Set to one of the most beautiful scores of the 20th century, Samuel Barber’s Pulitzer prize-winning opera explores the depths of its characters’ psyches in this modern, existential drama.

Symphonie Fantastique

Baltimore Symphony Music Director Designate Jonathon Heyward leads the Festival Orchestra through Berlioz’s epic Symphonie Fantastique and Edvard Grieg’s piano concerto, featuring buzzy soloist Micah McLaurin.

New World Symphony

Maestra Mei-Ann Chen leads the Spoleto Festival Orchestra in Antonin Dvořák’s triumphant New World Symphony and works by American composers Florence Price and Michael Abels.

The Rite of Spring

John Kennedy conducts the Spoleto Festival Orchestra in Igor Stravinksy’s iconic masterpiece Le sacre du printemps on a program that also includes the US premiere of Phillip Glass’s thrilling Symphony No. 14.

Choreographer Helen Pickett sets Arthur Miller’s seminal play in motion and pointe shoes, zeroing in on the female perspective as the townspeople of Salem devolve into mass hysteria.