Franco Corso: A Tribute to Andrea Bocelli and Friends

Saturday / September 15, 2012 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Franco Corso

"If you like Andrea Bocelli, you will love Franco Corso " - the New York Times

With a voice that melts hearts and instills passion, Franco Corso is the newest Italian singing sensation in America. His distinctive and powerful baritone voice has been called elegant and provocative.

Born and raised in San Remo, Italy, Corso grew up filling his lungs with sea-kissed Mediterranean air. Inspired by Andrea Bocelli, Dean Martin, and Jimmy Rosselli, Corso has built a music career channeling the charisma and passion of Italian and American singers, effectively transforming past masterpieces into modern treasures. His voice recalls the era when crooners ruled the music industry and avid listeners went weak in the knees at love songs laden with raw emotion.

After a successful TV campaign on NBC and CBS last Christmas, Corso performs for the first time in Boston and takes his audience on a musical journey through Italy in his acclaimed show A Tribute to Andrea Bocelli and Friends. Under the music direction of international pianist and winner of seven Emmy Awards Mike Renzi, Corso performs the perfect blend of classic Italian-American songs and the most popular songs from Bocelli. As an aerial tour of his beautiful Italy flashes in a montage during his performance, Corso conveys the nostalgia of love lost, lived, and lasting.

Now, respected publications all across the country are raving about Corso's meteoric rise. The New York Times, the Chicago Magazine, the Daily News, and the Palm Beach Post have praised his music, calling Corso powerful, enchanting, and elegant.

Corso's star continues to rise as he brings his show to the international performing arena, where he wows new audiences of all ages with his timeless music and style.

His music is available on FrancoCorso.com and LoveFranco.com

Denise Decaro will join Franco Corso on the duet "The Prayer" (David Foster/Carol Sager). Decaro originally from Providence, RI, has been al LA based cabaret stylist and recording artist since 1977.

A graduate of the Boston conservatory, Decaro has performed and recorded with Barbara Streisand, David Foster and Michel LeGrand. She has been a featured Artist with the Boston Pops and played Anita in the European Tour of "West Side Story" .Most recently she performed for the First Lady Michelle Obama Fundraiser Event. She is still the fist actress who has played Connie Francis in the movie "American Hot Wax" (Paramount).

Guest Appearance: Award winning singer-songwriter Briana Cash.

Cash moves easily across several different music genres. She sings hit Italian favorites by Mina, Mariella Nava, Giorgia Todrani, and Eros Ramazzotti—to name few—as well as American pop tunes. Her sound is unique, however, inspired by the musical legends of yesteryear. Her original songs have a strong jazz, pop, intimate vibe. 

Cash was born in Orlando, FL, where she sang for Disney and Universal Studios. She graduated from Berklee with honors and received Berklee's BEST Scholarship. Her grandmother's birth in Rome and her grandfather's strong Neapolitan roots seem to "sing" when this classically-trained first soprano performs Italian classics. 

No matter what genre she performs, Cash delivers the voice of an angel—sweet and transcending. Boston's award-winning singer songwriter, a 92.5 River Rising Star, is a huge advocate for many charities. She has recorded and narrated three PSAs for Susan G. Komen for the cure. 

Cash's enchanting voice and timeless music will whisk you away to far-off places. Her album, All I Want, is available on her website, brianacash.com, and on iTunes and Amazon.

 

Admission: 
$49, $41, $36, reserved seating