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Spoleto Backstage is a limited series podcast which takes you behind the curtain to meet the artists and people who make Spoleto Festival USA happen in Charleston. You're invited to places you can't buy a ticket for to see how opera, theater, dance, and more are made. Join host Adam Parker, arts reporter for the Post and Courier, for six episodes between May 14 and June 11 to hear the stories behind Spoleto Festival USA 2019 and Piccolo Spoleto Festival 2019.

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Spoleto Backstage is a limited series podcast which takes you behind the curtain to meet the artists and people who make Spoleto Festival USA happen in Charleston. You're invited to places you can't buy a ticket for to see how opera, theater, dance, and more are made. Join host Adam Parker, arts reporter for the Post and Courier, for six episodes between May 14 and June 11 to hear the stories behind Spoleto Festival USA 2019 and Piccolo Spoleto Festival 2019.

    Spoleto Backstage: Vivaldi, Bruch, And Messager

    Spoleto Backstage: Vivaldi, Bruch, And Messager

    On this first episode of Spoleto Backstage for 2020, hosts Bradley Fuller and Geoff Nuttall discuss one of Geoff’s most memorable performances from the past decade of the Spoleto Festival USA Bank of America Chamber Music Series: a 2013 concert including Antonio Vivaldi’s Chamber Concerto in G minor, RV 107, Max Bruch’s String Octet in B-flat major, and André Messager’s “Tzigane” Theme and Variations from Les Deux Pigeons as arranged by longtime chamber series clarinetist Todd Palmer. Following

    • 58 min
    Spoleto Backstage: 'What Girls Are Made Of';'One Thousand And One Nights'; John Kennedy

    Spoleto Backstage: 'What Girls Are Made Of';'One Thousand And One Nights'; John Kennedy

    On this final episode of Spoleto Backstage for 2019, host Adam Parker speaks with Cora Bissett, writer and star, and Orla O'Loughlin, director, of the play "What Dreams Are Made Of." Based on Bissett's life story, the production follows a Scottish schoolgirl's rise to rock and roll stardorm and her rollercoaster journey along the way.

    • 28 min
    Spoleto Backstage: Rob Taylor; Joe Miller; 'Salome'

    Spoleto Backstage: Rob Taylor; Joe Miller; 'Salome'

    On this edition of Spoleto Backstage , host Adam Parker chats with Rob Taylor, director of Choral Activities at the College of Charleston, artistic director of the Taylor Festival Choir, and director of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus and Chamber Singers, about his series of choral concerts as part of Piccolo Spoleto Festival 2019. Sonatas and Soundscapes host Bradley Fuller speaks with Joe Miller, director of Choral Acivitives for Spoleto Festival USA and director of the Westminster

    • 29 min
    Spoleto Backstage: Punch Brothers; Shakespeare's Globe

    Spoleto Backstage: Punch Brothers; Shakespeare's Globe

    On this episode of Spoleto Backstage , host Adam Parker speaks with mandolinist and singer-songwriter Chris Thile of the progressive bluegrass group Punch Brothers about their history of performing at Spoleto Festival USA. The two also discuss Thile's experiences as host of the public radio program Live From Here . Then, Adam speaks with Brendan O'Hea, touring director with the Shakespeare's Globe theater, about the group's unique productions of The Bard's works at this year's festival. You can

    • 27 min
    Spoleto Backstage: I'm With Her; 1927 Theatre Company; Paul Wiancko

    Spoleto Backstage: I'm With Her; 1927 Theatre Company; Paul Wiancko

    On this episode of Spoleto Backstage , host Adam Parker interviews singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sarah Jarosz about I'm With Her, a folk trio consisting of Jarosz, Sara Watkins, and Aoife O’Donovan. Sonatas and Soundscapes host Bradley Fuller speaks with Lillian Heley and Paul Barrit of the 1927 Theatre Company about the world premiere of their latest work, "Roots," at Spoleto Festival USA. And Bradley Fuller also chats with Paul Wiankco, composer-in-residence for the Bank of

    • 28 min
    Spoleto Backstage: Piccolo Spoleto; 'Pay No Attention To The Girl'; 'Letter To A Friend In Gaza'

    Spoleto Backstage: Piccolo Spoleto; 'Pay No Attention To The Girl'; 'Letter To A Friend In Gaza'

    On this episode of Spoleto Backstage , we learn about this year's Piccolo Spoleto Festival from Scott Watson, director of the Office of Cultural Affairs for the city of Charleston, and violinist Yuriy Bekker, concertmaster for the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. Host Adam Parker speaks with stage director David Herskovitz about his innovative new play, "Pay No Attention to the Girl." And filmmaker Amos Gitai joins us with a preview of his multimedia performance "Letter to a Friend in Gaza."

    • 32 min

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13 Ratings

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Brilliant insight into America’s best festival!

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Love this podcast!

This is such a great idea to lead up to Spoleto! It’s great to hear from the people behind the scenes before the festival starts! Can’t wait for more episodes!

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