Rhode Island PBS presents 12-year-old classical crossover prodigy Jackie Evancho's second television special for Great Performances Jackie Evancho: Music of the Movies, at 7:30 P.M. on Wednesday, September 5. The new special is a follow-up to her popular debut special Great Performances Dream With Me in Concert, which will air at 9 P.M.
In early 2013, Jackie is coming to Providence, one of only 16 cities in her tour. Rhode Island PBS has the best seats in the house for her concert at the Providence Performing Arts Center, plus an exclusive meet and greet reception.
In addition, Rhode Island PBS will offer Jackie's new CD, Songs from the Silver Screen, before its public release in October, as well as the new concert DVD (which has no public release date as yet).
Great Performances Jackie Evancho: Music of the Movies and Great Performances Dream With Me in Concert are airing as part of our quarterly fund raising to benefit Rhode Island PBS. Tune in on September 5 to experience Jackie's inspiring voice, and to get details about her Providence appearance.
Directed by David Horn with conductor Bill Ross, Jackie Evancho: Music of the Movies was recorded in the opulent splendor of the newly restored Orpheum Theatre, one of the most venerable landmarks in Los Angeles. The show features Jackie singing such evergreens as "Pure Imagination" from Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, "My Heart Will Go On" fromTitanic, "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" from The Lion King, and "Some Enchanted Evening" from South Pacific.
Jackie Evancho got her big break at just 10-years-old as a contestant on America's Got Talent, where the breakout star finished in second place. Her first release for Columbia Records, a Christmas EP titled O Holy Night, was certified Platinum and earned Jackie the distinction of being the top-selling debut artist in 2010 as well as the youngest solo artist ever to go platinum and debut in the Top 10.
In 2011 she released Dream With Me, her debut major label full-length album. Dream With Mewas produced by the legendary David Foster, and debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 chart and is certified Gold. She recorded Dream With Me In Concert for PBS'sGreat Performances in 2011, and the special rapidly became one of the most broadcast programs of the year across PBS stations.