About this Performance
Don't miss this prodigy and finalist from America's Got Talent as she performs in our Open Air Theatre for a PBS concert taping.
See and hear this amazing young soprano who won runner-up on America's Got Talent at 10 years old. Jackie, who is now 14, will perform selections from her upcoming CD release, Awakening, and other classical favorites and pop hits. Audience-goers get to be a part of a TV show—this performance is being recorded and will later be edited to create the one-hour TV special that will air in December on PBS in time for their Christmas Pledge Drive.
Listen to Jackie Evancho
This event is sold out.
Tickets limited. Seating is unreserved. Doors to our Open Air Theatre open at 6:30 pm. Guests may begin lining up at 4:30 pm. By purchasing this ticket you are giving Longwood Gardens your permission to be filmed for PBS. In the event of inclement weather, every effort will be made to have the concert—however, a rain date has been scheduled for August 22.
More About Jackie Evancho
Jackie Evancho's first performance on NBC's variety show America's Got Talent left audiences and judges astonished that such a perfect soprano voice could come from a 10 year-old girl. It wasn't just her musical gift and her age that floored the America's Got Talent audience, but Jackie's presence, poise, and charm that truly made them take notice. One of the show's judges, Piers Morgan, exclaimed, "You've got the whole package." The young soprano from Pittsburgh won runner-up and launched her soon-to-be legendary career, signing with Columbia Records shortly thereafter. In a little over two years, Jackie's voice has won her millions of fans and her recordings have dominated the music and DVD charts.
Jackie's debut EP, O Holy Night, was released in November 2010 and became the year's #1 best-selling debut recording with sales exceeding 1 million copies and earning her a platinum certification. In June 2011, Jackie released her first studio album, Dream With Me. A mix of operatic arias, show tunes, and pop standards, it debuted on the Billboard Top 200 chart at #2 and was certified Gold after only four weeks of release. Heavenly Christmas was released in November 2011 and became one of the top-selling holiday albums of the year.
Jackie has participated in the lighting of the National Christmas Tree in Washington, D.C., where she sang—and delighted—President and Mrs. Obama.
Jackie released her third studio album, Songs From The Silver Screen, on October 2, 2012. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Classical charts and at #7 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart.
Most recently, Jackie has tried her hand at both acting and modeling. She made her acting debut on The Company You Keep. Legendary actor/director/producer Robert Redford cast Jackie to play his daughter in the thriller which came out in theaters April 2013. Jackie is currently recording her next studio album, Awakening, scheduled for release September 23, 2014. This will be followed by a world tour. Awakening is available for preorder on iTunes andAmazon now.