production introduces an uptight academic to the devil in an immersive theater experience.

  • 8:00pm music

    Mozart and Mahler

    Pedja Muzijevic performs a Mozart piano concerto followed by the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra’s rendition of Mahler’s first symphony.

Sunday, June 10

  • 11:00am music

    Bank of America Chamber Music

    Host Geoff Nuttall leads some of the world's most skilled chamber musicians in diverse, intimate, and thrilling programs.

  • 1:00pm music

    Bank of America Chamber Music

    Host Geoff Nuttall leads some of the world's most skilled chamber musicians in diverse, intimate, and thrilling programs.

  • 2:00pm dance

    One of Sixty-Five Thousand Gestures / NEW BODIES

    Three New York City Ballet dancers, including principal Sara Mearns, team up with postmodern choreographer Jodi Melnick to present an intriguing evening of dance—without pointe shoes or tutus.

  • 3:30pm theater

    The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk

    Whimsy and romance accompany Marc and Bella Chagall as they navigate the Russian Revolution, the pogroms, and each other.

  • 5:30pm music

    Wells Fargo Festival Finale featuring The Lone Bellow

    Nashville-based Americana, soul, and rock-and-roll band The Lone Bellow brings the 2018 Festival to a celebratory close at “The Joe.”

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