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.