Your Guide for CofC Spoleto Events

Your Guide for CofC Spoleto Events

Every year, hundreds of College of Charleston students, faculty, staff and alumni contribute to Spoleto Festival USA and Piccolo Spoleto – and this year is no different.

With the 17-day cultural adventure beginning on May 26, there are plenty of opportunities to see the College’s artistic talent in action. Below is a handy schedule for CofC performances this season.

May 26

May 27

May 28

May 29

  • Get Off My Bach! (12 p.m., Simons Center Recital Hall): As part of the Young Artists Series, this performance features students and alumni from the College of Charleston’s Department of Music.
  • Under the Lights (8 p.m., Chapel Theatre): Part of the Stelle di Domani series featuring students and alumni of the College of Charleston’s Department of Theatre and Dance, this performance celebrates the next generation of writers in a series of 10-minute plays written by College of Charleston students, including the winners of the Franklin B. Ashley Playwriting Award and the Todd McNerney Student Playwriting Award.

May 30

  • William Gudger, Julia Harlow & Jason Pedeaux (10 a.m., Huguenot Church): Part of the L’Organo Recital Series, this concert features the College of Charleston’s professor emeritus of music William Gudger and music professor Julia Harlow presenting the works of Stanley, Bach and Mendelssohn.
  • Early Romantics (12 p.m., Simons Center Recital Hall): As part of the Young Artists Series, this performance features students and alumni from the College of Charleston’s Department of Music.
  • Under the Lights (8 p.m., Chapel Theatre): Part of the Stelle di Domani series featuring students and alumni of the College of Charleston’s Department of Theatre and Dance, this performance celebrates the next generation of writers in a series of 10-minute plays written by College of Charleston students, including the winners of the Franklin B. Ashley Playwriting Award and the Todd McNerney Student Playwriting Award.

 

May 31

  • The Three Little Pigs (9:15 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m., Charleston County Public Library Auditorium): This free event features the classic children’s fable and is directed by David Templeton, associate professor of voice and opera in the Department of Music, and performed by the College of Charleston Opera.
  • College of Charleston Alumni (12 p.m., Simons Center Recital Hall): As part of the Young Artists Series featuring students and alumni from the College of Charleston’s Department of Music, this concert demonstrates the ever-developing talents of alumni Diego Suarez ’14 (piano) and Fernando Troche ’12 (guitar).
  • Staged Readings (3 p.m., CofC Theatre 220): Part of the Stelle di Domani featuring students, faculty and alumni from the College of Charleston’s Department of Theatre and Dance, this free reading features the 2017 Todd McNerney National Playwriting contest winner and runner-up.
  • Take Me to the Church (6 p.m., City Gallery): Music alumnus Manny Houston ’15 will perform with the College of Charleston Gospel Choir will marry gospel music and traditional Broadway show tunes in this uplifting program.
  • Under the Lights (8 p.m., Chapel Theatre): Part of the Stelle di Domani series featuring students and alumni of the College of Charleston’s Department of Theatre and Dance, this performance celebrates the next generation of writers in a series of 10-minute plays written by College of Charleston students, including the winners of the Franklin B. Ashley Playwriting Award and the Todd McNerney Student Playwriting Award.

June 1

June 2

June 3

June 4

June 5

June 6

  • To Infinity and Beyond! (12 p.m., Simons Center Recital Hall): Part of the Young Artists Series featuring students and alumni of the College of Charleston’s Department of Music, this concert showcases the music of the 20th century and beyond, including the work of Edward Hart, chair of the College’s music department.
  • 17 Hours: An Acoustic Musical (5 p.m., Chapel Theatre): Part of the Stelle di Domani featuring students, faculty and alumni from the College of Charleston’s Department of Theatre and Dance, this musical was written by CofC alumna Rachel Troublefield ’10 and tells the story of three interconnected people through acoustic song.
  • Piccolo Comes to Kiawah (5:30 p.m., Mingo Point, Kiawah Island): Jazz alumni Demetrius Doctor ’14, Brandon Brooks ’15 and Brett Belanger ’14 perform at this festive program celebrating the cultural bounty and culinary flair of the Lowcountry.

June 7

June 8

June 9

June 10


Featured photo of Jason Moran Fats Waller Dance Party on the Cistern in 2016 by Julia Lynn Photography.