Saturday, June 24 | 6:00PM
The Olivia Decker Power of Music Series goes abroad with this special concert event on the idyllic private island of Li Galli off the coast of Italy. Italian tenor Pasquale Esposito performs with special guests Broadway singer and actress Christina Maxwell and pianist/conductor Adriano Pennino, in a concert that embraces the beauty of this unique setting and celebrates the power of music.
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Italian tenor Pasquale Esposito is an international crossover recording artist, acclaimed for his pop-opera delivery of songs. Revered as “a charismatic and dulcet-toned singer" by the San Francisco Chronicle, Pasquale has released nine records, numerous public television specials, and has toured internationally performing both original compositions as well as collections of songs that have influenced his career.
New York City-based singer and actress Christina Maxwell is an award-winning rising star. She has performed in concert across the globe, including with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in New York City and at the United Nations’ Annual Commission on the Status of Women, as well as alongside Italian tenor Pasquale Esposito in Italy and in solo performances in Paris, Tokyo, and Kyoto. Maxwell made her Festival Napa Valley debut during the 2022 summer season, and she is quickly becoming a Festival favorite. At the intersection of the arts and the corporate world, Maxwell serves as Director of the global real estate firm Related Companies, and she is passionate about arts programming for children.
Italian-born Adriano Pennino is a musician, arranger, composer and conductor. He began his career performing in Italian clubs, followed by global recording sessions. In his 20s, Pennino and Gino Paoli commenced their long term collaborations as arranger and pianist, which have included albums such as L'ufficio delle cose perdute and Il fortunato Matto come un gatto, as well as the song Quattro Amici at the bar, winner of the Festivalbar 1991.