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Spoleto Festival USA 2022 challenges received narratives

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Mena Mark Hanna

Spoleto General Director Mena Mark Hanna envisions the 46th season of the Charleston performing arts event as one that will broaden conceptions, explore spirituality, and express the "wonderment of life".

In this Sonatas & Soundscapes interview that aired Friday, May 27th, Spoleto Festival USA General Director Mena Mark Hanna joins host Bradley Fuller for a conversation on the grounds of the Spoleto offices in Charleston. Mena shares about his excitement for the first festival under his leadership, offers perspective on what he considers the major themes of the 2022 season, and explains how he hopes the 17-day performing arts event will create public value for the greater Charleston community.

The 2022 Spoleto Festival USA begins Friday, May 27th, and lasts until Sunday, June 12th. More information can be found on the festival’s website, https://spoletousa.org/

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Originally from Greenwood, SC, Bradley Fuller has maintained a deep interest in classical music since the age of six. With piano lessons throughout grade school and involvement in marching and concert bands on the saxophone, Bradley further developed musical abilities as well as an appreciation for the importance of arts education.