As sent from Daniela,
A few days ago I read three good articles about the collaboration between IL VOLO and Symphonic Orchestra of Asti that followed IL VOLO on the Italian tour.
In particular, to the members of the orchestra are asked their opinion on IL VOLO.
The articles are published on the Facebook page TORINO ASPETTA VOLO E POI, I thought they were interesting to you and I asked the permission to condense the articles to summarize the content.
WHAT ABOUT A TOUR YOU DO NOT WRITE…..
With “Magic Night – Tribute to the Three Tenors”, we’ve got to know and appreciate even more in depth the Orchestra that accompanied the guys on this Italian tour. We are talking about the Asti Symphonic Orchestra, made up of young professionals, with some of whom we had the chance to talk in the Veronese weekend …
Working with them was fun, because they are boys in the hand, always with the ready-made joke, behind the scenes and during the tests…..working in a professional way, but it is done in a serene and relaxed manner.
“I had several ideas about them before meeting them: for example, you see them on tv, they are VIPs and you think they will keep distances. Instead, on the first day I meet Piero, I am astonished at how he came to me, that I was sitting in the theater during a break, to come forward, telling me: we will surely enjoy this tour together! I was amazed by his humility, he is a famous character that many people know by fame, and thus addresses me. An idea that has remained unchanged, is precisely their popularity and fame they have around the world. “
“I was pleasantly surprised, the concerts have an incredible success and I appreciated that they have exploited their previous fame to open to the public a music that has always been considered” niche “. In mid-applauding concert halls is forbidden, but in a more casual context, it’s nice to hear that listeners appreciate what you do! “
The guys of Il Volo did not know them personally, but for their successes, especially after the victory of Sanremo, I knew, in fact, Grande Amore and I knew that they sang songs of Italian tradition. I thought they had a great success because they were able to bring back songs, arias and a way of singing that had been a bit lost and that he therefore loved a lot of people. For me, the most beautiful song to play was Grande Amore, for the atmosphere that was created while playing.
I would work with them again because I had a lot of fun and everything went smoothly, always worked with the smile. The most beautiful thing was the atmosphere at concerts: it does not often play in places where there are maybe 18,000 people in Turin, and in an atmosphere of a pop concert with lots of fans. It’s also great to see how three guys often bind three generations and are also very good at interplaying the concert with comic sketches.
My mom followed “TI LASCIO UNA CANZONE”, so I heard them in some songs and I always thought they had a good voice, I had heard about it later and I knew they had made a great success in America. Following the Festival of Sanremo , I was curious about the song they would bring. I like Grande Amore, text is cute and music I found perfect for Sanremo, it does a lot of effect, especially singing by them three. Before we played together, I had mixed ideas about them: I knew the repertoire was “classic”, but I also knew that they had never studied opera, so I was wondering how to do it. I was very curious to know them and try to really understand what and how to sing.
My favorite air is Una Furtiva Lagrima, I really enjoy it!
They are very nice and helpful guys, even though they have a world renown … ready to make a chat, funny photos and videos … I think they’ve been fine with the orchestra … in the end are guys like us! It was a wonderful experience, we played in wonderful places and could, I would gladly do it again! I’m happy with this tour because I’ve heard in person what they think and can be “witness” to the fact that they know what they are doing (or do not). They know they do not work in theaters, but they want to make this kind of thing known to a different user. I really can not wait to hear them sing a little pop! In my opinion, they can really do great things!
I had heard about the guys at TLUC, but I later met them in Sanremo, so in their repertoire I knew only Grande Amore, a song I think built on their three voices to win them … given to others it would have been almost trivial, instead of them it works. One thing that I really liked them is to stand in front of the opera airs: not presumptuously, but with a lot of humility, arguing that it is a field they do not quite consone and that for them is a challenge, a test, not Certainly their main feature. Among my favorite tracks, in addition to GrandeAmore, I must quote Ave Maria Mater Misericordiae, which I find truly gorgeous, both vocally and harmonically for the accompanying, great impact. According to the production, they were very pleased with the Asti Symphonic Orchestra, so there should be other occasions, I would gladly work with them. After about a month, a good relationship, some joke, an exchange of views, both in evidence and before the concerts behind the scenes. The atmosphere of the concerts is very beautiful, but I think more about them … know that 18,000 people are there only for three guys, on a stage where no commercial music will be offered, but “classical” music, opera and popular songs is very much beautiful. One thing that struck me is the variety of the public: from little girls to adults, to old gentlemen. I think they are very lucky to have such a large and very important target.
On stage they feel totally at ease, it’s as if it were, and probably we can say is, their second home! I did not know them a lot, but now they have surely gained one fan in addition, because I learned to know them, both as people and professionally, and will follow them even in their future plans!
Grazie Mille a TORINO ASPETTA IL VOLO E POI.
Questo invece è quanto ha pubblicato l’ORCHESTRA DI ASTI a fine tour.
With the date of Naples it ended the NIGHT MAGIC TOUR that saw us playing alongside Il Volo. We thank the superb Maestro Marcello Rota, Gianluca, Piero and Ignazio for their sympathy, availability and great talent, Michele Torpedine, all the staff who worked with extreme professionalism and all the fans who followed us with great enthusiasm during all dates. We return home with a load of unusual experiences and emotions. Thank you all!
As luck would have it, Penina sent in a fantastic video taken during a sound check before the final concert in Naples with this very orchestra! It is easy to see why these young people enjoyed working with IL VOLO! I just had to add it on here as I know you all will love it! Thanks Penina!! (Jane)
First published on Torino Aspetta Il Volo E Poi and shared with their permission.
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