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5x5 Five Minutes, Five Questions Corrado Rovaris

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Corrado Rovaris says he didn’t know what to expect from Northwest Arkansas, but now he and the Artosphere Festival Orchestra musicians know it’s a special place.

The Artosphere Festival Orchestra, under the baton of music director Corrado Rovaris, has been recognized as an important new voice in the classical music world by American Public Media's Performance Today, the nation's most popular classical music radio program. But who is the maestro who has accomplished so much in seven years? What's Up! asked Rovaris five questions.

FAQ

Artosphere Festival Orchestra

Finale

WHEN — 8 p.m. Saturday

WHERE — Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville

COST — $10

INFO — 443-5600

BONUS — The concert includes four original versions from Luigi Boccherini’s “Withdrawal by Night in Madrid,” superimposed and transcribed for orchestra; Avner Dorman’s “Frozen in Time”; and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 7.

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