One of the grand American arts festivals begins May 22. The Spoleto Festival USA, as they do so reliably year after year, will feature a comprehensive range of inventive theater, dance, ideas, and music.
The venerable Charles Wadsworth has been heading up chamber music at Spoleto USA since 1977, but his genial presence goes back to the Spoleto Festival of Two Worlds in Italy in 1960, where he created a similar daily chamber music series.
Wadsworth turns 80 the day before the 2009 Spoleto USA Festival opens. And he'll retire as this year's festival wraps up.
We'll have highlights from Spoleto on Performance Today, and you can hear complete coverage of Wadsworth's final chamber music season at Spoleto on a 13-part series hosted by long-time PT commentator Miles Hoffman this year. "Chamber Music from the Spoleto Festival USA" is broadcast on many public radio stations. The series is co-produced by South Carolina ETV Radio + WDAV Classical Public Radio.
(On today's broadcast I mentioned WDAV's role, and neglected to mention South Carolina ETV Radio. My sincere apologies!)
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