Our World – General Director and CEO of Spoleto Festival USA, Dr. Mena Mark Hanna
Thursday, Feb 2, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Sandcastle, Kiawah Island SC
General Director and CEO of Charleston’s Own Spoleto Festival USA will be joining us as he speaks more in depth about the event that takes place May 26 -June 11.
Dr. Hanna will share with us his experience of becoming head of an internationally recognized Arts Festival during a pandemic. The 2023 Festival promises boundary-breaking works across multiple disciplines as well as musical events honoring the late Geoff Nuttall, Director of Chamber Music and Gian Carlo Menotti, the Festival’s founder. Dr. Hanna will also share his vision for the Spoleto Festival going forward.
He previously served as Founding Dean of the Barenboim-Said Akademie in Berlin and as Assistant Artistic Director of Houston Grand Opera. Hanna is the recipient of Temple University’s inaugural Honors Distinguished Alumni Award and the Marshall Scholarship. He was creator and curator of the Edward W. Said Days in Berlin and served as Trustee of the Gingko Library in London. Hanna currently serves as a Director of the Mahler Foundation and on the advisory board of the Time In Children’s Arts Initiative in New York.
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