Fantastic Gianluca by Daniela

Only in these days has it become known of this beautiful action made by our lovely Gianluca.

On June 4, Gianluca went to a summer camp for the disabled and sang for them, here is the beautiful video that takes the scene.

How much enthusiasm they have just seen Gianluca on stage and he has certainly not denied selfies and photographs.

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Also beautiful article on the event posted in the newspaper of Abruzzo, IL CENTRO, which I translate.

Ginoble sings for three hundred disabled people, big party for the invited singer on a campus of Rotary Abruzzo-Marche.

“It was a great emotion for me to see the smiles of those guys, an unforgettable afternoon”, said Gianluca Ginoble, singer of the “Il Volo” trio, who spoke on Monday afternoon at the Lido d’Abruzzo village at the invitation of the Rotary International Abruzzo-Molise. Gianluca was moved when he heard over 300 disabled people present in the room, singing “Grande Amore”, the song with which Gianluca, together with Ignazio and Piero, won the 2015 edition of the Sanremo Festival.

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“I accepted the invitation willingly,” says Ginoble, “because meeting people with disabilities, for me, is always a personal enrichment.”

The enthusiasm of disabled boys and girls was difficult to contain and, after the song and the greeting of Gianluca Ginoble, everyone wanted a photo with him, and then Gianluca wanted to take a selfie with the whole crowd. “When I saw Gianluca I got excited,” says Fabio, a disabled person in the village, “and I sang out loud ‘Grande amore’, one of my favorite songs. I saw a few tears fall from Gianluca’s eyes.”

Here the original article:

Il Centro Article – click here

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As usual, these guys make us remain speechless for the simplicity and love they have for the weakest.

Congratulations Gianluca, your goodness always amazes us.

All of this happened a month ago and only now do we know it, this means that you do not like to highlight your actions, confirming your great humility and disavowing what some say about you.

Your heart flies very high, sweet Gianluca. 

Daniela

Credit to owners of all photos and video.

 

Please Excuse Our Mess…

 

 

Hello!

It has recently come to our attention that our chosen “theme” for the website has been retired, and we have to choose a new one.   I have tried to choose something that will have a minimal impact on the look/function/and features you already know and love.

The change will take place this weekend, so please bear with me while we get everything in place.

Thanks!

~~ Kelly

Piedmont, Italy!

For all of the Americans out there, here and abroad, we wish you a safe and happy 4th of July!

Two years ago today, Lorna and I,  with many others, celebrated the 4th at the Verona concert!  What fabulous fireworks it was!  🙂  Seems like forever ago now!

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I was perusing through my email and happened upon the little Italian digital news paper of L’italo – Americano.  It is a great little newspaper with a wealth of interesting Italian tidbits.  I clicked on a link and it took me to their Facebook page.  As I was scrolling along, I happened upon this posting.  It nearly took my breath away with its beauty and music.  I nice little repast…. it takes you from sunrise, to sunset!

Enjoy!

From Wikipedia:  Piedmont (/ˈpdmɒnt/ PEED-mont; Italian: Piemonte, pronounced [pjeˈmonte]; Piedmontese, Occitan and Arpitan: Piemont; French: Piémont) is a region in northwest Italy, one of the 20 regions of the country.[3] It borders the Liguria region to the south, the Lombardy and Emilia-Romagna regions to the east and the Aosta Valley region to the northwest; it also borders France to the west and Switzerland to the northeast. It has an area of 25,402 square kilometres (9,808 sq mi) and a population of 4 377 941 as of 30 November 2017. The capital of Piedmont is Turin.

After you click on the video, you may need to adjust your screen so it goes to full screen.  When I clicked on it, it goes to almost a zoom mode.  Also, just click on the screen to make it start…. it’s a little over 3 minutes.

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Golden Boys by Daniela

We are in July and the summer concerts are approaching.

The guys are releasing videos and interviews for the various concerts and I have seen and read what they said about the concerts of Taormina and Marostica and I found them very interesting so I will translate them for you.

This video is dedicated to the Taormina concert.

I translate:

P = Saturday, July 28 we are waiting for you in the splendid setting of the Ancient Theater of Taormina, for a special evening to which we hold a lot, that is fundraising to support the AIRC (Italian Cancer Research Association) Sicilia committee, for research on pediatric tumors.

I = We all want to no longer have to talk about cancer, especially when we talk about the little ones.

This is why we need to support researchers who are looking for the most effective treatments to treat 100% of children.

G = All together we can help AIRC reach this milestone as soon as possible.

We are waiting for you in Taormina on Saturday 28th July, tickets are already available on Ticketone.

We give AIRC researchers an overpopulated Ancient Theater and we all say together:

P.I.G. = Against cancer, I am here!

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This article, speaks of an interview made to the boys on the concert of Marostica, published by IL GIORNALE DI VICENZA.

Il Volo a Marostica in Piazza Scacchi

Il Giornale Article – click here

(I translate the most important points.)

On the wave of success that accompanies them for years without interruption, “Il Volo in concerto” will be one of the key events of the “Marostica Summer Festival” in Piazza degli Scacchi in Marostica on the evening of July 19th. The appointment with the three young ambassadors of Italian music is at 21.30 for an evening nominated to remain well impressed in the memory of the public.

Your success is international, but you will also be touring a small town like Marostica.

What is the value of small centers for you? “We were born and lived in small towns where we can truly appreciate the right human dimension, where everyone knows each other and, like in a big family, there can be friendship, solidarity and all those values ​​that have allowed us to face the world together. without fear. So it’s essential for us to return to the atmosphere of the city”.

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One of your historical performances was the “Tribute ai Tre tenori”, Pavarotti, Carreas and Domingo. Are you going to be their heirs? “It would never be possible to compare ourselves with the three, unique and true tenors who transformed the lyric into a language for the general public. Ours was a simple tribute. A reminder of our historical moment with our voices.”

Your success is indisputable. Why are the Italian song and voices so loved? “Perhaps because the history of Italian music is fascinating in itself. Or because the music speaks Italian and among the great voices, the most famous are born in Italy.”

And to those who criticize your “lyric-pop” what do you answer? “That everyone has the right to love the music that is most congenial to them. Clearly, not everyone can appreciate such a particular genre. We ourselves when out of the scene listen, love and sing all different music. We only have twenty years. Criticizing is a right. But denigrate not so much. If, then, there are those who do it, we can not but shrug. In Marostica it will be a unique, magical concert.”

In ten years, where do you see yourself? “For the moment we have already arrived, at ten years of career. We hope to go the same way and always have this great audience because everything happens thanks to the people who love you and support you.”

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What to say, the video message is admirable, these guys really have a heart of gold.

And the interview in the newspaper? They said that Marostica will be a special concert, I cannot wait!

Daniela

Credit to Mollysianna for all images.

EVERYTHING HAPPENED FOR A TRULY MAGICAL NIGHT !!!! by Daniela

July 1, 2016 ……… I can not believe it’s already been two years since that fantastic night, where in the warm sunset of Florence, you could feel in the air the magic that these three young boys were giving, at the public present.

It was wonderful and I was there.

It was my second concert and I was very excited, it was also the first time I used my daughter’s camera, I made videos that re-post to you, sorry for the various tremors and my voice in the background.

The magic was, that no one knew what to expect, we all know that the boys have incredible voices, but when they started with the Nessun Dorma, I think all those present held their breath to the end.

“O my God, it’s very difficult”, I thought, and even the boys were very emotional. There was a palpable tension in the air.

At the final note, we could not believe our ears, we all got up in a very long applause and a few teardrops wet our eyes. They were very good, we were all very proud of them, and they were tighten their hands, hugging each other, moved to be successful.

The various songs went by fast and the evening was beautiful. The muggy heat of the afternoon had given way to a nice evening temperature and Piazza Santa Croce was truly magnificent and the public really very much involved.

Between one song and another there were presentations made by the boys themselves, repeated twice, one in Italian and one in English and this was funny because Piero said: “Rewind everything and repeat because the grandmother in the front row has not heard well.”

There were also strange moments, because it was full summer and it was hot and yet, because the CD would come out at Christmas, they also sang a Christmas song, which was not added on the CD.

And Gianluca occasionally said, “Congratulations, Merry Christmas!”

The boys were really elegant, and the stage was huge, with a large chandelier that came down from the roof and emanated lights of many colors.

People reacted with enthusiastic applauses for their great affection, but also because they recognized the skill of the boys of IL VOLO.

But why in the title of today I wrote “Everything happened for a truly magical night”? Because of the videos I had taken that night…. once I returned home, I wanted to share them with someone.

It was about a year that I was following the IL VOLO FLIGHT CREW website, but I had NEVER commented, I read the various comments that I liked so much.

In fact, at that moment, I took courage and made a comment, attaching one of the videos.

Immediately Marie contacted me and told me to write my impressions on the concert and to attach all my videos that today, I’m re-posting.

I received so many very beautiful and enthusiastic comments of the videos, even if they were shaky and with background voices.

I immediately felt accepted by the group, indeed part of the group.

After three months I was able to meet Marie and Jane personally, what a wonderful meeting.

A few days before going to Florence I read that even Jana would be there to see NOTTE MAGICA, but I still did not make direct contact with Jana so we could meet and get to know each other personally. There will certainly be a next time.

Since then, every day I check the page of our beautiful website several times, and I always feel very close to all of you, even if you are on the other side of the world.

By now I have learned to know most of you. I have so many fond friends, I’m lucky.

The architects of all this are three boys of gold, our dear Piero, Gianluca and Ignazio.

Their wonderful voices console us and their family affairs, into which to our great joy, they allow us to peek, make us proud and also very united, as if we were all part of a large family.

This beautiful magic was also repeated in Verona, where I got to know other members of our crew, such as Mary and Mark Minton, Sue and Graham Hemshall, Jeannette Giglio, Susan Tafanelli, to whom I send a big hug.

Within a few days I will go to the concert of Marostica, and I am sure, it will be a beautiful concert.

I will try to get as close as possible to our boys, to whom I will certainly bring the affection of the whole crew.

I hope to be able to make good videos that I will certainly send you with a detail of the whole concert.

This is the whole story, for now, of how I started writing for Flight Crew, all because of a Magic Night.

Here is the photo of our arrival in the beautiful Florence to attend the concert, my husband and I.

Did you see that beautiful shirt I was wearing ??? I took the first shirt on the fly !!

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I send a hug to the whole crew, and I hope I have not bored you too much.

Kisses: Daniela

All videos and photo credited to Daniela!

#FBF ~~ What The World Needs Now….

Hello, Everyone!

You’re probably wondering how we can have a Flashback Friday when The Guys never sang the song that inspired today’s title.  I apologize; sometimes, you have to be in my brain to be able to follow along….  :p

I was going through various social media/news feeds last night and was again saddened at the amount of fighting, dissent, hate and general discord that pervades it all these days.  I think our world is in turmoil, and everyone feels very strongly about what is wrong, what is right and what needs to be done to fix it.  But along the way, we are forgetting how to be nice.  I miss the times when two people could disagree and it didn’t mean that one of them was any of the number of popular names and insults that we hear thrown around; it didn’t mean that your friendship was in jeopardy.  I wish there was a time when more people believed that we have more similarities than differences, and that we could treat each other with a little more respect and understanding.

I wished that more people could believe that WE ARE LOVE.

I remember my first Il Volo concert in Chicago.  I remember how my heart nearly burst when this song started to play.  I am sure that not every person in the Chicago Theater agreed about politics, foreign policy, or was raised with the exact same core belief system, but for that night, we were one.  We were all enjoying the same music, and being equally blown away by The Guys.  There was love among us that night.

Won’t you flashback with me?  What are some of your favorite memories/feelings of your first concert with Il Volo?

 

 

~~  Kelly

PIERO and the PROMISES to MAINTAIN by Daniela

June 20 in Italy is the first day of school exams for the baccalaureate.

But perhaps not everyone knows that among the many students, there was a person that we know very well: PIERO.

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Here is the article that announced it:

Corriere Agrigentino Article – click here

I translate:

PIERO BARONE TESTS TO GRADUATE. FOR THE ARTIST OF IL VOLO THIS MORNING FIRST ITALIAN TEST AT THE FEDERICO II OF NARO INSTITUTE.

Promises are promised and those made to parents must be honored and maintained. For this reason, this morning, Piero Barone, voice of the musical group of “Il Volo” at the age of 25 will sit between the benches of the technical and commercial institute “Federico II” of his country, Naro, to support the first test of Italian in field of the 2018 graduation exams. School that depends on the Institute Galileo Galilei of Canicattì led by the head teacher Professor Vincenzo Fontana. Objective of the artist from Agrigento, – as the newspaper La Sicilia writes today – obtaining the diploma of maturity in Administration, Finance and Marketing, address to which he was regularly enrolled, concluded the junior high school, but who had to leave to devote himself to music with tours and commitments that in recent years have brought him to every part of the world.

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These days, those who know him well, told of Piero engaged in books and exercises. In short, struggling with a pre-exam tension like that experienced by millions of Italian students. But that morning, there is to bet, many tried to capture this event. Many would try to capture selfies, photos, dedications. However, it was necessary that the commission made sure that didn’t happen.

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Piero did the first two written tests, then on Friday, June 22 he reached Sorrento for the Agnes Award and while he was in the car, he was studying for exams. Monday 25 he hd the last written test and then will have to do the oral exam.

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In fact, Piero has published on the official fan club a video where he talks about the exams, unfortunately the video and the translation cannot be published, otherwise I would have added it.

But the translation of the video to you I can give. Read it, it’s so sweet…..

Hi fan club friends, how are you? As you well know, this year among the work commitments, I managed to take the exams to take the diploma. I did the first two exams. At the first rehearsal, I made the topic about the Constitution, and I think it was fine. The second test, Business Administration, was much more difficult, but we did a team work with the class and we succeeded (maybe it means that the students helped him). Now I’m in the car, I’m going to Sorrento for the Agnes award, which will air on June 27th, and I’m studying for the oral exam. I’m going home in a couple of days for the third test, I’m getting ready for that too. Now I’m reviewing French but I do not understand anything (he says a sentence in French) is difficult, but I will, I will let you know. I to the oral test harbor “the collapse of the Wall Street stock exchange”, interesting. Well, bye guys, I’ll update you. A kiss!!

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But I don’t understand why I see you always active in the fan club? Every time I enter the fan club, it tells me that you are online to be able to chat. But I sent you two questions but you never answered, so I thought it’s not true that you’re online.

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What to say, Piero is an extremely kind person, sensitive, serious, and I would also say very humble.

I do not know how many people in his place, already famous, would have faced this type of examination, in a public institute.

Bravo Piero, I respect you even more.

I believe your parents will be very happy that you have kept your promise.

INTO THE MOUTH OF THE WOLF (GOOD LUCK): Daniela

“In bocca al lupo” (into the mouth of the wolf) is an Italian idiom used in opera and theatre to wish a performer good luck prior to a performance. It is equivalent to the American actor’s wish “Break a leg”.  The expression reflects a theatrical superstition in which wishing a person “good luck” is considered bad luck.

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