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Jackie Evancho to Sing for Japanese Royal Family

The soprano tweets the big news.

Richland songbird Jackie Evancho has been invited to sing for Japan's royal family, according to her Twitter account.

"Got invite to sing for emperor and empress, prince and princess and royal family in Japan. Tremendous honor. So excited," she tweeted Wednesday.

That tweet was followed by another that announced she was "just chillaxin on drive to airport."

The 11-year-old classical crossover singer is heading back to Japan for two concerts at Orchard Hall in the Bunkamura complex in Tokyo, her Facebook page notes.

She will perform with the Yomiuri Nippon Philharmonic Orchestra on Jan. 11 and with the Tokyo Philharmonic on Jan. 13.

For a schedule of her concerts through August, click here.

 

Dr.Fred Brown January 04, 2012 at 07:47 PM
Thanks , Cindy. Jackie is doing Great ! YOU are doing GREAT. We will all try to keep you on your toes. Jackie has put Pittsburgh on the map. I wonder just how much $$$ her concerts bring into the area ? I think the Mayor and council should Officially crown her - "The Princes of Pittsburgh" I think I'll set Simpe on to the idea. How about at the next Hometown Concert. I'll Buy the royal robe and she can sing "Nussen Dorma" ((WoW))
bill philpott January 04, 2012 at 10:32 PM
The Empror and Empress of Japan are in for a real treat. Hearing Jackie sing is wonderful. To hear her sing live is otherworldly. Thank you Cindy for carrying this story.
Joe Merkt January 05, 2012 at 02:04 AM
This is an incredibly great honor and recognition of her amazing artistry! VERY few people get an audience with the royal family of Japan. What can be next for Pittsburgh's youngest ambassador? Will heads of state start falling over themselves to get on Jackie's calendar? So many dreams have come true for this wonderfully talented child, that I would not doubt it!
Joe Merkt January 05, 2012 at 02:38 AM
Cindy, Thank you for this article. The people of Pittsburgh should be extremely proud of their young prodigy who never misses a chance to praise her hometown!
Dr.Fred Brown January 05, 2012 at 05:22 AM
A friend of Jackie from Japan wteeted: twicch twicch @jackieevancho Her Imperial Highness Princess Aiko is 10 years old. I hope that she makes friends with Jackie. :) 2 hours ago
everett cox January 05, 2012 at 05:38 AM
Her fans are beside themselves with joy!!! The Royal Family is very musically inclined and I'm VERY sure 10 year old Princess Toshi had a LOT to do with this great honor.
Cindy Cusic Micco January 05, 2012 at 12:13 PM
Thanks to all of you for your comments! Jackie is indeed a great ambassador for the Pittsburgh region. Singing for royalty is a great honor! I wonder who will be next. The Queen of England? ;-)

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