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Pianist Pedja Muzijevic Finds Challenge, Rewards in the Music of Mozart

By Alfred Turner

Pedja Muzijevic.

At home performing the sonatas of both Joseph Haydn and John Cage, Pedja Muzijevic is a versatile musician. Pedja’s skills as a pianist and harpsichordist make him an important part of the Spoleto Festival USA Bank of America Chamber Music Series at Dock Street Theatre, which features works from the Renaissance to the twenty-first century over the course of eleven programs.

SC Lede: Governor Battle Royale, Part 2

By Gavin Jackson

Gavin Jackson (l) speaks with Seanna Adcox and Andy Shain (r) in the SC Public Radio studios

On this edition of South Carolina Lede, host Gavin Jackson speaks with The Post and Courier's Columbia Bureau Chief Andy Shain and Assistant Columbia Bureau Chief Seanna Adcox about the final round of Republican and Democratic gubernatorial primary debates.

U.S. Premiere of Donzietti Opera at Spoleto Sets 19th Century Drama in Facist Italy

By Jeanette Guinn

Lidiya Yankovskay

 

 

 

Lidiya Yankovskaya is the music director of Chicago's Opera Lyric Theater. At Spoleto Festival USA she is  conducting the U.S. premiere and Spoleto production of Donizetti's Pia de Tolomei. She talks with Jeanette Guinn about the opera, its production, and about learning her craft, as well as the joy she finds in opera.

Lowcountry Bridge Reopens Early

By Victoria Hansen

Traffic backed up on Coleman Boulevard in Mount Pleasant due to closed west bound lanes of Wando Bridge

A major artery connecting coastal communities to Charleston and beyond is back open, one week earlier than expected.  South Carolina Department of Transportation officials made the announcement late Thursday and reopened the west bound lanes of I-526 to traffic Saturday.  Fortunately, the weather permitted.

Tree of Codes Receives US Premiere at Spoleto Festival

By Alfred Turner

Spoleto Festival USA presents the US premiere of Liza Lim's Tree of Codes, based in part on Jonathan Safran Foer's book.

Among the featured operas of the 2018 Spoleto Festival is Tree of Codes, a 2015 work by Australian composer Liza Lim.  The opera received its US premiere on May 26th at Dock Street Theatre, and is being performed there through June 7th under the direction of Ong Keng Sen. Performing Tree of Codes is the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra, conducted by John Kennedy.

SC Democratic Gubernatorial Debate I Transcript, Video

By Jenna Schiferl

Democratic gubernatorial debate

Below is a transcript of the first Democratic gubernatorial debate with Phil Noble, Rep. James Smith (D-Columbia) and Marguerite Willis at Clemson University's Brooks Center for the Performing Arts on May 24, 2018. Charles Bierbauer moderated the debate and questioned the candidates along with South Carolina ETV's Gavin Jackson and The Post and Courier's Seanna Adcox. 

Opening Statements

SC Republican Gubernatorial Debate I Transcript, Video

By Jenna Schiferl

S.C. Republican gubernatorial candidates

Below is a transcript of the first Republican gubernatorial debate with Lt. Gov. Kevin Bryant, Gov. Henry McMaster, former Lt. Gov. Yancey McGill, Catherine Templeton and John Warren at Clemson University's Brooks Center for the Performing Arts on May 23, 2018. Charles Bierbauer moderated the debate and questioned the candidates along with South Carolina ETV's Gavin Jackson and The Post and Courier's Andy Shain. 

Opening Statements

SC Lede: Governor Battle Royale, Part 1

By Gavin Jackson

Gavin Jackson (l) speaks with Meg Kinnard and Jamie Lovegrove (r) in the SC Public Radio studios on Friday, May 25, 2018.

On this edition of South Carolina Lede, host Gavin Jackson is joined by Meg Kinnard, South Carolina reporter for The Associated Press, and Jamie Lovegrove, statehouse reporter for The Post and Courier, to discuss the first round of primary debates for Republican and Democratic candidates vying for the governor's seat.

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