Complete Event Listing for Spoleto Festival USA 2008

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17-day festival of opera, music, dance, theater and jazz will be held May 23 through June 8, 2008.

Spoleto Festival USA, held annually in Charleston, South Carolina, will celebrate its 32nd season with an array of American premieres and debuts. The 17-day festival of opera, music, dance, theater and jazz will be held May 23 through June 8, 2008.

Tickets range from $10 to $150. To purchase tickets, visit Spoleto USA or call (843) 579-3100. Tickets may be purchased in person at the Spoleto Festival USA Box Office in the Gaillard Auditorium, 77 Calhoun Street, beginning Monday, April 14, 2008.

OPERA

La Cenerentola
GAILLARD AUDITORIUM, 77 Calhoun Street
6:30pm, May 23        
7:30pm, May 26, 30, June 6    

Amistad
MEMMINGER AUDITORIUM, 56 Beaufain Street
8pm, May 22 (opening)        
8pm, May 25, 27, 29, 31, June 2, 7    

DANCE

Boston Ballet
GAILLARD AUDITORIUM, 77 Calhoun Street
7pm, May 24     
2pm, May 25         
8pm, May 25     

Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring)
Compagnie Heddy Maalem
GAILLARD AUDITORIUM, 77 Calhoun Street
8pm, June 7        
2pm, June 8            

Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève
GAILLARD AUDITORIUM, 77 Calhoun Street
8pm, May 31, June 1    
2pm, June 1        

State of Heads, Low
Donna Uchizono Company
EMMETT ROBINSON THEATRE, 54 St. Philip Street
7pm, May 30, June 1    
12pm, June 1    
8pm, June 2        

Shantala Shivalingappa
EMMETT ROBINSON THEATRE, 54 St. Philip Street
8pm, May 23        
1pm, May 24    
9pm, May 25        

MUSIC THEATER

Monkey: Journey to the West (American Premiere)
SOTTILE THEATRE, 44 George Street
8pm, May 22 (preview)            
7pm, May 23, 24        
6pm, May 25, June 1            
2pm, May 26                
8pm, May 26, 28, 29, June 3, 5
8pm, May 30, June 6, 7        
2pm, May 31, June 7, 8            

THEATER

The Great War (American Premiere)
Hotel Modern
EMMETT ROBINSON THEATRE, 54 St. Philip Street
8pm, June 4 - 8     
2pm, June 7, 8    

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
1927
EMMETT ROBINSON THEATRE, 54 St. Philip Street
8pm, May 22 (preview), 26    
9pm, May 24        
2pm, May 25        
12pm, May 26        
6pm, May 27        

The Burial at Thebes
The Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company
THE CISTERN, 66 George Street
8:30pm, May 29, 30, 31, June 1, 2    

The Be(a)st of Taylor Mac
Taylor Mac
EMMETT ROBINSON THEATRE, 54 St. Philip Street
10pm, May 30, 31, June 1        

the break/s
Marc Bamuthi Joseph
EMMETT ROBINSON THEATRE, 54 St. Philip Street
8pm, May 29         
12pm, May 31    
7pm, May 31        

MUSIC

Beethoven, Mass in C
Haydn, Te Deum
Brahms, Nänie
Joseph Flummerfelt, Conductor
Westminster Choir
Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra
GAILLARD AUDITORIUM, 77 Calhoun Street
8pm, June 3        

Newman Concerto for Winds
Brahms Symphony No. 1
Emmanuel Villaume, Conductor
Imani Winds
Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra
GAILLARD AUDITORIUM, 77 Calhoun Street
8pm, May 28     

Bartók, Piano Concerto No. 2
Debussy, La Mer
Stravinsky, Firebird Suite
Emmanuel Villaume, Conductor
Andrew von Oeyen, Piano
Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra
GAILLARD AUDITORIUM, 77 Calhoun Street
8pm, June 5         

Westminster Choir Concerts
CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST. LUKE & ST. PAUL, 126 Coming Street
5pm, May 30, June 6    

Homeland
Laurie Anderson
MEMMINGER AUDITORIUM, 56 Beaufain Street
8pm, June 4, 5         
9pm, June 6             

Carolina Chocolate Drops
RECITAL HALL, SIMONS CENTER
THE COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON, 54 St. Philip Street
6:00pm & 9:00pm, June 4, 5    

Music in Time Series
RECITAL HALL, SIMONS CENTER
THE COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON, 54 St. Philip Street
5pm, May 24, 27, 29, 31, June 3    

Intermezzi Series
ST. MATTHEW'S LUTHERAN CHURCH, 405 King Street
5pm, May 25, 30, June 1, 4, 7     

Festival Finale
MIDDLETON PLACE
8:30pm, June 8         

WACHOVIA JAZZ SERIES

Paula West
with the George Mesterhazy Quartet
THE CISTERN, 66 George Street
9pm, May 23, 24     

Stefano Cocco Cantini (American Premiere)
THE CISTERN, 66 George Street
9pm, May 25            

Heloísa Fernandes (American Premiere)
RECITAL HALL, SIMONS CENTER
THE COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON, 54 St. Philip Street
5pm, May 26     
7pm, May 26, 27, 28        
9pm, May 27, 28         

Jazz Goes to Church
Cyrus Chestnut Trio with special guests Carla Cook (vocal), James Carter (saxophone), Wycliffe Gordon (trombone)
GAILLARD AUDITORIUM, 77 Calhoun Street
8pm, May 29            

Daniel Mille
RECITAL HALL, SIMONS CENTER
THE COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON, 54 St. Philip Street
7pm & 9pm, May 30, 31, June 1, 2

Paula Robison
with Romero Lubambo (guitar) and Cyro Baptista (percussion)
THE CISTERN, 66 George Street
9pm, June 6            

Gerry Hemingway
Solo Percussion
RECITAL HALL, SIMONS CENTER
THE COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON, 54 St. Philip Street
6pm, June 6            

Bank of America Chamber Music
MEMMINGER AUDITORIUM, 56 Beaufain Street

PROGRAM I
1pm, May 23     
11am & 1pm, May 24    
PROGRAM II
11am & 1pm, May 25     
11am, May 26    
PROGRAM III
1pm, May 26     
11am & 1pm, May 27    
PROGRAM IV
11am & 1pm, May 28    
11am, May 29    
PROGRAM V
1pm, May 29        
11am & 1pm, May 30    
PROGRAM VI
11am & 1pm, May 31    
11am, June 1    
PROGRAM VII
1pm, June 1    
11am & 1pm, June 2
PROGRAM VIII
11am & 1pm, June 3
11am, June 4        
PROGRAM IX
1pm, June 4        
11am & 1pm, June 5                 
PROGRAM X
11am & 1pm, June 6
11am, June 7        
PROGRAM XI
1pm, June 7        
11am & 1pm, June 8    

SPECIAL EVENTS

Memminger Celebration, May 22
6pm Pre-opera Black-tie Dinner, Riveiera at Charleston Place, 225 King Street
8pm Amistad, Memminger Auditorium
10pm Post-performance Champagne & Dessert, Memminger Auditorium
$350 per person ($140 tax deductible), includes Section 1 Amistad performance ticket

2008 Opening Weekend Gala, May 24
7pm Boston Ballet, Gaillard Auditorium OR 7pm Monkey Journey to the West, Sotille Theater
AND
9pm Black-tie Gala, Exhibition Hall, Gaillard Auditorium
$400 per person ($215 tax deductible), includes Section 1 performance ticket

For more detailed information about specific productions and tickets, go to Spoleto USA.

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