Jackie Evancho, the 12-year-old classical crossover prodigy, follows her Dream With Me in Concert with a program of some of the most beautiful songs to come out of Hollywood.
KUED presents Evancho’s second PBS special, Jackie Evancho: Music of the Movies, Saturday, August 11 and Monday, August 13 at 7:00 p.m. both nights.
The new special, a follow-up to her popular debut special, Great Performances: Dream With Me in Concert, will be recorded in the opulent splendor of the newly restored Orpheum Theatre, one of Los Angeles’ most venerable landmarks, and will feature such evergreens as “Pure Imagination,” “My Heart Will Go On,” “Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” and “Some Enchanted Evening.”
Jackie Evancho: Music of the Movies, directed by David Horn with conductor Bill Ross, features Jackie singing arrangements of songs from movies, including:
“What a Wonderful World,” Good Morning, Vietnam
“Some Enchanted Evening,” South Pacific
“Love Theme,” Cinema Paradiso
“When I Fall in Love,” Sleepless in Seattle
“The Music of the Night,” Phantom
“Pure Imagination,” Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
“The Summer Knows,” Summer of '42
“Come What May,” Moulin Rouge
“My Heart Will Go On,” Titanic
“Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” The Lion King
“I See the Light,” Tangled
Evancho got her big break when she was just 10 years old as a contestant on America’s Got Talent, where she 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 Me was 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’ Great Performances in 2011, and the special rapidly became one of PBS’ most broadcast programs of the year.
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