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CHARLESTON, SC MAY 27 – JUNE 12 2011

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THE MAGIC FLUTE

WOL FGA N G A M A DE US M OZ A RT, C OM P OS E R E MAN U E L SCHI K A N E D E R, L IB RE TTIS T

Richly woven with ritual and symbolism, Mozart’s final operatic masterpiece is a delightful yet profound look at man’s quest for love, wisdom, and virtue. Enter an enchanted world where a noble prince searches for his beautiful princess, a blundering bird-catcher seeks a mate, and an evil queen schemes against the forces of good. Directors Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier—well known to Festival audiences for numerous productions since their U.S. debut with Salome in 1987—reveal the humanity and depth of character to magical effect as reason triumphs over chaos in this most beloved of Mozart’s operas. Set design by Christian Fenouillat with costumes by Agostino Cavalca and lighting by Christophe Forey. Steven Sloane will conduct the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra. Sung in German with English supertitles. This production of The Magic Flute was originally created by Angers-Nantes Opéra. SOTTILE THEATRE AT COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON Friday

May 27

6:00pm

$130, $100, $70, $40

Sunday

May 29

7:00pm

$110, $85, $60, $35

Tuesday

May 31

7:00pm

$95, $75, $50, $25

Thursday

June 2

7:00pm

$95, $75, $50, $25

Saturday

June 4

7:00pm

$110, $85, $60, $35

Tuesday

June 7

7:00pm

$95, $75, $50, $25

Thursday

June 9

7:00pm

$95, $75, $50, $25

Saturday

June 11

2:00pm

$110, $85, $60, $35

APPROXIMATE TIME: 2 hrs. 45 mins. SPONSORED BY BMW MANUFACTURING CO.

“The staging [by Leiser and Caurier] combines comic moments and tender insightfulness.” – Le Monde

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THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN

P R E SENT E D B Y D R UID A N D ATL A N TIC TH E ATER CO MPA NY BY M A RT I N M CD O N AG H D IR E CT E D B Y GA R RY H Y N E S

This hilarious dark comedy and multi-award-winning production from Ireland’s illustrious Druid Theatre Company is filled with a host of charming characters and unexpected plot twists. The Cripple of Inishmaan marks Druid’s Spoleto debut with one of the company’s most lauded productions. It’s 1934 on a remote island off the west coast of Ireland and word arrives that a Hollywood director is shooting a film on location. As ripples of excitement spread through the community, no one is more determined to audition than “Cripple” Billy who along the way tries to make sense of who he is. Flawlessly staged and brilliantly acted, by turns eccentric and dazzlingly funny, Martin McDonagh’s masterpiece is directed by Druid’s Tony Award–winning artistic director Garry Hynes with a stellar cast that brings “every line to startlingly vivid life.” (Wall Street Journal) DOCK STREET THEATRE Thursday

May 26 8:00pm (preview)

$65, $50, $40, $25*

Friday

May 27 7:00pm

$75, $60, $50, $25*

Sunday

May 29 3:30pm & 8:30pm $75, $60, $50, $25*

Monday

May 30 8:30pm

$75, $60, $50, $25*

Tuesday

May 31

8:00pm

$65, $50, $40, $25*

Wednesday June 1

8:00pm

$65, $50, $40, $25*

Friday

June 3

8:00pm

$75, $60, $50, $25*

Saturday

June 4

3:30pm & 8:30pm $75, $60, $50, $25*

Sunday

June 5

3:30pm

$75, $60, $50, $25*

Monday

June 6

8:00pm

$65, $50, $40, $25*

Wednesday June 8

3:30pm & 8:30pm $65, $50, $40, $25*

Thursday

June 9

8:00pm

Saturday

June 11 3:30pm & 8:30pm $75, $60, $50, $25*

Sunday

June 12 3:30pm

$65, $50, $40, $25* $65, $50, $40, $25*

*Limited view seating

APPROXIMATE TIME: 2 hrs. SPONSORED BY FIRST CITIZENS

CONVERSATIONS WITH Monday

“A break-your-heart, cruelly funny evening directed with an exhilarating ruthlessness.” – The Guardian (UK)

June 6

5:00pm

Host Martha Teichner interviews cast members of The Cripple of Inishmaan in the Simons Center Recital Hall at College of Charleston.

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KHMEROPÉDIES I & II

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Miraculously, the dances and dancers who for centuries

These intimate and varied concerts provide the perfect

entertained the Khmer royal court with lavish stories

late-afternoon interlude between other Festival events.

from the Ramayana survived the Cambodian killing fields of the 20th century. Today, against all odds, this lavish

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form of dance is surging back to life in Cambodia. With

Conductor Sergei Pavlov returns to the Festival to lead

Khmeropédies I & II, choreographer Emmanuèle Phuon,

members of the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra in a

who trained as a child with the Royal Ballet of Cambodia,

program including Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings,

goes beyond merely honoring Khmer classical dance;

one of the best-loved and most distinctive works of the

she evolves it for the modern age. The Village Voice

Romantic era.

notes it “is no eclectic hybrid, with arabesques and the like grafted onto Cambodian steps. Utilizing postmodern strategies, [Khmeropédies] enlightens us about the style, while investigating how private emotions and more relaxed

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Sunday

June 5

5:00pm

5:00pm

An annual Festival favorite, this vocal recital program of art songs and arias will be performed by cast members

contemporary customs might take it in new directions.”

of The Magic Flute.

EMMETT ROBINSON THEATRE AT

Monday

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON Thursday

May 26

7:00pm (preview)

Saturday

May 28

12:00pm

Sunday

May 29

12:00pm

Monday

May 30

12:00pm

June 6

5:00pm

The music of Leoš Janácek is infused with irrepressible melody and song. His masterpiece for piano, On an Overgrown Path, has been re-envisioned as an orchestral work by Martin Bresnick. Performed by members of the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra under the leadership of Resident Conductor John Kennedy.

All tickets: $32 APPROXIMATE TIME: 1 hr.

Friday

June 10

5:00pm

British conductor Harry Curtis leads members of the SPONSORED BY SHERMAN CAPITAL MARKETS, LLC

Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra in a series of sumptuous

THE 2011 DANCE SERIES IS PRESENTED BY BLUECROSS BLUESHIELD OF SOUTH CAROLINA.

works including Handel’s Water Music Suite in D, Haydn’s

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR THE 2011 DANCE SERIES IS PROVIDED BY THE HARKNESS FOUNDATION FOR DANCE.

Concerto.

Symphony No. 6, and Stravinsky’s “Dumbarton Oaks”

GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH All tickets: $25 APPROXIMATE TIME: 1 hr. 15 mins.

“A remarkable event.” – The Village Voice

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CORELLA BALLET International ballet star Ángel Corella, longtime principal with American Ballet Theatre, has appeared with virtually every major ballet company, from the Royal Ballet to the Bolshoi. Two years ago, he returned to Spain to create Corella Ballet to showcase the country’s high-caliber dancers while developing tomorrow’s stars. Presenting classical and contemporary ballet with a fresh twist, the company described as “explosive” by The New York Times is claiming its place among Europe’s most exhilarating dance troupes. The Spoleto program will include the joyfully elegant Soleá by María Pagés, whose company’s performances thrilled audiences at the 2003 Festival, and a Christopher Wheeldon masterwork. GAILLARD AUDITORIUM Friday May 27 7:00pm

$50, $40, $35 (Gold Circle $75)

Saturday May 28 8:00pm

$40, $30, $20 (Gold Circle $65)

Sunday May 29 2:00pm

$40, $30, $20 (Gold Circle $65)

APPROXIMATE TIME: 2 hrs. SPONSORED BY THE CITY OF ISLE OF PALMS THE 2011 DANCE SERIES IS PRESENTED BY BLUECROSS BLUESHIELD OF SOUTH CAROLINA. ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR THE 2011 DANCE SERIES IS PROVIDED BY THE HARKNESS FOUNDATION FOR DANCE.

“The juxtaposition of speed and stillness created an intoxicating wave that announced the Corella Ballet has arrived.” – Los Angeles Times

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CHORAL / ORCHESTRAL CONCERT JO SE P H FLU M M E R FELT, C ON D UC TOR WE S T M I NST E R CHOIR C H AR LE STO N SY M P H ON Y ORC H E S TRA C H OR U S S POL E TO FE ST I VA L US A ORC H E S TRA

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COMPARISON IS VIOLENCE

OR THE ZIGGY STARDUST MEETS TINY TIM SONGBOOK

TAY LOR MAC Spoleto Festival USA Artistic Director for Choral Activities Joseph Flummerfelt is without peer in his magnificent

Gloriously larger than life, the fabulous (and fabulously

interpretations of the choral repertoire. This very special

talented) performer, writer, and director Taylor Mac

program offers three well-loved choral masterpieces:

draws from the traditions of drag and performance art

Leonard

Psalms,

to create a style all his own. Combining dramatic flair,

Johannes Brahms’ passionate Alto Rhapsody, and

searing satire, poignant honesty, and—of course—plenty

Anton Bruckner’s soulful Te Deum. Flummerfelt leads the

of glitter, Mac returns to Charleston with his newest show,

Westminster Choir, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra

Comparison Is Violence, in which he dissects the darker

Chorus, and the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra in this

side of comparison while singing Tiny Tim songs and

concert to be remembered.

selections from David Bowie’s classic glam-rock album

Bernstein’s

affirming

Chichester

The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust. It promises to be a

GAILLARD AUDITORIUM Monday

June 6

7:30pm

$45, $30, $20, $10 (Gold Circle $65)

Music critic Dr. Jack Sullivan will offer a pre-performance discussion at 6:15pm in the Exhibition Hall of the Gaillard Auditorium. APPROXIMATE TIME: 1 hr. 30 mins. SPONSORED BY SHIPYARD CREEK ASSOCIATES, LLC

concert unlike any other. Recommended for mature audiences. EMMETT ROBINSON THEATRE AT COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON Friday

May 27

10:00pm

Saturday

May 28

10:00pm

Sunday

May 29

10:00pm

All tickets $32 APPROXIMATE TIME: 1 hr. 30 mins.

SPONSORED BY PHILIPS ELECTRONICS NORTH AMERICA

“With scattershot brilliance, Mac uses his many talents to get us to think and feel. The effect is heartening, vital and liberating, and close to being a cultural manifesto.” –The Times (London)

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THE MEDIUM G IAN C A R LO M E N OTTI, C O M PO SE R A N D LIB RE TTIS T In celebration of the centenary of the birth of Gian Carlo Menotti—Pulitzer Prize–winning composer and Festival founder—Spoleto takes a fresh look at one of Menotti’s most popular and compelling operas. Set amid the devastation of post-war Europe, the haunting ghost story is about a fraudulent medium who ultimately becomes the victim of the voices she conjures. An instant sensation on Broadway where it ran for over 100 performances, the opera’s balance of delicate orchestration, lyric writing, and intense theatricality define the Menotti style. Directed and designed by John Pascoe (of last year’s runaway hit, Flora, an Opera), with Artistic Director for Choral Activities and longtime Menotti associate Joseph Flummerfelt conducting members of the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra. DOCK STREET THEATRE Saturday

May 28

8:00pm

$130, $100, $70, $40*

Monday

May 30

3:30pm

$110, $85, $60, $35*

Thursday

June 2

8:00pm

$95, $75, $50, $25*

Sunday

June 5

8:30pm

$110, $85, $60, $35*

Tuesday

June 7

8:00pm

$95, $75, $50, $25*

Friday

June 10

8:00pm

$110, $85, $60, $35*

*Limited view seating

APPROXIMATE TIME: 1 hr. SPONSORED BY CHARLESTON PLACE ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR THE MEDIUM IS PROVIDED BY THE BRAND FOUNDATION OF NEW YORK, INC. OPERA PROGRAMMING IS ENDOWED BY THE ARTHUR AND HOLLY MAGILL FOUNDATION.

CONVERSATIONS WITH Tuesday

May 31

5:00pm

Host Martha Teichner interviews artistic members of The Medium at the Simons Center Recital Hall Illustration by John Pascoe

at College of Charleston.

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COUNTY OF KINGS THE BEAUTIFUL STRUGGLE WRIT T E N A N D PE RF ORM E D B Y L E M ON AN D E R SEN D IR E CT E D B Y E LI SE TH ORON

Hip-hop theater artist Lemon Andersen grew up in a Brooklyn community ravaged by drugs and disease, lost both his parents and served two prison sentences before

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SONGS FOR ANDY WARHOL’S SCREEN TESTS C OMPOSED AN D PERFORMED BY DEAN WAREHAM AN D BRI TTA PHI LLI PS

age 21, and won a Tony Award before he turned 30. In County of Kings: The Beautiful Struggle, Andersen offers

Indie-pop darlings Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips

his version of the coming-of-age memoir in this jarring

(formerly of Luna) were commissioned by the Andy

and poignant narrative that Time Out New York called

Warhol Museum to compose music for a selection of

“electrifyingly fresh.” Weaving hard-edged drama with

Warhol’s rarely seen silent-film portraits, his famous

urban poetry, his performance touches on everything

Screen Tests. These extraordinary documents of the

from slinging crack and stealing car parts to young love,

1960s New York art scene constitute a voluminous portrait

prison, and addiction in this moving one-man journey

gallery of well-known celebrities, Factory superstars,

toward self-discovery and, ultimately, redemption.

and anonymous bystanders. Dean & Britta, performing

EMMETT ROBINSON THEATRE AT COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON Friday

May 27

7:00pm

Saturday

May 28

7:00pm

Sunday

May 29

7:00pm

Monday

May 30

7:00pm

All tickets: $32 APPROXIMATE TIME: 1hr. 30 mins.

live with a four-piece band beneath large-scale video projections, probe the subtle nuances of mood reflected in the Screen Tests, lyrically and musically illuminating the shadowed psyches of those who willingly submitted to Warhol’s cool cinematic gaze. Wareham’s wistful tenor and languorous songs and Phillips’ dreamy harmonies make the perfect live soundtrack for Warhol’s technically simple yet transfixing films. EMMETT ROBINSON THEATRE AT COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON Wednesday

June 1

9:00pm

Thursday

June 2

9:00pm

Friday

June 3

9:00pm

Saturday

June 4

7:00pm & 10:00pm

All tickets: $32 APPROXIMATE TIME: 1 hr. 10 mins. SPONSORED BY PHILIPS ELECTRONICS NORTH AMERICA

“A gleaming stand-up memoir…rendered in prose and poetry, propelled by a hip-hop urgency that becomes the beat of Mr. Andersen’s life.”

“Mesmerizing.”

– The New York Times

– The New York Times

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THE RED SHOES

A K NE E HI GH T HE ATRE P ROD UC TION B A S E D O N TH E FA I RY TA LE B Y H A N S C H RIS TIA N A N D E RSEN A STORY FO R A D U LTS A N D B RAV E C H IL D RE N (8+)

Cornwall-based

Kneehigh

quickly

secured

Festival

Favorite status with their unforgettable Tristan & Yseult in 2006 followed by 2009’s American premiere of Don John. Director Emma Rice and her innovative company return to Charleston with their award-winning and wildly popular production of The Red Shoes. Lauded by The Times of London as a “luscious physical fairy tale,” this retelling of the Andersen classic displays Kneehigh’s signature blend of creative staging, original music, and utterly mesmerizing theatrical magic. Enamored of her new red shoes, the young heroine dances with delight and spins with possibility. But what happens when her innocent excitement becomes an all-consuming obsession? MEMMINGER AUDITORIUM Thursday

May 26

8:00pm (preview)

$55, $40, $25

Friday

May 27

8:00pm

$55, $40, $25

Saturday

May 28

8:00pm

$55, $40, $25

Monday

May 30

2:00pm & 8:00pm $55, $40, $25

Tuesday

May 31

8:00pm

$55, $40, $25

Wednesday

June 1

8:00pm

$55, $40, $25

Thursday

June 2

8:00pm

$55, $40, $25

Saturday

June 4

2:00pm

$60, $45, $30

Sunday

June 5

2:00pm & 8:00pm

$60, $45, $30

APPROXIMATE TIME: 1hr. 30 mins.

“Another ringing testament to the theatrical inventiveness and exploratory intelligence of Kneehigh.” – The New York Times

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SARAH JAROSZ

FESTIVAL CONCERT

With a haunting voice whose purity recalls Alison

JAM E S GA FFI GA N , C ON D UC TOR SP O LE TO FE ST I VA L US A ORC H E S TRA

Krauss, mandolin and banjo skills worthy of a Grammy nomination, and songwriting abilities the envy of anyone twice her age, Sarah Jarosz released her first CD, Song

Young American conductor James Gaffigan has emerged

Up In Her Head, to critical acclaim at the age of 18. The

as an international sensation in performances with

New York Times called the album “an unretouched gem,”

leading orchestras around the world. In 2011 he makes his

and a full-time touring career lay before Jarosz. Instead,

Spoleto debut, leading the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra

she chose the New England Conservatory of Music to

in an electric program of 20th-century compositions. The

broaden her knowledge and now comes to the Festival

evening opens with two sensuous but deeply contrasting

as a 19-year-old rising star with an exciting musical future

works: Richard Strauss’ Dance of the Seven Veils from

just beginning to blossom.

his notorious opera Salome and Debussy’s mystical Fragments from the Martrydom of Saint Sebastian. Also

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON CISTERN YARD

on the program is Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5, a visceral

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and powerful work celebrating the human spirit.

APPROXIMATE TIME: 1 hr. 15 mins.

GAILLARD AUDITORIUM

SPONSORED BY SPOLETO SCENE

Wednesday June 1 7:30pm

$45, $30, $20, $10 (Gold Circle $65)

June 2

9:00pm

$45, $30

James Gaffigan

APPROXIMATE TIME: 1 hr. 45 mins. SPONSORED BY SOUTH CAROLINA BANK AND TRUST

“She reveals a gorgeous musicality that’s at once precocious and achingly pure.” – USA Today

“Jarosz imbues virtuoso musicianship with an adventurous spirit.” – O, The Oprah Magazine

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THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS C O NCE I VE D A ND D IRE C TE D B Y L E E B RE UE R MUS IC B Y B O B T E LS ON

Electrifying, soul-stirring, foot-stomping gospel is at the heart of this uplifting musical spectacle called “a miracle” by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Set in a modern day Pentecostal church, this radical reworking of Sophocles’ Oedipus at Colonus seamlessly blends the agony of Greek tragedy with the ecstasy of American gospel music to profound effect. More than 40 powerhouse voices— including the Grammy Award–winning Blind Boys of Alabama, the legendary Soul Stirrers, and the Steeles— deliver the ground-shaking thunder of an old-fashioned revival meeting. Adapted and directed by Lee Breuer with music by Academy Award– and Pulitzer Prize–nominated composer Bob Telson. GAILLARD AUDITORIUM Wednesday June 8 7:30pm Thursday June 9 8:00pm Friday June 10 8:00pm Saturday June 11 8:00pm Sunday June 12 2:00pm

$65, $45, $35, $25 (Gold Circle $85) $65, $45, $35, $25 (Gold Circle $85) $65, $45, $35, $25 (Gold Circle $85) $65, $45, $35, $25 (Gold Circle $85) $55, $40, $30, $20 (Gold Circle $70)

APPROXIMATE TIME: 2 hrs. 15 mins. SPONSORED BY BOEING

CONVERSATIONS WITH Thursday

June 9

6:30pm

Host Martha Teichner interviews members of the artistic team of The Gospel at Colonus in the Exhibition Hall of Gaillard Auditorium.

“Reaches toward ecstasy...The stage threatens to lift off its moorings, joining the show in an evangelical musical flight.” – The New York Times

“Wonderful, hypnotic, exhilarating...Makes you feel good about being human...On the way home you feel like flying.” – The Village Voice

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EAST 10TH STREET:

MUSIC IN TIME

SELF PORTRAIT WITH EMPTY HOUSE

Under the direction of John Kennedy, the Music in Time series explores the vibrancy and power of contemporary music. ENDANGERED NATURES

John Cage once said that the most important element of

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music is time, because it is the only musical parameter

5:00pm

Naturali Periclitati, or Endangered Natures, is a work by

that can exist in silence. Pulitzer Prize–winning composer

Music in Time Director John Kennedy that pays witness

Paul Moravec’s 2001 work The Time Gallery is a concert-

not only to those things being lost in the natural world,

length exploration of the nature of time, and in particular

but also to those things disappearing from human

our human and musical memory. This tour-de-force

culture. Ingram Marshall’s A Peaceable Kingdom, as well

for a small ensemble features pianist Lydia Brown and

as other works by Kennedy, complete this program of

members of the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra.

works focused on environmental consciousness. A SWEETER MUSIC

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Downtown cult figure Edgar Oliver’s account of life in a decayed townhouse on East 10th Street, where he has lived since 1977, lands somewhere between a remarkably tall tale and a hallucination. Inhabiting the dark, mysterious halls of the East Village tenement building is a quirky collection of misanthropes and misfits including a dwarf Cabalist, a possible Nazi, the landlord’s former

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wet nurse, and many other memorable characters, all

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brought to life by Oliver’s inimitable delivery. Funny,

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5:00pm

Kaija Saariaho has emerged in the past decade as one of

touching and affecting, East 10th Street is both a paean

Pianist Sarah Cahill performs selections from her

the major composers of our time through her capacity to

to eccentricity and a uniquely New York story.

ongoing project, “A Sweeter Music,” for which she

marshal new sound worlds in deeply communicative and

has commissioned several new works for solo piano

moving ways. The composer of the opera Émilie, which

on the theme of peace and war. The project has been

will receive its American premiere at the 2011 Festival,

called “a unique commissioning programme that unites

has a diverse body of chamber music, at once sonically

artistic aspirations with moral philosophy” by London’s

rich, reflective, and intimate. This program features some

Financial Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle notes that “the music, helped along by the impassioned force

Thursday

June 2

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of Cahill’s playing, [amounts] to a persuasive and varied

EMMETT ROBINSON THEATRE AT COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON Thursday

June 9

10:00pm

Friday

June 10

10:00pm

of Saariaho’s recent music performed by members of the

Saturday

June 11

10:00pm

Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra.

All tickets: $25 APPROXIMATE TIME: 1 hr.

investigation of the subject.” The concert features the premiere of a new work by Paul Dresher as well as compositions by Frederic Rzewski, Meredith Monk, Terry Riley, and others. THE TIME GALLERY Saturday

June 4

5:00pm

SIMONS CENTER RECITAL HALL AT COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON All Tickets: $25 APPROXIMATE TIME: 1 hr. 15 mins.

“It’s hard to imagine anyone like him, with a similar set of stories…A living work of theater.” – The New York Times

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BANK OF AMERICA CHAMBER MUSIC The heart and soul of the Festival, Bank of America Chamber Music concerts feature a changing roster of artists and 11 programs performed twice daily in the historic Dock Street Theatre. Under the leadership of violinist Geoff Nuttall, the 2011 series will see the return of esteemed musicians who have played at the Festival over the years, including the St. Lawrence String Quartet, pianist Pedja Muzijevic, cellist Alisa Weilerstein, violist Hsin-Yun Huang, pianist Inon Barnatan, and clarinetist Todd Palmer. Accomplished newcomers to this year’s series include violist Carolyn Blackwell and oboist James Smith. Specific repertoire and artists will be announced at the first performance of each program. DOCK STREET THEATRE PROGRAM 1 Friday Saturday

May 27 May 28

1:00pm 11:00am & 1:00pm

$40 $40

PROGRAM 1I Sunday Monday

May 29 May 30

11:00am & 1:00pm 11:00am

$40 $40

PROGRAM 1I I Monday May 30 Tuesday May 31

1:00pm 11:00am & 1:00pm

$40 $25

PROGRAM 1V Wednesday June 1 Thursday June 2

11:00am & 1:00pm 11:00am

$25 $25

PROGRAM V Thursday Friday

June 2 June 3

1:00pm 11:00am & 1:00pm

$25 $35

PROGRAM VI Saturday June 4 Sunday June 5

11:00am & 1:00pm 11:00am

$35 $35

PROGRAM VII Sunday June 5 Monday June 6

1:00pm 11:00am & 1:00pm

$35 $25

PROGRAM VIII Tuesday June 7 Wednesday June 8

11:00am & 1:00pm 11:00am

$25 $25

PROGRAM IX Wednesday June 8 Thursday June 9

1:00pm 11:00am & 1:00pm

$25 $25

PROGRAM X Friday Saturday

June 10 June 11

11:00am & 1:00pm 11:00am

$25 $25

PROGRAM XI Saturday June 11 Sunday June 12

1:00pm 11:00am & 1:00pm

$25 $25

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BÉLA FLECK AND THE ORIGINAL FLECKTONES WIT H B É LA FLE CK , H OWA RD L E V Y, V IC TO R WO OT E N , AN D F UTURE M AN With wide vision and curiosity, Béla Fleck has singlehandedly pulled the banjo’s rich history fully into the present; and, with three like-minded musicians in the Flecktones, he has taken it to new places, freely crossing the terrains of folk, bluegrass, funk, and jazz, in search of fresh and exciting new music. Eleven Grammy Awards and numerous nominations later, in more categories than anyone in Grammy history, Fleck reunites the original Flecktones with the return of keyboardist and harmonica player Howard Levy. GAILLARD AUDITORIUM Sunday June 5 7:00pm

$50, $40, $25, $15 (Gold Circle $65)

APPROXIMATE TIME: 1 hr. 30 mins.

DIANNE REEVES ST R INGS AT TAC HED WI TH GUI TARI STS ROMERO LUB AMBO & RUSSELL MALON E

Like Sarah Vaughan, writes The New York Times, Dianne Reeves “has the resources of an opera singer who has chosen jazz.” Recognized as one of jazz’s preeminent vocalists, four-time Grammy Award–winner Reeves has garnered a wide following and tremendous critical acclaim around the world. Her singing is steeped in tradition, her rhythmic virtuosity and improvisational ease are breathtaking and, like Nina Simone, Carmen McRae, and Shirley Horn before her, her stage presence reveals an irrepressible spirit. Reeves returns to Spoleto in the company of two brilliant musicians—guitarists Romero Lubambo and Russell Malone. GAILLARD AUDITORIUM Monday

May 30

7:00pm

$50, $40, $25, $15 (Gold Circle $65) APPROXIMATE TIME: 1 hr. 15 mins.

“ What Béla Fleck has done with, and for, the banjo is…alchemy. ” – The Washington Post

“Her diva-like delivery and intimate sense of a song have long made her one of the most compelling vocalists in jazz.” – Seattle Times

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ÉMILIE

KAIJA SA A R I A HO, C OM P OS E R AM IN M A A LO U F, LIB RE TTIS T AM E R I C A N PR E M I ERE

Émilie du Châtelet was larger than life: lover of Voltaire, among others; esteemed physicist who first defined kinetic energy; respected mathematician and translator of Newton’s Principia Mathematica; author of a treatise on the happiness of women; inventor of the concept of financial derivatives in part to pay off $1 million she lost to card sharks in a night of gambling—all of this achieved before she died in childbirth at the age of 42. Revered Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho, internationally extolled for her contemporary operas, together with librettist Amin Maalouf, focuses on her heroine’s ruminations on love, fame and science during the last days of her life. Worldrenowned soprano Elizabeth Futral makes her Festival debut in this highly anticipated American premiere of a work described as “an international event” by The Times of London. Directed by Marianne Weems. Conducted by Spoleto Festival USA Resident Conductor John Kennedy. Sung in French with English supertitles. MEMMINGER AUDITORIUM Sunday

May 29

8:00pm

$80, $55, $45, $25

Friday

June 3

8:00pm

$60, $40, $35, $25

Saturday

June 11

8:00pm

$60, $40, $35, $25

APPROXIMATE TIME: 1 hr. 15 mins. OPERA PROGRAMMING IS ENDOWED BY THE ARTHUR AND HOLLY MAGILL FOUNDATION.

“A new kind of operatic heroine for whom the torments of love, although enormously important to her, are not the only thing that matters.” – The Times (London)

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CÉDRIC ANDRIEUX C O NCE I VE D A N D DIRE C TE D B Y JÉ RÔM E B E L C R E AT E D A N D PE RF ORM E D B Y C É D RIC AN D RI EU X

Some choreographers tell stories, others make abstract works; Jérôme Bel choreographs portraits. His portraits of dancers are so tightly edited that they seem inevitable. For Cédric Andrieux, Bel offers snapshots of the renowned contemporary dancer’s life in dance, his training in France, his years with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, and his present work with the Lyon Opera Ballet. In an intimate visual autobiography that integrates Andrieux’s narrative with dance excerpts, the dancer sheds his stage persona so that we can peer deeply into his soul. This meditative work beautifully reveals the world of contemporary dance and the life of a performer. EMMETT ROBINSON THEATRE AT COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON Wednesday

June 8

8:00pm

Thursday

June 9

7:00pm

Friday

June 10

7:00pm

Saturday

June 11

7:00pm

All tickets: $32 APPROXIMATE TIME: 1 hr. THE 2011 DANCE SERIES IS PRESENTED BY BLUECROSS BLUESHIELD OF SOUTH CAROLINA. ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR THE 2011 DANCE SERIES IS PROVIDED BY THE HARKNESS FOUNDATION FOR DANCE.

“[Andrieux] embodies a page from the history of dance in flesh and bone, a sort of living memory.” – Le Monde

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PAOLO VENTURA WINTER STORIES

Italian miniaturist and photographer Paolo Ventura invents scenes from the memory banks of an old circus performer looking back on his life in the imaginative series of photographs entitled Winter Stories. Using his own childhood memories, beautifully hewn miniature figures, and sophisticated sets, Ventura re-envisions a simpler time, in 1930s Italy. In this skillfully crafted and haunting exhibition, Ventura’s miniatures are displayed alongside their photographed images, evoking the sweet melancholy of an earlier era while remaining timeless in their ability to resonate with contemporary audiences. HALSEY INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART MAY 26 – JULY 15, 2011 The Marion and Wayland H. Cato Jr. Center for the Arts at the College of Charleston Monday–Saturday, 11:00am–4:00pm halsey.cofc.edu

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Fresh from a major international tour, Australia’s most innovative circus company makes its Spoleto debut with its newest show, hailed by The Herald (UK) as “truly a circus, but with a poetic, life-affirming modern twist.” Combining heart-stopping acrobatics with contemporary choreography

and

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Circa’s

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remarkable performers toss off intricate sequences with a mix of precision and aplomb. Extreme physical feats are framed by dramatic lighting and projections and set to an eclectic soundtrack ranging from Leonard Cohen and Radiohead to Aphex Twin. The result: an altogether new kind of circus, at once lyrical, sensual, intense—and thoroughly unforgettable. MEMMINGER AUDITORIUM Tuesday

June 7

8:00pm

Wednesday

June 8

8:00pm

Thursday

June 9

8:00pm

Friday

June 10

9:00pm

Saturday

June 11

2:00pm

Sunday

June 12

12:00pm

$45, $30 APPROXIMATE TIME: 1 hr. 30 mins.

“In its sheer force of daring and corporeal ingenuity...it might become one of the Wonders of the World.” – The Arts Desk (UK)

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WESTMINSTER CHOIR CONCERTS The Cathedral Church of St. Luke and St. Paul provides an idyllic setting for the pristine voices of the Westminster Choir. Widely acclaimed for the purity and beauty of their sound, the much-vaunted Westminster Choir will offer two concerts conducted by Joe Miller, Director of Choral Activities at Westminster Choir College. This rich program will include cherished choral works by Gustav Mahler and Ralph Vaughan Williams, as well as a Jaakko Mäntyjärvi world premiere. CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST. LUKE AND ST. PAUL Friday

June 3

5:00pm

Friday

June 10

5:00pm

$37, $32, $25* *Limited view seating

APPROXIMATE TIME: 1 hr. 20 mins. SPONSORED BY SHIPYARD CREEK ASSOCIATES, LLC

“The full ensemble sound was ravishing in the Cathedral acoustics.” – The Post and Courier (Charleston)

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SHEN WEI DANCE ARTS Hailed by The NewYorkTimes as “startlingly imaginative,” Shen Wei’s work manages to be both deeply original and thrillingly new. In his three-part series Re-Parts I, II, III, Shen revisits his Chinese roots and explores the cultures of Tibet and Cambodia. In Re-I, the stunning first part of the dance trilogy, dancers deconstruct a mandala of colored paper to the haunting chants of Tibetan nun Ani Choying Dolma. Re-II takes us to the ruins of Angkor Wat and the inspiration of ancient Cambodian temples as nature engulfs their architecture. Re-III is inspired in part by Shen’s choreography for the Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremonies juxtaposing collectivism and individualism, with a score by Pulitzer Prize–winning composer David Lang. GAILLARD AUDITORIUM Friday

June 3

7:00pm

Saturday

June 4

8:00pm

$40, $30, $20 (Gold Circle $55) APPROXIMATE TIME: 2 hrs. THE 2011 DANCE SERIES IS PRESENTED BY BLUECROSS BLUESHIELD OF SOUTH CAROLINA. ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR THE 2011 DANCE SERIES IS PROVIDED BY THE HARKNESS FOUNDATION FOR DANCE.

“A vivid fusion of East and West, of Chinese opera and modern dance informed by the keen eye of a painter…Moments of solitary lyricism and breathtaking suspension contrast with sections of powerful massed momentum…Riveting.” – The Boston Globe

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WELLS FARGO JAZZ

TONINHO FERRAGUTTI NEM S OL , NEM L U A U.S. DEBU T

KARRIN ALLYSON In the 15 years since Karrin Allyson first appeared at

With an accordion sound that is the synthesis of the Brazilian legends that came before him, Toninho Ferragutti bridges the tradition of his instrument with the world of chamber music in an unprecedented blend of Brazilian rhythms with accordion, double bass, and string quartet. The result is scintillating, lush, and evocative.

Spoleto Festival USA, her voice has gone the route young singers hope for—deepening, enriching, reaching the height of its potential. With musical fearlessness that ventures beyond the familiar framework of the Great American Songbook, she has become “one of the jazz world’s finest.” (Los Angeles Times)

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON CISTERN YARD Sunday

843.579.3100

May 29

9:00pm

$45, $30 APPROXIMATE TIME: 1 hr. 15 mins.

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON CISTERN YARD Friday

May 27

9:00pm

Saturday

May 28

9:00pm

$45, $30 APPROXIMATE TIME: 1 hr. 15 mins.

“Ferragutti celebrates in the accordion the expression of his feelings…A virtuoso musician.” –Coluna do Aquiles (Brazil)

KETIL BJØRNSTAD U.S. DEBU T

Norwegian pianist Ketil Bjørnstad made his classical music debut at 16 with the Oslo Philharmonic. But the music of Miles Davis changed his course, showing him what improvisation and creating his own music could mean. He has since released over 50 albums and had his music included in films by directors such as Jean-Luc Godard. His devotion to melody and luminous tone color are especially clear in solo performances. These will be the first he has given in the U.S. CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST. LUKE AND ST. PAUL Sunday

May 29

6:00pm

Monday

May 30

5:00pm

Tuesday

May 31

6:00pm

All tickets $30 APPROXIMATE TIME: 1 hr.

“A cultural prodigy.” –The Guardian (UK)

“The stuff that shivers are made of...innocent, sexy and world weary.” –The Washington Post

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WILLY GONZÁLEZ & MICAELA VITA U.S. DEBU T

After an award-winning career in jazz, Argentinian bassist and composer Willy González turned to his passion for the old, beautiful songs of Latin American folklore. He found a partner in Micaela Vita, a singer with an extraordinary voice, and the two have reinvented classics so that they sound as if written just yesterday. González’s virtuosity expands his six-string electric bass into a small guitar orchestra and, paired with Vita’s voice and traditional percussion, the duo moves with ease from delicate intimacy to epic intensity.

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TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS AVENUE Few places are as robust a melting pot of culture as New Orleans and, in particular, the Tremé neighborhood that has produced the city’s newest contribution to music, Trombone Shorty. Schooled in jazz from an age when he was shorter than the trombone he played, Shorty has, in his words, “found a way to make everything fit—the jazz, high-energy funk-rock, and a little hip-hop.” This personal

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON CISTERN YARD

brew of ideas, often unlikely but always invigorating

Friday

June 3

9:00pm

and indelibly stamped with his New Orleans roots, has

Saturday

June 4

9:00pm

recently propelled him to worldwide attention.

$45, $30

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON CISTERN YARD

APPROXIMATE TIME: 1 hr. 15 mins.

Thursday

June 9

9:00pm

Friday

June 10

9:00pm

“One of the most respected and beloved musical duos from Argentina.” –El Diario de la Republica (Argentina)

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$45, $30 APPROXIMATE TIME: 1 hr. 15 mins.

“A superstar on New Orleans’ crowded stage.” – USA Today

DANILO REA Trained as a classical pianist, Danilo Rea’s omnivorous interests took him across all quarters of music. In the company of such jazz artists as Chet Baker and Lee Konitz, he deepened his knowledge of jazz and improvisation, and today is considered one of Italy’s greatest pianists. In a rare U.S. appearance, Rea will expand and seamlessly weave together snippets of opera, Italian popular music, jazz standards, and great melodies of diverse sources into profoundly beautiful and lyrical new music. SIMONS CENTER RECITAL HALL AT COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON Wednesday

June 8

5:00pm & 7:00pm

Friday

June 10

5:00pm & 7:00pm

Saturday

June 11

5:00pm & 7:00pm

All tickets: $30 APPROXIMATE TIME: 1 hr.

SPOLETO AT THE AVERY

“Danilo Rea is one of Italy’s finest jazz pianists…[with] a precise and delicate touch.” – All About Jazz

Friday

June 10

5:00pm

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F ES TIVAL F INALE

THE DEL MCCOURY BAND FESTIVAL FINALE

With an illustrious career spanning more than 50 years, Grammy Award–winner Del McCoury is a bluegrass icon, counting Elvis Costello, Björk, and Richard Thompson among his many admiring fans. He and his Del McCoury Band—including sons Ronnie on mandolin and Rob on banjo—are known for their high-energy music and downhome appeal. Pre-concert, enjoy an afternoon picnic and a stroll through Middleton Place’s beautiful landscaped gardens. The evening will end with a spectacular fireworks display bringing the 2011 Spoleto season to its

OPENING NIGHT FÊTE THE MURRAY CENTER, 14 GEORGE STREET Friday

May 27

9:00pm

Following its popular debut last season, the Opening Night Fête returns to kick off the 2011 Festival in festive fashion. Attend the opening night performance of your choice then mingle with Festival patrons and artists under the stars at the Murray Center, 14 George Street. The gardens of this beautiful 18th-century mansion will be transformed into a magical setting with full bar, cocktail supper, live music, and dancing into the night.

traditional celebratory close.

Festive cocktail attire.

MIDDLETON PLACE

$300 per person ($150 tax deductible)

Sunday

$4000 per table ($2000 tax deductible), which includes

June 12

Gates open at 3:30pm Concert begins at 8:30pm

ten tickets to the Opening Night Fête and reserved table for ten. Includes listing on Fête invitation if purchased by

Adults $30

March 5, 2011.

Children 12 and under $15

APPROXIMATE TIME: 2 hrs. 45 mins.

PRESENTED BY WELLS FARGO

Middleton Place is located 14 miles from downtown Charleston. Seating is unreserved, with lawn chairs permitted. Blankets and picnics are recommended.

This event is made possible in part by All Occasions Party Rentals and Cru Catering. The net proceeds of all special events benefit Spoleto Festival USA.

SPOLETO FESTI VAL USA 2011 I S MADE POSSI BLE I N PART BY :

City of Charleston Arthur and Holly Magill Foundation Bloomberg The Brand Foundation of New York, Inc. A PRROX I M AT E T I M E : 1 hr. 15 min. S PONS O R : Wachovia/Wells Fargo

Christel DeHaan Family Foundation

The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation First Citizens National Endowment for the Arts The Charles E. and Andrea L. Volpe Charitable Trust

South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts

The Eleanor Naylor Dana Charitable Trust

Boeing

Sherman Capital Markets, LLC

City of Isle of Palms

Shipyard Creek Associates, LLC

County of Charleston

South Carolina Bank and Trust

The Harkness Foundation for Dance

Philips Electronics North America

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EVENT CALENDAR 7 CORELLA BALLET

26 MAY: THURSDAY 10:00am Paolo Ventura: Winter Stories (Opening) HAL 7:00pm Khmeropédies (preview) ROB 8:00pm The Cripple of Inishmaan (preview) DST* 8:00pm The Red Shoes (preview) MEM*

27 MAY: FRIDAY 12:00pm Opening Ceremonies OPN 1:00pm Chamber I DST 6:00pm The Magic Flute SOT 7:00pm The Cripple of Inishmaan DST 7:00pm Corella Ballet GMA* 7:00pm County of Kings ROB 8:00pm The Red Shoes MEM 9:00pm Karrin Allyson CIS 9:00pm Opening Night Fête SPO 10:00pm Comparison Is Violence ROB

28 MAY: SATURDAY 11:00am Chamber I DST 12:00pm Khmeropédies ROB 1:00pm Chamber I DST 5:00pm Music in Time I REC 7:00pm County of Kings ROB 8:00pm The Medium DST 8:00pm Corella Ballet GMA 8:00pm The Red Shoes MEM 9:00pm Karrin Allyson CIS* 10:00pm Comparison Is Violence ROB

29 MAY: SUNDAY 11:00am Chamber II DST 12:00pm Khmeropédies ROB 1:00pm Chamber II DST 2:00pm Corella Ballet GMA 3:30pm The Cripple of Inishmaan DST 6:00pm Ketil Bjørnstad CTL 7:00pm County of Kings ROB

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7:00pm The Magic Flute SOT* 8:00pm Émilie MEM 8:30pm The Cripple of Inishmaan DST 9:00pm Toninho Ferragutti CIS* 10:00pm Comparison Is Violence ROB

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

30 MAY: MONDAY

3 JUNE: FRIDAY

11:00am Chamber II DST 12:00pm Khmeropédies ROB 1:00pm Chamber III DST 2:00pm The Red Shoes MEM 3:30pm The Medium DST* 5:00pm Intermezzo I GEC 5:00pm Ketil Bjørnstad CTL 7:00pm Dianne Reeves GMA* 7:00pm County of Kings ROB* 8:00pm The Red Shoes MEM 8:30pm The Cripple of Inishmaan DST

11:00am Chamber V DST 1:00pm Chamber V DST 5:00pm Westminster Choir CTL 7:00pm Shen Wei Dance Arts GMA* 8:00pm Émilie MEM 8:00pm The Cripple of Inishmaan DST 9:00pm Willy González & Micaela Vita CIS* 9:00pm 13 Most Beautiful ROB

31 MAY: TUESDAY 11:00am Chamber III DST 1:00pm Chamber III DST* 5:00pm Conv/The Medium REC 6:00pm Ketil Bjørnstad CTL* 7:00pm The Magic Flute SOT* 8:00pm The Cripple of Inishmaan DST 8:00pm The Red Shoes MEM

1 JUNE: WEDNESDAY 11:00am Chamber IV DST 1:00pm Chamber IV DST 7:30pm Festival Concert GMA* 8:00pm The Red Shoes MEM* 8:00pm The Cripple of Inishmaan DST* 9:00pm 13 Most Beautiful ROB*

2 JUNE: THURSDAY 11:00am 1:00pm 5:00pm

Chamber IV DST Chamber V DST Music in Time II REC*

The Magic Flute SOT The Red Shoes MEM The Medium DST 13 Most Beautiful ROB Sarah Jarosz CIS

4 JUNE: SATURDAY 11:00am Chamber VI DST 1:00pm Chamber VI DST 2:00pm The Red Shoes MEM 3:30pm The Cripple of Inishmaan DST 5:00pm Music in Time III REC 7:00pm The Magic Flute SOT 7:00pm 13 Most Beautiful ROB 8:00pm Shen Wei Dance Arts GMA 8:30pm The Cripple of Inishmaan DST 9:00pm Willy González & Micaela Vita CIS 10:00pm 13 Most Beautiful ROB

5 JUNE: SUNDAY 11:00am Chamber VI DST 1:00pm Chamber VII DST 2:00pm The Red Shoes MEM 3:30pm The Cripple of Inishmaan DST 5:00pm Intermezzo II GEC 7:00pm Béla Fleck and the Original Flecktones GMA 8:00pm The Red Shoes MEM 8:30pm The Medium DST

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6 JUNE: MONDAY

10 JUNE: FRIDAY

11:00am Chamber VII DST 1:00pm Chamber VII DST 5:00pm Intermezzo III GEC* 5:00pm Conv/The Cripple of Inishmaan REC 7:30pm Choral / Orchestral Concert GMA* 8:00pm The Cripple of Inishmaan DST

11:00am 1:00pm 5:00pm 5:00pm 5:00pm 5:00pm 7:00pm 7:00pm 8:00pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 9:00pm 10:00pm

7 JUNE: TUESDAY 11:00am 1:00pm 7:00pm 8:00pm 8:00pm

Chamber VIII DST Chamber VIII DST* The Magic Flute SOT The Medium DST* Circa MEM

8 JUNE: WEDNESDAY 11:00am 1:00pm 3:30pm 5:00pm 7:00pm 7:30pm 8:00pm 8:00pm 8:30pm

Chamber VIII DST Chamber IX DST The Cripple of Inishmaan DST Danilo Rea REC Danilo Rea REC* The Gospel at Colonus GMA* Cédric Andrieux ROB Circa MEM* The Cripple of Inishmaan DST*

9 JUNE: THURSDAY 11:00am Chamber IX DST* 1:00pm Chamber IX DST 5:00pm Music in Time IV REC 6:30pm Conv/The Gospel at Colonus GMA 7:00pm The Magic Flute SOT 7:00pm Cédric Andrieux ROB* 8:00pm The Cripple of Inishmaan DST 8:00pm The Gospel at Colonus GMA* 8:00pm Circa MEM* 9:00pm Trombone Shorty CIS 10:00pm East 10th Street ROB

Chamber X DST Chamber X DST Intermezzo IV GEC Westminster Choir CTL Conv/Trombone Shorty AVC Danilo Rea REC Danilo Rea REC* Cédric Andrieux ROB The Medium DST The Gospel at Colonus GMA Trombone Shorty CIS Circa MEM East 10th Street ROB*

11 JUNE: SATURDAY 11:00am 1:00pm 2:00pm 2:00pm 3:30pm 5:00pm 7:00pm 7:00pm 8:00pm 8:00pm 8:30pm 10:00pm

Chamber X DST Chamber XI DST Circa MEM The Magic Flute SOT The Cripple of Inishmaan DST Danilo Rea REC Danilo Rea REC Cédric Andrieux ROB Émilie MEM The Gospel at Colonus GMA The Cripple of Inishmaan DST East 10th Street ROB

12 JUNE: SUNDAY 11:00am Chamber XI DST 12:00pm Circa MEM 1:00pm Chamber XI DST 2:00pm The Gospel at Colonus GMA 3:30pm The Cripple of Inishmaan DST 8:30pm Finale/The Del McCoury Band MID Bold = opening performance *Students, senior citizens and military personnel may receive a discount on this performance.

AVC Avery Reserach Center, 125 Bull St.

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CIS College of Charleston CisternYard, 66 George St.

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

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DST

Dock StreetTheatre, 135 Church St.

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GEC

Grace Episcopal Church, 98 Wentworth St.

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GMA Gaillard Auditorium/Spoleto Festival USA Box Office, 77 Calhoun St.

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HAL Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, 161 Calhoun St.

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MEM Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain St.

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MID Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Road (not on map) OPN

Opening Ceremonies, City Hall, 80 Broad St. 12

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

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ROB Emmett RobinsonTheatre at College of Charleston, 54 St. Philip St.

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SOT

SottileTheatre, 44 George St.

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Spoleto Office, 14 George St.

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TWO MEETING STREET INN

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. 888.723.732. twomeetingstreet.com

ACCOMMODATIONS ANSONBOROUGH INN

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WOODLANDS RESORT AND INN

(Circa 1901) This 4-Diamond AAA-Rated boutique inn offers complimentary breakfast and an afternoon wine/cheese reception. We are walking distance to most Spoleto Festival events. 21 Hasell Street. 800.522.2073. ansonboroughinn.com

Spoleto’s Perfect Day Package at Woodlands Inn includes accommodations, breakfast for two, twice daily transportation to/from performances. Rates from $360/room. South Carolina’s only 5-star, 5-diamond hotel for lodging and dining. 800.774.9999. woodlands.com.

BEACHWALKER RENTALS Wake up to the sound of waves on Kiawah and Seabrook Island, only a half-hour from Charleston. Choose from one-bedroom villas to seven-bedroom homes. Call for a free brochure. 800.334.6308. beachwalker.com

CHARLESTON MARRIOTT HOTEL

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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. 843.723.3000. visitcharlestonhotels.com/spoleto

CHARLESTON PLACE HOTEL

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Historic Charleston’s premier hotel features world-class accommodations including a full-service European spa, rooftop pool, private concierge level, award-winning dining, exclusive boutiques, and the legendary OrientExpress service. 205 Meeting St. 800.611.5549. charlestonplacehotel.com

CHARLESTOWNE HOTELS

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Offering a fine array of diverse accommodations options throughout the Charleston area including AAA Five Diamond hotels, luxury boutique inns and beach front properties. 877.946.8772. charlestownehotels.com

DAYS INN PATRIOTS POINT Days Inn Patriots Point, minutes from Historic Charleston, is located at 261 Johnnie Dodds Blvd, Highway 17N in Mt. Pleasant. Spoleto ticket holder discount, mention ad. Toll free 866.637.8781. daysinn.com

DOUBLETREE GUEST SUITES The historic district’s best location overlooking City Market. Executive kings, one and twobedroom suites with large flatscreen TVs and Sweet Dreams® bedding. Freshly baked cookies at check-in. Walking distance to Spoleto events. 181 Church Street. 877.408.8733. charlestondoubletree.com

AREA ATTRACTIONS AND SPECIALTY SERVICES FRANCIS MARION HOTEL

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Historic hotel in the grand tradition. In historic district and walking distance to many venues, restaurants and shops. Rooms and spacious penthouse suites with unsurpassed views. Parking, valet. 877.756.2121. 387 King Street. francismarioncharleston.com

Experience Charleston’s historic district by staying in distinctive private homes, charming carriage houses with gardens, or condos, and walk to Spoleto events. Weekend or monthly rentals. Call M–F, 9am–5pm. 800.743.3583. historiccharlestonbedandbreakfast.com

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ONLINE spoletousa.org Choose performances and seats 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Print-at-home tickets available. Performance video and audio available. BY PHONE

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.

843.579.3100 Mon – Sat 10:30am – 6:00pm IN PERSON BEGINNING APRIL 18 Spoleto Festival USA Box Office Gaillard Auditorium, 77 Calhoun Street

GROUP SALES Discounted rates are available for groups of 15 or more. For more information, call 843.720.1114

Mon April 18 – Wed May 25 Mon – Sat 10:00am – 6:00pm Thu May 26 – Sat June 11, 9:00am – 8:00pm Sun June 12, 9:00am – 2:00pm

All tickets are subject to service charges and handling fees except when purchased in person at the box office. Program, artists and venues are subject to change without notice. All running times are approximate. Late Seating: Patrons arriving late to a performance will be seated only at the house manager’s discretion and only at an appropriate interval and location. In certain circumstances, late admission to the performance will not be permitted. Please be aware that all patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

Please call the box office to request accessible seating.

Explore Charleston’s history through art! The Gibbes houses a premier collection of Southern art and presents special exhibitions throughout the year. Complimentary cell phone tour offered. Tuesday through Saturday 10–5; Sunday 1–5.135 Meeting Street. 843.722.2706. gibbesmuseum.org

WHAT YOU SEE ON OUR STAGES… IS NOT PRODUCED BY TICKET SALES ALONE Ticket sales account for only 50% of the cost of producing and presenting over 150 world-class performances in 17 days; we rely on contributions from generous individuals, corporations and private foundations to help make up the difference. Your support will ensure that the Festival continues to offer a dynamic program of the highest artistic caliber. With a fully tax-deductible gift to Spoleto Festival USA you will receive benefits of our annual giving program that are sure to enhance your 2011 Festival experience. To learn more about becoming a supporter please visit spoletousa.org/support or call 843.720.1176.

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Piccolo Spoleto, the official outreach companion

OPERA 1 The Magic Flute 11 The Medium 12 Conversations With: The Medium 27 Émilie

festival each spring to host an exuberant 17-day celebration of the arts. With its mission to provide access to the festival experience for everyone,

An upscale location within steps of the festivities where the atmosphere is as memorable as the celebration. Featuring palate-pleasing culinary delights, unique designs, and luxurious fullservice accommodations. 68 Wentworth Street. 843.534.0300. renaissancecharlestonhotel.com

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 is available at piccolospoleto.com or by calling 843.724.7305.

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Only historic inn (circa 1844) overlooking City Market, steps from downtown Spoleto venues. King room, breakfast for two in Peninsula Grill, and parking from $329/night. Relais & Châteaux property. 112 North Market Street. 800.845.7082. plantersinn.com

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EMBASSY SUITES Listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings, this all-suite hotel, located in the historic district, includes complimentary cookedto-order breakfasts and evening receptions. 337 Meeting St. 800.EMBASSY. historiccharleston.embassysuites.com

Charleston’s premier resource for all your boating adventures. Inshore/offshore fishing charters. Sailing and motor yachts. Harbor cruises, ecotours and dolphin sight-seeing tours. 843.886.8133 or toll-free 800.524.3444. aqua-safaris.com

Distinctive lodging and great value in the heart of historic district. Excellent staff and beautiful property with traditional décor equals a superior Charleston experience. Rates include daily breakfast, WiFi, newspapers and afternoon reception. 173 Meeting Street. 800.843.8022. meetingstreetinn.com

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Adjacent to Middleton Place, a National Historic Landmark & America’s Oldest Landscaped Gardens, and site of the Spoleto Festival USA Finale. Kayaking, biking, and horseback riding offered! 800.543.4774. theinnatmiddletonplace.com

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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.

Angers-Nantes Opéra, pgs. 1 & 2; Ros Kavanagh, pgs. 3 & 4; Courtesy of the Esplanade Singapore, pg. 5; Rosalie O’Connor, pgs. 7 & 8; William Struhs, pgs. 9, 17, 23 & 24; 33 & 34; 41 & 42 & 46; Ves Pitts, pg. 9; John Pascoe, pg. 10 & 11; Carol Rosegg, pg. 13; Courtesy of the Andy Warhol Museum, pg. 14; Courtesy of Kneehigh, pgs. 15 & 16; Matt Hennek, pg. 17; Courtesy of Sarah Jarosz, pg. 18; Andy Phillipson, pgs. 19 & 20; Alice O’Malley, pg. 22; Courtesy Béla Fleck, pg. 25; Courtesy Dianne Reeves, pg. 26; Getty Images, pgs. 27 & 28; Jaime Roque de la Cruz, pg. 29; Paolo Ventura, Hasted Kraeutler, pg. 30; Courtesy Circa, pgs. 31 & 32; Alex Pines, pgs. 35 & 36; Courtesy of Toninho Ferragutti, pg, 37; Benedicte Ugland, pg. 37; Randee St. Nicholas, pg. 38; Marcello di Leonardo, pg. 39; Courtesy of Willy González & Micaela Vita, pg. 39; Kirk Edwards, pg. 40; Courtesy the Del McCoury Band, pg. 41; Jesús Vallinas, pg. 43; Courtesy of Dean Wareham and Brita Phillips, pg. 43; Melissa Gaul, pg. 44; Paolo Ventura, Hasted Kraeutler, pg. 44;

THEATER 3 The Cripple of Inishmaan 4 Conversations With: The Cripple of Inishmaan 13 County of Kings: The Beautiful Struggle 15 The Red Shoes 22 East 10th Street: Self Portrait with Empty House DANCE 5 Khmeropédies I & II 7 Corella Ballet 29 Cédric Andrieux 35 Shen Wei Dance Arts MUSIC 6 Intermezzi 9 Choral Orchestral Concert 10 Comparison Is Violence or the Ziggy Stardust Meets Tiny Tim Songbook 14 13 Most Beautiful...Songs for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests 17 Festival Concert 18 Sarah Jarosz 21 Music in Time 23 Bank of America Chamber Music 25 Béla Fleck and the Original Flecktones

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Westminster Choir Concerts The Del McCoury Band/Finale

MUSIC THEATER 19 The Gospel at Colonus 19 Conversations With: The Gospel at Colonus WELLS FARGO JAZZ 26 Dianne Reeves 37 Toninho Ferragutti 37 Ketil Bjørnstad 38 Karrin Allyson 39 Willy González & Micaela Vita 39 Danilo Rea 40 Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue 40 Spoleto at the Avery: Trombone Shorty VISUAL ARTS 30 Paolo Ventura: Winter Stories CONTEMPORARY CIRCUS 31 Circa AND MORE... 41 Festival Finale 42 Opening Night Fête 42 Sponsors 43 Event calendar 44 Venue Map 45 Visitors guide 46 How to order tickets


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