When: Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 7:30PM
Where: The Wilbur in Boston’s Historic Theatre District
Italian-Australian Singer Brings His Dynamic Mix of Traditional and Original Repertoire to Boston
ALFIO IN CONCERT
Beloved around the world for his modern interpretations of Italian standards, classical takes on contemporary chart-toppers, and original compositions that bridge musical genres, Italian-Australian powerhouse vocalist ALFIO brings a new approach to the tenor tradition. Now, after the national debut of his first U.S. public television special and live CD, ALFIO IN CONCERT this summer, the charismatic crooner launches his first U.S. concert tour, coming to The Wilbur in Boston’s historic theatre district on Thursday, November 12 at 7:30 pm. For a preview of ALFIO’s live shows, visit:
ALFIO’s live show intersperses Italian standards including “Il Mondo” with American hits like John Denver’s “Annie’s Song,” showcasing his artistic and vocal range. His set list crosses generations in its appeal, and the roots of this sensibility are evident in his original composition “Pavarotti,” inspired by his 2005 dinner as a young man in his twenties meeting his idol. ALFIO pays tribute to another of his predecessors with a new arrangement of the song that brought Andrea Bocelli to the attention of U.S. audiences, “Con Te Partirò.” A standard closing song for ALFIO’s live shows, Frank Sinatra’s “My Way,” neatly sums up his approach and appeal.
ALFIO is the rare tenor who can accompany himself on piano during an aria, as well as write songs. In the mix are ALFIO’s original compositions “Our Dream” and “After Love,” which could be as at home on the American Pop charts as in the context of the traditional Italian repertoire of love and loss.
ALFIO began his vocal training in Parma, Italy, encouraged to study the tenor repertoire by a composer who had worked with the great Luciano Pavarotti. However, ALFIO’s strong desire to sing contemporary music along with the classics, as well as to write and perform his own compositions, led him to a unique musical identity he has joked is more a “nine-and-a-halfer” than a “tenor.” ALFIO’s humor is evident throughout his concert banter, as he connects with the audience telling stories of an unusual career path forged by his parents’ strong heritage and the generational push and pull to keep that culture alive while being true to himself.
ALFIO’s latest studio album, After Love, and the DVD of his public television special ALFIO IN CONCERT, will be available in stores October 2, 2015. For more information about ALFIO, visit http://www.alfiomusic.com/tour.
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