Spoleto Backstage

By Jeanette Guinn

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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 Jeanette Guinn for five episodes between May 25 and June 10 to hear the stories behind Spoleto Festival USA 2018 and Piccolo Spoleto Festival 2018.

Episode Date
Spoleto Backstage: Coda
In this season finale of Spoleto Backstage , Jeanette Guinn talks with the stars of The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk , Marc Antolin and Daisy Maywood. Victoria Hansen speaks with Geoff Nuttall, artistic director for the Spoleto Chamber Music Series, about working with local schools to introduce classical music to students. Then, Christian Orendt , one half of the artistic duo behind The Carrion Cheer: A Faunistic Tragedy on display at The Halsey Institute, explains the in between of life and death.
Jun 07, 2018
Spoleto Backstage: The Conductors
In this episode of Spoleto Backstage, Jeanette Guinn sits down with Spoleto's busiest conductor John Kennedy who will be involved with three of this years performances: Music in Time , Tree of Codes , and You are Mine Own . We also get to hear from the conductor of Pia de Tolomei, Lidiya Yankovskaya.
Jun 05, 2018
Spoleto Backstage: 'Stages'; Spoleto Educational Programs; 'Borders'
On this episode of Spoleto Backstage , we chat with David Lee Nelson, writer and star of "Stages." Reporter Victoria Hansen takes you behind the scenes of Spoleto’s educational program. And finally, we speak with "Borders" playwright Henry Naylor and star Avital Lvova.
May 31, 2018
Spoleto Backstage: Ranky Tanky; Colla And Sons Marionette Co.; 'Chore Monkeys'
On this episode of Spoleto Backstage , trumpeter Charleton Singleton talks about the success of Gullah-inspired jazz ensemble Ranky Tanky. Sonatas and Soundscapes host Bradley Fuller meets up with Marco Ceco, the conductor of the Colla and Sons Marionette’s production of "Il Matromonio Segreto." And Joy Vandervort-Cobb, associate professor of African American Theatre and Performance at the College of Charleston, discusses directing the play "Chore Monkeys" as part of Piccolo Spoleto Festival 2018.
May 29, 2018
Spoleto Backstage: The Backstage Scoop
To kick off Spoleto Festival USA , we interviewed key figures and artists about their performances before they go live. Let us take you backstage to get the inside scoop from Spoleto’s general director, Nigel Redden; the mayor of Charleston, John Tecklenburg; and the director/host of the Chamber Music series, Geoff Nuttall .
May 24, 2018
Introducing Spoleto Backstage
Spoleto Backstage is a new short-run podcast taking you behind the curtain to meet the artists and people who make things happen at Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston. In this teaser episode, host Jeanette Guinn introduces you to the show and previews what you can expect during the festival.
May 22, 2018