Italian teen pop-opera trio Il Volo to perform at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, DC, together with piano prodigy Ethan Bortnick

(September 29, 2011) Italy’s new  classical-crossover singing sensations Il Volo  kicked off their first ever tour with two sold out shows in Atlantic City’s Borgata on September 24th and in Toronto on September 25th.  The excitement continues to build with the announcement that 10 year old piano sensation Ethan Bortnick will join them in Washington, DC on October 5 at D.A.R. Constitution Hall.  Tickets are available now at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com.

Il Volo

 Millions of American fans fell in love with the astonishing talent of IL VOLO following TV appearance on American Idol, The Today Show and their surprise guest appearance on the final episode of the HBO series Entourage. Il Volo also performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, GMA and Ellen.  Their self-titled debut album is already certified platinum in their homeland with a growing following throughout Europe. Their current single “O Sole Mio” has garnered more than one million fans on YouTube. The album which debuted in the US at No. 10 is a mix of re-imagined classics and original material produced by multi-Grammy Award winner Humberto Gatica and is heading toward platinum status in the US.  They are scheduled to appear on CBS’ The Talk on October 13th.

 Il Volo has also received impressive reviews:  “Il Volo rings every ounce of emotion from the classical crossover material on their self-titled debut” raved the Village Voice.  “If you’ve never heard them sing “O Solo Mio” or the other Italian classics in their rep, prepared to be blown away” commented the NY Daily News..

Il Volo includes tenor, Piero Barone (l8 years old), tenor Ignazio Boschetto (16 years old) and baritone, Gianluca Ginoble (16 years old).

At only ten-years-old, piano prodigy Ethan Bortnick is already achieving accomplishments that many musicians work towards for an entire career. In fact, the ten-year-old entertainer and musical sensation has already made world history as the youngest musician, composer and entertainer to headline a concert tour. Guinness world records have recently certified Ethan as the World’s Youngest Solo Musician to Headline his own Tour. Ethan has headlined over 100 Headline shows across the globe, drawing rave reviews from audiences all over the country and globe, but also the attention of the media. He has appeared four times on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” he has been featured on “Good Morning America” (twice),”Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,”“Martha Stewart,” and twice on “Oprah.” As part of Oprah’s ‘Farewell Season’ Ethan was also named one of Oprah’s “Oprah’s All Time Smartest, Most Talented Kids.” Ethan created and hosted his own award-winning, nationally televised concert special on PBS that aired over 700 times across the network.

For information on Il Volo, visit: ILVoloMusic.com.<ilvolomusic.com>

For information on Ethan Bortnick, visit:  www.EthanBortnick.com<http://www.EthanBortnick.com>

For additional ticket and tour information visit Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com

IL VOLO North American Tour Dates:

September 28           Chicago, IL                        Chicago Theater*

September 30           Montreal, PQ                     Place Des Arts*

October 02                Mashtuckett, CT                MGM Theater @ Foxwoods*

October 03                New York, NY                   Beacon Theater

October 05              Washington, DC                 DAR Constitution Hall

October 06               Miami, FL                          Jackie Gleason

October 08               Bahamas                            Atlantis Resort*

October 09               Melbourne, FL                    Maxwell King for Performing Arts*

October 11               Phoenix, AZ                      Comerica Theater

October 12               Los Angeles, CA              The Wiltern Theater

October 14               San Francisco, CA              Nob Hill Masonic Auditorium*

October 16               Detroit, MI                            Fox Theater*

October 18               Boston, MA                          The Orpheum*

October 19               Toronto, ON                       Roy Thomson Hall*

October 21               Philadelphia, PA                  Tower Theater*

October 23               Milwaukee, WI                     Milwaukee Theater*

 

*Ethan Bortnick will not appear on these dates

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