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SPOLETO FESTIVAL USA

843.579.3100

opera

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KÁT’A KABANOVÁ MUSIC AND LIBRETTO by Leoš Janácek Directed by Garry Hynes Conducted by Anne Manson Sweeping in scope, Kát’a Kabanová is regarded as one of the great operas of the 20th century. Janácek’s shimmering music evoking the Volga River symbolizes the foreboding freedom that both attracts and terrifies Kát’a. Matched with a spineless husband and isolated by her tyrannical mother-in-law, Kát’a finds freedom and excruciating guilt in the arms of another man. This glorious yet gritty score tells the turbulent story in moving scenes that undulate with fate and family. Garry Hynes, the Tony Award-winning artistic director of Irish theater company Druid, will make her directorial debut in opera, bringing her immense skill for storytelling to a new discipline; Anne Manson, who led the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra concert in 2012, will conduct this tale of love, betrayal, and ultimate consequences.

Sung in Czech with English supertitles.

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON SOTTILE THEATRE Saturday

May 24

7:30pm

Thursday

May 29

8:00pm

Saturday

May 31

4:00pm

Monday

June 2

7:30pm

Friday

June 6

8:00pm

Tickets start at $20 APPROXIMATELY 2 HOURS SPONSORED BY BMW MANUFACTURING CO. OPERA PROGRAMMING IS ENDOWED BY THE ARTHUR AND HOLLY MAGILL FOUNDATION.

CONVERSATIONS WITH Saturday

May 24

3:30pm

Host Martha Teichner interviews Director Garry Hynes at the Charleston Library Society, 164 King Street. Free event.


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SPOLETO FESTIVAL USA

843.579.3100

opera

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KÁT’A KABANOVÁ MUSIC AND LIBRETTO by Leoš Janácek Directed by Garry Hynes Conducted by Anne Manson Sweeping in scope, Kát’a Kabanová is regarded as one of the great operas of the 20th century. Janácek’s shimmering music evoking the Volga River symbolizes the foreboding freedom that both attracts and terrifies Kát’a. Matched with a spineless husband and isolated by her tyrannical mother-in-law, Kát’a finds freedom and excruciating guilt in the arms of another man. This glorious yet gritty score tells the turbulent story in moving scenes that undulate with fate and family. Garry Hynes, the Tony Award-winning artistic director of Irish theater company Druid, will make her directorial debut in opera, bringing her immense skill for storytelling to a new discipline; Anne Manson, who led the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra concert in 2012, will conduct this tale of love, betrayal, and ultimate consequences.

Sung in Czech with English supertitles.

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON SOTTILE THEATRE Saturday

May 24

7:30pm

Thursday

May 29

8:00pm

Saturday

May 31

4:00pm

Monday

June 2

7:30pm

Friday

June 6

8:00pm

Tickets start at $20 APPROXIMATELY 2 HOURS SPONSORED BY BMW MANUFACTURING CO. OPERA PROGRAMMING IS ENDOWED BY THE ARTHUR AND HOLLY MAGILL FOUNDATION.

CONVERSATIONS WITH Saturday

May 24

3:30pm

Host Martha Teichner interviews Director Garry Hynes at the Charleston Library Society, 164 King Street. Free event.


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MUSIC

theater

A BRIMFUL OF ASHA

WESTMINSTER CHOIR CONCERTS

AMERICAN PREMIERE WHY NOT THEATRE DIRECTED BY RAVI JAIN

LEGENDS The pristine acoustics in the Cathedral Church of St. Luke and St. Paul carry Westminster Choir’s “shimmering sonic

Award-winning actor, director, and producer Ravi Jain

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alchemy” (The Post and Courier) to their audience’s ears,

shares the stage with his real-life mother in A Brimful of

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON

enabling a truly staggering experience of musical bliss.

Asha—a story of family, arranged marriage, and the quest

Thursday

May 29

8:00pm

Under the baton of Spoleto Festival USA’s new Director of

for the perfect bride. Just as Ravi’s mother, Asha, feels time

Friday

May 30

8:00pm

Choral Activities Joe Miller, this sublime choral ensemble

is running out for her son to find a suitable wife, Ravi feels

Saturday

May 31

2:00pm & 8:00pm

offers two performances of dazzling repertoire including

he isn’t ready for marriage. “You don’t get to choose any

Sunday

June 1

7:30pm

Daniel

member of your family. Why do you need to choose your wife?” Asha asks. After three sold-out runs in Toronto and across Canada, the Jains bring this heartwarming piece to

Elder’s

ethereal

and

soaring

Elegy;

Latvian

composer Eriks Ešenvalds’s Legend of the Walled-up Tickets start at $25 Approximately 1 hour, 30 MINUTES

Woman; Johannes Brahms’s lamenting Nänie; and Maurice Duruflé’s celestial Ubi Caritas.

Spoleto Festival USA. “This is theatre at its best—intimate, authentic, hilarious” (Spotlight Toronto).

sponsored by RENAISSANCE CHARLESTON HISTORIC DISTRICT HOTEL

CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST. LUKE AND ST. PAUL Thursday

May 29

5:00pm

Sunday

June 1

5:00pm

Tickets start at $25 APPROXIMATELY 1 HOUR

TE DEUM Te Deum, the early Christian hymn of praise, has been set to music by composers for centuries. Handel’s Dettingen Te Deum, written in 1743 to celebrate King George II’s triumphant return from defeating France in battle, features all the radiance and intricacy of Baroque choral music. Estonian composer Arvo Pärt’s haunting setting, written in 1985, mimics the effortless harmonies associated with bells, paired with their anomalous overtones. The Westminster Choir is joined by the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus for these luminous works written 250 years apart, a pairing perfectly suited to fill the gothic-style arches at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.

CATHEDRAL OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST Friday

June 6

5:00pm

Tickets start at $30 APPROXIMATELY 1 HOUR, 30 minutes sponsored by charleston place hotel

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SPOLETO FESTIVAL USA

MUSIC

theater

A BRIMFUL OF ASHA

WESTMINSTER CHOIR CONCERTS

AMERICAN PREMIERE WHY NOT THEATRE DIRECTED BY RAVI JAIN

LEGENDS The pristine acoustics in the Cathedral Church of St. Luke and St. Paul carry Westminster Choir’s “shimmering sonic

Award-winning actor, director, and producer Ravi Jain

EMMETT ROBINSON THEATRE AT

alchemy” (The Post and Courier) to their audience’s ears,

shares the stage with his real-life mother in A Brimful of

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON

enabling a truly staggering experience of musical bliss.

Asha—a story of family, arranged marriage, and the quest

Thursday

May 29

8:00pm

Under the baton of Spoleto Festival USA’s new Director of

for the perfect bride. Just as Ravi’s mother, Asha, feels time

Friday

May 30

8:00pm

Choral Activities Joe Miller, this sublime choral ensemble

is running out for her son to find a suitable wife, Ravi feels

Saturday

May 31

2:00pm & 8:00pm

offers two performances of dazzling repertoire including

he isn’t ready for marriage. “You don’t get to choose any

Sunday

June 1

7:30pm

Daniel

member of your family. Why do you need to choose your wife?” Asha asks. After three sold-out runs in Toronto and across Canada, the Jains bring this heartwarming piece to

Elder’s

ethereal

and

soaring

Elegy;

Latvian

composer Eriks Ešenvalds’s Legend of the Walled-up Tickets start at $25 Approximately 1 hour, 30 MINUTES

Woman; Johannes Brahms’s lamenting Nänie; and Maurice Duruflé’s celestial Ubi Caritas.

Spoleto Festival USA. “This is theatre at its best—intimate, authentic, hilarious” (Spotlight Toronto).

sponsored by RENAISSANCE CHARLESTON HISTORIC DISTRICT HOTEL

CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST. LUKE AND ST. PAUL Thursday

May 29

5:00pm

Sunday

June 1

5:00pm

Tickets start at $25 APPROXIMATELY 1 HOUR

TE DEUM Te Deum, the early Christian hymn of praise, has been set to music by composers for centuries. Handel’s Dettingen Te Deum, written in 1743 to celebrate King George II’s triumphant return from defeating France in battle, features all the radiance and intricacy of Baroque choral music. Estonian composer Arvo Pärt’s haunting setting, written in 1985, mimics the effortless harmonies associated with bells, paired with their anomalous overtones. The Westminster Choir is joined by the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus for these luminous works written 250 years apart, a pairing perfectly suited to fill the gothic-style arches at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.

CATHEDRAL OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST Friday

June 6

5:00pm

Tickets start at $30 APPROXIMATELY 1 HOUR, 30 minutes sponsored by charleston place hotel

spoletousa.org

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843.579.3100

theater

MY COUSIN RACHEL

“…wonderfully delivered and perfectly crafted.” – Sunday Independent

GATE THEATRE Written by Daphne du Maurier Adapted by Joseph O’Connor Directed by Toby Frow Dublin’s consummate Gate Theatre pairs their signature sophistication with Hitchcockian suspense in Daphne du Maurier’s My Cousin Rachel. We follow the young Philip Ashley as he comes to terms with his wealthy guardian’s unexpected demise. Philip suspects his cousin’s widow Rachel of foul play, but falls madly in love with her while investigating the death. Both Philip and the audience must decide: is she a devastated widow or sinister villain? Du Maurier’s spellbinding melodrama delivers humor, lust, and paranoia—a whodunit at its finest.

DOCK STREET THEATRE Thursday​

May 22​

8:00pm (preview)

Friday​​

May 23​

8:00pm

Saturday​

May 24​

3:30pm & 8:00pm

Monday​

May 26​

3:30pm & 8:00pm

Wednesday​

May 28​

7:30pm

Thursday​

May 29​

7:30pm

Friday​​

May 30​

3:30pm & 8:00pm

Sunday​

June 1​

3:30pm & 8:00pm

Monday ​June 2​

7:30pm

Tuesday ​June 3​

7:30pm

Thursday​

June 5​

3:30pm & 8:00pm

Friday ​​June 6​

3:30pm & 8:00pm

Sunday​

3:30pm

June 8​

Tickets start at $35 APPROXIMATELY 2 HOURS, 30 MINUTES SPONSORED BY FIRST CITIZENS

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SPOLETO FESTIVAL USA

843.579.3100

theater

MY COUSIN RACHEL

“…wonderfully delivered and perfectly crafted.” – Sunday Independent

GATE THEATRE Written by Daphne du Maurier Adapted by Joseph O’Connor Directed by Toby Frow Dublin’s consummate Gate Theatre pairs their signature sophistication with Hitchcockian suspense in Daphne du Maurier’s My Cousin Rachel. We follow the young Philip Ashley as he comes to terms with his wealthy guardian’s unexpected demise. Philip suspects his cousin’s widow Rachel of foul play, but falls madly in love with her while investigating the death. Both Philip and the audience must decide: is she a devastated widow or sinister villain? Du Maurier’s spellbinding melodrama delivers humor, lust, and paranoia—a whodunit at its finest.

DOCK STREET THEATRE Thursday​

May 22​

8:00pm (preview)

Friday​​

May 23​

8:00pm

Saturday​

May 24​

3:30pm & 8:00pm

Monday​

May 26​

3:30pm & 8:00pm

Wednesday​

May 28​

7:30pm

Thursday​

May 29​

7:30pm

Friday​​

May 30​

3:30pm & 8:00pm

Sunday​

June 1​

3:30pm & 8:00pm

Monday ​June 2​

7:30pm

Tuesday ​June 3​

7:30pm

Thursday​

June 5​

3:30pm & 8:00pm

Friday ​​June 6​

3:30pm & 8:00pm

Sunday​

3:30pm

June 8​

Tickets start at $35 APPROXIMATELY 2 HOURS, 30 MINUTES SPONSORED BY FIRST CITIZENS

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SPOLETO FESTIVAL USA

LUCINDA WILLIAMS

“... breathtaking vocal delivery and unflinching honesty.” – Dallas Observer

Over the course of a recording career now in its fourth decade, Louisiana-born singer and guitarist Lucinda Williams has established a reputation as an uncompromising and consistently fascinating writer and performer, earning kudos from artists as diverse as Mary Chapin Carpenter and Elvis Costello. She learned the importance of professional integrity around the same time most kids are learning their ABCs, thanks in a large part to her award-winning poet father Miller Williams, who invested her with a “culturally rich, but economically poor” upbringing where artistic expression was of primary importance.

She would hone her vision

playing hardscrabble clubs around the country, absorbing the influence of sources as varied as Bob Dylan and Lightnin’ Hopkins. Adept at painting landscapes of the soul, Williams

physical theater

a simple space AMERICAN PREMIERE GRAVITY & OTHER MYTHS Australian acrobatic ensemble Gravity & Other Myths make their Spoleto Festival USA debut with A Simple Space—a playful, joyous, and stunning collection of new circus works featuring breathtaking feats of acrobatic ability and human physicality. Accompanied by a live musician, seven innovative acrobats execute feats of unbelievable skill all while maintaining a staggering level of intimacy—blink and you’ll miss the risqué conclusion of a jump rope competition like you’ve never seen! Considered “a total triumph” by The Guardian, this jaw-dropping show sold out its debut at both the Adelaide and Edinburgh Fringe in 2013.

illuminates the spirit’s shadowy nooks and shimmering

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crannies. This is never more evident than in live performance

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where she weaves together each show from her extraordinary

Friday

May 23

3:30pm & 8:00pm

catalog, each different from the one before as if it was a new

Saturday

May 24

8:00pm

collection of a master writer’s stories.

Sunday

May 25

2:00pm & 8:00pm

Monday

May 26

2:00pm

Tuesday

May 27

3:30pm & 8:00pm

TD ARENA AT COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON Wednesday

June 4​​

7:30pm

Tickets start at $25

Tickets start at $37 APPROXIMATELY 1 HOUR

APPROXIMATELY 1 HOUR, 15 MINUTES SPONSORED BY WELLS FARGO

“Stripped back and raw, the latest offering from... Gravity & Other Myths is an awe-inspiring display of strength, skill and creativity.” –The Advertiser (Adelaide)

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DANCE

KEIGWIN + COMPANY In just a short period of time, KEIGWIN + COMPANY gained world-wide recognition for their electrifying brand of contemporary dance. Founder and artistic director Larry Keigwin’s young troupe is like none other: a powerhouse company of dancers who cleverly translate Keigwin’s imaginative choreography. Teasing out quirky pop culture and high fashion references—Keigwin’s choreography is often seen on runways and catwalks—this magnetic company presents an evening of exceptional dance. Their Spoleto program includes Megalopolis, a pulsating beatdriven work inspired by the New York City club scene; and Keigwin’s highly stylized Runaway. Described as “intricate, neat, and rapturous” (The New York Times), KEIGWIN + COMPANY delivers equal parts humor and drama, creating a scintillating experience that far exceeds the dance genre.

TD ARENA AT COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON Friday

May 30

7:30pm

Saturday

May 31

2:00pm

Sunday

June 1

1:00pm

Tickets start at $20 Approximately 1 hour, 30 minutes THE 2014 DANCE SERIES IS SPONSORED BY BLUECROSS BLUESHIELD OF SOUTH CAROLINA. SPONSORED BY spoleto scene ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR THE 2014 DANCE SERIES IS PROVIDED BY THE HARKNESS FOUNDATION FOR DANCE.

“The kinetic delight of Keigwin’s high-powered dancing is infectious, and he doesn’t shy away from the “e” word: entertainment.” – Dance Magazine

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SPOLETO FESTIVAL USA

DANCE

KEIGWIN + COMPANY In just a short period of time, KEIGWIN + COMPANY gained world-wide recognition for their electrifying brand of contemporary dance. Founder and artistic director Larry Keigwin’s young troupe is like none other: a powerhouse company of dancers who cleverly translate Keigwin’s imaginative choreography. Teasing out quirky pop culture and high fashion references—Keigwin’s choreography is often seen on runways and catwalks—this magnetic company presents an evening of exceptional dance. Their Spoleto program includes Megalopolis, a pulsating beatdriven work inspired by the New York City club scene; and Keigwin’s highly stylized Runaway. Described as “intricate, neat, and rapturous” (The New York Times), KEIGWIN + COMPANY delivers equal parts humor and drama, creating a scintillating experience that far exceeds the dance genre.

TD ARENA AT COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON Friday

May 30

7:30pm

Saturday

May 31

2:00pm

Sunday

June 1

1:00pm

Tickets start at $20 Approximately 1 hour, 30 minutes THE 2014 DANCE SERIES IS SPONSORED BY BLUECROSS BLUESHIELD OF SOUTH CAROLINA. SPONSORED BY spoleto scene ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR THE 2014 DANCE SERIES IS PROVIDED BY THE HARKNESS FOUNDATION FOR DANCE.

“The kinetic delight of Keigwin’s high-powered dancing is infectious, and he doesn’t shy away from the “e” word: entertainment.” – Dance Magazine

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SPOLETO FESTIVAL USA

RENÉ MARIE

wells fargo jazz

“... one of the most sensual female jazz vocals albums to come along in a long while ...” –Marlbank.net (U.K.)

physical theater

ILONA JÄNTTI AMERICAN PREMIERE Finnish aerialist Ilona Jäntti approaches circus with the eye

I Wanna Be Evil—With Love to Earth Kitt with Wycliffe Gordon, trombone Etienne Charles, trumpet Adrian Cunningham, saxophone, clarinet, flute Kevin Bales, piano Elias Bailey, double bass Quentin Baxter, drums Perhaps no singer has a greater kinship with the legendary Eartha Kitt than René Marie. Both have worked as singer, actress, and writer, and both have brought fire, sensuality,

of a choreographer, pushing the boundaries of movement, space, and body. Whether she’s dangling from ropes or cords or interacting with props and video, Jäntti embraces her curiosity, diverging from the traditional stories of the circus and creating a language all her own. Jäntti will perform a triple bill, including Muualla/Elsewhere, a piece featuring a striking video-animated world with peculiar creatures; Footnotes, in which she plays on an elongated trapeze; and Gangewifre, an aerial ballet. As she explores seemingly quiet space, Jäntti awakens its vitality, giving voice to her movement.

and wit to the interpretation of songs. Ever a risk-taker, Marie

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chose to pay tribute to Kitt for her tenth and newest album,

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON

I Wanna Be Evil. With her ensemble doubled in size to add

Tuesday​

June 3 ​​8:00pm

brass and winds, she interprets Kitt’s repertoire from the

Wednesday​

June 4​​

3:00pm & 8:00pm

well-known “Santa Baby” to the little-known gem “Oh, John.”

Friday​​

June 6​​

8:30pm

Conceived as a tribute in the largest sense, Marie blends her

Saturday​

June 7 ​​12:00pm

own songs into the repertoire as they, too, speak to the spirit

Sunday​

June 8​​

of independence that she shares with the artist she honors.

TD ARENA AT COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON Monday​

May 26​

7:00pm

Tickets start at $25 APPROXIMATELY 1 HOUR, 30 MINUTES SPONSORED BY WELLS FARGO

12:00pm

Tickets start at $25 APPROXIMATELY 1 HOUR sponsored by glaser duncan, cpas

spoletousa.org

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SPOLETO FESTIVAL USA

RENÉ MARIE

wells fargo jazz

“... one of the most sensual female jazz vocals albums to come along in a long while ...” –Marlbank.net (U.K.)

physical theater

ILONA JÄNTTI AMERICAN PREMIERE Finnish aerialist Ilona Jäntti approaches circus with the eye

I Wanna Be Evil—With Love to Earth Kitt with Wycliffe Gordon, trombone Etienne Charles, trumpet Adrian Cunningham, saxophone, clarinet, flute Kevin Bales, piano Elias Bailey, double bass Quentin Baxter, drums Perhaps no singer has a greater kinship with the legendary Eartha Kitt than René Marie. Both have worked as singer, actress, and writer, and both have brought fire, sensuality,

of a choreographer, pushing the boundaries of movement, space, and body. Whether she’s dangling from ropes or cords or interacting with props and video, Jäntti embraces her curiosity, diverging from the traditional stories of the circus and creating a language all her own. Jäntti will perform a triple bill, including Muualla/Elsewhere, a piece featuring a striking video-animated world with peculiar creatures; Footnotes, in which she plays on an elongated trapeze; and Gangewifre, an aerial ballet. As she explores seemingly quiet space, Jäntti awakens its vitality, giving voice to her movement.

and wit to the interpretation of songs. Ever a risk-taker, Marie

EMMETT ROBINSON THEATRE AT

chose to pay tribute to Kitt for her tenth and newest album,

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON

I Wanna Be Evil. With her ensemble doubled in size to add

Tuesday​

June 3 ​​8:00pm

brass and winds, she interprets Kitt’s repertoire from the

Wednesday​

June 4​​

3:00pm & 8:00pm

well-known “Santa Baby” to the little-known gem “Oh, John.”

Friday​​

June 6​​

8:30pm

Conceived as a tribute in the largest sense, Marie blends her

Saturday​

June 7 ​​12:00pm

own songs into the repertoire as they, too, speak to the spirit

Sunday​

June 8​​

of independence that she shares with the artist she honors.

TD ARENA AT COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON Monday​

May 26​

7:00pm

Tickets start at $25 APPROXIMATELY 1 HOUR, 30 MINUTES SPONSORED BY WELLS FARGO

12:00pm

Tickets start at $25 APPROXIMATELY 1 HOUR sponsored by glaser duncan, cpas

spoletousa.org

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FACING GOYA American Premiere Composed by Michael Nyman Libretto by Victoria Hardie Directed by Ong Keng Sen Conducted by John Kennedy An opera for the 21st century, Facing Goya jumps from location to location, zig-zagging through three centuries mixing sci-fi, art history, and a little conspiracy theory to raise questions about who we are and how expectations factor into how we treat each other. Exhumed for repatriation to Spain in the late 19th century, Romantic painter Francisco Goya’s body was found without a head. In this taut thriller, a Goya devotee takes the rediscovered skull through history, trying to find a way to resurrect the painter’s genius and all the while using it as she sees fit. Award-winning composer Michael Nyman, whose film score for The Piano is ranked in Entertainment Weekly’s top 100 soundtrack albums of all time, partnered with librettist Victoria Hardie to construct this alluring opera. With a cinematic approach, Nyman uses driving minimalist rhythms and lyric melodies to explore ethics and artistic creativity. Singaporean Director Ong Keng Sen, who led the 2006 Festival sell out Geisha, directs this American premiere. Sung in English. Facing Goya is a co-production between Spoleto Festival USA and Singapore International Festival of Arts.

DOCK STREET THEATRE Sunday​

May 25 ​7:30pm

Tuesday​

May 27​

8:00pm

Saturday ​May 31 ​8:00pm Wednesday​

June 4 ​​7:30pm

Saturday​

June 7 ​​8:00pm

Tickets start at $25 APPROXIMATELY 2 HOURs, 30 MINUTES SPONSORED BY bmw manufacturing co. OPERA PROGRAMMING IS ENDOWED BY THE ARTHUR AND HOLLY MAGILL FOUNDATION.

CONVERSATIONS WITH Sunday

May 25

3:30pm

Host Martha Teichner interviews Director Ong Keng Sen and Conductor John Kennedy at the Charleston Library Society, 164 King Street. Free event.


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SPOLETO FESTIVAL USA

843.579.3100

OPERA

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FACING GOYA American Premiere Composed by Michael Nyman Libretto by Victoria Hardie Directed by Ong Keng Sen Conducted by John Kennedy An opera for the 21st century, Facing Goya jumps from location to location, zig-zagging through three centuries mixing sci-fi, art history, and a little conspiracy theory to raise questions about who we are and how expectations factor into how we treat each other. Exhumed for repatriation to Spain in the late 19th century, Romantic painter Francisco Goya’s body was found without a head. In this taut thriller, a Goya devotee takes the rediscovered skull through history, trying to find a way to resurrect the painter’s genius and all the while using it as she sees fit. Award-winning composer Michael Nyman, whose film score for The Piano is ranked in Entertainment Weekly’s top 100 soundtrack albums of all time, partnered with librettist Victoria Hardie to construct this alluring opera. With a cinematic approach, Nyman uses driving minimalist rhythms and lyric melodies to explore ethics and artistic creativity. Singaporean Director Ong Keng Sen, who led the 2006 Festival sell out Geisha, directs this American premiere. Sung in English. Facing Goya is a co-production between Spoleto Festival USA and Singapore International Festival of Arts.

DOCK STREET THEATRE Sunday​

May 25 ​7:30pm

Tuesday​

May 27​

8:00pm

Saturday ​May 31 ​8:00pm Wednesday​

June 4 ​​7:30pm

Saturday​

June 7 ​​8:00pm

Tickets start at $25 APPROXIMATELY 2 HOURs, 30 MINUTES SPONSORED BY bmw manufacturing co. OPERA PROGRAMMING IS ENDOWED BY THE ARTHUR AND HOLLY MAGILL FOUNDATION.

CONVERSATIONS WITH Sunday

May 25

3:30pm

Host Martha Teichner interviews Director Ong Keng Sen and Conductor John Kennedy at the Charleston Library Society, 164 King Street. Free event.


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wells fargo jazz

MUSIC

DANILO BRITO

“While the harmonic directness and rhythmic punchiness of minimalism is a signature of Nyman’s sensibility, so too is an uncompromising musical literacy, a fluency in styles from Vivaldi to Cage.”

with Carlos Moura,SEVEN-string guitar Wesley Vasconcelos, guitar Lucas Arantes, cavaquinho Roberto Figueroa, percussion

–The New York Times

When Nailor “Proveta” Azevedo performed in the 2010 Festival, he brought with him some of Brazil’s finest choro musicians. Among them was mandolinist Danilo Brito, who now leads his own group of two guitarists, percussion, and cavaquinho—a precursor to the Hawaiian ukulele. His bright and spirited sound has earned him accolades from the great Brazilian composer/guitarist Guinga and American mandolinist David Grisman, and brings to life the rich syncopation and counterpoint of choro, Brazil’s earliest instrumental form.

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON CISTERN YARD Sunday​

May 25

9:00pm

Tickets start at $30 APPROXIMATELY 1 HOUR, 15 MINUTES SPONSORED BY wells fargo

ACA SECA TRIO

AN EVENING WITH MICHAEL NYMAN

Juan Quintero, acoustic guitar and voice Andrés Beeuwsaert, piano and voice Mariano Cantero, percussion and voice With their three voices and instruments—guitar, piano, and

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON CISTERN YARD

British composer Michael Nyman is best-known for his award-

percussion—the Aca Seca Trio has found the heart of South

Friday

May 30

9:00pm

winning scores in films including The Piano and Gattaca and

America and the sublime possibilities of its popular music.

Saturday

May 31

9:00pm

his lengthy collaboration with filmmaker Peter Greenaway.

In songs written by their own Juan Quintero and esteemed composers from Uruguay, Brazil, and their native Argentina, the trio’s vocals blend and glide over Latin rhythms to create

But the prolific composer of the Festival’s 2014 opera offering Tickets start at $30 APPROXIMATELY 1 HOUR, 15 MINUTES

North American premiere.

pieces that ask important and provocative questions. This program features Nyman at the piano with works that include

a thoroughly modern sonority that echoes the spirit of their continent’s rich heritage. These performances will be their

Facing Goya also pushes boundaries with culturally-relevant

SPONSORED BY wells fargo

selections from The Piano, and he will be joined by members of the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra in performances of his chamber music and the premiere of a new string quartet.

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON sot tile the atre Monday​

May 26​

8:00pm

Tickets start at $20 APPROXIMATELY 1 HOUR, 30 MINUTES

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wells fargo jazz

MUSIC

DANILO BRITO

“While the harmonic directness and rhythmic punchiness of minimalism is a signature of Nyman’s sensibility, so too is an uncompromising musical literacy, a fluency in styles from Vivaldi to Cage.”

with Carlos Moura,SEVEN-string guitar Wesley Vasconcelos, guitar Lucas Arantes, cavaquinho Roberto Figueroa, percussion

–The New York Times

When Nailor “Proveta” Azevedo performed in the 2010 Festival, he brought with him some of Brazil’s finest choro musicians. Among them was mandolinist Danilo Brito, who now leads his own group of two guitarists, percussion, and cavaquinho—a precursor to the Hawaiian ukulele. His bright and spirited sound has earned him accolades from the great Brazilian composer/guitarist Guinga and American mandolinist David Grisman, and brings to life the rich syncopation and counterpoint of choro, Brazil’s earliest instrumental form.

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON CISTERN YARD Sunday​

May 25

9:00pm

Tickets start at $30 APPROXIMATELY 1 HOUR, 15 MINUTES SPONSORED BY wells fargo

ACA SECA TRIO

AN EVENING WITH MICHAEL NYMAN

Juan Quintero, acoustic guitar and voice Andrés Beeuwsaert, piano and voice Mariano Cantero, percussion and voice With their three voices and instruments—guitar, piano, and

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British composer Michael Nyman is best-known for his award-

percussion—the Aca Seca Trio has found the heart of South

Friday

May 30

9:00pm

winning scores in films including The Piano and Gattaca and

America and the sublime possibilities of its popular music.

Saturday

May 31

9:00pm

his lengthy collaboration with filmmaker Peter Greenaway.

In songs written by their own Juan Quintero and esteemed composers from Uruguay, Brazil, and their native Argentina, the trio’s vocals blend and glide over Latin rhythms to create

But the prolific composer of the Festival’s 2014 opera offering Tickets start at $30 APPROXIMATELY 1 HOUR, 15 MINUTES

North American premiere.

pieces that ask important and provocative questions. This program features Nyman at the piano with works that include

a thoroughly modern sonority that echoes the spirit of their continent’s rich heritage. These performances will be their

Facing Goya also pushes boundaries with culturally-relevant

SPONSORED BY wells fargo

selections from The Piano, and he will be joined by members of the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra in performances of his chamber music and the premiere of a new string quartet.

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON sot tile the atre Monday​

May 26​

8:00pm

Tickets start at $20 APPROXIMATELY 1 HOUR, 30 MINUTES

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HUBBARD STREET DANCE CHICAGO Hubbard Street Dance Chicago has long been known for its exceptionally talented dancers and a diverse repertoire of adventuresome choreography. Under the artistic direction of Glenn Edgerton, this sleek contemporary ballet company may very well be performing at its peak. After a wildly popular 2005 Festival appearance, Hubbard Street returns to Charleston with a program designed to show off their extraordinary technical skill and breathtaking physicality: Nacho Duato’s sinewy Gnawa; the emotionally charged Quintett by world-renowned British choreographer William Forsythe; Jiˇrí Kylián’s driving and hypnotic Falling Angels; and PACOPEPEPLUTO, Alejandro Cerrudo’s solo work set to songs popularized by the “king of cool”, Dean Martin. “Hubbard Street Dance Chicago ought to bottle itself as a cure for the ills of the era” (The New York Times).

TD ARENA AT COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON Friday ​​May 23 ​7:00pm Saturday ​May 24​ Sunday​

3:00pm

May 25 ​3:00pm

Tickets start at $20 APPROXIMATELY 2 HOURS THE 2014 DANCE SERIES IS SPONSORED BY BLUECROSS BLUESHIELD OF SOUTH CAROLINA. additional support for the 2014 dance series is provided by the harkness foundation for dance.

“Take a deep breath, because Hubbard Street Dance Chicago is going to take your breath away.” –The Washington Post

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843.579.3100

dance

HUBBARD STREET DANCE CHICAGO Hubbard Street Dance Chicago has long been known for its exceptionally talented dancers and a diverse repertoire of adventuresome choreography. Under the artistic direction of Glenn Edgerton, this sleek contemporary ballet company may very well be performing at its peak. After a wildly popular 2005 Festival appearance, Hubbard Street returns to Charleston with a program designed to show off their extraordinary technical skill and breathtaking physicality: Nacho Duato’s sinewy Gnawa; the emotionally charged Quintett by world-renowned British choreographer William Forsythe; Jiˇrí Kylián’s driving and hypnotic Falling Angels; and PACOPEPEPLUTO, Alejandro Cerrudo’s solo work set to songs popularized by the “king of cool”, Dean Martin. “Hubbard Street Dance Chicago ought to bottle itself as a cure for the ills of the era” (The New York Times).

TD ARENA AT COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON Friday ​​May 23 ​7:00pm Saturday ​May 24​ Sunday​

3:00pm

May 25 ​3:00pm

Tickets start at $20 APPROXIMATELY 2 HOURS THE 2014 DANCE SERIES IS SPONSORED BY BLUECROSS BLUESHIELD OF SOUTH CAROLINA. additional support for the 2014 dance series is provided by the harkness foundation for dance.

“Take a deep breath, because Hubbard Street Dance Chicago is going to take your breath away.” –The Washington Post

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MUSIC

EXPLORE CHARLESTON

BEHIND THE GARDEN GATE

KRUGER BROTHERS

THE GARDEN CONSERVANCY’S NATIONAL OPEN DAYS PROGRAM

Jens KrUger, banjo and vocals Uwe KrUger, guitar and vocals Joel Landsberg, bass and vocals

CHARLESTON HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY Wrought iron gates and ivy-covered walls obscure some

Saturday​

of Charleston’s most charming gardens, secret sanctuaries

Saturday ​May 31​

endowed with bright blossoms and cool shade. Last year’s inaugural garden tour was a sold-out success, so Spoleto

spoletousa.org

May 24 ​between 10:00am and 4:00pm between 10:00am and 4:00pm

All tickets $65

In an ever-expanding body of work, the Kruger Brothers

repertoire and revealed their emerging musical identity—one

personify the spirit of exploration and innovation at the core

characterized by delicate, concentrated energy and unbridled

of the American musical tradition. Comprised of brothers

bliss; in 2003 they moved from Europe to North Carolina.

Uwe and Jens Kruger (winner of the 2013 Steve Martin Prize

Once you’ve heard the Kruger Brothers, you’ll never think of

Festival USA is again collaborating with the Charleston

Garden descriptions and detailed tour map can be found at

for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass) and Joel Landsberg,

acoustic music the same way again.

Horticultural Society and The Garden Conservancy to provide

gardenconservancy.org.

this acoustic trio combines blistering technique and lyrical

a passport to these oases, dappled in sunlight and hidden

warmth to create a fresh musical experience. As a teenager,

throughout the Holy City. Each weekend features eight

Jens left Switzerland to spend a summer with Bill Monroe

different gardens scattered around the peninsula and across

on his farm, learning the intricacies of bluegrass. At the end

the Cooper River, each an enchanting haven with exceptional

of his visit, Monroe encouraged Jens to create and pursue

beauty and vitality. Purchase individual tickets for both

his own style, advice that launched his enterprise to extend

weekends to see all 16 gardens. Tours are self guided.

the banjo’s territory. In 2002, the band released Up 18 North, an album that transcended the traditional roots-music

“The Krugers are nothing short of magnificent.” –Bluegrass Journal

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON CISTERN YARD Friday ​​June 6 ​​9:00pm Saturday​

June 7​​

9:00pm

Tickets start at $30 APPROXIMATELY 1 HOUR, 15 MINUTES SPONSORED BY ELLIOTT DAVIS, LLC

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MUSIC

EXPLORE CHARLESTON

BEHIND THE GARDEN GATE

KRUGER BROTHERS

THE GARDEN CONSERVANCY’S NATIONAL OPEN DAYS PROGRAM

Jens KrUger, banjo and vocals Uwe KrUger, guitar and vocals Joel Landsberg, bass and vocals

CHARLESTON HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY Wrought iron gates and ivy-covered walls obscure some

Saturday​

of Charleston’s most charming gardens, secret sanctuaries

Saturday ​May 31​

endowed with bright blossoms and cool shade. Last year’s inaugural garden tour was a sold-out success, so Spoleto

spoletousa.org

May 24 ​between 10:00am and 4:00pm between 10:00am and 4:00pm

All tickets $65

In an ever-expanding body of work, the Kruger Brothers

repertoire and revealed their emerging musical identity—one

personify the spirit of exploration and innovation at the core

characterized by delicate, concentrated energy and unbridled

of the American musical tradition. Comprised of brothers

bliss; in 2003 they moved from Europe to North Carolina.

Uwe and Jens Kruger (winner of the 2013 Steve Martin Prize

Once you’ve heard the Kruger Brothers, you’ll never think of

Festival USA is again collaborating with the Charleston

Garden descriptions and detailed tour map can be found at

for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass) and Joel Landsberg,

acoustic music the same way again.

Horticultural Society and The Garden Conservancy to provide

gardenconservancy.org.

this acoustic trio combines blistering technique and lyrical

a passport to these oases, dappled in sunlight and hidden

warmth to create a fresh musical experience. As a teenager,

throughout the Holy City. Each weekend features eight

Jens left Switzerland to spend a summer with Bill Monroe

different gardens scattered around the peninsula and across

on his farm, learning the intricacies of bluegrass. At the end

the Cooper River, each an enchanting haven with exceptional

of his visit, Monroe encouraged Jens to create and pursue

beauty and vitality. Purchase individual tickets for both

his own style, advice that launched his enterprise to extend

weekends to see all 16 gardens. Tours are self guided.

the banjo’s territory. In 2002, the band released Up 18 North, an album that transcended the traditional roots-music

“The Krugers are nothing short of magnificent.” –Bluegrass Journal

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON CISTERN YARD Friday ​​June 6 ​​9:00pm Saturday​

June 7​​

9:00pm

Tickets start at $30 APPROXIMATELY 1 HOUR, 15 MINUTES SPONSORED BY ELLIOTT DAVIS, LLC

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SPOLETO FESTIVAL USA ORCHESTRA

“How blessed we are to have John Kennedy—arguably America’s most distinguished new music guru—among us here at Spoleto.” –Charleston City Paper

CHARENÉE WADE Born with a voice that stops listeners in their tracks, newcomer Charenée Wade has gained an ever-widening

CONCERTO FOR ORCHESTRA

audience since placing second to Cécile McLorin Salvant in the 2010 Thelonious Monk International Vocal Competition.

Conductor Joana Carneiro, a rising star on the international

Past Festival artists Salvant (2012) and Gregory Porter (2013)

scene, makes her Spoleto Festival USA debut leading the

are now among her biggest fans. A graduate of Betty Carter’s

Festival Orchestra in a showcase of musical splendor.

Jazz Ahead program, she is moving the jazz vocal tradition

The program features Samuel Barber’s radiant Adagio for

forward in a personal and unique way. Her Spoleto Festival

Strings and John Adams’s Doctor Atomic Symphony, a

USA debut performances should not be missed.

stirring symphonic adaptation of his 21st-century opera. Bela Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra is by turns playful, soulful, and exhilarating in its showcase of orchestral virtuosity.

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON SOTTILE THEATRE Wednesday​

May 28

8:00pm

APPROXIMATELY 1 HOURS, 45 minutes

BEETHOVEN TRANSFORMED Beethoven’s Symphony no. 7 is often regarded as one of his most enduring and exquisite works, exerting incredible power, sheer joy, and a sense of the sublime. Led by Spoleto Festival USA Resident Conductor and Director of Orchestral Activities John Kennedy, the Festival Orchestra will perform Beethoven’s 7th as well as two imaginative and daring homages to Beethoven written by contemporary composers. Louis Andriessen’s The Nine Symphonies of Beethoven is a madcap mashup that confronts how we value and regard art in a culture of short attention spans; Michael Gordon’s Rewriting Beethoven’s 7th Symphony is an astonishing and poignant transformation of Beethoven’s extraordinary music.

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON SOTTILE THEATRE June 3​

Friday

May 23

9:00pm

Saturday ​May 24 ​9:00pm Tickets start at $30 APPROXIMATELY 1 HOUR, 15 MINUTES

Tickets start at $25

Tuesday

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON CISTERN YARD

7:30pm

Tickets start at $20 APPROXIMATELY 1 HOUR, 45 MINUTES sponsored by south carolina bank and trust

SPONSORED BY WELLS FARGO

843.579.3100

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music

SPOLETO FESTIVAL USA ORCHESTRA

“How blessed we are to have John Kennedy—arguably America’s most distinguished new music guru—among us here at Spoleto.” –Charleston City Paper

CHARENÉE WADE Born with a voice that stops listeners in their tracks, newcomer Charenée Wade has gained an ever-widening

CONCERTO FOR ORCHESTRA

audience since placing second to Cécile McLorin Salvant in the 2010 Thelonious Monk International Vocal Competition.

Conductor Joana Carneiro, a rising star on the international

Past Festival artists Salvant (2012) and Gregory Porter (2013)

scene, makes her Spoleto Festival USA debut leading the

are now among her biggest fans. A graduate of Betty Carter’s

Festival Orchestra in a showcase of musical splendor.

Jazz Ahead program, she is moving the jazz vocal tradition

The program features Samuel Barber’s radiant Adagio for

forward in a personal and unique way. Her Spoleto Festival

Strings and John Adams’s Doctor Atomic Symphony, a

USA debut performances should not be missed.

stirring symphonic adaptation of his 21st-century opera. Bela Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra is by turns playful, soulful, and exhilarating in its showcase of orchestral virtuosity.

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON SOTTILE THEATRE Wednesday​

May 28

8:00pm

APPROXIMATELY 1 HOURS, 45 minutes

BEETHOVEN TRANSFORMED Beethoven’s Symphony no. 7 is often regarded as one of his most enduring and exquisite works, exerting incredible power, sheer joy, and a sense of the sublime. Led by Spoleto Festival USA Resident Conductor and Director of Orchestral Activities John Kennedy, the Festival Orchestra will perform Beethoven’s 7th as well as two imaginative and daring homages to Beethoven written by contemporary composers. Louis Andriessen’s The Nine Symphonies of Beethoven is a madcap mashup that confronts how we value and regard art in a culture of short attention spans; Michael Gordon’s Rewriting Beethoven’s 7th Symphony is an astonishing and poignant transformation of Beethoven’s extraordinary music.

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON SOTTILE THEATRE June 3​

Friday

May 23

9:00pm

Saturday ​May 24 ​9:00pm Tickets start at $30 APPROXIMATELY 1 HOUR, 15 MINUTES

Tickets start at $25

Tuesday

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON CISTERN YARD

7:30pm

Tickets start at $20 APPROXIMATELY 1 HOUR, 45 MINUTES sponsored by south carolina bank and trust

SPONSORED BY WELLS FARGO

843.579.3100

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BANK OF AMERICA CHAMBER MUSIC Chamber music is often likened to an intimate conversation, and the conversation has never been more riveting than it is in the hands of violinist and Spoleto Festival USA’s Director for Chamber Music Geoff Nuttall—dubbed “The Jon Stewart of Chamber Music” (The New York Times). Clever insights and witty banter characterize these eclectic programs, executed by a roster of exceptional musicians, including oboist James Austin Smith, the St. Lawrence String Quartet, and pianist Stephen Prutsman, whose highly anticipated piano quintet will debut at the 2014 Festival. With 11 midday programs—each performed three times in the historic Dock Street Theatre—the chamber music program is the heart and soul of the Festival, astonishing audiences year after year with its refreshing approach. The details of the program will be announced in the spring prior to the Festival.

DOCK STREET THEATRE PROGRAM I

Friday ​​May 23 ​1:00pm Saturday​ May 24 ​11:00am & 1:00pm

PROGRAM II

Sunday ​​May 25 ​​11:00am & 1:00pm Monday May 26 ​11:00am

PROGRAM III

Monday ​​May 26 ​1:00pm Tuesday​ May 27 ​11:00am & 1:00pm

PROGRAM IV

Wednesday ​​May 28 ​​11:00am & 1:00pm Thursday​ May 29 ​11:00am

PROGRAM V

Thursday ​​May 29 ​1:00pm Friday​ May 30 ​11:00am & 1:00pm

PROGRAM VI

Saturday ​​May 31 ​​11:00am & 1:00pm Sunday June 1 ​11:00am

PROGRAM VII Sunday Monday

June 1 ​1:00pm June 2 ​11:00am & 1:00pm

PROGRAM VIII

Tuesday ​​June 3 ​11:00am & 1:00pm Wednesday June 4 ​11:00am

PROGRAM IX

Wednesday ​​June 4 ​1:00pm Thursday​ June 5 ​11:00am & 1:00pm

PROGRAM X Friday Saturday​

June 6 ​11:00am & 1:00pm June 7 ​11:00am

APPROXIMATELY 1 HOUR, 10 MINUTES SPONSORED BY BANK OF AMERICA

PROGRAM XI

Saturday ​​June 7 ​1:00pm Sunday​ June 8 ​11:00am & 1:00pm Tickets start at $15

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BY PALMETTO PARTNERS, LTD. THE ST. LAWRENCE STRING QUARTET IS THE ARTHUR AND HOLLY MAGILL QUARTET IN RESIDENCE.


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BANK OF AMERICA CHAMBER MUSIC Chamber music is often likened to an intimate conversation, and the conversation has never been more riveting than it is in the hands of violinist and Spoleto Festival USA’s Director for Chamber Music Geoff Nuttall—dubbed “The Jon Stewart of Chamber Music” (The New York Times). Clever insights and witty banter characterize these eclectic programs, executed by a roster of exceptional musicians, including oboist James Austin Smith, the St. Lawrence String Quartet, and pianist Stephen Prutsman, whose highly anticipated piano quintet will debut at the 2014 Festival. With 11 midday programs—each performed three times in the historic Dock Street Theatre—the chamber music program is the heart and soul of the Festival, astonishing audiences year after year with its refreshing approach. The details of the program will be announced in the spring prior to the Festival.

DOCK STREET THEATRE PROGRAM I

Friday ​​May 23 ​1:00pm Saturday​ May 24 ​11:00am & 1:00pm

PROGRAM II

Sunday ​​May 25 ​​11:00am & 1:00pm Monday May 26 ​11:00am

PROGRAM III

Monday ​​May 26 ​1:00pm Tuesday​ May 27 ​11:00am & 1:00pm

PROGRAM IV

Wednesday ​​May 28 ​​11:00am & 1:00pm Thursday​ May 29 ​11:00am

PROGRAM V

Thursday ​​May 29 ​1:00pm Friday​ May 30 ​11:00am & 1:00pm

PROGRAM VI

Saturday ​​May 31 ​​11:00am & 1:00pm Sunday June 1 ​11:00am

PROGRAM VII Sunday Monday

June 1 ​1:00pm June 2 ​11:00am & 1:00pm

PROGRAM VIII

Tuesday ​​June 3 ​11:00am & 1:00pm Wednesday June 4 ​11:00am

PROGRAM IX

Wednesday ​​June 4 ​1:00pm Thursday​ June 5 ​11:00am & 1:00pm

PROGRAM X Friday Saturday​

June 6 ​11:00am & 1:00pm June 7 ​11:00am

APPROXIMATELY 1 HOUR, 10 MINUTES SPONSORED BY BANK OF AMERICA

PROGRAM XI

Saturday ​​June 7 ​1:00pm Sunday​ June 8 ​11:00am & 1:00pm Tickets start at $15

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BY PALMETTO PARTNERS, LTD. THE ST. LAWRENCE STRING QUARTET IS THE ARTHUR AND HOLLY MAGILL QUARTET IN RESIDENCE.


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DANCE

SPOLETO FESTIVAL USA

GREGORY MAQOMA/ VUYANI DANCE THEATRE South

African

music in time Spoleto Festival USA Resident Conductor and Director of

DE NOUVEAUX TERRITOIRES

Orchestral Activities John Kennedy explores the vibrancy

The brilliant young pianist Conor Hanick returns to the Music

and power of contemporary music.

in Time series with a rare performance of French composer Tristan Murail’s Territoires de l’oubli (Territory of Oblivion), a massive and groundbreaking exploration of the piano’s

The LIGHT WITHIN

EXIT/EXIST

Called “one of the most original musical thinkers of the new choreographer

Gregory

Maqoma

drew

century” (The New Yorker) and a recipient of the Heinz Award

inspiration from his own ancestral past to create Exit/Exist,

for his contributions to raising environmental awareness,

a transformational and poignant solo work about Chief

composer John Luther Adams’s life and work are deeply

Maqoma, a 19th-century warrior who fought to maintain

rooted in the natural world. This program includes two of his

Xhosa cultural traditions of South Africa’s Eastern Cape.

recent works, Four Thousand Holes and The Light Within.

Maqoma is joined on stage by four singers and worldfusion guitarist Giuliano Modarelli, all of whom participate

May 24

5:00pm

responses…” (The Star, South Africa). This vibrantly kinetic

Danish composer Hans Abrahamsen’s 2008 work Schnee

work integrates traditional and contemporary dance and

(Snow ) is regarded as one of the most extraordinary pieces

invites audiences to reflect on how the past and present

of music in recent years. Composed for nine musicians in an

inform identity.

hour-long architecture of canons and intermezzi, Schnee is a beautiful and otherworldly meditation on delicate patterns

June 5​​

8:30pm

Friday​​

June 6​​

2:00pm

Saturday ​June 7​​

3:00pm & 9:00pm

Sunday ​June 8​​

3:30pm

Tickets start at $25 APPROXIMATELY 1 HOUR THE PRESENTATION OF EXIT/EXIST WAS MADE POSSIBLE BY THE NEW ENGLAND FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS’ NATIONAL DANCE PROJECT, WITH LEAD FUNDING FROM THE DORIS DUKE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION AND THE ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION. THE 2014 DANCE SERIES IS SPONSORED BY BLUECROSS BLUESHIELD OF SOUTH CAROLINA. ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR THE 2014 DANCE SERIES IS PROVIDED BY THE HARKNESS FOUNDATION FOR DANCE.

CONVERSATIONS WITH Friday

June 6

5:30pm

Host Martha Teichner interviews Gregory Maqoma at the Charleston Library Society, 164 King Street. Free event.

Georges Aperghis and Nico Muhly. Sunday

June 1

5:00pm

Dutch composer Louis Andriessen has forged his own version bold aggressiveness. This concert celebrates Andriessen’s

SCHNEE

Thursday​

George Nickson, this program includes music of visionaries

of minimalism with spiky rhythms, brash sonorities, and

in terms of artistic excellence, aesthetic sorcery and

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON

resonance. Also featuring percussionist and Festival veteran

PERSE VERANCE Saturday

as supporting characters in the story, “a runaway triumph

EMMETT ROBINSON THEATRE AT

843.579.3100

and circular time. Friday

May 30

5:00pm

75th birthday with his classic De volharding (Perseverance), evoking solidarity and commitment through a tour de force of rhythmic energy and stamina—a performance to inspire audiences before the final weekend of the Festival. Thursday

June 5

5:00pm

SIMONS CENTER RECITAL HALL AT COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON Tickets start at $27 ALL CONCERTS APPROXIMATELY 1 HOUR

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DANCE

SPOLETO FESTIVAL USA

GREGORY MAQOMA/ VUYANI DANCE THEATRE South

African

music in time Spoleto Festival USA Resident Conductor and Director of

DE NOUVEAUX TERRITOIRES

Orchestral Activities John Kennedy explores the vibrancy

The brilliant young pianist Conor Hanick returns to the Music

and power of contemporary music.

in Time series with a rare performance of French composer Tristan Murail’s Territoires de l’oubli (Territory of Oblivion), a massive and groundbreaking exploration of the piano’s

The LIGHT WITHIN

EXIT/EXIST

Called “one of the most original musical thinkers of the new choreographer

Gregory

Maqoma

drew

century” (The New Yorker) and a recipient of the Heinz Award

inspiration from his own ancestral past to create Exit/Exist,

for his contributions to raising environmental awareness,

a transformational and poignant solo work about Chief

composer John Luther Adams’s life and work are deeply

Maqoma, a 19th-century warrior who fought to maintain

rooted in the natural world. This program includes two of his

Xhosa cultural traditions of South Africa’s Eastern Cape.

recent works, Four Thousand Holes and The Light Within.

Maqoma is joined on stage by four singers and worldfusion guitarist Giuliano Modarelli, all of whom participate

May 24

5:00pm

responses…” (The Star, South Africa). This vibrantly kinetic

Danish composer Hans Abrahamsen’s 2008 work Schnee

work integrates traditional and contemporary dance and

(Snow ) is regarded as one of the most extraordinary pieces

invites audiences to reflect on how the past and present

of music in recent years. Composed for nine musicians in an

inform identity.

hour-long architecture of canons and intermezzi, Schnee is a beautiful and otherworldly meditation on delicate patterns

June 5​​

8:30pm

Friday​​

June 6​​

2:00pm

Saturday ​June 7​​

3:00pm & 9:00pm

Sunday ​June 8​​

3:30pm

Tickets start at $25 APPROXIMATELY 1 HOUR THE PRESENTATION OF EXIT/EXIST WAS MADE POSSIBLE BY THE NEW ENGLAND FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS’ NATIONAL DANCE PROJECT, WITH LEAD FUNDING FROM THE DORIS DUKE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION AND THE ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION. THE 2014 DANCE SERIES IS SPONSORED BY BLUECROSS BLUESHIELD OF SOUTH CAROLINA. ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR THE 2014 DANCE SERIES IS PROVIDED BY THE HARKNESS FOUNDATION FOR DANCE.

CONVERSATIONS WITH Friday

June 6

5:30pm

Host Martha Teichner interviews Gregory Maqoma at the Charleston Library Society, 164 King Street. Free event.

Georges Aperghis and Nico Muhly. Sunday

June 1

5:00pm

Dutch composer Louis Andriessen has forged his own version bold aggressiveness. This concert celebrates Andriessen’s

SCHNEE

Thursday​

George Nickson, this program includes music of visionaries

of minimalism with spiky rhythms, brash sonorities, and

in terms of artistic excellence, aesthetic sorcery and

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON

resonance. Also featuring percussionist and Festival veteran

PERSE VERANCE Saturday

as supporting characters in the story, “a runaway triumph

EMMETT ROBINSON THEATRE AT

843.579.3100

and circular time. Friday

May 30

5:00pm

75th birthday with his classic De volharding (Perseverance), evoking solidarity and commitment through a tour de force of rhythmic energy and stamina—a performance to inspire audiences before the final weekend of the Festival. Thursday

June 5

5:00pm

SIMONS CENTER RECITAL HALL AT COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON Tickets start at $27 ALL CONCERTS APPROXIMATELY 1 HOUR

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music

BÉLA FLECK & ABIGAIL WASHBURN Banjoists Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn have mastered the deceptively intricate art of the duet. Washburn’s beguiling song writing, playing, and singing blend with Fleck’s riveting and virtuosic musicianship to create music both unique yet familiar in texture. A 15-time Grammy Award-winner, Fleck has collaborated with Chick Corea, Oumou Sangare, Zakir Hussain, Edgar Meyer, Dave Matthews, and Earl Scruggs, as well as with the Cleveland Orchestra for his banjo concerto The Impostor. Washburn’s banjo has taken her far beyond the usual old-timey comfort zone, musically and geographically. Her adopted second homeland is China, and her music resounds with echoes of Appalachia and the tidal wave of emerging Chinese cultural influence. A married couple, they are a duo in both personal and professional life, and we welcome them to the 2014 Festival along with their new baby, born just prior to the opening of last year’s edition.

TD ARENA AT COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON Sunday

June 1

7:30pm

Tickets start at $25 APPROXIMATELY 1 HOUR, 15 minutes sponsored by CERTUSBANK

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SPOLETO FESTIVAL USA

spoletousa.org

music

BÉLA FLECK & ABIGAIL WASHBURN Banjoists Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn have mastered the deceptively intricate art of the duet. Washburn’s beguiling song writing, playing, and singing blend with Fleck’s riveting and virtuosic musicianship to create music both unique yet familiar in texture. A 15-time Grammy Award-winner, Fleck has collaborated with Chick Corea, Oumou Sangare, Zakir Hussain, Edgar Meyer, Dave Matthews, and Earl Scruggs, as well as with the Cleveland Orchestra for his banjo concerto The Impostor. Washburn’s banjo has taken her far beyond the usual old-timey comfort zone, musically and geographically. Her adopted second homeland is China, and her music resounds with echoes of Appalachia and the tidal wave of emerging Chinese cultural influence. A married couple, they are a duo in both personal and professional life, and we welcome them to the 2014 Festival along with their new baby, born just prior to the opening of last year’s edition.

TD ARENA AT COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON Sunday

June 1

7:30pm

Tickets start at $25 APPROXIMATELY 1 HOUR, 15 minutes sponsored by CERTUSBANK

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THEATER

LAURIE ANDERSON

SOLO SAXOPHONE AND VOICE By using his imagination and a simple electronic device to

THE LANGUAGE OF THE FUTURE America’s pioneering performance artist Laurie Anderson returns to Charleston with The Language of the Future, a provocative multimedia work in which Anderson delivers a melange of paradoxical lyrics over her signature rhythmic accompaniment. With a title springboarding from her celebrated 1983 work, United States, this piece addresses technology, communication, travel, and science, bringing up such figures as Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning. An exhilarating artist and musician for more than 30 years, Anderson’s relevance cannot be overestimated. “[Laurie Anderson] continues to imbue her work with a singular perspective that is both haunting and timeless” (The New York Times).

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON SOTTILE THEATRE Wednesday ​June 4 ​​8:00pm Thursday ​June 5 ​​8:00pm Saturday​

June 7​​

8:00pm

Tickets start at $20 APPROXIMATELY 1 HOUR, 30 MINUTES

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

SIMONS CENTER RECITAL HALL AT COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON Wednesday

June 4

5:00pm

Friday

June 6

5:00pm & 7:00pm

Saturday

June 7

5:00pm & 7:00pm

Tickets start at $35 APPROXIMATELY 1 HOUR SPONSORED BY wells fargo

843.579.3100

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SPOLETO FESTIVAL USA

WELLS FARGO JAZZ

THEATER

LAURIE ANDERSON

SOLO SAXOPHONE AND VOICE By using his imagination and a simple electronic device to

THE LANGUAGE OF THE FUTURE America’s pioneering performance artist Laurie Anderson returns to Charleston with The Language of the Future, a provocative multimedia work in which Anderson delivers a melange of paradoxical lyrics over her signature rhythmic accompaniment. With a title springboarding from her celebrated 1983 work, United States, this piece addresses technology, communication, travel, and science, bringing up such figures as Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning. An exhilarating artist and musician for more than 30 years, Anderson’s relevance cannot be overestimated. “[Laurie Anderson] continues to imbue her work with a singular perspective that is both haunting and timeless” (The New York Times).

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON SOTTILE THEATRE Wednesday ​June 4 ​​8:00pm Thursday ​June 5 ​​8:00pm Saturday​

June 7​​

8:00pm

Tickets start at $20 APPROXIMATELY 1 HOUR, 30 MINUTES

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

SIMONS CENTER RECITAL HALL AT COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON Wednesday

June 4

5:00pm

Friday

June 6

5:00pm & 7:00pm

Saturday

June 7

5:00pm & 7:00pm

Tickets start at $35 APPROXIMATELY 1 HOUR SPONSORED BY wells fargo

843.579.3100

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MUSIC

MUSIC

INTERMEZZI Led by Spoleto Festival USA Resident Conductor and Director

ENOCH ARDEN

of Orchestral Activities John Kennedy, these delightful late-

Richard Strauss’s setting of Lord Alfred Tennyson’s Enoch

afternoon concerts provide the perfect interlude after a

Arden for speaker and piano is a rich musical portrait of

busy day or between a Festival matinée and an evening

adventure and heartbreak. This rare performance by Festival

performance.

artist Lydia Brown, a pianist of expansive talent, delves into the core of romanticism.

CONCERTO GROSSO After his exciting Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra debut in 2013, the talented conductor Aik Khai Pung returns to lead a program of three works showcasing members of the Spoleto Festival Orchestra. Pung will direct Benjamin Britten’s Sinfonietta, Arthur Honegger’s Concerto da camera, and Philip Glass’s Concerto grosso, a mesmerizing score featuring each section of the chamber orchestra as soloists in turn. Tuesday

May 27

5:00pm

SPOTLIGHT ON THE ORCHESTRA Join members of the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra in up-close and personal journeys as they step into the spotlight as soloists and chamber ensembles. The program creatively links music across eras in a celebration of youthful musical virtuosity. Thursday

May 29

5:00pm

Monday

June 2

5:00pm

VOCAL sPLENDOR An annual Festival favorite, this vocal recital of art songs and arias by members of our opera casts is a wonderful chance to hear these leading artists in an intimate setting. Accompanied by pianist Keun-A Lee, this recital showcases the breadth and beauty of the human voice in a specially-conceived Festival program. Tuesday

June 3

5:00pm

GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH ALL CONCERTS APPROXIMATELY 1 HOUR Tickets start at $27 SERIES SPONSORED BY THE HENRY AND SYLVIA YASCHIK FOUNDATION

KAT EDMONSON Wonderfully

impossible

to

categorize,

Kat

Edmonson

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

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON CISTERN YARD Thursday

May 29 ​​9:00pm

Tickets start at $30 APPROXIMATELY 1 HOUR, 15 MINUTES SPONSORED BY CERTUSBANK

“Memorable and contagious.” –NPR Music

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SPOLETO FESTIVAL USA

MUSIC

MUSIC

INTERMEZZI Led by Spoleto Festival USA Resident Conductor and Director

ENOCH ARDEN

of Orchestral Activities John Kennedy, these delightful late-

Richard Strauss’s setting of Lord Alfred Tennyson’s Enoch

afternoon concerts provide the perfect interlude after a

Arden for speaker and piano is a rich musical portrait of

busy day or between a Festival matinée and an evening

adventure and heartbreak. This rare performance by Festival

performance.

artist Lydia Brown, a pianist of expansive talent, delves into the core of romanticism.

CONCERTO GROSSO After his exciting Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra debut in 2013, the talented conductor Aik Khai Pung returns to lead a program of three works showcasing members of the Spoleto Festival Orchestra. Pung will direct Benjamin Britten’s Sinfonietta, Arthur Honegger’s Concerto da camera, and Philip Glass’s Concerto grosso, a mesmerizing score featuring each section of the chamber orchestra as soloists in turn. Tuesday

May 27

5:00pm

SPOTLIGHT ON THE ORCHESTRA Join members of the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra in up-close and personal journeys as they step into the spotlight as soloists and chamber ensembles. The program creatively links music across eras in a celebration of youthful musical virtuosity. Thursday

May 29

5:00pm

Monday

June 2

5:00pm

VOCAL sPLENDOR An annual Festival favorite, this vocal recital of art songs and arias by members of our opera casts is a wonderful chance to hear these leading artists in an intimate setting. Accompanied by pianist Keun-A Lee, this recital showcases the breadth and beauty of the human voice in a specially-conceived Festival program. Tuesday

June 3

5:00pm

GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH ALL CONCERTS APPROXIMATELY 1 HOUR Tickets start at $27 SERIES SPONSORED BY THE HENRY AND SYLVIA YASCHIK FOUNDATION

KAT EDMONSON Wonderfully

impossible

to

categorize,

Kat

Edmonson

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

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON CISTERN YARD Thursday

May 29 ​​9:00pm

Tickets start at $30 APPROXIMATELY 1 HOUR, 15 MINUTES SPONSORED BY CERTUSBANK

“Memorable and contagious.” –NPR Music

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DANCE

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DORRANCE DANCE SOUNDspace AND THE BLUES PROJECT Spilling over with prodigious talent, Michelle Dorrance— hoofer extraordinaire and founder/director of the tap troupe Dorrance Dance—finds herself in the tap dance world’s spotlight. Making their Spoleto Festival USA debut, Dorrance Dance challenges the traditional notions of tap dance in a new and exciting way, not by stripping the form of tradition but by propelling it forward, an interpretation that earned the company a Bessie award for “blasting open our notions of tap.” Dorrance Dance will present two programs: Accompanied by Toshi Reagon’s five-piece band, The Blues Project explores various blues styles including country and indie rock through tap dance. Their extraordinarily powerful SOUNDspace focuses on the embodiment of music made by movement: “This isn’t tap to music, this is tap as music” (The New York Times).

MEMMINGER AUDITORIUM Saturday

May 31

8:00pm

(SOUNDspace)

Sunday

June 1

8:00pm

(The Blues Project)

Monday

June 2

8:00pm

(The Blues Project)

Tuesday

June 3

7:00pm

(The Blues Project)

Thursday

June 5

8:00pm

(The Blues Project)

Friday

June 6

8:00pm

(The Blues Project)

Saturday

June 7

2:30pm &

8:00pm (SOUNDspace) Sunday

June 8

2:30pm

(SOUNDspace)

Tickets start at $25 APPROXIMATELY 1 HOUR, 15 MINUTES THE 2014 DANCE SERIES IS SPONSORED BY BLUECROSS BLUESHIELD OF SOUTH CAROLINA. SPONSORED BY SHERMAN CAPITAL MARKETS, LLC ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR THE 2014 DANCE SERIES IS PROVIDED BY THE HARKNESS FOUNDATION FOR DANCE.

CONVERSATIONS WITH

“It’s a little bit country, a little bit rock ‘n’ roll, yes, but also very funky and wonderfully kick-ass.” –The Boston Globe

Monday

June 2

5:30pm

Host Martha Teichner interviews Michelle Dorrance at the Charleston Library Society, 164 King Street. Free event.


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843.579.3100

DANCE

34

DORRANCE DANCE SOUNDspace AND THE BLUES PROJECT Spilling over with prodigious talent, Michelle Dorrance— hoofer extraordinaire and founder/director of the tap troupe Dorrance Dance—finds herself in the tap dance world’s spotlight. Making their Spoleto Festival USA debut, Dorrance Dance challenges the traditional notions of tap dance in a new and exciting way, not by stripping the form of tradition but by propelling it forward, an interpretation that earned the company a Bessie award for “blasting open our notions of tap.” Dorrance Dance will present two programs: Accompanied by Toshi Reagon’s five-piece band, The Blues Project explores various blues styles including country and indie rock through tap dance. Their extraordinarily powerful SOUNDspace focuses on the embodiment of music made by movement: “This isn’t tap to music, this is tap as music” (The New York Times).

MEMMINGER AUDITORIUM Saturday

May 31

8:00pm

(SOUNDspace)

Sunday

June 1

8:00pm

(The Blues Project)

Monday

June 2

8:00pm

(The Blues Project)

Tuesday

June 3

7:00pm

(The Blues Project)

Thursday

June 5

8:00pm

(The Blues Project)

Friday

June 6

8:00pm

(The Blues Project)

Saturday

June 7

2:30pm &

8:00pm (SOUNDspace) Sunday

June 8

2:30pm

(SOUNDspace)

Tickets start at $25 APPROXIMATELY 1 HOUR, 15 MINUTES THE 2014 DANCE SERIES IS SPONSORED BY BLUECROSS BLUESHIELD OF SOUTH CAROLINA. SPONSORED BY SHERMAN CAPITAL MARKETS, LLC ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR THE 2014 DANCE SERIES IS PROVIDED BY THE HARKNESS FOUNDATION FOR DANCE.

CONVERSATIONS WITH

“It’s a little bit country, a little bit rock ‘n’ roll, yes, but also very funky and wonderfully kick-ass.” –The Boston Globe

Monday

June 2

5:30pm

Host Martha Teichner interviews Michelle Dorrance at the Charleston Library Society, 164 King Street. Free event.


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opera

EL NIÑO Composed by John Adams Libretto adapted by John Adams and Peter Sellars Directed by John La Bouchardière Conducted by Joe Miller Hailed as “a Messiah for the modern age” (Los Angeles Times), John Adams’s El Niño tells the nativity story with an unprecedented spotlight on the voices of women. Acclaimed British director John La Bouchardière draws inspiration for his imaginative production from the plays used by Franciscan monks in spreading the story of Jesus’s birth through Latin America. With a libretto including poems by Rosario Castellanos and Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz—two of Mexico’s greatest writers—Gospels from the Bible and the Apocrypha, and Martin Luther’s Christmas Sermon, Adams’s oratorio widens the lens to encounter and explore the inexhaustible miracle of birth. Director of Choral Activities Joe Miller conducts this stunning work. Sung in English, Latin, and Spanish with English supertitles.

MEMMINGER AUDITORIUM Friday​​

May 23​

7:00pm

Monday​

May 26​

7:30pm

Friday​​

May 30​

7:30pm

Tickets start at $25 APPROXIMATELY 2 HOURS, 15 MINUTES SPONSORED BY BMW MANUFACTURING CO. ADDITIONAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BY THE BRAND FOUNDATION OF NEW YORK, INC. OPERA PROGRAMMING IS ENDOWED BY THE ARTHUR AND HOLLY MAGILL FOUNDATION.

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SPOLETO FESTIVAL USA

opera

EL NIÑO Composed by John Adams Libretto adapted by John Adams and Peter Sellars Directed by John La Bouchardière Conducted by Joe Miller Hailed as “a Messiah for the modern age” (Los Angeles Times), John Adams’s El Niño tells the nativity story with an unprecedented spotlight on the voices of women. Acclaimed British director John La Bouchardière draws inspiration for his imaginative production from the plays used by Franciscan monks in spreading the story of Jesus’s birth through Latin America. With a libretto including poems by Rosario Castellanos and Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz—two of Mexico’s greatest writers—Gospels from the Bible and the Apocrypha, and Martin Luther’s Christmas Sermon, Adams’s oratorio widens the lens to encounter and explore the inexhaustible miracle of birth. Director of Choral Activities Joe Miller conducts this stunning work. Sung in English, Latin, and Spanish with English supertitles.

MEMMINGER AUDITORIUM Friday​​

May 23​

7:00pm

Monday​

May 26​

7:30pm

Friday​​

May 30​

7:30pm

Tickets start at $25 APPROXIMATELY 2 HOURS, 15 MINUTES SPONSORED BY BMW MANUFACTURING CO. ADDITIONAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BY THE BRAND FOUNDATION OF NEW YORK, INC. OPERA PROGRAMMING IS ENDOWED BY THE ARTHUR AND HOLLY MAGILL FOUNDATION.

spoletousa.org

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SPOLETO FESTIVAL USA

WELLS FARGO JAZZ

GWILYM SIMCOCK SOLO PIANO

finale

843.579.3100

WELLS FARGO FESTIVAL FINALE FEATURING SHOVELS & ROPE

Gwilym Simcock is one of the most gifted pianists and imaginative composers on the British scene. A musician of

An all-day party featuring live music, local craft beers, and a

Of course, no Finale would be complete without a spectacular

dazzling ability, he is able to move effortlessly between jazz

beautiful Charleston setting, the Festival Finale at Middleton

post-concert fireworks display to bring the Festival to its

and classical music, and has been described as reminiscent

Place is the perfect way to cap off 17 days of unforgettable

traditional celebratory close. Don’t forget to arrive early to

of Keith Jarrett, complete with “harmonic sophistication and

performances. The day includes gourmet picnic fare, a beer

explore Middleton Place’s stunning landscaped gardens and

subtle dovetailing of musical traditions.” A recipient of the

garden featuring your favorite Charleston brews, and the best

to enjoy the Beer Garden. A performance schedule for the

award for “Jazz Musician of the Year” at the Parliamentary

local and regional bands playing throughout the afternoon.

Beer Garden Stage lineup will be posted at spoletousa.org.

Jazz Awards in England, his music has been widely acclaimed

Charleston’s own Shovels & Rope light up the Middleton

as engaging, exciting, often unexpected, and wonderfully

Main Stage at dusk.

MIDDLETON PLACE Sunday

optimistic.

With a sound somewhere between Johnny and June Cash and The White Stripes, husband-and-wife duo Shovels &

SIMONS CENTER RECITAL HALL AT

Rope have sky-rocketed onto the national music scene. Cary

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON

Ann Hearst and Michael Trent mash honky tonk twang, folksy

Sunday

May 25

5:00pm & 7:00pm

lyricism, and punk grit together for an identity that recently

Monday

May 26

5:00pm

won them the Americana Music Honors & Award’s Emerging

Tuesday

May 27

5:00pm

Artist of the Year in 2013.

Wednesday

May 28

7:00pm

Thursday

May 29

6:30pm

Tickets start at $35 APPROXIMATELY 1 HOUR SPONSORED BY WELLS FARGO

June 8 Gates and Beer Garden open at 3:30pm

Concert begins at 8:30pm

Adults $30 in advance ($35 day of event) Children ages 6–12, $10 in advance ($15 day of event) Children under the age of 5 admitted free of charge.

Middleton Place is located 14 miles from downtown Charleston. Seating is on the lawn and unreserved. The ticket price includes admittance to the grounds of Middleton Place. Patrons are welcome to bring their own picnics; food and beverage will also be available for sale until 7:30pm. This event is rain or shine.

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SPOLETO FESTIVAL USA

WELLS FARGO JAZZ

GWILYM SIMCOCK SOLO PIANO

finale

843.579.3100

WELLS FARGO FESTIVAL FINALE FEATURING SHOVELS & ROPE

Gwilym Simcock is one of the most gifted pianists and imaginative composers on the British scene. A musician of

An all-day party featuring live music, local craft beers, and a

Of course, no Finale would be complete without a spectacular

dazzling ability, he is able to move effortlessly between jazz

beautiful Charleston setting, the Festival Finale at Middleton

post-concert fireworks display to bring the Festival to its

and classical music, and has been described as reminiscent

Place is the perfect way to cap off 17 days of unforgettable

traditional celebratory close. Don’t forget to arrive early to

of Keith Jarrett, complete with “harmonic sophistication and

performances. The day includes gourmet picnic fare, a beer

explore Middleton Place’s stunning landscaped gardens and

subtle dovetailing of musical traditions.” A recipient of the

garden featuring your favorite Charleston brews, and the best

to enjoy the Beer Garden. A performance schedule for the

award for “Jazz Musician of the Year” at the Parliamentary

local and regional bands playing throughout the afternoon.

Beer Garden Stage lineup will be posted at spoletousa.org.

Jazz Awards in England, his music has been widely acclaimed

Charleston’s own Shovels & Rope light up the Middleton

as engaging, exciting, often unexpected, and wonderfully

Main Stage at dusk.

MIDDLETON PLACE Sunday

optimistic.

With a sound somewhere between Johnny and June Cash and The White Stripes, husband-and-wife duo Shovels &

SIMONS CENTER RECITAL HALL AT

Rope have sky-rocketed onto the national music scene. Cary

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON

Ann Hearst and Michael Trent mash honky tonk twang, folksy

Sunday

May 25

5:00pm & 7:00pm

lyricism, and punk grit together for an identity that recently

Monday

May 26

5:00pm

won them the Americana Music Honors & Award’s Emerging

Tuesday

May 27

5:00pm

Artist of the Year in 2013.

Wednesday

May 28

7:00pm

Thursday

May 29

6:30pm

Tickets start at $35 APPROXIMATELY 1 HOUR SPONSORED BY WELLS FARGO

June 8 Gates and Beer Garden open at 3:30pm

Concert begins at 8:30pm

Adults $30 in advance ($35 day of event) Children ages 6–12, $10 in advance ($15 day of event) Children under the age of 5 admitted free of charge.

Middleton Place is located 14 miles from downtown Charleston. Seating is on the lawn and unreserved. The ticket price includes admittance to the grounds of Middleton Place. Patrons are welcome to bring their own picnics; food and beverage will also be available for sale until 7:30pm. This event is rain or shine.

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SPOLETO FESTIVAL USA

spoletousa.org

fÊte

OPENING NIGHT FÊTE

40 41

Take the Festival experience one step further

Following the exciting opening night of Hubbard Street

BECOME A SPOLETO FESTIVAL USA DONOR TODAY

Dance Chicago, or another performance of your choice, the fifth annual Spoleto Opening Night Fête kicks off the 2014

For 17 days each spring, Spoleto Festival USA transforms

season with an elegant party at a downtown

location to

historic Charleston, one of America’s most beautiful cities,

be revealed in 2014. Toast the opening of the Festival with

into a cultural gathering place where artists are nurtured,

a sumptuous cocktail supper, live music, a full bar, and the

ideas are shared, and audiences are enchanted—the Festival

exciting company of Festival artists and patrons.

experience is like none other. This would not be possible without our contributors. Ticket sales and other earned

Cocktail attire.

income only cover half the cost of producing and presenting the world-class performances you see on our stages each

Location to be re ve aled in 2014

season. Festival donors receive an array of benefits, including

Friday

advance access to tickets, special behind-the-scenes events,

May 23

9:00pm

and performance opportunities. At any giving level your

$350 per person ($150 tax deductible) includes a ticket to the Fête and a section one ticket to Hubbard Street Dance Chicago.

contribution is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law and ensures that the Festival can not only continue to offer a dynamic artistic program, but also make artists available for

$300 per person ($150 tax deductible) Fête ticket only. Purchase a ticket to the pre-Fête performance of your choice.

community engagements and educational outreach. To learn more about supporting Spoleto Festival USA, please

MADE POSSIBLE IN PART BY BANFI VINTNERS

visit spoletousa.org/support or call 843.720.1176.

This season of Spoleto Festival USA is made possible in part through funds from the Spoleto Festival USA Endowment, generously supported by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, WELLS FARGO, BANK OF AMERICA, and by the contributions of the following funders.

piccolo spoleto Piccolo Spoleto, the official outreach companion to Spoleto Festival USA, partners with the Festival each Spring to host an exuberant 17day celebration of the arts. With its mission to provide access to the festival experience for everyone, Piccolo Spoleto features hundreds of free and modestly priced events and is produced by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs. Complete program information

City of Charleston

County of Charleston

Palmetto Partners, LTD

Charleston Place Hotel

CertusBank South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts Sherman Capital Markets, LLC

The Brand Foundation of New York, Inc.

The Henry and Sylvia Yaschik Foundation

Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel

Christel DeHaan Family Foundation

Elliott Davis, LLC

South Carolina Bank and Trust

The Charles E. and Andrea L. Volpe Charitable Trust

GlaserDuncan, CPAs Arthur and Holly Magill Foundation

The Harkness Foundation for Dance

National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts

is available at www.piccolospoleto.com or by calling 843.724.7305.

Index OPERA El Niño 35 Facing Goya 13 Kát’a Kabanová 1 THEATER A Brimful of Asha 3 Laurie Anderson 29 My Cousin Rachel 5 DANCE Dorrance Dance 33 Gregory Maqoma 25 Hubbard Street Dance 17 Keigwin + Company 9 MUSIC An Evening with Michael Nyman

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Bank of America Chamber Music 23 Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn 27 Intermezzi 31 Kat Edmonson 32 Kruger Brothers 20 Music in Time 26 Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra 21 Westminster Choir Concerts 4 WELLS FARGO JAZZ Aca Seca Trio Charenée Wade Danilo Brito Gwilym Simcock Håkon Kornstad

15 22 15 37 30

Lucinda Williams René Marie

7 11

PHYSICAL THEATER A Simple Space 8 Ilona Jäntti 12 AND MORE… Accommodations 42 Behind the Garden Gate 19 Conversations With 2, 14 25, 34 Event Calendar 43 Festival Finale/ Shovels & Rope 38 Opening Night Fête 39 Sponsors 39 Venue Map 41

Imagery Credits: Doug Hickok, covers and pgs. 26, 31, 42; licensed by Spoleto Festival USA, pgs. 1 & 2, 13 & 14, 35 & 36; courtesy of Why Not Theatre, pg. 3; Julia Lynn, pgs. 4, 21, 23 & 24, 40, 43; Pat

Redmond, pgs. 5 & 6, 43; courtesy of Lucinda Williams, pg. 7; Steve Ullathorne, pg. 8; Matthew Murphy, pgs. 9 & 10, 33 & 34;Joe Bogges, pg. 11; Vojtech Brtnicky, pg. 12; Thiago Meyer, pg. 15; Anita Kalikies, pg. 15; courtesy of Michael Nyman, pg. 16; Todd Rosenberg, pgs. 17 & 18; courtesy of Charleston Horticultural Society, pg. 19; courtesy of Kruger Brothers, pg. 20; Gulnara Khamatova, pg. 22; John Hogg, pg. 25, 43; courtesy of Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, pgs. 27 & 28; Lucie Jansch, pg. 29; Eric Buraas, pg. 30; Florence Montmare, pg. 32, 43; Eric Richmond, pg. 37; courtesy of Shovels & Rope, pg. 38, 43; MCG Photography, pg. 39


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spoletousa.org

fÊte

OPENING NIGHT FÊTE

40 41

Take the Festival experience one step further

Following the exciting opening night of Hubbard Street

BECOME A SPOLETO FESTIVAL USA DONOR TODAY

Dance Chicago, or another performance of your choice, the fifth annual Spoleto Opening Night Fête kicks off the 2014

For 17 days each spring, Spoleto Festival USA transforms

season with an elegant party at a downtown

location to

historic Charleston, one of America’s most beautiful cities,

be revealed in 2014. Toast the opening of the Festival with

into a cultural gathering place where artists are nurtured,

a sumptuous cocktail supper, live music, a full bar, and the

ideas are shared, and audiences are enchanted—the Festival

exciting company of Festival artists and patrons.

experience is like none other. This would not be possible without our contributors. Ticket sales and other earned

Cocktail attire.

income only cover half the cost of producing and presenting the world-class performances you see on our stages each

Location to be re ve aled in 2014

season. Festival donors receive an array of benefits, including

Friday

advance access to tickets, special behind-the-scenes events,

May 23

9:00pm

and performance opportunities. At any giving level your

$350 per person ($150 tax deductible) includes a ticket to the Fête and a section one ticket to Hubbard Street Dance Chicago.

contribution is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law and ensures that the Festival can not only continue to offer a dynamic artistic program, but also make artists available for

$300 per person ($150 tax deductible) Fête ticket only. Purchase a ticket to the pre-Fête performance of your choice.

community engagements and educational outreach. To learn more about supporting Spoleto Festival USA, please

MADE POSSIBLE IN PART BY BANFI VINTNERS

visit spoletousa.org/support or call 843.720.1176.

This season of Spoleto Festival USA is made possible in part through funds from the Spoleto Festival USA Endowment, generously supported by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, WELLS FARGO, BANK OF AMERICA, and by the contributions of the following funders.

piccolo spoleto Piccolo Spoleto, the official outreach companion to Spoleto Festival USA, partners with the Festival each Spring to host an exuberant 17day celebration of the arts. With its mission to provide access to the festival experience for everyone, Piccolo Spoleto features hundreds of free and modestly priced events and is produced by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs. Complete program information

City of Charleston

County of Charleston

Palmetto Partners, LTD

Charleston Place Hotel

CertusBank South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts Sherman Capital Markets, LLC

The Brand Foundation of New York, Inc.

The Henry and Sylvia Yaschik Foundation

Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel

Christel DeHaan Family Foundation

Elliott Davis, LLC

South Carolina Bank and Trust

The Charles E. and Andrea L. Volpe Charitable Trust

GlaserDuncan, CPAs Arthur and Holly Magill Foundation

The Harkness Foundation for Dance

National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts

is available at www.piccolospoleto.com or by calling 843.724.7305.

Index OPERA El Niño 35 Facing Goya 13 Kát’a Kabanová 1 THEATER A Brimful of Asha 3 Laurie Anderson 29 My Cousin Rachel 5 DANCE Dorrance Dance 33 Gregory Maqoma 25 Hubbard Street Dance 17 Keigwin + Company 9 MUSIC An Evening with Michael Nyman

16

Bank of America Chamber Music 23 Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn 27 Intermezzi 31 Kat Edmonson 32 Kruger Brothers 20 Music in Time 26 Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra 21 Westminster Choir Concerts 4 WELLS FARGO JAZZ Aca Seca Trio Charenée Wade Danilo Brito Gwilym Simcock Håkon Kornstad

15 22 15 37 30

Lucinda Williams René Marie

7 11

PHYSICAL THEATER A Simple Space 8 Ilona Jäntti 12 AND MORE… Accommodations 42 Behind the Garden Gate 19 Conversations With 2, 14 25, 34 Event Calendar 43 Festival Finale/ Shovels & Rope 38 Opening Night Fête 39 Sponsors 39 Venue Map 41

Imagery Credits: Doug Hickok, covers and pgs. 26, 31, 42; licensed by Spoleto Festival USA, pgs. 1 & 2, 13 & 14, 35 & 36; courtesy of Why Not Theatre, pg. 3; Julia Lynn, pgs. 4, 21, 23 & 24, 40, 43; Pat

Redmond, pgs. 5 & 6, 43; courtesy of Lucinda Williams, pg. 7; Steve Ullathorne, pg. 8; Matthew Murphy, pgs. 9 & 10, 33 & 34;Joe Bogges, pg. 11; Vojtech Brtnicky, pg. 12; Thiago Meyer, pg. 15; Anita Kalikies, pg. 15; courtesy of Michael Nyman, pg. 16; Todd Rosenberg, pgs. 17 & 18; courtesy of Charleston Horticultural Society, pg. 19; courtesy of Kruger Brothers, pg. 20; Gulnara Khamatova, pg. 22; John Hogg, pg. 25, 43; courtesy of Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, pgs. 27 & 28; Lucie Jansch, pg. 29; Eric Buraas, pg. 30; Florence Montmare, pg. 32, 43; Eric Richmond, pg. 37; courtesy of Shovels & Rope, pg. 38, 43; MCG Photography, pg. 39


MIDDLETON PLACE

Charleston accommodations guide Ansonborough INN (Circa 1900) This 4-Diamond AAA-Rated boutique inn offers complimentary breakfast and afternoon wine and cheese reception. We are walking distance to most Spoleto Festival events. 21 Hasell St. / ansonboroughinn.com / 800.522.2073

P1 P2

1 2 P4

P7

P6

P3

3 4

6

P5

5 P9

7 8

P8

P11

CHARLESTON PLACE HOTEL GO! Historic Charleston’s premier hotel features worldclass accommodations including a full-service European spa, rooftop pool, private Club Level, award-winning dining, exclusive boutiques and the legendary Orient-Express service. 205 Meeting St. / CharlestonPlace.com / 800.611.5549

P10

CHARLESTOWNE HOTELS Offering the most awarded boutique hotels in Charleston’s Historic District, as well as beachfront accommodations and convenient lodging throughout the area. charlestownehotels.com / 877.946.8772

P12

9 P13

P15 P16

11

CHARLESTON MARRIOTT HOTEL GO! The Charleston Marriott is conveniently located downtown, one mile from historic district with complimentary parking, award-winning service, Concierge Level, fitness center and pool, with shuttle service to downtown. 170 Lockwood Blvd. / marriottcharleston.com / 843.723.3000

10 P17 P14

12 P18

FRANCIS MARION HOTEL GO! Historic hotel in the grand tradition. In the historic district and walking distance to many Festival venues, restaurants and shops. Rooms and spacious penthouse suites with unsurpassed views of Charleston. Parking, valet. 387 King St. / francismarioncharleston.com / 877.756.2121 HISTORIC CHARLESTON BED & BREAKFAST Experience the old world of Charleston in a carriage house with lovely walled gardens or a luxury apartment in the Historic District. Furnished, fully-equipped monthly rentals are also available. Call M-F, 9am-5pm. Photos available on website. historiccharlestonbedandbreakfast.com / 800.743.3583 or 843.722.6606

INDIGO INN GO! Indigo Inn offers 40 well-appointed guest rooms surrounding a lush garden courtyard; an oasis of quiet luxury nestled in the heart of Charleston’s Historic District. 1 Maiden Ln. / indigoinn.com / 800.845.7639 MEETING STREET INN GO! Distinctive lodging and great value in the heart of the historic district. Excellent staff and beautiful property with traditional decor equals a superior Charleston experience. Rates include daily breakfast, WiFi, newspapers, and afternoon reception. 173 Meeting St. / meetingstreetinn.com / 800.843.8022

HOW TO BUY TICKETS online:

spoletousa.org by phone:

843.579.3100

TWO MEETING STREET INN GO! Overlooking Battery Park, Charleston’s signature inn showcases curved piazzas, Tiffany windows, and its distinctive white turret. The inn proudly continues its 60-year legacy of luxury accommodations and genuine southern hospitality. 2 Meeting St. / twomeetingstreet.com / 888.723.7322 RENAISSANCE CHARLESTON GO! HISTORIC DISTRICT HOTEL An upscale location within steps of the festivities, each turn will surprise and delight. Featuring luxurious full-service accommodations, unique designs that meld historic charm with modern sophistication, plus palate-pleasing culinary delights. 68 Wentworth St. / renaissancecharlestonhotel.com / 843.534.0300

GO!

SPOLEtO!

Learn more about Go Spoleto! hotel and ticket packages at spoletousa.org/gospoleto or when making your hotel reservation with a Go Spoleto! hotel partner.

parking guide see map on page 41

venue guide 4

CIS College of Charleston Cistern Yard, 66 George St.

10

DST Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St.

9

CLS Charleston Library Society, 164 King St.

7

GEC Grace Episcopal Church, 98 Wentworth St.

11

CSJ Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 120 Broad St.

8

MEM Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain St.

2

CTL Cathedral Church of St. Luke and St. Paul, 126 Coming St.

1

CVC Charleston Visitor Center/Spoleto Festival USA Box Office, 375 Meeting St.

MID Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Rd. (not on map) 12

OPN Opening Ceremonies, City Hall, 80 Broad St.

3

REC Simons Center Recital Hall at College of Charleston, 54 St. Philip St.

3

ROB Emmett Robinson Theatre at College of Charleston, 54 St. Philip St.

P1 VRTC Garage 63 Mary Street

P6 Marion Square Garage 339 King Street

P11 Wentworth Garage 81 Wentworth Street

P15 Market/Horlbeck Lot 131 Market Street

5

SOT College of Charleston Sottile Theatre, 44 George St.

P2 Visitor Center Lot 375 Meeting Street

P7 College of Charleston Garage 91 St. Philip Street

P12 Majestic Square Garage 153 Market Street

P16 Queen Street Garage 93 Queen Street

6

TDA TD Arena at College of Charleston, 301 Meeting St.

P3 Aquarium Garage 24 Calhoun Street

P8 George Society Lot 31 George Street

P4 Camden Garage 47 John Street

P9 St. Philip Street Garage 34 St. Philip Street

P13 C  umberland Street Garage 160 Meeting Street

P17 Garage at King and Queen Streets 114-128 King Street

P5 Gaillard Garage 32 Alexander Street

P10 C  harleston Place Garage 85 Hassell Street

P14 Concord Garage 1 Cumberland Street

P18East Bay Garage 25 Prioleau Street

Parking garages: There are many parking garages located throughout downtown Charleston. Garages typically charge by the hour. Surface parking lots: Surface lots either charge by the hour or a flat daily rate. Metered parking: Most meters are checked 9:00am until 6:00pm Monday through Saturday. Parking at meters is free on Sunday and city holidays. Residential areas: Visitors can park for free for one to two hours on residential streets. Time limitations are posted in these areas.


MIDDLETON PLACE

Charleston accommodations guide Ansonborough INN (Circa 1900) This 4-Diamond AAA-Rated boutique inn offers complimentary breakfast and afternoon wine and cheese reception. We are walking distance to most Spoleto Festival events. 21 Hasell St. / ansonboroughinn.com / 800.522.2073

P1 P2

1 2 P4

P7

P6

P3

3 4

6

P5

5 P9

7 8

P8

P11

CHARLESTON PLACE HOTEL GO! Historic Charleston’s premier hotel features worldclass accommodations including a full-service European spa, rooftop pool, private Club Level, award-winning dining, exclusive boutiques and the legendary Orient-Express service. 205 Meeting St. / CharlestonPlace.com / 800.611.5549

P10

CHARLESTOWNE HOTELS Offering the most awarded boutique hotels in Charleston’s Historic District, as well as beachfront accommodations and convenient lodging throughout the area. charlestownehotels.com / 877.946.8772

P12

9 P13

P15 P16

11

CHARLESTON MARRIOTT HOTEL GO! The Charleston Marriott is conveniently located downtown, one mile from historic district with complimentary parking, award-winning service, Concierge Level, fitness center and pool, with shuttle service to downtown. 170 Lockwood Blvd. / marriottcharleston.com / 843.723.3000

10 P17 P14

12 P18

FRANCIS MARION HOTEL GO! Historic hotel in the grand tradition. In the historic district and walking distance to many Festival venues, restaurants and shops. Rooms and spacious penthouse suites with unsurpassed views of Charleston. Parking, valet. 387 King St. / francismarioncharleston.com / 877.756.2121 HISTORIC CHARLESTON BED & BREAKFAST Experience the old world of Charleston in a carriage house with lovely walled gardens or a luxury apartment in the Historic District. Furnished, fully-equipped monthly rentals are also available. Call M-F, 9am-5pm. Photos available on website. historiccharlestonbedandbreakfast.com / 800.743.3583 or 843.722.6606

INDIGO INN GO! Indigo Inn offers 40 well-appointed guest rooms surrounding a lush garden courtyard; an oasis of quiet luxury nestled in the heart of Charleston’s Historic District. 1 Maiden Ln. / indigoinn.com / 800.845.7639 MEETING STREET INN GO! Distinctive lodging and great value in the heart of the historic district. Excellent staff and beautiful property with traditional decor equals a superior Charleston experience. Rates include daily breakfast, WiFi, newspapers, and afternoon reception. 173 Meeting St. / meetingstreetinn.com / 800.843.8022

HOW TO BUY TICKETS online:

spoletousa.org by phone:

843.579.3100

TWO MEETING STREET INN GO! Overlooking Battery Park, Charleston’s signature inn showcases curved piazzas, Tiffany windows, and its distinctive white turret. The inn proudly continues its 60-year legacy of luxury accommodations and genuine southern hospitality. 2 Meeting St. / twomeetingstreet.com / 888.723.7322 RENAISSANCE CHARLESTON GO! HISTORIC DISTRICT HOTEL An upscale location within steps of the festivities, each turn will surprise and delight. Featuring luxurious full-service accommodations, unique designs that meld historic charm with modern sophistication, plus palate-pleasing culinary delights. 68 Wentworth St. / renaissancecharlestonhotel.com / 843.534.0300

GO!

SPOLEtO!

Learn more about Go Spoleto! hotel and ticket packages at spoletousa.org/gospoleto or when making your hotel reservation with a Go Spoleto! hotel partner.

parking guide see map on page 41

venue guide 4

CIS College of Charleston Cistern Yard, 66 George St.

10

DST Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St.

9

CLS Charleston Library Society, 164 King St.

7

GEC Grace Episcopal Church, 98 Wentworth St.

11

CSJ Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 120 Broad St.

8

MEM Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain St.

2

CTL Cathedral Church of St. Luke and St. Paul, 126 Coming St.

1

CVC Charleston Visitor Center/Spoleto Festival USA Box Office, 375 Meeting St.

MID Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Rd. (not on map) 12

OPN Opening Ceremonies, City Hall, 80 Broad St.

3

REC Simons Center Recital Hall at College of Charleston, 54 St. Philip St.

3

ROB Emmett Robinson Theatre at College of Charleston, 54 St. Philip St.

P1 VRTC Garage 63 Mary Street

P6 Marion Square Garage 339 King Street

P11 Wentworth Garage 81 Wentworth Street

P15 Market/Horlbeck Lot 131 Market Street

5

SOT College of Charleston Sottile Theatre, 44 George St.

P2 Visitor Center Lot 375 Meeting Street

P7 College of Charleston Garage 91 St. Philip Street

P12 Majestic Square Garage 153 Market Street

P16 Queen Street Garage 93 Queen Street

6

TDA TD Arena at College of Charleston, 301 Meeting St.

P3 Aquarium Garage 24 Calhoun Street

P8 George Society Lot 31 George Street

P4 Camden Garage 47 John Street

P9 St. Philip Street Garage 34 St. Philip Street

P13 C  umberland Street Garage 160 Meeting Street

P17 Garage at King and Queen Streets 114-128 King Street

P5 Gaillard Garage 32 Alexander Street

P10 C  harleston Place Garage 85 Hassell Street

P14 Concord Garage 1 Cumberland Street

P18East Bay Garage 25 Prioleau Street

Parking garages: There are many parking garages located throughout downtown Charleston. Garages typically charge by the hour. Surface parking lots: Surface lots either charge by the hour or a flat daily rate. Metered parking: Most meters are checked 9:00am until 6:00pm Monday through Saturday. Parking at meters is free on Sunday and city holidays. Residential areas: Visitors can park for free for one to two hours on residential streets. Time limitations are posted in these areas.


2014 EVENT CALENDAR May 23–june 8

28 May: wednesday

2 june: monday

7 june: saturday

11:00am Chamber IV DST 1:00pm Chamber IV DST 7:00pm Gwilym Simcock REC* 7:30pm My Cousin Rachel DST 8:00pm Concerto for Orchestra SOT

11:00am Chamber VII DST 1:00pm Chamber VII DST 5:00pm Intermezzo III GEC* 5:30pm Conv | Michelle Dorrance CLS 7:30pm My Cousin Rachel DST 7:30pm Kát’a Kabanová SOT* 8:00pm Dorrance Dance/ The Blues Project MEM

11:00am Chamber X DST 12:00pm Ilona Jäntti ROB 1:00pm Chamber XI DST 2:30pm Dorrance Dance/ SOUNDspace MEM 3:00pm Gregory Maqoma ROB* 5:00pm Håkon Kornstad REC 7:00pm Håkon Kornstad REC 8:00pm Dorrance Dance/ SOUNDspace MEM 8:00pm Facing Goya DST* 8:00pm Laurie Anderson SOT 9:00pm Gregory Maqoma ROB 9:00pm Kruger Brothers CIS

29 May: Thursday

MY COUSIN RACHEL: Page 5

BANK OF AMERICA CHAMBER MUSIC: Page 23

GREGORY MAQOMA/ VUYANI DANCE THEATRE: Page 25

KAT EDMONSON: Page 32

22 May: THURSDAY

25 May: Sunday

8:00pm

11:00am Chamber II DST 1:00pm Chamber II DST 2:00pm A Simple Space ROB 3:00pm Hubbard Street Dance TDA 3:30pm Conv | Ong Keng Sen & John Kennedy CLS 5:00pm Gwilym Simcock REC* 7:00pm Gwilym Simcock REC 7:30pm Facing Goya DST 8:00pm A Simple Space ROB 9:00pm Danilo Brito CIS*

My Cousin Rachel (preview) DST*

23 May: FRIDAY 12:00pm Opening Ceremonies OPN 1:00pm Chamber I DST 3:30pm A Simple Space ROB 7:00pm El Niño MEM 7:00pm Hubbard Street Dance TDA 8:00pm My Cousin Rachel DST 8:00pm A Simple Space ROB 9:00pm Charenée Wade CIS 9:00pm Opening Night Fête TBD

24 May: SATURDAY 10:00am  Behind the Garden Gate (self-guided tours until 4pm) 11:00am Chamber I DST 1:00pm Chamber I DST 3:00pm Hubbard Street Dance TDA* 3:30pm Conv | Garry Hynes CLS 3:30pm My Cousin Rachel DST 5:00pm Music In Time I REC* 7:30pm Kát’a Kabanová SOT 8:00pm A Simple Space ROB 8:00pm My Cousin Rachel DST 9:00pm Charenée Wade CIS

“A world-class event in a first-class setting.”

HOW TO BUY TICKETS online:

spoletousa.org by phone:

843.579.3100

Beginning March 17! Spoleto Festival USA Box Office Charleston Visitor Center 375 Meeting Street Charleston, SC 29403

26 May: MONDAY 11:00am Chamber II DST 1:00pm Chamber III DST 2:00pm A Simple Space ROB 3:30pm My Cousin Rachel DST 5:00pm Gwilym Simcock REC 7:00pm René Marie TDA* 7:30pm El Niño MEM* 8:00pm An Evening with Michael Nyman SOT* 8:00pm My Cousin Rachel DST

March 17 – April 27 Monday – Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm April 28 – June 8 Monday – Sunday 9:00am – 5:00pm

FOLLOW THE FESTIVAL

27 May: TUESDAY 11:00am 1:00pm 3:30pm 5:00pm 5:00pm 8:00pm 8:00pm

Chamber IV DST* Chamber V DST Intermezzo II GEC* Westminster Choir CTL* Gwilym Simcock REC My Cousin Rachel DST A Brimful of Asha ROB Kát’a Kabanová SOT* Kat Edmonson CIS*

30 May: Friday 11:00am 1:00pm 3:30pm 5:00pm 7:30pm 7:30pm 8:00pm 8:00pm 9:00pm

Chamber V DST Chamber V DST My Cousin Rachel DST Music In Time II REC* Keigwin + Company TDA* El Niño MEM* A Brimful of Asha ROB My Cousin Rachel DST Aca Seca Trio CIS*

3 june: Tuesday 11:00am Chamber VIII DST 1:00pm Chamber VIII DST* 5:00pm Intermezzo IV GEC 7:00pm Dorrance Dance/ The Blues Project MEM 7:30pm My Cousin Rachel DST 7:30pm Beethoven Transformed SOT* 8:00pm Ilona Jäntti ROB

4 june: wednesday 11:00am 1:00pm 3:00pm 5:00pm 7:30pm 7:30pm 8:00pm 8:00pm

Chamber VIII DST Chamber IX DST Ilona Jäntti ROB Håkon Kornstad REC* Facing Goya DST* Lucinda Williams TDA* Laurie Anderson SOT* Ilona Jäntti ROB

In person:

Chamber III DST Chamber III DST* A Simple Space ROB Gwilym Simcock REC* Intermezzo I GEC* A Simple Space ROB Facing Goya DST

– The Wall Street Journal

Bold = opening performance

FESTIVAL FINALE FEATURING SHOVELS & ROPE: Page 37

11:00am 1:00pm 5:00pm 5:00pm 6:30pm 7:30pm 8:00pm 8:00pm 9:00pm

*Students, senior citizens, and military personnel may receive a discount on this performance.

FESTIVAL APP The Festival app for iPhone and Android phones is free and available at the iTunes Store and Google Marketplace.

31 May: saturday 10:00am Behind the Garden Gate (self-guided tours until 4pm) 11:00am Chamber VI DST 1:00pm Chamber VI DST 2:00pm A Brimful of Asha ROB 2:00pm Keigwin + Company TDA* 4:00pm Kát’a Kabanová SOT* 8:00pm Dorrance Dance/ SOUNDspace MEM 8:00pm A Brimful of Asha ROB 8:00pm Facing Goya DST* 9:00pm Aca Seca Trio CIS

1 june: sunday 11:00am Chamber VI DST 1:00pm Chamber VII DST 1:00pm Keigwin + Company TDA* 3:30pm My Cousin Rachel DST 5:00pm Music In Time III REC* 5:00pm Westminster Choir CTL 7:30pm Belá Fleck & Abigail Washburn TDA 7:30pm A Brimful of Asha ROB 8:00pm Dorrance Dance/ The Blues Project MEM 8:00pm My Cousin Rachel DST*

5 june: Thursday 11:00am Chamber IX DST 1:00pm Chamber IX DST 3:30pm My Cousin Rachel DST 5:00pm Music In Time IV REC 8:00pm Dorrance Dance/ The Blues Project MEM* 8:00pm Laurie Anderson SOT 8:00pm My Cousin Rachel DST 8:30pm Gregory Maqoma ROB

6 june: friday 11:00am Chamber X DST 1:00pm Chamber X DST 2:00pm Gregory Maqoma ROB 3:30pm My Cousin Rachel DST 5:00pm Westminster Choir CSJ 5:00pm Håkon Kornstad REC 5:30pm Conv | Gregory Maqoma CLS 7:00pm Håkon Kornstad REC 8:00pm Dorrance Dance/ The Blues Project MEM 8:00pm Kát’a Kabanová SOT* 8:00pm My Cousin Rachel DST 8:30pm Ilona Jäntti ROB 9:00pm Kruger Brothers CIS

8 june: sunday 11:00am Chamber XI DST 12:00pm Ilona Jäntti ROB 1:00pm Chamber XI DST 2:30pm Dorrance Dance/ SOUNDspace MEM 3:30pm Gregory Maqoma ROB* 3:30pm My Cousin Rachel DST 3:30pm Finale/Shovels & Rope MID

senior, student and military discounts Senior citizens, students, and military personnel may receive discounts on select performances as indicated on the calendar of events with valid identification. Discounts may apply only to certain seating sections.

Group Sales Discounted rates are available for groups of 15 or more. For more information, call 843.720.1116.

Please call the box office to request accessible seating. Program, artists, venues, and pricing are subject to change without notice. All running times are approximate. Late Seating: Patrons arriving late to a performance will be seated solely at the house manager’s discretion. All audience members, regardless of age, must have a ticket. Lawn chairs are prohibited at all College of Charleston Cistern Yard performances.

spoletousa.org


2014 EVENT CALENDAR May 23–june 8

28 May: wednesday

2 june: monday

7 june: saturday

11:00am Chamber IV DST 1:00pm Chamber IV DST 7:00pm Gwilym Simcock REC* 7:30pm My Cousin Rachel DST 8:00pm Concerto for Orchestra SOT

11:00am Chamber VII DST 1:00pm Chamber VII DST 5:00pm Intermezzo III GEC* 5:30pm Conv | Michelle Dorrance CLS 7:30pm My Cousin Rachel DST 7:30pm Kát’a Kabanová SOT* 8:00pm Dorrance Dance/ The Blues Project MEM

11:00am Chamber X DST 12:00pm Ilona Jäntti ROB 1:00pm Chamber XI DST 2:30pm Dorrance Dance/ SOUNDspace MEM 3:00pm Gregory Maqoma ROB* 5:00pm Håkon Kornstad REC 7:00pm Håkon Kornstad REC 8:00pm Dorrance Dance/ SOUNDspace MEM 8:00pm Facing Goya DST* 8:00pm Laurie Anderson SOT 9:00pm Gregory Maqoma ROB 9:00pm Kruger Brothers CIS

29 May: Thursday

MY COUSIN RACHEL: Page 5

BANK OF AMERICA CHAMBER MUSIC: Page 23

GREGORY MAQOMA/ VUYANI DANCE THEATRE: Page 25

KAT EDMONSON: Page 32

22 May: THURSDAY

25 May: Sunday

8:00pm

11:00am Chamber II DST 1:00pm Chamber II DST 2:00pm A Simple Space ROB 3:00pm Hubbard Street Dance TDA 3:30pm Conv | Ong Keng Sen & John Kennedy CLS 5:00pm Gwilym Simcock REC* 7:00pm Gwilym Simcock REC 7:30pm Facing Goya DST 8:00pm A Simple Space ROB 9:00pm Danilo Brito CIS*

My Cousin Rachel (preview) DST*

23 May: FRIDAY 12:00pm Opening Ceremonies OPN 1:00pm Chamber I DST 3:30pm A Simple Space ROB 7:00pm El Niño MEM 7:00pm Hubbard Street Dance TDA 8:00pm My Cousin Rachel DST 8:00pm A Simple Space ROB 9:00pm Charenée Wade CIS 9:00pm Opening Night Fête TBD

24 May: SATURDAY 10:00am  Behind the Garden Gate (self-guided tours until 4pm) 11:00am Chamber I DST 1:00pm Chamber I DST 3:00pm Hubbard Street Dance TDA* 3:30pm Conv | Garry Hynes CLS 3:30pm My Cousin Rachel DST 5:00pm Music In Time I REC* 7:30pm Kát’a Kabanová SOT 8:00pm A Simple Space ROB 8:00pm My Cousin Rachel DST 9:00pm Charenée Wade CIS

“A world-class event in a first-class setting.”

HOW TO BUY TICKETS online:

spoletousa.org by phone:

843.579.3100

Beginning March 17! Spoleto Festival USA Box Office Charleston Visitor Center 375 Meeting Street Charleston, SC 29403

26 May: MONDAY 11:00am Chamber II DST 1:00pm Chamber III DST 2:00pm A Simple Space ROB 3:30pm My Cousin Rachel DST 5:00pm Gwilym Simcock REC 7:00pm René Marie TDA* 7:30pm El Niño MEM* 8:00pm An Evening with Michael Nyman SOT* 8:00pm My Cousin Rachel DST

March 17 – April 27 Monday – Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm April 28 – June 8 Monday – Sunday 9:00am – 5:00pm

FOLLOW THE FESTIVAL

27 May: TUESDAY 11:00am 1:00pm 3:30pm 5:00pm 5:00pm 8:00pm 8:00pm

Chamber IV DST* Chamber V DST Intermezzo II GEC* Westminster Choir CTL* Gwilym Simcock REC My Cousin Rachel DST A Brimful of Asha ROB Kát’a Kabanová SOT* Kat Edmonson CIS*

30 May: Friday 11:00am 1:00pm 3:30pm 5:00pm 7:30pm 7:30pm 8:00pm 8:00pm 9:00pm

Chamber V DST Chamber V DST My Cousin Rachel DST Music In Time II REC* Keigwin + Company TDA* El Niño MEM* A Brimful of Asha ROB My Cousin Rachel DST Aca Seca Trio CIS*

3 june: Tuesday 11:00am Chamber VIII DST 1:00pm Chamber VIII DST* 5:00pm Intermezzo IV GEC 7:00pm Dorrance Dance/ The Blues Project MEM 7:30pm My Cousin Rachel DST 7:30pm Beethoven Transformed SOT* 8:00pm Ilona Jäntti ROB

4 june: wednesday 11:00am 1:00pm 3:00pm 5:00pm 7:30pm 7:30pm 8:00pm 8:00pm

Chamber VIII DST Chamber IX DST Ilona Jäntti ROB Håkon Kornstad REC* Facing Goya DST* Lucinda Williams TDA* Laurie Anderson SOT* Ilona Jäntti ROB

In person:

Chamber III DST Chamber III DST* A Simple Space ROB Gwilym Simcock REC* Intermezzo I GEC* A Simple Space ROB Facing Goya DST

– The Wall Street Journal

Bold = opening performance

FESTIVAL FINALE FEATURING SHOVELS & ROPE: Page 37

11:00am 1:00pm 5:00pm 5:00pm 6:30pm 7:30pm 8:00pm 8:00pm 9:00pm

*Students, senior citizens, and military personnel may receive a discount on this performance.

FESTIVAL APP The Festival app for iPhone and Android phones is free and available at the iTunes Store and Google Marketplace.

31 May: saturday 10:00am Behind the Garden Gate (self-guided tours until 4pm) 11:00am Chamber VI DST 1:00pm Chamber VI DST 2:00pm A Brimful of Asha ROB 2:00pm Keigwin + Company TDA* 4:00pm Kát’a Kabanová SOT* 8:00pm Dorrance Dance/ SOUNDspace MEM 8:00pm A Brimful of Asha ROB 8:00pm Facing Goya DST* 9:00pm Aca Seca Trio CIS

1 june: sunday 11:00am Chamber VI DST 1:00pm Chamber VII DST 1:00pm Keigwin + Company TDA* 3:30pm My Cousin Rachel DST 5:00pm Music In Time III REC* 5:00pm Westminster Choir CTL 7:30pm Belá Fleck & Abigail Washburn TDA 7:30pm A Brimful of Asha ROB 8:00pm Dorrance Dance/ The Blues Project MEM 8:00pm My Cousin Rachel DST*

5 june: Thursday 11:00am Chamber IX DST 1:00pm Chamber IX DST 3:30pm My Cousin Rachel DST 5:00pm Music In Time IV REC 8:00pm Dorrance Dance/ The Blues Project MEM* 8:00pm Laurie Anderson SOT 8:00pm My Cousin Rachel DST 8:30pm Gregory Maqoma ROB

6 june: friday 11:00am Chamber X DST 1:00pm Chamber X DST 2:00pm Gregory Maqoma ROB 3:30pm My Cousin Rachel DST 5:00pm Westminster Choir CSJ 5:00pm Håkon Kornstad REC 5:30pm Conv | Gregory Maqoma CLS 7:00pm Håkon Kornstad REC 8:00pm Dorrance Dance/ The Blues Project MEM 8:00pm Kát’a Kabanová SOT* 8:00pm My Cousin Rachel DST 8:30pm Ilona Jäntti ROB 9:00pm Kruger Brothers CIS

8 june: sunday 11:00am Chamber XI DST 12:00pm Ilona Jäntti ROB 1:00pm Chamber XI DST 2:30pm Dorrance Dance/ SOUNDspace MEM 3:30pm Gregory Maqoma ROB* 3:30pm My Cousin Rachel DST 3:30pm Finale/Shovels & Rope MID

senior, student and military discounts Senior citizens, students, and military personnel may receive discounts on select performances as indicated on the calendar of events with valid identification. Discounts may apply only to certain seating sections.

Group Sales Discounted rates are available for groups of 15 or more. For more information, call 843.720.1116.

Please call the box office to request accessible seating. Program, artists, venues, and pricing are subject to change without notice. All running times are approximate. Late Seating: Patrons arriving late to a performance will be seated solely at the house manager’s discretion. All audience members, regardless of age, must have a ticket. Lawn chairs are prohibited at all College of Charleston Cistern Yard performances.

spoletousa.org


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2014 Spoleto Festival USA Ticket Brochure  

May 23–June 8, 2014

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