Classical 91.5

Spoleto Chamber Music Series

Seasonal, Sundays 2 to 3 pm on WXXI-FM 91.5, WXXY 90.3, WXXI-FM/HD 91.5-1and online at
  • Hosted by Miles Hoffman

The Spoleto Festival USA spans 17 days and nights each spring in Charleston, South Carolina.  The 13-week series of 1-hour concerts recorded live at the Dock Street Theater features a line-up of exceptional musicians including cellists Alisa Weilerstein and Chris Costanza, pianists Pedja Muzijevic and Inon Barnaton, flutist Tara Helen O'Connor, violinists Livia Sohn and Benjamin Beilman and many more. Host Lisa Simeone brings listeners thoughtful commentary and historical background on the pieces, the composers and the artists.  Artistic Director of Chamber Music from Spoleto Festival USA, violinist Geoff Nuttall, is known for his humorous stage banter and expansive knowledge of the music.

Nigel Redden, general director of the Spoleto Festival USA talks about the rich history of immigrants who have flocked to Charleston to participate in the Spoleto Festival USA, and how the ban on immigration impacts the diversity and richness of the festival.