Regional radio coverage of Spoleto Festival USA continues this morning as Spoleto Today takes you behind the scenes of the 2010 Spoleto and Piccolo Spoleto festivals. On today's program, a visit to the remarkable Colla Marionette Company, presenting live opera with plenty of strings attached. Plus conductor Emmanuel Villaume shares his approach to creating "French-style explosions" on the podium with the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra. Post and Courier critic Jack McCray also previews the jazz week ahead.

On Carolina Classics feature some of Spoleto's most anticipated performers: soprano Dawn Upshaw, cellist Alisa Weilerstein and violinist Daniel Phillips. Plus a reunion on the podium for Carolinas conducting legend Henry Janiec.

Join hosts Marcus Overton and Jennifer Foster for Spoleto Today -- every weekday at 11 a.m. -- and Carolina Classics, weekdays at 1 p.m. Tune in on WSCI-FM Charleston 89.3 and visit SpoletoFest.org for live streaming, videos, podcasts and more. Brought to you by SCETV Radio and WDAV Classical Public Radio.