Classical Cafe:

Big Week! Rossini Festival and More

With a little help from the Weatherman, this promises to be a big week for music audiences and fans of Downtown Knoxville.


Tuesday, April 23
UT Wind Ensemble, Symphonic and Concert Band Concert
James R. Cox Auditorium, Alumni Memorial Bldg. at 8 pm FREE

Wednesday, April 24
Manuela Formichella, Italian soprano, in the music of Francesco Paolo Tosti, Love Songs of Southern Italy. Also, the premiere performance of a work by UTK composer Brendan McConville
Performance Hall 32, Alumni Memorial Bldg. at 6 pm FREE

Friday, April 26
Cinderella (La Cenerentola) by Rossini; Knoxville Opera, part of the Rossini Festival
Tennessee Theatre, 8 pm, $
(check Knoxville Opera website for details of Rossini Festival)

Saturday, April 27
Rossini Festival International Street Fair, Downtown Knoxville, all day

Seraphic Fire, Grammy-nominated 13 member chamber choir on tour, sacred music of the Renaissance to contemporary
Church Street United Methodist Church, 7:30 pm, $

Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra, works by Rachel DeVore Fogarty, Samuel Barber (Knoxville: Summer of 1915), and Sibelius (Symphony No. 2 )
Oak Ridge High School, Oak Ridge Turnpike at North Tulane Avenue, at 7:30 p.m. $

Sunday, April 28
Cinderella (La Cenerentola) by Rossini; Knoxville Opera
Tennessee Theatre, 2:30 pm, $


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Alan Sherrod serves up a big plate of nourishing commentary on the Knoxville classical music and fine arts scene.