As part of the Dogwood Arts Festival, the Oak Ridge Community Orchestra will be performing famous and memorable music in Knoxvilleâ€™s Market Square from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 18.
The free concert will feature the lively â€œFigaro Ariaâ€ sung by Daniel Webb, the emphatic fourth movement from the “New World Symphony” by DvoÅ™Ã¡k, the raucous “Polovtsian Dances” by Borodin, and the hand-clapping “Radetzky March” by Johann Strauss (Sr.).Â This is a great way to enjoy a Saturday afternoon while browsing the shops at the Dogwoods Arts Festival.
The “Barber of Seville” is a familiar opera by Gioachino Antonio Rossini, premiering in 1816. The most famous aria from that opera is probably “Largo al Factotum,” in which the central figure, Figaro, vigorously touts his prowess as a barber and local facilitator of â€œeverything.â€ The articulation and style in this aria are so impressive that Warner Brothers, Walter Lantz, and Hanna Barbera studios couldnâ€™t resist featuring it in cartoon parodies. [Read more…]