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MAY 28 — JUNE 13


WELCOME

The Curtain Rises Again Simply: The arts are needed now more than ever. And as we look to the start of spring, there has never been a better occasion to welcome the arrival of Spoleto Festival USA. As our founder once said, “It will not be like most festivals.” When the world has been challenged by a pandemic and changed by a longoverdue racial reckoning, we can no longer rely on tradition alone. Instead, we must be bold. Innovative. We must again be that fertile ground for experimentation and imagination that artists and audience members covet. This is also a time that requires great collaboration. We are asking you, our audience, to recognize your role in this season—not only as onlookers, but also as participants. While your attendance has always been key to Spoleto’s success, in this extraordinary moment, your cooperation in our health and safety measures (page 2) is essential.

CONVERSATIONS WITH — Sunday

May 30

5:00pm (free virtual discussion)

Host and CBS News correspondent Martha Teichner interviews General Director Nigel Redden. Register at spoletousa.org.


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SPOLETO FESTIVAL USA

On the following pages, you will find an outline of this season’s performances, from outdoor concerts to two pioneering works crafted especially for the virtual space. There’s an evening of jazz and storytelling at the Cistern Yard; an eerie play that has captivated London audiences for more than three decades; and an opportunity to witness some of the 21st century’s brightest ballet stars from both New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theatre. As we embark on Spoleto’s 45th season invigorated by change, I must also share that this season will be my final as General Director. I invite you to join me for this remarkable Festival, and know that after 52 years behind the scenes of Spoleto―both in Italy and the audience. I look forward to seeing you there.

Nigel Redden General Director Spoleto Festival USA

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here in Charleston―I am ready to take my place in

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We’re in this together— six feet apart. Behind the scenes and in our performance spaces, Spoleto Festival USA is committed to keeping our community protected from illness at every point possible. The 2021 season features a reduced number of venues and an overall capacity that is 25 percent of a typical season. In addition to complying with guidelines from the CDC and South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, we have engaged a team of healthcare professionals at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) to assist in the development and implementation of all health and safety measures. Each staff member and artist contracted by Spoleto Festival USA has agreed to follow detailed protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Additionally, we are asking all audience members to do their part.

EVERY AUDIENCE MEMBER IS ASKED TO: - Wear a face mask at all times in all venues. - Respect physical distancing and limit interactions with audience members outside of your seating pod. - Follow all health and safety protocols regardless of vaccination status.

ADDITIONAL PRECAUTIONS BEING TAKEN BY THE FESTIVAL INCLUDE: - Prohibiting food and beverages at all performances - Eliminating intermissions - Rigorous and frequent venue sanitizing - Frequent COVID-19 testing for artists and staff

NOT FEELING WELL? PLEASE STAY HOME. In an effort to encourage audience members who are ill to stay home, Spoleto Festival USA will offer flexibility in ticket returns.

For a detailed look at Spoleto’s COVID-19 preparedness plans, visit spoletousa.org.


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TICKETS

HOW TO BUY TICKETS: ONLINE —

BY PHONE —

spoletousa.org

843.579.3100 Monday – Friday: 10:00am – 6:00pm EST Saturday: 10:00am – 2:00pm EST

On-site box office associates will be present at each venue one and a half hours before performance start times.

SAFE SEATING PODS — To maintain appropriate levels of physical distancing and in accordance with MUSC’s recommendations, all in-person performance tickets will be sold in safe seating pods—essentially “bubbles” of two and four seats. All seats within a pod must be purchased at the same time in the same order. Due to physical distancing, seating is limited.

SENIOR, MILITARY, AND TEACHER DISCOUNTS — Senior citizens, military personnel, and teachers may receive discounts on select performances with valid identification. Discounts may apply only to certain seating sections. Please call the box office at 843.579.3100 to request accessible seating.

A $3 handling fee and a $3 facility fee will be applied to each ticket purchased. All audience members, regardless of age, must have a ticket. Lawn chairs, blankets, food, and beverages are prohibited at all venues. The in-person box office kiosk at the Charleston Gaillard Center will not be available in 2021.

Out-of-town visitors are encouraged to review our list of hotel partners on page 38. For additional recommendations to enhance your Festival experience, visit the Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau website (ExploreCharleston.com).

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Program, artists, venues, and pricing are subject to change without notice. All running times are approximate.


Safety and Ticketing

Thank You! 2021 SPONSORS AND DONORS

MAY 29 WELLS FARGO JAZZ

A New Orleans Jazz Celebration

Calendar of Performances VIEW A DAY-BY-DAY LIST OF PERFORMANCES AND

CISTERN YARD

BEGIN TO PLAN YOUR PERFECT FESTIVAL SCHEDULE.

JUN 4 — 7

JUNE 5

JUNE 8 — 9

DANCE

WELLS FARGO JAZZ

FIRST CITIZENS BANK FRONT ROW

Ballet Under the Stars

The Cookers

The Wood Brothers

RIVERS GREEN

CISTERN YARD

CISTERN YARD


MAY 22

MAY 27 — JUNE 13

MAY 28 — JUNE 13

VIRTUAL SPECIAL EVENT

THEATER

MUSIC

Gala XLV

The Woman in Black

Chamber Music

CHARLESTON VISITOR CENTER BUS SHED

DOCK STREET THEATRE

MAY 28 — JUNE 2

MAY 28

MAY 29 and JUNE 5

DANCE

WELLS FARGO JAZZ

Caleb Teicher & Company

Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Behind the Garden Gate

RIVERS GREEN

CISTERN YARD

SELF-GUIDED TOURS

MAY 30 — 31

JUNE 3 — 4

JUNE 3 — 7

FIRST CITIZENS BANK FRONT ROW

FIRST CITIZENS BANK FRONT ROW

SPOLETO AT HOME

Sarah Jarosz

Steep Canyon Rangers

A Thousand Ways (Part One):

CISTERN YARD

CISTERN YARD

VIRTUAL

VIRTUAL

A Phone Call

JUNE 8 — 13

JUNE 9 — 13

JUNE 11

SPOLETO AT HOME

WELLS FARGO JAZZ

WELLS FARGO JAZZ

The Journey

Ephrat Asherie Dance

Two Wings

VIRTUAL

RIVERS GREEN

CISTERN YARD


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THEATER

The Woman in Black A ghost play It all begins innocently enough. A lawyer—obsessed with a curse that he believes was cast over his family—hires a skeptical young actor to help tell his tale and exorcise the fear that grips his soul. But as they reach further into his darkest memories, the two men find themselves caught up in a world of eerie marshes and moaning winds. A brilliant study in atmosphere, illusion, and controlled horror, this gripping ghost story has been terrifying audiences in London’s West End for 30 years.

CHARLESTON VISITOR CENTER BUS SHED

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Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

May 27 May 28 May 29 May 30 June 1 June 2 June 3 June 4 June 5 June 6 June 7 June 8 June 10 June 11 June 12 June 13

Approximately 1 hour, 45 minutes

8:30pm (preview) 8:30pm 8:30pm 8:30pm 8:30pm 8:30pm 8:30pm 8:30pm 8:30pm 8:30pm 8:30pm 8:30pm 8:30pm 8:30pm 8:30pm 8:30pm


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THEATER

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DANCE

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DANCE

Caleb Teicher & Company Bzzzz: Make some noise Choreographer Caleb Teicher is known for utilizing America’s rich music and dance traditions. In Bzzzz, beatboxer Chris Celiz performs live as six dancers join Teicher in their spirited and joyous tap style, skirting expectations at every turn. Don’t miss this evening, which also includes Teicher’s Meet Ella, a dynamic soft-shoe duet incorporating swing and jazz dance to glide towards, cut against, and trade with the musical catalogue of Ella Fitzgerald.

RIVERS GREEN AT COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON May 28 May 29 May 30 May 31 June 1 June 2

8:30pm 8:30pm 8:30pm 8:30pm 8:30pm 8:30pm

Approximately 1 hour The 2021 dance series is sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina.

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Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday


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Ballet Under the Stars New York’s finest Effortless beauty and raw power combine in this oncein-a-lifetime performance featuring five of the 21st century’s brightest ballet stars from both American Ballet Theatre and New York City Ballet. Preeminent movers, including Isabella Boylston, Adrian DanchigWaring, Joseph Gordon, Calvin Royal III, and Unity Phelan, collaborate for an electrifying mixed bill that spans 100 years of choreography. TICKETS: SPOLETOUSA.ORG — 843.579.3100

RIVERS GREEN AT COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON Friday Saturday Sunday Monday

June 4 June 5 June 6 June 7

8:30pm 8:30pm 8:30pm 8:30pm

Approximately 1 hour The 2021 dance series is sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina.


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DANCE

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DANCE TICKETS: SPOLETOUSA.ORG — 843.579.3100

Ephrat Asherie Dance Breaking Free

Layering breakdance, hip-hop, house, and vogue, Odeon is a high-energy, hybrid creation from award-winning choreographer Ephrat Asherie that combines the legacies of street and club dance styles and remixes them to challenge choreographic contexts. The buoyant score—performed live—is from 20th-century Brazilian composer Ernesto Nazareth, who is noted for melding classical music with popular Afro-Brazilian rhythms.


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DANCE

Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

June 9 June 10 June 11 June 12 June 13

Approximately 1 hour The 2021 dance series is sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina.

8:30pm 8:30pm 8:30pm 8:30pm 8:30pm

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RIVERS GREEN AT COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON


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MUSIC

Chamber Music Directed and Hosted by Geoff Nuttall

Your midday musical treat

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Overflowing with effusive musicianship and camaraderie, 11 boisterous programs feature bright contemporary compositions and canonic gems. This season, hear beloved returning players and fresh new faces perform Beethoven’s Septet in E-flat major; Schubert’s double cello quintet; and the world premiere of a work written specifically for the St. Lawrence String Quartet by the “fierce and lyrical” (The Strad) composer-inresidence Jessica Meyer. All concerts approximately 1 hour Support provided by The Robert and Janice McNair Foundation. The St. Lawrence String Quartet is the Arthur and Holly Magill Quartet in Residence.

CONVERSATIONS WITH — Thursday

June 10

3:00pm (free virtual discussion)

Host and CBS News correspondent Martha Teichner interviews cellist Alisa Weilerstein. Register at spoletousa.org.


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DOCK STREET THEATRE

2:00pm 11:00am and 2:00pm

PROGRAM II Sunday Monday

May 30 May 31

11:00am and 2:00pm 11:00am

PROGRAM III Monday Tuesday

May 31 June 1

2:00pm 11:00am and 2:00pm

PROGRAM IV Wednesday Thursday

June 2 June 3

11:00am and 2:00pm 11:00am

PROGRAM V Thursday Friday

June 3 June 4

2:00pm 11:00am and 2:00pm

PROGRAM VI Saturday Sunday

June 5 June 6

11:00am and 2:00pm 11:00am

PROGRAM VII Sunday Monday

June 6 June 7

2:00pm 11:00am and 2:00pm

PROGRAM VIII Tuesday Wednesday

June 8 June 9

11:00am and 2:00pm 11:00am

PROGRAM IX Wednesday Thursday

June 9 June 10

2:00pm 11:00am and 2:00p

PROGRAM X Friday Saturday

June 11 June 12

11:00am and 2:00pm 11:00am

PROGRAM XI Saturday Sunday

June 12 June 13

2:00pm 11:00am and 2:00pm

Program details are available at spoletousa.org.

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May 28 May 29

MUSIC

PROGRAM I Friday Saturday


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WELLS FARGO JAZZ

Preservation Hall Jazz Band A slice of the Big Easy in the Cistern Is there a better way to kick off Spoleto’s 45th season than with the preeminent New Orleans jazz band in the Cistern Yard? On May 28, celebrate the ebullience, depth, and range of Preservation Hall Jazz Band, which has delighted audiences for 60 years. Under the leadership of Ben Jaffe, this rousing septet carries forward a sonic continuum that stretches back to the city’s beginnings and redefines what New Orleans music is today.

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Friday

May 28

WELLS FARGO JAZZ

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON CISTERN YARD 9:00pm

Approximately 1 hour, 15 minutes Sponsored by Wells Fargo Programming at the College of Charleston Cistern Yard is kindly endowed by Carlos, Lisa, and Blake Evans.

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WELLS FARGO JAZZ

A New Orleans Jazz Celebration A star-studded tribute to the life and music of Danny Barker Guitarist and banjoist Danny Barker was a jazz raconteur largely responsible for a resurgence in the New Orleans brass-band tradition in the 1970s, serving as mentor to many top young talents, including the members of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and laying the groundwork for jazz generations to come. For one spectacular evening, an eight-piece allstar band—led by clarinet virtuoso Dr. Michael White and complete with horns, percussion, and Grammy-winning vocalist Catherine Russell—gathers in the Cistern Yard to celebrate the life and achievements of a true Crescent City luminary.

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COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON CISTERN YARD Saturday

May 29

9:00pm

Approximately 1 hour, 15 minutes Sponsored by Wells Fargo Programming at the College of Charleston Cistern Yard is kindly endowed by Carlos, Lisa, and Blake Evans.


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WELLS FARGO JAZZ TICKETS: SPOLETOUSA.ORG — 843.579.3100

Jules Cahn Collection at The Historic New Orleans Collection, 2000.78.1.2113


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WELLS FARGO JAZZ

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WELLS FARGO JAZZ

The Cookers An electrifying dream team of jazz legends

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON CISTERN YARD Saturday

June 5

9:00pm

Approximately 1 hour, 15 minutes Sponsored by Wells Fargo Programming at the College of Charleston Cistern Yard is kindly endowed by Carlos, Lisa, and Blake Evans.

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All-star, dream team, supergroup. Call it what you like: The Cookers’ seven members, each a standard-bearer in his own right, combine to form one of the finest straight-ahead jazz bands today. Collectively, the group holds more than 250 years of professional playing— some having worked with the likes of Miles Davis, Art Blakey, and Sonny Rollins—and these warriors of jazz’s past use “tradition as a foundation for creative fury in the present” (Jazz Times).


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WELLS FARGO JAZZ

Two Wings: The Music of Black America in Migration Produced by Jason Moran and Alicia Hall Moran

Cultures in motion In the years between 1910 and 1970, America saw one of its greatest shifts in population: a passage of roughly six million African Americans from the rural South to points north and west. For this multifaceted concert, pianist and MacArthur Fellow Jason Moran and famed mezzo-soprano Alicia Hall Moran delve into their families’ personal journeys as well as stories from this historic movement, weaving together music that spans classical and jazz to spirituals, rhythm and blues, and beyond. TICKETS: SPOLETOUSA.ORG — 843.579.3100

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON CISTERN YARD Friday

June 11

9:00pm

Approximately 1 hour, 30 minutes Sponsored by Wells Fargo Programming at the College of Charleston Cistern Yard is kindly endowed by Carlos, Lisa, and Blake Evans.


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WELLS FARGO JAZZ

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FIRST CITIZENS BANK FRONT ROW

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Magic under the oaks

FIRST CITIZENS BANK FRONT ROW

Sarah Jarosz With her captivating voice and richly detailed songwriting, multi-instrumentalist Sarah Jarosz has emerged as one of the most compelling musicians of her generation. The Texas native and four-time Grammy Award winner last appeared at Spoleto in 2019 as part of the folk trio I’m With Her; she returns in 2021 for two magical evenings illuminated by her ethereal, sparkling vocals and tender storytelling.

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON CISTERN YARD Sunday Monday

May 30 May 31

9:00pm 9:00pm

Approximately 1 hour, 15 minutes

Programming at the College of Charleston Cistern Yard is kindly endowed by Carlos, Lisa, and Blake Evans.

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Sponsored by First Citizens Bank


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FIRST CITIZENS BANK FRONT ROW

Steep Canyon Rangers TICKETS: SPOLETOUSA.ORG — 843.579.3100

Bluegrass at the Cistern: a perfect pairing The Grammy Award-winning Steep Canyon Rangers are known for bending the bluegrass aesthetic, wedding it to elements of pop, country, and folk rock to create a truly original sound. Together since 2000, the North Carolina-based group has developed a remarkable catalogue of 15 albums, with three just in the last year. Still, the Rangers aren’t holding back; their most recent release, Arm in Arm, “illustrates the band’s relentless inventiveness,” “creating an intimate and intricate sound that challenges, cajoles, and comforts” (No Depression).


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FIRST CITIZENS BANK FRONT ROW

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON CISTERN YARD June 3 June 4

9:00pm 9:00pm

Approximately 1 hour, 15 minutes Sponsored by First Citizens Bank

Programming at the College of Charleston Cistern Yard is kindly endowed by Carlos, Lisa, and Blake Evans.

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FIRST CITIZENS BANK FRONT ROW

The Wood Brothers Warmth, soul, and stellar musicianship Dubbed “masters of soulful folk” by Paste Magazine, The Wood Brothers light up the Cistern Yard on June 8 and 9 for concerts that are sure to “deliver nourishment for mind and body with great licks and even greater joy” (NPR). In 2020, the virtuosic Grammynominated trio—Oliver and Chris Wood and Jano Rix—released their seventh studio album, Kingdom In My Mind, drawing from a broad sonic spectrum that is their most spontaneous and experimental collection yet.

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON CISTERN YARD Tuesday Wednesday

June 8 June 9

9:00pm 9:00pm

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Approximately 1 hour, 15 minutes Sponsored by First Citizens Bank Programming at the College of Charleston Cistern Yard is kindly endowed by Carlos, Lisa, and Blake Evans.


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FIRST CITIZENS BANK FRONT ROW

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600 HIGHWAYMEN

SPOLETO AT HOME | THEATER

A Thousand Ways (Part One): A Phone Call Written and Created by Abigail Browde and Michael Silverstone

We are closer than we think Pick up the phone. Someone is on the line. You don’t know their name, and you still won’t when the hour is over, but as you follow the recorded instructions, a portrait of your partner will emerge through fleeting moments of exposure. Created by 600 HIGHWAYMEN (The Fever, 2018), this enthralling, imaginative, and profound social experience delivers us from isolation to eventual congregation. Designed as one part of a triptych of encounters, A Thousand Ways (Part One): A Phone Call takes each participant on a treasure hunt of essential reckoning.

VIRTUAL EVENT

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Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday

June 3 June 4 June 5 June 6 June 7

6:00pm and 7:30pm 5:00pm, 6:30pm, and 8:00pm 3:00pm, 5:00pm, and 7:00pm 3:00pm, 5:00pm, and 7:00pm 5:00pm, 6:30pm, and 8:00pm

Approximately 1 hour Each member of a household must have a ticket and a separate phone line to participate in a performance. Any charged, cordless phone will work.


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SPOLETO AT HOME | THEATER

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SPOLETO AT HOME | THEATER

The Journey Mesmerizing illusions and feats of imagination An extraordinary landscape. A powerful connection. A unique moment in time. In this interactive and bespoke digital production, renowned illusionist Scott Silven invites you on an unforgettable journey from your home to his in rural Scotland. As Silven reveals his own connections to the majestic Scottish terrain, join others around the world for a deeply personal yet collective experience that reveals the mysteries and powers of the human mind.

VIRTUAL EVENT

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Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

June 8 une 9 J June 10 June 11 June 12 June 13

6:00pm and 8:00pm 5:00pm and 7:00pm 5:00pm and 7:00pm 5:00pm and 7:00pm 1:00pm and 4:00pm 2:00pm and 5:00pm

Approximately 1 hour Each member of a household must have a ticket to participate in a performance. Each participant will also need a computer or Apple iPad with a stable Internet connection and camera. Headphones with a built-in microphone are also required.


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SPOLETO AT HOME | THEATER

Monday

June 7

3:00pm (free virtual discussion)

Host and CBS News correspondent Martha Teichner interviews Scott Silven. Register at spoletousa.org.

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CONVERSATIONS WITH —


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SPOLETO AT HOME | SPECIAL EVENT

Gala XLV Celebrating Nigel Redden’s Legacy

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Ahead of the 2021 season, celebrate over 35 years of leadership and artistic vision under General Director Nigel Redden, who will retire later this year. Hosted by Grammy Award-nominee Anthony Roth Costanzo and featuring Laurie Anderson, Bill T. Jones, Ayodele Casel, Rhiannon Giddens, and others, our inaugural virtual gala kicks off the 45th season like never before! To make a gift in support of Gala XLV and help offset additional expenses incurred from hosting a physically distanced Festival, please visit our website.

LIVESTREAM PREMIERE Saturday

May 22

8:30pm

Approximately 1 hour Complimentary access to the livestream is available on demand through Sunday, June 13, 2021.


Behind the Garden Gate

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The Garden Conservancy’s National Open Days Program Charleston Horticultural Society

Walls of entwined ivy, dazzling blooms, and sun-dappled fern fronds abound in Charleston’s botanical sanctuaries. For the eighth year, Spoleto Festival USA collaborates with the Charleston Horticultural Society and The Garden Conservancy to open the Holy City’s garden gates for self-guided tours. Each Saturday tour features six different private gardens, promising two full days of exploration and beauty in these artfully cultivated spaces.

Purchase tickets for both weekends to see all 12 gardens. Tours are self-guided. Masks and physical distancing will be required.

Saturday May 29 between 9:00am and 3:00pm ($75) Saturday June 5 between 9:00am and 3:00pm ($75) Registrants will receive paper tickets from Spoleto Festival USA for garden admission. Digital maps, garden descriptions, photographs, and other information can be found at gardenconservancy.org/open-days/charleston.

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Thank You

FUNDERS

With the highly anticipated return of Spoleto Festival USA on the horizon, we would like to express our gratitude for the unwavering dedication of our friends and supporters. In 2021, we are eager to share our theaters once again as we commemorate our 45th season. We missed celebrating the performing arts with you in 2020, and we look forward to doing so again during the warmer, happier, and healthier days ahead.

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Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation

Our commitment to the global artistic community would not be possible without financial support from many sources. In addition to funding from South Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), we acknowledge the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the NEA. We also depend on contributions from over 1,000 generous individuals and many institutions each season. Spoleto Festival USA salutes this extraordinary group of supporters.


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THANK YOU

A Toast to the Next 45 Years of Spoleto Festival USA! Whether you are a first-time attendee or an established patron, your gift can directly facilitate and shape the exceptional programming you will experience throughout these inspiring 17 days as well as the long-term success of the Festival you have come to love and enjoy. A gift of $100 or more to Spoleto Festival USA qualifies you to receive special behind-the-scenes opportunities and donor perks designed to enhance your Festival experience. To make a gift to the Festival, visit spoletousa.org/support or call 843.724.1192.

Balanchine Trust, Rosalie O’Connor, pp 10, 11; Christopher Duggan, pp 12, 13; William Struhs, p 14; C. Goleman, pp 16, 17; provided, pp 20, 24, 25, 35; courtesy of Alicia Hall Moran, p 23; Sandlin Gaither, pp 26, 27; Alysse Gafkjen, pp 29, 29; Maria Baranova, pp 30, 31; David Wilkinson, Empirical Photography, pp 32, 33

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Imagery Credits Leigh Webber, cover, p 36; Roger Mastroianni, p 7; Em Watson, 8; © The George


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Featured Accommodations

CHARLESTON ACCOMMODATIONS GUIDE

GO!

SPOLETO!

Take advantage of our hotel and ticket packages! Book a room with one of our featured Go Spoleto! hotel partners and receive a $50 Festival gift certificate to purchase performance tickets. Each hotel offers a unique experience for Festival goers; check with the hotels for rates and availability. Learn more at spoletousa.org/gospoleto.

ANSONBOROUGH INN

GO!

SPOLETO!

Built circa 1900, this 4-Diamond AAA-Rated boutique inn offers complimentary breakfast and an afternoon wine and cheese reception. Its spacious rooms are within walking distance to most Festival events.

EMELINE

GO!

SPOLETO!

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Located in the heart of downtown, Emeline is a clever and artfully designed retreat, crafted with the curious traveler in mind. Guests will enjoy innovative dining, cozy spaces, curated retail, a lush central courtyard, and gracious guest rooms.

ANSONBOROUGHINN.COM

181 C H U R C H S T. | 843.414.1661 H OT E L E M E L I N E . CO M

C H A R L E S TO N P L AC E , A B E L M O N D H OT E L GO!

PA L M E R ’ S P I N C K N E Y I N N

SPOLETO!

GO!

SPOLETO!

As Charleston’s luxury destination, Charleston Place offers the ideal launch point for Spoleto Festival USA. Enjoy upgraded accommodations, dinner for two at Charleston Grill, breakfast for two daily, and welcome amenities.

The Palmer’s Pinckney Inn has the best location in historic Charleston! Step out the front door and you are within walking distance to many Spoleto Festival USA events and the city’s top restaurants, shops, and tours! This hotel received a 2019 Award of Excellence on TripAdvisor.

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19 P I N C K N E Y S T. | 843.722.1733

B E L M O N D . C O M / C H A R L E S TO N P L AC E

PA L M E R P I N C K N E Y I N N . CO M

C H A R L E S TO N M A R R I OT T

GO!

SPOLETO!

ZERO GEORGE

GO!

SPOLETO!

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Just minutes from the historic district, the Charleston Marriott is perfect for Spoleto Festival USA travelers and offers modern accommodations with upscale amenities, including a rooftop lounge.

Nationally awarded boutique hotel Zero George offers 16 elegant guest suites within five immaculately restored historic residences in the heart of downtown Charleston, just steps from many Spoleto performance venues.

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0 G E O R G E S T. | 843.817.7900

M A R R I OT T. C O M / C H S M C

Z E R OG E O R G E . CO M

F R A N C I S M A R I O N H OT E L

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SPOLETO!

Historic hotel in the grand tradition. Located in the historic district and walking distance to many Festival venues, restaurants, and shops. Rooms and spacious penthouse suites with unsurpassed views. Parking, valet. 3 8 7 K I N G S T. | 8 7 7 . 75 6 . 2 1 2 1 F R A N C I S M A R I O N C H A R L E S TO N . C O M


F E S T I VA L V E N U E G U I D E

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Charleston Visitor Center Bus Shed, 375 Meeting St.

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College of Charleston Cistern Yard, 66 George St.

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Rivers Green at College of Charleston, 205 Calhoun St.

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Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St.

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2021 Event Calendar

EVENT CALENDAR

27 MAY: THURSDAY 8:30pm

The Woman in Black (preview) BSD

28 MAY: FRIDAY 1:00pm 8:30pm 8:30pm 9:00pm

Chamber I DST Caleb Teicher & Company RVG The Woman in Black BSD Preservation Hall Jazz Band CIS

29 MAY: SATURDAY 9:00am 11:00am 2:00pm 8:30pm 8:30pm 9:00pm

Behind the Garden Gate Chamber I DST Chamber I DST Caleb Teicher & Company RVG The Woman in Black BSD New Orleans Jazz Celebration CIS

30 MAY: SUNDAY 11:00am 2:00pm 5:00pm 8:30pm 8:30pm 9:00pm

Chamber II DST Chamber II DST Conversations With | Nigel Redden Caleb Teicher & Company RVG The Woman in Black BSD Sarah Jarosz CIS

31 MAY: MONDAY TICKETS: SPOLETOUSA.ORG — 843.579.3100

11:00am 2:00pm 8:30pm 9:00pm

Chamber II DST Chamber III DST Caleb Teicher & Company RVG Sarah Jarosz CIS

1 JUNE: TUESDAY 11:00am 2:00pm 8:30pm 8:30pm

Chamber III DST Chamber III DST Caleb Teicher & Company RVG The Woman in Black BSD

2 JUNE: WEDNESDAY

8 JUNE: TUESDAY

11:00am 2:00pm 8:30pm 8:30pm

11:00am 2:00pm 6:00pm 8:00pm 8:30pm 9:00pm

Chamber IV DST Chamber IV DST Caleb Teicher & Company RVG The Woman in Black BSD

3 JUNE: THURSDAY 11:00am 2:00pm 6:00pm 7:30pm 8:30pm 9:00pm

Chamber IV DST Chamber V DST A Phone Call A Phone Call The Woman in Black BSD Steep Canyon Rangers CIS

4 JUNE: FRIDAY 11:00am 2:00pm 5:00pm 6:30pm 8:00pm 8:30pm 8:30pm 9:00pm

Chamber V DST Chamber V DST A Phone Call A Phone Call A Phone Call Ballet Under the Stars RVG The Woman in Black BSD Steep Canyon Rangers CIS

5 JUNE: SATURDAY 9:00am 11:00am 2:00pm 3:00pm 5:00pm 7:00pm 8:30pm 8:30pm 9:00pm

Behind the Garden Gate Chamber VI DST Chamber VI DST A Phone Call A Phone Call A Phone Call Ballet Under the Stars RVG The Woman in Black BSD The Cookers CIS

6 JUNE: SUNDAY 11:00am 2:00pm 3:00pm 5:00pm 7:00pm 8:30pm 8:30pm

Chamber VI DST Chamber VII DST A Phone Call A Phone Call A Phone Call Ballet Under the Stars RVG The Woman in Black BSD

7 JUNE: MONDAY 11:00am 2:00pm 3:00pm 5:00pm 6:30pm 8:00pm 8:30pm 8:30pm

Chamber VII DST Chamber VII DST Conversations With | Scott Silven A Phone Call A Phone Call A Phone Call Ballet Under the Stars RVG The Woman in Black BSD

Chamber VIII DST Chamber VIII DST The Journey The Journey The Woman in Black BSD The Wood Brothers CIS

9 JUNE: WEDNESDAY 11:00am 2:00pm 5:00pm 7:00pm 8:30pm 9:00pm

Chamber VIII DST Chamber IX DST The Journey The Journey Ephrat Asherie Dance RVG The Wood Brothers CIS

10 JUNE: THURSDAY 11:00am 2:00pm 3:00pm 5:00pm 7:00pm 8:30pm 8:30pm

Chamber IX DST Chamber IX DST Conversations With | Alisa Weilerstein The Journey The Journey Ephrat Asherie Dance RVG The Woman in Black BSD

11 JUNE: FRIDAY 11:00am 2:00pm 5:00pm 7:00pm 8:30pm 8:30pm 9:00pm

Chamber X DST Chamber X DST The Journey The Journey Ephrat Asherie Dance RVG The Woman in Black BSD Two Wings CIS

12 JUNE: SATURDAY 11:00am 1:00pm 2:00pm 4:00pm 8:30pm 8:30pm

Chamber X DST The Journey Chamber XI DST The Journey Ephrat Asherie Dance RVG The Woman in Black BSD

13 JUNE: SUNDAY 11:00am 2:00pm 2:00pm 5:00pm 8:30pm 8:30pm

Chamber XI DST Chamber XI DST The Journey The Journey Ephrat Asherie Dance RVG The Woman in Black BSD

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On-site box office associates will be present at each venue one and a half hours before performance start times.

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SAFE SEATING PODS — To maintain appropriate levels of physical distancing and in accordance with MUSC’s recommendations, all in-person performance tickets will be sold in safe seating pods—essentially “bubbles” of two and four seats. All seats within a pod must be purchased at the same time in the same order. Due to physical distancing, seating is limited.

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Gift certificates are available! SENIOR, MILITARY, AND TEACHER DISCOUNTS — Senior citizens, military personnel, and teachers may receive discounts on select performances with valid identification. Discounts may apply only to certain seating sections.

Please call the box office at 843.579.3100 to request accessible seating.

Program, artists, venues, and pricing are subject to change without notice. All running times are approximate. A $3 handling fee and a $3 facility fee will be applied to each ticket purchased. All audience members, regardless of age, must have a ticket. Patrons arriving late to a performance will be seated solely at the house manager’s discretion. Lawn chairs, blankets, food, and beverages are prohibited at all venues.

Venue Key CIS: College of Charleston Cistern Yard DST: Dock Street Theatre RVG: Rivers Green at College of Charleston BSD: Charleston Visitor Center Bus Shed Turn to p 39 for a venue map and more details

The in-person box office kiosk at the Charleston Gaillard Center will not be available in 2021.

SAVE THE DATES Spoleto Festival USA 2022 May 27 – June 12


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