That's Amore!Saturday September 14, 2019
2:00 PM until 3:00 PM
VML Cultural Series 2019-2020 Season Kick-off Concert!
Saturday, September 14, 2019 2:00 p.m., "That's Amore: Italian Pop Songs", performed by John Murelle, baritone and The John Salerno Trio
Who doesn't love the music of love, and the Italians have so many songs to celebrate it! Come experience a taste of Italy and hear popular songs from that country, some familiar and some new. Baritone John Murelle is a versatile singer with a wide range of musical interests, including art song, opera and oratorio, Broadway and popular songs. His keen interest in song literature has earned him accolades as a concert singer. Free and open to the public; no tickets required. Library Plaza Program Room is handicapped accessible; 1837 Ocean Street entrance will be open for parking near the playground. Light refreshments served at a concert social hour. This concert is supported in part by a grant from the Marshfield Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. For more information please contact librarian Chris Woods at 781-834-5535 and visit http://www.ventresslibrary.org/ and http://jmurelle.com
About John Murelle
Baritone John Murelle is a versatile singer with a wide range of musical interests, including art song, opera and oratorio, Broadway and popular songs. He holds Vocal Performance degrees from the University of Michigan and the Boston Conservatory, and a Diploma from the Boston University Opera Institute. John Murelle’s keen interest in song literature has earned him accolades as a concert singer.
His diverse programs include song cycles of Beethoven, Head, Fauré, Quilter, Ravel, Schubert, Schumann and Vaughan Williams, and highly acclaimed theme recitals including The Way You Look Tonight, The Songs of Jerome Kern, With A Song In My Heart The Songs of Rodgers and Hart, You’re The Top! The Songs of Cole Porter, Nice Work If You Can Get It, The Songs of George and Ira Gershwin, Let Yourself Go! The Songs of Irving Berlin, Cuban Passion, The Songs Of Ernesto Lecuona, If I Loved You, The Great Love Duets and A Song for Two with soprano Joan Kirchner, In A Sentimental Mood, the Songs of Duke Ellington and That’s Amore, pop songs from & about Italy.
In great demand as a voice teacher, John has maintained an active private voice studio in East Sandwich for over 15 years. His student’s regularly receive scholarships at recognized music schools throughout the U.S. The studio presents three major public recitals a year open to the public.
About John Salerno
John Salerno, a native of the Boston area, has been performing professionally for over forty years. He began his career as a pianist and singer, performing in the New England area and throughout the East Coast. An accomplished pianist, he performs on all the keyboards and vibraphone.
In 1965 he accepted an invitation to teach music in Izmir, Turkey. Remaining in Europe, Mr. Salerno gained experience and renown as a musical entertainer not only in Turkey, but also in Greece, Italy, Germany, Spain, and England. His repertoire consists of popular and traditional jazz favorites, the great standards, the music of the likes of Gershwin, Cole Porter, Hammerstein, Rodgers, and Andrew Lloyd Webber as well as romantic ballads and dance songs from Europe sung in a number of languages.
Upon returning to the United States, his "Society of Two" played several successful engagements in Florida.
Heading a trio, John has entertained at the Copley Plaza in Boston, the Goat Island Sheraton, Treadway Inn, and mansions in Newport, Rhode Island, and held summer residence for many years at the popular Hunt Club on Cape Cod.
His seventeen piece big band has performed opening night at the Wang Center for the Bolshoi, Kirov and Boston Ballet production of Swan Lake, concerts at Quincy Market and Market Place Center in Boston, Heritage Plantation and Mashpee Commons, both on Cape Cod.
They have appeared at the Marriott Marquis in New York, the Marriott Long Wharf, Ritz, Four Seasons the Plaza and a host of other fine hotels i n Boston and throughout the New England and New York area. The band also performed at the 1997 Presidential Inaugural .
John has earned a B.A. in music from the University of Lowell and a M.A. from Bridgewater State College. He has been director of music at Massachusetts Maritime Academy, chorus director for the cities of Lynn and New Bedford, director of the Cape Cod Conservatory Jazz Ensemble, and director of fine arts for the city of New Bedford, Massachusetts. John currently teaches and performs in the Palm Springs, California area and is the music director for the Indio Performing Arts Center.
Location: Library Plaza Program Room
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