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BPO Nation to present Il Volo

by jmaloni


Tue, Apr 1st 2014 06:55 pm

BPO Nation proudly welcomes worldwide musical sensation ll Volo to Kleinhans Music Hall at 8 p.m. Wednesday June 11. ll Volo will perform with members of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. Tickets for this event go on sale at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 5. Call 716-885-5000 or visit kleinhansbuffalo.org. VIP meet-and-greet packages with tickets go on sale Wednesday, April 2, at 10 a.m. To purchase, visit http://tix.concertmaps.com/ilvoloticketing/.

ll Volo - Piero Barone (20), Gianluca Ginoble (19) and Ignazio Boschetto(19) - released their first CD in 2011. It debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard chart and has since sold more than 10 million copies. The self-titled CD contained ll Volo's breakthrough smash "O Sole Mio," along with an emotionally stirring rendition of Charlie Chaplin's "Smile." Their vocals were on full display on the CD/DVD "ll Volo takes Flight - Live from the Detroit Opera House." The PBS special has been shown more than 2,100 times since its original airing in 2012.

ll Volo's second CD was released last fall, following the group's guest starring tour with Barbra Streisand. The CD, "We Are Love," showcases the guys' multilingual skills singing in Spanish, French, German and, of course, Italian. ll Volo blends in some contemporary hits, such as Aerosmith's "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing," along with a version of U2's "Beautiful Day." "We Are Love" also shines a light on some guest artists, such as Placido Damingo, who lends his voice to "ll Canto," a performance dedicated to the legendary Luciano Pavorotti who used to sing it, and was a major influence on ll Volo.

The new PBS special "ll Volo: We Are Love" has just begun airing this fall and looks to surpass the popularity of the first special. ll Volo has played to standing ovations and sold-out audiences everywhere. They has also made appearances on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Today" "The Talk," "Ellen" and was a surprise guest on the last episode of the HBO hit series "Entourage."

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