Jackie Evancho's New TV Special to Air on WQED in August

Jackie Evancho’s second television special—Jackie Evancho: Music of the Movies—will be broadcast Aug. 12 on WQED.


A new Jackie Evancho singing special, Jackie Evancho: Music of the Movies, a follow-up to her popular debut special Great Performances Dream With Me in Concert, will be broadcast on WQED Pittsburgh on August 12.  The time has not yet been determined, according to WQED.  Viewers in other cities should check their local PBS schedule to see when it will be aired in their area.

Her performance, recorded in the opulent splendor of the newly restored Orpheum Theatre, one of Los Angeles’ most venerable landmarks, will feature well-known songs such 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 (the full set list follows below).

The Richland Township native got her big break at age 10 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 David Foster, and debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 chart and is certified Gold.  She recorded Dream With Me In Concert for PBS’s Great Performances in 2011, and the special rapidly became one of PBS’ most broadcast programs of the year.

The Songs:
Pure Imagination // Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
Can You Feel The Love Tonight // The Lion King
Some Enchanted Evening // South Pacific
My Heart Will Go On // Titanic
The Summer Knows // Summer of 42
I See The Light // Tangled
(Se) Cinema Paradiso // Cinema Paradiso
The Music Of The Night // The Phantom of the Opera
When I Fall In Love // Sleepless in Seattle
Come What May // Moulin Rouge
Reflection // Mulan

SYCO/Columbia will release Jackie's new album in October.

For a concert review that appeared previously in Pine-Richland Patch, click here:

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James Dale Barrington July 16, 2012 at 11:29 PM
Kudos to the 10th power times 10 plus infinity. I can't wait... I played 'Dream with me,' over the week-end all the way to Atlanta and back. It puts me to sleep every night. -- What's wrong with me!!! So proud of you Jackie.
Robert Dorff August 09, 2012 at 03:59 PM
I saw this performance at the Orpheum. Bob Dorff
Joe Merkt August 11, 2012 at 02:40 PM
My local PBS station, WNPT, does not show this until Wednesday the 15th. Waiting will be hard but I did see it being taped so I have the memories to replay while I wait. Jackie applies her special magic once again and delivers a performance you will want to see again and again! Don't miss it! Joe Merkt Thompsons Station, TN


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