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.

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Perplexingly memorable, narrative-wrapped songs from Texas theater-kid-turned-Americana rocker Shakey Graves headline this celebration of the Festival’s 46th season. And yes, the fireworks are back, baby.

Rhapsodic Overture

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Two premieres bookend an orchestral triple bill unbound by time and place in a virtuosic showcase of the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra, conducted by John Kennedy.

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The country’s most gifted choristers unite in the glorious, transformational power of song in Spoleto Festival USA Chorus’s inaugural solo debut featuring voices of Romanticism: Britten, Brahms, and Bruckner.

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.