Spoleto Today’s New Marriage

Making eleven radio programs in 17 days with a group of strangers is like getting married without ever having met your spouse-to-be — except that there are four or five of them, and you have to figure things out pretty fast!
For 14 years, I created, produced and performed Spoleto Today by myself (for the most part). The show started in my kitchen in May 1995. I used the inexpensive (cheap) wireless telephone I had purchased from the big box discount store. I sounded like I was at the bottom of a deep and very damp well, but folks didn’t seem to care. They were just happy to have help making sense of the huge number of things to see and do in Spoleto Festival USA and Piccolo Spoleto. I was in Charleston, and the folks I knew were in Columbia; but, it was fun, and it answered a need.


South Carolina ETV Radio and WDAV 89.9 To Broadcast Spoleto Festival USA’s Showcase Concert, Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde

Pulitzer Prize-winning music critic Tim Page called it “an evening that is certain to change some lives” in his glowing review of the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra’s performance of Gustav Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde, conducted by Emmanuel Villaume at this year’s Spoleto Festival USA. Thanks to an unprecedented media partnership between South Carolina ETV Radio and WDAV 89.9 Classical Public Radio, listeners throughout the Carolinas and around the world can hear this shimmering performance. It will be broadcast Thursday, June 4, 2009 at 8 p.m. in the Charlotte NC region on WDAV-FM 89.9 Classical Public Radio and on South Carolina ETV Radio’s Classical NPR stations: WSCI-FM Charleston 89.3, WEPR-FM Greenville 90.1 and WLTR-FM Columbia 91.3. Online listeners can hear it at WDAV’s Frank Dominguez will host the broadcast.