This month one of America’s premier performing arts festivals, the internationally renowned Spoleto Festival USA and its sister festival, Piccolo Spoleto, get underway in Charleston. From the heart of the city, ETV Radio partners with the College of Charleston to bring listeners statewide a unique inside perspective on all the sights and sounds of the many productions, which range from opera to dance to theater. Hosts Marc Overton and Jeanette Guinn interview artists, offer previews of upcoming performances and serve as guides to this 17-day extravaganza of the arts. ETV Radio’s microphones are also busy capturing the popular Chamber Music from Spoleto concerts, which will be broadcast during the festival on our classical stations and offered internationally later this year.
For viewers, on May 26 and June 2 at 3 p.m., ETV airs Spoleto Festival USA Anniversary Retrospective, an in-depth overview of the first 25 years of the Festival’s many artistic presentations.
Two of our Man and Moment productions—T. Moffatt Burriss and the Crossing and Charles Murray: Defining a Hero—are offered nationwide this month through NETA (National Educational Telecommunications Association). These specials on S.C. WWII veterans are also being offered on PBS World. They air this month on ETV May 23 at 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.; and on the South Carolina Channel May 27 at 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Each month our schedule features a variety of local productions that highlight our state. We thank you for your support as we continue to showcase all that makes us proud to be South Carolinians.
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