Friday, April 12, 2013
The 13-year-old Pine-Richland singing sensation dishes on walking the red carpet, singing with José Carreras and plans for her next album.
It was on the Kean Quest stage five years ago that Mike Evancho first realized his daughter had a gift. “We thought she sounded pretty, but doesn’t every parent?” he said. Her performance at the popular local talent competition at the Kean Theatre in Richland was the first time Jackie Evancho, who at the time had just turned 8, ever sang in public. As she let loose a number from Phantom of the Opera, Mike Evancho recalled seeing jaws drop in the audience. “It kind of went from there,” he said. Jackie wound up coming in a first runner up in the contest, but soon started to receive requests to sing at events around the region, including at a Pittsburgh Pirates game. The Pine-Richland native also attracted the attention of Grammy-winning …
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Carreras confirmed on his Facebook page that Jackie would be appearing as a special guest.
Jackie Evancho is scheduled to sing in Taiwan next month with Spanish tenor José Carreras. Carreras confirmed on his Facebook page that Jackie would be appearing as a special guest at the April 20 concert in Changhua. Carreras is known for his performances in Verdi and Puccini and as one of "The Three Tenors" with Luciano Pavarotti and Plácido Domingo. Last June, Jackie performed in a "Bouquet of the Opera" concert in Russia with opera singers Dmitri Hvorostovsky of Russia and Sumi Jo of South Korea. The 12-year-old singing sensation from Pine-Richland has also traveled to Britain and Japan, as well as sites across the U.S., to perform. Her fan base circles the globe. Jackie has been keeping plenty busy since being named the runner-up …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Patch gives attendees a space to review the 12-year-old singing sensation's concert at Heinz Hall.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Patch gives attendees of the 12-year-old singing sensation’s show at Heinz Hall a chance to share their experience with readers.
On Tuesday, Pine-Richland’s own Jackie Evancho will join forces with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh for a concert celebrating great songs from the movies. “Jackie Evancho: Songs from the Silver Screen,” takes place at 7:30 p.m. and will feature music from her PBS television special, Great Performances: Jackie Evancho: Music of the Movies. The playlist from Songs From the Silver Screen includes: "Pure Imagination," "The Music of the Night," "Can You Feel the Love Tonight," "Reflection," "What A Wonderful World," "Some Enchanted Evening" and "When I Fall In Love." Since she shot to stardom more than two years ago on America’s Got Talent, Jackie, now 12, has gained admirers around the world. The recipient of …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
In previous TV appearances, the 12-year-old prodigy sings 'Music of the Night' on 'Fox & Friends', 'The View'
Jackie Evancho has seen The View and now she's going to talk The Talk. The 12-year-old prodigy is scheduled to appear on CBS's The Talk Wednesday afternoon as the tour to promote her new Songs From the Silver Screen CD moves into its second week. The Talk airs at 2 p.m. ET. Jackie appeared last week on ABC's The View, Fox & Friends and NBC's Today. Her CD of songs from the movies was released Tuesday, Oct. 2. _____________________ Keeping up with news in the Pine-Richland community is easy—simply sign up for our daily email newsletter, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
The 12-year-old is promoting her latest CD, 'Songs From the Silver Screen'.
Jackie Evancho will appear Friday on The View and Fox & Friends as she makes the TV rounds to promote her new Songs From the Silver Screen CD. The View airs at 11 a.m. ET and Fox & Friends at 6 a.m. ET. The classical crossover soprano sang "Music of the Night" when she appeared Tuesday on NBC's Today show. “It’s from my favorite movie, Phantom of the Opera, which is also the movie that inspired me to start singing,” Jackie told interviewer David Gregory. Songs From the Silver Screen is her third full-length CD—following Dream With Me and Heavenly Christmas. Soon after Jackie's meteoric rise to fame on America's Got Talent, she released a four-song EP titled O Holy Night. "This is pretty amazing, no?" Gregory asked the 12-year-old from Pine…
Monday, October 1, 2012
'Songs From the Silver Screen' CD to be released Tuesday, Oct. 2.
Can't wait to hear Jackie Evancho's new CD? AOL Music gives you a free listen today (Monday) on the eve of the release of Songs of the Silver Screen. Click here to play the full CD With Tuesday's release of the movie-themed CD, Jackie begins nearly half a dozen TV appearances over the next 10 days. According to the jackieevancho.com website, here is her schedule: Tuesday, Oct. 2—The Today Show Friday, Oct. 5—The View and Fox & Friends Wednesday, Oct. 10—The Talk Friday, Oct. 12—The Today Show She is booked for concerts from Nov. 3 to May 18, including shows at Heinz Hall in Pittburgh and Avery Fisher Hall in New York. For this third full-length album, the 12-year-old Pine-Richland songstress collaborated with Grammy-award-winning producer/…
Friday, September 7, 2012
'Songs From the Silver Screen' will be released Oct. 2.
Jackie Evancho stands behind an old-fashioned movie projector as it whirs its old-timey sound, setting the mood for a video promoting her latest CD, Sounds From the Silver Screen. The 12-year-old's album, to be released Oct. 2, includes songs from legendary movies like Phantom of the Opera, The Lion King, Tangled, Titanic and South Pacific. "The concept of this album is movie-themed songs," said Jackie, who is from the Pine-Richland community. "I did help select the songs and I’m really happy to sing them." The video includes clips of Jackie from her Great Performances' concert, Jackie Evancho: Music of the Movies, as well as interviews with her and producer/engineer Humberto Gatica and behind-the-scenes footage. "I am very happy to …
Saturday, August 11, 2012
The 'Great Performances' show will air Sunday in the Pittsburgh area.
In a lavish theater known for decades of performances by music legends, Jackie Evancho took the stage back in June to film her "Jackie Evancho: Music of the Movies" concert. That "Great Performances" special filmed at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles begins airing Saturday on PBS stations across the U.S. In the Pittsburgh area, it will air at 5:30 and 9:30 p.m. Sunday on WQED, and on other dates throughout August. Patch was at the concert and writer Bruce Benson wrote a review that brings the concert to life. Click here to read it. This is Jackie's second PBS special. A year ago, her "Great Performances Dream With Me in Concert" was broadcast to wide acclaim. It was filmed at The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Florida. This …
Friday, August 10, 2012
The 12-year-old Pine-Richland resident will join the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on March 12.
Jackie Evancho is one busy kid. Her latest album, Songs From the Silver Screen, is set to be released Oct. 2. And she is also set for another hometown concert. The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra recently announced Jackie will join the PSO at Heinz Hall for a concert celebrating great songs from the movies at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12. There's a whole lotta singing goin' on. For this third full-length album, the 12-year-old Pine-Richland songstress collaborated with Grammy-award-winning producer/engineer Humberto Gatica. Gatica has worked with music giants like Grammy-award-winning producer David Foster, Michael Buble, Barbra Streisand, Michael Jackson and Mariah Carey. “No one can sing classical crossover music with the technical …