BUFFALO, N.Y. - As part of the Great Performances series, WNED-TV will air "Jackie Evancho: Dream with Me in Concert" on Wednesday June 8 at 8 p.m.
This performance marks the solo concert debut of 11-year-old Jackie Evancho. Taped at Sarasota's The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, the program, co-hosted by Grammy-winning producer David Foster, celebrates the release of her first full-length solo album.
Already familiar to national audiences from her debut appearances on America's Got Talent, Jackie's musical selection on the program will include "When You Wish Upon A Star," "O Mio Babbino Caro," "Somewhere," "All I Ask Of You," and "Dream With Me."
Jackie Evancho's musical story begins before her life-changing appearance on the talent contest. At her first talent competition, she came in second place to a 20-year-old opera singer. As Jackie's talents blossomed, she sought out more opportunities to perform for audiences. Eventually, she caught the attention of David Foster when she won a regional competition.
Evancho's extraordinary soprano voice sent sales of her self-made independent release, "Prelude to a Dream," soaring up Billboard's Top Classical Crossover Albums Chart, where it peaked at No. 2. Now, in support of the release of Dream with Me, SYCO/Columbia Records will release the album, produced by Foster, on Tuesday, June 14.
Through WNED-TV, ThinkBright and Well TV, Classical 94.5/WNED-FM and WNED-AM 970 The Information Station, the member-supported WNED Buffalo/Toronto provides high quality programming and services that enlighten, inspire, entertain and educate Western New York and Southern Ontario communities. Additional information about WNED can be found at wned.org.