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Ethan Bortnick Live In Concert: The Power Of Music

The captivating family music special “Ethan Bortnick Live In Concert: The Power Of Music” features the amazing 13-year-old composer, pianist, and entertainer Ethan Bortnick (pictured), accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra, four-piece band, and the 120-member Kids Choir, in a program that had the live audience dancing in the aisles.
Courtesy of Ethan Bortnick
The captivating family music special “Ethan Bortnick Live In Concert: The Power Of Music” features the amazing 13-year-old composer, pianist, and entertainer Ethan Bortnick (pictured), accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra, four-piece band, and the 120-member Kids Choir, in a program that had the live audience dancing in the aisles.

Airs Friday, March 18, 2016 at 9 p.m. & Sunday, March 20 at 12 p.m. on KPBS TV

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The captivating family music special “Ethan Bortnick Live In Concert: The Power Of Music” features the amazing 12-year-old composer, pianist, and entertainer Ethan Bortnick, accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra, four-piece band, and the 120-member Kids Choir, in a program that had the live audience dancing in the aisles.

Presented by WTTW National Productions, this is a top concert special that matches the content of the touring live music show.

Ethan Bortnick Live in Concert: The Power of Music

"The captivating new family music special "Ethan Bortnick Live in Concert: The Power of Music" features the amazing 12-year-old composer

Ethan performs with passion and heart - his fingers fly across the piano keys in "Minute Waltz," and the audience rocks out to "Rock Around the Clock," claps to the beat of "Lean On Me," and participates in a very enthusiastic sing-along of "Crocodile Rock."

Ethan brings back memories with the Beatles' "Obladi Oblada" and "Here Comes the Sun" and even more poignant memories with "You Make Me Feel So Young."

You will get chills when you hear "The Earth Song," and will feel the real power of music when Ethan performs an emotional and inspiring rendition of "We Are the World" as the finale and with a standing ovation.

Give $10/mo or $120 during our TV membership campaign beginning March 4, and receive the “Ethan Bortnick Live In Concert: The Power Of Music” CD & DVD. This gift includes a KPBS License Plate Frame (if you're a new member). Also enjoy access to KPBS Passport and myKPBS Film Club. The CD only is available at the $60 level, and the DVD only is at $72.
Courtesy of Ethan Bortnick
Give $10/mo or $120 during our TV membership campaign beginning March 4, and receive the “Ethan Bortnick Live In Concert: The Power Of Music” CD & DVD. This gift includes a KPBS License Plate Frame (if you're a new member). Also enjoy access to KPBS Passport and myKPBS Film Club. The CD only is available at the $60 level, and the DVD only is at $72.

Beyond his gifts as a consummate performer and musician, Ethan Bortnick is a driven humanitarian, too.

This moving special highlights his belief that music has a higher purpose — an ability to emotionally connect people, encourage them to help others, and ultimately, affect change in the world, as presented in his own eloquent composition "Anything is Possible."

Through his music, Ethan has already helped raise more than $30 million for children's charities and other causes across the world.

Ethan Bortnick is the youngest performer ever to headline his own international concert tour, and he has so far appeared in more than 200 concerts in the United States, Canada, Brazil, South Africa and Australia.

This special showcases Ethan's amazing talent, passion for music, and generous spirit...all at the ripe old age of 12!

CONNECT:

Ethan Bortnick is on Facebook, Instagram, iTunes and follow @ethanbortnick on Twitter.

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