Thursday, September 1, 2011

Jackie Evancho: Dream with Me in Concert

Great Performances presents Jackie Evancho in a solo concert that fully reveals the complete range and depth of this spectacular young talent. Watch highlights from the solo concert debut of the 11-year-old girl with the extraordinary soprano voice. WSBE Rhode Island PBS airs Jackie Evancho: Dream with Me in Concert on Friday, September 2 at 7:30 p.m., with rebroadcasts on Sunday, September 4 at 8:30 p.m., and Friday, September 9 at 12:30 p.m.

Already familiar to national audiences from her debut appearances on America’s Got Talent, Jackie is the youngest star in Great Performances’ recent Hitman Returns: David Foster & Friends concert, performing virtuoso interpretations of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Pie Jesu” and Puccini’s “O Mio Babbino Caro.”  Foster will co-host the special, and serve as music director.
Jackie Evancho’s concert will celebrate the release of her first full-length SYCO/Columbia CD Dream with Me, which covers classical crossover material, and will be taped at the spectacular grounds of the magnificent The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida.
Jackie’s musical selection on the program is scheduled to include “When You Wish Upon A Star,” “Nella Fantasia,” “A Mother’s Prayer,” “Nessun Dorma,” “Angel,” “O Mio Babbino Caro,” “Somewhere,” “All I Ask Of You,” “Ombra Mai Fu,” “Lovers,” “Imaginer,” “The Lord’s Prayer,” “To Believe,” and “Dream With Me.”

Then at 9 p.m., Roy Clark, Glenn Campbell and MY MUSIC bring back the most memorable songs to cross over the country and pop charts from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s in Country Pop Legends. The program features new live performances, and classic clips from Tammy Wynette, Buck Owens, Johnny Cash and many more.