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Sponsors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Welcome Letter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 About the Festival. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 About the Poster Artist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Venue Map & List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Support the Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Navigating Charleston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Tickets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

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Sunset Serenade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Family Day at Marion Square . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Seed & Feed Marching Abominable . . . . . . . 7 Memorial Day Concert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Children’s Programs at the Library. . . . . . . . 8 Neighborhood Pop-ups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Sand Sculpting Competition . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Piccolo Spoleto Finale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

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THEATRE & DANCE

Dance Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Theatre Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Stelle di Domani at College of Charleston . 56 Piccolo Fringe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

LITERARY, HERITAGE & IDEAS

Sundown Poetry Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Literary Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Piccolo Fiction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

VISUAL ARTS

City Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Visual Arts Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Outdoor Art Exhibition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Outdoor Fine Craft Show. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

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Early Music at St. Philip’s Church . . . . . . .  11 Spotlight Concert Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 A World of Jewish Culture. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Celtic Arts Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Young Artists Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Piccolo Rising Stars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Other Musical Highlights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Blues Cruises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Harbor Cruises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 L’Organo Recital Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Festival of Churches & Synagogues . . . . . . 45 The Remington Concert Series . . . . . . . . . . 48 Piccolo Spoleto at Bishop Gadsden . . . . . . 49 Youth Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

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Dear Friends: We are delighted to share with you the program for this year’s Piccolo Spoleto Festival, the official outreach arm of Spoleto Festival USA. 2016 marks both the fortieth anniversary of Spoleto Festival USA, and the thirty-eighth year that Piccolo Spoleto has made this inspired and celebratory festival experience available to everyone in the community – artists and audiences alike. As we gather together to applaud artistic excellence and engage collectively in cultural pursuits, we are thrilled to know that family, friends, and neighbors, as well as visitors to our great city, will forge beautiful memories they will cherish forever. 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. Nearly half of Piccolo Spoleto’s events are admission free and others are modestly priced. This means that over the 17 days of the Festival, there are hundreds of opportunities to enjoy Piccolo Spoleto through events that are free to the public and offered in the spirit of a 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 among the most exciting and enjoyable arts festivals in the world. We salute all the artists who will participate in this year’s Piccolo Spoleto Festival. From the opening notes of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra’s Sunset Serenade to the rollicking Piccolo Spoleto Finale at Hampton Park, we are certain you will be entertained, delighted, and inspired by what the Festival has in store. We also look forward to seeing you in several new venues and locations throughout Charleston, from large-scale concert settings to family-friendly community gatherings in neighborhood parks. And if, by chance, you notice an uncanny resemblance between the current Mayor of this fine city and one of Piccolo Spoleto’s hardworking musicians, please do not act surprised. In a cultural capital like Charleston, you will discover that just about everyone has something to contribute to our rich artistic life and to our shared cultural heritage. We hope you will enjoy everything that Charleston and Piccolo Spoleto have to offer.

john j. tecklenburg Mayor, City of Charleston

scott watson Director, Office of Cultural Affairs


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STAFF Piccolo Spoleto Festival is produced and directed by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs city of charleston

John J. Tecklenburg Mayor 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 A. Peter Shahid, Jr. District Nine Dean C. Riegel District Ten William A. Moody, Jr. District Eleven Kathleen G. Wilson District Twelve

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Scott Watson Director of Cultural Affairs Mindy Manziano Associate Producer of Piccolo Spoleto Festival Harrison Chapman Farmers Market Manager Shannon Drake Cultural Projects Coordinator Romaine Marion-Heyward Piccolo Spoleto Advertising & Vendor Management Anne Quattlebaum City Gallery Coordinator Gordon Rooney Development Manager Ray Swagerty Production Manager Kelly Walker PR & Marketing Coordinator Rachel D. Workman Finance Manager adjunct staff

Harry Rockower Box Office Manager Hannah Wathen Assistant Box Office Manager Rebecca Gosnell Logistics/Merchandise Louis Trucillo Webmaster

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Monica Bass Peggy Bohne Connie Carillo Debbie Davis Susan Dellucci Ben Dellucci Nakenya Fludd Jenny Hunnicutt Techina Jacques Ashley Jasper Renee Kerr Michelle Long Nate Lyles Lisa McLean Billy Joe Mullinax Cat Willoughby festival interns

Omar Elmore Stephanie Gerschwer Chelsea Guedes Mackenzie Hoisington Kathleen Hughes Bodil Kenny Natalie Markiewicz Sarah Nichols Kate Pappas Rachel Rinker Sara Stamatiades Stephen Young


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ABOUT THE FESTIVAL 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 admission-free, 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 2017 Piccolo Spoleto Festival will be available online in the autumn at 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 GIL SHULER, 2016 PICCOLO SPOLETO POSTER ARTIST gil shuler is a native South Carolinian. Raised on a farm by hardworking parents who instilled in their son that hard work, good craftsmanship and strong relationships make life meaningful, Gil has been drawing all his life and is still drawing all the time now. GSGD is a graphic design company that makes art for commercial purposes. Branding, research, strategic thinking, fun, interesting, conceptual, strong. Great design adds dimension to our lives and inspires actions and reactions. Always interesting. Never boring. For more, visit gsgd.com.

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Season after season, Piccolo Spoleto draws friends and neighbors together as Charleston celebrates the arts. With beautiful park settings and the Holy City’s breathtaking streetscape as the backdrop, and with a particularly hospitable welcome to visiting Festival-goers joining the fun, treasured memories are in the making. Fri., May 27, 8:00pm

Sat., May 28, 10:00am–3:00pm

Join us at the US Custom House for Piccolo Spoleto’s annual curtain raiser. This free, outdoor concert features the Charleston Symphony Orchestra under the direction of CSO Music Director Ken Lam. This year’s program includes works by Dvořák, Glinka, and Tchaikovsky, in what promises to be a night to remember. Arrive early and enjoy the festive atmosphere as Charleston gathers to celebrate the arts. 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.

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Sunset Serenade

venue US Custom House address Concord & East Bay Streets admission Free

Family Day at Marion Square

Get in on the act and find your inner artist! Our opening Saturday offers fun and free activities for everyone, with a special chance for our smaller Piccolo Spoleto fans to steal the show. Come with your best 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


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Seed & Feed Marching Abominable

The Seed & 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 theatre 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 previous page), Piccolo Spoleto is proud to host two memorable performances at the US Custom House. Sat., May 28, 11:00pm–midnight

Midnight Pajama March

venue US Custom House address Concord & East Bay Streets admission Free Sun., May 29, noon–1:00pm

Patriotic Concert

venue US Custom House address Concord & East Bay Streets admission Free

Mon., May 30, 3:00pm

Memorial Day Concert coordinator Bill Perry presented by Maj. Gen. (ret) Arthur J. Rooney, Jr. & Helen H. Rooney 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


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CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS AT THE LIBRARY coordinator Jackie Peters venue

Charleston County Public Library address 68 Calhoun Street admission Free Tue., May 31, 9:15am, 10:45am, 12:15pm

Taiko Charleston

Taiko drumming is a dynamic musical art form grounded in core aspects of the martial arts, dance, and percussion. Most often played as a group, a Japanese Taiko performance is characterized by intensity, precision, strength, and a sense of celebration.

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Wed., June 8, 9:15am, 10:45am, 12:15pm

Imani Milele Children’s Choir from Uganda

An integral part of the Imani Milele children’s programs mission efforts, this choir travels internationally to raise awareness about the plight of Uganda’s orphaned and vulnerable children. The ensemble presents traditional African dances, drum routines, and a cappella music. Thu., June 9, 9:15am, 10:45am, 12:15pm

Charleston Mermaids

Join the Ancient Echoes dance ensemble for a magical tale under the sea brought to life with dance and puppetry. Through folkloric Middle Eastern dance, lavish costumes, and interactive story-telling, the group stages a mermaid adventure.

Wed., June 1, 9:15am, 10:45am, 12:15pm

Jack and the Beanstalk

Presented by College of Charleston Opera and directed by David Templeton, Jack and the Beanstalk presents the familiar children’s tale set to the music of the classics. Jack and the others teach the giant that nobody likes a bully in this hysterical and popular production. Thu., June 2, 9:15am, 10:45am, 12:15pm

Little Red Riding Hood

SPROUTS Musical Theatre presents this sure-to-please entertaining and engaging retelling of the famous fairytale. Follow along with the sweet, basket toting Little Red Riding Hood as she travels to Granny’s house in this hilarious touring musical production. Tue., June 7, 9:15am, 10:45am, 12:15pm

The Tortoise & The Hare

Find out who will come out ahead in Porkchop Productions’ high-energy adaptation of Aesop’s ageless fable. All of your favorite characters, plus a few new ones, come to life before your eyes.

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Let’s Get Jazzy in the Park

coordinated by The Housing Authority of the City of Charleston and Residents Advisory The City of Charleston Housing Authority and Residents Advisory presents a community festival and jazz concert. The concert features Charleston’s own, The First Class Band. venue Robert Mills Manor Courtyard address 20 Franklin Street admission Free Thu., June 2, 6:30pm

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 the unmistakable sound of laughter and applause. The City is the stage, and Piccolo looks forward to popping up in your part of town. Visit piccolospoleto.com for all of the latest details.

Allan Park Concert

Sat., June 4, 11:00am

coordinator Michael Varnadore Join the neighbors of Hampton Park Terrace as they welcome you to Allan Park for an evening of music and friends, featuring the Lyndsey Moynihan Jazz Ensemble. 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!

Come witness the formal rededication of Colonial Lake, as one of Charleston’s landmark public spaces returns to renewed vibrancy following a major renovation project spearheaded by the Charleston Parks Conservancy and the City of Charleston Parks Department. After the speeches and much deserved applause, enjoy a highspirited program of Piccolo Spoleto fun and festivity in this spectacular park setting. Lunch fare will be available for purchase from local favorites Smoke BBQ, Short Grain, Sweet Lulu’s Bakery On Wheels, and Mac Daddy food trucks, along with King of Pops.

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Allan Park Ashley Ave., between Huger & Congress Streets admission Free

Colonial Lake Re-Opening

venue Colonial Lake address Broad Street & Ashley Avenue admission Free


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Sat., June 4, 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 28th anniversary in Piccolo Spoleto. Come out to participate in the fun, family-oriented celebration whether you’re a competitor or a spectator, as teams compete for prizes in six different categories.

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Tue., June 7, Wed., June 8, Thu., June 9, 6:00pm

Avondale chARTarama Mini-Festival

Piccolo Spoleto returns to Avondale for a three-night extravaganza of arts and culture West of the Ashley. Art, poetry, photography, music, comedy, and dance are all on offer, with Tuesday evening focusing on familyfriendly attractions. Full details will be posted at piccolospoleto.com. venue address

Avondale Point Business District Savannah Highway, at and along Magnolia Road

venue Front Beach at Isle of Palms address Ocean Blvd., Isle of Palms admission Free

Sat., June 11, 5:00pm–10:00pm

Sun., June 5, 6:00pm

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Piccolo Spoleto Party at West Ashley High School

An outdoor concert on a late spring evening provides the perfect opportunity to join neighbors and friends for great music and family fun in classic Piccolo Spoleto fashion. Bring your blankets, chairs, and picnics, as Piccolo presents a lively evening bill of local and guest musicians that will keep the crowd on its feet and cheering for more. venue West Ashley High School address 4060 West Wildcat Blvd. admission Free

Piccolo Spoleto Finale

Join the fun as Charleston converges on Hampton Park for the Piccolo Spoleto Finale. The consummate culmination for another memorable festival, enjoy a perfect afternoon and evening of friends, family, and neighbors grooving to a fantastic lineup of local and visiting musicians with an infectious vibe that brings together some of Charleston’s finest working musicians across a range of genres. Family fun, food vendors, and the beautiful backdrop of Hampton Park make this night the ideal way to close out Piccolo Spoleto 2016. venue Hampton Park address 30 Mary Murray Blvd. admission Free


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May 27-29 and June 3-5, 2016 Friday and Saturday 10-6, Sunday 11-5 Admission $3 adults. Children 18 and under and Seniors 65+ free. Wragg Square Park at Meeting & Charlotte Streets Artists (clockwise from top left) Gaddy; Joynt; Kane; Gates; and Sanders FINECRAFTSHOWSCHARLESTON.COM FACEBOOK: PICCOLO SPOLETO CRAFTS SHOWS TWITTER: @PSCRAFTSHOWS


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Expect the extraordinary as Piccolo Spoleto resounds with chamber music, choral singing, bluegrass, roots, and Americana, alongside jazz, Celtic, and inventive takes on classical fare. From the Baroque to the Ben Folds Orchestra Experience, Piccolo Spoleto’s music line-up is sure to prompt effusive cries of Bravo!

EARLY MUSIC AT ST. PHILIP’S CHURCH coordinator Steve Rosenberg

Sat., May 28, 3:00pm

Back to Bach

In Chatham Baroque’s first program of the festival, the group is joined by guest harpsichordist Justin Wallace for a program that features the great master’s works for violin, harpsichord, and viola da gamba. venue St. Philip’s Church address 142 Church Street admission $21 Mon., May 30, 3:00pm

A Tale of Two Cities

Chatham Baroque and guest harpsichordist Justin Wallace musically recreate the intimate salons of eighteenth-century Paris and London with music by Handel, Purcell, and Couperin. venue St. Philip’s Church address 142 Church Street admission $21

Tue., May 31, 3:00pm

Vivaldi’s Venice

Chatham Baroque and guest violinist Evan Few perform fiery and passionate trio sonatas by Corelli, Marini, Castello, as well as Vivaldi’s La Folia. venue St. Philip’s Church address 142 Church Street admission $21 Wed., June 1, 3:00pm

Espanoleta

Chatham Baroque are joined by guest percussionist Danny Mallon and violinist Evan Few to explore the diverse music from Baroque Spain and Latin America with a mix of toe-tapping, bright, and joyful dances such as the Canario, Jota, and Folia. venue St. Philip’s Church address 142 Church Street admission $21 Thu., June 2, 3:00pm

Mediterranean Journey

Chatham Baroque and guest violinist Evan Few present the trio sonatas of famed Italians Corelli and Vivaldi, in contrast to the brilliant writing of France’s genius composer Elizabeth-Claude Jacquet de La Guerre. venue St. Philip’s Church address 142 Church Street admission $21


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The Spanish Guitar

Chatham Baroque explores the virtuosic works for violin and basso continuo by Baroque masters from across Europe including Corelli, Bach, and Biber.

Award-winning guitar virtuoso Marco Sartor returns performing renaissance fantasias by Alonso Muldara and Luys de Narvaez, his own transcription of sonatas by Dominico Scarlatti, and virtuosic works by Fernando Sor.

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Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’

Charleston Symphony Orchestra Assistant Concertmaster Micah Gangwer and core violinist Alex Boissonnault present a terrific interpretation of The Four Seasons, one of the most popular works of the Baroque period. An ensemble of musicians from the CSO accompany these virtuosos. Performance repeats on June 9. venue St. Philip’s Church address 142 Church Street admission $21 Tue., June 7, 3:00pm

Best of Handel, Purcell, and Vivaldi’s ‘Trumpet Concerto’

The Charleston Baroque Ensemble, led by Yuriy Bekker, presents some of the most beautiful and rarely heard works of Handel and Purcell. The program includes Handel’s Concerto Grosso as well as selections and arias from Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, sung by Charleston’s own Margaret Kelly Cook. To conclude, CSO principal trumpeter, Antonio Marti, plays Vivaldi’s Trumpet Concerto. Performance repeats on June 10. venue St. Philip’s Church address 142 Church Street admission $21

Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’

Charleston Symphony Orchestra Assistant Concertmaster Micah Gangwer and core violinist Alex Boissonnault present a terrific interpretation of The Four Seasons, one of the most popular works of the Baroque period. An ensemble of musicians from the CSO accompany these virtuosos. Performance repeats June 6. venue St. Philip’s Church address 142 Church Street admission $21 Fri., June 10, 3:00pm

Best of Handel, Purcell, and Vivaldi’s ‘Trumpet Concerto’

The Charleston Baroque Ensemble, led by Yuriy Bekker, presents some of the most beautiful and rarely heard works of Handel and Purcell. The program includes Handel’s Concerto Grosso as well as selections and arias from Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, sung by Charleston’s own Margaret Kelly Cook. To conclude, CSO principal trumpeter, Antonio Marti, plays Vivaldi’s Trumpet Concerto. Performance repeats June 7. venue St. Philip’s Church address 142 Church Street admission $21


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SPOTLIGHT CONCERT SERIES presented by Herzman-Fishman Fund music director Yuriy Bekker artistic director emeritus Ellen Dressler Moryl artistic coordinator Lee Kohlenberg coordinating committee Yuriy Bekker, Lee Kohlenberg, Ellen Dressler Moryl, Yiorgos Vassilandonakis & Jennifer Luiken Sat., May 28, 2:00pm

The Charleston Renaissance Ensemble

This dynamic ensemble has been delighting audiences with early vocal music for nearly four decades. This year’s concert is a reprise of their 1981 concert, presenting the monumental Vespro della Beata Vergine (1610) by Monteverdi with a 17-piece orchestra and soloists under the direction of Samuel Sheffer. venue Cathedral of St. John the Baptist address 120 Broad Street admission $17 adult, $13 senior & student Sun., May 29, 2:00pm

Rivertree Singers

This ensemble is known for expressive performances of choral music from the fifteenth to twenty-first centuries and for spirited renditions of spirituals and folks songs. The singers are young professionals who live and work in Greenville, SC. Returning to the festival, the ensemble’s program this year includes works by Scheidt, folk songs and spirituals, and works by Dan Forrest, Paul Basler, Eric Whitacre, and Robert Pearsall. venue St. Philip’s Church address 142 Church Street admission $17 adult, $13 senior & student

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Mon., May 30, 4:00pm

Charleston Piano Trio with Miles Hoffman

Enjoy an afternoon of chamber music at Mepkin Abbey with violist and NPR commentator, Miles Hoffman, and some of your favorite Charleston musicians. Natalia Khoma, Volodymyr Vynnytsky, and Yuriy Bekker join for this annual Memorial Day treat, this year featuring special and rare performances of Schumann’s Piano Quartet and Beethoven’s String Trio op. 9 No 1. This performance in the serene, lovely setting of Mepkin Abbey will inspire and uplift everyone’s spirits. Graciously assisted by the family of Nancy D. Hawk. venue address

Mepkin Abbey 1098 Mepkin Abbey Road Moncks Corner, SC admission $36, includes reception Tue., May 31, 6:00pm

Charleston Southern University Faculty & Alumni

This group of faculty and alumni from the Horton School of Music at Charleston Southern presents I Am in Need of Music: A Showcase of American Music, featuring vocal music plus piano and flute. The program includes works from Edward Hart, Leslie Adams, Samuel Barber, George Gershwin, and André Previn. venue City Gallery address 34 Prioleau Street admission $17 adult, $13 senior & student


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Sun., June 5, 6:00pm

SPOTLIGHT CONCERT SERIES CONTINUED Chamber Music with Yuriy Bekker, Natalia Wed., June 1, 6:00pm McCormick Duo

Robert and Kim McCormick present a program of classic and new works for flute and percussion instruments. With an eclectic mix of sounds, the pair specializes in American compositions, and will present several works by composers from the Southeastern United States. The program features works from Gary Powell Nash, Lou Harrison, Alec Wilder, and Baljinder Sekon. venue City Gallery address 34 Prioleau Street admission $17 adult, $13 senior & student Thu., June 2, 6:00pm

The Leaptrott Trio

The ensemble brings together three acclaimed talents who are musicians with the Atlanta Symphony and Atlanta Opera. Kenn Wagner (violin), Charae Krueger (cello), and Ben Leaptrott (piano) began their collaboration for a concert in Atlanta in 2012. The group’s program features works such as Schubert’s Trio in B Flat, D 898 and Piazzolla’s Four Seasons. venue City Gallery address 34 Prioleau Street admission $17 adult, $13 senior & student Fri., June 3, 6:00pm

Chamber Music Charleston

The string quartet (Jenny Weiss and Tomas Jakubek, violin; Ben Weiss, viola; Timothy O’Malley, cello; Ann Caldwell, narrator) open the program with their acclaimed original adaptation of Circle Unbroken, which recounts the history of the Sweetgrass Basket through the words of Margot Theis Raven and music of William Grant Still. The program concludes with Dvorak’s String Quartet No. 12, Op. 96, American. venue Grace Church Cathedral address 98 Wentworth Street admission $17 adult, $13 senior & student

Khoma and Andrew Armstrong

Enjoy an evening of intimate chamber music by Jewish composers in the beautiful and historic KKBE synagogue. Charleston’s own, Yuriy Bekker (violin), together with renowned pianist, Andrew Armstrong, will perform selected works by Copland and Korngold, several of which are featured in Yuriy and Andrew’s upcoming CD release. The duo will also play a new composition by up-and-coming composer, Jeremiah Klarman. Beloved local cellist, Natalia Khoma, will then join for a performance of the lush and epic Piano Trio in C minor by Mendelssohn. venue Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim address 90 Hasell Street admission $15 Mon., June 6, 6:00pm

Flute Virtuosi of Charleston

Charleston Symphony Orchestra flautists (Jessica Hull-Dambaugh, Regina Helcher Yost, Tacy Edwards) join Charleston pianist Irina Pevzner in a diverse program of music inspired by Spanish dance, including Sonata a brasilera, Sonata Latino, Four Souvenirs, Sentimentale from Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano, and a world premiere of Fiesta Latina by David Mancini. venue City Gallery address 34 Prioleau Street admission $17 adult, $13 senior & student Tue., June 7, 6:00pm

Poinsett Piano Trio

The ensemble (David Gross, piano; Dierdre Hutton, violin; Christopher Hutton, cello) is based in Greenville, SC and all of the members are professors at Furman University. The program includes masterworks by Ludwig van Beethoven and Johannes Brahms. The trio will explore the subtlety and nuance of Beethoven’s trio in E-flat major and Brahms’ expressive piano trio in C minor. venue City Gallery address 34 Prioleau Street admission $17 adult, $13 senior & student


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Wed., June 8, 6:00pm

Hello, Saxophone! and UNED!TED Artists

Featuring classical music for saxophone, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano, these two local groups combine to explore a realm of composers including Bartok, Ligeti, Bolling, Copland, Schoenfield, Bozza, Boutry, Lauba, J.A. Lennon, Debussy, and Bach. The concert revisits some of the most beloved works and composers in an engaging performance that encourages the audience to explore some interesting, albeit less often performed masterpieces of the chamber music repertoire. venue City Gallery address 34 Prioleau Street admission $17 adult, $13 senior & student Thu., June 9, 6:00pm

Dez Cordas

This critically acclaimed duo (Matthew Slotkin, guitar; Craig Butterfield, double bass) on the contemporary chamber scene has performed across the United States. They will present several exciting new compositions from their recently commissioned CD, Pilgrimage, along with selections from their previous recordings. venue City Gallery address 34 Prioleau Street admission $17 adult, $13 senior & student Fri., June 10, 6:00pm

Apollo Chamber Players

Known for rhythmic flair and doses of virtuosity, this string quartet has a mission to explore the cultural and folkloric influences in classical music. Apollo debuted at Carnegie Hall in 2013 and is featured frequently on Performance Today. The ensemble presents Folk Nationalism, including Five Folk Songs in Counterpoint by Florence Price, Sorrow Song and Jubilee by Libby Larsen, String Quartet No. 1, From My Life by Bedřich Smetana, and Wallachian Lament, arranged by Apollo Chamber Players. venue Grace Church Cathedral address 98 Wentworth Street admission $17 adult, $13 senior & student

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A WORLD OF JEWISH CULTURE

presented in partnership with the Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program at the College of Charleston sponsored by The Herzman-Fishman Fund with additional funding from Mindy Seltzer and Bob Lovinger coordinators Enid Idelsohn, Martin Perlmutter, and Mark N. Swick Sat. & Sun., June 4 & 5, 9:00pm

Saffron’s Jewish Coffeehouse

A showcase of local Jewish singer/ songwriters, this Coffeehouse will be headlined and produced by local mandolinist, klezmer, and bluegrass musician Aaron Firetag. venue Saffron Café address 333 East Bay Street admission $10; beer, wine, and dessert available for purchase

Feature Film Series Sun., June 5, 10:00am

Farewell Herr Schwarz (Schnee von gestern)

germany/israel, 2014, 96 minutes german, hebrew & english with english subtitles This cinematic journey about buried family secrets and the legacy of the Holocaust won best documentary awards at the Haifa International and DOK Leipzig Film Festivals. At the end of WWII, Reuveny’s grandmother Michla planned to meet her brother Feiv’ke at the Lodz train station. He never showed up. Fifty years later, Reuveny traces how three generations of her family are haunted by the meeting that never happened. Michla ended up in Israel, while Feiv’ke, believed dead, remained in Germany. The Israeli and German sides of the family lived unaware of each other until this film. venue

Arnold Hall Sylvia Vlosky Yaschik Jewish Studies Center at CofC address 96 Wentworth Street admission $8


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Mon., June 6, 6:00pm

Tue., June 7, 6:00pm

uruguay, 2014, 98 minutes spanish, with english subtitles In this eminently likeable, droll comedy, Jacob Kaplan lives an ordinary life in Montevideo. Like many of his Jewish friends, Jacob fled Europe for South America during World War II. About to turn 76, he’s become rather grumpy and restless. Adventure calls, however, when he suspects a mysterious German beach bar owner might be a runaway Nazi. Setting himself on a secret mission, Kaplan recruits Contreras, a more loyal than honest former police officer, to help him investigate. The opening night film of the BFI London Film Festival, this entertaining black comedy expertly distills a potent mixture of emotional depth and deadpan comedy.

france, 2014, 95 minutes french, with english subtitles A stylish Parisian thriller set in the murky world of Nazi-looted art. A young journalist, Esther Stegmann (Anna Sigalevitch, best known from The Piano Teacher), finds herself caught up in a web of betrayal and complicity as she investigates stolen family paintings, and uncovers a story that has been carefully buried for decades by those closest to her. French director François Margolin (producer of 2007’s The Flight of the Red Balloon) lends the lightest of touches to this dark tale, with sumptuous and beautifully shot backdrops of Paris and ravishing music to match. Also starring Michel Bouquet (Renoir) and Louis-Do de Lencquesaing. Winner Jury Award Best Film, San Diego Jewish Film Festival.

Mr. Kaplan

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Arnold Hall Sylvia Vlosky Yaschik Jewish Studies Center at CofC address 96 Wentworth Street admission $8

The Art Dealer (L’Antiquaire)

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Sun., June 5, 6:00pm

A WORLD OF JEWISH CULTURE CONTINUED Chamber Music with Yuriy Bekker, Natalia Khoma and Andrew Armstrong Musical Performances Sun., June 5, 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 their eighteenth season. Their repertoire includes music from Russia, the United States, Israel, Spain, Babylon, Italy, Eastern Europe, the Caribbean, France, and Germany. Their selections will include pieces in honor of Yom Yerushalayim, Jerusalem Day, which falls on June 4, 2016, as well as select pieces, sung with the Charleston Children’s Chorus under the direction of Charles Benesh. venue Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim address 90 Hasell Street admission $8 Sun., June 5, 3:00pm

Cantor Alberto Mizrahi: ‘A Voice of the People’

Greek-born tenor Alberto Mizrahi, is one of the world’s leading interpreters of Jewish music and serves as the Hazzan of the historic Anshe Emet Synagogue in Chicago. He has thrilled audiences worldwide in recitals, symphony concerts, and operas. His repertoire, spanning nine languages, makes his performances unique. Hazzan Mizrahi will perform select pieces of opera as well as chazzanut, and selections in honor of Yom Yerushalayim. venue Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim address 90 Hasell Street admission $15

Enjoy an evening of intimate chamber music by Jewish composers in the beautiful and historic KKBE synagogue. Charleston’s own, Yuriy Bekker (violin), together with renowned pianist, Andrew Armstrong, will perform selected works by Copland and Korngold, several of which are featured in Yuriy and Andrew’s upcoming CD release. The duo will also play a new composition by up-and-coming composer, Jeremiah Klarman. Beloved local cellist, Natalia Khoma, will then join for a performance of the lush and epic Piano Trio in C minor by Mendelssohn. venue Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim address 90 Hasell Street admission $15


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CELTIC ARTS SERIES coordinator Rob Taylor

Tue., May 31 & Wed., June 1, 7:00pm

Buille and Goodfoot

Described by the Irish Times as “as fresh a breath that’s blown through traditional (and roots) circles in a long, long time,” the hot Irish traditional band Buille visits Charleston for the first time. Led by Niall and Caoimhín Vallely, and joined this summer by brother Cillian, Buille has toured all over the world and collaborated with a diverse range of musicians including Béla Fleck, Martin Hayes, and Mick Flannery. Buille will present a range of music from Steve Reich to Weather Report, all while drawing inspiration from their own Irish traditional music background. Opening for Buille will be the dynamic, popular local Celtic band Goodfoot, featuring Bart Saylor, Karin McQuade, and Susan Conant. venue Circular Congregational Church address 150 Meeting Street admission $16 Fri., June 3, 7:30pm

Taylor Festival Choir Soloists: ‘Classical and Celtic’

Six soloists from the professional Taylor Festival Choir will sing arias and airs from the classical as well as Celtic traditions in a concert that blends classical and folk art forms. venue Circular Congregational Church address 150 Meeting Street admission $16

June 4, 5, 6, 7:00pm

Na Fidléiri: ‘Farewell to Erin’

Charleston’s beloved Celtic fiddling ensemble will present a new, fresh program mixing in traditional Celtic favorites from their recently released CD, Farewell to Erin. Led by Mary Taylor, Na Fidléiri has played to enthusiastic audiences on both sides of the Atlantic since its inception in 2001, including an Ireland concert tour with sister ensemble the Taylor Festival Choir. venue Circular Congregational Church address 150 Meeting Street admission $16 Thu., June 9, 7:00pm & Sat., June 11, 7:30pm

Taylor Festival Choir: ‘In Remembrance’

The internationally acclaimed Taylor Festival Choir, led by Dr. Robert Taylor, will present a program of choral music celebrating the lives of Bob and Cornelia Taylor. Repertoire will include settings of Miserere by Allegri and James MacMillan; J.S. Bach’s Singet dem Herrn, and selections from composers Michael McGlynn and Brian Galante. venue Cathedral of St. John the Baptist address 120 Broad Street admission $16


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YOUNG ARTISTS SERIES AT THE COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON coordinators Kathryn Norton and David Templeton Sat., May 28, noon

College of Charleston Concert Choir

Under the direction of Robert Taylor, conductor, this outstanding, awardwinning choir has been featured in juried performances at several national conferences and has toured the Southeast. venue Cathedral of St. Luke & St. Paul address 126 Coming Street admission $11 Mon., May 30, noon

Go Baroque

Spend the hour with the music of Bach, Handel, and their contemporaries as alumni and students of the College of Charleston in the area of strings and voice bring these classics to life.

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Wed., June 1, noon

Yuriy’s Violin Studio Concert

Yuriy Bekker, internationally known violinist and concert master of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, presents his students in concert. venue Simons Center Recital Hall address CofC, 54 St. Philip Street admission $11 Thu., June 2, noon

Twentieth-Century Composers & Beyond

Performed with violin, piano, cello and voice, the performers feature works from Shostakovich, Barber, Copland and others. venue Simons Center Recital Hall address CofC, 54 St. Philip Street admission $11 Fri., June 3, noon

College of Charleston Faculty, Alumni & Friends

John Samuel Roper, flautist, presents a newly written piece by College of Charleston’s Edward Hart, along with other artists and pieces which include Paganini’s Tarantella for violin and guitar.

venue Simons Center Recital Hall address CofC, 54 St. Philip Street admission $11

venue Simons Center Recital Hall address CofC, 54 St. Philip Street admission $11

Tue., May 31, noon

Sat., June 4, noon

A Day with the Romantics

A presentation of the music of Brahms, Debussy, Strauss and others. venue Simons Center Recital Hall address CofC, 54 St. Philip Street admission $11

College of Charleston Jazz

Students of the College of Charleston’s successful jazz program play many of your favorites. venue Simons Center Recital Hall address CofC, 54 St. Philip Street admission $11


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YOUNG ARTISTS SERIES CONTINUED Mon., June 6, noon

Lieder… Poetry & Music!

Regionally and nationally recognized singers perform the most intimate genre of classical music, lieder. This concert will include more than the German form; it will feature the art songs of Fauré, Donaudy, Copland, Britten and of course, Schubert, Schuman and Strauss! venue Simons Center Recital Hall address CofC, 54 St. Philip Street admission $11 Thu., June 7, noon

Mozart Effect

The music of Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven are sure to delight in the form of violin and cello sonatas as well as arias and lieder. venue Simons Center Recital Hall address CofC, 54 St. Philip Street admission $11 Wed., June 8, noon

Get off my Bach!

This concert of the music of the Baroque period’s greatest composer includes cello suites nos. 2 & 3 as well as arias from the St. Matthew Passion and the Magnificat. venue Simons Center Recital Hall address CofC, 54 St. Philip Street admission $11 Thu., June 9, noon

College of Charleston Jazz Alumni

Jazz alumni from the College of Charleston present a program of jazz standards. venue Simons Center Recital Hall address CofC, 54 St. Philip Street admission $11


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PICCOLO RISING STARS dates

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Mon., May 30, Wed., June 1, Fri., June 3, Mon., June 6, Wed., June 8, Fri., June 10, 4:00pm St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church Auditorium 1 Vanderhorst Street $6

The Rising Stars program is a Piccolo Spoleto series of six performance programs showcasing student-artists ages 9 to 18, presented by the South Carolina Alliance for Arts Education. The goal of the Rising Stars series is to provide a high profile performance opportunity that focuses on the many artistically gifted students living in the Southeast. Each performance features five to seven individuals or ensembles that are gifted in classical dance, creative writing, classical music, theatre, or visual art, each participating in a highly entertaining conversation and performance format. Visit piccolospoleto.com for each afternoon’s line-up.


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OTHER MUSICAL HIGHLIGHTS Fri., May 27, 7:00pm

The Charlestones Sing Everything

The Holy City’s premier all-male a cappella quartet has quickly made a name for themselves since their inception in 2014, with acclaim for their high level of musicianship, emotional interpretation, tight blend, and their ability to sing a variety of genres. The group will present an eclectic program of sacred and secular music drawn from the genres of barbershop, musical theatre, African American spirituals, jazz, and pop. venue St. John’s Lutheran Church address 5 Clifford Street admission $16 Sat., May 28, 9:30am

Sacred Harp Singing

Join traditional singers from around the South for an old-time all-day singing event. 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

Sat., May 28, 4:00pm

Norbert Lewandowski & Jacobo Mintzer

In the first public performance to visually demonstrate how the brain of an artist functions as he performs a musical piece, Charleston Symphony Orchestra principal cellist, Norbert Lewandowski, will perform Mariel Robert’s Three Shades, Foreshadows while a live rendering of his brain activity lights up on a projection behind him. This visual and musical experience will be followed by an explanation of brain functioning as it relates to music with neuroscientist Dr. Jacobo Mintzer and Mr. Lewandowski. venue The Riviera Theatre address 227 King Street admission $11 Sat., May 28, 5:00pm

Charleston Gospel Choir

Through moving gospel standards and contemporary selections, under the direction of David A. Richardson, this diverse, all volunteer ensemble will pay tribute to black educators of yesteryear who forged academic excellence prior to and after the landmark US Supreme Court case Brown vs. Board of Education. The performance will highlight the epic story of how they triumphed in spite of the unequal conditions and lack of resources afforded to African Americans in schools during the height of the oppressive Jim Crow era. venue St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church address 405 Meeting Street admission $21 adult; $11 student with ID


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Sat., May 28, 6:00pm

May 28, June 1, 4, 8, 11, 2:00pm

Classical soprano Jill Terhaar Lewis along with jazz musicians Robert Lewis (saxophone) and Gerald Gregory (piano) explore the repertoire that resides in and in between the classical and jazz genres with new compositions from the ensemble, highlighting music and poetry by American artists including Sara Teasdale, Emily Dickinson, Brad Mehldau, and more.

Experience the sounds that define Charleston and its unique southern charm coming to life in the historic Circular Congregational Church. Performers include Mayor John Tecklenburg, Ann Caldwell, Lonnie Hamilton III, and many more. The program includes a diverse mix of jazz, gospel, Gershwin, Gullah, spirituals, and Civil War songs. Program details can be viewed at soundofcharleston.com.

The In-Between

venue City Gallery address 34 Prioleau Street admission $16 Sat., May 28, 8:00pm

Delta Rae with special guest Liz Longley

The landscape of America is sprawling and vast, reflecting a storied past and a looming sense of possibility for the future. That topography and what it can represent is the basis for Delta Rae’s second album, After It All, a collection of songs that looks to the folklore and romance of the American frontier as a means of understanding our angst about what is yet to come. Join the six-member band as they present a picture of America, past and present, and one of a young generation still searching for their place in the world. Doors open at 7:00pm. venue Charleston Music Hall address 37 John Street admission $26, reserved seating

The Sound of Charleston

venue Circular Congregational Church address 150 Meeting Street admission $28 adult, $26 senior, $16 student, free for children 12 and under May 29, 6:00pm, June 4, 10, 8:00pm

The Choraliers Music Club of Charleston

As one of the city’s most seasoned choral groups, The Choraliers will present a dynamic one-hour Gullah-Geechee performance of Gullah Folklore including both arranged and unarranged Spirituals, gospel, blues, and excerpts from Gershwin’s opera Porgy and Bess. venue St. Mark’s Episcopal Church address 18 Thomas Street admission $15 adult, $12 senior & student Sun., May 29, 8:00pm

Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band

Josh Ritter will set out on an extensive US headlining tour in 2016 in support of his latest album Sermon on the Rocks, joined by The Royal City Band. Released to widespread critical praise, the album was recently named one of PopMatters’ 80 Best Albums of 2015. The New York Times asserts, “The literary-minded songwriter…recharges his music on his eighth studio album…Harking back to Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, and maybe a little Mark Knopfler, Mr. Ritter has always been a slinger of serious ideas and high-flown imagery.” Doors open at 7:00pm. venue Charleston Music Hall address 37 John Street admission $36 Tier 1, $26 Tier 2 reserved seating


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May 31, 6:30pm & 8:00pm; June 1, 6:30pm & 8:00pm

JAC Jazz Jam

Don’t miss one of Charleston’s most popular jazz experiences! The Jazz Artists of Charleston Jazz Jam is a place where all jazz artists are welcome to take the stage. Play, sing, listen, eat, drink, dance, and enjoy the American art form that Charleston helped bring to the world.

Celebrate jazz with an organization whose mission is to keep jazz alive and thriving in the Holy City. This four concert series will present Charleston’s talented jazz artists exploring the various realms of jazz including straight-ahead, swing, modern, fusion, and more. Visit piccolospoleto.com for program details.

venue Barsa Tapas Lounge & Bar address 630 King Street admission Free

venue Threshold Repertory Theatre address 84½ Society Street admission $20 adult, $18 senior, $15 student

Mon., May 30, 12:00pm

May 29, 30, 31, 8:00pm

This 70-member, all-male chorus, currently in its 25th year, will present a somber and celebratory tribute to veterans and current members of the armed forces at this popular Memorial Day concert. This annual event features service anthems, patriotic songs, and other inspiring works. Charleston Men’s Chorus is a nonprofit organization entertaining the tri-county area with its striking harmonies.

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 today in many churches and meeting houses in rural areas and in some black churches on the Charleston peninsula. The Singers, dressed in 1930s and 1940s attire, will sing the songs in Gullah.

Sun., May 29, 9:00pm

Charleston Men’s Chorus

venue St. Philip’s Church address 142 Church Street admission $20 Mon., May 30, 8:00pm

Jerry Douglas

Dobro master and 13-time Grammy winner Jerry Douglas is to the resonator guitar what Jimi Hendrix was to the electric guitar; elevating, transforming, and reinventing the instrument in countless ways. In addition to being widely recognized as the foremost master of the Dobro, Jerry Douglas is a forward-thinking artist whose output incorporates elements of bluegrass, country, rock, jazz, blues, and Celtic into his distinctive musical vision. As he continues his influence on Americana, bluegrass and other genres, he forges as a true pioneer in American music. Doors open at 7:00pm. venue Charleston Music Hall address 37 John Street admission $36 Tier 1, $26 Tier 2 reserved seating

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Camp Meeting

venue Mt. Zion AME Church address 5 Glebe Street admission $15 June 2, 7:00pm, June 10, 2:30pm & 7:00pm

Gracie & Lacy’s Vintage Hollywood Show!

Experience powerhouse vocals, tap dancing, comedy, and a dazzling wardrobe of historically-inspired costumes, all in this popular show staged previously in Chicago, Orlando, Branson, and elsewhere. Recognized by Marvin Hamlisch and sought after by America’s Got Talent, national sister act Gracie & Lacy bring Vintage Hollywood to life! More at gracieandlacy.com. venue Gage Hall address 4 Archdale Street admission $25 adult, $20 groups 10+, $15 children 12 and under


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Fri., June 3, 8:00pm

Billy Joe Shaver with special guest HoneySmoke

Billy Joe Shaver has never been a household name, but his songs became country standards during the 1970s and his reputation among musicians and critics alike hasn’t diminished during the ensuing decades. Shaver is truly one of the most respected living figures in American music. Bob Dylan, who rarely covers other writers, has often played Billy Joe‘s “Old Five And Dimers Like Me” in concert. Johnny Cash called him “my favorite songwriter.” The Washington Post noted, “When the country outlaws were collecting their holy writings, Billy Joe Shaver was carving out Exodus.” Doors open at 7:00pm. venue Charleston Music Hall address 37 John Street admission $36 Tier 1, $26 Tier 2 reserved seating Sat., June 4, 5:30pm

Piccolo Spoleto at Nexton presented by Nexton

Piccolo Spoleto returns to Nexton for an evening of high energy music in the incomparable outdoor gathering space of Brown Family Park. Bring your chairs and come ready to be entertained, as the groove promises to be irresistible. Bring your appetite, as well – local hospitality will be available from Summerville’s favorite restaurants and food trucks, keeping you refreshed and ready for more. venue address

Brown Family Park Nexton, Summerville, SC Follow directions for parking from Sigma Drive, Exit 199B on I-26 admission Advance booking details on piccolospoleto.com

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Sat., June 4, 7:00pm

Jews & Blacks: Parallels of Our Past

The Charleston Spiritual Ensemble, a 35-member vocal group focusing on traditional African-American spirituals, will pay tribute to the history of Black-Jewish encounters in America, particularly the role of the organized Jewish community in the civil rights movement. Through moving spirituals and sacred selections, they explore the communal relationship required to combat hatred and discrimination through social action. venue Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim address 90 Hasell Street admission $21 adult, $11 student with ID Tue., June 7, 7:00pm

Woman and Love

In this colorful and creative evening, Ayala Asherov, an Israeli-born pianist, composer, and singer-songwriter, and the popular Charleston singer, Quiana Parler, will demonstrate how two women from very different backgrounds can tell the audience stories through music and song. Together with three jazz musicians, they will embark on a program of original music about music, life, and love. venue Circular Congregational Church address 150 Meeting Street admission $16


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Wed., June 8, 8:00pm

OTHER MUSICAL HIGHLIGHTS CONTINUED The Ben Folds Orchestra Experience Wed., June 8, 6:30pm Piccolo Comes to Kittiwah presented by Town of Kiawah Island

Presented in partnership with the Kiawah Arts and Cultural Events Council, this delightful evening concert program will celebrate Charleston’s musical heritage and the American Songbook of the early twentieth century in a breathtaking setting on the banks of the Kiawah River. With a nod to the residents of Catfish Row who picnic on Kittiwah Island in the second act of Porgy & Bess, this open air concert will provide Festival-goers with a chance to delight in the cultural bounty of this very special corner of the Lowcountry. Don’t miss the boat! Limited capacity - plan ahead and secure pre-paid reservations for this event that includes a full dinner buffet with oyster roast and cash bar service from 5:30pm. venue address

Mingo Point 876 Kiawah Island Parkway Kiawah Island admission $47 adult $25 child (ages 4 to 12) Pre-paid reservations available starting May 17 via piccolospoleto.com

A magical night is in store on Daniel Island as Ben Folds joins with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra for an extraordinary concert program under the stars at Volvo Car Stadium. This special performance, conducted by CSO Principal Pops Conductor Yuriy Bekker, will feature Ben Folds singing and playing his greatest hits such as “The Luckiest”, “Brick”, and “Stephen’s Last Night in Town” with rich orchestral accompaniments provided by the CSO. Multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter/ producer Ben Folds first found mainstream success as the leader and pianist of the critically acclaimed 1990s band, Ben Folds Five. He has gone on to have a very successful solo career, recording multiple studio albums, music for film and TV, as well as numerous collaborations. Founded in 1936, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra is a cornerstone of Charleston’s cultural scene, providing high-quality performances of symphonic and chamber music, as well as inspiring education and outreach programs. In addition to a full season of concerts at the Gaillard Center, the CSO participates in community concerts, special events, and school programs throughout the state. Their Pops programming blends the classical world with popular and contemporary music for a broader audience in a casual atmosphere. Doors open at 7:00pm. venue address

Volvo Car Stadium 161 Seven Farms Drive Daniel Island admission $50, $40, $30, $24


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Thu., June 9, 8:00pm

June 10, 11, 7:00pm

A night of performances from three of the region’s best bluegrass bands: The Bluestone Ramblers, The Lowhills, and Dallas Baker & Friends. Nothing could be finer than hearing the “Sounds of the South” in one of the best listening rooms in the city. Doors open at 7:00pm.

Christianity among slave and slave holder clashes in this passionate, fictionalized account of an 1822 slave conspiracy plotted from within a Black church in Charleston, SC. Look What A Wonder Jesus Has Done, a musical with fiery gospel voices performed by the Carl Bright Singers, dramatizes epic motifs of freedom, romance, and betrayal inextricably entangled across slavery’s racial divide.

Grass in the Hall with The Bluestone Ramblers, Dallas Baker & Friends, and The Lowhills

venue Charleston Music Hall address 37 John Street admission $26, reserved seating Fri., June 10, 6:00pm

Jasmine Saxophone Quartet

This exciting new group with top professionals from the Lowcountry (Robert Lewis, Simon Harding, Mark Sterbank, Dan O’Reilly) brings all the elements of a dynamic jazz performance into an ensemble consisting entirely of saxophones. The quartet plays their own arrangements of jazz standards with original compositions for a fresh take on familiar material interspersed with inspired improvisations. venue City Gallery address 34 Prioleau Street admission $16

Look What a Wonder, a Narrated Concert on the Denmark Vesey Slave Conspiracy of 1822

venue Circular Congregational Church address 150 Meeting Street admission $22 adult, $16 senior Sat., June 11, 7:00pm

Love is in the Air: A Serenade of Love Songs

The Charlestones, the Holy City’s premier all-male a cappella quartet, showcase some of the best love songs ever written, including selections from the genres of madrigal, barbershop, musical theatre, jazz, and pop. venue St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church address 405 King Street admission $16 Wed., June 1, Thu., June 2, Fri., June 3, Tue., June 7, Wed., June 8, Thu., June 9, Fri., June 10, 11:30am

Good Mornin’, Blues

An intimate downhome blues session with pianist/singer Shrimp City Slim, originally from Chicago but now touring worldwide as Charleston’s torchbearer of “Lowcountry blues and original songs”. Crisp shuffles, funky slow-burn ballads, swamp mambos, and roof-raising boogies combine to lift your spirits and get your day off on the right foot. It’s the local blues groove! venue How Art Thou Music Café address 1956 Maybank Highway admission $12, Paid at the door, cash only


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9 - charleston county public library 68 calhoun st. 10 - charleston museum 360 meeting st. 11 - charleston music hall 37 john st. 12 - charleston performing arts center 873 folly rd., james island 13 - charleston visitor center 375 meeting st. 14 - circular congregational church 150 meeting st. 15 - city gallery 34 prioleau st. 16 - colonial lake

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4:00 pm Music: Gershwin

7:00 pm Music: The Charlestones Sing Everything

7:30 pm Theatre: The Magic Negro & Other Blackness Theatre: Gay Card

8:00 pm Traditions: Sunset Serenade Theatre: Why is Rock and Roll

9:00 pm Piccolo Fringe: Improv Riot

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Music: N. Lewandowski & J. Mintzer

49 Theatre: History of Charleston for Morons Theatre: You’ve Got to be Carefully Taught

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Music: Trey Clegg Singers

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SATURDAY, MAY 28 9:30 am Music: Sacred Harp Singing

10:00 am Traditions: Family Day at Marion Square Literary: Doing the Charleston Renaissance Music: Charleston Academy of Music

11:45 am Music: Charleston Symphony Youth Orchestra

12:00 pm Music: First (Scots) Presbyterian Kirk Choir Music: College of Charleston Concert Choir

1:00 pm Music: Southern Appalachian Chamber Singers

1:30 pm Music: Panjamdrum

2:00 pm Music: Sound of Charleston Music: The Charleston Renaissance Ensemble

3:00 pm Music: Back to Bach Music: RENAISSANCE

4:oo pm Music: Ivory Trio

Theatre: The Have Nots! Comedy Improv Co. Theatre: FEVER

8:00 pm Music: Delta Rae w/ Special Guest Liz Longley

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2:30 pm Music: The Treblemakers of Porter-Gaud

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3:30 pm Music: Harmonia Children’s Choir

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9:00 pm Music: JAC Jazz Jam Theatre: Reformed Whores

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10:00 am Literary: Doing The Charleston Renaissance Music: Joseph Peeples

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7:00 Music: Buille and Goodfoot

6:00 pm Music: McCormick Duo Visual Arts: “Pluck and Grow” Workshop

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2:00 pm Music: Sound of Charleston

6:30 pm Music: Jazz Artists of Charleston Literary: “From the Ward to The Word”

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6:00 pm Music: CSU Faculty & Alumni

Music: Yuriy’s Violin Studio Concert

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4:00 pm Theatre: The Brothers Size

Music: Good Mornin’, Blues

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3:00 pm Music: Vivaldi’s Venice Music: Micah McLaurin

Traditions: Jack and The Beanstalk

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12:15 pm Traditions: Taiko Charleston

Literary: Doing the Charleston Renaissance Music: Maxine Thévenot

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8:00 pm Music: Jazz Artists of Charleston Theatre: Under The Lights Theatre: It Ain’t Nothin’ but the Blues

8:30 pm Theatre: Reformed Whores

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Theatre: Reformed Whores Music: Chamber Music Charleston Theatre: Play What is Not There Theatre: Citizen: An American Lyric

6:30 pm 7:30 pm Music: Taylor Festival Choir Soloists Theatre: Improv Riot Music: Billy Joe Shaver w/ Special Guest Theatre: Nunsense Theatre: Mind Games w/ Howard Blackwell

8:30 pm 9:00 pm Theatre: FEVER

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7:30 pm Music: Gracie & Lacy’s Vintage Hollywood Show

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5:00 pm Music: Let’s Get Jazzy in the Park

Music: Good Mornin’, Blues

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3:00 pm Music: Mediterranean Journey Music: Micah Gangwer Theatre: Staged Readings

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12:15 pm Traditions: Little Red Riding Hood

Literary: Doing the Charleston Renaissance Music: David Houston

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12:00 pm Music: 20th Century Composers & Beyond

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Music: The Smalls Jazz Experience Theatre: Under The Lights Theatre: Fully Committed Theatre: When I First Remember

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SATURDAY, JUNE 4 9:00 am Traditions: Sand Sculpting Competition

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10:00 am Literary: Doing the Charleston Renaissance

12:00 pm Music: College of Charleston Jazz

1:00 pm Music: Charlotte Symphony Singers Theatre: Mind Games w/ Howard Blackwell

2:00 pm Music: Sound of Charleston

3:00 pm Music: Nigel Potts & Sarah Rose Taylor Theatre: Fully Committed

4:00 pm Music: The Lucia Ensemble Theatre: Exclusion Zone Theatre: Cinderella

5:00 pm Music: Dunwoody UMC Chancel Choir Literary: Piccolo Fiction Theatre: Play What is Not There

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8:00 pm Music: Choraliers Music Club of Charleston Theatre: It Ain’t Nothin’ but the Blues Theatre: Fully Committed

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8:00 pm 57 Music: Lonnie Hamilton and Friends 56 Theatre: Improvised Seinfeld Theatre: With These Words 24 Theatre: Nunsense 54 9:00 pm 55 Music: Saffron’s Jewish Coffeehouse 16 55

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7:30 pm Theatre: The Have Nots! Comedy Improv Co.

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12:00 pm Music: Lieder...Poetry and Music!

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3:00 pm Music: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

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6:00 pm Music: Mr. Kaplan Music: Flute Virtuosi of Charleston

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6:00 pm Theatre: The Rebecca Play Music: Hello, Saxophone! & UNED!TED Artists

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7:00 pm Dance: Hunchback of Notre Dame Theatre: Exclusion Zone Theatre: Together We Are Making A Poem Theatre: Nelle’s Story

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6:30 pm Literary: Jacqueline Johnson Music: Piccolo Comes to Kittiwah

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4:00 pm Theatre: Nunsense Music: Rising Stars

Music: College of Charleston Jazz Alumni

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3:00 pm Music: The Spanish Guitar Theatre: Staged Readings

Music: Good Mornin’, Blues

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2:00 pm Theatre: Together We Are Making A Poem Music: Sound of Charleston

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12:00 pm Theatre: With These Words Music: Get off my Bach!

Literary: Doing the Charleston Renaissance Music: Timothy Tikker & Julia Harlow

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FRIDAY, JUNE 10 10:00 am Literary: Doing the Charleston Renaissance Music: Mitchell Miller

11:30 am Music: Good Mornin’, Blues

2:30 pm Music: Gracie & Lacy’s Vintage Hollywood Show

3:00 pm Music: Best of Handel, Purcell & Vivaldi

4:00 pm Theatre: It ‘Aint Nothin’ but the Blues Music: Rising Stars

5:00 pm Theatre: Play What is Not There Theatre: Citizen: An American Lyric

6:00 pm Music: Jasmine Saxophone Quartet Music: Apollo Chamber Players

6:30 pm Literary: Nikki Finney

7:00 pm Music: Gracie & Lacy’s Vintage Hollywood Show

Music: Look What a Wonder Theatre: Nelle’s Story

7:30 pm Theatre: Gay Card

8:00 pm Music: Choraliers Music Club of Charleston Theatre: Improv Riot Theatre: Nunsense Theatre: Citizen: An American Lyric

10:00 pm Theatre: Big ‘Ole Show

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Perhaps the only thing better than a night out on the town is a night out on the harbor, as the Charleston skyline meets the setting sun, with the view’s peerless grandeur accentuating the energy and flair of these amazing Piccolo Spoleto Festival musical acts.

BLUES CRUISES boarding cruising dock admission

6:30pm 7:00pm to 9:00pm 17 Lockwood Drive, #B $27 adult, $23 senior & student

Sat., May 28

Shrimp City Slim

This Chicago-born pianist/singer and his rowdy combo is the house band of the renowned weekly Blues & BBQ Harbor Cruises, now in its eighth 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. Sun., May 29

Chuck “The Cat” Morris

One of the Southeast’s top blues harmonica players and a master of the traditional style, rocking the music of Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson, Slim Harpo, and more, Chuck “The Cat” Morris has performed across the US as well as in Europe, appearing with a full band and an impressive suitcase of vintage blues. The Cat is on the prowl…

Sat., June 4

Steve & The Blue Stilettos

A product of the Pittsburgh music scene, guitarist/singer Steve “O.J.” Hardy and his razor-sharp ensemble pull from a huge songbook of blue-eyed soul, Memphis R&B, and old-school funk. Expect classics from the likes of Wilson Pickett, Delbert McClinton, Tyrone Davis, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, and more. This performance is guaranteed to turn this little riverboat into a solid-gold dance party! Sun., June 5

Ceasar

The musical equivalent of a blues-soaked weekend in New Orleans, funky soul showman (Donald) Ceasar and his band really know how to set the place on fire! Raised in a family of Louisiana music legends (his grandpa was Bois Sec Ardoin), Ceasar dances like James Brown, sings like Wilson Pickett, emotes like Sam Cooke, and puts a Creole spin on everything he does. Sat., June 11

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 awardwinning film and he has performed at many major blues festivals in this part of the USA. Backed by an all-star band, this is a show you can’t afford to miss.


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boarding cruising dock admission

7:30pm 8:00pm to 10:00pm 360 Concord Street, #201 $25

Drinks and snacks available for purchase. No backpacks or large tote bags will be allowed onboard. Boat has limited handicapped accessibility; for assistance call SpiritLine Cruises at (843) 722-2628.

Tue., May 31

Steve Simon and The Kings of Jazz

Internationally acclaimed jazz clarinetist Steve Simon has been entertaining audiences all over the world with his uniquely expressive and soulful sound for over 40 years. Since moving to Charleston six years ago from the Caribbean, Steve has brought together some of Charleston’s greatest jazz musicians to form The Kings of Jazz (Richard Harris White Jr., keyboard; Brett Belanger, bass; Simon Harding, saxophone; Markus Helander, drums). Steve and his band perform popular American and Latin jazz standards in an exciting evening of cool jazz. Thu., June 2

The Smalls Jazz Experience

The band’s leader is LeRoy Smalls Jr., a retired band director and music educator from the Charleston County School District. The members of the band (Max Moore, drums; LeRoy Smalls, Saxophone; Larry Ford, keyboard; Jeffery Holt, bass and vocals) have performed extensively locally and will present an evening of upbeat and expressive jazz standards.

Sun., June 5

Lonnie Hamilton and Friends

Spend an exciting evening of jazz with Lonnie Hamilton and Friends on a sunset cruise. Lonnie’s band features Lyndsey Moynihan on vocals, Mayor John Tecklenburg on keyboard, Todd Beals on trumpet, Jamie Harris on bass, Gerald Williams on drums, and Charleston’s Jazz Ambassador Lonnie Hamilton III on saxophone. Tue., June 7

Jim Quick and the Coastline Band

Join the inimitable and humorous Jim Quick and the Coastline Band for a fun night of beach music. A southern favorite, the band performs an eclectic blend of soul, blues, and rock. From hard driving Carolina back beats to Georgia southern rock, and with Cajun inspired grooves joining Texas and Delta blues, Coastline truly defines the sound of historical Southern music. This cruise is sure to get everyone up and dancing, and with the sharp-witted Jim Quick on board, expect to laugh out loud, as well. Thu., June 9

Da’rrell Ravenell and Peace of Mind

Soulful, passionate, and expressive, Da’rrell is a talented pianist who has toured extensively around the US and abroad. His band, Peace of Mind (Christians “Black Diamond” Smalls, vocals; Leroy Alston, bass; Sean Monahan, guitar; Christian Williams, saxophone; Harrington Ford, drums) is a group of enthusiastic individuals. Join the group for an evening of electrified, smooth sound.


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coordinating committee Jack Cleghorn, Clara Godshall, Julia Harlow, Nancy Lefter, Jason Pedeaux, and Daniel Sansone Sun., May 29, 7:30pm

Nigel Potts and Sarah Rose Taylor

Mr. Potts is canon organist and master of music at Grace Church Cathedral in Charleston. He holds diplomas from music conservatories in New Zealand and England and a Master of Music degree from Yale. Born in England, Ms. Taylor, a mezzosoprano, holds a degree in voice and also a degree in French from La Sorbonne, Paris. venue Grace Church Cathedral address 98 Wentworth Street admission Free, offerings accepted Mon., May 30, 10:00am

Charles Tompkins and Gregory Tompkins

Dr. Charles Tompkins is a professor of music at Furman University and the organist at First Baptist Church Greenville. He has traveled extensively throughout the US and Europe performing solo recitals. His son, Gregory, a recent Eastman graduate, is on the faculty of Music Haven in New Haven, CT and is second violinist in the Haven String Quartet. They will perform works by Saint-Saëns, Rütti, Farrell, and Jongen. venue St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church address 405 King Street admission Free, offerings accepted

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Joseph Peeples

Mr. Peeples is a rising organ talent who recently completed coursework for a doctorate at Indiana University and holds a Master of Music Performance from Brigham Young University. He has performed across the US and was a finalist in the Authur Poister Scholarship Competition in 2014. The program will showcase works by Bach, Vierne, Franck, and Alain. venue St. Michael’s Church address 71 Broad Street Street admission Free, offerings accepted Wed., June 1, 10:00am

Maxine Thévenot

Dr. Thévenot is on the faculty at the University of New Mexico and serves as the organist and choir director at the Cathedral of Saint John in Albuquerque. She holds a Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts from the Manhattan School of Music. The program will feature works by Mulet, Hampton, Bach, and Vierne. venue St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church address 405 King Street admission Free, offerings accepted Thu., June 2, 10:00am

Anthony Williams

Dr. Williams teaches at Fisk University in Nashville where he is an associate professor of organ and music history. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from The American Conservatory and a Master of Music from the University of Michigan. The program will feature works by Dupré, Bach, Sowande, and Weaver. venue Bethel United Methodist Church address 57 Pitt Street admission Free, offerings accepted


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David Houston

Mr. Houston is organist and choirmaster of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in College Park, MD. He holds degrees from Haute École de Musique de Lausanne, Switzerland, the Conservatoire Internationale de Paris, and the Paris Conservatory, concentrating on the music of Maurice Duruflé. The program will feature Duruflé’s Suite, Op. 5 as well as works by Dupré and Vierne. venue Grace Church Cathedral address 98 Wentworth Street admission Free, offerings accepted Sun., June 5, 7:30pm

Isabelle Demers

Dr. Demers is a professor of organ at Baylor University. She is rapidly becoming recognized as one of North America’s foremost virtuosic organists, performing throughout the US, Canada, and Europe. She holds Masters and Doctoral degrees from the Julliard School in New York City. This evening program will feature symphonic works by Prokofiev, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Wagner that she has transcribed for organ. venue Summerall Chapel, The Citadel address 171 Moultrie Court admission Free, offerings accepted Mon., June 6, 10:00am

Nathan Davy

Dr. Davy is the assistant organist at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC. In June 2016, he competes as a semifinalist in the AGO National Competition in Houston. He holds a Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts from the Eastman School of Music. The program will include works by Laurin, Widor, Bach, and Ravel. venue St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church address 405 King Street admission Free, offerings accepted

Tue., June 7, 10:00am

Andrew Yeargin and Michelle Repella

Dr. Yeargin is the director of music and organist at the Church of the Holy Trinity in New York City and organist at Congregation Shir Ami in Greenwich, CT. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Organ from the Manhattan School of Music with further study in France. Joined by soprano Michelle Repella, he will perform works by Robinson, Rorem, and Widor’s Symphonie VI. venue Cathedral of St. John the Baptist address 120 Broad Street admission Free, offerings accepted Wed., June 8, 10:00am

Patrick A. Scott

Dr. Scott is the assistant organist and choirmaster of the Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta. In 2014, he won first prize and the audience prize in improvisation at the AGO National Convention in Boston. He holds a Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Texas (Austin). This program will feature Bach, Widor, Locklair, Mulet, and an improvisation venue Grace Church Cathedral address 98 Wentworth Street admission Free, offerings accepted Thu., June 9, 10:00am

Timothy Tikker and Julia Harlow

Dr. Tikker is the college organist at Kalamazoo College and music director at First Congregational Church in Romeo, MI. He holds a Doctoral degree in organ performance from the University of Michigan. He is joined by Julia Harlow on rear gallery organ. His program will feature works by Bellini, Bach, Soler, and Mendelssohn. venue

French Protestant (Huguenot) Church address 136 Church Street admission Free, offerings accepted


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Mitchell Miller

Mr. Miller is a senior at Oberlin College, pursuing an undergraduate degree in organ and German. In 2015, he was one of five finalists in the Taylor Organ Competition. As part of the recent Bach Aria Project in Boston, he performed the vocal works of J.S. Bach with fellow students and professionals. His concert features works by Bach, Bruhns, and Brahms. venue Cathedral of St. Luke & St. Paul address 126 Coming Street admission Free, oerings accepted

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FESTIVAL OF CHURCHES & SYNAGOGUES coordinator William Schlitt

coordinating committee Scott Atwood, Mark Bebensee, Clara Godshall, Jo Hethcox, Katie Holland, Emily Remington, Porter Remington, D’Jaris Whipper-Lewis, and Chuck Wilson Sat., May 28, noon

First Scots Presbyterian Church Kirk Choir

The Kirk Choir presents a selection of anthems and spirituals including works by Mendelssohn, Clausen, Gramann, Parker, Hogan, and Rutter. This thirty member choir is conducted by Director of Choral Music Ricard Bordas and accompanied by organist/ music director JeeYoon Choi. venue First Scots Presbyterian Church address 53 Meeting Street admission Free, offerings accepted Sat., May 28, 1:00pm

The Southern Appalachian Chamber Singers

Returning to the festival for their eleventh appearance, these singers are alumni and faculty of Mars Hill University. The ensemble focuses on performing traditional choral music as well as the music of the Southern Appalachian region, namely folk songs, hymns, and spirituals. This year’s concert features music representing these traditions as well as the music of Antonio Vivaldi, Randall Thompson, Z. Randall Stroope, John Rutter, and Gabriel Fauré. venue St. Philip’s Church address 142 Church Street admission Free, offerings accepted

Sat., May 28, 3:00pm

Renaissance

These twenty-seven voices will unite under the direction of Robert Pritchard to bring audiences a program of lesser known works such as Requiem in D, Op. 194 by Joseph Rheinberger and Revelation Motet by Melchior Franck. The ensemble’s return engagement also includes some choral favorites by J.S. Bach, Gerald Finzi, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, and Edgar Bainton. venue Bethel United Methodist Church address 57 Pitt Street admission Free, offerings accepted Sat., May 28, 5:00pm

The Trey Clegg Singers

Atlanta’s new multicultural ensemble is a predominantly African-American chorus with a mission to achieve the highest level of performance and scholarship through diverse musical genres and cultures in an effort to bring hope, peace, and joy to audiences. The group is led by music director and conductor Trey Clegg, an instructor of music at Spellman College and singer in the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus and Chamber Chorus. venue St. Philip’s Church address 142 Church Street admission Free, offerings accepted Sun., May 29, 2:00pm

Carolina Voices Festival Singers

This ensemble, under the direction of Donna Hill, explores the simplest forms of our existence, as well as classical elements through a remarkable collection of choral music. The concert program features Cloudburst and Water Night by Eric Whitacre, Song of the Earth by David Brunner, Deep River by Anders Paulsson, and Hymn to the Eternal Flame by Stephen Paulus. The ensemble will also premiere a new choral work by South Carolina composer James Kevin Gray. venue Bethel United Methodist Church address 57 Pitt Street admission Free, offerings accepted


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Sun., May 29, 5:00pm

Sat., June 4, 1:00pm

Under the direction of Eddie Huss with organist William Douglas, this choir returns to the festival to present a program of favorite hymns and anthems from the Renaissance through the twentieth century.

The Charlotte Symphony Chamber Singers presents Pro Anima: For the Soul, featuring contrasting sets of Psalms, Duruflé’s Quatre Motets sur des Themes Gregoriens, and Three Nocturnes by Daniel Elder. The choir will close the program with Shakespeare Songs by Matthew Harris, to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death.

Shandon UMC Chancel Choir

venue Bethel United Methodist Church address 57 Pitt Street admission Free, offerings accepted Mon., May 30, 11:00am

Atlanta Schola Cantorum

Returning to the festival after performances spanning twenty years, Atlanta Schola Cantorum specializes in the performance of sacred church music of the Renaissance with its extraordinary and timeless beauty. venue Circular Congregational Church address 150 Meeting Street admission Free, offerings accepted Mon., May 30, 3:00pm

Lynn Swanson Festival Singers

Having participated in the festival each year since 1989 as the William Baker Festival Singers, this year marks the re-titled ensemble’s first Piccolo Spoleto performance under new music director Lynn Swanson. The diverse program will include classic works from Gabrieli to Rachmaninov, modern works by Esenvalds, Clausen, and Gjeilo, as well as the folk songs and spirituals which have made the Festival Singers a regional sensation for over three decades. venue Circular Congregational Church address 150 Meeting Street admission Free, offerings accepted

Charlotte Symphony Chamber Singers

venue Bethel United Methodist Church address 57 Pitt Street admission Free, offerings accepted Sat., June 4, 5:00pm

Dunwoody UMC Chancel Choir

This ensemble’s program presents a concert of sacred music from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, featuring works by Ola Gjeilo, Benjamin Britten, Ralph Vaughan Williams, C.G. Walden, Eric Whitacre, and others. venue Bethel United Methodist Church address 57 Pitt Street admission Free, offerings accepted Sun., June 5, 3:00pm

Sacre Voci

This group returns to the festival presenting a celebration of choral works for chamber choir. Selections include William Byrd’s Mass for 4 voices, motets by William Billings, Palestrina, and Purcell, as well as American composer Roger T. Petrich’s Ah, Holy Jesus. venue Cathedral of St. John the Baptist address 120 Broad Street admission Free, offerings accepted


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Palmetto Bronze Handbell Ensemble

This nationally recognized community handbell ensemble of the Lowcountry presents Out on the Town with Palmetto Bronze, an entertaining concert of music for all ages including pop, classical, show tunes, and marches on 7+ octaves of bells and 6 octaves of hand chimes with added percussive instrumentation. venue Bethel United Methodist Church address 57 Pitt Street admission Free, offerings accepted Sun., June 5, 5:00pm

womanSong Chorale

The Chorale presents Shout! Sister Shout!, a program of choral music composed for women from the twelfth through twentyfirst centuries. At the heart of this concert is composer Abbie Betinis’ stirring work From Behind the Caravan: Songs of Hafez. The program juxtaposes the mystic sounds and poetry of this piece with choral works by Brahms, Chesnokov, Walker, and more, highlighting the best in women’s choral music. The performance culminates with the ensemble’s signature set of music from their Appalachian heritage including shape-note singing, a newly commissioned folk setting, as well as other folk songs and spirituals. venue St. Philip’s Church address 142 Church Street admission Free, offerings accepted

Sat., June 11, 11:00am

Trinity Chancel Choir

Returning to the festival, this choir is a group of 20 singers that perform primarily a cappella music from the Renaissance to the twentieth century, with an emphasis on Southern folk-oriented compositions. venue St. Philip’s Church address 142 Church Street admission Free, offerings accepted


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Thu., June 2, 3:00pm

Sun., May 29, 2:00pm

Sat., June 4, 3:00pm

This thirty member ensemble led by director of choral music Ricard Bordas and accompanied by organist/music director JeeYoon Choi, sings a wide variety of music from a traditional sacred music repertoire with the occasional addition of classical composers.

Mr. Potts is canon organist and master of music at Grace Church Cathedral in Charleston. He holds diplomas from music conservatories in New Zealand and England and a Master of Music degree from Yale. Born in England, Ms. Taylor, a mezzosoprano, holds degrees in voice and in French from La Sorbonne, Paris.

Micah Gangwer

Serving as assistant concertmaster of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, principal second violinist of the South Carolina coordinator Philharmonic, and associate concert master Emily Remington of Symphony Orchestra Augusta, Micah venue Franke at Seaside Gangwer is a prolific local musician. He Rodenberg Hall is currently pursuing a Doctoral degree address 1885 Rifle Range Rd., Mt. Pleasant in violin performance at the University of admission Free, oerings accepted South Carolina.

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Tue., May 31, 3:00pm

Micah McLaurin

One of the outstanding pianists of his generation, Micah McLaurin has distinguished himself at several international competitions, winning top prizes in the Ettlingen International Competition for Young Pianists in Germany as well as the Thomas and Evon Cooper International Piano Competition. He has performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, Orquesta Juvenil de El Salvador, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, the South Carolina Philharmonic, and the Virginia Symphony. Micah was the youngest of eight pianists selected to participate in the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, where he won the concerto competition and performed with the Academy Festival Orchestra.

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Bishop Gadsden 1 Bishop Gadsden Way James Island admission Free Fri., May 27, 4:00pm

Gershwin: Remembrance and Discovery

A multimedia program centered on the life and music of America’s greatest songwriting duo, George and Ira Gershwin, as performed by award-winning pianist and master storyteller Richard Glazier. Beginning with early Gershwin compositions, Glazier will move to songs from Broadway and Hollywood, and then on to the concert works, concluding with the complete solo piano version of Rhapsody in Blue. Sat., May 28, 4:00pm

Ivory Trio

This new artistic piano trio consisting of brilliant musicians (Solomon Eichner, piano; Shr-Han Wu, violin; Ying Liao, cello) joined together in 2013 while studying at the University of South Carolina. The trio has been coached by Donald Portnoy, Phillip Bush, and Charles Fugo and has participated in a master class with the Parker Quartet. This season they will be making their debut in the Hendersonville Chamber Music Concert Series, as well as this Piccolo Spoleto debut. Their program will consist of trios by Tchaikovsky and Beethoven.

Sat., June 4, 4:00pm

The Lucia Ensemble

A Tapestry of Dreams is a musical and theatrical exploration of women’s dreams from a variety of stages of life, created from material gathered in interviews by The Lucia Ensemble. These singers are collaborating with two actors from the Cincinnati-based troupe Friends of the Groom to ponder dreams, specifically the dreams women both young and old have had for their futures. Their program will include vocal music from various traditions accompanied with stories. Sun., June 5, 7:00pm

Songs of Love and Justice

Through the carefully selected texts of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Poet Laureate Langston Hughes, mezzo-sopranos Laquavia Alston and Shanelle Woods, along with tenor Lonnie Reed, highlight the African-American experience using themes of religion, love, and social injustice. The program will feature art songs from Adolphus Hailstork’s titular work as well as music by African-American composer H. Leslie Adams, with highlights from Porgy and Bess. This recital will also mark the return of Dreamer: 7 Poems by Langston Hughes by Erik Santos. Sat., June 11, 4:00pm

Castle Crossing

This group performs an eclectic mix of Celtic and Americana covers and originals on vocals, guitar, bass, fiddle, and bodhrán (Irish hand drum). These four seasoned musicians (Jeff Castle, guitar, vocals; Ellie Jos, violin; Frank Ruopoli, bass; Regina Ruopoli, vocals, bodhrán) breathe new life into traditional as well as contemporary roots music. Showcasing their tight harmonies, some works will revive ancient Celtic folk songs while others pay homage to more modern songs.


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Sun., May 29, 1:30pm

Cane Bay High School Cobra Chorale

A showcase of talented students features some of CAM’s finest young musicians ranging in age from 11 to 17 years old. The program will include chamber music by Vivaldi, Dvorak, Brahms, Poulenc, SaintSaens, and more. The students will be featured in a quartet, piano duos, flute and guitar duo, and as a guitar orchestra.

The Cobra Chorale is the top performing mixed ensemble at Cane Bay. In addition to four major concerts annually, they also perform at school and community functions, present an annual Holiday Madrigal Dinner, and participate in Piccolo Spoleto. Cobra Chorale consistently receives Superior Ratings at State Festival and has placed as high as second in the State in their division. They perform a variety of traditional choral music.

venue Charleston Music Hall address 37 John Street admission Free

venue Second Presbyterian Church address 342 Meeting Street admission Free

Sat., May 28, 11:45am

Sun., May 29, 2:30pm

The CSYO is one of the premier youth orchestras of the South Carolina Lowcountry, showcasing 65 students from 18 schools and three counties from ages 11 to 18.

The Treblemakers will present a program of choral music for young voices drawn from spiritual, classical, patriotic, folk, and contemporary genres.

Sat., May 28, 10:00am

Charleston Academy of Music Students

Charleston Symphony Youth Orchestra

venue Charleston Music Hall address 37 John Street admission Free Sat., May 28, 1:3opm

Panjamdrum

The Treblemakers of Porter-Gaud School

venue Second Presbyterian Church address 342 Meeting Street admission Free Sun., May 29, 3:30pm

Harmonia Children’s Choir

Returning to the festival, the steel drum group will present new American and Trinidadian music written for this emerging percussive art form. The group is composed of 7th and 11th grade students representing the schools of Berkeley County, SC under the direction of Linda Versprille.

Under the direction of Scott and Suzanne Atwood, this liturgical choir of Christ Our King - Stella Maris School in Mount Pleasant, SC will present repertoire including many sacred classics by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Faure, as well as African-American spirituals and folk-tune inspired hymns and songs.

venue Charleston Music Hall address 37 John Street admission Free

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Charleston Children’s Chorus

Under the direction of Dr. Charles Benesh and accompanied by Ricks Floyd, this select treble choir is composed of Charleston County students who have been identified as artistically gifted. The Chorus will perform traditional and contemporary selections from around the world. venue Second Presbyterian Church address 342 Meeting Street admission Free Sun., June 5, 2:00pm

The Children’s Choir of St. Philip’s Church

The Children’s Choir will perform a concert featuring the music they will sing on their European tour in summer 2016. Selections include works by Vivaldi, Whitacre, Stopford, Todd, Mendelssohn, and Casals. venue St. Philip’s Church address 142 Church Street admission Free

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Setting the Festival in motion, Piccolo Spoleto’s dance platform ranges from classical ballet on the mainstage to immersive contemporary dance in non-traditional spaces. Open air performances by community performance ensembles and showcases by pre-professional students complete this year’s dance card. Sun., June 5, 5:00pm

Tue., June 7, Wed., June 8, 7:00pm

Great Gig Dance Ensemble is the performing company of Great Gig Dance Co. in Kennesaw, GA. Under the direction of Tammy Everhart, the Ensemble is a pre-professional performing group of 50+ young dancers specializing in jazz, ballet, tap, hip-hop, and contemporary dance. The Ensemble provides performance opportunities for the dancers to share their talents and love for the arts with local and regional communities. This return visit to Piccolo Spoleto will inspire dancers of all ages.

First performed in October 2012, Hunchback of Notre-Dame is a full-length ballet based on Victor Hugo’s novel. The beautiful Esmeralda is caught in a story of love, betrayal, and doom as Quasimodo stands by her as a protector, while the Archbishop Frollo wants to claim Esmeralda as his own. The ballet is a dark, intense and tragic performance.

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Charleston City Ballet

venue Charleston Music Hall address 37 John Street admission $28 Tier 1, $26 Tier 2, $15 children, reserved seating

venue Footlight Players Theatre address 20 Queen Street admission $16 adult, $13 senior & student Mon., June 6, Tue., June 7, 8:00pm

Annex Dance Company

Annex Dance Company returns to Piccolo Spoleto with The Red Suitcase, a collection of modern dance pieces inspired by the artwork of eleven visual artists displayed in a vintage suitcase. venue City Gallery address 34 Prioleau Street admission $16

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Get in on the act and experience a wide array of dramatic offerings certain to thrill Piccolo Spoleto audiences. Whether it’s a musical comedy, a toetapping revue, a historical play, an improv romp, or a daring premiere production, these stage works will entertain and enthrall. May 28, 4:00pm; May 30, 8:00pm

May 29, 2:00pm; June 4, 4:00pm

A revealing original production by Charleston Southern University tackles racism and prejudice through music, dialogue, and spoken word. Premiered in 2015 to sold-out audiences, the show sheds light on the ways we think in an effort to heal, restore, and move forward together.

Princes and pumpkins, glass slippers, fairy godmothers and ugly step-sisters... whatever is a girl to do? SPROUTS Musical Theatre presents the most popular of all classic tales in its hilarious and magical Cinderella. This musical pulls out all the stops with great audience participation, hysterical numbers, and beautiful ballads.

You’ve Got To Be Carefully Taught

venue Footlight Players Theatre address 20 Queen Street admission $16 adult, $11 student May 28, 29, 8:00pm; June 1, 2, 8, 4:00pm; June 3, 5, 10, 11, 8:00pm

Nunsense

The Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters and they are in dire need of funds for the burials. The sisters decide that the best way to raise the money is to put on a variety show. This new Footlight Players production of Nunsense features star turns, tap and ballet dancing, fun songs, an audience quiz, and countless comic surprises. venue Footlight Players Theatre address 20 Queen Street admission $26 adult, $15 student, $21 senior & military

Cinderella

venue Footlight Players Theatre address 20 Queen Street admission $13 May 29, 5:00pm

Sounds of the Cigar Factory

This staged reading, dramatizing selections from Michele Moore’s recently published The Cigar Factory: A Novel of Charleston, demonstrates with authentic and lyrical language, images, music, and song how both black and white factory workers in Charleston persevered and gave rise to the civil rights anthem of protest and promise, We Shall Overcome. This musical prose poem was described as courageous and transcendent by beloved Lowcountry author Pat Conroy before his passing. venue Footlight Players Theatre address 20 Queen Street admission $20


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May 31 & June 8, 8:00pm

Mark Twain’s Final Tour

According to Mark Twain, his life was an unswerving regularity of irregularity. Born in 1835, the year of Halley’s Comet, he was fond of saying that he expected to go out when it came again, and sure enough, in April, 1910 he did just that. The 75 years in between gave us one of the rarest, richest, and raciest personalities that America has known. Stan Gill has portrayed this humorist all over the world for 40 years and is returning to Piccolo Spoleto this year with this signature performance. venue Footlight Players Theatre address 20 Queen Street admission $26 June 1, 4, 7, 9, 8:00pm; June 10, 4:00pm

It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues

This sizzling musical revue presented by Art Forms and Theatre Concepts will have audiences tapping their feet, clapping their hands and leaving the theatre humming and smiling. More than three dozen songs, fabulous costumes and a five piece band will take you on a journey through the roots of Africa, moving smoothly to the urban blues of Chicago. venue Footlight Players Theatre address 20 Queen Street admission $25 adult, $20 senior & student June 2, 8:00pm

When I First Remember

Queen Atterberry of Lady in White Production Company blends music, dance, and dialogue to tell the story of the inception of Gullah-Geechee culture, which is unique to the Lowcountry. venue Footlight Players Theatre address 20 Queen Street admission $21

May 28, 30, 8:00pm; May 29, 2:00pm; May 31, 4:00pm

The Brothers Size

Trustus Theatre presents an intimate and imaginative production exploring the tenuousness of freedom and the bonds of brotherhood. Ogun and Oshoosi are two brothers at odds following Oshoosi’s release from prison. Flights of poetry, music, and West African mythology combine in this contemporary tale written by acclaimed playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney while a student at the Yale School of Drama. venue PURE Theatre address 477 King Street admission $26 May 27, 8:00pm; May 31, 8:00pm; June 6, 7, 7:00pm; June 11, 8:00pm

Why is Rock and Roll?

Jay White and Jim Algar present a performance piece created to entertain and educate its audience about the genre of music that would revolutionize and redefine world culture. Part storytelling, rock concert, and theatrical play, the show takes you on a rollercoaster ride through the history of music. venue PURE Theatre address 477 King Street admission $26 June 3, 4, 6:00pm; June 5, 2:00pm; June 9, 8:00pm; June 10, 8:00pm

Citizen: An American Lyric

Presented by the core ensemble of professional actors at PURE Theatre, Citizen is a provocative mediation that fuses prose, poetry, movement, music, and visual imagery in a theatre experience that promotes a new and much needed dialogue on race. This production is the regional premiere of an award-winning book by Claudia Rankine, adapted for the stage by Stephan Sachs. venue PURE Theatre address 477 King Street admission $26


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June 8, 9, 6:00pm; June 11, 2:00pm

The Rebecca Play

The InHEIRitance project is producing original plays in communities around the country, inspired by narratives from the book of Genesis and devised from interactions with members of the local community. In Charleston, the play tackles the story of Rebecca using themes and ideas that arose through conversations, communal study, and workshops with Jewish and African-American Charlestonians. For more information including details on community events, visit inheiritance.org. venue PURE Theatre address 477 King Street admission $26 May 28, 8:00pm; May 29, 7:30pm; June 2, 8:00pm; June 4, 3:00pm & 8:00pm; June 5, 11, 3:00pm

Fully Committed

This devastatingly funny production from Threshold Repertory Theatre follows Sam Peliczowski, an out-of-work actor who mans the reservation line at Manhattan’s top restaurant. Coercion, threats, and bribes are all in a day’s work as he’s bombarded by scheming socialites and egomaniacal bosses. Fully Committed features forty diverse characters played by a single performer. venue Threshold Repertory Theatre address 84½ Society Street admission $21 adult, $16 senior & student May 29, 3:00pm; June 3, 8:00pm; June 4, 1:00pm & 6:00pm; June 5, 7:30pm; June 11, 7:00pm

‘Mind Games’ with Illusionist Howard Blackwell

This theatrical performance features mental illusions woven with stories of the past. Illusionist Howard Blackwell puts his spin on some of the classics of magic while demonstrating incredible mental feats, testing the limits of intuition and abilities of the mind. venue Threshold Repertory Theatre address 84½ Society Street admission $25 adult $22 senior & children under 12

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June 8, 9, 10, 7:00pm; June 11, 1:00pm; June 12, 3:00pm

Nelle’s Story: The World of Harper Lee

Athena Productions presents a one-woman play, opening with an eleven-year-old Nelle Harper Lee, dressed in overalls and bearing a striking resemblance to Scout in the film version of To Kill A Mockingbird. The key scene is based on the only lecture Lee ever gave on a college campus — to the freshmen at the US Military Academy at West Point in 1965. Talkbacks with the creative team follow the June 10 and June 12 performances. venue Threshold Repertory Theatre address 84½ Society Street admission $21 adult, $16 senior & student May 28, 5:00pm & 7:30pm; May 29, 4:00pm & 7:30pm; May 30, 31, 9:00pm; June 2, 3, 4, 9:00pm; June 5, 4:00pm & 7:30pm

FEVER

Charleston Cabaret Theatre presents a dance musical that celebrates female empowerment and sexual expression of female pop icons. FEVER takes you on a titillating journey from prohibition to the present, featuring music industry icons, from Betty Boop to Beyoncé, revealing how these strong, courageous pioneers broke barriers for women worldwide. venue Charleston Performing Arts Ctr. address 873 Folly Road admission $45 VIP, $35 General Seating June 6, 7, 7:00pm; June 8, 2:00pm & 7:00pm; June 9, 5:00pm; June 11, 10:30am

Together We Are Making a Poem in Honor of Life

A shocking tragedy. An unspeakable mystery. A mother and father tangled in grief. Fresh from a run in New York City, this intimate, immersive drama from The Salvage Company explores what it means to be a parent after the unimaginable happens. Join the circle of chairs for a theatrical experience you’ll never forget. venue Gage Hall address 4 Archdale Street admission $21


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STELLE DI DOMANI AT THE COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON coordinator Todd McNerney

May 27, 30, 31, June 1, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 7:30pm; May 28, June 2, 3, 9, 11, 8:30pm

Gay Card

This hysterical coming-of-age musical is a world premiere production presented by the student-run Center Stage. Follow the story of Logan, a new “out and proud� freshman at Lakeshore College, as he struggles to find his place among his fellow classmates. He discovers, with a lot of help from friends and one unexpected anonymous source, just how he belongs and in doing so reminds all of us of our own journeys. venue Theatre 220 at Simons Center address CofC, 54 St. Philip Street admission $20 adult, $18 senior & student May 28, June 3, 9, 11, 6:00pm; May 29, 7:30pm; May 30, 3:00pm; June 4, 10, 5:00pm

Play What is Not There

The Department of Theatre and Dance will present this original play, the title of which comes from a famous Miles Davis quote. Originally premiering at the prestigious Guthrie Theater, this one-act play explores the challenges a young physician confronts while juggling her practice, self-fulfillment, and family. It blends Greek mythology and jazz with a taut exploration of the tension between work and life. This production is presented through the generous support of Dr. Louis and Andrea Weinstein. venue Chapel Theatre address CofC, 172 Calhoun Street admission $17 adult, $14 senior & student

May 29, 4:00pm; June 5, 8:00pm; June 8, 12:00pm

With These Words

The College of Charleston Department of Theater and Dance proudly supports this third annual collaboration with Annex Dance Company. This performance, the result of a residency by Annex, will present College of Charleston student dancers alongside professional dancers in new and selected works that explore text and literary themes through movement. venue Chapel Theatre address CofC, 172 Calhoun Street admission $16 adult, $13 senior & student May 31, June 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 8:00pm

Under the Lights

Returning to the festival, this Piccolo favorite highlights original College of Charleston student works. A series of 10-minute plays, Under the Lights features winners of the Franklin B. Ashley Playwriting and the Todd McNerney Student Playwriting Awards. Enjoy an evening celebrating the voices and ideas of the next generation of writers. venue Chapel Theatre address CofC, 172 Calhoun Street admission $17 adult, $14 senior & student June 1, 2, 7, 8, 3:00pm

Staged Readings

Free staged reading of the 2016 Todd McNerney National Playwriting contest winner and runner-up. Previous winning plays have come from such notable playwrights as Caridad Svich, James Still, William Missouri Downs, and Donnetta Lavinia Grays. Visit piccolospoleto.com for the final schedule and details. venue Theatre 220 at Simons Center address CofC, 54 St. Philip Street admission Free


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PICCOLO FRINGE 2016 venue address

Theatre 99 280 Meeting Street above the Bicycle Shoppe admission $16 General Admission

May 28, June 4, 7:30pm; May 29, 7:00pm; June 11, 9:00pm

The Have Nots! Comedy Improv Company

No scripts! All improv! The longest running show in Charleston, this high-energy comedy improv show is entirely based on audience suggestions so every show is different. The Have Nots! will perform their unique brand improv comedy and you never know who will join them on stage. May 28, June 3, 4, 6:00pm; May 29, 9:00pm; May 31, 7:30pm; June 1, 8:30pm Reformed Whores ages 18+ only If Tenacious D and Dolly Parton got drunk and had a baby it would be the musical comedy duo Reformed Whores! Southernbred, 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. May 28, 4:00pm; May 29, June 5, 3:00pm; June 1, 7:00pm; June 11, 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 everyone to enjoy, while forever answering the hard-to-ask questions like: Which is better – mustard-based or vinegarbased barbeque? And why did it take Mel Gibson so long to join the Continental Army? Charleston City Paper says the Morons “dazzle the audience with their ignorance.”

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May 27, 9:00pm; June 3, 7:30pm; June 10, 8:00pm

Improv Riot

Two acts of the funniest improv to be seen anywhere. Theatre 99 is Charleston’s year-round home for improv comedy where audiences come to laugh until it hurts. Bring 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, 7:30pm; May 28, 9:30pm; May 29, 5:00pm

The Magic Negro and Other Blackness

ages 18+ only Using comedic sketches, improv, and character pieces, this one-man show from the mind of Mark Kendall (Dad’s Garage Theatre in Atlanta) examines the representation of black males in the media. Have you ever pondered the idea that Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham might be racially charged? And just whose uncle is Uncle Ben? Well, maybe it’s time to take a closer look. From prison to white flight, Aunt Jemima, and even Reading Rainbow – this show explores some of the ways these images influence our views on race in everyday life. Word to your mother. But not the n-word. June 2, 7:00pm; June 5, 5:00pm; June 11, 4:00pm

Moonlight After Midnight

A man and woman meet in a midnight hotel room, setting the stage for a romantic mystery that has enthralled audiences from Australia to Canada and throughout the US. Holding the award for Best of Fest in Ottawa, Cincinnati, Orlando, Vancouver, and Adelaide, the show, written by Martin Dockery, stars Dockery and Vanessa Quesnelle. For more on these fringe talents, visit concretedrops.com.


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PICCOLO FRINGE 2016 CONTINUED

June 2, 8:30pm; June 5, 6:30pm Mary Kay Has a Posse ages 18+ only They’re back! Charleston’s original allfemale improv comedy group! Part talk show format, part long form improv, all funny! Bitingly witty, unpredictable, and politically incorrect the ladies of “Posse Talk” break all the rules. Don’t miss what Charleston City Paper calls an “unforgettable night of launghing ‘til your face hurts.” If you are easily offended or feel that a woman’s place is in the kitchen, stay home. June 4, 4:00pm; June 8, 7:00pm

Exclusion Zone

Celebrated Brooklyn storyteller Martin Dockery returns with a true story about a journey through no-man’s land that becomes an exploration of the very nature of art and creativity itself. For those who like their theater fast, smart, and funny, Exclusion Zone travels from Burning Man to Chernobyl in search of a legendary room with magical powers. For more, visit martindockery.com. June 3, 4, 9:30pm; June 5, 8:00pm

Improvised Seinfeld

Direct from their run of sold out shows at the UCB theatre in New York City, the hilarious comedy group Bellevue improvise an entirely new episode of Seinfeld. That’s right Seinfeld fans – it’s like watching a live taping of the show based on audience suggestion. You have to see it to believe it! This show is real, and it’s spectacular! Each performance will have an opening long form set by some of Charleston’s talented crew.

June 8, 8:30pm; June 9, 7:00pm; June 10, 10:00pm; June 11, 7:30pm

Big ‘Ole Show

Starring Amber Nash (voice of Pam Poovey in FX’s Archer) and Matt Horgan (Dad’s Garage Theatre), the show is a completely improvised and hilarious antebellum tale of lust and love during the American Civil War! Marriages will be forbidden, bodices will be torn open, mint juleps will be sipped, mustaches twirled, cannons fired, and Yankees shot! It’s like Gone with the Wind, but three times as long and twice as funny.


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From the cerebral to the sublime, Piccolo Spoleto’s literary and heritage programs celebrate a love of words, history, and above all, beauty. Poets reading in an intimate courtyard, insightful walking tours, and clever fiction combine to make this year’s Festival one for the books.

SUNDOWN POETRY SERIES

Thu., June 2, 6:30pm

John Milkereit

venue Dock Street Theatre Courtyard address 135 Church Street admission Free

Based in Houston, TX, John Milkereit is the author of A Rotating Equipment Engineer Is Never Finished (Ink Brush Press, 2015), as well as two chapbooks published by Pudding House Productions. His work has also appeared in San Pedro River Review and Big River Poetry Review, among other journals. A Charleston native, he is completing an MFA degree at Rainier Writing Workshop.

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Fri., June 3, 6:30pm

A poetry performance by four awardwinning and widely published nurse writers coming from various locations to read for us: Cortney Davis, Jeanne Bryner, Veneta Masson, and Muriel A. Murch. Facilitated by Lisa Kerr, the brief readings showcase how nurses can translate the mysterious moments they share with patients and their observations of health care into artful poetry and prose.

As well as being a highly regarded literary teacher and consultant, Jaki Shelton Green is the author of numerous poetry collections, including her latest work, Feeding the Light (Jacar Press, 2014). Her work has also appeared widely in publications such as Essence Magazine, Obsidian, and Poets for Peace. Recently, she was the inaugural Poet Laureate of Piedmont NC and the 2016 Writer-in-Residence at Lenoir-Rhyne University. In 2014, she was inducted into the NC Literary Hall of Fame. She is currently based in Mebane, NC.

presented by Total Wine & More

coordinators Barbara G.S. Hagerty & Susan Meyers

“From the Ward to the Word: Nurses as Writers.”

Wed., June 1, 6:30pm

Dannye Romine Powell

Ms. Powell of Charlotte, NC, is the author of four poetry collections including her latest, Nobody Calls Me Darling Anymore (Press 53, 2015). Her awards include poetry fellowships from the NEA and the NC Arts Council, as well as numerous book awards. She is a long-time columnist and book reviewer for The Charlotte Observer.

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SUNDOWN POETRY SERIES CONTINUED Tue., June 7, 6:30pm

Nick Lindsay

At 89, Nick Lindsay is a troubadour, expert builder, master storyteller, and accomplished musician. Son of Vachel Lindsay and a longtime resident of Edisto Island, he will read from his book Esau Lanier, a lyrical exploration of race, work, place, the natural world, and more. This epic poem is rendered in Pushkin sonnets that tell of Nick’s African-American friend and co-worker Esau, with whom he built houses on Edisto Island in the mid-twentieth century. Wed., June 8, 6:30pm

Jacquelin Johnson

Based in Brooklyn, NY, Jacqueline Johnson is the author of the award-winning poetry collections A Woman’s Season (Main Street Rag Press, 2015) and A Gathering of Mother Tongues (White Pine Press, 1998). She is a Cave Canem fellow and has performed at numerous venues including the Metropolitan Museum, the New York Center for Book Arts, St. Mark’s Poetry Project, and the Pratt Institute. Thu., June 9, 6:30pm

Laurel Blossom

Ms. Blossom is the Poet Laureate of Edgefield, SC. Her new collection, Longevity (Four Way Books, 2015) is a book-length narrative prose poem and is the companion piece to her book Degrees of Latitude. Her earlier books are Wednesday: New and Selected Poems, The Papers Said, What’s Wrong, and Any Minute. Her many awards include a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Fri., June 10, 6:30pm

Nikky Finney

Based in Columbia, SC, Nikky Finney is the author of four poetry collections including her latest, titled Head Off & Split (Triquarterly Books/Northwestern U Press, 2011), winner of the National Book Award. She also holds a position as editor of the anthology The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South (University of Georgia Press, 2007) and co-founder of the Affrilachian Poets. She is the John H. Bennett Jr. Chair in Southern Letters and Literature at the University of South Carolina.


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LITERARY EVENTS presented by Total Wine & More

May 28, 31; June 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 10:00am

Doing the Charleston Renaissance: A Connoisseur Tour Featuring Cultural Rebirth after the Civil War

This two-hour walking tour will take you back in time to explore Charleston’s historic district, showcasing the art, music, and places of early twentieth-century artists. These artists fostered a city-wide rebirth by recognizing an enduring beauty within Charleston’s grand ruins and desolate alleys after the Civil War. venue

Departing from Preservation Society of Charleston address 147 King Street admission $30, includes tour and light refreshments.

Tickets for each tour will go off sale the day prior to the event, so please plan accordingly.

Mon., May 30, 6:00pm

‘The Boy Who Came Back’ and Other Tales from Tuscarora Tradition

The world holds no storytelling tradition livelier than that of the Iroquois/ Hodenosaunee Confederacy of the Six Longhouse Nations. For the Longhouse folk, the hills and woods of eastern North America were populated with a colorful cast of witches, monsters, vampires, spirits, and other supernatural beings. Not only do these poetic tales live in tradition, but North Americans of all backgrounds still report paranormal situations and encounters suspiciously resembling the patterns of classic Native American legend. Mason Winfield’s intriguing 2016 spoken word presentation combines historic Tuscarora tales with contemporary accounts that may quite well be related. venue City Gallery address 34 Prioleau Street admission Free

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Thu., June 2, 7:00pm

Secrets of the Longleaf Pine

The Sierra Club, an influential grassroots environmental organization, presents a screening of a documentary about the forgotten Longleaf Pine forest that once blanketed the coastal plain of the Southeastern US. Rivaled only by the Amazon, these remarkable patches of old growth Longleaf forest display more biodiversity than any other ecosystem in the northern hemisphere. The film examines some of the unique plants and animals that can only be found here. venue Baruch Auditorium at MUSC address 284 Calhoun Street admission Free


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PICCOLO FICTION coordinator Jonathan Sanchez date venue address admission

Sat., June 4, 5:00pm Charleston Music Hall 37 John Street Free

The Festival’s longest-running event exclusively devoted to fiction, Piccolo Fiction invites local authors to present brief short stories. For this year’s event, readings will be held in the Charleston Music Hall, and, following recent tradition, each story will begin with the words, “I ducked into the alley...” The 2016 event will double as the release party for Charleston native Grady Hendrix’s new novel, My Best Friend’s Exorcism – think Mean Girls with demonic possession, set in 1988 Mt. Pleasant. Since 2000, Piccolo Fiction has featured dozens of SC writers, with stories broadcast by South Carolina Public Radio and published in the Charleston City Paper.

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Grady Hendrix (My Best Friend’s Exorcism)

is also the author of Horrorstör, set in a haunted Scandinavian furniture superstore, recently optioned for TV by Charlie Kaufman (Adaptation). His stories about UFO cults and killer Chinese parasites have appeared in Strange Horizons, Pseudopod, and The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination. He and his wife, chef Amanda Cohen, are the authors of Dirt Candy, the world’s first graphic novel cookbook. He grew up in Mt. Pleasant and lives in New York City.

Joseph Hasinger holds an MFA in fiction from Hollins University. His writing can be found in places like the Citron Review and Jersey Devil Press, among others. He lives in Charleston with his wife and two children. Valerie Perry received a B.A. in English and German from the College of Charleston in 1985 and is the manager of the Aiken–Rhett House for Historic Charleston Foundation. She published her first novel Upper King Street in 2010, followed by Letters from Della in 2014. She is currently working on her third novel. Leah Rhyne is a Jersey girl who has been

in the South so long she has lost her accent...but never her attitude. She recently published her first novel Heartless, a modern take take on the classic Frankenstein tale, as told from the monster’s perspective. She lives in Charleston with her husband, daughter, and a small menagerie of pets. In her barely-there spare time, she loves running.


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Solo exhibitions featuring new work by local artists in studios, galleries, and found spaces, alongside annual juried shows presenting a range of artistic mediums and aesthetic styles by artists and fine craft artisans from across the state and beyond. 2016 Piccolo Spoleto Juried Art Exhibition The annual juried art exhibition showcases recent works by South Carolina artists featuring painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, and photography. Artworks receiving prizes are presented alongside a limited selection of pieces identified by the juror as meriting display. This year’s juror is Greg Colleton, an artist and the Director of Operations at Redux Contemporary Art Center. He is the founder, in partnership with Elizabeth Bowers, of Gris Galerie, which was created with a goal to cultivate contemporary art in Charleston. on view

May 27–June 12 10:00am–4:00pm daily venue City Gallery address 34 Prioleau Street admission Free

King Street—The 500 Block

Local photographer Jack Alterman presents portraits of the merchants of Charleston’s Upper King Street, a neighborhood that finds itself at a tipping point. As Charleston’s population swells, locally-owned businesses here, which have long epitomized the area, are giving way to major new development. Today the area sits as the epicenter of a new Charleston renaissance. Jack Alterman’s exhibit of over 40 large scale portraits, transforms Upper King Street once again, highlighting some of the people who have been a part of this rapidly changing block and are a vital part of Charleston’s history. on view venue address admission

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Yo Art Project coordinator Gene Furchgott This exciting exhibition features posters and photos created by children between the ages of 7-15 from local Title One schools. The works represent the student’s unique insight into their community and highlight the process of discovery fostered by the Yo Art program. Yo Art partners with local artists to provide comprehensive arts education enabling these young people to express themselves and develop their artistic gifts through media arts workshops, exhibitions, and public arts projects. on view

May 27–June 12 Mon.–Thu. 9:00am–8:00pm Fri.–Sat. 9:00am–6:00pm Sun. 2:00pm–5:00pm venue Charleston County Public Library address 68 Calhoun Street admission Free

New Paintings by Tim Hussey

These large and small scale canvases by local artist Tim Hussey integrate found lists with typography hand-painted by James A. Greene, a local African-American artist known citywide for his restaurant murals and store front lettering. Pulling from outside resources and pre-existing writings, the paintings culminate in an unwitting collaboration between the past and present, strange and familiar—working together to resonate with the composition and subtle shifts of daily life. on view

May 27–June 12 Mon.–Fri. 10:00am–4:00pm venue T. Hussey Studio address 1102 King Street admission Free

Beyond the Rainbow

Charleston-based artist, Fletcher Williams III, presents a new body of work drawing upon the themes of destruction, adversity, and childhood. With a combination of sculpture, drawing, painting, and a life-sized installation, Williams transforms a barren concrete space into a small-scale community. Included in the exhibition are several works from his 2015 exhibition, Souvenir. on view

May 27–June 12 Mon.–Sat. 11:00am–6:00pm Sun. 12:00pm–4:00pm venue Former Zion Olivet Presbyterian Church address 134 Cannon Street admission Free

Ikebana coordinator Anne John Cone 10 Studios presents an exhibition of Ikebana, the Japanese art of floral arrangement, using dynamic ceramic containers based in nature in reaction to artist and poet Otagaki Rengetsu. Arranging and demonstrating the art, curator Dr. Robert Earnest is inspired by the Chabana tradition, an ancient style of Japanese flower arrangements used in traditional tea ceremonies. on view

May 27–June 12 11:00am–5:00pm venue cone 10 studios address 1080 Morrison Drive admission Free


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The Art of Recovery

Visual Alchemy: Afrofuturism

coordinator David Diana This award-winning exhibition celebrates the vitality and courage of the human spirit. Presented by the SC Department of Mental Health, the exhibition showcases a talented group of artists and serves as an educational anti-stigma project. Over 90 original artworks from people recovering from mental illness, offering a powerful representation of the person within – his or her pain, fear, recovery, and triumph.

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May 27–June 12 11:00am–7:00pm venue Upper Lance Hall Circular Congregational Church address 150 Meeting Street admission Free

Kelly Lu’s WAR!

Growing up as a minority in the South, Japanese-American artist Kelly Lu rarely saw representations of her race. Lu creates semiautobiographical drawings using ink, marker, and acrylic on various surfaces, influenced by post-war Japanese art. on view

May 27–June 12 Wed. to Sat. 12:00pm–7:00pm Sun. 12:00pm–6:00pm venue The Southern Art Gallery address 2 Carlson Court admission Free

The Talking Cure

Work by New York-based visual artist Melissa Stern, including her collaboration with 24 writers, poets, novelists, screenwriters, playwrights and actors. Stern created twelve sculptures, and then asked twelve writers to each chose a sculpture to which they related most intimately. The result is imagined monologues of the goings on in the sculpture’s mind. on view

May 27–June 12 Tue.–Fri. 10:00am–6:00pm Sat. noon-5:00pm venue Redux Contemporary Art Center address 136 St. Philip Street admission Free

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4th Wall presents a collection of work from Cedric Umoja, Dogon Krigga, and Roni Nicole Henderson. The show fuses three distinct voices who, though working through different mediums, center their works around the elemental function of ritual and magic in black life. The artists present works that employ the “visual alchemy” of the African diaspora and project a bold, brilliant “afrofuture.” June 9–12 Mon.–Fri., 9:00am–5:00pm venue 4th Wall Studio address 815 Savannah Highway admission Free Wed., June 1, 6:00pm

‘Pluck and Grow’: Artist Talk and Workshop Gibbes Museum of Art visiting artist, Sonya Clark, is installing Pluck and Grow—a collaborative work with visitors to the newly renovated museum. Using hair as a metaphor for what connects us as humans, separates us into racial groups, and makes us individuals, the artist invites people to contribute their hair stories to this everchanging artwork. As a part of this project, Clark will give an artist talk followed by a workshop where participants can share and exchange stories. venue Gibbes Museum of Art address 135 Meeting Street admission $5, register at gibbesmuseum.org/events Sat., June 4, 4:00pm

Awakening IV: Indigo

Celebrate the history, culture, artistry, and science of indigo. Join Enough Pie to launch Charleston’s premiere VAT SHACK at the Joseph Floyd Manor Park. Enjoy indigoinspired artwork by local artists, hands-on indigo dying, and an evening documentary film: Blue Alchemy. venue Joseph Floyd Manor Park address 2106 Mt. Pleasant Street admission Free


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PICCOLO SPOLETO OUTDOOR ART EXHIBITION coordinators dates venue address admission

Vicki Ellis and Lesley Johnson May 27–June 11, Mon.–Thu. 10:00am–5:00pm, Fri.–Sun. 10:00am–6:00pm Marion Square King & Calhoun Streets Free

The finest local artists exhibit and sell their work in this beautiful park setting, with daily demonstrations and over 80 artists on hand to answer questions and show their work. Enjoy a walk amongst the artists’ tents as you view original oils, pastels, watercolors, acrylics, encaustics, photography, and more. The Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibition offers a memorable experience and a great way to enjoy our local visual arts community.

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Christine Crosby Shelia Thompson

Capturing the Peace of the Lowcountry in Oil

Hilarie Lambert Ryoko Miller

Capturing the Essence of a Painting Quickly in Oil

Kathy Clark Marissa Vogl

Palette Knife Painting in Oil

Colleen Wiessmann Vicki Ellis

Contemporary Abstract Painting in Mixed Media

Carla Johannesmeyer Sheryl Stalnaker

Wildscape Reflections in oil

Laurie Meyer Amelia Rose Smith Great Paint Out

Figure in Landscape in oil

Ron Rocz Lisa Willits

Local Color for your Photo Essay: Charleston & Cuba

Danita Cole Diane Dean

Deep Layering Techniques in Encaustic

Dianne Munkittrick S. Hamlet & K. Jacobs

Translucent Landscapes in Oil

Tim Greaves Scott Penegar

Lowcountry Scene in Oil

Monnie Johnson

Second Chances in Oil

Spontaneous demonstrations throughout the day

Acrylic Base with Oil Detail

Dance of Circles Mandala on Black Paper

Bold Strokes in Oil

All Around the Town in Mixed Media

Palette Knife Water and Waves in Oil

Pragmatic and Poetic - An Approach to Pastels Spontaneous demonstrations throughout the day

Painting Skies and Clouds in Oil

Creating Textured Acrylic Surfaces

One View, Two Paintings

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37TH ANNUAL PICCOLO SPOLETO FINE CRAFT SHOW coordinators dates venue address admission

Dorinda Harmon, Vicki Vigneault, and Kasey Briggs May 28–30; June 3–5; Fri. & Sat., 10:00am–6:00pm, Sun. 11:00am–5:00pm Wragg Square Meeting Street, between Charlotte Street & Ashmead Place $3 adult, free for children & senior, $1 adult on Sundays

The Piccolo Spoleto Fine Craft Show brings together some of the finest crafts artists in the country. Over six days, exhibiting artists and artisans will present and make available for purchase exquisite jewelry, one-of-a-kind wearables, unique art objects in clay, glass, metal and wood, photography and prints, and special gift items. Please visit finecraftshowscharleston.com for more information, including a full roster of exhibitors for each weekend. The artists listed below will give craft demonstrations in their booths according to the following schedule: date/Time friday, may 27 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 4:00 pm saturday, may 28 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 4:00 pm sunday, may 29 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 3:00 pm friday, june 3 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 3:00 pm saturday, june 4 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 3:00 pm sunday, june 5 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 2:00 pm

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Lynn Burcher John Donehue Rachel Jones Renee Calder Shane Barefoot

Making seed bead medallions Working with metal Glass mosaics Use of found objects in ceramics Handmade knife demonstration

Jo Ann Graham Elizabeth Mazyck Michael Kane Cynthia McFadden Nathaniel Lesch-Hurie

Cold forging of brass and copper Sweetgrass basketweaving Arashi and Itajimi Shibori Mixed media jewelry Spoon carving

Mike Merritt Lucy Clark Mimi Hay Molly Griggs

Hand-weaving metal Earthenware clay Japanese pleating Needle felting wool

Michael Kane Erin Hilleary Molly Griggs

Arashi and Itajimi Shibori Painting silk Needle felting wool

Joshua Davis Lucy Clark Inna Schoeler

Earthenware clay Earthenware clay Shawl knitting with ribbons

John Donehue Jo Ann Graham Obayana Ajanaku

Working with metal Cold forging of brass and copper Metal fabrication and construction


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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, festivalgoers are strongly urged to strictly observe parking limits or utilize convenient parking garages. Click on piccolospoleto.com/visit for a map of parking garages. Aquarium Garage, 24 Calhoun St. Camden Exchange, 47 John St. Charleston Place Hotel Garage, 85 Hasell St. Charleston Visitor Center, 63 Mary St. Cumberland & Concord, 4 Cumberland St. East Bay Garage, 25 Prioleau St.

Francis Marion Hotel, 387 King St. Gaillard Garage, 32 Alexander St. Majestic Garage, 211 King St. St. Philip St. Garage, 75 St. Philip St. Queen Street Garage, 93 Queen St. Wentworth Garage, 81 Wentworth St.

public transit Rushing to make your next curtain time? Hop on the free D.A.S.H. shuttle which has convenient service along downtown loops, with handy stops near parking garages. Festival visitors are encouraged to use our full public transportation system, 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. The regular fare is $2.00 for the C.A.R.T.A. Metro Buses, while the Trolleys, also known as D.A.S.H. (Downtown Area Shuttles), are free for all residents and visitors. For more information, call D.A.S.H. and C.A.R.T.A. at (843) 7247304 and purchase C.A.R.T.A. tickets in person at the Charleston Visitor Center, 375 Meeting Street; 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, 34 Prioleau St. Charleston City Hall, 80 Broad St. Charleston Visitor Center, 375 Meeting St. Temporary restrooms will be located at all major outdoor Piccolo Spoleto events.


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TICKETS 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 piccolospoleto.com. Major credit cards accepted. Subject to an additional fee.

in person

Piccolo Spoleto Festival Box Office (Up to 2 hours before performance) Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun Street Open 9:00am–6:00pm daily from Monday, May 2. Payments accepted: major credit cards, cash, and check. No transaction fees for in-person sales. Charleston Visitor Center 375 Meeting Street Open 9:00am–5:00pm daily from Monday, May 23. Payments accepted: major credit cards and check only. No transaction fees for in-person sales.

at the event

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


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PICCOLOSPOLETO.COM (866) 811-4111 Piccolo Spoleto, the official outreach arm of Spoleto Festival USA, was founded by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs in 1979. The 2016 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 Super Markets Charities. Š City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs, 2016. (843) 724-7305.


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