Spoleto Stories 2011

Every week, SummerStages takes you to the best classical music festivals in our region. Feautring live recordings from Brevard Music Center, Spoleto Festival USA, the Eastern Music Festival and the Viriginia Arts Festival.

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Cédric Andrieux is the star and the subject of "Cédric Andrieux." Andrieux talks to Sam Van Hallgren about the bigger picture provided by Andrieux's performance, and the notion of the performance as autobiography.

The Cripple of Inishmaan is set on an island off the coast of Ireland in the 1930s.  It follows the story of "Cripple" Billy as he discovers himself through the process of auditioning for a Hollywood film scheduled to be shot in the area.

Circa is a contemporary circus with a blending of bodies, light, sounds and skills. Since 2006, Circa has toured 18 countries across 5 continents.

Artistic Director of choral activities Joseph Flummerfelt speaks about the thrills that the position of conductor of The Medium brings and gives us a taste of what to expect chorally at Spoleto USA this year.

Fusing a radical bond between the Greek pagan story of Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles and gospel music, composer, pianist, and musical director Bob Telson has created The Gospel at Colonus.

Clarinet player and Spoleto Chamber Music Series regular Todd Palmer talks with Rachel Stewart about the history behind his one and only comission piece.

Actress Patrycja Kujawska, originally from Poland, plays "the girl" in the Spoleto Festival USA 2011's production of Hans Christian Anderson's The Red Shoes.

Mark Sloan, Director of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, describes the exhibit by Italian photographer and miniaturist Paolo Ventura, that's called Winter Stories, and is only the second visual art exhibit to be a part of the Spoleto USA festival.

Osvaldo Golijov is an Argentinian composer and is the current Composer in Residence at this year's festival.  He speaks with Frank Dominguez about his music.

After having dance all over the world, Spaniard Angel Corella has founded the first and only classical ballet company in Spain in 22 years: the Corella Ballet.
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