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Classical Notes: May 26, 2009 Archive

Spectacular Spoleto

Posted at 8:12 PM on May 26, 2009 by Gillian Martin

Every year about this time, Charleston, South Carolina, becomes a hot spot for performance of all kinds as the Spoleto Festival USA takes over the town. This year's festival began this past Friday and continues through June 7th.

One of the festival's principles is to give young artists the chance to work with more experienced ones. Among those whose careers got a boost from Spoleto are soprano Renée Fleming, pianist Emanuel Ax, violinist Joshua Bell, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, the Emerson String Quartet and pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet.

Who are this year's future stars? Skim the festival's official website or read one blogger's reviews of particular performances to see if you can pick 'em.