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O Sole Trio-From Prima Donna to Post-Madonna: How Italy and Italian Americans Influeced American Popular Music

Event Type
Roman Cultural Society
Studio Theater
Oct 10, 2014   8:00 pm  
Originating Calendar
Sangamon Auditorium

O Sole Trio is a vibrant musical ensemble that has brought their exhilarating and unique show capturing the essence of the Italian and Italian-American songbook to numerous venues throughout North American and beyond.  Featuring the lush voices of soprano Erin Shields and baritone Giuseppe Spoletini along with the amazingly virtuosic David Shenton on piano and violin, the show takes the audience on a musical and historical journey, revealing how Italian Americans have influenced the American popular music scene throughout the decades. From humorous storytelling to their innovative and unique arrangements, this trio breathes new life into a cornucopia of beloved Italian opera arias and Neapolitan songs, as well as jazz and pop standards made popular by such legendary singers as Louis Prima, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Connie Francis and Andrea Bocelli.

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