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M - F, 11 a.m.
Overview | Marc Overton | Jennifer Foster

Jennifer FosterMarc OvertonThis one-hour show gives listeners a daily tour of the art, the players, the sights and sounds of one of the world's most comprehensive arts festivals. Get full details at www.spoletofest.org.

Mon. - Fri., 11 a.m.
Program Schedule
June 11, 2010
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  • Opener: Summarizing Spoleto 2010
    From men in tutus, an opera featuring puppets and everything in between, Spoleto Festival USA’s 2010 season has delighted, and at times, disappointed. Hosts Jennifer Foster and Marc Overton talk over the best – and worst – in this summary of the Spoleto Festival USA, and we’ll revisit some of the memorable voices from the 2010 Festival, including General Director Nigel Redden, new Chamber Music Director Geoff Nuttall, Colla Marionette company director Piero Corbella, Polish jazzman Leszek Mozdzer, and Charleston mayor Joseph P. Riley.
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  • Emmanuel Villaume: Completing the Circle (Mozart: Overture, Le nozze di Figaro)
    We’re also hearing another Spoleto voice – and personality - for the last time. Emmanuel Villaume made his Spoleto Festival USA debut 20 years ago conducting Renée Fleming in The Marriage of Figaro. Completing the circle, Villaume conducted the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra in the Overture to Mozart’s opera as one of two encores at his last concert as Spoleto’s Music Director for Opera and Orchestra.
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  • Robert McPherson: Whistling Past the Well
    Whistling may not come to mind when you think of necessary skills on a job application. But, for tenor Robert McPherson’s job as Hob in Flora, an Opera, this skillset was at the top of the list. As with any new position, skills take time to master, and after a while, Robert was whistling while he worked, as he explains to Marc Overton.
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  • Inon Barnatan
    Winner of the 2009 Avery Fisher Prize, the young Israeli pianist is one of the most talked-about young artists today He joins Marc Overton to discuss his style, his approach to chamber Music…and Brahms, whose music he’s playing for his Spoleto debut.
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  • Brahms with a Bang (Piano Quartet in G minor, Op. 25, Finale)
    A zesty performance of the “Rondo Alla Zingarese” movement, played in concert this week at the Dock Street Theatre, featuring violinist Livia Sohn, violist Barry Shiffman, cellist Alisa Weilerstein, and pianist Inon Barnatan.
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  • Unleashing Instruments
    Gervais Street Hagerty takes a walk down our street to Marion Square and finds an unconventional petting zoo with a refreshing mission. Chamber Music Charleston’s Instrumental Petting Zoo unleashes instruments to budding instrumentalists.
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  • Churches of Charleston: Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim
    Our audio/video tour continues with a visit to the spiritual heart of Jewish Charleston.
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  • Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, Op. 66: Finale
    Kahal Kadosh is home to Piccolo Spoleto’s popular “World of Jewish Culture” series, including a June 6 concert called “Jewish Music Among Old Friends.” From that concert we’ll hear violinist Yuriy Bekker, cellist Kenneth Law, and pianist Stephen Buck play Mendelssohn.
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  • Overtones: Space for Art; Art in Spaces
    Marc Overton revels in experiencing the arts “outside the box,” for example, beyond the television screen.
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  • Mascagni: Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana
    The second of two encores to Emmanuel Villaume’s last concert as Spoleto Festival USA Director for Opera and Orchestra, and a fitting end to our 2010 Spoleto Festival USA coverage. Villaume conducts the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra.
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June 10, 2010
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  • Audience Behavior
    Charlestonians, renowned for grace and proper etiquette, have been putting their skills to work as patrons at the Spoleto Festival USA. Or have they? A recent dust-up at the Dock Street Theatre during a Gate Theatre production of “Present Laughter” sparks a discussion between Marc Overton and Jennifer Foster about regional differences in audience habits.
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  • Alisa Weilerstein I: Chopin for the Cello?
    Cellist Alisa Weilerstein, at 28 already a veteran of seven Spoleto seasons, stops by our studios to set up her Dock Street performance (with pianist Inon Barnatan) of Chopin’s Introduction & Polonaise Brilliante, Op. 3, a piece she says has been made a lot more interesting for cellists thanks to some of her illustrious predecessors.
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  • Alisa Weilerstein II: 5-Day Pie and an odd Quartet
    Discover the connection between a pie recipe and Alisa’s career, and discover the unusual String Quartet No. 2 in A minor by Russian composer Anton Arensky, a piece that swaps the second fiddle for an additional cello. We’ll then hear a Spoleto Chamber Music performance of the Finale, featuring cellists Weilerstein and Christopher Costanza, violist Hsin-Yun Huang, and violinist Daniel Phillips.


  • Spoleto Daybook: FFJ is A-OK
    Marc Overton recommends an ode to a singular opera diva Florence Foster Jenkins, recounted for Piccolo Spoleto festival-goers in a one-woman show.
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  • The Curious Moonlit Beast
    From the Dock Street Theatre, soprano Dawn Upshaw gives the Spoleto premiere of “Even When I Am not Playing,” the last of six “Piano Lesson,” by pianist Stephen Prutsman, set to the poems of Billy Collins. Prutsman explains, “This curious and mysterious beast, with its enormous smile, occupies a large part of our collective heart. The song cycle is dedicated to those most patient of people: our piano teachers.”
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  • Dawn Upshaw: More than Beautiful Music
    The Prutsman premiere was one of several new works Dawn Upshaw sang in no fewer than three Chamber Music concerts at the newly-reopened Dock Street Theatre – a rare chance for Spoletians to savor Upshaw’s remarkable vocal artistry and versatility. She joins Jennifer Foster to discuss her relationship to the music of composers Osvaldo Golijov and Spoleto Composer-in-Residence Jonathan Berger, how she strives to represent herself in her work, and how she’s never seen her music as beautiful.
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  • Perf-Chat: Brooklyn Rider
    Jennifer Foster doesn’t “sits down with” but rather has a “stand up session” with the boys of Brooklyn Rider, for music and conversation about the band’s unique sounds as an energetic and innovative ensemble that’s changing our concept of the string quartet. The ensemble is making its Spoleto Festival USA debut, and we’ll hear them preview selections from their two Spoleto programs, including “Viaggo in Italia,” by contemporary Italian composer Giovanni Sollima, the second movement (“Assez vif et bien ryhtmé”) from Claude Debussy’s String Quartet (watch here), and “Loveland,” from violinist Colin Jacobsen’s quartet tribute to Debussy called , “Achille’s Heel.”
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June 9, 2010
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  • More Songs about Buildings and Food
    Besides the Charleston cuisine, Jennifer Foster and Marc Overton consider the costs, and the consequences, of the auditorium-renovation parade, starting with the $6 million Memminger makeover, the $18 milliion Dock Street Theatre do-over, and now the proposed $142 million campaign to gut-and-glitzify Gaillard Auditorium.
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  • Joe Riley: No Guts, No Gaillard, No Glory
    The Mayor of Charleston, Joseph P. Riley, stops by the Spoleto Today studios to make his case for what he calls the new “Gaillard Center,” and what it represents for the city’s future, and considers the current financial straits of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra.
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  • The Sparkle in the Dock Street Shine
    One of the bright spots of the current Spoleto season has been the steady attendance at the Chamber Music Series at the Dock Street Theatre, drawing crowds curious to see the plumped-up surroundings, sample the acoustics, and to hear new Spoleto Director of Chamber Music Geoff Nuttall in action. None of the above disappoints in this performance of the sparkling Flute Quartet in D by Mozart, featuring flutist Tara Helen O’Connor.
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  • Pirates of the…..Carolinas?
    We pay a visit to the Powder Magazine, the 18th-century garrison on Cumberland Street in what was then “Charles Towne” to take in a little of the popular Piccolo Spoleto presentation of The Trial Of The Gentleman Pirate Stede Bonnet, and to converse with its creator, actor Rodney Lee Rogers.
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  • Bach for Cello
    An entirely different solo act from Piccolo Spoleto: Cellist Natalia Khoma, in recital Tuesday afternoon at a Piccolo Spoleto Early Music Spotlight series concert at First Scots Presbyterian Church in Charleston, plays the Prelude from Bach’s Solo Cello Suite No. 3 in G.
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  • Heather Buck: The Breakout Star of Proserpina
    Marc Overton talks to soprano Heather Buck, who has dazzled audiences in Charleston in her tour-de-force performance in the title role in German composer Wolfgang Rihm’s opera Proserpina, receiving its American premiere at the Spoleto Festival USA.
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  • Bloch (after Bach & Buck)
    From a Piccolo concert called “Jewish Music Among Old Friends,” violinist Yuriy Bekker, the Charleston Symphony concertmaster, joins Converse College cellist Kenneth Law and pianist Stephen Buck in the Andante quieto from one of Ernest Bloch’s Two Nocturnes for Piano Trio.
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  • Spoleto Daybook: Cheerfully Uncentered Eclecticism
    Marc Overton recommends a performance by a company that’s “part theatre, part carnival sideshow, and part dance", something that blurs the line between dreams and reality.”
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  • The Churches of Charleston II: The Cathedral Church of St. Luke & St. Paul
    After a musical introduction from the Westminster Choir performance space of choice (the catchy Serbian wedding dance Fatice Kolo), our audio/video tour series of some of the Churches of Charleston continues with tour guide Scott Cullom Howell, the church’s Archivist. Followed by a performance of the first of the beautiful Litanies of the Blessed Virgin by French Baroque composer Marc-Antoine Charpentier. Joe Miller conducts the Westminster Choir and Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra.
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  • Overtones: Whence the Charleston name "Meminger"
    More low-country lore as only Marc Overton can tell it.
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June 8, 2010
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  • Election Date
    It’s Primary Day in the Palmetto State. Jennifer Foster and Marcus Overton chat about artistic offerings in Spoleto's past that touched off political tempests!
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  • Beethoven Dark & Light?
    We begin with a composer whose music has been used as a backdrop for political theatre: Beethoven. His often-forgotten Eighth Symphony sounds more like a Haydn or a Mozart Symphony than the Fateful Fifth, the Pastoral Sixth, or the Pulsating Seventh. Emmanuel Villaume conducted Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 in his final concert leading the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra on Sunday night. Villaume offers an interesting observation about why Beethoven’s 8th doesn’t get its due.
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  • Happy Beethoven Music, Unless You Play French Horn?
    Emmanuel Villaume, Spoleto’s Music Director for Opera and Orchestra, leads the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra through the spirited Finale of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 in F. This is from Villaume's final concert conducting the ensemble, which took place on Sunday, June 6 at Gaillard Auditorium.
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  • Churches of Charleston: First Scots
    Charleston IS the Holy City, and that’s one of the reasons why Gian-Carlo Menotti founded the festival in this city in the first place. Today, we take you INSIDE one of these great Charleston houses of worship, which, during Spoleto Festival season, turn into temples for the celebration of art. We meet our tour guide, Angie Miller, on the steps of First Scots Presbyterian Church at 53 Meeting Street in downtown Charleston.
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  • Handel from First Scots
    From the spacious sanctuary of First Scots Presbyterian, Charleston-based guitarists Marc Regnier and Marco Sator play Haydn's Suite in A minor, arranged for two guitars by the performers. This concert is part of the 2010 Piccolo Spoleto Early Music Series.
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  • Spoleto Daybook: Spoleto Bulls-eyes and Near Misses!
    Spoleto Festival USA and Piccolo Spoleto offer so many events, so many artists -- so much to see and hear and do. Marcus Overton gives us HIS list of shows to see -- either because he knows and loves the performers -- or because the titles are just to good to resist!
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  • Gershwin: Remembrance and Discovery
    2010 marks the 75th anniversary of the premiere of Porgy & Bess, the great opera written by George Gershwin and Charlestonian DuBose Heyward. It was inspired by both the fables and legends, as well as the very real personalities, of the African-American communities of the Lowcountry. In recognition of the anniversary, this year’s Piccolo Spoleto Festival presents a number of Gershwin-related events, including a program by pianist Richard Glazier called “Gershwin: Remembrance and Discovery.”
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  • An American Performs in Paris
    Richard Glazier plays Gershwin's An American in Paris miniature from the Salle Cortot in Paris. All that’s missing are the taxi horns.
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  • Photos From The Family Vacation
    Executive Producer Ben Roe sits down with cellist-turned-performance artist Erik Friedlander to learn about his one-man show, “Block Ice and Propane.”
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  • Block Ice and Propane
    Erik Friedlander performs the “title track” from his one-man show, “Block Ice and Propane.” One critic describes it as “new American cello music: lyrical, plain-spoken, and emotional.”

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  • Overtones: Back to Gershwin on Folly Beach
    Marc Overton recounts some of the tales of George Gershwin’s time at Folly Beach.
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June 7, 2010
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  • Talk, texts, tweets, and titters
    Jennifer Foster and Marc Overton consider what’s getting talked about, what’s getting laughs, and what’s getting puzzled stares at Spoleto as the festival enters its second week...including the “Twitter Wall” at Gaillard Auditorium.
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  • Todd Palmer: Gumboots on the Licorice Stick
    Spoleto Chamber Musician Todd Palmer explains the title, and discusses the challenge of playing the exciting and terrifying (if you’re a clarinetist!) new quintet for clarinet and string quartet titled “Gumboots” by Anglo-American composer David Bruce.
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  • Two Dances in a Two-Boot Landing
    Todd Palmer equates the five dances in David Bruce’s quintet to an Olympic gymnastic exercise, moving from the equivalent of the pommel horse to the uneven parallel bars. From the stage of the Dock Street Theatre, we’ll hear if Todd Palmer can “stick the landing” in the final two of the five dances that make up Bruce’s “Gumboots.” The St. Lawrence String Quartet joins Palmer.
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  • A Visit to a Charleston Tea Room
    Marc Overton pays a call on Mary Bradley, who’s been running the Tea Room at Grace Episcopal Church in Charleston for nearly twenty years. It’s one of the many Tea Rooms that pop up in Charleston churches at this time of year to serve tea and traditional Lowcountry goodies to Spoleto Festival goers in search of an afternoon respite.
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  • Vivaldi for 18 Strings
    From a Piccolo Spoleto Early Music Spotlight series concert that happened Saturday at First Scots Presbyterian Church in Charleston, guitarists Marc Regnier, Marco Sartor and Fernando Troche offer up an eighteen-string arrangement of one of Antonio Vivaldi’s “L’estro Armonico” concertos, Op. 3 No. 6 in A minor.
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  • Spoleto Daybook: Great Acting, on the Cheap
    Marc Overton has a Streepian suggestion for Spoletians
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  • Westminster Choir Sets Down
    From a Spoleto Festival USA performance at the Cathedral Church of St. Luke and St. Paul in Charleston, the men of the world-class Westminster Choir perform a couple of classic Alice Parker/Robert Shaw arrangements: “Darling Nelly Gray” and “Set Down Servant.”
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  • Lizz Wright: Born to Sing
    Jennifer Foster talks to jazz chanteuse and Hahira, GA, native Lizz Wright about the “great, sacred and primal” tradition of singing. Wright makes her Spoleto Festival USA debut this year.
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  • Press Box Feature: Backpack Journalism
    Johanna Keller of the S.I. Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University joins Marc Overton to discuss the 19 arts journalists who’ve been “embedded” in Charleston this month, writing, blogging, tweeting, snapping photos, shooting videos, and generally offering their youthful perspective on all things Spoleto for the Charleston Post & Courier. Keller, their mentor, explains the aims of the program and the credo of “Backpack Journalism.”
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  • Five-Star Mozart
    We venture out for a critique of our own: Emmanuel Villaume’s final concert leading the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra on Sunday night, was flat-out terrific. Hear for yourself in this performance of the final movement of Mozart’s “Haffner” Symphony in D, K. 385.
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  • Overtones: Palmer Gaillard to Joe Riley, from One Mayor to Another
    With tongues wagging over the $142 million proposed renovation of Charleston’s Gaillard Auditorium, Marc Overton considers the Charleston Mayor who brought it into being in 1968.
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June 4, 2010
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  • Time, Place, and Proximity: What Makes Spoleto Unique
    Jennifer Foster and Marc Overton consider the crossover effect that 125 separate events in the space of 17 days can create.
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  • Gulliver’s Suite
    New Spoleto Chamber Music Director Geoff Nuttall introduces a charming musical sketch that Georg Philipp Telemann composed just two years after Jonathan Swift’s timeless tale of Gulliver’s Travels appeared in print for the first time. He then joins his wife, Livia Sohn, to play this little suite for two violins.
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  • Scarlatti Sonata
    Another Spoleto Chamber Music stalwart, pianist Pedja Muzijevic performs from his recent CD “Sonatas and Interludes,” where in he alternates between sonata by John Cage and other piano works by composers ranging from Richard Strauss to Domenico Scarlatti. We’ll hear the final track: Scarlatti’s Sonata in C-sharp major, K. 247.


  • By Strauss, Con Brio
    Emmanuel Villaume could safely be described as a “whole-body” conductor, as you’ll see, using an amazing variety of movements and gestures to communicate with the orchestra. But that’s much more evident in rehearsal than in performance, and Emmanuel Villaume says there’s a reason for that. We’ll then hear Villaume lead the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra in the Overture to Die Fledermaus, by Johann Strauss II, in a performance recorded Monday night at the Gaillard Auditorium in Charleston.
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  • John Kennedy: Music in Time
    John Kennedy, the longtime curator and advocate of Spoleto’s contemporary music activities joins Marc Overton to discuss this season’s “Music in Time” series, and to consider the role of new music at the Festival.
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  • Neely Bruce: Louis Chauvin Surveys
    Part of the “Music in Time” series this year is also devoted to showcasing the works of two of the contemporary composers involved in operatic productions at the 2010 Spoleto Festival USA: Wolfgang Rihm, composer of Persepina, and Neely Bruce, commissioned to re-create the 18th-century ballad opera Flora. From Wednesday afternoon’s “Music in Time” concert at the Simons Center at the College of Charleston, Bruce introduces, and then plays his 1991 piano piece Louis Chauvin Surveys the Current State of Affairs.
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  • Spoleto Day Book: Musings on Marionettes
    Marc Overton has a recommendation – and an explanation – for the Spoleto Festival’s traditional fascination with puppets, manifested this year in the appearance in two productions by the Colla Marionette Theatre of Milan. And we’ll revisit the glorious final scene of Haydn’s puppet opera Philemon & Baucis.
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  • The Charleston Jazz Initiative
    Charleston Post & Courier Jazz critic Jack McCray joins Jennifer Foster to preview the Piccolo Spoleto “Festival within a Festival” – the Charleston Jazz Initiative Legends Festivals, which this weekend will unite such jazz luminaries as Ellis Marsalis, Slide Hampton, and Jimmy Heath, with such Palmetto State greats as tenor saxophonist Houston Person.
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  • Overtones: Ginger & Fred on the Beach in the Lowcountry
    Marc Overton shares another slice of life from Charleston’s colorful past.
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June 3, 2010
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  • Spoleto Collaboration
    Host Marc Overton gives a glimpse of the Spoleto-inspired collaborations that happen between the festival's artists, managers and others.
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  • Vivaldi, from Spoleto’s Chamber Music Vets
    We open up with the opening movement of a Concerto for Bassoon & Strings by Antonio Vivaldi, featuring Peter Kolkay, a young bassoonist in his twenties who now teaches at the University of South Carolina, and the sensational young cellist Alisa Weilerstein. They are joined by some true Spoleto veterans: violist Daniel Phillips, who’s been part of EVERY Spoleto Chamber Music summer since the Festival began in 1977; violinist Scott St. John of the St. Lawrence String Quartet, and Edward Allman, a double bassist who’s a year-round Charlestonian; he’s also a member of the Charleston Symphony. On the harpsichord, Pedja Muzijevic, one of the most fascinating – and versatile – musicians in ANY genre at Spoleto.
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  • Backstage with Pedja Muzijevic
    Like the controversial Spoleto Festival Poster for this year, Pedja Muzijevic has his own South Carolina – Rhode Island connection: he spent many summers at the Newport Festival in Rhode Island, a festival distinguished by performances in grand mansions of lesser-known material…with little or no time to prepare! Muzijevic was born in Sarajevo, and his resume includes being a top-prize winner of the Busoni Piano Competition; a prize winner from the Chopin Society of Warsaw; a degree recipient from the Academy of Music in Zagreb, the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia, and the Juilliard School in New York. Muzijevic has been gaining a lot of attention as the Music Director of the Innovative new Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York, founded by Mikhail Baryshnikov. Our Spoleto Today executive producer Ben Roe goes backstage at Charleston's Dock Street Theatre to talk with the “triple-threat” chamber musician.
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  • Charlotte’s Renaissance
    Marc Overton introduces us to Bob Pritchard, director of the Charlotte-based choral group Renaissance. We hear two performances by the ensemble: First up, Philip Stopford's For the Beauty of the Earth, performed at Charleston's Circular Congregational Church at last year's Piccolo Spoleto Festival. And from this year's Piccolo Spoleto performance at the Circular Congregational Church, Renaissance performs the eight-part anthem O Clap Your Hands, a piece written by Orlando Gibbons in 1622. Gibbons had something to clap about, all right – he wrote this piece on the occasion of receiving his Doctor of Music degree from Oxford.
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  • Spoleto DayBook: Invitation to the Dance
    QuinTango: La Puñlada

    Marc Overton has some Dance suggestions for Spoleto, and we hear a little music by El Rey del Compas - the King of the Beat – Argentinian tango composer Juan D’Arienzo, played here by the piano-and-string group called QuinTango. They’re back at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival this year with two shows that mix music, stories, dances, and even some video.
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  • Perry Tannenbaum in the Press Box
    Perry Tanenbaum, an arts writer for Charlotte's Creative Loafing, details his Festival stand-outs from Week 1.
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  • Beethoven con brio
    The Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra plays a couple of full-sized concerts at the Gaillard Auditorium, but this young “supergroup” of musicians also performs in smaller incarnations at a series of 5 pm concerts called “Intermezzi” at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church. Here they play, with a little brio, the last movement of the Symphony No. 4 by Beethoven. Pierre Vallet conducted this first Intermezzi concert of the 2010 Spoleto Festival USA.
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  • Overtones IV -Skeletons in Charleston’s Closet
    Marc Overton joins Jennifer Foster to consider some long-buried Charleston legends that deserve to resurface, if only to be put out to sea.
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June 2, 2010
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May 31, 2010

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June 5, 2009
• Hosts Jennifer Foster and Marc Overton recall how difficult it is to see everything offered at a Spoleto festival. Overton comments on his most memorable experience during this year’s festival.
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• Martin Santangelo, artistic director of the award-winning Noche Flamenca, talks with Marc Overton about his mission to spread the gospel of flamenco.
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• Spoleto General Director Nigel Redden helps us close-out Spoleto Today for 2009 with a look back at this year's many highlights and the departure of Charles Wadsworth.
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• Jennifer Foster converses with music critic Tim Page who takes a look forward to suggest artists and ideas Spoleto Festival USA can explore next year.
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• Jazz artist Rene Marie speaks with Marc Overton about her adventures through Jazz and her feelings about closing her tour in Charleston.
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• Overtones: Marc Overton remarks about the importance of art in humanity.
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June 4, 2009

• Marc Overton comments on what has remained a constant and a sort of “artistic glue” throughout the duration of both the American and Italian Spoleto Festivals.
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• Host Jennifer Foster chats with Artistic Director for choral music and conductor Joseph Flummerfelt about his involvement with the choral curriculum at Spoleto.
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• Festival director Ellen Moryl speaks about a surprise in this year’s Piccolo festival regarding attendance. Marc Overton and Jennifer Foster remark about their observations of Jewish influences in this year’s festival and provide examples.
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• NPR Producer Benjamin Roe interviews Jack McCray, a columnist focusing on most of the Jazz and some of the pop performances of the festival.
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• Marc Overton describes the religious and musical atmosphere surrounding Charleston’s Mepkin Abbey. Here, Charleston Symphony Orchestra’s principle oboist Mark Gainer performs Alessandro Marcello’s Concerto in D minor.
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• Overtones: Marc Overton comments on Charleston’s Catfish Row and how George Gershwin found it.
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June 3, 2009

• Hosts Marc Overton and Jennifer Foster discuss the church music scene in Charleston, South Carolina.
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• Host Jennifer Foster chats with College of Charleston Director of Choral Programs Rob Taylor about the choirs he is conducting at this year's Piccolo Spoleto festival. We'll hear Brian Galante's Ave Maria and A Clear Midnight from his Taylor Festival Singers.
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• Host Marc Overton takes a turn with Joan Singer, founder of Quintango, as they discuss that group's ten-year evolution at Spoleto. This is followed by Ástor Piazzolla's Adios Nonino performed by QuinTango.
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• Host Marc Overton talks about the Young Artist Series at Piccolo Spoleto.
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• Jennifer Foster interviews violinist Chee-Yun. She tells us why she loves playing in the Spoleto Chamber Music series. Then we hear a violin and piano arrangement of Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story Suite performed by Chee-Yun.
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• Overtones: Marc Overton mentions his favorite parts and most disappointing parts about Spoleto so far.
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