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WDAV's series of reviews and reports from the nation’s premier Arts festival in Charleston, South Carolina.



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WDAV Dispatch from Spoleto
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As this visit to the festival draws to a close, Frank reflects on how the variety of offerings at the Spoleto Festival USA enhances the experience of attending events. Read the Full Dispatch > Several of the people from the Spoleto Festival USA I’ve interviewed for this series have expressed the same idea: that attending these varied events in close proximity to each other gives you an enhanced appreciation for each event that you might not have otherwise. As the end of my latest visit to...
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Frank Dominguez reflects on WDAV's past and present coverage of the Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, SC. Read Full Dispatch > As WDAV embarks on another season visiting the Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, it’s inevitable to look back and reminisce. As the writer and producer of our blog posts and podcasts this year, I can’t help but remember my first visit to Spoleto in 2009. I had heard about the festival for years before that. My mother-in-law – a violinist and music teacher...
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Frank speaks with Perry Tannenbaum of Charlotte’s Creative Loafing about what keeps him coming back to Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston after more than twenty years.
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In this episode Frank visits the office of Nigel Redden, General Director of the Spoleto Festival USA, and asks him for tips that newcomers to the festival might find useful. They also discuss the history of the festival, and why Charleston is the best city in the U.S. to host it.
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Frank reviews two productions from the 2017 Spoleto Festival USA: the U.S. premiere of Vivaldi’s most popular opera, and the return to Charleston of an internationally acclaimed flamenco dance company. Read Full Dispatch > This WDAV Dispatch from Spoleto reviews two productions from the 2017 festival: the US premiere of a once-celebrated, now obscure opera; and the return to Charleston of an internationally acclaimed flamenco dance company. Antonio Vivaldi is one of my favorite composers,...
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Frank Dominguez sits down with Joe Miller, Director of Choral Activities for the Spoleto Festival USA to talk about the Westminster Choir’s history with the festival. Joe also talks about his love for the flora and fauna of Charleston.
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Frank reviews the Westminster Choir concert and Waiting for Godot from the 2017 Spoleto Festival USA. Read Full Dispatch > There are few settings in Charleston more idyllic for a concert than the Cathedral Church of St. Luke and St. Paul. Watching the late afternoon light as it slants through the windows on the west side of the sanctuary, with the stained glass behind the altar providing a dramatic backdrop to the Westminster Choir in their evening attire, you feel like you’re in for a...
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On this episode Frank drops by the Spoleto Festival USA offices in Charleston to visit with John Kennedy, Director of Orchestral Activities. They’ll speak about what makes the festival’s orchestra so versatile, and what John especially appreciates about the support of Charleston.
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Frank catches up with Geoff Nuttall, director of the Spoleto Chamber Music Series, backstage at the Dock Street Theater. He answers the burning question, “What exactly is chamber music?”, and also talks about two of the most significant elements of the festival: the city of Charleston and its people.