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CONTENTS Welcome

Sponsors Welcome Staff About the Festival About the Poster Artist Map of Venues Daily Schedule of Events Support Ticket Information

Festival Traditions

Sunset Serenade Family Day at Marion Square Seed and Feed Marching Abominable Memorial Day Concert Children’s Programs at the Library Sand Sculpting Competition Allan Park Concert Neighborhood Park Pop-ups Nexton Concert/Brown Family Park Piccolo Spoleto Finale

Music

Early Music at the Huguenot Church Spotlight Concert Series A World of Jewish Culture Celtic Arts Series Other Musical Highlights L’Organo Recital Series Young Artists at College of Charleston Festival of Churches & Synagogues The Remington Concert Series Piccolo at Bishop Gadsden Youth Music Piccolo Rising Stars Jazz Piccolo Spoleto Jazz Cruises Piccolo Spoleto Blues Cruises

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Theatre & Dance Dance Events Theatre Events Stelle di Domani Piccolo Fringe

Literary, Heritage + Ideas Literary Events Sundown Poetry Series Piccolo Fiction Open

Visual Arts

City Gallery at Waterfront Park Visual Arts Events Outdoor Crafts Show Outdoor Art Exhibition

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All ticket prices include a $1 handling fee. Additional convenience fees may apply. Programs, artists, and venues are subject to change without notice. COLOPHON

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presenting sponsor

title sponsors

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benefactors with additional support from charleston police weed & seed and these individuals Paul & Cynthia Holzschuher The Nancy D. Hawk Family Mindy Seltzer & Bob Lovinger Herzman-Fishman Fund Mary & Jody Murdough Andrea Volpe Norma & John Palms

Maj. Gen. (ret) Arthur J. Rooney, Jr. & Helen H. Rooney Nancy Needle Mendelson Best Friend Endowment of CCF of SC The Harriet & Linda Ripinsky Fund of CCF of SC

Elizabeth C. Rivers Lewine Endowment of CCF of SC Valeria S. Myers & G. Clinton Myers Charitable Fund George & Barbara Smyth Mark Robin Heath Gordon E. Dehler Laura Villeponteaux

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Dear Friends: We are delighted to share with you the program for the 2015 Piccolo Spoleto Festival. In the succession of years since the inaugural Spoleto Festival USA in 1977 and the subsequent launch in 1979 of Piccolo Spoleto, the City of Charleston has remained unfalteringly committed to the Festivals’ founding vision. Today, these concurrent events draw tourists from around the world and serve locals with cultural experiences of the highest standard across every imaginable discipline. Annually presenting more than 500 performing, literary, and visual arts events, the 17-day Piccolo Spoleto Festival transforms Charleston into an exhilarating celebration of the cultural vitality and diversity of the South Carolina Lowcountry. As the official outreach arm of Spoleto Festival USA, Piccolo Spoleto strives to make the Spoleto Festival experience available to everyone in the community—artists and audiences alike—and equally to visitors to our great city. Nearly half of Piccolo Spoleto’s events are admission free and others are modestly priced. Over the course of the Festival, there are hundreds of opportunities to enjoy Piccolo Spoleto through events that are free to the public and that allow Festival attendees to gather in the spirit of community celebration. Taken together with the international scope of Spoleto Festival USA, Piccolo Spoleto truly transforms the City of Charleston into a vibrant showcase for the arts and culture, with the Festivals widely regarded as sitting prominently amidst the most exciting and enjoyable arts festivals in the world. We salute all of the artists who will participate in this year’s Piccolo Spoleto Festival, as well as the many artists and audiences who have contributed to the success of the Festival in the past. From the opening notes of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra’s Sunset Serenade concert to the family-friendly Piccolo Spoleto Finale at Hampton Park, we are certain you will be entertained, enchanted, and inspired by what the Festival has in store this year. We hope you will enjoy everything that Charleston and Piccolo Spoleto have to offer.

Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Mayor, City of Charleston

Scott Watson

Director, Office of Cultural Affairs


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Piccolo Spoleto is produced and directed by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs city of charleston Joseph P. Riley, Jr., Mayor charleston city council F. Gary White, Jr. District One Rodney Williams District Two James Lewis, Jr. District Three Robert M. Mitchell District Four Marvin D. Wagner District Five William Dudley Gregorie District Six Perry K. Waring District Seven Michael S. Seekings District Eight Aubry Alexander District Nine Dean C. Riegel District Ten William A. Moody, Jr. District Eleven Kathleen G. Wilson District Twelve cultural affairs staff Scott Watson Director of Cultural Affairs Mindy Manziano Associate Producer of Piccolo Spoleto Festival Harrison Chapman Farmers Market Manager Rachel Dewyngaert Finance Manager Romaine Marion-Heyward Piccolo Spoleto Advertising & Vendor Management

Anne Quattlebaum City Gallery at Waterfront Park Gordon Rooney Development Manager Francina Smalls-Joyner Volunteers & Visual Arts Ray Swagerty Production Manager adjunct staff Harry Rockower Box Office Manager Hannah Wathen Assistant Box Office Manager Rebecca Gosnell Logistics/Merchandise Louis Trucillo Webmaster box office staff Jake Barron Peggy Bohne Naomi Collins Randal Davis Debbie Davis Nancy Davis Lundy Davis Katherine Dickey Nakenya Fludd Dakota Flynn Sydney Gallimore Bev Gutmann Jenny Hunnicutt Delores Jackson Techina Jacques Ashley Jasper Savannah Jones Renee Kerr Michelle Long Nate Lyles Dianne Mayweather

Lisa McLean Marino Mugayar-Baldocchi Ashley Thompson Hamilton Vereen Jesse Walker Janie Warren Cat Willoughby festival interns Mary Adkins Bethany Blamphin Maggie Cresswell Larissa Crossley Alyx Eva Charlotte Ann Hope Veronica Jiao Jamie Kopacka Abby Mandel Megan McCorry Karly McCoy Melissa Pearce Catherine Reed Griffin Roberts Anna South


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The Piccolo Spoleto Festival annually presents a varied program that includes visual arts exhibitions, performances of classical music, jazz, dance, theater, and choral music, as well as cultural events and community celebrations, poetry readings, children’s activities, crafts shows, and film screenings. Piccolo Spoleto prioritizes accessibility for both artists and performers, presenting professional work of the highest standard, while ensuring that nearly half of Piccolo’s events are admissionfree, with the balance offered at affordable ticket prices. Piccolo Spoleto was launched in 1979 by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs, which continues to work closely with an engaged group of volunteers from the Charleston arts community. The working group of arts professionals who serve as volunteer program coordinators for the Festival now numbers nearly forty, with each specializing in a particular discipline, genre, or period. These arts professionals and scholars devote significant time, energy, and expertise to help curate and plan the various series and presentations that comprise the Piccolo Spoleto Festival. Their input and guidance is essential to framing this comprehensive multi-disciplinary arts festival program, which is produced and presented by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs. Applications for the 2016 Piccolo Spoleto Festival will be available online in the autumn at www.piccolospoleto.com. For more information, call the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs at (843) 724-7305 or email CulturalAffairs@charleston-sc.gov.

About Tug Mathisen, 2015 Piccolo Spoleto Poster Artist Artist tug mathisen is a native of Charleston and loves all things Charleston. His favorite subjects are local wrought ironwork, Charleston’s unique houses, and the salt marshes near the city and the sea islands. Tug has painted all of his life and continues to explore new techniques and painting methods. Etta is Tug’s Black Lab puppy.

“Jukebox Gate” Tug Mathisen 2015 Piccolo Spoleto Poster Artwork

Tug and his wife, Betty, are restoring a mid-century house on Coburg Creek West of the Ashley. His work can be found downtown at the Courtyard Art Gallery, 149½ East Bay Street.


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Piccolo Spoleto’s founding vision remains our compass, and these free events allow us to gather as a community to celebrate the arts together, enjoying distinctive public spaces and beautiful park settings that cast Charleston as a peerless stage. Fri., May 22 at 8:00pm Sunset Serenade Join us at the US Custom House for Piccolo Spoleto’s annual curtain raiser. This free, outdoor concert presents the Charleston Symphony Orchestra under the direction of CSO Music Director Ken Lam. The US Custom House provides a brilliant backdrop for the CSO as an exuberant evening of music fills the streets and launches this year’s Piccolo Spoleto Festival with a flourish. Maestro Lam’s program for the evening includes works by Rossini, Puccini, Tchaikovsky, and Gershwin. Arrive early and enjoy the festive atmosphere! A memorable prelude of precision and percussion by The Music Battery drumline will greet attendees on the East Bay side of the US Custom House at 6:00pm. venue US Custom House address Concord & East Bay Streets admission free

Sat., May 23, 10:00am-3:00pm Family Day at Marion Square Join the band! Our opening Saturday offers fun and free activities for everyone, with a special chance for our smaller Piccolo Spoleto fans to get into the act. Come show off your dance moves, discover your musical talent, and express your personal creativity as we prepare for the cacophonous arrival of the Seed and Feed Marching Abominable community band. Hands-on activities, performances, and family-friendly fare add to the exciting mix of Piccolo Spoleto attractions at Marion Square, including the Charleston Farmers Market and Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibition. This community kick-off features arts and crafts, activities, and free performances for children of all ages. venue Marion Square address King & Calhoun Streets admission free presented by bluecross blueshield of south carolina, weight watchers, and south carolina federal credit union

Seed and Feed Marching Abominable The Seed and Feed Marching Abominable, Atlanta’s wildest community band, has been thrilling audiences since 1974. This all-volunteer organization has electrified audiences with its trademark style of explosive sound and colorful street theater. Originally formed as part of a theater company, the band is well known for its fancifully costumed performers as well as its high-energy music. For more information visit: seedandfeed.org. In addition to their early afternoon performance at Family Day at Marion Square (see above), Piccolo Spoleto is proud to host two memorable performances at the US Custom House. Sat., May 23, 11:00pm until midnight Midnight Pajama March venue US Custom House address East Bay & Market Streets admission free

Sun., May 24, noon until 1:00pm Patriotic Concert venue US Custom House address East Bay & Market Streets admission free


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Mon., May 25, 3:00pm Memorial Day Concert coordinator Bill Perry This annual concert offers a popular program of rousing marches and Broadway show tunes, and concludes with a patriotic musical tribute to each of the Armed Forces of our great country. Features Charleston Community Band and Columbia Community Concert Band. venue Marion Square address King & Calhoun Streets admission free presented by maj. gen. (ret) arthur j. rooney, jr. & helen h. rooney

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS AT THE LIBRARY coordinators Jackie Peters and Pam Cadden Tues., May 26, 9:15am, 10:45am, and 12:15pm The Velveteen Rabbit In this wonderful rendition of The Velveteen Rabbit, the Charleston City Ballet delights youth audiences with their classic ballet performance. venue Charleston County Public Library address 68 Calhoun Street admission free Wed., May 27, 9:15am, 10:45am, and 12:15pm Little Red Riding Hood Come listen as the College of Charleston Opera perform their own musical version of Little Red Riding Hood. venue Charleston County Public Library address 68 Calhoun Street admission free

Thur., May 28, 9:15am, 10:45am, and 12:15pm Story Squad: Heroes of Literacy A high energy performance from Columbia, SC, Story Squad: Heroes of Literacy combines storytelling, singing, music, and the visual arts. venue Charleston County Public Library address 68 Calhoun Street admission free Tues., June 2, 9:15am, 10:45am, and 12:15pm Rumpelstiltskin SPROUTS Musical Theatre arrives with its touring musical performance of the classic golden tale, Rumpelstiltskin. venue Charleston County Public Library address 68 Calhoun Street admission free Wed., June 3, 9:15am, 10:45am, and 12:15pm Healing Force: The Rhythm of the Drum Traditional African instruments come to life in a performance that intertwines music and stories that will enlighten and encourage audiences. venue Charleston County Public Library address 68 Calhoun Street admission free Thur., June 4, 9:15am, 10:45am, and 12:15pm Chamber Music Charleston Classical Kids Concert Learn about the magic of wind instruments and listen to “Miss Rumphius” set to music of Johann Sebastian Bach. venue Charleston County Public Library address 68 Calhoun Street admission free


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Festival Traditions Thur., May 28, 5:00pm Jazz In The Park The City of Charleston Housing Authority and Residents Advisory presents a community festival and jazz concert. The concert will feature Charleston’s own, The First Class Band. venue Robert Mills Manor Courtyard address 20 Franklin Street admission free coordinator The Housing Authority of the City of Charleston and Residents Advisory Thurs., May 28 at 6:30pm Allan Park Concert coordinators Jane Drabkin, Jonathan Sanchez, Marshall Walker, and Michael Varnadore Join the neighbors of Hampton Park Terrace as they welcome you to Allan Park for a funfilled evening with Charleston’s own “high energy” reggae band, The Dubplates. Bring your own picnic or purchase food from local food trucks. You will love this top-notch performance that will have you singing, dancing, and joining in the fun before the evening is over! venue Allan Park address Ashley Ave., between Huger & Congress Streets admission free Piccolo Pop-ups: In the Parks and In Your Neighborhood In partnership with local neighborhood groups and the Charleston Parks Conservancy, Piccolo Spoleto will be popping up with special additional performances and arts events during the run of the Festival. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, or subscribe to our email notifications to stay up-to-date, or just follow the sound of people having a good time and unmistakable sound of laughter and applause. The City is the stage, and Piccolo looks forward to popping up in your part of town. Visit www.piccolospoleto.com for details.

Sat., May 30, 9:00am Adventure Out Zumba Culminating a month-long outdoor fitness campaign in Charleston’s beautiful parks, MUSC Wellness Center fitness instructors and City of Charleston Recreation Department staff will lead friends and neighbors in a spirited Zumba workout at Marion Square. Here’s your chance to get moving in the great outdoors amidst all of the fun and energy of the Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibition and the Charleston Farmers Market. venue Marion Square address King & Calhoun Streets admission free Sat., May 30, 9:00am-1:00pm Sand Sculpting Competition coordinator Chris Tindal Front Beach at Isle of Palms is transformed as artists take raw sand and water to create beautiful works of art. The Sand Sculpting Competition is celebrating its 27th anniversary in Piccolo Spoleto. Come out to participate in the fun, family-oriented celebration whether you’re a competitor or a spectator. Sand Sculpting Teams compete for prizes in six different categories. venue Front Beach at Isle of Palms address Ocean Boulevard, Isle of Palms admission free Sat., May 30, 11:00am Charleston Carifest Children’s Carnival coordinator Lorna Shelton-Beck Ahead of the annual Charleston Carifest (June 11 -14, 2015), Piccolo Spoleto is delighted to host a special Carifest Children’s Carnival. A youth parade proceeds from Ann Street, near the Charleston Visitor Center, sharing with spectators the costumes and routines created by area children as part of Carifest’s community workshops. The parade will make its way to Marion Square, where the children will perform additional dances, songs, and show off their talent. venue Marion Square, parade from Ann St. address King & Calhoun Streets admission free


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Festival Traditions Sat., May 30, 5:00pm Piccolo Spoleto at Nexton: Ben Miller Band An afternoon of exciting discoveries! Join us in one of the Lowcountry’s newest public spaces—Brown Family Park at Nexton—for a high energy, roots-fueled performance by the Ben Miller Band. Hailing from Joplin, Missouri, this gritty trio delivers an ampedup, distortion-rich sound that draws on blues, country, and folk music, featuring slide guitar, banjo, mandolin, and hard driving harmonica backed up by washtub bass, spoons, and washboard. Their knockout performances have caught the attention of music fans around the world, and following their Piccolo Spoleto debut at Nexton, the band will appear at the Wakarusa Festival before returning to Europe as the opener for ZZ Top’s summer tour. Advance booking required for this free, ticketed event. venue Brown Family Park at Nexton address Summerville, SC; follow directions for parking from Sigma Drive (Exit 199B on I-26) admission free, subject to availability and must be booked in advance online at www.piccolospoleto.com presented by mwv Sat., June 6, 5:00pm-10:00pm Piccolo Spoleto Finale Join the fun as Charleston converges on Hampton Park for another memorable Piccolo Spoleto Finale. Sure to be a delightful evening of friends, family, and neighbors grooving to a fantastic line-up of local and visiting musicians with an infectious vibe that spans many genres of music. From rock, R&B, jazz, blues, and classic oldies, come get your groove on and hit the dance floor. Family fun, food vendors, and the beautiful backdrop of Hampton Park make this night the ideal way to close out Piccolo Spoleto 2015. venue Hampton Park address 30 Mary Murray Boulevard admission free presented by roper st. francis, sce&g


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In historic churches and concert halls, in galleries and courtyards, Piccolo Spoleto features the heights of virtuosic musicianship alongside the joy of singing in unison. No matter your preferred style or genre, Charleston hits a high note as the Festival comes to life. EARLY MUSIC AT THE HUGUENOT CHURCH coordinator Steve Rosenberg Sat., May 23, 3:00pm The Italian Violin In Chatham Baroque’s first program, music of Tartini, Marini, and Bertali reveal the baroque violin’s reputation as a fiery virtuosic instrument. venue Huguenot Church address 136 Church Street admission $21 Mon., May 25, 3:00pm Variations on Vivaldi Antonio Vivaldi’s famous variations on La Follia form the basis of this program by fellow Italians Arcangelo Corelli, Nicola Matteis, and Dario Castello, with Chatham Baroque violinist Adriane Post and harpsichordist Elliot Figg. venue Huguenot Church address 136 Church Street admission $21 Tues., May 26, 3:00pm The German Giants Experience some of the most intimate works for the violin, viola da gamba, and theorbo as Chatham Baroque delights with music by Bach and Telemann. venue Huguenot Church address 136 Church Street admission $21

Wed., May 27, 3:00pm Cantatas and Dances from Baroque Spain and Italy Chatham Baroque offers cantatas for voices, violins, and basso continuo. The program will highlight the work of Juan Francés Iribarren and Alessandro Scarlatti with spicy instrumental dances by Santiago de Murcia and Gaspar Sanz. Margaret Kelly-Cook, soprano, and Richard Bordas, countertenor. venue Huguenot Church address 136 Church Street admission $21 Thu., May 28, 3:00pm Versailles to the Streets of London Elegant suites for the aging French monarch’s court in Versailles contrast with colorful and quirky trio sonatas from the streets of London. Hosted by St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, this concert features Chatham Baroque violinist Adriane Post and harpsichordist Elliot Figg performing music by Purcell, Couperin, and Rebel. venue St. Philip’s Episcopal Church address 142 Church Street admission $21 Fri., May 29, 3:00pm The Fantastic Four Chatham Baroque will feature music by Bach, Buxtehude, Biber, and Bartali. Each of the composers in this program were proponents of stylus phantasticus, an improvisational and virtuosic style of organ toccatas and fantasias. Revel in these beloved and less well known masterpieces by J.S. Bach and his German and Austrian predecessors Schmelzer, Biber, and Bartali. venue Huguenot Church address 136 Church Street admission $21


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Early Music at the Huguenot Church Sun., May 31, 3:00pm A Renaissance Feast with The Charleston Pro Musica and Madrigal Singers Come join The Charleston Pro Musica and Madrigal Singers for a panorama of great dance tunes and songs from the Renaissance in England and France during the 16th and 17th centuries. venue Huguenot Church address 136 Church Street admission $21 Mon., June 1, 3:00pm Bach Cello Suites 1-3 Cello virtuoso Natalia Khoma will perform Bach’s Suites 1-3 in the incredible acoustics of the Huguenot Church. Come hear these classic works played by a talented artist in an amazing setting. venue Huguenot Church address 136 Church Street admission $21 Tues., June 2, 3:00pm Vivaldi-Piazzola - The Seasons, Spring & Summer Violinist Yuriy Bekker along with a chamber orchestra will combine selections from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with Piazzola’s Seasons of Buenos Aires, which were inspired by Vivaldi. Baroque meets Tango in this program of two spring concertos and two summer concertos. Autumn and Winter will be performed on Thursday, June 4. venue Huguenot Church address 136 Church Street admission $21

Wed., June 3, 3:00pm The Virtuoso Guitar – A Guitar Lovers Delight - Bach & Friends Guitar Virtuoso Marco Sartor returns by popular demand to take us on a tour of the brilliant guitar works of Dowland, J.S. Bach, Fernando Sor, and others. This promises to be a memorable concert. venue Huguenot Church address 136 Church Street admission $21 Thurs., June 4, 3:00pm Vivaldi-Piazzola - The Seasons, Autumn and Winter Back by popular demand, Baroque meets the Tango with Yuriy Bekker & Friends. Complementing the ensembles’ Tuesday, June 2 performance of Spring and Summer, the remaining two immortal seasons of Vivaldi are combined with Piazzola’s Seasons of Buenos Aires. This promises to be one of the most popular and innovative programs of the Early Music concert series at the Huguenot Church. venue Huguenot Church address 136 Church Street admission $21 Friday., June 5, 3:00pm Bach Cello Suites 4-6 Cello virtuoso Natalia Khoma plays Bach’s Suites 4-6 in the superb acoustics and ambiance of the Huguenot Church. Natalia Khoma’s virtuosity and musicianship will take these works to new heights. The legendary Huguenot Church will vibrate with the glorious music of J.S. Bach. venue Huguenot Church address 136 Church Street admission $21


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SPOTLIGHT CONCERT SERIES artistic director emeritus Ellen Dressler-Moryl music director Yuriy Bekker coordinating committee Lee Kohlenberg and Yiorgos Vassilandonakis presented by Herzman-Fishman Fund Sat., May 23, 6:00pm Rivertree Singers Founded in 2010, Rivertree Singers is a choral ensemble of young professionals from Greenville, SC. The singers are alumni of collegiate choral organizations at Converse College, Erskine College, Presbyterian College, Winthrop University, Bob Jones University, Furman University, and the University of South Carolina. Rivertree Singers is known for expressive performances of choral music from the fifteenth to twentyfirst centuries and spirited renditions of spirituals and folk songs. venue St. Philip’s Episcopal Church address 142 Church Street admission $16 adults, $11 senior & student Sun., May 24, 6:00pm Khoma–Vynnytsky Duo Natalia Khoma–Volodymyr Vynnytsky Duo is the unique team of two virtuoso soloists who both studied at the prestigious Moscow Conservatory, and are similarly international competition winners. They have also appeared individually and as a cello/piano duo with major orchestras and premier chamber music series throughout the world. venue City Gallery at Waterfront Park address 34 Prioleau Street admission $16 adults, $11 senior & student

Mon., May 25, 4:00pm Nancy D. Hawk Memorial Day Concert at Mepkin Abbey One of the Spotlight Concert Series’ annual highlights is the Mepkin Abbey Nancy D. Hawk Memorial Day Concert presented in the beautiful Abbey church. This year’s program presents The Ensemble of St. Clare performing Vocalise by Sergei Rachmaninoff and J.S. Bach’s Cantata 51 for soprano, solo trumpet, strings, and continuo. The second half of the concert features Gabriel Faure’s Requiem performed by the Taylor Festival Choir accompanied by The Ensemble of St. Clare. venue Mepkin Abbey address 1098 Mepkin Abbey Rd. Moncks Corner, SC admission $36, includes reception following concert Tues., May 26, 6:00pm Missouri State University Chorale The Missouri State University Chorale is the flagship touring choir of MSU’s Department of Music. This select choir of approximately 48 voices performs regularly at conferences of the American Choral Directors Association and the National Association for Music Education. They present an a capella concert entitled Light of a Clear Blue Morning in the resonant acoustics of The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. The concert features music by Purcell and folk songs and spirituals arranged by Craig Johnson and Alice Parker. venue Cathedral of St. John the Baptist address 120 Broad Street admission $16 adults, $11 senior & student


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Spotlight Concert Series Thurs., May 28, 6:00pm Michael Samis & Amy Dorfman Acclaimed cellist Michael Samis and renowned Blair pianist Amy Dorfman explore music of composers who had a voice in human rights. The duo will perform sonatas by Dame Ethel Smyth, who spent time in prison because of her work in the women’s suffrage movement, Béla Bartók, who brought music of the under-respected Hungarian peasant class to recognition, and Ludwig van Beethoven, who advocated for human equality. venue City Gallery at Waterfront Park address 34 Prioleau Street admission $16 adults, $11 senior & student Fri., May 29, 6:00pm Revien Revien is a contemporary chamber ensemble consisting of three members of the acclaimed Georgia Guitar Quartet, with Phil Snyder on cello, and Kyle Dawkins and Brian Smith on guitars and electronics. Based in Athens, GA, Revien returns to Piccolo Spoleto with a dynamic musical program that embraces classical repertoire while equally drawing from the energy of rock and pop music. venue City Gallery at Waterfront Park address 34 Prioleau Street admission $16 adults, $11 senior & student Sat., May 30, 6:00pm Music in the Barns Chamber Ensemble Music in the Barns draws upon a rotating core of eight leading musicians from across Canada and the US. Their Piccolo Spoleto premiere performance features artistic director and violist Carol Gimbel and New York City’s premiere collaborative pianist, Cullan Bryant performing works by Philip Glass, Paul Hindemith, Benjamin Britten, and Max Brunch. venue City Gallery at Waterfront Park address 34 Prioleau Street admission $16 adults, $11 senior & student

Sat., May 30, 9:00pm Charleston Renaissance Ensemble The Charleston Renaissance Ensemble has been delighting area audiences with the sounds of early a cappella vocal music for nearly four decades. Performing in period costumes in the resonant Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, the group will feature vocal gems from the late Middle Ages through the High Renaissance including Palestrina, Gabrielli, Monteverdi, Byrd, and Tallis. venue Cathedral of St. John the Baptist address 120 Broad Street admission $16 adults, $11 senior & student Mon., June 1, 6:00pm Chamber Music Charleston The acclaimed musicians of Chamber Music Charleston, Frances Hsieh and Jenny Weiss, violins; Tim O’Malley, cello; Regina Helcher Yost, flute; Janice Crews, oboe; Charles Messersmith, clarinet; Sandra Nikolajevs, bassoon; Debra Sherrill Ward, horn, are joined by guest organist Murray Somerville for a program of music for winds, strings, and chamber organ. Works to be performed include Handel’s Sonata IV in G Major, Dvorak’s Bagatelles, Op. 57 and Gershwin’s American in Paris. venue City Gallery at Waterfront Park address 34 Prioleau Street admission $16 adults, $11 senior & student


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Spotlight Concert Series Tues., June 2, 6:00pm Vive La France A program of French Classics, Vive La France features Charleston musicians flutist Regina Helcher Yost, violist Ben Weiss, and harpist Vonda Darr. All three musicians have performed with various symphony orchestras around the country. The group will present works by Dubois, Bizet, Lowry, Ibert, SaintSaÍns, and Debussy and the wonderful setting of the City Gallery will be sure to enhance this inspired performance. venue City Gallery at Waterfront Park address 34 Prioleau Street admission $16 adults, $11 senior & student Thurs., June 4, 6:00pm Michael Haldeman Dr. Michael Haldeman presents the marimba works of John Thrower. Dr. Haldeman is currently the principal percussionist with the North Charleston Pops!, and regularly performs with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. This performance will include works for the marimba along with featured guests soprano Katherine Clarkson, percussionist Dr. Andrew Dancy, and musicians of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. venue City Gallery at Waterfront Park address 34 Prioleau Street admission $16 adults, $11 senior & student Fri., June 5, 6:00pm Moscow Nights Award-winning musical ambassadors from Russia, Moscow Nights, is an exciting, versatile ensemble of world-recognized musicians. Now based in North Carolina, the ensemble performs Russian folk music featuring balalaika, vocals, bayan (accordion), and percussion. With colorful costumes and a passion for the songs of Mother Russia, the group’s performance also includes lively interaction with the audience making for a highly memorable evening. venue City Gallery at Waterfront Park address 34 Prioleau Street admission $16 adults, $11 senior & student


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A WORLD OF JEWISH CULTURE sponsored by Herzman-Fishman Fund coordinators Enid Idelsohn, Martin Perlmutter, and Mark N. Swick

Saffron’s Jewish Coffeehouse Sat., May 30, Sun., May 31 at 9:00pm A showcase of local Jewish singer/ songwriters, the Coffeehouse will be headlined by Dara Rosenblatt, who will offer a collection of Yiddish, Jewish and traditional music. The coffeehouse will also feature original songs from recent Ashley Hall graduate, Samantha Kirshtein (5/30), and Charleston local, Samantha Perlmutter (5/31). venue Saffron Café address 333 East Bay Street admission $8, beer, wine and dessert available for purchase presented by mindy seltzer & bob lovinger

Feature Film Series Sun., May 31, 10:00am My German Friend - Argentina (2012) A German-Jewish girl and the son of an exiled Nazi colonel form an enduring bond in Argentina in this epic love story that distills 30 years of personal and political postwar history. As the children of affluent German emigrants, Sulamit Löwenstein (Celeste Cid) and Friedrich Burg (Max Riemelt) first meet as next door neighbors and become instant friends. After their separation the two reunite for a brief romance only to discover Friedrich’s commitment to political activism leaves no room for love. When he returns to Argentina to join an anti-government guerilla movement and disappears without a trace, Sulamit embarks on a search to find him. venue Arnold Hall, Sylvia Vlosky Yaschik Jewish Studies Center at College of Charleston address 96 Wentworth Street admission $6

Mon., June 1, 6:00pm Aftermath - Poland (2012) Franek and Jozek Kalina, sons of a poor farmer, are brothers from a small village in central Poland. Franek immigrated to the United States in the 80s, and cut all ties with his family. Only when Jozek’s wife arrives in the US, without explanation, does Franek finally return to his homeland. Franek discovers that Jozek has been ostracized from the community, and constantly receives various threats. As Franek and Jozek struggle to rebuild their relationship, they are drawn into a gothic tale of intrigue. The two brothers eventually uncover a dark secret that forces them to confront the history of their family and their hometown. venue Arnold Hall, Sylvia Vlosky Yaschik Jewish Studies Center at College of Charleston address 96 Wentworth Street admission $6 Tues., June 2, 6:00pm The Truce - Italy (1997) This film is based upon Italian writer Primo Levi’s The Reawakening, an autobiographical account of his liberation from the camps and the long odyssey of his homecoming. During World War II, Levi, an Italian-Jewish chemist, joined the Italian resistance, resulting in his arrest and deportation to Auschwitz. In the film, Levi (John Turturro) slowly rediscovers friendship, love, and his own body as he travels with a rag tag collection of survivors. The complex yet sparse narrative uses Levi’s experiences and observations as a prism for all prisoners who are baffled by their own survival. venue Arnold Hall, Sylvia Vlosky Yaschik Jewish Studies Center at College of Charleston address 96 Wentworth Street admission $6


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A World of Jewish Culture Musical Performances Sun., May 31, 1:00pm The Jewish Choral Society presents Jewish Music Around the World The Jewish Choral Society of Charleston under the direction of Madeline List Hershenson is proud to be celebrating its sixteenth season. The ensemble’s repertoire ranges with music from Russia, the US, Israel, Spain, Babylon, Italy, Eastern Europe, the Caribbean, France, and Germany. Selections include pieces sung with the Charleston Children’s Chorus under the direction of Charles Benesh. The Children’s Chorus will also perform additional selections. venue Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim address 90 Hasell Street admission $6 Sun., May 31, 3:00pm Cantor Magda Fishman A graduate of the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, Cantor Magda Fishman makes her Piccolo Spoleto debut with a unique blend of traditional and contemporary styles. Her repertoire includes Israeli songs, jazz, liturgical masterpieces, musical theater, and her own compositions. She has performed extensively in Israel, Europe, the US, and Canada and is the recipient of the prestigious America-Israel Cultural Foundation scholarship. venue Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim address 90 Hasell Street admission $10

Sun., May 31, 6:00pm Classical Colleagues Enjoy an evening with College of Charleston professors and celebrated musicians–violinist Yuriy Bekker, pianist Ran Dank, and cellist Natalia Khoma–as they play chamber music together for the first time. Selections include music from 5 Études de Jazz by Erwin Schulhoff, Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor by Mendelssohn, and Café Music by Schoenfield. venue Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim address 90 Hasell Street admission $10


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CELTIC ARTS SERIES coordinator Rob Taylor Fri., May 29, Sat., May 30 at 7:00pm,Mon., June 1 at 6:00pm Na Fidleiri Charleston’s renowned Na Fidleiri will entertain and inspire with its unique brand of Celtic fiddling. This year’s performance will include traditional Celtic tunes arranged by founding director Mary Taylor and famed Scottish fiddler Bonnie Rideout, as well as original tunes by Irish fiddling legend Liz Carroll. Na Fidleiri has been featured on national radio, regional television, and festivals throughout the Southeast. venue Circular Congregational Church address 150 Meeting Street admission $16 Wed., June 3, Thurs., June 4 at 7:00pm Cillian Vallely and Ryan McGyver Cillian Vallely is one of the world’s foremost performers on the Irish uillean pipes, as well as the Irish low whistle and tin whistle. Best known for his work with Irish traditional super-band Lunasa, Vallely has performed on more than 40 albums, and has performed worldwide on tours as diverse as Riverdance and the Celtic Jazz Collective. Cillian is joined by New York State guitarist and singer Ryan McGyver, an artist who is known on both sides of the Atlantic for his unique, open string style of guitar. venue Circular Congregational Church address 150 Meeting Street admission $16

Sat., June 6 at 3:00pm Taylor Festival Choir The internationally renowned Taylor Festival Choir, founded and led by Dr. Robert Taylor, will present a concert of the choral music of the Baltic Nations. Featured repertoire will include Arvo Pärt’s setting of the Magnifcat, Veljo Tormis’ dramatic renunciation of war, Curse Upon Iron, and many others. The program will close with the patriotic songs from these singing cultures, traditionally sung by tens of thousands at their famous Folk Song and Dance National Festivals. The Taylor Festival Choir is the professional choir-in-residence at the College of Charleston. venue St. Philip’s Episcopal Church address 142 Church Street admission $16


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OTHER MUSICAL HIGHLIGHTS Sat., May 23, 9:30am (Beginner Lesson), 10:00am-12:00pm & 1:00pm-3:00pm Sacred Harp Singing Join traditional singers from around the South for an old-time all-day singing event from The Sacred Harp. One of the longest lived musical traditions in America, ‘shapenote’ singing features unaccompanied voices, strong rhythms, powerful poetry, and starkly beautiful harmonies. venue Gage Hall address 4 Archdale Street admission free May 23, 27, 30, June 3 & 6 at 2:00pm The Sound of Charleston Experience the sounds that define Charleston’s musical heritage –gospel, Gershwin, Civil War, jazz and light classics—all coming to life in a live 75 minute concerts. Artists include Ann Caldwell, Ghadi Shayban, D’Jaris Whipper-Lewis, Carl Bright, Bart Saylor, Tiffany Rice, John Tecklenburg, Lonnie Hamilton and others. Artists for each show can be viewed at www. soundofcharleston.com. venue Circular Congregational Church address 150 Meeting Street admission $28 adults, $26 seniors, $16 students; free for children 12 and under Sat., May 23, 6:00pm Shanelle Woods & Laquavia Alston According to Greek philosophy, the interaction between the four root elements– earth, air, fire, and water–is influenced by the relationship between the life energies of love and strife. In their return to Piccolo Spoleto, mezzo sopranos Laquavia Alston and Shanelle Woods explore this dynamic relationship in an intimate recital entitled, To Be Sung Upon the Water… Love and Other Elements, featuring the works of Argento, Rorem, and H. Leslie Adams. Paul Thomas, accompanist. venue City Gallery at Waterfront Park address 34 Prioleau Street admission $16 adults, $11 seniors and students presented by mary & jody murdough

Sun., May 24, 3:00pm The Charlestones Charleston’s premiere male vocal quartet performs an eclectic program of a cappella music from the genres of barbershop, musical theater, African American spirituals, and pop. Let the Charlestones serenade you as they sing everything from West Side Story’s Maria to the spiritual Steal Away; from The Lion King’s Can You Feel the Love Tonight to Jason Mraz’s I’m Yours.  venue St. John’s Lutheran Church address 5 Clifford Street admission $15 May 24 at 6:00pm; May 30 and June 5 at 8:00pm Choraliers Music Club of Charleston The Choraliers Music Club of Charleston will present will present a one-hour GullahGeechee explosion performance of Gullah Folklore, unarranged and arranged Spirituals, gospel, blues, and excerpts from Gershwin’s opera Porgy and Bess. venue Emanuel AME Church (Lower Church) address 110 Calhoun Street admission $15 adults, $12 seniors and students; children under 6 free May 24, 25, 26 at 8:00pm Camp Meeting The Mount Zion Spiritual Singers present Camp Meeting, a true depiction of an old fashioned prayer meeting/experience service. This style of service can still be heard in many churches/meeting houses in the rural areas and in some black churches on the Charleston peninsula. The Singers, dressed in 1930s and 1940s attire, sing the songs in Gullah. venue Mt. Zion AME Church address 5 Glebe Street admission $15


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Other Musical Highlights Mon., May 25, noon Charleston Men’s Chorus This 70-member, all-male chorus, currently is in its 21st year, will present a somber and celebratory tribute to our veterans and current members of our Armed Forces at its popular Memorial Day concert. This annual event will feature service anthems, patriotic songs, and other inspiring works. Charleston Men’s Chorus is a non-profit organization devoted to entertaining the tri-county area with its striking harmonies. The group is under the direction of Richard Bordas, accompanied by Pamela Nelson on piano. venue St. Philip’s Episcopal Church address 142 Church Street admission $20 Thurs., May 28, 7:30pm Grass in the Hall The Charleston Music Hall and Awendaw Green present Grass in the Hall, the first night of the Piccolo Spoleto Bluegrass Series. Included in the opening night’s lineup are Charleston’s best pickin’ bluegrass bands: Cane Creek String Band, Dallas Baker & Friends, and The Bluestone Ramblers. Nothing could be finer than hearing the “Sounds of the South” in one of the best listening rooms in the city. Doors Open at 6:30pm. For more information, visit www. charlestonmusichall.com. venue Charleston Music Hall address 37 John Street admission $25 orchestra, $20 gallery, $15 students

Thur., May 28, 7:30pm Piccolo Comes to Kiawah Piccolo returns to Kiawah for a double-bill not to be missed! The program will feature The In-Between, whose repertoire sits both in and in between the classical and jazz genres, and contemporary violinist Daniel D., whose music crosses many genres from hip-hop and jazz, to R&B and inspirational. Come enjoy some of the Lowcountry’s most gifted musical talents in an intimate, cabaret setting at Kiawah. venue Turtle Point Clubhouse address 1 Turtle Point Lane, Kiawah Island admission $10 Sat., May 30, 5:00pm CSO Gospel Choir The CSO Gospel Choir is pleased to present its 2015 Piccolo Spoleto debut of 40 Acres and a Mule: An Epic Chronicling of African-American Land Preservation. 40 Acres demystifies through music the myth of emancipated African-Americans who continued to toil and survive as sharecroppers on nearby land where they were once enslaved. venue Citadel Square Baptist Church address 328 Meeting Street admission $21 adults, $11 students Thur., June 4, 7:30pm Grass in the Hall The Charleston Music Hall and Awendaw Green present Grass in the Hall, the second and closing night of the Piccolo Spoleto Bluegrass Series. Performances include three of the region’s best bluegrass bands: Red Cedar Review, The Lowhills, and The SC Broadcasters. Nothing could be finer than hearing the “Sounds of the South” in one of the best listening rooms in the city. Doors Open at 6:30pm. For more information, visit www.charlestonmusichall.com. venue Charleston Music Hall address 37 John Street admission $25 orchestra, $20 gallery, $15 students


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Other Musical Highlights Sat., June 6, 3:00pm UNED!TED Community Sing Back by popular demand, Charleston’s favorite musical polyglot, Laura Ball, helps close out the 2015 Festival with a community sing featuring an amazing group of local talents. Having led an SRO house of hundreds in a Pete Seeger sing-along last year, Laura and her musical collaborators return to Piccolo Spoleto with a songbook of American classics and little-known treasures that is sure to get you to sign out alongside your family, friends, and neighbors in a memorable afternoon of music and fun. venue Charleston Museum Courtyard address 360 Meeting Street admission $10 Sat., June 6, 5:00pm CSO Spiritual Ensemble The CSO Spiritual Ensemble presents The Music Legacy of Robert Nathaniel Dett: A North American Treasure. This choral performance will chronicle the musical legacies of Robert Nathaniel Dett through a performance of Dett’s Chariot Jubilee. Known for his intricate choral arrangements, Dett’s Ordering of Moses Oratorio and Chariot Jubilee are noted around the world. A giant in the black classical world, Dett gained attention during his tenure at historic Hampton University in Hampton, VA.  venue Citadel Square Baptist Church address 328 Meeting Street admission $21 adults, $11 students


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L’ORGANO RECITAL SERIES coordinator Robert Gant sponsored by Paul & Cynthia Holzschuher coordinating committee Jack Cleghorn, Julia Harlow, Nancy Lefter, Jason Pedeaux, and Daniel Sansone Sun., May 24, 8:00pm Michael David Ging A Charleston native, Mr. Ging is Organistin-Residence at New Hope Lutheran Church in Missouri City, TX, and he is also pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Houston. His program will include German works by Bach, Reger, and Töpfer and French Romantic compositions by Vierne, Lanlgais, Messiaen, Alain, and Duruflé. venue Cathedral of St. John the Baptist address 120 Broad Street admission free, offerings accepted Mon., May 25, 10:00am Joby Bell Dr. Bell is an Associate Professor of Organ and Church Music at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. His program reflects his piano background with a transcription of Brahms’ Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, A. Herbert Brewer’s March Heroique, and Pageant by Leo Sowerby. venue Grace Episcopal Church address 98 Wentworth Street admission free, offerings accepted

Tue., May 26, 10:00am Patrick Pope Dr. Pope is the Organist and Director of Music at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter in Charlotte, NC, and University Organist at Queens University. His recital performance includes engagements at Harvard’s BuschReisinger Museum and Trinity Church, Copley Square in Boston. His recital will include works by Langlais and Vierne. venue Bethel United Methodist Church address 57 Pitt Street admission free, offerings accepted Wed., May 27, 10:00am Colin Lynch An established performer, Mr. Lynch has played recitals throughout the Western world, and recently in Havana, Cuba. He was a featured organist at the 2014 National Convention in Boston at Trinity Church, Copley Square, where he serves as Associate Director and Organist. His program will include selections by Widor, Alain, Franck, Guy Bovet, and Vierne. venue Cathedral of St. John the Baptist address 120 Broad Street admission free, offerings accepted Thurs., May 28, 10:00am Kristina Shtegman A Russian native, Ms. Shtegman comes to Charleston from Uppsala, Sweden. She was born in St. Petersburg where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the State Conservatory. Her current project, Friddjavouhta-Freedom, has taken her to Lapland and the indigenous Sami culture. She will perform works of Bach, Dupré, and her own compositions. venue Grace Episcopal Church address 98 Wentworth Street admission free, offerings accepted


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L’Organo Recital Series Fri., May 29, 10:00am Julia Harlow with Jack Cleghorn, Harpsichord and Esther Senft, Violin This varied program will present 18th and 19th century works on the restored 1845 Erben organ. Dr. Harlow is a Charleston resident, and is involved with many facets of the music community. She is an adjunct faculty member at the College of Charleston, a harpsichordist, and church and synagogue musician. venue Huguenot Church address 136 Church Street admission free, offerings accepted Sun., May 31, 7:30pm Stephen Distad, Organ and Justin Longham, Trumpet After many years of anticipation, the new organ at The Citadel’s Summerall Chapel will be dedicated at this Festival occasion. It will be preceded by a bagpipe prelude and followed by a carillon postlude. Mr. Distad is Music Associate and Organist at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church in Houston, TX, and Mr. Longham is a graduate student at the University of Houston. venue Summerall Chapel at The Citadel address 171 Moultrie Court, on the quadrangle admission free, offerings accepted Mon. June 1, 10:00am Brad Hughley A program of works by J.S. Bach, plus transcriptions by Bach of works by other composers, is ideally suited to the mechanical-action Kney organ. Mr. Hughley is Associate Organist at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Indianapolis, IN. He is a graduate of Westminster Choir College, Brandeis University, and Emory University. venue Cathedral of St. Luke & St. Paul address 126 Coming Street admission free, offerings accepted

Tue., June 2, 10:00am Patrick Kreeger Works of Bach, Franck, and Reger are featured on this program. Kreeger is a recent graduate of Yale, and also holds an undergraduate degree from the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia. He made his Carnegie Hall debut at age 17, and is already an established recitalist in the US and Europe. venue St. Michael’s Church address 71 Broad Street admission free, offerings accepted Wed., June 3, 10:00am Thomas Russell A native of Greenville, SC, Mr. Russell is Organist and Music Associate at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Nashville, TN. He attended the University of South Carolina, and he holds a Master of Music degree from Yale. His program includes works of Bach, Sweelinck, Franck, Hancock, and Dupré. venue Grace Episcopal Church address 98 Wentworth Street admission free, offerings accepted Thurs., June 4, 10:00am Nicholas Quardokus As an undergraduate at Indiana University, Mr. Quardokus has distinguished himself as a recitalist and competition winner. He was the Region V AGO winner of the first prize, and he also performed a ‘Rising Star’ recital at the 2014 AGO National Convention in Boston. His program features works of the Guillou Toccata and the Sowerby Pageant. venue St. Michael’s Church address 71 Broad Street admission free, offerings accepted Fri., June 5, 10:00am Raymond Hawkins As a high school student at UNC School of the Arts, Hawkins is a ‘Rising Star’ whose experience includes a performance with the Winston-Salem Symphony. He is primary organist at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church. His program features works by Bach, Mendelssohn, and Vierne. venue Cathedral of St. John the Baptist address 120 Broad Street admission free, offerings accepted


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YOUNG ARTISTS AT THE COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON coordinators Kathryn Norton and David Templeton Sat., May 23, noon College of Charleston Concert Choir Under the direction of Dr. Robert Taylor, this award-winning choir has been featured in juried performances at several national conferences and has toured the Southeast. They regularly perform with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and are known for their rich, warm choral tone, dynamic programming of standard repertoire, and new contemporary choral works. venue Cathedral of St. Luke & St. Paul address 126 Coming Street admission $11 Mon., May 25, noon Go For Baroque The music of J.S. Bach and Handel, featured in compositions for piano, chamber music and voice. Featured literature will include Bach’s Suite for Cello No. 2 in D minor, Prelude & Fugue in C minor from Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier and operatic arias from various Handel operas. venue CofC Simons Center Recital Hall address 54 St. Philip Street admission $11 Tue., May 26, noon Beethoven to Brahms Beethoven’s chamber music is prominently featured in this concert, as award winning young artists bring to life his Trio in E-flat for violin, cello, and piano and his Sonata quasi una Fantasia for piano. Lieder of Brahms, Schubert & Schumann will be interpreted as well. venue CofC Simons Center Recital Hall address 54 St. Philip Street admission $11

Wed., May 27, noon From Russia With Love Music of the Russian masters will be on display in this all instrumental concert. Featured will be Shostakovich’s Sonata in D minor for cello, Prokofiev’s Sonata No. 6 for piano, and Rachmaninoff’s Trio Elegiaque in G minor for violin, cello, and piano. venue CofC Simons Center Recital Hall address 54 St. Philip Street admission $11 Thu., May 28, noon Music for the 20th Century Award-winning young artists in a program featuring the music of Bartók, Copland, Ginastera, Duke, Bolcom, and others. Selections will include Bartók’s Eight Duos for Violins, piano and caberet songs by Bolcom, Ginastera’s Suite de Danzas Criollas, and selections from Copland’s Old American Songs. venue CofC Simons Center Recital Hall address 54 St. Philip Street admission $11 Fri., May 29, noon Early Romantics From the charm of Chopin’s piano to the passion of Schubert’s and Schumann’s lieder, this concert will bring out the romantic in you. This concert will also include Faure’s music both for cello and for voice. Hear the intricacies of these masters through the articulation of award-winning performers. venue CofC Simons Center Recital Hall address 54 St. Philip Street admission $11 Sat., May 30, noon Late Romantics The music of Brahms, Liszt, Strauss, and others are featured in this dynamic concert. Highlights include Brahms’ Piano Trio in B major, Op. 8 for violin, cello & piano, Liszt’s Transcendenta Etude No. 4 (Mazeppa), and the passionate lieder of Liszt and Strauss. venue CofC Simons Center Recital Hall address 54 St. Philip Street admission $11


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Young Artists at the College of Charleston Mon., June 1, noon Mostly Mozart The College of Charleston’s regionally and nationally recognized students will perform some of Mozart’s most recognizable operatic arias along with piano sonatas of Mozart and Beethoven. Featured opera’s will include Le Nozze di Figaro and Così fan tutte. Mozart’s Sonata in D major K.576 and Beethoven’s Sonata No. 31 Op. 110 in A-flat major are included as well. This concert presents musical selections that are sure to please and delight the audience. venue CofC Simons Center Recital Hall address 54 St. Philip Street admission $11 Tue., June 2, noon Schubertiade - Romance for 19th Century Art Songs Revisit the art of poetry in music, complete with translations of the poetry projected above the stage, and discover the intimacy of the melding of text with the beautiful melodies of Schubert, Schumann, Faure, Brahms and others. venue CofC Simons Center Recital Hall address 54 St. Philip Street admission $11 Wed., June 3, noon Masterpieces & Miniatures Featuring the music of Liszt, Beethoven, Debussy, and others, this concert of piano and vocal music has a full range of styles for every taste. Liszt’s Sonata in B minor and Beethoven’s Sonata No. 32, Op. 111 will be featured. Miniatures in the form of French chansons of Debussy and others will round out an exciting hour of music. venue CofC Simons Center Recital Hall address 54 St. Philip Street admission $11

Thu., June 4, noon Young Artist String Competition Winners This concert features high school students who were the winners of the recent College of Charleston string competition. Featured will be Nanako Shirai, violin, playing Mendelssohn, Andrew Englehardt, cello, playing Saint-Saëns, Samuele Parrini, violin, playing Beriot and Bach, and Rachel Yi, violin, playing Sarasate and Kreisler. venue CofC Simons Center Recital Hall address 54 St. Philip Street admission $11 Fri., June 5, noon College of Charleston Jazz Familiar tunes and new arrangements of jazz standards performed by the College’s premiere jazz combo. venue CofC Simons Center Recital Hall address 54 St. Philip Street admission $11 Sat., June 6, noon Tchaikovsky and Liszt Piano Concerti Irwin Jiang and Diego Suarez, pianists, perform two of the most beloved piano concertos presented in a duo piano format. venue CofC Simons Center Recital Hall address 54 St. Philip Street admission $11


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FESTIVAL OF CHURCHES & SYNAGOGUES coordinator William Schlitt Sat., May 23, 3:00pm Renaissance Proponents of excellent choral music in the Charlotte, NC area, Renaissance returns to Piccolo Spoleto. Thirty-three voices under the direction of Robert Pritchard bring a program entitled, On Wings of Song, exploring the range of human emotions best expressed by the wonder of the human voice. Howells’ Requiem and other works by Mendelssohn, Dinerstein, and Poulenc are highlights of this program. venue St. Philip’s Episcopal Church address 142 Church Street admission free, offerings accepted Sun., May 24, 2:00pm Carolina Voices Festival Singers Carolina Voices Festival Singers, under the direction of Donna Hill, explores interpretations of light through music. The centerpiece of the concert will be Ola Gjeilo’s Luminous Night of the Soul. This is a moving, inspiring work for choir, piano, and string quartet. In addition, other music will come from John Rutter, Morten Lauridsen, and others. This program offers a musical experience that will connect you with the light that surrounds the human spirit. venue St. Philip’s Episcopal Church address 142 Church Street admission free, offerings accepted

Sun., May 24, 4:00pm Madison Singers The Madison Singers is the advanced auditioned choral chamber ensemble at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. Maintaining an active performance schedule both on and off campus, the Madison Singers explore and present an advanced choral repertoire that is expressive of the diversity of the human spirit throughout both music history and world cultures. This will be the Madison Singers’ tenth year appearing at Piccolo Spoleto. venue Bethel United Methodist Church address 57 Pitt Street admission free, offerings accepted Sun., May 24, 5:00pm Lynn Swanson Festival Singers The Lynn Swanson Festival Singers, based in Smyrna, GA, were founded in 2009 and have received rave reviews at the Christmas Atlanta Festival, the Marietta Festival of Music, The Arts International Festival, as well as performances at Piccolo Spoleto. Their wide-ranging program includes works from the Renaissance to modern composers, concluding with joyful folk songs and spirituals. venue Circular Congregational Church address 150 Meeting Street admission free, offerings accepted Mon., May 25, 2:00pm Atlanta Schola Cantorum A Piccolo Spoleto regular with performances spanning over twenty years, Atlanta Schola Cantorum specializes in sacred choral music from the Renaissance to modern times. This year’s program, The Lights of Evening, features works by William Byrd, Thomas Tallis, Edvard Grieg, Gustav Holst, and others. venue Cathedral of St. John the Baptist address 120 Broad Street admission free, offerings accepted


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Festival of Churches & Synagogues Mon., May 25, 3:00pm William Baker Festival Singers Dr. William Baker and his Festival Singers have delighted Piccolo audiences with their diverse blend of a cappella favorites since their first Charleston performance in 1989. This concert will be Dr. Baker’s final performance as Music Director. The program features classics by Dello Joio, Allegri, Gretchaninov, Christiansen, and Whitacre. The performance culminates with the rousing spirituals and gospel songs that have made the Festival Singers a hit year after year. venue Circular Congregational Church address 150 Meeting Street admission free, offerings accepted Sat., May 30th, 1:00pm Southern Appalachian Chamber Singers The Southern Appalachian Chamber Singers will make their tenth appearance for Piccolo Spoleto this year. As alumni and faculty of Mars Hill University, the ensemble places its focus on the performance of traditional choral music as well as the folk hymns and spirituals from the Southern Appalachian tradition. venue St. Philip’s Episcopal Church address 142 Church Street admission free, offerings accepted Sat., May 30th, 2:00pm Winthrop University Chamber Singers The Winthrop University Chamber Singers is considered to be one of South Carolina’s most highly regarded choral ensembles. The Singers will present a diverse a cappella program featuring selections by Duruflé, Finzi, Poulenc, Britten, and Holst. The program will also include contemporary settings of historical poetry and liturgical texts that have been beautifully arranged by Mealor, Lauridsen, and Stroope. venue Trinity United Methodist Church address 273 Meeting Street admission free, offerings accepted

Sat., May 30th, 4:00pm St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Touring Choir The St. Paul’s Touring Choir presents Peace like a River: Choral Classics, Spirituals, and Gospel Music. The choir, composed of volunteers and professionals, has the rare ability to perform a wide diversity of genres equally well. This program, with its theme of peace and hope, sends a much needed message in our world today. venue St. Philip’s Episcopal Church address 142 Church Street admission free, offerings accepted Sun., May 31, 2:00pm Friendship Community Choir & Athens Recorder Ensemble The Friendship Community Choir & Athens Recorder Ensemble, based in Athens, GA, presents, Music from Scotland: Songs from the Hebrides Islands for Choir and Harp, and 17thcentury Scottish consort dances for recorder ensemble. The choir has taken five singing tours in Europe and presents concerts with subjects ranging from the music of Africa and the Andes to jazz and bluegrass. venue Circular Congregational Church address 150 Meeting Street admission free, offerings accepted Sun., May 31, 3:00pm Coastal Carolina University Chamber & Flute Choirs The Coastal Carolina University Chamber & Flute Choirs present The Music of William Shakespeare: New Perspectives on Renaissance Themes, featuring music set to Shakespearean text. In addition, the concert will feature two original, unpublished compositions written by Coastal Carolina faculty members and South Carolina composers, Donald Sloan and Andrew Fowler. venue St. Philip’s Episcopal Church address 142 Church Street admission free, offerings accepted


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Festival of Churches & Synagogues Sun., May 31, 5:00pm Palmetto Mastersingers South Carolina’s musical ambassadors, Palmetto Mastersingers, formed in 1981 and consists of over 50 men, aged 24 to 88, who are devoted to promoting male chorus repertoire beyond college walls. The Palmetto Mastersingers have performed nationally and internationally at a variety of venues including The White House and The Vatican. Their musical programs range from beach music to the Beatles, psalms to raps, and all tunes in between. venue Circular Congregational Church address 150 Meeting Street admission free, offerings accepted Sat., June 6, 1:00pm Decatur Presbyterian Church Choir Under the direction of Matthew McMahan, the Decatur Presbyterian Church Choir is an auditioned ensemble of volunteer and professional singers devoted to the performance of the finest classical and contemporary repertoire through vibrant services of worship and concerts. This concert, entitled I Will Extol Thee, My God and King, will include the Messe Solennelle by Louis Vierne, and music by Randall Thompson, Egil Hovland, and K. Lee Scott. venue Grace Episcopal Church address 98 Wentworth Street admission free, offerings accepted Sat., June 6, 3:00pm Trinity Chancel Choir The Trinity Chancel Choir is a group of 20 non-auditioned adult singers that perform a cappella music from the Renaissance to the 20th century. This year, the choir will present Lost Music/Found Music, which includes out-of-print music, public domain music, and other rare classics. venue Trinity United Methodist Church address 273 Meeting Street admission free, offerings accepted

Sat., June 6, 5:00pm Palmetto Bronze Palmetto Bronze, an auditioned community handbell ensemble, presents Bells Around the World, an entertaining concert of music for all ages. The program will include Hava Nageela, In the Hall of the Mountain King, and the William Tell Overture on six-plus octaves of hand chimes. venue Bethel United Methodist Church address 57 Pitt Street admission free, offerings accepted


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THE REMINGTON CONCERT SERIES coordinators Emily Remington, Porter Remington, and Kelly Tomlinson venue Franke at Seaside, Rodenberg Hall address 1885 Rifle Range Road, Mt. Pleasant admission free, offerings accepted Sun., May 24, 2:00pm William Baker Festival Singers Dr. William Baker returns to Piccolo Spoleto with his Festival Singers for some of the ensemble’s final performances under his leadership as Music Director. A favorite of Festival audiences since their first Charleston performance in 1989, this spirited performance of a cappella classics culminates with rousing spirituals and gospel songs that have made the Festival Singers a hit year after year. Tue., May 26, 3:00pm Tan and See Piano Duo Prize-winning pianists Amy Tan and CheeHang See have been performing as the Tan and See Piano Duo since 2010. They have been finalists of the International Web Concert Hall Competition and have performed to great acclaim in Italy, Singapore, Hawaii, Chicago, and Cleveland, as well as the South Carolina Lowcountry. Program includes music by Schubert, Hans Gal, and Darius Milhaud. Thur., May 28, 3:00pm Natalia Khoma & Friends Acclaimed cellist and College of Charleston professor Natalia Khoma will perform with Charleston Symphony Concert Master Yuriy Bekker, violin, and Volodymyr Vynnytsky, piano. The program will include piano trios and selected pieces.

Sat., May 30, 3:00pm The Singing Doctors Tenor Dr. Will Jones and baritone Dr. Barry Pate bring you The Singing Doctors, alongside pianist Janet Elshazly. The popular doctors are from Asheville, NC and their program includes opera and oratorio arias as well as a variety of show tunes.


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PICCOLO SPOLETO AT BISHOP GADSDEN coordinators Karmen Quakenbush and Katie Jayne venue Bishop Gadsden Chapel address 1 Bishop Gadsden Way, James Island admission free Thur., May 28, 4:00pm Norbert Lewandowski, Cello Concert This concert will feature intriguing music for solo cello by some of the most important composers of the current day: Pulitzer Prizewinner David Lang, Rome Prize-winner Andy Akiho, and 20th-century icon Philip Glass. In this program CSO principal cellist Norbert Lewandowski will use amplified recordings of himself to create a multi-track “surround sound” experience of a virtual cello orchestra. Fri., May 29, 7:30pm Ron Daise, “Gullah Tings fa Tink Bout” Celebrate Gullah culture through a musical journey of rich imagery and evocative rhythms and instrumentation. Ron Daise performs a concert of songs and readings in the genres of traditional spirituals, blues, gospel stomp and clap, Gullah Geechee/ West African pop, and a Gullah Geechee/ West African/Caribbean blend. Inspired by Daise’s travels to Ghana and Sierra Leone, the highlighted program themes are the African Diaspora, the common cultural connections of food ways, language, rice heritage, crafts, music, the tragedy of enslavement, the importance of family, and the resilience of survival.

Sun., May 31, 2:30pm Charleston Academy of Music Faculty and Alumni Concert Charleston Academy of Music (CAM) proudly presents its talented faculty and alumni in an hour-long concert titled, From Europe to South America. The concert will feature a wide variety of chamber music, including works by Haydn, Smetana, Piazzolla, and Bolling written for violin, flute, cello, and piano. CAM is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing the highest quality of music education in Charleston since 2003. Thur., June 4, 4:00pm Gail Robinson-Oturu and Roland Carter Gail Robinson-Oturu, soprano, with distinguished composer Roland Carter at the piano, will present an afternoon of Carter’s stunning arrangements of Spirituals. Robinson-Oturu’s interpretations have been characterized as “mesmerizing,” bringing new meaning and depth to this revered and treasured art form. Saturday, June 6, 4:00pm St. John Youth Ensemble The St. John Youth Ensemble returns to Bishop Gadsden’s beautiful chapel to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II with their performance entitled, 1945: Peace. By chance, this performance falls on the anniversary of D-Day (June 6, 1944).  Nine young women, ages 14-20, honor these anniversaries with songs on the themes of hope, love, and peace, heightened by readings of first-hand accounts of soldiers who fought in Europe and the Pacific. 1945: Peace is a program of celebration and remembrance of those who sacrificed so much for us.


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36. Preservation Society of Charleston 147 King St. 37. PURE Theatre 477 King St. 38. Simons Center, College of Charleston 54 St. Philip St. 39. Redux Contemporary Art Center 136 St. Philip St. 40. Robert Mills Manor 20 Franklin St. 41. Saffron Bakery & Cafe 333 East Bay St. 42. Second Presbyterian Church 342 Meeting St. 43. Spirit Line Cruises 360 Concord St. 44. St. John’s Lutheran Church 5 Clifford St. 45. St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church 1 Vanderhorst St. 46. St. Michael’s Church 71 Broad St. 47. St. Philip’s Episcopal Church 142 Church St. 48. The Gallery at Jericho Advisors 815 Savannah Highway #101 49. Theatre 99 280 Meeting St. #B 50. Threshold Repertory Theatre 84 1/2 Society St. 51. Trinity United Methodist Church 273 Meeting St. 52. U.S. Custom House Corner of Concord and Market 53. Unitarian Church 4 Archdale St. 54. Wragg Square Corner of Meeting and Ann 55. Charleston Visitor Center 375 Meeting Street BOX OFFICE

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Theatre: The Crucible

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Theatre: Bad Dates

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Hard Travelin’ with Woody

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Music: Natalia Khoma and Friends

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Music: The Fantastic Four

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Theatre: No Child

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Music: Jazz in the Park

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Music: Revien

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Music: Michael Samis & Amy Dorfman

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Theatre: Intersection

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Music: Anthony Charles & Blues Dolphins

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Theatre: Thrill Me

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Theatre: Twilight: Los Angeles 1992

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Theatre: The Crucible

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Theatre: Mark Twain’s Final Tour

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Theatre: Charleston, The Musical

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Theatre: Charleston, The Musical

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Theatre: Improv Riot

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Theatre: Bad Dates

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Music: Jewish Music Around the World

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Traditions: Carifest Children’s Carnival

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Music: Southern Appalachian Chamber

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Theatre: Charleston, The Musical

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Music: Winthrop Chamber Singers

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Music: Cantor Magda Fishman

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Music: Charleston Pro Musica

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Music: Sound of Charleston

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Music: The Singing Doctors

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Music: Coastal Carolina Choirs

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Theatre: No Child

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Theatre: The Slipknot

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Music: Palmetto Mastersingers

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Theatre: Emerging Artists’ Dance Concert

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Theatre: Thrill Me

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Theatre: Sic Semper Tyrannis

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Theatre: Nameless Numberhead

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Theatre: Breathe

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Theatre: Breathe

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Music: St. Paul’s Episcopal Touring Choir

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Theatre: Emerging Artists’ Dance Concert

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Literary: Piccolo Fiction in the Courtyard

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Music: Classical Colleagues

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Theatre: One Man Lord of the Rings

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Theatre: Bad Dates

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Theatre: A Steady Rain

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Theatre: Hard Travelin’ with Woody

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Theatre: Charleston, The Musical

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Theatre: Twilight: Los Angeles 1992

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Piccolo Spoleto Craft Shows May 22-24 & May 29-31 Wragg Square

(Charlotte & Meeting Streets)

Friday & Saturday 10 - 6 Sunday • 11 - 5

Jewelry by Charles Cecil

Two juried shows featuring over 120 craft artists from across the US selling their traditional & contemporary crafts.

Artist demonstrations throughout Facebook: Piccolo Spoleto Craft Show Twitter: @pscraftshows Web: www.finecraftshowscharleston.com


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YOUTH MUSIC Sat., May 23, noon University Children’s Chorus University Children’s Chorus, in residence at Charleston Southern University, is an auditioned chorus of boys and girls grades 4 through 10 who love to sing and want to improve their vocal and music reading skills. This program will showcase the chorus in both classical and folk music, as well as selections from musical theater. venue St. Philip’s Episcopal Church address 142 Church Street admission free Sat., May 23, 2:00pm Jacksonville Children’s Chorus The mission of the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus is to provide a high quality, choral music education for children of diverse backgrounds. The chorus seeks to foster teamwork, self-discipline, and a sense of pride and accomplishment, while filling an important need in the ensemble’s local community sharing the beauty of choral music through artistically excellent performances. venue Charleston Music Hall address 37 John Street admission free Sat., May 23, 3:00pm The Treblemakers of Porter-Gaud The Porter-Gaud Treblemakers, under the direction of Todd Monsell, present an eclectic program of children’s choir with works from the genres of folk, sacred, multicultural, classical, and jazz. venue Charleston Music Hall address 37 John Street admission free

Sat., May 23, 5:00pm Charleston Academy of Music Young Performers The Charleston Academy of Music proudly presents its young and outstanding students. The students will perform solo and chamber works ranging in style and era. These performers are not only fine young musicians and prize winners in local and national competitions, but also high achievers in their schools and communities. venue Charleston Music Hall address 37 John Street admission free Sat., May 23, 7:00pm Charleston Symphony Youth Orchestra The Charleston Symphony Youth Orchestra consists of gifted instrumental students of all backgrounds from across the tri-county area. The CSYO is dedicated to providing grade school students a unique musical and educational experience, while training students to perform symphonic music with a high standard of musical excellence. venue Charleston Music Hall address 37 John Street admission free Sun., May 24, 1:30pm Panjamdrum Steel Drum Band Panjamdrum celebrates their 10th year of Piccolo Spoleto performances with new American and Trinidadian music written for this percussive art form. The band is directed by Linda Versprille and is comprised of students in grades 6 through 10 from Berkeley County. venue Second Presbyterian Church address 342 Meeting Street admission free


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Youth Music Sun., May 24, 3:00pm Charleston Children’s Chorus The Charleston Children’s Chorus, under the direction of Dr. Charles Benesh and accompanied by Michele Russell, is a select treble choir comprised of Charleston County students who have been identified as artistically gifted and talented. The Chorus will perform traditional and contemporary selections from around the world. venue Second Presbyterian Church address 342 Meeting Street admission free Sun., May 24, 4:00pm Cane Bay High School Cobra Chorale The Cane Bay Cobra Chorale is the top performing mixed ensemble at Cane Bay High School. They have performed at numerous festivals and conferences including Piccolo Spoleto, as well as the 2013 SCACDA Conference at Coastal Carolina University. Additionally, they receive superior ratings annually at the choral festivals held across the state. venue Second Presbyterian Church address 342 Meeting Street admission free


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PICCOLO RISING STARS coordinators Larry Barnfield and the South Carolina Alliance for Arts Education venue St. Matthew’s Lutheran Auditorium address 1 Vanderhorst Street admission $6 general, $5 for groups of 10+

shows May 25, 27, 29 and June 1, 3, 5 at 4:00pm

The Rising Stars program is a Piccolo Spoleto series of six performances showcasing studentartists ages 9 to 18 from throughout the Southeast. Now in its seventh year, the program provides these artistically talented youth with a high profile performance venue afforded by the Piccolo Spoleto Festival. Featuring musicians, actors, dancers, creative writers, and visual artists, each program includes five to seven young artists in a highly entertaining conversation and performance format. Please visit piccolospoleto.com for each afternoon’s line-up of student-artists.


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Charleston’s celebrated jazz legacy actively resounds across the Peninsula daily in studios, clubs, and on the concert stage. In addition to Piccolo Spoleto’s jazz offerings, discover boundless creativity, expert technique, and inspired musicality at the countless additional jazz performances hosted in bars, restaurants, and night spots. Visit the Jazz Artists of Charleston “Jazz Around Town” event calendar at www.charlestonjazz.com. Fri., May 29 at 8:00pm (Doors 7:30pm) Charleston Jazz Orchestra Chamber Ensemble Charleston’s “House of Swing” welcomes the return Piccolo Spoleto engagement of the Charleston Jazz Orchestra Chamber Ensemble. A small ensemble with a big band sound, the 10-piece CJO Chamber Ensemble presents a mainstage program rooted in unique in-house arrangements on classic work from the catalogue of the Great American Songbook. Featuring popular works by some of the most notable composers of the 20th century, including Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Billy Strayhorn, Dizzy Gillespie, George and Ira Gershwin, and Cole Porter, the CJO Chamber Ensemble offers something for everyone! As the home of the Charleston Jazz Orchestra big band, the Charleston Music Hall is the perfect host for this Festival presentation showcasing the Lowcountry’s historic and living jazz heritage. venue Charleston Music Hall address 37 John Street admission $15 General Admission

May 27, 28, June 2, 3, 4 at 3:00pm and 5:00pm JAC Jazz Series at the Charleston Jazz House  Now in its ninth year of presenting, Jazz Artists of Charleston (JAC) has earned an unprecedented reputation of producing events of the highest caliber that celebrate Lowcountry jazz, with a focus on optimizing the listener’s experience. This year, JAC welcomes Piccolo Spoleto attendees with an intimate Charleston Jazz House edition of its highly acclaimed JAC Jazz Series. Get up close and personal with some of your favorite local artists performing an array of repertoire in the jazz canon. From traditional to modern, Latin to funk, and everything in between, these popular “house shows” need to be experienced in person! Space is very limited. First come, first serve. Programming to be announced on www.piccolospoleto.com and www.charlestonjazz.com in early May.  venue Charleston Jazz House address 93 Spring Street, Suite A admission Donations accepted at the door


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PICCOLO SPOLETO JAZZ CRUISES boarding 7:30pm cruising 8:00pm until 10:00pm dock 360 Concord Street #201 admission $25 Food and drink available for purchase. No backpacks or large tote bags will be allowed onboard. Boat has limited handicapped accessibility; for assistance contact SpiritLine Cruises at (843) 722-2628. Tues., May 26 Franklin Ashley Quintet The Great American Songbook returns with Piccolo Spoleto Jazz Cruise favorite Franklin Ashley and his Quintet. Aided by two jazz giants in the horn section–Mark Sterbank; tenor sax, and Teddy Adams; trombone–the group will showcase songs by Rodgers and Hart, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, and Jerome Kern as well as classics from Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and Miles Davis. Always a Festival highlight, the Quintet features vocals by Becca Hodges, with Rich Robinson; drums and Brian Reed; bass. Don’t miss this boat! Thurs., May 28 Da’rrell and Peace of Mind Band Soulful, passionate, expressive...these are the words most often used to describe Da’rrell Ravenell’s music. Da’rrell is a gifted pianist who has shared his talent with many audiences across the US and abroad. His band, Peace of Mind, is comprised of many talented musicians including, Chris Williams; saxophone, Leroy Alston; bass guitar, Sean Monahan; lead guitar, Harrington Ford; drums, and Christian “Black Diamond” Smalls; vocals. 

Sun., May 31 Lonnie Hamilton and John Tecklenburg Jazz Ensemble Featuring vocalist Lyndsey Moynihan, with Steve Berry; trumpet, Jamie Harris; bass, and Gerald “Cameo” Williams; drums.  Led by Charleston’s Jazz Ambassador, Lonnie Hamilton III; sax, and John Tecklenburg; piano, this ensemble serves up a swinging good time with a variety of jazz standards and R&B! Tues., June 2 Joe Clarke Quartet Joe Clarke has been entertaining Charleston for over 20 years with his Trio, Quartet and Big Band. Working with many of Charleston’s best Jazz musicians, the band plays great jazz standards, as Joe follows in the footsteps of the great Crooners: Sinatra, Bennett, and Martin.     Thurs., June 4 Daniel D. & Urban Instrumentalist Band Contemporary violinist Daniel D’s passion is to reach fans of all backgrounds, ages, and genres, who love good music with a unique instrumental twist. His Urban Instrumentalist Band is composed of some of the top musicians on the East Coast and their program features music from Grover Washington to Usher, and everything inbetween.


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PICCOLO SPOLETO BLUES CRUISES boarding cruising dock admission

6:30pm 7:00pm until 9:00pm 17 Lockwood Drive #B $27 adults $23 seniors and students

Sun., May 24 Shrimp City Slim This Chicago-born pianist/singer and his rowdy combo are the house band of the renowned weekly “Blues & BBQ Harbor Cruises” now in its seventh season aboard the Carolina Queen. Specializing in an exuberant brand of Lowcountry blues and original songs, they will rock your world with both classic covers and tunes from their latest CD, Star Marina.  Come on down and party on the blues the way the locals do! Mon., May 25 Chuck “The Cat” Morris, “Blues Harp Special” Chuck “The Cat” Morris is one of the Southeast’s top blues harmonica players. The Cat is a master of the traditional style, rockin’ the music of Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson, Slim Harpo, and more. Appearing with a full band and an impressive battery of vintage blues, this is an artist who has performed across the US as well as in Europe. The Cat is on the prowl... Fri., May 29 Anthony Charles and the Blues Dolphins Singer/pianist/harmonicist Anthony Charles got hooked on the blues in New York and brought it with him down South where he has assembled a great band based in Columbia, SC. His influences range from Piedmont blues and South Side shuffles to show tunes and cabaret jazz. He is releasing a brand new CD of original music to coincide with this show.

Sat., May 30 Steve and The Stilettos A product of the Pittsburgh music scene, guitarist/singer Steve “O.J.” Hardy and his skintight ensemble pull from a huge songbook of blue-eyed soul, Memphis R&B, and oldschool funk. Expect favorites from the likes of Wilson Pickett, Delbert McClinton, Tyrone Davis, Sly Stone, and more. Guaranteed to turn the riverboat into a solid-gold dance party! Sat., June 6 Juke Joint Johnny & The Hurricanes “The Harmonica Beast of the Southeast,” Juke Joint Johnny is a powerhouse player with a reputation for take-no-prisoners blues extravaganzas. His blues swing version of Amazing Grace was used in an award-winning film and he has appeared at most of the major blues festivals in this part of the country. Backed by his smokin’ band, this is an artist that must be experienced live.


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Reflecting a spectrum of styles and techniques, the Piccolo Spoleto dance platform ranges from the timeless appeal of classical ballet on the mainstage, to student, pre-professional and community ensembles showcasing their talents on stage and in open-air performances, with contemporary dance rounding out the mix. Tues., June 2, 7:30pm Annex Dance In this site-specific piece commissioned specifically for the City Gallery, The Path Taken takes patrons through a unique performance of dance, music, and visual arts. With an original score by highly regarded composer Michael Wall patrons will have the chance to move through the gallery to see different sections of the piece. In addition to the spatial design of the gallery influencing the choreography, Annex Dance uses the themes of personal journey and crossroads to drive the creative process. venue City Gallery at Waterfront Park address 34 Prioleau Street admission $16 Sat., May 30, 8:00pm Great Gig Dance Company From Kennesaw, Georgia, under the direction of Tammy Everhart, great gig DANCE is a pre-professional performing group of young dancers specializing in Jazz, Modern, Ballet, and Tap dance. The ensemble provides performance opportunities for the dancers to share their abilities and love for the arts with local and regional communities. Piccolo Spoleto is delighted to welcome great gig DANCE back to the Footlight Players Theatre. venue Footlight Players Theatre address 20 Queen Street admission $16 adults, $13 seniors & students

May 30, 31 at 7:00pm Charleston City Ballet presents Beauty and the Beast Charleston City Ballet returns to Piccolo Spoleto to present the Charleston premiere of the classic tale Beauty and the Beast. An arrogant prince is cursed to live as a beast. A beautiful daughter frees her father and agrees to live with the monstrous beast in his castle, but both are unaware to the fact that she may hold the key to his salvation. Come experience the technical mastery and physical beauty of a thrilling, homegrown ballet company that lives and breathes the classics, while looking boldly ahead to the future.  venue Charleston Music Hall address 37 John Street admission $28 premium, $26 general $15 children

MORE DANCE...

Find additional dance offerings from College of Charleston Departments of Theatre and Dance in the Stelle di Domani Series on page 51.


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Mt. Zion Spiritual Singers present

Camp Meeting May 24-26 at 8pm see page 19 for details


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Whether it’s a musical, a solo work, or late night improv, Piccolo Spoleto is nothing if not dramatic. Enjoy great theater from local ensembles and visiting companies, along with family fare, student work, and a cabaret revue. May 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, June 4, 5, 6 at 8:00pm; May 24, 31, June 7 at 3:00pm Charleston, The Musical Charleston, The Musical is a heart-warming, original story that unveils the evolution of the Charleston dance and captures the essence of the natives and sense of community that has been built through a history of destruction and devastation. By the end of the show, you will be dancing to the electrifying music of ragtime, spirituals, and the Roaring Twenties, while gleaning an understanding of the evolution of jazz, the Charleston, and tap. produced by Sprinkles Productions venue Charleston Performing Arts Center address 873 Folly Road admission $45 VIP seating, $35 General Seating May 23, 25, June 3, 4, 5, 6 at 8:00pm; May 24 at 5:00pm The Last Five Years An emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. The show’s unconventional structure consists of Cathy, the woman, telling her story backwards while Jamie, the man, tells his story chronologically; the two characters only meet once, at their wedding in the middle of the show. produced by Footlight Players Theatre venue Footlight Players Theatre address 20 Queen Street admission $25 Adults, $20 Seniors & Military, $17 Students

May 28 and June 2 at 8:00pm Mark Twain’s Final Tour This season, on the 180th anniversary of Mark Twain’s birth, one of our most compelling and seasoned performer’s re-creates 1905 with this internationally acclaimed show. Writer and director Stan Gill delights audiences with selections that include visits from local interviewers, foreign tour guides, and Satan. There are reminiscences funny and sweet… Grandfather’s old ram and the girl who got away. Huckleberry Finn makes an appearance, as do Adam & Eve. It’s American satire in its pure and original form. produced by Stan Gill venue Footlight Players Theatre address 20 Queen Street admission $25 Adults, $21 Seniors, Students & Educators May 22, 27, 29, June 2, 4 at 6:00pm; May 31, June 6 at 3:00pm Pirates! The Revenge of Colonel Rhett It’s 1717 Charleston. Blood-thirsty, sea-going thieves hold thee hearts and lives of citizens for ransom! This one-act, musical “dramedy” romp with sword play reveals Colonel William Rhett and his quest to bring Stede Bonnet and his crew to justice. A family friendly hit starring film and television leading actors, Clarence Felder, Michael Easler, and Chris Weatherhead. produced by Actors Theatre of South Carolina venue Footlight Players Theatre address 20 Queen Street admission $25 Adults, $20 Seniors, $15 Students with ID (ages 16-20), $7 children (ages 8-15)


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May 22, 26, 29 at 8:00pm; May 23 at 5:00pm; May 30 at 3:00pm Ceremonies in Dark Old Men Ceremonies in Dark Old Men is a riveting play about a family striving to survive while entrapped by rituals of economic and spiritual dependence. These rituals impact their survival, friendship, and manhood, and challenge the myth that the social, political, and economic plight of black America rests in white peoples’ hands. This revival of Lonne Elder III’s acclaimed drama is mounted by Art Forms & Theatre Concepts, Inc., the Lowcountry’s leading producer of stage work that explores the African-American experience, as the company’s annual Piccolo Spoleto offering. produced by Art Forms & Theatre Concepts, Inc. venue Footlight Players Theatre address 20 Queen Street admission $25 Adults, $20 Seniors & Students May 23, 24, 25 at 2:00pm; May 30, June 6 at 11:00am Miss Nelson is Missing The kids in Room 207 are the wildest, most rambunctious class in the entire elementary school. Poor, sweet Miss Nelson doesn’t know what to do. Then, surprise! Miss Nelson turns up missing and the children must face the detention-loving, recess-canceling, homework-overloading substitute teacher Viola Swamp! The kids will do anything– including hiring a private eye–to solve the mystery of Miss Nelson’s disappearance. Will the students of Room 207 ever get their beloved teacher back? produced by Footlight Players Theatre & Storytree Theatre venue Footlight Players Theatre address 20 Queen Street admission $16 Adults, $11 Seniors & Students

May 27, June 3 at 2:00pm The Princess and the Pea The Queen will only allow her son Prince John to marry a young lady if she is a princess through and through. When the storm-tossed girl of his dreams shows up at the castle door, no one believes she is of royal blood. In order to prove her worthiness, Hannah must pass the nobility test. The scheming Prime Minister sees it in his own interest to keep the girl from proving herself, so he devises a test. He will place a tiny pea under twenty mattresses. If it keeps the girl awake, then she is considered a true princess. produced by SPROUTS Musical Theatre venue Footlight Players Theatre address 20 Queen Street admission $12 May 22, 23 at 8:00pm; May 23, 24 at 3:00pm The Flick A wry drama centered around three misfit employees mopping the floors and attending to one of the last 35 millimeter film projectors in a run-down movie theatre in central Massachusetts. A hilarious and heart-rending cry for authenticity in a fast-changing world, The Flick was awarded the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Strong language. produced by Threshold Repertory Theatre venue Threshold Repertory Theatre address 84½ Society Street admission $19 May 29, June 5 at 7:00pm; May 30 at 9:00pm; June 6 at 3:00pm Twilight: Los Angeles 1992 From public officials, congresswomen, truck drivers, to singers and actors, Twilight: Los Angeles 1992 sheds light on those directly and indirectly affected by the 1992 Los Angeles Riots. In a collection of monologues derived from real testimonials, diversified actors give life to actions that transcend time. This intensifying experience is shared through words, photos, video, and music throughout the performance. produced by Threshold Repertory Theatre venue Threshold Repertory Theatre address 84½ Society Street admission $21


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May 28, 30 at 7:00pm; May 29, June 5 at 9:00pm; May 31 at 5:00pm; June 2 at 8:00pm Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story This daring and chilling two man musical explores the twisted relationship between Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, the real life ‘thrill killers’ of 1920s Chicago who committed one of the most notorious crimes of the 20th century. Accompanied by a beautiful, haunting piano score, this unique and mesmerizing mini-musical features two of Charleston’s finest theatre vocalists, Brian Porter and Brennan Daugherty, in a pair of truly unforgettable performances. Material not suitable for children. Ages 18+ only produced by What If? Productions venue Threshold Repertory Theatre address 84½ Society Street admission $23 May 27, June 7 at 7:00pm; May 31 at 7:30pm; June 6, 7 at noon Illusions with Howard Blackwell Illusions is a theatrical performance featuring illusions woven with stories from the past. Blackwell puts his spin on the classics of magic and brings them into the modern era. Blackwell also adds an element of danger and intrigue to this new show. venue Threshold Repertory Theatre address 84½ Society Street admission $25 Adults, $22 Seniors & Children Under 12

May 30, June 7 at 3:00pm; May 31 at 2:00pm; June 3, 4, 6 at 7:00pm The Exonerated What effect does it have on an innocent person to have their freedom and self-respect stripped away and then, ostensibly, returned years later after decades of incarceration? Culled from interviews, letters, transcripts, case files and the public record, The Exonerated tells the stories of six wrongfully convicted survivors of death row. The six stories paint a picture of an American criminal justice system gone wrong—and of six brave souls who persevered to survive it. No intermission. Mature content and language. Not recommended for children under 12. produced by Midtown Productions venue Threshold Repertory Theatre address 84½ Society Street admission $30 Adults, $26 Seniors & Students; Student Rush: $12 if available, ten minutes before curtain, with ID May 29, June 2, 3 at 6:00pm; May 31 at 4:00pm; June 4 at 8:00pm No Child In Nalaja Sun’s remarkable, often riotously funny solo show, PURE core ensemble member Joy Vandervort-Cobb tackles more than 16 characters as a new drama teacher in a chaotic Bronx classroom of 10th graders. Based on the playwright’s firsthand experiences in some of New York City’s toughest schools, No Child is a lighteningpaced, buoyant play “tethered by the cold, sobering realities of life.” (The New York Times) produced by PURE Theatre venue PURE Theatre address 477 King Street admission $26


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May 24 at 2:00pm, May 26, June 5 at 8:00pm, May 28 at 6:00pm, May 30 at 4:00pm Sic Semper Tyrannis Fresh from its critically acclaimed, international debut, PURE co-founder Rodney Lee Rogers stars in this one-man, tour-de -force. Sic Semper Tyrannis is a breathtaking and explosive portrait of Edwin Booth. Booth was one of the most brilliant theatrical artists in history, arguably the greatest American actor of the 19th Century, and the older brother and artistic rival of Lincoln’s assassin, John Wilkes Booth. produced by PURE Theatre venue PURE Theatre address 477 King Street admission $26 May 23, 29, June 5 at 4:00pm Testament of Mary A lyrical and human portrait of a mother still awash in her grief and trying to come to terms with the meteoric rise to fame and devastating and complex loss of her son. PURE co-founder, artistic director and PURE core ensemble member Sharon Graci stars in the Piccolo Spoleto’s reprisal of this Tony and Drama Desk Award nominee for Best Play. produced by PURE Theatre venue PURE Theatre address 477 King Street admission $26 May 27, 28, 30 at 8:00pm, May 29 at 2:00pm Hard Travelin’ with Woody This critically acclaimed one-man show features Randy Noojin presenting the music and art of Woody Guthrie. Hop a boxcar through the Dustbowl with America’s iconic saint-of-the-workingman. The show takes place at a fictional union meeting of striking mine workers where Woody might have played, and has toured to great response all over the US and Canada and to Edinburgh, Scotland. produced by Randy Noojin venue PURE Theatre address 477 King Street admission $26

May 29 at 8:00pm; May 30 at 2:00pm; May 31 at 7:00pm Moon City Miniature Curiosa returns to PURE Theatre following their Charleston debut with Tonight A Clown Will Travel Time (2014 Piccolo Spoleto Festival). Loosely based on the life of amusement park revolutionary Frederick Ingersoll, Moon City follows Ingersoll’s obsessive endeavor to create an impossible wonderland in the untamed swamp. This two-person performance promises puppets, a thousand light bulbs, and of course, an entire amusement park in less than ten feet of space. A dramatic experience you have to see to believe, ripe with cunning feats of ingenuity, absurd leaps of imagination, and an underlying faith in the earnest simplicity of the human spirit. produced by Miniature Curiosa venue PURE Theatre address 477 King Street admission $15 May 22, 23 at 7:00pm; May 24 at 4:00pm The Aviatrix In The Aviatrix, a young man, facing a crisis of the modern age, inherits his great aunt’s journals and discovers that she was a WWII aviatrix. After reliving her incredible journey as a female airline pilot, he finds solace in his own life. This solo show is written and performed by New York City-based writer Peter Neofotis, who returns to Piccolo Spoleto following his 2014 debut with Two Tales from Concord, Virginia. produced by Peter Neofotis venue PURE Theatre address 477 King Street admission $15


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STELLE DI DOMANI AT THE COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON coordinators Janine McCabe, David Lee Nelson and Todd McNerney sponsored by Mindy Seltzer and Bob Lovinger May 22, 23 at 8:00pm; May 25, June 3 at 7:30pm; May 28 at 6:00pm; May 29, June 5 at 8:30pm; May 30 at 4:00pm; May 31, June 6 at 5:30pm Breathe “Nothing short of eye opening” Charleston City Paper.  Brennen Reeves (2014 CofC Theatre alumnus) just wanted to be normal. The only problem: the fatal lung disease, Cystic Fibrosis.  The only solution: a double lung transplant.  Hilarious and heartbreaking, this solo show is one man’s journey to live beyond the odds.  Co-created with David Lee Nelson (Elephant in My Closet, Status Update). venue CofC Theatre 220 address 54 St. Philip Street admission $18 May 23 at 4:00pm; May 24, June 6 at 8:00pm; May 26, 27, June 1, 2, 4 at 7:30pm; May 28 at 8:30pm, May 29, June 5 at 6:00pm; May 30 at 7:00pm A Steady Rain Presented by CofC’s Center Stage, Keith Huff’s A Steady Rain explores the complexities of lifelong friendship, the questionable nature of truth, and the sometimes destructive force of a single moment in time. With sharp storytelling and bitter repartee, “A Steady Rain offers one of the most powerful theatrical experiences in many seasons.” venue CofC Theatre 220 address 54 St. Philip Street admission $16 adults, $13 Seniors & Students

May 25, 28, June 2, 3, 4 at 7:00pm; May 26, June 5 at 8:00pm; May 29, 31 at 3:00pm; May 30 at 8:30pm The Crucible “A well-maintained lie acts as a truth.” CofC’s Center Stage presents a gripping rendition of Arthur Miller’s American classic, which explores just such a lie, but on a greater scale. Set during the Salem witch trials, Miller reveals both the power and failure of language, and in doing so, he offers a way to redeem it. venue CofC Chapel Theatre address 172 Calhoun Street admission $16 adults, $13 Seniors & Students May 22, 23 at 7:00pm; May 24 at 6:00pm; May 26 at 5:00pm; May 27 at 8:00pm; May 29 at 8:30pm; May 30 at 5:30pm Bad Dates “And then I realize... that the bug guy is looking kind of good, and the things he’s saying about bugs are really kind of fascinating and it is then that I realized that maybe it has been too long since I’ve been on a date.” So confesses a single mother in this thoroughly charming and slyly sweet onewoman play. This idiosyncratic journey of self-discovery involving the Romanian mob, a Buddhist rainstorm, a teenage daughter, and shoes is presented by Collective Collaborative Players, featuring Laura Rikard (1998 CofC Theatre alumna). venue CofC Chapel Theatre address 172 Calhoun Street admission $18 adults, $12 Seniors & Students May 30 at 3:00pm; May 31 at 6:00pm The Emerging Artists’ Dance Concert This concert showcases the creative spirit of both current student and recent graduates from the College of Charleston’s Department of Theatre and Dance. This concert celebrates the connection between alumni and the Department, and promotes creativity between professional and emerging dance artists. Enjoy the choreography and performances of our talented dancers. venue CofC Chapel Theatre address 172 Calhoun Street admission $16 adults, $13 Seniors & Students


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Stelle di Domani at the College of Charleston May 29 at 6:30pm; June 1, 6 at 7:00pm Intersection The College of Charleston Department of Theater and Dance and Annex Dance Company return to the Stelle di Domani Series with Intersection. This collaborative dance concert examines how professional and personal relationships and life events converge to inform the creative process. New and selected works include blended casts, collaborative choreography, and dances that explore intersections of physicality, beauty, and connection. venue CofC Chapel Theatre address 172 Calhoun Street admission $16 adults, $13 Seniors & Students May 28, 29, June 3, 4 at 3:00pm Staged Readings Free staged readings of the 2015 Todd McNerney National Playwriting contest runner-up and winner. Visit piccolospoleto.com for final schedule and details. venue CofC Theatre 220 address 54 St. Philip Street admission free


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PICCOLO FRINGE venue Theatre 99 address 280 Meeting Street, above the Bicycle Shoppe admission $16 General Admission May 23 at 8:00pm; May 24 at 7:30pm; May 30 at 7:00pm; June 6 at 9:30pm The Have Nots! Comedy Improv Company No scripts! All improv! This high-energy show is entirely based on your audience suggestion so every show is different. Two lucky audience members will actually become part of the show. For the twentieth consecutive year, The Have Nots! will perform their unique brand of improv comedy and you never know who will join them on the stage! Come find out why critics say, “The Have Nots! have it!” May 22, 24 at 9:30pm; May 23 at 10:00pm; May 25 at 6:00pm; May 26 at 8:00pm; May 27 at 7:00pm Reformed Whores If Tenacious D and Dolly Parton got drunk and had a baby it would be the musical comedy duo, Reformed Whores! Southern bred, but NYC-based, Marie Cecile Anderson and Katy Frame deliver hilariously dirty country tunes with a wink and a smile. Reformed Whores have been featured on Gotham Comedy Live on AXS TV, The Huffington Post, Nerve. com, Glamour.com, MTV’s Guy Code blog, CBS’s The Doctors, and the Yahoo! web show Mansome. Ages 18+ Only. May 22 at 8:00pm, May 23 at 3:00pm, May 24 at 4:00pm, May 31 at 6:30pm and June 4 at 6:00pm The Complete History of Charleston for Morons Over 300 years of Lowcountry history in 60 minutes! A comedy history lesson accessible enough for morons to enjoy -- forever answering the hard to ask questions like: Can you still perform in black face? What took Mel Gibson so long to join the Continental Army? The Charleston City Paper says the Morons “dazzle the audience with their ignorance.”

May 23 at 6:30pm & May 24 at 6:00pm Melanchomedy: Funny Scenes About Sad Folks Divorce, soul crushing day jobs, repressed sexuality, death; isn’t life HILARIOUS?! Cry ‘til you laugh with character comedian Jenn Dodd in this solo sketch comedy of tragedies narrated by This is Spinal Tap’s Tony Hendra. Melanchomedy is a dark, anthropological look-sometimes truthful, largely absurd- of the human experience. Dodd has “terrific comedic timing and an uncanny ability to literally transform herself in front of the audience.” (The Column) May 23 at 4:30pm, May 25 at 8:00pm, May 27 at 5:00pm and May 29 at 6:00pm One Man Star Wars A one-hour, high energy, nonstop blast through the first three Star Wars films. The catch is, there’s only one cast member. Charles Ross, the writer and solo performer, spent too much of his childhood in a galaxy far, far away- adulthood has been similar. Ross plays all the characters, recreates the effects, sings the music, flies the ships, and fights both sides of the battles. The hit of the 2004, 2006, 2009, 2010 and 2012 Piccolo Spoleto festivals! 3 movies, 1 man, 1 hour! May 24 at 2:00pm, May 26 at 6:00pm, May 28 at 7:00pm and May 30 at 5:00pm One Man Lord of the Rings Charles Ross performs J.R.R. Tolkien’s entire Lord of the Rings trilogy on stage, in one hour, completely by himself in this imaginative tour-de-force. Ross portrays 40 different characters, handles the special effects, and even manages to stage epic battles while hilariously recounting a heroic mission to save Middle-earth from evil. 3 long movies! 1 man! 1 hour!


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Piccolo Fringe May 28 at 8:30pm, May 30 and 31 at 3:00pm The Slipknot In turns hysterical and heartbreaking, frantic and thoughtful, The Slipknot is a spellbinding comic monologue unlike any other. Journey with the incomparable TJ Dawe as he mans a giant truck, becomes the unhelpful voice on the other end of the phone line, and compiles euphemisms while he stocks the shelves in a drugstore. In between are ruminations and wise observations on long-distance relationships, the history of Santa Claus, recreational Gravol, and why you should never mail meat, no matter what the clerk at the 7-11 tells you. May 29 at 10:00pm and May 30 at 9:00pm McQueen Whilst touring with Radiohead one fateful night in Miami, McQueen Adams impressed the band with an impersonation so fresh an idea was born. Adams has created a fusion of music, comedy, and video, which parodies pop stars, movies, and a variety of celebrities. It’s a jamboree of songs, stunts, and sketches, and the material’s range stretches from subjects as varied as the sounds of Daft Punk to the magic of the wizard Gandalf, with some Jason Statham, Orlando Bloom, and Coldplay along the way. Transmitting a hi-tech audio-visual, McQueen creates an incredibly unique new universe. “It was like watching Jimmy Fallon and Reggie Watt’s love child bringing down the house!” (Buzzed) May 29 at 8:00pm, June 5 at 8:30pm Improv Riot Improv parties where audience members laugh until it hurts. Come loaded with suggestions for the quick-witted Theatre 99 ensemble members who will take your suggestions...and rock out hilarious unscripted scenes. Guaranteed to make you laugh!

May 27 at 8:30pm and May 31 at 5:00pm Nameless Numberhead Nameless Numberhead, a brand new sketch comedy duo transplanted from Chicago, IL to right here in Charleston, SC, which they now call home. The show features short comedic sketches interconnected to form one wild ride of laughter and nonsense. Think Portlandia, only Charleston-landia. They explore a host of off-the-wall themes and poke fun at the crazy habits of the modern world. June 3 at 7:00pm Hype Squad & F*%cking Identical Twins A double-bill for mature audiences only. First up: HYPE SQUAD: GET HYPED. Hype Squad is excited to bring their comedy halftime show from Brooklyn, NY all the way to the Piccolo Spoleto Festival Arena. These guys will do anything to get you hyped. They only have one question: Y’all ready for this? Next, F*%KING IDENTICAL TWINS. When Trevor and Craig, two business adversaries, suddenly realize they’re identical twin brothers, they decide to switch places, reunite their divorced parents and become a family again. But there are a few problems. Oh, it’s also a musical. Basically The Parent Trap, if it happened to horrible, disgusting people. Ages 18+ Only.


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Piccolo Fringe May 30 and June 5 at 10:30pm, May 31 at 8:00pm, June 3 at 8:30pm, June 4 at 9:00pm, June 6 at 7:30pm Upright Citizens Brigade TourCo UCB TourCo brings the best improv comedians from the legendary Upright Citizens Brigade Theatres in New York and Los Angeles to new audiences all around the country. The UCB Theatre—founded by Amy Poehler, Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, and Matt Walsh—has been home to some of the biggest stars in comedy today. From TV shows like Broad City, Saturday Night Live, Silicon Valley, Veep, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, to films such as Bridesmaids, The Hangover, and The Heat, UCB performers are everywhere. Not to mention the writing rooms of Key and Peele, The Daily Show, Inside Amy Schumer, and many more. This flagship touring show is a 90-minute, unscripted and totally improvised performance. Four improvisers at the top of their game perform a high-energy, surprising and hilarious show that has never been seen before and will never be seen again. Ages 18+ Only. June 4 at 7:30pm, June 5 at 7:00pm, June 6 at 6:00pm Stuckey & Murray Since erecting their empire 13 years ago, comedy-music duo Stuckey & Murray have won the affection of millions by becoming semi-finalists on NBC’s Last Comic Standing and appearing on HBO’s Funny as Hell, The Chelsea Handler Show and Cash Cab. Their live show is a blend of the Smothers Brothers, Simon & Garfunkel and Tenacious D featuring well-crafted, hilarious songs. “Very hip, irreverent little cheeky monkies. Catch them now so
you can say you saw them before everyone jumped on the bandwagon.”(Time Out London); “A debonair musical comedy duo” (Time Out New York) Ages 18+ Only.


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Whether it’s a love of words, pendant for poetry, or a wonk-ish obsession with historical detail, Piccolo Spoleto has you in mind with a fantastic line-up of talks, readings, walking tours, and events that will brighten your day, enlighten your mind, and enrich your appreciation of Charleston and the world-at-large. May 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30; June 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 at 10:00am The High Life and Good Times of the Charleston Renaissance Step inside Charleston’s fascinating history and enduring cultural heritage. This 90-minute walking tour, organized by the Preservation Society of Charleston, will take you back in time, visiting sites associated with such cultural icons as DuBose Heyward, Elizabeth O’Neill Verner, Alice Ravenel Huger Smith, Alfred Hutty, Eola Willis, Leila and May Waring, Josephine Pinckney, Susan Pringle Frost, and Loutrel W. Briggs. Each tour will end with an intimate salon where experts of today will speak to the art and personalities of the Charleston Renaissance and years gone by. venue Departs from Preservation Society of Charleston address 147 King Street admission $50 includes tour, salon, and refreshments. Tickets for each show will go off-sale the afternoon prior to the tour; please plan accordingly.

Mon., May 25, 6:30pm Jonathan Green Join us for insight into Lowcountry life and tradition with celebrated artist Jonathan Green, as he presents a lecture and accompanying slide show of his works. Describing his work, Green observes, “Every time I approach the canvas to express my respect for my heritage and culture I strive to capture the magnificent legacy my ancestors left me and my family, despite their enslavement, oppression, and horrific challenges they faced on a daily basis even after the Civil War and the Emancipation Proclamation. I marvel how under such conditions they were able to share such incredible love with one another, maintain a sense of community, create an atmosphere of belonging, and instill in their children a sense of purpose and meaning in life.” venue Citadel Holliday Alumni Center address 69 Hagood Avenue admission $18 Adults, $12 Senior & Student coordinator Elise Wallace


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May 26, 27 at 5:30pm Supernatural Storytelling Author, teacher, and television presenter Mason Winfield makes his Piccolo Spoleto debut with two nights of traditional tales in a riveting program of storytelling. On May 26, The Girl Who Fed the Witch Lights and Other Supernatural Tales from the Tuscarora Tradition, draws on stories of the Native American Tuscarora culture that involve witches, medicine people, ghosts, and other ancient lore. On May 27, the program entitled, A Night at The Old Circle and Other Tales from Celtic and Celtic American Tradition, delves into the supernatural traditions of the Celtic peoples of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and America. venue City Gallery at Waterfront Park address 34 Prioleau Street admission free Thur., June 4, 7:00pm Watermark The Sierra Club Robert Lunz Group presents the film Watermark, a feature documentary from renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky. Shot in stunning high-definition video and full of soaring aerial perspectives, the film shows water as a terra-forming element and the scale of its reach, as well as the magnitude of our need and use. venue musc Baruch Auditorium address 284 Calhoun Street admission free


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SUNDOWN POETRY SERIES coordinators Barbara G.S. Hagerty and Susan Meyers sponsored by Total Wine & More venue Dock Street Theatre Courtyard address 135 Church Street admission free Tues., May 26, 6:30pm John Lane John Lane is the author of a dozen books of poetry and prose. His latest, Abandoned Quarry: New & Selected Poems, includes much of Lane’s published poetry over the past 30 years. Abandoned Quarry won the Southeastern Independent Booksellers Alliance Poetry Book of the Year Prize. Lane teaches environmental studies at Wofford College. Wed., May 27, 6:30pm Valerie Nieman Valerie Nieman is a celebrated author in both poetry and fiction and currently teaches creative writing at North Carolina A&T State University. She has received numerous awards including the Eric Hoffer Prize in General Fiction and the Greg Grummer, Nazim Hikmet, and Bryon Herbert Reece poetry prizes. Her second poetry collection, Hotel Worth, was published in spring 2015 by Press 53. She was a founding editor of Kestrel and currently the poetry editor of Prime Number magazine. Thurs., May 28, 6:30pm Joseph Zealberg Joseph Zealberg is a psychiatrist based in Charleston, SC who published his first poetry book Covalence in February 2015. He has been involved in several poetry workshops around the Charleston area and has read at the Monday Night Blues series in Charleston. This reading will include three sections of his new book entitled Origins, Rifts, and Synthesis.

Fri., May 29, 6:30pm Quitman Marshall Quitman Marshall, born in Columbia, SC, grew up in local swamps, Barcelona, and New York City. He coordinated the Sundown Poetry Series at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival for six years, and then was the founding coordinator of the Literary Series at Spoleto Festival USA. His new book, You Were Born One Time, won the South Carolina Poetry Archives Book Prize. Tues., June 2, 6:30pm Kendra Hamilton Kendra Hamilton is a poet, essayist, and scholar of the literature and culture of the South. She currently serves as an Assistant Professor of English and Director of Southern Studies at Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC. Her essays and poetry have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies including The Southern Review, Shenandoah, and Shaping Memories: Reflections of 25 African American Women Writers. Weds., June 3, 6:30pm Warren Slesinger Warren Slesinger won the South Carolina Poetry Archives Award in 2012. He is a former university press editor and is now an adjunct professor at University of South Carolina-Beaufort with multiple publications including works in the Georgia Review, Massachusetts Review, and Southern Humanities Review. He has equally been invited to and participated in the Yaddo and MacDowell colonies for writers. Thurs., June 4, 6:30pm Julia Koets Julia Koets is the author of Hold Like Owls (USC Press, 2012) and her work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Review, Indiana Review, and Carolina Quarterly. Originally from Summerville, SC, she is currently working on her PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Cincinnati.


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Sundown Poetry Series Fri., June 5, 6:30pm John Repp John Repp will read poems from his two most recent collections: Music Over the Water and Fat Jersey Blues. Music Over the Water collects work set on or near Presque Isle in Erie, PA and Fat Jersey Blues is set in mythic southern New Jersey during the last forty years of the 20th century. Repp is the recipient of numerous awards including the Akron Poetry Prize and has been featured in over 300 periodical publications of poetry, fiction, essays, and reviews.

PICCOLO SPOLETO LITERARY SERIES EVENTS sponsored by Total Wine & More Sun., May 24, 4:00pm  Happy Hour with Mary Alice Monroe Join New York Times-bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe for a special happy hour celebrating the last installment of her Lowcountry Summer series, The Summer’s End. Monroe is the author of Last Light Over Carolina, Sweetgrass, and many more novels, as well as works of non-fiction and books for children. An active environmentalist, Monroe draws themes from nature and the parallels with human nature, placing attention on various endangered species and the human connection to the natural world. venue Blue Bicycle Books address 420 King Street admission free Wed., May 27, 12:00pm Author’s Luncheon with Karen White New York Times-bestseller Karen White speaks at a special ticketed lunch hosted by Blue Bicycle Books. The author of the Tradd Street Mystery Series, set in Charleston, White grew up in London but hails from a long line of Southerners. She now lives near Atlanta with her husband and two children, and a spoiled Havanese dog (who appears in several of her books), Quincy. She’ll sign and discuss her latest novel, The Sound of Glass, set in Maine and Beaufort. venue Hall’s Chophouse address 434 King Street admission $30 lunch only; $59 lunch and signed book. Advance reservations and payment for lunch required by calling (800) 838-3006.


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Piccolo Spoleto Literary Series Events

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Wed., May 27, 5:00pm Happy Hour with John Lane Join author (and Sundown poetry reader) John Lane for a special reception and book signing for Fate Moreland’s Widow, the haunting first novel from this award-winning poet, environmentalist, and storyteller. Newly published in Pat Conroy’s Story River Books imprint, Fate Moreland’s Widow has been praised by Lee Smith as “a crackerjack pageturner that brings…the Southern textile mills to brilliant, blazing life.” A 2014 inductee into the South Carolina Academy of Authors, Lane teaches writing and environmental studies at Wofford College.  venue Blue Bicycle Books address 420 King Street admission free

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Wed.,June 3, 5:30pm From Tennessee to Charleston to Charleston Margaret Bradham Thornton’s visual and literary presentation “From Tennessee to Charleston to Charleston” shares how her 10year research for the playwright Tennessee Williams’s Notebooks and her restoration of a 19th century Charleston garden (at the “Pineapple Gates” house on Legare Street) inspired Charleston, a Novel. venue City Gallery at Waterfront Park address 34 Prioleau Street admission free

date Sat., May 30, 5:00pm, reception follows venue Blue Bicycle Books address 420 King Street admission free The Festival’s longest-running event exclusively devoted to fiction, the Piccolo Fiction Open invites three local writers to present brief short stories. Following recent tradition, each story will begin with the words “I ducked into the alley...” Since 2000, Piccolo Fiction has featured dozens of SC writers, with stories broadcast by SC Public Radio’s Your Day, and published in the Charleston City Paper. The 2015 writers are: James McTeer was born and raised in Beaufort, and is the winner of the 2015 South Carolina First Novel Prize for his new novel, Minnow. A school librarian in Columbia, he is the grandson of the late J.E. McTeer, whose 37 years as High Sheriff of the Lowcountry (and local root doctor) served as inspiration for Minnow. He and his wife Jess are expecting their first baby boy in July.  Corrie Wachob writes mystery-bent fiction for teenagers of all ages. She was the recipient of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Work-in-Progress Award for Best Contemporary YA Novel. Corrie recently transplanted from Brooklyn to Charleston, where she and her fiancé just launched a food truck, Short Grain. William Belford lives with his wife in his hometown of Savannah, where he writes fiction and teaches creative writing, literature, and composition at Armstrong State University. He has published his work in The Minus Times and The Virginia Quarterly Review and at the moment is revising his novel manuscript.


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A spectacular roster of curated gallery exhibitions, and our annual showcases of juried fine arts and artisan crafts from across South Carolina and beyond. 2015 Piccolo Spoleto Juried Art Exhibition This annual juried art exhibition showcases recent painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, and photography by South Carolina artists, presenting those artworks receiving prizes alongside a limited selection of pieces identified by the juror as meriting display. This year’s juror is artist Tyrone Geter, whose works have been exhibited at the SC State Museum in Columbia, SC, the Museum of Fine Art in Boston, MA, the Heffer Gallery in Cambridge, England, and The National Gallery of Modern Art in Lagos, Nigeria, among many others. His work is in permanent and private collections around the world, including The White House, and was featured earlier this year in a solo exhibition, Drawing from the Lifeline, at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park. on view May 23 – June 7, 10:00am to 4:00pm venue City Gallery at Waterfront Park address 34 Prioleau Street admission free coordinators Francina Smalls-Joyner & Anne Quattlebaum

Alyson Shotz: Forces of Nature The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art presents an exhibition of recent work by Brooklyn-based sculptor, Alyson Shotz. With an artistic practice that examines the properties and interactions of light, gravity, mass, and space, Shotz bridges disciplines in her work, drawing on scientific methods, mathematical principles, and literature, among other diverse fields. Often employing nontraditional materials such as glass beads, linen thread, stainless-steel filaments, and welded aluminum to create large-scale abstract sculptures, Shotz expands upon conventional notions of sculptural space and form. Opening reception: Thursday, May 21 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. on view May 22 – July 1, Monday-Saturday, 11:00am to 4:00pm venue Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art address 161 Calhoun Street admission free coordinator Karen Ann Myers


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Sang-Mi Yoo: Capriccio Capriccio (an architectural fantasy) by SangMi Yoo focuses on the ideal home through prints, lasercut wool felts, and their threedimensional conversion, with the reality of finding the ideal home explored through American norms. Sang-Mi Yoo’s work is based on her childhood memories from Korea and everyday encounters of standardized residential buildings, including her West Texas living experience. Her installations of large format prints and lasercuts are based upon patterns created from cookie-cutter homes found in Lubbock, Houston, and other global locations. The rows of houses and floorplans become abstract constructs subject to gravity and shadow play surrounding the materials, questioning whether the ideal home is a tangible subject or an illusion. on view May 25 – June 13, Tuesday-Friday, 10:00am to 6:00pm venue Redux Contemporary Art Center address 136 St. Philip Street admission free coordinator Stacy Huggins Wall Line Wall Line, a collaboration of Charleston-based artists Hirona Matsuda and Alan Jackson, will transform the gallery at Jericho Advisors with an extensive site-specific wall installation and 30 singular pieces comprising animated overlap of colorful patterns, meticulous modeling, and detailed draftsmanship. Hirona Matsuda is well known in Charleston for her assemblage work using found objects and exquisite, minimal compositions. Thread, pins, and more will blend her work seamlessly into this installation. Alan Jackson is a trained architect who creates intricate line drawings in pen and pencil. Jackson will metamorphose the space into a larger-than-life artwork, making his meticulous marks directly on the wall. Opening reception: Thursday, May 14, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm on view May 14 – July 25, Monday-Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm venue The Gallery at Jericho Advisors address 815 Savannah Highway, Suite 101 admission free coordinator Megan Schaeffer

My City – Charleston Become lost in Charleston’s timelessness through the photography of Jack Alterman. You will find new perspectives on what makes the city so unique and explore the beauty that surrounds us constantly but often is not in plain view. Alterman finds these juxtapositions that layer the architecture with the landscape and uses them to uncover the true essence of Charleston. While it is the people who make a great city prosper and nurture its longevity, Alterman instead finds the urban landscape more alluring when he can leave out human trends and fashions. A selection of photographs from his upcoming book, My City – Charleston, will be featured. Opening reception: Thursday, May 21, 6:00pm to 8:30pm. on view May 22 – June 7, noon to 6:00pm venue Alterman Studios address 36 George Street admission free coordinators Jack and Jennet Alterman Plate It Up Plate it up is a cone 10 studios gallery exhibit showcasing works in a contemporary table format with handcrafted place setting of artists’ wares. Cone 10 studios has been an arts entity in Charleston since 2000, and the studio and gallery host approximately 30 working ceramicists at its Upper Peninsula space. For this exhibit, artists were invited to design and create dinnerware place settings, serving pieces, or decorative vessels for the table. Pieces can be wheel thrown or hand built, but must be functional and show a relationship to each other as well as a meal. Jurors from the culinary and visual arts will award selected successful work. Opening reception: Friday, May, 22, 5:00pm to 8:00pm. on view May 22 – June 5, 11:00am to 5:00pm venue cone 10 studios address 1080 Morrison Drive admission free address Anne John


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The Art of Recovery The South Carolina Department of Mental Health presents this exhibition, which celebrates the vitality and courage of the human spirit. It consists of artworks from South Carolina residents recovering from mental illness and offers viewers a powerful representation of the person within–his or her pain, fear, recovery, and triumph. This incredible program is an important venture that gives people living with mental illness the opportunity to share their gifts while also helping to educate the public about and dispel the stigma associated with mental illness. Unveiled in 2001, The Art of Recovery received the 2007 Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Award, the highest arts honor in the state. The exhibition offers viewers a one of a kind experience with over 90 pieces of original artwork on display. Opening reception: May 23, 4:00pm to 7:00pm. on view May 22 – June 7, 11:00am to 7:00pm venue Upper Lance Hall at Circular Congregational Church address 150 Meeting Street admission free address David Diana Yo Art Project This exhibition features 30 new and exciting posters and photos by kids between the ages of 8-14 from local Title One Schools. These posters and photos illustrate the children’s individual creativity as well as an insight into their community. Yo Art is both an inschool and after-school program impacting more than 500 students at ten area public schools each year. Yo Art’s professional staff mentors its kids, builds self-esteem, promotes academic focus, and creates a sense of community through media arts workshops, exhibitions, and public arts projects. on view May 1 – June 8, Monday – Thursday 9:00am to 8:00pm, Friday & Saturday 9:00am to 6:00pm, Sunday 2:00pm to 5:00pm venue Charleston County Public Library address 68 Calhoun Street admission free address Gene Furchgott

Sergio Odeith Mural Installation During the course of the 2015 Piccolo Spoleto Festival, internationally-renowned street artist Odeith will create a new opticallycomplex mural at a private residence on Hester Street, between Maple and Peachtree, opposite the basketball courts at Corrine Jones Park. Born in Damaia, Portugal, Odeith’s stunning installations rely on his manipulation of perspective and shading, with his current anamorphic work featuring optical illusion effects in work installed on surfaces such as 90-degree corners and manipulating vertical and horizontal planes. Based in Lisbon, Odeith has created large-scale murals for major national and international enterprises such as the London Shell, CocaCola Company, Samsung, Sport Lisboa e Benfica (football club) and several Portuguese city halls such as Câmara Municipal de Lisboa and Câmara Municipal de Oeiras. He has participated in major international events including Meeting of Styles (Alemanha), MuBE – Brazilian Museum for Sculpture (São Paulo, Brasil), 1st Bienal del Sur (Panamá) and the Museum of Public Art (Louisiana). Anticipated completion and celebratory community gathering at Corrine Jones Park: Friday, June 5. Odeith will also design a public mural on Huger Street in partnership with Enough Pie for installation on Saturday, June 6. Visit www.piccolospoleto.com for details and updates.  


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36TH ANNUAL PICCOLO SPOLETO OUTDOOR CRAFTS SHOW coordinators Dorinda Harmon, Vicki Vigneault, and Kasey Briggs dates May 22-24; May 29-31; Friday–Saturday, 10:00am-6:00pm Sunday 11:00am-5:00pm venue Wragg Square address Meeting Street, between Charlotte Street and Ashmead Place admission $3 adults, free for children and seniors; $1 adults on Sundays

Artists and artisans from across the US present artwork in various media with daily demonstrations by exhibitors. Over six days, the show will feature more than 117 American craft artists from 16 states exhibiting and selling their work. Please visit finecraftsshowscharleston.com for more information, including the full roster of exhibiting artists. date May 22

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artist John Donehue Margaret Aden Marcia Tong Sue Middleton Wayland House May Yang Mimi Hay Leslie Peebles Kate Fortney Lucy Clark Cantave Casseus Tanya Gerrard Caroline Sandlin Elizabeth Mazyck Melina LaVecchia Caroline Sandlin Marlow Gates Inna Schoeler Cantave Casseus Lucy Clark Mark Billman Mimi Hay Sue Middleton Joan Glover Erin Hilleary John Donehue

medium Metal Jewelry Fiber Basketry Printmaking Fiber Fiber Printmaking Surface design Clay Metal Wood Jewelry Basketry Clay Jewelry Folk/Heritage Fiber Metal Clay Jewelry Fiber Basketry Basketry Fiber Metal

demonstration Working with metal Sculptural wire weaving Ways to wear a scarf Sweetgrass basket weaving Carving and printing techniques Fine needlework Arashi Shibori demonstration Printmaking Creating functional art Coil building earthenware Painting Didgeridoo playing Using a jeweler’s saw Basket weaving Watercolor and illustrating on ceramic Using a jeweler’s saw Craft broom making Knitted, wearable art Painting Coil building earthenware Jewelry making techniques Arashi Shibori demonstration Sweetgrass basket weaving Basketweaving on gourds Abstract silk painting Working with metal


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PICCOLO SPOLETO OUTDOOR ART EXHIBITION coordinators dates address admission

Vicki Ellis, Lesley Johnson, and Tate Nation May 22-June 6 10:00am-5:00pm Monday-Thursday, 10:00am-6:00pm Friday-Sunday King and Calhoun Streets free

The finest and most creative local artists exhibit and sell their work in this beautiful park setting, with daily demonstrations and artists on hand to personally answer questions and show their artwork. Enjoy a leisurely art walk amongst the artists’ tents. Whether you’re in the market for a new acquisition, or simply “window shopping,” the Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibition offers a memorable experience and a great way to enjoy the creativity of our local visual arts community. date May 24 May 25 May 26 May 27 May 28 May 29 May 30 May 31 June 1 June 2 June 3 June 4 June 5

time All Day 11:00am 2:30pm 11:00am 2:30pm 11:00am 2:30pm 11:00am 2:30pm 11:00am 2:30pm 11:00am 2:30pm All Day 11:00am 2:30pm 11:00am 2:30pm 11:00am 2:30pm 11:00am 2:30pm 11:00am

artist Great Paint Out Pat Forsberg Monnie Johnson Alice Stewart Grimsely Dianne Munkittrick Hilarie Lambert Austin Smith Scott Henderson Lisa Willits Carla Johannesmeyer Kevin LePrince Laurie Meyer Tammy Papa Great Paint Out Amelia Whaley Sheryl Stalnaker Beth Williams Rick Reinert Kathy Clark Scott Penegar Colleen Wiessmann Alicia Leeke Stephanie Shuler Hamlet

demonstration Spontaneous demonstrations throughout “Values First, Color Second in Oil” “Heavenly Facets in Oil” “Alice’s Blues and Hues” in Watercolor “Eyes of the Wild in Oil” “The Southern Table” still life in oil “Working with the Grain” in Acrylic “HDR Photography” “Painting Landscapes in Oil” “Reflections in Oil” “Moo” in Oil “Figures in a Lighted Landscape” in Oil “Painting with Pastels” Spontaneous demonstrations throughout “Cherries in Crystal” in Watercolor “Palette Knife Pet Portrait” in Oil “Stormy Skies in Pastel” “Charleston Nocture” in Oil “Palette Knife Painting” in Oil “Charleston House” in Acrylic “Contemporary Abstract Paiting” in mixed media “Acrylic Abstracts” “Everything but the Kitchen Sink” in mixed media


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SUPPORT

Be a Friend of Piccolo! It goes without saying… We already consider you a valued friend of the Festival and a supporter of the arts based simply on your past and continuing attendance of Piccolo Spoleto events and exhibitions. In fact, our audiences do something absolutely essential that the Festival cannot: you sustain the artists and ensembles that participate in Piccolo Spoleto through your ticket purchases, your volunteer service, your gifts, and your support in countless other ways, both during the Festival and throughout the year. We encourage you to remain a tireless champion of those artists and arts organizations you value most, and we also invite you to consider supporting our collective efforts to promote the arts and culture in the Lowcountry as a Friend of Piccolo with a gift of annual support at the level most comfortable to you. Your Friends of Piccolo contribution will do much more than just help us bridge the gap between earned revenues associated with ticket sales and the cost of producing an ambitious, multi-disciplinary arts festival. Your support will allow us to renew and expand our ongoing outreach efforts to make the Festival experience accessible to all. This includes bringing artists into schools, libraries, community centers, hospitals, and nursing homes, as well as providing tickets to area groups that serve students, seniors, veterans, and others who might not be able to otherwise attend and participate. Individual gifts are critical to Piccolo Spoleto’s ability to continue to think creatively and to create a Festival that is inclusive, sustainable, and supportive of our diverse community of artists and audiences. Your support as a Friend of Piccolo will equip us with muchneeded resources that allow us to more readily say “Yes” to artists and their inspired proposals for creative premieres and innovative collaborations. In fact, the 2015 Festival features two site-specific projects for the City Gallery at Waterfront Park arising directly from individual giving pledged by our current Friends of Piccolo. In acknowledgment of your gift, we are pleased to offer recognition and premiums at a range of giving levels, from $50 to $5,000. Complete details are available online at our website piccolospoleto.com, or you can call our office at (843) 724-7305. No matter the level of your support, we will work tirelessly to make sure every dollar is utilized to mount a vibrant, artistically-excellent Festival and to keep the arts vital in Charleston year after year. We hope you will consider joining the Friends of Piccolo. Giving is easy and whatever level of support you select, your gift will be deeply appreciated.


TICKETS

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Order your festival tickets today through our box office!

by phone

Ticket Hotline (866) 811-4111 to speak with a salesperson. Available Monday-Friday 9:00am – 9:00pm & Saturday–Sunday 10:00am–6:00pm. Major credit cards accepted. Subject to additional fees.

online

24 Hours a Day throughout the Festival at www.piccolospoleto.com. Major credit cards accepted. Subject to additional fee.

in person

Piccolo Spoleto Festival Box Office (Up to 2 hours before performance) Charleston Visitor Center 375 Meeting Street Open 9:00am–5:00pm daily from Monday, May 4. Payments accepted: major credit cards, cash, check No transaction fees for in-person sales

at the event

30 minutes prior to performance, if tickets remain. Payments accepted: Visa, Discover, MasterCard, cash, check.

NAVIGATING CHARLESTON

Because the Charleston peninsula comprises a small area, which is filled with beautiful historic homes, many residents must park on the street. To avoid parking fines, we ask that festivalgoers strictly observe parking limits or utilize the convenient parking lots and garages. Visit www.piccolospoleto.com for a map of parking lots and garages. Aquarium Garage, 24 Calhoun St. Camden Exchange, 47 John St. Charleston Place Hotel Garage, 85 Hasell St. Charleston Visitor’s Center Lot, 375 Meeting St. Charleston Visitor’s Center Garage, 63 Mary St. Concord Garage, 1 Cumberland St. Cumberland Lot, Cumberland St. (between Church and State Sts.) Cumberland Garage, Cumberland & Concord Sts. – 4 Cumberland St. Cumberland & Meeting Sts. – 90 Cumberland St. East Bay Garage, 25 Prioleau St. Francis Marion Hotel, 387 King St.

Gaillard Auditorium Garage, 32 Alexander St. George St. Lot, 31 George St. Majestic Garage, 211 King St. Marion Square Garage, 399 King St. Market/Anson St. Lot, 173 Church St. Market/Horlbeck Lot, 131 Market St. Morris St. Lot, Morris & St. Philip Sts. Prioleau Garage, 25 Prioleau St. St. Philip St. Garage, 31 St. Philip St. St. Philip St. Garage, 75 St. Philip St. Queen Street Garage, 93 Queen St. Wentworth Garage, 81 Wentworth St.

parking transit Visitors are encouraged to use our public transportation systems, the D.A.S.H. shuttle and C.A.R.T.A. bus. They follow convenient downtown routes near major festival sites, and all are ADA compliant and handicapped accessible for persons with disabilities. For more information, call D.A.S.H. and C.A.R.T.A. at (843) 747- 0922 and purchase these tickets in person at the Charleston Visitor Center, 375 Meeting Street (same building which houses the Piccolo Spoleto Box Office); or visit www.RideCARTA.com. public restrooms All parking garages listed above have public restrooms. Additional restrooms are located in the following public buildings: Charleston Maritime Center, 10 Wharfside St.; City Gallery at Waterfront Park, 34 Prioleau St.; Charleston City Hall, 80 Broad St.; Charleston Visitor Center, 375 Meeting St. Portable restrooms will be located at all major outdoor Piccolo Spoleto events.


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Piccolo Spoleto, the official outreach arm of Spoleto Festival USA, was founded by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs in 1979. The 2015 Piccolo Spoleto Festival is funded in part by grants from the City of Charleston, County of Charleston, Town of Kiawah Island, and the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Title Sponsors are The Boeing Company and Publix Supermarkets Charities. Š City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs, 2015. (843) 724-7305.

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2015 Piccolo Spoleto Festival Program Guide  

The Piccolo Spoleto Festival annually presents a varied program that includes visual arts exhibitions, performances of classical music, jazz...

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