KENNETT SQUARE, PA - Vocal prodigy and finalist on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, Jackie Evancho, will perform at Longwood Gardens on Thursday, August 21 at 7:30pm. The performance will include selections from her upcoming CD release Awakening, as well as other classical favorites and pop hits. Tickets are on sale now at www.longwoodgardens.org.
At 10 years old, Jackie Evancho gained worldwide recognition after making her stunning debut on NBC’s America’s Got Talent. She was signed to Columbia Records and after two years, Jackie’s unique, gorgeous voice has won her millions of fans. Her first album, Oh, Holy Night was released in November 2010 and became the year’s number one debut selling album making her the youngest solo artist to go platinum.
Billboard magazine named Jackie to its list of Music Movers-and-Shakers under the age of 21 in 2011 and again in 2012 stating that her “spellbinding, operatic vocals possess a power and poignancy that often moves listeners multiple times her age to tears.” For more information on Jackie Evancho visit www.jackieevancho.com.
Tickets are on sale now for the August 21 performance in Longwood Gardens' Open Air Theatre. If needed, the rain date is set for Friday, August 22 at 7:30 pm. PBS will record the live show for a special airing in December 2014. Tickets can be purchased at www.longwoodgardens.org.
About Longwood Gardens
In 1906, industrialist Pierre du Pont (1870-1954) purchased a small farm near Kennett Square, PA, to save a collection of historic trees from being sold for lumber. Throughout his life, Mr. du Pont indulged his passion for gardening, turning his farm into a magnificent horticultural showplace. Today, Longwood Gardens is one of the world’s great gardens, encompassing 1,077 acres of gardens, woodlands, meadows, fountains, and a 4-acre conservatory.
Longwood continues the mission set forth by Mr. du Pont to inspire people through excellence in garden design, horticulture, education and the arts, through programming that includes exhibitions, performing arts, renowned horticulture education programs, horticulture research, environmental stewardship and cultural and community engagement. Longwood Gardens is on US Route 1 near Kennett Square, PA, 30 miles west of Philadelphia. Details at www.longwoodgardens.org.