Are you looking for that very special evening out? Check out the one night only event at Sotto Sopra Restaurant where Italian fine dining and a consummate performer come together for a very intimate evening.
On Sunday, November 29th Sotto Sopra Restaurant, known for its Northern Italian cuisine in Baltimore for over 19 years, is hosting Italian-born guitarist Flavio Sala who will perform an intimate concert for the restaurant’s dining guests. Sotto Sopra Restaurant, located at the archway of Baltimore’s Cultural District at 405 N. Charles Street plays dinner host to the concert ticket holders. Prior to the concert that starts at 8 p.m., concert ticket holders will order off the Sotto Sopra ala carte menu for the dinner portion of the evening. Open reservations for concert ticket holders’ dinner are being accepted between 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at Sotto Sopra Restaurant (410-625-0534). Guests can purchase their Flavio Sala concert tickets ($20) separately at his website.
In 2015 Baltimore City Paper awarded Sotto Sopra Restaurant the title “Top Italian Restaurant in Baltimore.” It seems apropos that the best Italian restaurant host the acclaimed Italian born guitarist Flavio Sala for a ‘one night only’ concert.
Flavio Sala’s inspirations have been the music of Alirio Diaz, Steve Howe and Paco de Lucia. He began his career at the age of 18, winning the XXVI International Competition of Guitar Interpretation of Gargnano (Brescia) and subsequently the XXXVI International Competition “Michele Pittaluga” Alessandria, the Audience Vote at San Francisco International Master Guitar Competition (2004), the 1st prize at the Concurso Internacional de Guitarra XIV “Alirio Diaz” of Carora (Lara State, Venezuela – 2006), obtaining also the Special Prize Fundacion Vicente Emilio Sojo in Caracas, “a la mejor Interpretación de musica Venezolana” and prize winner at the VII Alexandre Tansman International Competition for Musical Personalities in Lodz ( Poland, 2008).
“I love to see a 30 year-old guitarist knock my socks off!” – STEVE HOWE guitarist in the rock group Yes
“Flavio Sala is the new Paganini of the guitar” – ALIRIO DIAZ – Venezuelan classic guitarist
From classical to pop, flamenco to jazz, Flavio’s fingers are magic dancers over the strings of his Camillo Perrella’s custom made guitar. “I can say that the guitar I play has been made for my hands, to cover all my needs for when I am on the stage.” – Flavio says – “I just love Inna, which is my guitar’s name. But Camillo has already a new instrument waiting for me in his workshop, which is a new concept, with cutaway. This is a little bit strange for a classical guitar player, but, you know, I am a rule-hater. I just know that Jennifer, my new guitar, sounds beautiful and I can’t wait to have it in my arms.”
“One of the key players in today’s modern guitar scene” – MICHEL CAMILO Grammy Award-Winning jazz pianist
“Flavio Sala has a great technique” – PACO DE LUCIA – Spanish virtuoso flamenco guitarist
Sotto Sopra Restaurant will be a different venue for Flavio’s concert, very intimate as opposed to the prestigious theaters and concert halls where he has played throughout Europe, Russia, South America, and the United States: Tchaikovsky concert Hall in Moscow, Alirio Diaz theatre in Venezuela, Hall of Vienna, Turin Philharmonic and more.
ABOUT FLAVIO SALA’S FORTHCOMING ALBUM:
“Mi Guitarra y Mis Amores“, Flavio Sala’s 9th album, will come out this fall! Featuring several international artists, such as Steve Howe, rock guitarist for YES and ASIA, Rafael “El Pollo” Brito, multitalented singer and showman from Venezuela, Fabrizio Bosso, the best jazz trumpet player from Italy, Cesar Orozco, amazing Latin jazz pianist from Cuba and Antonio Serrano, wonderful harmonica player from Spain. And with Euro Zambrano, from Venezuela, at percussions and the Number 1 cajon player from Spain, Israel Suarez “El Piraña”. “Sixteen beautiful tracks by some of my favorite musical heroes of my childhood, without whom I wouldn’t be the musician I am”.Internationally renowned guitarist
Sotto Sopra Dinner and Flavio Sala Concert – 405 N. Charles Street – Baltimore, MD 21201 – Sunday, November 29 – www.sottosoprainc.com
Sotto Sopra Dinner: Open reservations 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – ala carte menu – call 410 625 0534 for dinner reservations
Flavio Sala Concert –8pm – Tickets $20 – Purchase on Line
This is dinner and a show – Diner must have purchased the concert ticket and made dinner reservations