SC Public Radio announces coverage plans for Spoleto Festival USA 2022

Sonatas & Soundscapes to broadcast live from Dock Street Theatre in Charleston, S.C.

South Carolina Public Radio (SC Public Radio) today announced coverage plans for Spoleto Festival USA 2022. Sonatas & Soundscapes, which airs weekdays at 11 a.m. on the network’s News & Music stations, will feature Spoleto content from May 27 through June 10. Additionally, SC Public Radio will broadcast recordings from this year’s Bank of America Chamber Music Series as well as offer on-demand audio of the performances on

Sonatas & Soundscapes will begin festival coverage May 27, broadcasting live from the Dock Street Theatre in downtown Charleston, S.C. until Friday, June 10. Recordings from the festival’s renowned Chamber Music series will also be featured starting on June 3. Hosted by SC Public Radio’s Bradley Fuller, Sonatas & Soundscapes will feature interviews with musicians and Geoff Nuttall, Artistic Director of the festival’s Chamber Music Series. 

South Carolinians looking to listen to Sonatas & Soundscapes can tune in to 89.3 FM HD1 in Charleston, 91.3 FM in Columbia and 90.1 FM in Greenville/Spartanburg. In addition, a livestream of SC Public Radio’s News & Music format broadcast can be accessed on or by downloading the SCETV app, which is available on all iOS and Android devices.

With over four decades of collaboration, SC Public Radio began covering Spoleto Festival USA in 1981. Now in its 49th year of broadcasting, SC Public Radio reaches more than 300,000 listeners each week. With eight transmitters located across the state, the network offers two formats – News/Talk and News/Music. For more on SC Public Radio, visit

For more on this year’s Spoleto Festival, visit


“Spoleto Festival USA is one of the world’s most renowned arts festivals, and we’re excited to celebrate SC Public Radio’s partnership with the festival. We hope our coverage of the 2022 season will allow many across our state and beyond the opportunity to enjoy the world-class talent that will be on display.” –SCETV and SC Public Radio President and CEO Anthony Padgett

“We are thrilled to once again partner with Spoleto Festival USA to bring the magic of the festival and the Bank of America Chamber Music Series to our audience. By highlighting these talented artists, both homegrown and from around the world, we continue our mission to champion the arts and make enlightening music and entertainment available to all.” –Director of SC Public Radio Sean Birch

“The SC Public Radio broadcasts of the Spoleto Festival USA Chamber Music Series is the next-best thing to being at the Dock Street Theatre in person for these phenomenal concerts. Through high-quality recordings of the works performed onstage and Artistic Director Geoff Nuttall’s lively commentary, we strive to share the artistry and camaraderie of this series showcasing “the music of friends” with as wide an audience as possible. Additionally, conversations with festival artists will give listeners a behind-the-scenes perspective on the Chamber Music Series, the new opera Omar, and a range of other Spoleto 2022 offerings. ” –Host of Sonatas & Soundscapes Bradley Fuller

FAST FACTS:                                               

  • SC Public Radio will cover Spoleto Festival USA 2022 on Sonatas & Soundscapes program May 27 through June 10
  • Broadcasting live from the historic Dock Street Theatre, Sonatas & Soundscapes will air recordings from the festival’s renowned Bank of America Chamber Music series, starting June 3 at 11 a.m.
  • In total, 11 chamber music performances will broadcast during Sonatas & Soundscapes and will be available to stream on-demand on
  • SC Public Radio began covering Spoleto Festival USA in 1981, meaning this year’s festival marks over four decades of collaboration
  • A livestream of SC Public Radio’s broadcast can be accessed on or by downloading the SCETV app, which is available on all iOS and Android devices

About South Carolina ETV and Public Radio
South Carolina ETV (SCETV) is the state's public educational broadcasting network. Using television, radio and diverse digital properties, SCETV's mission is to enrich lives by educating children, informing and connecting citizens, celebrating our culture and environment and instilling the joy of learning. In addition to airing local programs, such as Carolina Classrooms, Making It Grow, Palmetto Scene and This Week in South Carolina, SCETV also presents multiple programs to regional and national audiences, including By The River, Expeditions, Reconnecting Roots, Reel South, Somewhere South, Yoga in Practice and Live from Charleston Music Hall. In addition, SC Public Radio produces the national radio production, Chamber Music from Spoleto Festival USA.

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SC Public Radio announces coverage plans for Spoleto Festival USA 2022 (PDF)