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2014


June 06, 2014

Mrs. John Marsh: The World Knew Her as Margaret MitchellMrs. John Marsh: The World Knew Her as Margaret Mitchell

The great American novel Gone with the Wind is 78 years old, this year; and the classic movie based on the book celebrates its 75th anniversary in December. Many of us, especially those of us raised in the South, are familiar with Gone with the Wind. Many of us, though, know little about the novel’s author, Margaret Mitchell. Playwright Melita Eastes and actress Saluda Camp, bring Margaret Mitchell to life on the stage, in the play Mrs. John Marsh: The World Knew Her as Margaret Mitchell, as part of Piccolo Spoleto’s Stelle di Domani series.

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June 06, 2014

More with Geoff Nuttall, Director of the Spoleto Chamber Music SeriesMore with Geoff Nuttall, Director of the Spoleto Chamber Music Series

One place that festival goers can be guaranteed experience some of the musical alchemy that the halmark of the Spoleto Festival USA is in the Spoleto Chamber Music Series. Geoff Nuttall, director of the series, and violinist with the St. Laurence String Quartet, talks with Marcus Overton about how he puts together these eclectic concerts.

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June 06, 2014

Nigel Redden, General Director of Spoleto Festival USANigel Redden, General Director of Spoleto Festival USA

Spoleto Festival USA is 38 years old this season, and for a good many of those years it’s General Director has been Nigel Redden. He stops by for a visit with Marcus Overton.

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June 06, 2014

St. Martin-in-the-Fields Choir, Piccolo Spoleto Spotlight ConcertSt. Martin-in-the-Fields Choir, Piccolo Spoleto Spotlight Concert

The Choir of St Martin-in-the-Fields is a group of expert singers which performs at the Parish Eucharist and Choral Evensong each Sunday at the famed church in Trafalgar Square in London. There is a strong tradition of music making at the church, and Haydn, Mozart, and Mendelssohn have all played on the church’s organ. As part of their U.S. tour, the choir, under the direction of Dr. Andrew Earis, presents a diverse program of sacred music juxtaposed with secular music and traditional spirituals.  The concert of music inspired by the British Isles including Shakespeare and monarchs of Great Britain features works by Henry Purcell, William Byrd, Ralph Vaughn Williams, George Shearing, Moses Hogan and more.

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June 06, 2014

Michael Grofsorean, Jazz Director for Spoleto Festival USAMichael Grofsorean, Jazz Director for Spoleto Festival USA

This year, as in the past, Spoleto Festival’s Jazz Series has been outstanding. Jeanette Guinn talks with the man who keeps putting together these great line-ups of great artists each year, Jazz Director Michael Grofsorean.

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June 05, 2014

Kruger Brothers TrioKruger Brothers Trio

The Kruger Brothers Trio offer a European take on Appalachian music.

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June 05, 2014

Julia Forster, Director of Development for Spoleto Festival USAJulia Forster, Director of Development for Spoleto Festival USA

Julia Forster is the Director of Development for Spoleto Festival USA. What in the world does a "development director” do? Something vital to the success of the Festival, it turns out.

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June 05, 2014

Mayor Joseph P. RileyMayor Joseph P. Riley

Joe Riley has been mayor of Charleston for as long as Spoleto Festival USA has been in existence: 38 years. He talks with Marcus Overton.

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June 05, 2014

Madeleine Meehan, Festival ArtistMadeleine Meehan, Festival Artist

For nearly 30 years, a mysterious and enigmatic woman has been wandering around Charleston at festival time, up and down the streets, with a sketch pad in her hand. And from that sketch pad have emerged a series of striking images of everything that happens in the festivals, on the streets, inside and outside during Spoleto USA and Piccolo Spoleto. And we have snared that woman--her name is Madeleine Meehan—to ask her why she does what she does.


June 05, 2014

Dressing the Artists: Karen Kostopoul0sDressing the Artists: Karen Kostopoul0s

Karen Kostopoulos is the Wardrobe Supervisor of Spoleto Festival USA. She joins Marcus Overton about her experiences dressing the festival artists over the years.


June 05, 2014

Håkon KornstadHåkon Kornstad

By using his imagination and a simple electronic device to record and play back loops as he performs, saxophonist Håkon Kornstad realizes in concert the idea so aptly expressed by the title of his newest album:Symphonies in My Head. His instrumental technique is traditionally solid: a beautiful tone on whichever saxophone or wind instrument he selects, extended by the use of the instrument’s keys to make percussion sounds, and broadened by a colorful palette of overtones. Rhapsodic, improvised melodies glide and float over sonic layers that grow into an orchestral accompaniment. Kornstad’s restless curiosity has taken him into new, unexpected territory—he’s pursued study as an operatic tenor and began integrating this new expression of lyricism into his solo performances, giving unprecedented meaning to the description jazz “tenor.”

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June 04, 2014

Steve Rosenberg, director of the Piccolo Spoleto Early Music SeriesSteve Rosenberg, director of the Piccolo Spoleto Early Music Series

Steve Rosenberg, director of the Piccolo Spoleto Early Music Series talks with Marcus Overton.

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June 04, 2014

Nicole Taney, Director of Artistic Planning and Operations for SpoletoNicole Taney, Director of Artistic Planning and Operations for Spoleto

Nicole Taney is the new Director of Artistic Planning and Operations for the Spoleto Festival. She joins Marcus right in the middle of the festival whirlwind.

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June 04, 2014

Ann Manson, conductor of the opera Kata KabanovaAnn Manson, conductor of the opera Kata Kabanova

Leos Janacek’s opera Kata Kabanova has its final performance Friday night at the Sottilie Theater. Our next guest is the opera’s conductor, Ann Manson. She has been called by the New York Times the “the conductor of choice for opera.”

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June 04, 2014

“Out of the Rose” - Annex Dance Company“Out of the Rose” - Annex Dance Company

Annex Dance returns to the Piccolo Spoleto Festival with “Out of the Rose,” in collaboration with actor Evan Parry. Kristin Alexander, artistic director and choreographer, brings the work of W.B. Yeats to life through a unique integration of modern dance and poetry.

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June 04, 2014

Garry Hynes, director of Kata KabanovaGarry Hynes, director of Kata Kabanova

Leos Janacek’s opera Kata Kabanova is being directed at this year’s Spoleto Festival USA by Garry Hynes, a Tony Award-winning director and co-founder of Ireland’s Druid Theatre Company. She also directed the Spoleto 2011 theatre production of The Cripple of Inishmaan to great acclaim.

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June 03, 2014

Spoleto Festival Orchestra Director John KennedySpoleto Festival Orchestra Director John Kennedy

John Kennedy is Spoleto USA’s resident conductor, and the director of both the Intermezzi and the Music in Time series. He tells Jeanette Guinn about the final concert of the Music in Time Series, coming up Thursday.

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June 03, 2014

French Horn player Jesse ClevengerFrench Horn player Jesse Clevenger

Jesse Clevenger is one of the outstanding brass players working in the 2014 Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra. He talks with Marcus Overton about playing the challenging score for Janacek's opera Kata Kabanova.

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June 03, 2014

Michael Wise and Olga Wise of the Charleston City BalletMichael Wise and Olga Wise of the Charleston City Ballet

The Charleston City Ballet's Michael Wise and Olga Wise join Marcus Overton to talk about the growth of the company over the years.

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June 02, 2014

Mezzo-Soprano Charlotte HellekantMezzo-Soprano Charlotte Hellekant

Charlotte Hellekant is a Swedish mezzo-soprano who brings a soaring voice and extensive experience in both concert and opera to the Bank of America Chamber Music Seires at the Dock Street Theatre. She talks with Marcus Overton.

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June 02, 2014

Deanna McBroom - Piccolo Spoleto Young Artists SeriesDeanna McBroom - Piccolo Spoleto Young Artists Series

Deanna McBroom is a professor of voice at the College of Charleston and she's on of the coordinators for the Young Artists Series in Piccolos Spoleto.

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June 02, 2014

Clarinetist Todd PalmerClarinetist Todd Palmer

This is clarinetist Todd Palmer’s 20th year playing in the Spoleto Festival USA Chamber Music Series, and he joins Marcus Overton today to talk about his musical life.

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June 02, 2014

America Sings the Songs of Pete SeegerAmerica Sings the Songs of Pete Seeger

We'll talk with arts activist, performer, and composer Laura Ball. She is producing a program at Piccolo Spoleto, America Sings the Songs of Pete Seeger, Tuesday, June 3, at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park.

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June 02, 2014

The Gibbes Museum of ArtThe Gibbes Museum of Art

What's on exhibit during festival time at the Gibbes Museum of Art? Angela Mack, Director and Cheif Curator; and Pamela Wall, Curator of Exhibitions, tell us.

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May 30, 2014

Bela Fleck and Abigail WashburnBela Fleck and Abigail Washburn

Banjoists Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn have mastered the deceptively intricate art of the duet. Washburn’s beguiling song writing, playing, and singing blend with Fleck’s riveting and virtuosic musicianship to create music both unique yet familiar in texture. The are appearing at the TD Arena at the College of Charleston as part of Spoleto Festival USA, one show only: Sunday, June 1,  at 7:30.


May 30, 2014

A Brimful of AshaA Brimful of Asha

Creator and Artistic Director of Why Not Theatre, Ravi Jain, joins his mother on stage this weekend at the Spoleto Festival for the American Premier of A Brimful of Asha. Ravi and Asha Jain talk with Jeanette Guinn.


May 30, 2014

Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art ExhibitionPiccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibition

Tate Nation, co-curator of the Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibition, talks with Jeanette Guinn about this Marion Square event.


May 30, 2014

Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn - Extended InterviewBela Fleck and Abigail Washburn - Extended Interview

Banjoists Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn have mastered the deceptively intricate art of the duet. Washburn’s beguiling song writing, playing, and singing blend with Fleck’s riveting and virtuosic musicianship to create music both unique yet familiar in texture. The are appearing at the TD Arena at the College of Charleston as part of Spoleto Festival USA, one show only: Sunday, June 1,  at 7:30.


May 30, 2014

Charleston Farmers MarketCharleston Farmers Market

Jeanette Guinn talks with Harrison Chapman, an event coordinator for the City of Charleston’s Office of Cultural Affairs about the expanded hours and events for the Charleston Farmers Market during Piccolo Spoleto.


May 30, 2014

The College Of Charleston Opera in Concert - David TempletonThe College Of Charleston Opera in Concert - David Templeton

David Templeton is Associate Professor of Voice at the College of Charleston and the man who has made the opera “go” for a good many years now at the college. He joins Marcus Overton to talk about Piccolo Spoleto's Young Artists Series and The College of Charleston Opera in Concert, which is presented today at noon in the recital hall of the Simons Center for the Arts at the colllege.


May 30, 2014

Piccolo Spoleto Literary Series: David GilbertPiccolo Spoleto Literary Series: David Gilbert

Marcus Overton talks with David Gilbert. He’s the author of the story collection Remote Feed and the novel The Normals. His stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, GQ, and Bomb. His recent, best-selling novel, & Sons, was acclaimed as a New York Times ‘Editor’s Choice.’  David Gilbert will be at the Charleston Public Library at 3:00PM on Saturday as part of the Piccolo Spoleto Literary Festival. 


May 29, 2014

Kat EdmonsonKat Edmonson

Wonderfully impossible to categorize, Kat Edmonson walks her own line between jazz and pop. With a song set that ranges from Cole Porter to The Cure and includes her own compositions, Edmonson performs with a disarming conviction that brings the full depth of each song’s meaning home. Her voice has been said to be “equal parts Billie Holiday and Björk” (All About Jazz) and caught Lyle Lovett’s ear.  Edmonson opened Lovett’s concert tour nightly with a repertoire that became her second album, Way Down Low.  “ … with an equal foothold in jazz, cabaret and vintage cosmopolitanism pop,” wrote The New York Times, the music is as “fresh as a spring bouquet.”

She peforms tonight, May 29, at 9:00, at the College of Charleston's Cistern Yard.


May 29, 2014

L’Organo Series: Jee Yoon ChoiL’Organo Series: Jee Yoon Choi

Piccolo Spoleto’s L'Organo series features the outstanding musicians who create church music in Charleston, week in and week out, throughout the year. Dr. Jee Yoon Choi will be playing Friday morning at First Scots Presbyterian Church.


May 29, 2014

The Portable Dorothy ParkerThe Portable Dorothy Parker

Piccolo Spoleto's Theatre Series presents The Portable Dorothy Parker, tonight through May 31st at the Threshold Repertory TheaterPoet and author Dorothy Parker reminisces about her life, loves, work, her famous friends (Lillian Hellman, F. Scott Fitzgerald , Ernest Hemingway), and the wits of Algonquin Round Table (Alexander Woollcott, Robert Benchley, George S. Kaufman), while selecting stories and poems for her 1944 collection, The Portable Dorothy Parker. Playwright Annie Lux and actor Margo Avery talk with Marcus Overton. 


May 29, 2014

Piccolo Spoleto Literary Series: Robert KimballPiccolo Spoleto Literary Series: Robert Kimball

Robert Kimball is an American musical theatre historian, and is artistic adviser to the Ira and Leonore Gershwin Trusts and the Cole Porter Musical and Literary Property Trusts. He is the author of The Gershwins and Reminiscing with Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake. Kimball will be giving a presentation as part of the Piccolo Spoleto Literary Series, today, May 29, at 3:00 p.m. at the Charleston Library Society, 164 King St. He talks with Marcus Overton.


May 29, 2014

Pure Theatre: The Testament of MaryPure Theatre: The Testament of Mary

Pure Theatre presents the Tony award-winning play, The Testament of Mary, as part of Piccolo Spoleto's Theatre Series, tonight at 7:30. Sharon Graci, who stars as Mary, and director Erin Wilson talk with Marcus Overton.


May 28, 2014

Dublin’s Gate Theatre: My Cousin RachelDublin’s Gate Theatre: My Cousin Rachel

Dublin’s consummate Gate Theatre returns to Spoleto, bringing their signature sophistication to a production of My Cousin Rachel, at the Dock Street Theatre. Director Toby Frow, talked with Marcus Overton earlier about adapting the play from a novel by Daphne du Maurier.

And then Marcus sits down with Gate Theatre Artistic Director Michael Cogan and actor Stephan Brennan to talk about mounting the show, and about the appeal of the story.


May 28, 2014

Monty Python’s Spamalot - Keely EnrightMonty Python’s Spamalot - Keely Enright

At last! Monty Python's Spamalot is coming to Woolfe Street Playhouse. This is the outrageous musical comedy lovingly ripped off from the film classic "Monty Python and the Holy Grail." Spamalot tells the story of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail. Flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen and show-stopping musical numbers including "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" are just a few of the reasons audiences everywhere are eating up Spamalot . A Village Repertory production

Producing Artistic Director Keely Enright talks with Jeanette Guinn about the show, and about Village Repertory.


May 28, 2014

Conductor Joseph Young: Concerto for OrchestraConductor Joseph Young: Concerto for Orchestra

Tonight at 8:00 at the College of Charleston's Sottile Theatre, Charleston-raised conductor Joseph Young makes his Spoleto Festival USA debut leading the Festival Orchestra in a showcase of musical splendor. The program features Samuel Barber’s radiant Adagio for Strings and John Adams’s Doctor Atomic Symphony, a stirring symphonic adaptation of his 21st-century opera. Bela Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra is by turns playful, soulful, and exhilarating in its showcase of orchestral virtuosity.


May 28, 2014

They Call Me ArethusaThey Call Me Arethusa

Stelle Di Domani Series presents the play They Call Me Arethusa, through June 7, at Theatre 220, 54 St. Philip Street. Arethusa has been turned into a river, or so everyone thinks. Rather, she has joined a society of women with some very troubling secrets.  College of Charleston alumna Jessica Colie McClellan spent three months in conversation with women from all walks of life who have had experience, either first or second hand, with relationship violance.  In this fraught, but hopeful one-woman show, she weaves Arethusa’s tale from Greek mythology into that of the contemporary every-woman.


May 28, 2014

A World of Jewish Culture - Ayala Asherov-KalusA World of Jewish Culture - Ayala Asherov-Kalus

The Jewish Choral Society of Charleston, under the direction of Madeline List Hershenson will be celebrating its fifteenth season during Piccolo Spoleto with performances of A World of Jewish Culture, featuring Ayala Asherov-Kalus. Kalus is a Charleston musician and native Israeli, who expresses through her lyrics and melodies how it feels to live and write far from her homeland.


May 27, 2014

The Insistent Image - Mark SloanThe Insistent Image - Mark Sloan

The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art celebrates it's 30th anniversary with The Insistent Image: Recurrent Motifs in the Art of Shepard Fairey and Jasper Johns. Curator Mark Sloan talks with Jeanette Guinn about the Halsey, and about the exhibition, which is part of Piccolo Spoleto.


May 27, 2014

Jazz Singer Leah Suarez - Piccolo Comes to KiawahJazz Singer Leah Suarez - Piccolo Comes to Kiawah

Leah Suarez and Friends kick off this year's Piccolo Spoleto Jazz series at Kiawah Island's River Course Clubhouse, on Wednesday night. She talks with Jeanette Guinn.


May 27, 2014

The Children’s Programs at the Charleston LibraryThe Children’s Programs at the Charleston Library

The Children's Programs at the Charleston Library are Piccolo Spoleto favorites. Series coordinators Jackie Peters & Pamela Cadden talk about this year's offerings with Marcus Overton.


May 27, 2014

“1963” - Charleston Repertory Theatre“1963” - Charleston Repertory Theatre

At sixteen, Mollie Chandler realizes the races are not equal: the world is not fair. Her African – American friend James Walters, also sixteen, always knew it. As they watched the frightening, exhilarating events of 1963 unfold; they determined to be a part of a movement that will change their country and their lives.  Playwright Judy Simpson Cook and director Pam Galle talk with Marcus Overton about the production.


May 26, 2014

Kata Kabanova - Soprano Betsy HorneKata Kabanova - Soprano Betsy Horne

Opera has been part of the DNA, so to speak, of the Spoleto Festival USA since its founding in 1977. This year that opera is Leos Janacek's Kata Kabanova, featuring a young American soprano, Betsy Horne, who is singing the title role for the second time.


May 26, 2014

Kata Kabanova - Jane ShaulasKata Kabanova - Jane Shaulas

As important as the lead roles are in any opera, there are other, indispensible roles to be sung, or the show can’t go on. Marcus Overton talks with one of those performers, Jane Shaulas, who is singing the role of Feclusha in Kata Kabanova


May 26, 2014

A Simple SpaceA Simple Space

Australian acrobatic ensemble Gravity & Other Myths make their Spoleto Festival USA debut with A Simple Space—a playful, joyous, and stunning collection of new circus works featuring breathtaking feats of acrobatic ability and human physicality. Jeanette Guinn talks with company members Triton Tunis-Mitchell and Elliot Zoerner.


May 26, 2014

Gwilym Simcock, Jazz Pianist and ComposerGwilym Simcock, Jazz Pianist and Composer

Gwilym Simcock is one of the most gifted pianists and imaginative composers on the British scene. A musician of dazzling ability, he is able to move effortlessly between jazz and classical music, and has been described as reminiscent of Keith Jarrett, complete with "harmonic sophistication and subtle dovetailing of musical traditions." He plays four more shows in Spoleto's Wells Fargo Jazz series, tonight through Thursday night at the Simons Center Recital Hall at the College of Charleston.


May 26, 2014

Piccolo Spoleto’s L’Organo Recital Series: Daniel SansonePiccolo Spoleto’s L’Organo Recital Series: Daniel Sansone

L'Organo Recital Series kicks this morning with a recital by Daniel Sansone, Director of Music at the cathedral, playing François Couperin's Mass for Convents. (At the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist)


May 26, 2014

Piccolo Spoleto’s Sundown Poetry Series: Richard GarciaPiccolo Spoleto’s Sundown Poetry Series: Richard Garcia

Piccolo Spoleto's Sundown Poetry Series begins today at 6:30, in the Dock Street Theatre, Courtyard, 133 Church St. The first poet featured is Richard Garcia, who will be reading from his latest collection, The Other Odyssey. He talks with Marcus Overton, and reads one of his poems.


May 23, 2014

Jennifer Scott - Director of Marketing and Public Relations for Spoleto USAJennifer Scott - Director of Marketing and Public Relations for Spoleto USA

Jennifer Scott, Director of Marketing and Public Relations for Spoleto USA, talks with Jeanett Guinn about what's on her must-see/hear/do list for this year's festival.


May 23, 2014

Artist Shepard Fairey - full length interviewArtist Shepard Fairey - full length interview

Jeanette Guinn talks at length with artist Shepard Fairey.


May 23, 2014

Ellen Moryl and Yuriy Bekker: Piccolo Spoleto Spotlight ConcertsEllen Moryl and Yuriy Bekker: Piccolo Spoleto Spotlight Concerts

Piccolo Spoleto's Spotlight Concert Series offers a variety of great chamber music at several venues. Co-directors of the series, Ellen Moryl and Yuriy Bekker talk with Marcus Overton about what to anticipate this season.


May 23, 2014

The Insistent Image - Shepard FaireyThe Insistent Image - Shepard Fairey

The Insistent Image: Recurrent Motifs in the Art of Shepard Fairey and Jasper Johns is now on display at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston. Jeanette Guinn talks with Shephard Fairey.


May 23, 2014

John Adams’ El NinoJohn Adams’ El Nino

Marcus Overton talks with Joe Miller, Director of Choral Activities for Spoleto USA, about a new staging of John Adam's El Niño a compelling re-telling of the Nativity Story.


May 23, 2014

Rene Marie: I Wanna Be EvilRene Marie: I Wanna Be Evil

Jazz vocalist Renée Marie celebrates the music of Eartha Kitt in her upcoming concert at TD Arena, at the College of Charleston.


May 22, 2014

The Riches of Piccolo Spoleto, 2014The Riches of Piccolo Spoleto, 2014

Director of Piccolo Spoleto, Scott Watson, of the City of Charleston's Office of Cultural Affairs, talks with Jeanette Guinn about the rich and varied offerings of this year's Piccolo Spoleto


May 22, 2014

The Gate Theatre: My Cousin RachelThe Gate Theatre: My Cousin Rachel

Dublin's Gate Theatre, a Spoleto Festival USA favorite, returns, with a new adaptaion of Daphne du Maurier's novel, My Cousin Rachel--complete with an intriguing mixture of humor, desire and mystery. Jeanette Guinn talks with director Toby Frow.


May 22, 2014

The Universal Language of Romantic ComposersThe Universal Language of Romantic Composers

Piccolo Spoleto's Spotlight Concert Series presents The Universal Language of Romantic Composers on May 23. Music by Faure, Schubert and Miaskofsky will be presented by some brilliant young chamber musicians:  Micah Gangwer, violin; Rachel Gangwer, viola; James Waldo, cello and Alyona Aksyonova piano.


May 22, 2014

Program Kick Off and Interview with Geoff NutallProgram Kick Off and Interview with Geoff Nutall

Spoleto Festvial USA and Piccolo Spoleto bring a wealth of great art, music, dance, opera, and theater to Charleston for 2014, and hosts Marc Overton and Jeanette Guinn tell us what they are looking forward to at this year's festivals. Then, Marc talks with Geoff Nuttall, director of the Spoleto Festival USA Chamber Music concerts about what's in the line up this year.


May 22, 2014

Charenée WadeCharenée Wade

Born with a voice that stops listeners in their tracks, newcomer Charenée Wade has gained an ever-widening audience since placing second to Cécile McLorin Salvant in the 2010 Thelonious Monk International Vocal Competition.



2013


June 07, 2013

The 2013 Spoleto USA Finale

The 2013 Spoleto Festival finale will be held at Middleton Place. Take a tour.


June 07, 2013

A Conversation with Clarinetist Todd Palmer

Three-time Grammy nominee Clarinetist Todd Palmer is a Spoleto Chamber Music Series performer.


June 07, 2013

The Intergalactic NemesisThe Intergalactic Nemesis

Jason Neulander is the writer and director  of The Intergalactic Nemesis/ Book One: Target Earth and Book Two: Robot Planet Rising.


June 07, 2013

Steven Berkoff on “Oedipus”Steven Berkoff on “Oedipus”

English actor, playwright, author and director Steven Berkoff has adapted and directed "Oedipus,"  performed in the Memminger Auditorium.


June 07, 2013

J. D. McPhersonJ. D. McPherson

Spoleto Today welcomes J.D McPherson to the studio. Known for his uniquely authentic rockabilly swing, he will perform in TD Arena Friday June 7th and Saturday June 8th.


June 07, 2013

Red Stick Ramblers

A hybrid band of cajun, honky-tonk and swing, the Red Stick Ramblers will perform at Middleton Place as part of the 2013 Spoleto finale performance.


June 07, 2013

A Word from the ChairmanA Word from the Chairman

Spoleto Chairman of the Board Carlos Evans talks about the future of the festival.


June 06, 2013

Samuel Carl Adams, Spoleto USA Chamber MusicSamuel Carl Adams, Spoleto USA Chamber Music

Samuel Carl Adams is the Bank of America Chamber Music Series composer-in-residence at this year's Spoleto USA Festival.


June 06, 2013

Bullet CatchBullet Catch

Rob Drummond as "William Wonder" is performing perhaps the most dangerous show at Spoleoto, Bullet Catch.


June 06, 2013

Remembering Ted SternRemembering Ted Stern

Spoleto Today reprises a 2012 interview with Ted Stern in remembrance of the beloved festival champion.


June 06, 2013

Joe Miller of the Westminster ChoirJoe Miller of the Westminster Choir

Joe Miller drops by to talk with Marcus. Miller is the Director of Choral Activities for the Westminster Choir, one of the leading choral groups in the country, and a Spoleto USA favorite.


June 06, 2013

Matt Williams, Prop Master for Spoleto USAMatt Williams, Prop Master for Spoleto USA

Matt Williams is the prop master for Spoleto Festival USA. He tells Spoleto Today about the challenge of finding or making props for Spoleto's stages.


June 05, 2013

Managing the Finances of a World Class Arts FestivalManaging the Finances of a World Class Arts Festival

The Director of Finance for the Spoleto Festival Tasha Gandy talks about the nuts and bolts of the managing the the festival's finances.


June 05, 2013

Venus in FurVenus in Fur

Greg Tavares directs Venus in Fur, performed at the Threshold Repertory Theatre.


June 05, 2013

ReboundRebound

Curator Karen Myers describes the Halsey Institute's latest exhibit "Rebound." Featured artist Long Ben Chin also stops by.


June 05, 2013

Soprano Linda Roark StrummerSoprano Linda Roark Strummer

World renowned opera soprano Linda Roark Strummer performs as Mother Superior in Spoleto USA's Mese Mariano.


June 05, 2013

Organist Jung-A LeeOrganist Jung-A Lee

Organist Jung-A Lee is one of the performers in Piccolo Spoleto's L'Organo Recital Series at First Scots Presbyterian Church.


June 04, 2013

Artist Christian TheeArtist Christian Thee

Artist Christian Thee's trompe l'oeil paintings are  featured at The Charleston Library Society in an exhibit for Piccolo Spoleto.


June 04, 2013

Piccolo Spoleto Young Artists SeriesPiccolo Spoleto Young Artists Series

Deanna McBroom is a professor at the College of Charleston and Director of its Voice Program. She is this year's coordinator of the Young Artists Series for Piccolo Spoleto.


June 04, 2013

Spoleto Chamber Music: Pianist Pavel KolesnikovSpoleto Chamber Music: Pianist Pavel Kolesnikov

Russian pianist Pavel Kolesnikov plays in Spoleto's chamber music series.


June 04, 2013

Shantala Shivalingappa’s Dance Tells a StoryShantala Shivalingappa’s Dance Tells a Story

In Sanskrit, "swayambhu" refers to a stone or rock whose shape naturally resembles the features of a deity; metaphorically, swayambhu is the spontaneous and sudden experience of an altered sense of reality. In the hands of the “divinely gifted” (The New York Times) Shantala Shivalingappa, Swayambhu is an almost mystical expression of Kuchipudi, India’s millenniaold theatrical dance form. 


June 03, 2013

The College of Charleston’s Partnership with Spoleto USA and Piccolo SpoletoThe College of Charleston’s Partnership with Spoleto USA and Piccolo Spoleto

Valerie Morris, Dean of the College of the Arts at the College of Charleston, talks about the strong partnership between the College of Charleston and the Festivals. 


June 03, 2013

A Critic’s Take: Jeffrey DayA Critic’s Take: Jeffrey Day

Jeffrey Day is the City Paper's overview critic and gives Spoleto Today his insights about this year's festival performances.


June 03, 2013

Mary Edna Fraser at the Piccolo Spoleto Invitational ExhibitionMary Edna Fraser at the Piccolo Spoleto Invitational Exhibition

Batik artist Mary Edna Fraser's exhibit for the Piccolo Spoleto Invitational at the Citadel, features low country coastlines and landscapes of the Ashley river on silks.


June 03, 2013

Dance FX in Spoleto USA’s “Le Villi”Dance FX in Spoleto USA’s “Le Villi”

Jenny Broe is the Executive Director of Dance FX in Charleston whose dancers performed in Le Villi.


June 03, 2013

The Sophia Institute’s Social Art series at Piccolo SpoletoThe Sophia Institute’s Social Art series at Piccolo Spoleto

Carolyn Rivers is the founder and director of The Sophia Institute, and coordinator of the Piccolo Spoleto "Social Art" series.


May 31, 2013

Piccolo Spoleto Fiction Open: Jonathan SanchezPiccolo Spoleto Fiction Open: Jonathan Sanchez

Jonathan Sanchez is the coordinator of the Piccolo Spoleto Fiction Open, the festival's longest running event dedicated exclusively to fiction. 


May 31, 2013

JohnnyswimJohnnyswim

Singer-songwriter, husband and wife duo Amanda Sudano and Abner Ramirez make up the pop duo Johnnyswim and will be performing in the Cistern Yard for the Spoleto Festival. 


May 31, 2013

Music in Time: Nathan DavisMusic in Time: Nathan Davis

Nathan Davis's live electronic music created using laptops, processors and mobile phones is the 3rd program on the Music in Time series. He'll be performing in Recital Hall June 2nd. 


May 31, 2013

Music in Time: Nathan DavisMusic in Time: Nathan Davis

Nathan Davis's live electronic music created using laptops, processors and mobile phones is the 3rd program on the Music in Time series. He'll be performing in Recital Hall June 2nd. 


May 31, 2013

Author John AvlonAuthor John Avlon

John Avlon, author of "Deadline Artists: Scandals, Tragedies and Triumphs" will take part in this year's Piccolo Spoleto Literary Festival. 


May 31, 2013

Opera: L’Enfant ProdigueOpera: L’Enfant Prodigue

Metropolitan Opera tenor Hugo Vera joins the Charleston Chamber Opera for their presentation of L'Enfant Prodigue as part of Piccolo Spoleto. 


May 30, 2013

Robert Taylor, Director of the Taylor Festival ChoirRobert Taylor, Director of the Taylor Festival Choir

Dr. Robert Taylor is the Director of Choral Activities at the College of Charleston and Founding Artistic Director and President of the Taylor Festival Choir.


May 30, 2013

Piccolo Spoleto highlights: Ellen MorylPiccolo Spoleto highlights: Ellen Moryl

Ellen Moryl, Artistic Director Emeritus and Founding Director of the Piccolo Spoleto Festival shares the highlights of this year's festival and the history behind its creation.


May 30, 2013

“Music in Time”: John Kennedy“Music in Time”: John Kennedy

Conductor and Director of Orchestral activities, John Kennedy talks about directing the orchestra and the Music in Time Series. 


May 30, 2013

“A World of Jewish Culture”: Ayala Asherov Kalus“A World of Jewish Culture”: Ayala Asherov Kalus

Part of Piccolo Spoleto's "World of Jewish Culture" series, the Jewish Coffee House at Saffron Bakery will feature famous Israeli songwriter and composer Ayala Asherov Kalus. 


May 29, 2013

Spoleto USA Jazz: Pianist Iiro RantalaSpoleto USA Jazz: Pianist Iiro Rantala

Finnish pianist Iiro Rantala performs his solo show in Simons Center Recital Hall, part of the Spoleto Festival USA Jazz Series.


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