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Pasquale Esposito
Celebrates Italian Piazzas

Saturday, November 10, 2018  |  8:00pm

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Italian tenor, Pasquale Esposito makes his debut at the Kaufman Music Center’s Merkins Concert Hall with his new program celebrating Italian Piazzas (Squares).  The program is the live version of his new Public TV Special on New York PBS (WNET).  This is Pasquale's follow up to his 1st successful PBS Special Celebrating Enrico Caruso (2015). Esposito had his successful Opera debut at San Francisco Opera in June 2015 with the premiere of Marco Tutino’s Two Women (opera adaptation of the 1960s film La Ciociara –with Sophia Loren).  The New York Times stated that Esposito sang with “airy charm" for his performance of Ragazzo del Popolo while the San Francisco Chronicle described Esposito as "a charismatic and dulcet-toned singer.” The evening’s program will take the audience on a musical journey paying tribute to the most beautiful piazzas in Italy and dedicating to each of them a song celebrating their history, beauty and romance.  The multi-media program will including incredible footage from Italy coupled with Pasquale’s dynamic live performance accompanied by his international band of musicians.  Don’t miss this opportunity to see Pasquale up close and personal in New York City.

ARTISTS

Pasquale Esposito, tenor

      PASQUALE ESPOSITO was born and raised in Naples, Italy. He immigrated to the United States winning the Green Card Lottery in 1998.  He pursued his passion for music by studying at San Jose State University receiving his Bachelor of Arts Degree where he was a distinguished alumnus in 2009. He is an international crossover recording artist, acclaimed for his pop-opera delivery of songs.
Esposito released 7 albums and began touring internationally with his first musical revue: Naples … That’s Amore in 2005.  Thereafter, he toured with his CD of Original Compositions: A Brand New Me (2009) and Il Tempo (2011).

      Following the success of spreading his rich Italian culture through music, he embarked on writing and producing his 1st PBS Special: Pasquale Esposito Celebrates Enrico Caruso in 2015. The program was filmed in the historic Castello Giusso in Vico Equense on the Amalfi Coast. Esposito was accompanied by the Orchestra Santa Chiara conducted by Maestro Renato Serio.  The docu-concert pays homage to Caruso by taking the audience on a musical journey in Italy highlighting the life, career and songs that made Caruso an international star.  Maestro Placido Domingo collaborated in the program with an intimate interview. The PBS Special had over 220,000,000 potential viewers coupled with a current live touring version. A CD, DVD and Bluray are available of the Special.

      Esposito had his successful debut at San Francisco Opera in June 2015 with the premiere of Marco Tutino’s Two Women (an opera adaptation of the 1960s film La Ciociara –with Sophia Loren whom he had the pleasure of sharing the stage with in her recent US Tour).  The New York Times stated that Esposito sang with “airy charm" for his performance of Ragazzo del Popolo while the San Francisco Chronicle described Esposito as "a charismatic and dulcet-toned singer."

      In Spring 2018, Esposito released his 2nd Public TV Special on PBS Stations: Pasquale Esposito Celebrates Italian Piazzas.  Esposito was accompanied by the Orchestra Talenti Napoletani conducted by Maestro Adriano Peninno. This docu-concert is a unique musical journey of culture, art, and tradition where Esposito dedicates a song to each of the beautiful piazzas (squares) performed in the prestigious Piazza del Plebiscito in Naples, Italy.  A live concert version of the special follows with a robust Fall/Winter 2018 North American Tour including the following cities: Toronto, San Jose, Las Vegas, New York City, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Hartford, Sacramento, Detroit, Reno and Chicago to name a few. The new CD and DVD of the Special will be available in June 2018.

      Presently, Esposito is arranging and recording a Christmas album that will be featured in his next Public Television Special Celebrating the true meaning of Christmas.  It is set for release in December 2019.
Esposito established Notable Music and Arts Organization, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit charitable organization promoting music education in Spring 2012.  The organization provides music instruction to underserved students in the SF Bay Area and develops and produces educational programming for public television. Esposito travels nationally to major universities and colleges offering Master Classes in vocal technique and also provides private instruction in his San Jose studio.

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