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
Great Performances presents 12-year-old classical crossover prodigy Jackie Evancho’s second television special Jackie Evancho: Music of the Movies. The new special, a follow-up to her popular debut special Great Performances “Dream With Me in Concert”, was recorded in the opulent splendor of the newly restored Orpheum Theatre, one of Los Angeles’ most venerable landmarks, and features 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 features Jackie singing arrangements of songs from movies (the full set list follows below).
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.
“Pure Imagination” — Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory
“Can You Feel the Love Tonight” — The Lion King
“Some Enchanted Evenin” — 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
Major funding for the Great Performances telecast is provided by the Irene Diamond Fund, the Starr Foundation
and public television viewers.