June 2, 2009

Hosts Marc Overton and Jennifer Foster chat about the renovations taking place at Gaillard Auditorium Jennifer Foster in conversation with violin virtuoso Sarah Chang, who reflects on performing the Brahms Violin Concerto (she calls it ‘The Everest’ of violin concertos) and growing up in public. Then her performance of Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor, mvt. 1. Marc Overton talks to master puppeteer Basil Twist about the ancient Japanese art that’s become a Spoleto sensation: “Dogugaeshi” At his 80th birthday gala tribute Sunday night, Charles Wadsworth reminisces from stage about his connection to the elegiac Pavane for a Dead Princess by Maurice Ravel. Wadsworth then accompanies violist Hsin-Yun Huang in an evocative performance recorded at Memminger Auditorium in Charleston. Jennifer Foster talks to Hawaiian ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro, whose weekend solo performance was one of the flat-out hits of the Spoleto season. Jake wows Jennifer and the Spoleto Today crew with his in-studio performances of his own composition “Piano-Forte” and his signature tune, George Harrison’s “While My Guitar Gently Weeps."
Hosts Marc Overton and Jennifer Foster chat about the renovations taking place at Gaillard Auditorium



Jennifer Foster in conversation with violin virtuoso Sarah Chang, who reflects on performing the Brahms Violin Concerto (she calls it ‘The Everest’ of violin concertos) and growing up in public. Then her performance of Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor, mvt. 1.



Marc Overton talks to master puppeteer Basil Twist about the ancient Japanese art that’s become a Spoleto sensation: “Dogugaeshi”



At his 80th birthday gala tribute Sunday night, Charles Wadsworth reminisces from stage about his connection to the elegiac Pavane for a Dead Princess by Maurice Ravel. Wadsworth then accompanies violist Hsin-Yun Huang in an evocative performance recorded at Memminger Auditorium in Charleston.



Jennifer Foster talks to Hawaiian ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro, whose weekend solo performance was one of the flat-out hits of the Spoleto season. Jake wows Jennifer and the Spoleto Today crew with his in-studio performances of his own composition “Piano-Forte” and his signature tune, George Harrison’s “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.