Andy Bryenton, principal cellist of the KSO who blogs for the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, had a nice reminder on their blog of the diversity of entertainments that will be available at Knoxville Opera's Rossini Festival Italian Street Fair on Saturday. 11 am til 9 p.m. on Gay Street in Downtown Knoxville.
Information on the acts can be found in a number of places, including the insert in this week's METRO PULSE. Also -- knoxvilleopera.com (Schedule in pdf form)
In a nutshell, here are the basics:
The South Stage, located at Cumberland and Gay, will offer choral groups such as the Knoxville Opera Gospel Choir, the Maryville College Choir, the Pellissippi SIngers, and the Knoxville Chamber Choir.
The Market Square Stage, oddly on Market Square, will feature dance performances from organizations such as Go! Contemporary Dance Ensemble, Circle Modern Dance, and the TN Conservatory of Fine Arts.
The North Stage, near Summit Hill Drive, will offer jazz and pop performances. Groups here include the Pellissippi Jazz Band, the Knoxville Youth Jazz Orchestra, the Good TImes Ensemble, and brass ensembles from UT.
The Knoxville Opera Stage, in front of Regal Cinemas and the former S&W Grand, offers preview performers from Knoxville Opera and UT Opera Theatre, plus notable local singers Joey DiMenno, Rebekkah Hilgraves, Dixie Roberts, Liz Peterson, Jami Rogers and Kevin Anderson, Karen Nickell, and Daniel Sparkes.