Sounds of the Season

Music plays an integral part in many aspects around the globe.

It could serve as background music; it may bring you to your feet at a concert, provide a boost to your favorite sports team, add that special touch to a recital or provide the soundtrack as you sing along while sitting on traffic.

Music also plays an important part in enhancing the holidays, often stirring up that perfect memory.  With that in mind, the CROA Holiday Concert aims to bring that memory into focus or perhaps generate some new ones.

On Thursday, December 3, 7 p.m. at the Celebration Community Field Complex (CCFC), the sounds of the season will reverberate through the evening air as CROA presents Franco Corso and special guest Gary Lovini to get you in the holiday mood.

Attendance for the resident only event is by reservation only (

Corso hypnotizes audiences with his sensual and powerful vocals, from Baritone to Tenor, dramatic stage presence and charismatic showmanship. His musical talent has been labeled powerful, enchanting and sophisticated. Corso’s music is passion personified, a raw emotion that comes through in his singing, which is palpable. Corso has built a music career channeling the charisma and passion of Italian-American singers, effectively transforming past masterpieces into modern treasures. His voice recalls the era when crooners ruled the music industry and avid listeners went weak in the knees at love songs laden with raw emotion.

One of his many career highlights was his sold-out concert at the Berklee Performance Center in Boston, prior to a successful television Campaign aired on NBC and CBS where Franco was accompanied by multi Emmy award music composer and Tony Bennett’s musical director Mike Renzi. Franco’s rendition of Bocelli’s ‘Time To Say Goodbye’ was featured on ABC during the 73th Annual Columbus Day Red Carpet event and presented by Joe Piscopo and Maria Bartiromo.

His inspirations are drawn from classics such as Caruso and Bocelli along with the allure of Josh Groban and Julio Iglesias. These influences are blended together as he takes audiences on a ‘Musical Journey.’

Lovini, who originally hails from the UK, now calls Celebration home. His mastery of the violin has seen him build up a loyal following amongst classical and pop fans alike. Having successfully bridged the gap between classical and popular music, Gary has played an important role in bringing his violin showmanship to a wider audience.

Highly regarded by both the music industry and general public, Gary’s unquestionable musical talent and showmanship has seen him completely transform the image of the violin as an instrument often associated solely suitable for classical music. His inimitable style and mastery of the instrument through all genres of music, will ensure Gary remains an iconic figure in modern day classical and pop music.

We look forward to spending part of the holidays with you!