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Wednesday, May 29th, 2013




Premieres Sunday, Jun 2nd at 4:30pm on WTVP-HD 47.1.

Il Volo, the Italian trio in We Are Love

– The Italian Trio Returns to WTVP With a Program of Love Songs –

Il Volo, the Italian trio composed of Piero Barone, 19, Ignazio Borschetto, 18, and Gianluca Ginoble, 18, returns to PBS this June with their second special after winning the hearts of viewers across America. The teenage singing sensations filmed WE ARE LOVE on March 26, 2013, in front of an audience at the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater. IL VOLO: WE ARE LOVE premieres Sunday, Jun 2nd from 4:30-6 p.m. on WTVP-HD 47.1.

Aside from providing a stunning vocal framework by songwriter/ producer Mark Portmann (Celine Dion, Josh Groban) and Latin Grammy winner Edgar Cortazar, WE ARE LOVE allows Il Volo to show off their multilingual prowess, as they sing in English, Spanish, French and Italian. For their latest album, We Are Love, the group and producers Humberto Gatica and Tony Renis again turned to Diane Warren for the lead track “Questo Amore.” Besides being the perfect vocal opener, it’s a fresh Italian take on Warren’s huge hit for Aerosmith, “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing.” Warren also supplied the exquisitely sensitive English song “I Bring You to My Senses.” WE ARE LOVE also features a film song, “Historia de Un Amor,” by Panamanian songwriter Carlos Eleta Almarán, which has been performed by many international artists including Nana Mouskouri and Cesaria Evora, and featured in the 1956 Mexican movie of the same name.

IL VOLO: WE ARE LOVE is produced by Richard Jay-Alexander, whose extensive credits include concerts for internationally renowned stars Barbra Streisand, Bernadette Peters and Bette Midler, and directed by Scott Lochmus.

Il Volo released its self-titled debut album in April 2011, debuting at No. 10 on the Billboard Top 200 Charts. It has gone on to sell more than one million copies worldwide. Il Volo’s second album, We Are Love, was released last fall as the group finished up a North American headline tour and a guest spot on Barbra Streisand’s tour. They return to PBS polished, more mature and more adorable than ever.

IL VOLO: WE ARE LOVE features these performances:

  • “We Are Love”
  • “Splendida”
  • “I Bring You to My Senses”
  • “Can You Feel the Love”
  • “Beautiful Day”
  • “Questo Amore”
  • “Little Things”
  • “Il Canto”
  • “Historia de Un Amor”
  • “Maria”
  • “Angel”
  • “Surrender”
  • “O Sole Mio”


Membership Thank You gifts
  CD Il Volo We Are Love - Special Edition $65 Get this Thank You Gift Now
  DVD Il Volo We Are Love - Live From the Fillmore Miami Beach $90 Get this Thank You Gift Now
  COMBO: CD Il Volo We Are Love-Special Edition + DVD Il Volo We Are Love-Live From the Fillmore Miami Beach + CD Il Volo We Are Love-Live From the Fillmore Miami Beach $150 Get this Thank You Gift Now



For complete list of programs, air times and membership Thank You gifts. [Click Here]



Underwriters: Public Television Viewers and PBS
Producer: Detroit Public Television
Executive Producers: Jordan Leber, Steve Leber, Michele Torpedine, Richard Jay-Alexander and Jamie Westrick
Music Producers: Humberto Gatica and Tony Renis
Producer: Josette Marano
Director: Scott Lochmus


PBS special programming invites viewers to experience the worlds of science, history, nature and public affairs; hear diverse viewpoints; and take front-row seats to world-class drama and performances. Viewer contributions are an important source of funding, making PBS programs possible. PBS and public television stations offer all Americans from every walk of life the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television and online content.




For further information contact Linda Miller, WTVP Vice President of Programming, at (309) 495-0591 or linda.miller@wtvp.org



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