Monday, December 7, 2015

Play "Secret Santa" to a barihunk

Images from the Marco Vassalli calendar
Ever wanted to play Santa Claus for a sexy barihunk? Well, now is your chance to give the gift of an American recital debut for Italian-German barihunk Marco Vassalli. He is selling calendars to raise funds for his much anticipated U.S. debut with Musica Marin in a concert that includes the world premiere of two Clint Borzoni songs. The calendar is available HERE and $10.40 of every sale goes towards his expenses to come to America.

The texts of these songs were selected by and written for the singer and are written for string quartet and baritone. Vassalli chose Hermann Hesse's Stufen and Hilde Domin's Margere Kost. Borzoni and Vassalli have never met in person and worked on the songs together over Facebook video and Skype. San Francisco's Bay Area Reporter broke the news in a recent article, which you can read HERE.

Marco Vassalli discusses why he chose two poems for his US debut:

The premiere is being funded with an Indiegogo campaign that launched today. Some of the perks include having one of the songs dedicated to you, a signed page from the composer's notebook, copies of Vassalli's CD of Italian songs and access to numerous private events and concerts. All of the proceeds will also be used to fund the world premiere of the Borzoni songs.

Marco Vassalli sings Mendelssohn's "Es ist genug":

If you're in the San Francisco Bay Area, you can attend the concerts, which will be held in a private home in one of the City's most beautiful neighborhoods overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. Tickets for the Friday, Janyary 22nd concert at 7 PM are available HERE and for the Sunday, January 24 matinee at 3PM you can click HERE.

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