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Jackie Evancho: Music of the Movies

Written by witf | Nov 21, 2012 6:49 AM

Great Performances will present 12-year-old classical crossover prodigy Jackie Evancho’s second television special, Jackie Evancho: Music of the Movies, on witf on November 28 at 9:30 p.m., December 6 at 9:30 p.m., and December 7 at 2:30 a.m.

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 is directed by David Horn with conductor Bill Ross, and will feature Jackie singing arrangements of songs from movies.

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 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.

During the show, we'll be offering special thank you gifts for your donation to witf. For your gift of $75, you'll receive the “Jackie Evancho: Cinema” CD. For your gift of $100, you'll receive the "Jackie Evancho: Music of the Movies" DVD. For your gift of $150, you'll receive both the CD and DVD.

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