16th Annual Rossini Festival International Street Fair

Arts and Entertainment

February 27, 2017

From: Rossini Festival International Street Fair

Knoxville Opera's annual Rossini Festival International Street Fair, now in it's 16th year, has been designated a "legacy event" by Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and serves as a celebration of the performing arts.  The public enjoys 11 consecutive hours of live entertainment on five outdoor stages (opera, jazz, ethnic music, gospel, modern and ethnic dance, ballet, vocal and instrumental ensembles) and the YMCA FamilyZone while shopping at exhibits of over 100 prominent Artisans and enjoying cuisine from dozens of food vendors.  This unique event transforms downtown Gay Street, Market Square, and the adjoining streets into a European-style pedestrian street mall appropriate for the entire family.  The Rossini Festival has entertained well over 500,000 people from Knox County and the surrounding region in the first 15 years!  As the Street Fair is offered free to the community, it is largely dependent upon sponsor support for its funding.

Schedule of Events:

Pilot Flying J Opera Stage:

10:00 AM: Univ. of Arkansas Opera: The Pirates of Penzance
10:30 AM: Univ. of Tenn.VolOpera
11:00 AM: Univ. of Tenn. Opera Theatre: Don Giovanni
Knoxville Opera Tosca Cast:
12:00 PM: Peter Johnson, bass-baritone
12:30 PM: Geoffrey Hoos, bass-baritone
1:00 PM: Ian McEuen, tenor
1:30 PM: Scott Bearden, baritone
2:00 PM: KerriMarcinko, soprano, and Jonathan Burton,tenor
2:30 PM: Mayors' Welcome Ceremonies: Mayors Madeline Rogero and Tim Burchett
Maestro Brian Salesky
Kerri Marcinko, soprano
Jonathan Burton, tenor
3:00 PM: Michael Rodger, baritone
3:30 PM: Sarah Fitch, mezzosoprano
4:00 PM: Kevin Doherty, baritone
4:30 PM: Elizabeth Peterson, mezzosopiano
5:00 PM: Univ. of Arkansas Opera: The Pirates ot Penzance
5:30 PM: Makoto Winkler, baritone
6:00 PM: Melanie Burbules, mezzosoprano
6:30 PM: Brandon Bell, baritone
8:00 - 10:00 PM: Soulful Sounds Revue

Choral Stage:

10:15 AM: Volume and ReVOLution (UT School of Music)
11:15 AM: Webb School Madrigal Singers
12:15 PM: Volt (UT School of Music)
1:15 PM: Sound Company Children's Chorus
2:15 PM: Maryville College Choir
3:15 PM: Cedar Bluff Middle School Concert Choir
4:15 PM: Knoxville Gay Men's Chorus
5:15 PM: Variations (Pellissippi State Comm. College)
6:15 PM: Knoxville Opera Gospel Choir
7:15 PM: Sound of the Smokies Women's Chorus

Instrumental Stage:

10:45 AM: Knoxville Jazz Youth Orchestra
11:45 AM: UT Jazz Big Band
12:45 PM: Ensemble Swing Time Jazz Eand
1:45 PM: Knoxville Community Band
2:45 PM: Ready for Rain Instrumental Ensemble
3:45 PM: HartStrings
4:45 PM: Pellissippi State Comm. College Jazz Band
5:45 PM: Robertsville Middle School Band
6:45 PM: Tennessee Wind Symphony
7:45 PM: UT Trombone Choir

YMCA Market Square Dance Stage:

10:30 AM: Sandsation Dance Troupe
11:30 AM: Momentum Dance Lab
12:30 PM: African-American Drummers and Dancers
1:30 PM: Debka and the Oasis Dancers
2:30 PM: Broadway Academy of Performing Arts
3:30 PM: Albi Belly Dance Troupe
4:30 PM: Lucia Andronescu Flamenco Dancers
5:30 PM: Go! Contemporary Danceworks
6:30 PM: Circle Modem Dance
7:30 PM: Ballet Gloria
8:30 PM: Vikhr Russian Dancers

Jazz Stage:

10:00 AM: Pellissippi State Comm. College Brass Ensemble
11:00 AM: William Lovelace Harp Ensemble
12:00 PM: Pellissippi State Comm. College Bluegiass Band
1:00 PM: Black Oak Brass
2:00 PM: UT Jazz Messengers
3:00 PM: 4 Strings
4:00 PM: Knoxville Symphony Youth Orch. Quartet
5:00 PM: Shamrock Road Celtic Band
6:00 PM: Grayscale (East TN State Univeisity)
7:00 PM: UT Trumpet Ensemble

Date: April 22, 2017

Time: 10:00 a.m - 9:00 p.m.


Downtown Knoxville,
Knoxville, TN 37917.

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