May 25, 2009

Nigel ReddenGeneral director Nigel Redden rejoined Spoleto Festival USA in October 1995. He had previously been general manager from 1986 to 1991. After leaving the festival in 1991, Mr. Redden served as executive director of the Santa Fe Opera and executive producer of the Lincoln Center Festival. Redden also leads the Lincoln Center Festival as director. He was director of the National Endowment for the Arts’ Dance Program from 1981 to 1986 and has served on various NEA panels over the years.

Wycliffe Gordon enjoys an extraordinary career as a performer, conductor, composer, arranger, and educator, receiving high praise from audiences and critics alike. Gordon tours the world performing hard-swinging, straight-ahead jazz for audiences ranging from heads of state to elementary school students.
Marcus Overton and Jennifer Foster introduction



Sounds and sights from Spoleto’s Year of the Trombone, including a conversation with jazz virtuoso Wycliffe Gordon.



Spoleto General Director Nigel Redden shares his short list of “must see” performances



Pulitzer-prize winning critic Tim Page reviews the highs and lows of Spoleto’s opening weekend.



And we’ll find out how Spoleto Chamber Music director Charles Wadsworth celebrated his 80th birthday, and we’ll hear an Opening Day chamber performance recorded in concert at Memminger Auditorium in Charleston.



Marcus Overton's Overtones




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