Il Volo brings classic show to Illinois

2014-06-20T16:30:00Z 2014-06-25T17:41:09Z Il Volo brings classic show to IllinoisEloise Marie Valadez Eloise.Valadez@nwi.com, (219) 933-3365 nwitimes.com

Italian singing group Il Volo is making beautiful music across the United States this summer.

Il Volo, comprised of Ignazio Boschetto, Piero Barone and Gianluca Ginoble, brings their show to Festival Park in Elgin, Ill. tonight. A varied playlist of classical and pop music will be performed by the young singers with operatic leanings. They recently won a Latin Billboard Award for Latin Pop Albums: Artist of the Year, Duo or Group.

"This will be our first time playing in Elgin, Illinois," said Ignazio Boschetto, during a telephone interview this week. He said the group's recent tour is allowing them to visit many places they've never experienced before.

"It's amazing to see new things (and new places)," Boschetto said. "We're young and we're enjoying so many new things."

He said the touring schedule can sometimes be stressful due to the heavy traveling but he enjoys it overall. "And we're building our future," he added.

Boschetto said their concerts attract a varied audience.

"At the beginning of our career, we thought our kind of music would be listened to by only an older audience," he said, adding they see people from "8 to 80" in the crowd.

Among tunes performed on some of the trio's popular albums are "O Sole Mio," "Smile," "This Time," "El Reloj," "Funicula, Funicula," and "Granada."

About the compositions the trio performs, Boschetto said "people love the freshness of the classical songs."

When Boschetto chooses music to listen to at home, he said he enjoys Stevie Wonder. And if Il Volo can perform with any group or singer they haven't yet performed with, it would be Bono of the iconic band U2, according to Boschetto.

Il Volo is currently working on a new album which Boschetto said will be released next year.

FYI: Il Volo plays tonight at Festival Park in Elgin. The following list features upcoming Il Volo performances: June 21 at The Milwaukee Theatre in Milwaukee, Wis., June 24 at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, Canada, June 25 at Theatre at Westbury in Westbury, N.Y. and June 26 at Mann Center in Philadelphia, Penn. Visit ilvolomusic.com

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