Saturday December 7, 2019 at 7:30 PM & Sunday December 8, 2019 at 2:00 PM
Twinkling lights, the smell of gingerbread and seasonal treats, the laughter of friends and family, snow on the trees… and beautiful symphonic music ringing in the season. Come for the music, and you’ll know you’re home for the holidays with the Folsom Lake Symphony as we present Bianco Natale.
With lovers of symphonic music of all ages or those completely new to the experience, we’ll celebrate the holidays with favorites including Ave Maria, White Christmas, singalong carols, selections from The Nutcracker and Frozen, and more. Also, experience the Folsom Lake Symphony’s debut performance of Symph-Hanukkah arranged by our very own Maestro Peter Jaffe.
Back by popular demand, internationally acclaimed tenor, Pasquale Esposito, will be our featured soloist.
Join us for Bianco Natale. It will be a time to remember and a gift for the holidays!
Pasquale Esposito was born and raised in Naples, Italy and immigrated to the United States, pursuing his passion for music by studying at San Jose State University and receiving his Bachelor of Arts Degree where he was a distinguished alumnus in 2009.
An international crossover recording artist acclaimed for his pop-opera delivery of songs, Esposito 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).
Esposito embarked on writing and producing his first PBS Special, Pasquale Esposito Celebrates Enrico Caruso in 2015, filming in the historic Castello Giusso in Vico Equense on the Amalfi Coast and 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 Domingocollaborated in the program with an intimate interview.
His successful debut at the San Francisco Opera in June 2015 came with the premiere of Marco Tutino’s Two Women, an opera adaptation of the 1960’s film La Ciociara, with Sophia Loren. The New York Times stated that Esposito sang with “airy charm” in 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 second public television 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 followed with a robust Fall/Winter 2018 North American Tour including Toronto, San Jose, Las Vegas, New York City, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Hartford, Sacramento, Detroit, Reno and Chicago.
Presently, Esposito is arranging and recording a Christmas album that will be featured in his next public television special, Celebrating the Spirit of Christmas.