Welcome to the Spoleto Festival USA journal.

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

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Tyshawn Sorery’s compositions transcend tidy musical boxes. Following a jazz trio appearance, his daring work in the classical sphere is showcased by members of the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra.

Music in Time

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In a program at once meditative and exhilarating, works by current composers invite us to consider and reframe our sonic and social sensibilities.

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Ebullient musicianship and artistic camaraderie blend in an extraordinary presentation of fresh compositions and canonic gems onstage at the Dock Street Theatre. Hear beloved returning players and fresh faces mix old and new in the Festival’s signature series.

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Defying categorization, the compositions of pianist Fabian Almazan match ideally with the dynamic superstar bassist and composer Linda May Han Oh. This intimate and experimental duo explore sonic possibilities as their musical sensibilities align.

Unholy Wars

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Selections from the European opera canon–from the likes of Monteverdi to Handel—are reframed by tenor Karim Sulayman to reveal a new story of belonging and resilience.