An Italian music and dance workshop with international singer Marco Fiorante will be held at the Blue Church on Sunday, November 22 from 2-4 pm sponsored by the Wheeling Arts and Culture Commission, Allegro Dance Company, Wheeling National Heritage Area Corporation and Panhandle.
This free workshop invites the public to learn songs and dances from the Puglia region of Italy along with an exciting performance at the end of the lesson. Bringing together the sights and sounds of Italy through music and dance, it encourages all ages to experience this vivacious culture.
Marco Fiorante is a lyrical tenor born in the city of Cellino San Marco, Italy. He completed his studies in operatic performance at the Conservatorio Tito Schipa in Lecce, Italy and a Masters in Professional Music Education from the Universita G. Fortunato in Benevento, Italy.
Marco has been invited to sing at various prestigious events worldwide such as The Italian Embassy in Washington, D.C., the FBI Headquarters, the Italian Cultural Society in Naples, Florida and the 50th Anniversary of Domenico Modugno’s Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blue (Volare) in San Pietro C.co, and most recently, the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh, PA.
In 2011, Marco released his first CD entitled “Semplicemente Io,” which includes Italian popular songs and two tracks of his own compositions. In the same year, he made his television debut performing on Italy’s national public broadcasting company, RAI International’s program, Cristianita.
Visit http://www.marcofiorante.com for more information