Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someone
Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someone
Photos courtesy of O Sole Trio
Photos courtesy of O Sole Trio

Get ready for a cornucopia of Italian opera arias and popular Neapolitan songs, double-instrument solos, smile-inducing anecdotes, amusing crowd interactions, and a hilarious ballad about a little oyster who defies death.

O Sole Trio is arguably the best cabaret act in New York City right now. The members — soprano Erin Shields, baritone Giuseppe Spoletini, and pianist/violinist David Shenton — perform around the world during the year, but they always return to their hometown to offer a free holiday concert at Sunnyside Reformed Church. (This year it’s on Saturday, Dec. 19, at 7 p.m.)

The program should include an eclectic mix of songs in English and Italian. Spoletini might bust out with “Figaro,” while Shields might use her vocal versatility for a Broadway show tune or a jazz standard. Meanwhile, Shenton might play the violin and piano at the same time. Or the British musician might perform a track from “Sunnyside Blues,” the CD that he produced in honor of the Queens neighborhood where he settled after coming to the United States.

This year, the audience can expect O Sole Trio to bring out some favorites from its newest show, “Heart & Sole,” which features unique arrangements of classic pieces, a creative mashup of “Vesti La Guibba” and “Send in the Clowns,” and even their takes on songs such as Journey’s “Open Arms” (in English and Italian).


Join The Discussion

Popular Stories
Inset courtesy of NYPD
UPDATE: Bayside man charged with sexually assaulting woman at a Flushing beauty salon
Photo via YouTube/MajorWorld
City accuses Queens-based car dealer Major World of predatory lending and inflating prices
Photo: Anthony Giudice/QNS
Cross Bay and Marine Parkway bridges will go cashless beginning on April 30: governor

Skip to toolbar
Web Analytics