Small Business Lunch at Halls
The King Street Marketing Group and Halls Chophouse are pleased to welcome Nigel Redden, General Director, Spoleto Festival USA, as our guest speaker at Small Business Lunch at Halls, Thursday, February 5th.
Now in its 39th season, Spoleto Festival USA is internationally recognized as America's premier performing arts festival.
General Director Nigel Redden will give an insider's look at highlights of this year's Festival (May 22 through June 7) and talk about how the Festival comes together and why the location of historic downtown Charleston is essential to its success.
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For 17 days and nights each spring, Spoleto Festival USA fills Charleston's historic theaters, churches and outdoor spaces with performances by renowned artists as well as emerging performers in opera; theater; dance; and chamber, symphonic, choral and jazz music.
As general director of Spoleto Festival USA, Nigel Redden is responsible for all aspects of the festival including fundraising, financial administration, marketing, union negotiations, artists' contracts, board development and programming.
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.
Spoleto Festival USA was founded in 1977 by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Gian Carlo Menotti, Christopher Keene, and others who sought to create an American counterpart to their annual Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto, Italy. Looking for a city that would provide the charm of Spoleto as well as its wealth of theaters, churches and other performances spaces, they selected Charleston as the ideal location.
The historic city provided a perfect fit: intimate enough that the Festival would captivate the entire city, yet cosmopolitan enough to provide an enthusiastic audience and robust infrastructure.
Contributing to the Festival's ongoing success is its location in Charleston. Recognized the world over for its stunning natural beauty, impressive array of preserved historical architecture, and wealth of charming performance venues, Charleston provides an incomparable setting for audience members and guest artists alike.
Each month, Small Business Lunch at Halls features a distinguished speaker from the business, civic or political arenas upstairs at Halls Chophouse with an imaginative three-course meal prepared by Executive Chef Matthew Niessner.
Tickets are $29 per person plus tax and processing fee for the luncheon and parking. Doors open at 11:30 AM and lunch is served promptly at noon. Limited seating of 90 participants provides an intimate experience with each speaker.
Halls Chophouse is located at 434 King Street in downtown Charleston. Parking, validated at the event, is available at the Visitors Center Garage on Ann Street between King and Meeting Streets.
434 King Street Street
Charleston, SC 29403
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