2022 Spoleto Festival USA Ticket Brochure

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5.27 – 6.12.2022 SPOLETOUSA.ORG Charleston, South Carolina


A NOTE FROM THE GENERAL DIRECTOR

Euphoric. Reflective. Historic. Communal. There are many adjectives to describe Spoleto Festival USA’s 46th season, and that’s by design. Each of us has experienced the last two years differently; what we want or need from the Festival differs, too. Maybe it’s celebration, a space to cry, a fantastical escape. Whatever it is, Spoleto can be that for you. For me, this season—my first as General Director—is one of connection. I see it as a bridge from the Festival’s past to the future, a bridge that spans Spoleto, Charleston, and the wider community. Many of the performances on the following pages are unique to this city. Works like our landmark opera Omar (p 4) or our Orchestra’s performance of Edmund Thornton Jenkins’s Rhapsodic Overture (p 28) specifically harken to Charleston’s history. Yet Omar’s story is not of a single place or person. Art transcends boundaries and time; it challenges us to consider and acknowledge new perspectives—a bridge to “the other.” As Charleston sets the stage for a Festival at full scale, I invite you to walk this bridge with me. Along the way we’ll revisit an Italian masterwork (p 6), hear a West African icon perform under a canopy of live oaks (p 34), and be transported to a far-off Norwegian isle (p 12). We’ll delight in an evening of spellbinding contemporary dance (p 20) and reconsider orchestral improvisation by way of a jazz percussionist who’s a MacArthur winning classical composer (p 33). Let this book be your initial guide. Flip through to begin imagining your ideal Festival experience, then head to our website, subscribe to our newsletter, and follow us on social media for a more complete picture of what’s in store. There’s much to discover.

Mena Mark Hanna General Director, Spoleto Festival USA

Conversations With Tuesday June 7 3:00pm Host and CBS News correspondent Martha Teichner interviews Festival General Director Mena Mark Hanna at Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St.


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Welcome

How to Buy Tickets ONLINE: Beginning February 22 spoletousa.org BY PHONE: Beginning February 22 843.579.3100

IN PERSON: Beginning in May Location, dates, and times to be announced in April. Gift certificates are available!

Program, artists, venues, and pricing are subject to change without notice. A $3 service fee and a $3 facility fee will be applied to each ticket purchased. All audience members, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

Vaccination and Mask Policy Audience members will be required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination— including booster shots for those who are eligible—for entry to all Spoleto Festival USA performances. Masks will be required for all indoor performances. More information and updates to this policy will be posted at spoletousa.org.

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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.


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MAY 26

MAY 26 – JUNE 12

Special Event

Theater

Festival Feast

Dock Street Theatre Play

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Page 48 UNION STATION

DOCK STREET THEATRE

MAY 27 – JUNE 12

MAY 28 – 29

MAY 28 – JUNE 11

Opera

Dance

Opera

Omar

Reggie Wilson/ Fist and Heel Performance Group

La bohème

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SOTTILE THEATRE

SOTTILE THEATRE

CHARLESTON GAILLARD CENTER

Safety and Ticketing

Welcome

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MAY 30

JUNE 1

JUNE 1 – 4

JUNE 1

Wells Fargo Jazz

Music

Dance

First Citizens Bank Front Row

Nduduzo Makhathini

Lift Every Voice

Ballet Encore

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CHARLESTON GAILLARD CENTER

JUNE 3

JUNE 3 – 6

JUNE 3

Music

Theater

Wells Fargo Jazz

Until the Flood

Ravi Coltrane: Universal Consciousness

Allison Russell

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Rhapsodic Overture

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SOTTILE THEATRE

CISTERN YARD

Page 28 CHARLESTON GAILLARD CENTER

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FESTIVAL HALL

CISTERN YARD

JUNE 9

JUNE 9

JUNE 10

JUNE 10 – 11

Music

First Citizens Bank Front Row

Wells Fargo Jazz

Dance

Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony

Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway

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Cécile McLorin Salvant

Malpaso Dance Company

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CHARLESTON GAILLARD CENTER

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MAY 26 – JUNE 1

MAY 27 – JUNE 12

MAY 27 – 31

Theater

Music

Theater

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Bank of America Chamber Music

Moby Dick

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FESTIVAL HALL

DOCK STREET THEATRE

FESTIVAL HALL

Welcome

Meow Meow

MAY 28

MAY 29

MAY 29 – JUNE 6

MAY 29

First Citizens Bank Front Row

Music

Opera

Wells Fargo Jazz

Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi

Music in Time

Unholy Wars

Youssou NDOUR

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CISTERN YARD

FESTIVAL HALL

DOCK STREET THEATRE

CISTERN YARD

JUNE 2 – 6

JUNE 1

JUNE 3 AND 11

Wells Fargo Jazz

First Citizens Bank Front Row

Music

Linda May Han Oh and Fabian Almazan

The War and Treaty

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FESTIVAL HALL

CISTERN YARD

ST. MATTHEW’S LUTHERAN CHURCH

Spoleto Festival USA Chorus Concert Page 26

JUNE 6

JUNE 7

JUNE 8 – 12

Music

Music

Physical Theater

Tyshawn Sorey/ Aaron Diehl/ Matt Brewer

Music in Time: Tyshawn Sorey, For Orchestra

Music in Time: The Street

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CISTERN YARD

SOTTILE THEATRE

ST. MATTHEW’S LUTHERAN CHURCH

JUNE 12

SPONSORS AND DONORS

Machine de Cirque

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Wells Fargo Festival Finale

Shakey Graves

Thank You!

Event Calendar and Venue Key

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5.27 – 6.12.22

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JUNE 4 Wells Fargo Jazz


WORLD PREMIERE

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Opera

OMAR Music by Rhiannon Giddens and Michael Abels Libretto by Rhiannon Giddens Conducted by John Kennedy Directed by Kaneza Schaal

Presented by Sons. Teachers. Farmers. Mothers. Of the millions of lives forever altered or lost by forced ocean crossings, how many of their stories are known? This world premiere opera from Rhiannon Giddens (p 40) and Michael Abels narrates Omar Ibn Said’s 1831 autobiography, beginning long before the 37-year-old West African scholar was made to board a ship bound for Charleston, South Carolina—the site of his enslavement and sale. And though his memoir ends some 30 years before he was laid to rest, still enslaved, this record of his life and Muslim faith reveals a refusal to be defined or erased by his captors. It’s a seminal work of strength, resistance, and religious conviction—a work underscoring the indelible power of the written word. Sung in English with English supertitles.

College of Charleston Sottile Theatre Friday May 27 7:00pm Monday May 30 5:00pm Thursday June 2 8:00pm Sunday June 5 5:00pm Wednesday June 8 7:30pm Sunday June 12 3:30pm TICKETS: SPOLETOUSA.ORG – 843.579.3100

Approximately 2 hours, 15 minutes Please note: There is a 6-ticket limit per purchase for Omar.

Conversations With Saturday

May 28

Presented by:

2:00pm

Host and CBS News correspondent Martha Teichner interviews Rhiannon Giddens and Michael Abels at the Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St.


Opening-Night Celebration Friday

May 27

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Following Performance

Opera

Join the cast and creative team of Omar at 6 Glebe St. for a post-performance celebration of the much anticipated world premiere. $150 per person; cocktails and hors d'oeuvres included

Duke Foundation for Islamic Art; Ford Foundation; Robyn and Tony Coles/TRATE Productions; Deborah Kennedy Kennard and William E. Kennard; OPERA America’s Opera Grants for Female Composers, supported by the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation; The Samuel Freeman Charitable Trust; Post and Courier Foundation; Leslie K. Williams and James A. Attwood, Jr.; Mr. and Mrs. Richard K. DeScherer; Ms. Susan L. Baker and Mr. Michael R. Lynch; and Jan Serr and John Shannon. Omar is co-commissioned and co-produced by Spoleto Festival USA and Carolina Performing Arts at The University of North Carolina

at Chapel Hill. Carolina Performing Arts’ participation in this project is made possible through the support of the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust. Additional co-commissioners include LA Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, San Francisco Opera, and Lyric Opera of Chicago. Opera programming is endowed by the Arthur and Holly Magill Foundation. From A Muslim American Slave: The Life of Omar Ibn Said translated with an introduction by Ala Alryyes. Reprinted by permission of the University of Wisconsin Press. © 2011 by the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System. All rights reserved.

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Generous support provided by Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation; Doris


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LA BOHÈME

Opera

Music by Giacomo Puccini Conducted by Vimbayi Kaziboni Directed by Yuval Sharon

An operatic 180 What if life didn’t end in death, but in a return to love? In this rewinding of a tragic tale, Yuval Sharon—“the most innovative opera director in the United States” (The New York Times)—reimagines La bohème, taking us from devastation to hope, from loneliness and despair to the greatest joy of life. Set in 19th-century Paris, our curtain rises on the final act of Puccini’s masterpiece. From there, the opera plays scene by scene until the beginning, with its four starving artists preserved in eternal youth and dusted with the blush of love. Bold and unconventional, this fresh take is itself a bohemian work of art: experimental, nonconforming, original. Sung in Italian with English supertitles.

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Opera

Charleston Gaillard Center Martha and John M. Rivers Performance Hall

Approximately 1 hour, 45 minutes La bohème is a co-production with Michigan

Opera Theatre, Spoleto Festival USA, and Boston Lyric Opera. Opera programming is endowed by the Arthur and Holly Magill Foundation. Sponsored by BMW Manufacturing Co.

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Saturday May 28 7:30pm Tuesday May 31 7:30pm Saturday June 4 7:30pm Tuesday June 7 7:30pm Saturday June 11 7:00pm


WORLD PREMIERE

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Opera

UNHOLY WARS Conceived and Performed by Karim Sulayman Directed by Kevin Newbury Music Direction by Julie Andrijeski

Reframing the narrative When the Crusades are taught in schools, is the humanity of the other—the humanity of the Arabic people—considered? In this intimate new work, well-known musical selections surrounding the Holy Wars are stitched together through song, dance, and intricate animation. Yet these European standards, by composers including Monteverdi, Rossi, and Handel, are reframed by the Grammy Award winning tenor Karim Sulayman to reveal a new story of belonging and the resilience of marginalized people.

Dock Street Theatre Sunday May 29 7:30pm Wednesday June 1 7:30pm Friday June 3 8:00pm Monday June 6 8:00pm Approximately 1 hour, 10 minutes Opera programming is endowed by the Arthur and Holly Magill Foundation. TICKETS: SPOLETOUSA.ORG – 843.579.3100


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Opera

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AN EXCLUSIVE ONLINE ANNOUNCEMENT

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Theater

THE PLAY AT DOCK STREET THEATRE Shhh! We’re keeping this one a secret until February 22. The Festival’s longstanding tradition of presenting exceptional theatrical productions at Dock Street Theatre continues in 2022. Set your alarms for Tuesday, February 22—also the day tickets become available—to learn what’s in store for this season’s offering.

Dock Street Theatre Thursday May 26 8:00pm (preview) Friday May 27 8:00pm Saturday May 28 3:30pm Monday May 30 8:00pm Tuesday May 31 7:30pm Thursday June 2 8:00pm Saturday June 4 3:30pm Sunday June 5 8:00pm Tuesday June 7 7:30pm Wednesday June 8 7:30pm Thursday June 9 7:30pm Friday June 10 8:00pm Saturday June 11 8:00pm Sunday June 12 3:30pm Sponsored by South State Bank TICKETS: SPOLETOUSA.ORG – 843.579.3100


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Theater

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US PREMIERE

12 PLEXUS POLAIRE

Theater

MOBY DICK Directed by Yngvild Aspeli

Man meets whale Picture an island on the west coast of Norway, a tiny harbor speckled with foreign ships and languages, fisherman, and children waiting for fathers lost at sea. It’s within this landscape that artist Yngvild Aspeli imagines her grandfather, a captain steering his ship into the inner storms of the human heart. In this visual adaptation of Moby Dick, seven actors, 50 puppets, and a whale-sized whale retell Herman Melville’s beastly tome—a story of obsession and an investigation into the mysteries of life.

Festival Hall Friday May 27 6:00pm Saturday May 28 2:00pm Sunday May 29 2:00pm Monday May 30 7:00pm Tuesday May 31 6:00pm Approximately 1 hour, 40 minutes Sponsored by FACE Foundation (French-American Cultural Exchange)

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UNTIL THE FLOOD

Beyond the headlines “Achieves a great beauty by bringing us together rather than driving us apart”— The Chicago Tribune

In this one-woman tour de force, eight radically different characters— all portrayed by Obie winning Dael Orlandersmith—share their unique reactions to the 2014 shooting of teenager Michael Brown. These vignettes, derived from real conversations Orlandersmith conducted with Ferguson community members, offer a haunting reminder of America’s ongoing struggle with racism and justice that remains as urgent today as it was seven years ago.

Festival Hall

Theater

Written and Performed by Dael Orlandersmith Directed by Neel Keller

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Friday June 3 8:00pm Saturday June 4 2:00pm and 8:00pm Sunday June 5 2:00pm Monday June 6 7:00pm Approximately 1 hour, 15 minutes

Conversations With Sunday June 5 5:00pm Host and CBS News correspondent Martha Teichner interviews Dael Orlandersmith at Randolph Hall at the College of Charleston, 66 George St.

This production contains adult themes, language, and references to violence.

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Theater

MEOW MEOW “The Queen of Chanson” —Berliner Zeitung

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The show may seem like it’s headed off the rails, but this international star always has control. From cabaret’s rich history to pop-culture hits, nothing is off limits for the oneof-a-kind, post-post-modern diva Meow Meow. For an unforgettably steamy evening, settle in with a drink and prepare to be hypnotized, inspired, and slightly terrified as “the chanteuse brilliantly embodies a new kind of performance art” (The New Yorker).

Festival Hall Thursday May 26 9:00pm Friday May 27 9:00pm Saturday May 28 6:00pm and 9:00pm Sunday May 29 9:00pm Tuesday May 31 9:00pm Wednesday June 1 6:00pm and 9:00pm Approximately 1 hour, 25 minutes Sponsored by Charleston GI


US PREMIERE

La Galerie

The stage is set: Seven acrobats and an electrifying musician visit a monochrome art gallery. Suddenly, a creative spark sets off an explosion of color, and these wacky yet endearing characters dive in to explore the exhibition inside out.

Physical Theater

MACHINE DE CIRQUE

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In this contemporary circus extravaganza, dizzying feats, astonishing discoveries, and a dose of fun come together to fuel this ode to creativity. Quebec-based Machine de Cirque makes its Spoleto debut with breathtaking stunts and live music for a performance that’s at once playful, poetic, and perilous.

Festival Hall Wednesday June 8 7:00pm Thursday June 9 6:00pm Friday June 10 5:00pm Saturday June 11 3:00pm and 7:00pm Sunday June 12 2:00pm Approximately 1 hour, 15 minutes Sponsored by Sherman Capital Markets, LLC

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When the circus invades the museum


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Dance

REGGIE WILSON/FIST AND HEEL PERFORMANCE GROUP TICKETS: SPOLETOUSA.ORG – 843.579.3100

POWER

Kinesthetic anthropology America in the 1800s...does a Black woman leading her own followers come to mind? With POWER, celebrated choreographer Reggie Wilson unfolds obscure histories of the Shakers—including the existence of Black Shaker communities, most notably one led by Mother Rebecca Cox Jackson in Philadelphia. Drawing from extensive research, Wilson examines and reimagines their devotional practices, bringing a new perspective to the spectrum of American Christian religion, Shouts, and the evolution of Africanist worship, all through Wilson’s “post-African/ neo-HooDoo modern dance” lens.


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Dance

Saturday May 28 7:00pm Sunday May 29 2:00pm and 8:00pm Approximately 1 hour The 2022 dance series is sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina.

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College of Charleston Sottile Theatre


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Dance

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BALLET ENCORE

Dance

Stars of New York City Ballet return

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Building off the wild success of Spoleto Festival USA’s 2021 ballet presentation, several of New York City’s brightest talents return to Charleston for a breathtaking, expanded program. George Balanchine’s sparkling Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux punctuates the repertory, and top dancers—including South Carolina-born megastar Sara Mearns—illuminate dynamic choreography by Christopher Wheeldon, Lar Lubovitch, and Justin Peck.

College of Charleston Sottile Theatre Wednesday June 1 8:00pm Friday June 3 7:30pm Saturday June 4 2:00pm and 7:30pm Approximately 1 hour, 10 minutes The 2022 dance series is sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina.

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MALPASO DANCE COMPANY

Dance

An Associate Company of Joyce Theater Productions Cuba’s brightest contemporary dancers showcase the full breadth of their artistic excellence in three disparate yet vibrant selections. The evening’s works, spanning exuberance, loss, and apocalyptic fears, reveal our bodies’ innate need for connection and impulse for movement. Witness one of the best up-and-coming troupes and experience what the LA Times describes as “a pinch-me moment, one of those times when you catch an artistic dawning.”

College of Charleston Sottile Theatre Friday June 10 7:30pm Saturday June 11 2:00pm and 7:30pm Approximately 1 hour, 45 minutes The 2022 dance series is sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina.

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Dance

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BANK OF AMERICA CHAMBER MUSIC

Music

Directed and Hosted by Geoff Nuttall

Party at the Dock Overflowing with ebullient musicianship and camaraderie, 11 programs feature bright contemporary compositions and canonic gems. This season, hear beloved returning players and fresh faces perform the series’ signature mix of old and new—a compendium spanning pre-17th-century pieces to 21st-century triumphs. The London-based Castalian String Quartet joins the band, as does rising-star recorder-player Tabea Debus—“a charismatic virtuoso” (The Times)—and distinguished artist Steven Banks, the series’ first saxophonist.

Hear it Again Concerts are recorded by South Carolina Public Radio, and broadcasts of each program play during “Sonatas and Soundscapes,” weekdays at 11:00am. Visit scpublicradio.org for details.

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Dock Street Theatre

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Music

PROGRAM I Friday May 27 1:00pm Saturday May 28 11:00am Saturday May 28 1:00pm PROGRAM II Sunday May 29 11:00am Sunday May 29 1:00pm Monday May 30 11:00am PROGRAM III Monday May 30 1:00pm Tuesday May 31 11:00am Tuesday May 31 1:00pm PROGRAM IV Wednesday June 1 11:00am Wednesday June 1 1:00pm Thursday June 2 11:00am PROGRAM V Thursday June 2 1:00pm Friday June 3 11:00am Friday June 3 1:00pm PROGRAM VI Saturday June 4 11:00am Saturday June 4 1:00pm Sunday June 5 11:00am PROGRAM VII Sunday June 5 1:00pm Monday June 6 11:00am Monday June 6 1:00pm PROGRAM VIII Tuesday June 7 11:00am Tuesday June 7 1:00pm Wednesday June 8 11:00am

PROGRAM X Friday June 10 11:00am Friday June 10 1:00pm Saturday June 11 11:00am PROGRAM XI Saturday June 11 1:00pm Sunday June 12 11:00am Sunday June 12 1:00pm

Approximately 1 hour, 15 minutes Sponsored by Bank of America The St. Lawrence String Quartet is the Arthur and Holly Magill Quartet in Residence.

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PROGRAM IX Wednesday June 8 1:00pm Thursday June 9 11:00am Thursday June 9 1:00pm


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MUSIC IN TIME

Music in Time

Directed and Hosted by John Kennedy Never before has what we call “new music” been so diverse and relevant to our times. In programs at once meditative and exhilarating, works by current composers invite us to consider and reframe our sonic and social sensibilities. In the US premiere of Alongside a Chorus of Voices, Jessie Cox ruminates on bells’ double-edged role in freedom and oppression. This large ensemble work is paired with Jamaican composer Mikhail Johnson’s Evil's Peak, a song cycle inspired by 13th-century frieze, The Dance of Death, as well as a recent composition from bassoonist Joy Guidry’s album, Radical Acceptance.

Festival Hall Sunday May 29 5:00pm Approximately 1 hour, 15 minutes

Additional concerts in the Music in Time series can be found on pages 30 and 33.

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Music

LIFT EVERY VOICE Members of the Spoleto Festival USA Chorus Brandon Waddles, Piano

Jewels of the Black Experience

Charleston Gaillard Center Martha and John M. Rivers Performance Hall Wednesday

June 1

Approximately 1 hour, 15 minutes

8:00pm

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Principal artists and choristers of Omar (p 4) join in song for a special evening highlighting music of the Black experience. Engaging audiences on a journey from spirituals to contemporary melodies—including Richard Smallwood’s Total Praise, Betty Jackson King’s It’s Me, O Lord, and Roland M. Carter’s Lift Every Voice and Sing—the artists fill the performance hall with a remarkable and beautiful story.


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Music

SPOLETO FESTIVAL USA CHORUS CONCERT Conducted by Joe Miller Spoleto Festival USA Chorus

Voices of Romanticism For the Spoleto Festival USA Chorus’s inaugural solo debut, more than 30 of the country’s most gifted choristers unite in the glorious, transformational power of song. Love, in all its iterations, underpins this emotional program at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, with ecclesiastical pieces by Anton Bruckner, Johannes Brahms, and Josef Rheinberger paired with poetic partsongs from such English heavyweights as Edward Elgar, Robert Lucas Pearsall, and Benjamin Britten.

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church Friday June 3 5:00pm Saturday June 11 5:00pm Approximately 1 hour, 15 minutes

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Music

RHAPSODIC OVERTURE Conducted by John Kennedy Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra

Unbound by time Two premieres bookend this orchestral triple bill, a virtuosic showcase transcending time and place. For one, Charlestonborn Edmund Thornton Jenkins’ Rhapsodic Overture receives a thrilling restoration—the score had been all but lost following the composer’s death in 1926. Also new to US ears is Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s 2018 symphony, AIŌN, an “electrifying” (The Arts Desk) and provoking perspective on existence, both past and future. Bridging these works is György Ligeti’s Piano Concerto. Featuring rising-star soloist Julia Hamos on the keys, it’s a dazzling display of the Hungarian composer’s polyrhythmic masterwork.

Charleston Gaillard Center Martha and John M. Rivers Performance Hall Friday June 3 7:30pm TICKETS: SPOLETOUSA.ORG – 843.579.3100

Approximately 1 hour, 40 minutes


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Music

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Music in Time

THE STREET

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church

14 Meditations on the Stations of the Cross

Tuesday June 7 5:00pm

Music by Nico Muhly Text by Alice Goodman Parker Ramsay, Harp Marcus Amaker, Narrator Members of the Spoleto Festival USA Chorus

Approximately 1 hour, 15 minutes

Additional concerts in the Music in Time series can be found on pages 24 and 33.

Buttressed by eight voices from the Spoleto Festival USA Chorus, harpist Parker Ramsay’s “nuanced, insightful playing” (BBC Music Magazine) reverberates through the sanctuary of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church. With a score by Nico Muhly, The Street reveals the brutality of a man’s wrongful condemnation and suffering. Text by librettist and reverend Alice Goodman punctuates this meditative work, a contemplation of the everyday violence in our world.

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BEETHOVEN’S NINTH SYMPHONY Music by Ludwig van Beethoven Conducted by Joe Miller Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra and Chorus Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus

The celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday would have echoed around the globe in 2020; at long last—and with new meaning—we can now delight in the composer’s epic, uplifting final symphony. Be there as tenor Paul Groves and Spoleto Festival USA’s Orchestra and Chorus join forces with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus for this exuberant offering, culminating with a full-voiced expression of effervescent joy.

Charleston Gaillard Center Martha and John M. Rivers Performance Hall Thursday

June 9

Approximately 1 hour, 15 minutes

8:00pm

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Ode to joy, at last


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Wells Fargo Jazz

TYSHAWN SOREY / AARON DIEHL / MATT BREWER Celebrated for his incomparable virtuosity and an extraordinary ability to blend composition and improvisation, Tyshawn Sorey is one of the 21st century’s leading musical minds and makers. In this collective trio setting, the 2017 MacArthur Fellow matches his “gale-force physicality” (The New York Times) with the ethereal yet temporal playing of pianist Aaron Diehl and bassist Matt Brewer, renowned for his “technical wizardry and wide musical scope” (Downbeat).

College of Charleston Cistern Yard Saturday June 4 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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“An extraordinary talent who can see across the entire musical landscape ” — The New Yorker


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Music in Time

TYSHAWN SOREY, FOR ORCHESTRA “A composer of radical and seemingly boundless ideas” (The Wall Street Journal), Tyshawn Sorey’s genius transcends tidy musical boxes. Two nights after the jazz trio concert, the composer’s daring work in the classical sphere is showcased by members of the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra. Among the evening’s selections, hear cellist Seth Parker Woods in For Roscoe Mitchell, a serene piece for cello and orchestra written with Woods, as well as Sorey’s Autoschediasms, which Sorey and the orchestra craft—in real time—using spontaneous composition.

College of Charleston Sottile Theatre Monday

June 6

7:00pm

Jazz Talk Thursday

June 2

5:00pm

The Festival’s Wells Fargo Jazz advisor and Wall Street Journal jazz critic Larry Blumenfeld speaks with Tyshawn Sorey at Randolph Hall at the College of Charleston, 66 George St. Additional concerts in the Music in Time series can be found on pages 24 and 30.

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Approximately 1 hour


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Wells Fargo Jazz

YOUSSOU NDOUR: MBALAX UNPLUGGED A voice for all times Youssou NDOUR is, simply, one of the world’s greatest singers. Yet the West African star—a TIME 100 icon who first entered Americans’ ears through Peter Gabriel’s 1986 “In Your Eyes”—has always stayed close to his roots, with Senegalese traditions and griot storytelling as enduring hallmarks of his artistic personality. To Spoleto, NDOUR brings an acoustic one-night-only performance comprising traditional melodies, mbalax rhythms, and neverbefore-heard compositions that speak to his range and daring innovation.

College of Charleston Cistern Yard Sunday 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. TICKETS: SPOLETOUSA.ORG – 843.579.3100

Jazz Talk Saturday May 28 5:00pm The Festival’s Wells Fargo Jazz advisor and Wall Street Journal jazz critic Larry Blumenfeld speaks with Youssou NDOUR at Randolph Hall at the College of Charleston, 66 George St.


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Wells Fargo Jazz

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NDUDUZO MAKHATHINI

Wells Fargo Jazz

Music as healing Raised in a lush and rugged South African landscape, where music and ritual practices are symbolically linked, pianist Nduduzo Makhathini plays with a profound spirituality; his experiences as a traditional Zulu healer are inseparable from his improvisational performance. Embracing the histories of South African jazz legends Bheki Mseleku, Moses Molelekwa, and Abdullah Ibrahim, Makhathini also blends influences from the great American jazz canon—like John Coltrane, McCoy Tyner, and Randy Weston—for a crosscontinental, multilayered melodic groove.

College of Charleston Cistern Yard Monday

May 30

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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LINDA MAY HAN OH AND FABIAN ALMAZAN A duo on the cutting edge Pianist Fabian Almazan’s compositions—which “borrow from jazz, modern classical, and echoes of [his] Cuban heritage” (Downbeat)—defy easy categorization. He’s an ideal match for superstar bassist and composer Linda May Han Oh, whose powerful and graceful playing also spans genres thanks to what NPR calls her “gift of liquid dynamism.” Together in this intimate and experimental duo setting, the husband-and-wife team explore sonic possibilities as their musical sensibilities align.

Festival Hall

Approximately 1 hour Sponsored by Wells Fargo

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Thursday June 2 7:00pm Friday June 3 5:00pm Saturday June 4 5:00pm Sunday June 5 5:00pm and 7:00pm Monday June 6 5:00pm


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RAVI COLTRANE: UNIVERSAL CONSCIOUSNESS The Melodic Meditations of Alice Coltrane Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane’s playing, described as “fiery at times, with equal capacity to fall back and luxuriate in gentle tones” (The Wall Street Journal), has earned him the reputation of a gifted bandleader and composer, trailblazer, and superlative artist in his own right. After more than two decades of forging his own path, Ravi mines his mother’s musical legacy in a loving tribute to Alice Coltrane—an incomparable keyboardist, harpist, and singer. In this celebratory evening, hear Ravi’s embrace and commemoration of her lasting influence.

College of Charleston Cistern Yard Friday June 3 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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CÉCILE MCLORIN SALVANT

Charleston Gaillard Center Martha and John M. Rivers Performance Hall Friday June 10 7:30pm Approximately 1 hour, 30 minutes Sponsored by Wells Fargo

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Nothing can quite prepare listeners for the visceral intensity and genre-obliterating virtuosity of an evening with Cécile McLorin Salvant. Marking her third Festival appearance on the heels of a MacArthur Fellowship and two Grammy wins since her last visit, the jazz vocalist arrives in Charleston to present her newest album, Ghost Song. It’s rich with texture and unexpected instrumentation—perfect complements to her “singularly arresting voice” (The Wall Street Journal).


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First Citizens Bank Front Row

RHIANNON GIDDENS WITH FRANCESCO TURRISI A celebration of shared experience Tracing the overlooked movement of sounds from Africa and the Arabic world and their influence on European and American music, Rhiannon Giddens (Omar, p 4) and Italian multi-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi illuminate the universality of music and the commonality of human experience. For a dreamy night in the live oakcanopied Cistern Yard, listen as these two 2022 Grammy-nominated artists play selections from their albums there is no Other and They're

College of Charleston Cistern Yard Saturday

May 28

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.

Calling Me Home.

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“One of American music’s most vitally prolific artists” — Rolling Stone

Conversations With Saturday May 28 2:00pm See page 4 for details.


ALLISON RUSSELL

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First Citizens Bank Front Row

Allison Russell has walked through shadows. Her extraordinary gift of songcraft speaks to a powerful reclamation of self; her words conjure joy from pain, defiant strength and love in the face of overwhelming darkness. Having been compared to Nina Simone and Edith Piaf, Russell, too, roars with dignity and hope. Yet this Grammy-nominated artist’s cathartic and soulful voice is squarely her own, a voice that can “carry a story of tremendous weight and command the spotlight in the revelatory telling of it” (NPR).

Wednesday

Singing the unspeakable, sharing her light

June 1

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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College of Charleston Cistern Yard


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THE WAR AND TREATY

First Citizens Bank Front Row

Surrender to love Known for performances nearly revivallike in intensity, The War and Treaty—a.k.a Michael Trotter Jr. and Tanya Trotter—create an exhilarating exchange of energy with the audience, a dynamic that 2018 Festival Finale goers surely remember with delight. This season, the husband-and-wife duo return to Spoleto for a nighttime concert, trumpeting their signature bluesy but joyful fusion of Southern soul, gospel, country, and rock-and-roll.

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College of Charleston Cistern Yard Thursday

June 2

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

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First Citizens Bank Front Row

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Magic under the oaks Her fingers are just that fast. International Bluegrass Music Association twice named Molly Tuttle the Guitar Player of the Year, and Premier Guitar included her among the most brilliant guitarists of this generation. Add those accolades of astounding musicianship to Tuttle’s insightful songwriting and “crystalline voice” (Rolling Stone Country), and the result is a brash, beautiful originality that makes for a truly unforgettable concert experience.

Thursday

June 9

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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College of Charleston Cistern Yard

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First Citizens Bank Front Row

MOLLY TUTTLE & GOLDEN HIGHWAY


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WELLS FARGO FESTIVAL FINALE AT FIREFLY Featuring Shakey Graves Celebrate the culmination of Spoleto’s 46th season with a charismatic musical performance befitting this broad, interdisciplinary festival. With perplexingly memorable, narrative-wrapped songs, Shakey Graves—a Texas theater-kid-turned-Americana rocker—headlines the event, bringing his “distinct stage presence, strong vocals, insightful lyricism, and melodies that linger” (The Post and Courier). Pack a picnic, gather your blankets and chairs, and head to the new Firefly Distillery grounds in North Charleston. Adult beverages will be sold on site; no outside alcohol will be permitted. The gates open at 5:00pm, with performances beginning at 6:00pm. A rousing fireworks display ends the occasion.

Firefly Distillery Sunday June 12 5:00pm Firefly Distillery is located at 4201 Spruill Avenue, North Charleston.

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The fireworks are back, baby

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FESTIVAL FEAST

Special Event

Join us as we kick-off the 46th season with a cultural and culinary synthesis unlike any before. We will follow the story of Omar and the culinary traditions originating in Senegal and other West and Central African countries throughout centuries of progress to what we now know as modern lowcountry, Gullah-Geechee culinary traditions. This journey will be curated by Culinary Institute of Charleston at Trident Technical College Chef Instructor Kevin Mitchell and James Beard Award-Winning Chef Rodney Scott (pictured) and will feature modern interpretations of traditional dishes from Senegal, Nat Fuller’s Feast, and barbecue while highlighting the rich, local ingredients of South Carolina.

Union Station Thursday

May 26

7:00pm – 11:00pm

$300/person; libations and buffet dinner Union Station is located at 652-A King Street

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Special Event

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THANK YOU

Thank You

With the highly anticipated return of Spoleto Festival USA on the horizon, we would like to express our gratitude for your unwavering dedication to the creative and performing arts community we serve. For the first time in two years, we are humbled to present a fully programmed Festival in 2022. Our commitment to the global artistic community would not be possible without financial support from many sources. The names of some of our most generous supporters are listed below. We acknowledge funding from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA); the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the NEA; the County of Charleston; and American Rescue Plan Act funds received through the City of Charleston. We also rely on contributions from generous foundations, institutions, and over 1,000 individuals each season. Spoleto Festival USA salutes this extraordinary group of supporters and invites you to join them if you have not done so already.

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JP Morgan Chase · OPERA America Sherman Capital Markets, LLC · Charleston GI Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation FACE Foundation (French-American Cultural Exchange)


The success of our annual Festival depends on contributions from audience members like you to sustain more than two-thirds of our annual operating budget. By becoming a donor, you will directly support the exceptional artists and programming that you experience throughout these inspiring 17 days. Make a gift today and help us continue our work in presenting programs of the highest artistic caliber for many Festivals to come.

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BE INSTRUMENTAL IN THE FESTIVAL’S FUTURE

IN ADDITION TO SUPPORTING OUR ANNUAL PROGRAMMING, YOUR GIFT WILL:

• • • •

Promote greater artistic understanding and appreciation through rich conversations and workshops. Create hands-on training for young production and arts-administration professionals through our Apprenticeship Program. Ignite the imaginations of future artists and arts lovers through education and community engagement initiatives. Jumpstart the careers of emerging artists through the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra and Festival Chorus, unmatched in their excellence and impact on young musicians. Offer a world-class Festival experience for all through advancements in technology and infrastructure.

IMAGERY CREDITS Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, and Leigh Webber, pp 4, 5; licensed, pp 6, 7; Maria Baranova/Kevork Mourad, pp 8, 9; Julia Lynn, pp 10, 11; Christophe Raynaud de Lage, p 12; Nicholas Hussong, p 13; Karl Giant, p 14; Loup-William Théberge, p 15; Christopher Duggan, pp 16, 17; Paul Kolnik, pp 18, 19; Todd Rosenberg, pp 20, 21; William Struhs, pp 22, 24, 27, 31; Matthu Placek, p 25; Leigh Webber, pp 28, 29; Tatiana Daubek, p 30; John Rogers, pp 32, 33; provided, pp 34, 35, 39, 42, 43, 44, 45; Ezra Makgope, courtesy of Nduduzo Makhathini, p 36; A Tribe for Jazz/Stephanie Matthews, p 37; Jeff Dunas, p 38; Ebru Yildiz, p 40; Marc Baptiste, p 41; Magen Buse, pp 46, 47; Angie Mosier, pp 48, 49

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To make a gift to the Festival, visit spoletousa.org/support or call 843.724.1192.


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2022 EVENT CALENDAR AND GUIDE

Calendar and Guide

BOLD: OPENING PERFORMANCE

30 MAY: MONDAY

3 JUNE: FRIDAY

26 MAY: THURSDAY

11:00am Chamber Music II DST (p 22) 1:00pm Chamber Music III DST (p 22) 5:00pm Omar SOT (p 4) 7:00pm Moby Dick FVH (p 12) 8:00pm Dock Street Play DST (p 10) 9:00pm Nduduzo Makhathini CIS (p 36)

11:00am Chamber Music V DST (p 22) 1:00pm Chamber Music V DST (p 22) 5:00pm Linda May Han Oh and Fabian Almazan FVH (p 37) 5:00pm Spoleto Festival USA Chorus Concert STM (p 26) 7:30pm Rhapsodic Overture CGC (p 28) 7:30pm Ballet Encore SOT (p 18) 8:00pm Unholy Wars DST (p 8) 8:00pm Until the Flood FVH (p 13) 9:00pm Ravi Coltrane CIS (p 38)

7:00pm 8:00pm 9:00pm

Festival Feast (p 48) Dock Street Play (preview) DST (p 10) Meow Meow FVH (p 14)

27 MAY: FRIDAY 12:00pm Opening Ceremonies 1:00pm Chamber Music I DST (p 22) 6:00pm Moby Dick FVH (p 12) 7:00pm Omar SOT (p 4) 8:00pm Dock Street Play DST (p 10) 9:00pm Meow Meow FVH (p 14) 28 MAY: SATURDAY

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11:00am Chamber Music I DST (p 22) 1:00pm Chamber Music I DST (p 22) 2:00pm Moby Dick FVH (p 12) 2:00pm Conversations With | Omar CGC (p 4) 3:30pm Dock Street Play DST (p 10) 5:00pm Jazz Talk | Youssou NDOUR CIS (p 34) 6:00pm Meow Meow FVH (p 14) 7:00pm Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel SOT (p 16) 7:30pm La bohème CGC (p 6) 9:00pm Meow Meow FVH (p 14) 9:00pm Riannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi CIS (p 40)

31 MAY: TUESDAY 11:00am Chamber Music III DST (p 22) 1:00pm Chamber Music III DST (p 22) 6:00pm Moby Dick FVH (p 12) 7:30pm Dock Street Play DST (p 10) 7:30pm La bohème CGC (p 6) 9:00pm Meow Meow FVH (p 14) 1 JUNE: WEDNESDAY 11:00am Chamber Music IV DST (p 22) 1:00pm Chamber Music IV DST (p 22) 6:00pm Meow Meow FVH (p 14) 7:30pm Unholy Wars DST (p 8) 8:00pm Lift Every Voice CGC (p 25) 8:00pm Ballet Encore SOT (p 18) 9:00pm Meow Meow FVH (p 14) 9:00pm Allison Russell CIS (p 41)

29 MAY: SUNDAY

2 JUNE: THURSDAY

11:00am Chamber Music II DST (p 22) 1:00pm Chamber Music II DST (p 22) 2:00pm Moby Dick FVH (p 12) 2:00pm Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel SOT (p 16) 5:00pm Music in Time FVH (p 24) 7:30pm Unholy Wars DST (p 8) 8:00pm Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel SOT (p 16) 9:00pm Meow Meow FVH (p 14) 9:00pm Youssou NDOUR CIS (p 34)

11:00am Chamber Music IV DST (p 22) 1:00pm Chamber Music V DST (p 22) 5:00pm Jazz Talk | Tyshawn Sorey CIS (p 32) 7:00pm Linda May Han Oh and Fabian Almazan FVH (p 37) 8:00pm Dock Street Play DST (p 10) 8:00pm Omar SOT (p 4) 9:00pm The War and Treaty CIS (p 42)

4 JUNE: SATURDAY 11:00am Chamber Music VI DST (p 22) 1:00pm Chamber Music VI DST (p 22) 2:00pm Until the Flood FVH (p 13) 2:00pm Ballet Encore SOT (p 18) 3:30pm Dock Street Play DST (p 10) 5:00pm Linda May Han Oh and Fabian Almazan FVH (p 37) 7:30pm La bohème CGC (p 6) 7:30pm Ballet Encore SOT (p 18) 8:00pm Until the Flood FVH (p 13) 9:00pm Tyshawn Sorey/Aaron Diehl/Matt Brewer CIS (p 32)

5 JUNE: SUNDAY 11:00am Chamber Music VI DST (p 22) 1:00pm Chamber Music VII DST (p 22) 2:00pm Until the Flood FVH (p 13) 5:00pm Linda May Han Oh and Fabian Almazan FVH (p 37) 5:00pm Omar SOT (p 4) 5:00pm Conversations With | Dael Orlandersmith CIS (p 13) 7:00pm Linda May Han Oh and Fabian Almazan FVH (p 37) 8:00pm Dock Street Play DST (p 10)


6 JUNE: MONDAY

10 JUNE: FRIDAY

11:00am Chamber Music VII DST (p 22) 1:00pm Chamber Music VII DST (p 22) 5:00pm Linda May Han Oh and Fabian Almazan FVH (p 37) 7:00pm Until the Flood FVH (p 13) 7:00pm Music in Time: Tyshawn Sorey, For Orchestra SOT (p 33) 8:00pm Unholy Wars DST (p 8)

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

Chamber Music X DST (p 22) Chamber Music X DST (p 22) Machine de Cirque FVH (p 15) Cécile McLorin Salvant CGC (p 39) Malpaso Dance Company SOT (p 20) Dock Street Play DST (p 10)

VENUE KEY STM

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church 405 King St.

CIS

College of Charleston Cistern Yard 66 George St. (also Randolph Hall)

SOT

College of Charleston Sottile Theatre 44 George St.

TDA

TD Arena at College of Charleston (rain site) 301 Meeting St.

CGC

Charleston Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun St.

FVH

Festival Hall 56 Beaufain St.

DST

Dock Street Theatre 135 Church St.

11 JUNE: SATURDAY 7 JUNE: TUESDAY 11:00am Chamber Music VIII DST (p 22) 1:00pm Chamber Music VIII DST (p 22) 3:00pm Conversations With | Mena Mark Hanna DST (p 1) 5:00pm Music in Time: The Street STM (p 30) 7:30pm Dock Street Play DST (p 10) 7:30pm La bohème CGC (p 6) 8 JUNE: WEDNESDAY 11:00am Chamber Music VIII DST (p 22) 1:00pm Chamber Music IX DST (p 22) 7:00pm Machine de Cirque FVH (p 15) 7:30pm Dock Street Play DST (p 10) 7:30pm Omar SOT (p 4) 9 JUNE: THURSDAY 11:00am 1:00pm 6:00pm 7:30pm 8:00pm 9:00pm

Chamber Music IX DST (p 22) Chamber Music IX DST (p 22) Machine de Cirque FVH (p 15) Dock Street Play DST (p 10) Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony CGC (p 31) Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway CIS (p 44)

11:00am Chamber Music X DST (p 22) 1:00pm Chamber Music XI DST (p 22) 2:00pm Malpaso Dance Company SOT (p 20) 3:00pm Machine de Cirque FVH (p 15) 5:00pm Spoleto Festival USA Chorus Concert STM (p 26) 7:00pm La bohème CGC (p 6) 7:00pm Machine de Cirque FVH (p 15) 7:30pm Malpaso Dance Company SOT (p 20) 8:00pm Dock Street Play DST (p 10) 12 JUNE: SUNDAY 11:00am 1:00pm 2:00pm 3:30pm 3:30pm 5:00pm

Chamber Music XI DST (p 22) Chamber Music XI DST (p 22) Machine de Cirque FVH (p 15) Dock Street Play DST (p 10) Omar SOT (p 4) Finale ft. Shakey Graves FFD (p 46)

City Hall, Opening Ceremonies 80 Broad St. FFD

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Firefly Distillery 4201 Spruill Ave. North Charleston, SC 29405

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VACCINATION AND MASK POLICY Audience members will be required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination—including booster shots for those who are eligible—for entry to all Spoleto Festival USA performances. Masks will be required for all indoor performances. More information and updates to this policy will be posted at spoletousa.org.

Program, artists, venues, and pricing are subject to change without notice. All running times are approximate. A $3 service 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 and outside food/beverages are prohibited at Cistern Yard events.


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