Welcome to the Spoleto Festival USA journal.

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

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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Genre-obliterating virtuoso vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant makes her third Festival appearance on the heels of three Grammy wins and a MacArthur Fellowship.

Lift Every Voice

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Principal artists and choristers of Omar join in song for a remarkable evening highlighting music of the Black experience.

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Delight in Beethoven’s epic, uplifting final symphony as the Spoleto Festival USA’s Orchestra and Chorus join the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus for this offering of effervescent joy.

La bohème

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What if life didn’t end in death, but in a return to love? This reimagined classic rewinds a tragic tale and takes us from devastation to hope, from loneliness and despair to the greatest joy of life.