O Sole Trio highlights Italian influence on American music

Jul 13, 2017 580

BY: Greg Sukiennik

From the streets of Napoli to sold-out stadiums, the culture and history of Italy, as brought to America by Italian immigrants, has greatly influenced popular music. O Sole Trio is about teaching and singing that history, and they're bringing their educational, fun show to Southern Vermont Arts Center's Arkell Pavilion at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 15. 

The O Sole Trio — soprano Erin Shields, baritone Giuseppe Spoletini and David Shenton on piano and violin — takes audiences on a journey from Italy to the U.S. Along the way, they'll learn about the opera prowess of Enrico Caruso and Andrea Bocelli, the game-changing stardom of Frank Sinatra, the chart-topping success of Dean Martin and Connie Francis, and popular music from the doo-wop era to the dance pop of Madonna and Lady Gaga.

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SOURCE: http://www.manchesterjournal.com/

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