Jackie Evancho - Awakening - Live In Concert
Airs Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. on KPBS TV
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Credit: Courtesy of C. Taylor Crothers
The angelic Jackie Evancho returns to PBS with her latest collection of songs from her new CD, "Awakening." Drawn from the best-known pieces from the classical canon, along with uplifting sacred music, Broadway tunes and pop songs, Jackie’s astoundingly beautiful young voice soars in the magnificent setting of Longwood Gardens Open Air Theatre, nestled among more than 1,000 acres of gardens, woodlands and meadows in Brandywine Creek Valley in Pennsylvania, the singer’s home state.
The first television special ever permitted to be taped on site at Longwood, it features Jackie performing onstage and at other stunning locations throughout the gardens, including the Chimes Tower and the spectacular Main Fountain. "Jackie Evancho - Awakening - Live In Concert" is part of special programming premiering on PBS stations beginning November 29, 2014.
Cheyenne Jackson joins Jackie to share duties as host and on a number of duets. Cheyenne, star of Broadway, film and television, is well known for his award-winning Broadway performance in "Finian’s Rainbow," his recurring role on NBC’s 30 ROCK, and his starring role in the HBO Liberace biopic "Behind the Candelabra." Cheyenne and Jackie also show viewers some of the splendid beauty of Longwood Gardens as they tour key locations within it.
"Jackie Evancho - Awakening - Live In Concert" features these songs: "Think of Me” from "Phantom of the Opera" (with Cheyenne Jackson), “The Rains of Castamere” (theme from "Game of Thrones"), “Nessun Dorma” by Puccini, “Dormi Jesu,” “With or Without You” by U2, “Your Love” by Enrico Morricone, “Vocalise” by Rachmaninoff, “Say Something,” a duet with Cheyenne Jackson of the Christina Aguilera mega-hit, “Ave Maria” by Caccini, “Open Fields of Grace,” "My Immortal” by Evanescence (performed by Jackie accompanying herself on the piano), “Je t’aime,” “Take Me There,” “Memories” and “Made to Dream.”
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Jackie Evancho - Awakening - Live in Concert
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