...The State Theatre announced the lineup for its 91st season Tuesday, promising a varied schedule of new faces and repeat visitors coming to Easton through the coming year.
Pennsylvania-born singer Jackie Evancho, Irish showcase Riverdance, '80s bands Night Ranger and Loverboy, and Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul & Mary are a few of the stand-out acts on the 2017-2018 lineup...
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A worldwide sensation when she was only ten years old, Jackie Evancho is moving past the exuberant promise of a child prodigy vocalist, toward maturity as a singer, as a creative artist and as a young woman. Fresh from her spotlight performance of the National Anthem at the Presidential inauguration in January, she seizes the moment with the release of Two Hearts, her long-awaited new album from Portrait/Sony Masterworks. The album not only features popular hits both old and new, and classical crossover Italian songs, but also Jackie’s emerging gifts as a collaborative songwriter.
Classical Crossover Star Jackie Evancho to Return to the State Theatre
by BWW News Desk Nov. 2, 2017
A worldwide sensation when she was only ten years old, Jackie Evancho is moving past the exuberant promise of a child prodigy vocalist, toward maturity as a singer, as a creative artist and as a young woman. The classical crossover singer returns to the State Theatre on Wednesday, November 29.
Show time is 7:30 pm. Tickets are $69/$49 and can be purchased by visiting the State Theatre Box Office, 453 Northampton Street, Easton, by calling 1-800-999-STATE, 610.252.3132 or online at www.statetheatre.org.
Fresh off her spotlight performance of the National Anthem at the Presidential inauguration in January, Jackie Evancho seizes the moment with the release of Two Hearts, her long-awaited new album from Portrait/Sony Masterworks. The album not only features popular hits both old and new, and classical crossover Italian songs, but also Jackie's emerging gifts as a collaborative songwriter. A career that began with a little girl's fascination with the film soundtrack of The Phantom of the Operahas become an evolving and enduring musical phenomenon.
Since she first dazzled American television audiences at the age of 10 - gaining global recognition with her stunning debut on NBC's America's Got Talent - Jackie Evancho has released a string of platinum and gold albums, with sales of over 2.5 million in the US. Along the way, she has also made history - the youngest solo platinum artist ... the youngest Top 5 debut artist ever in the U.K. ... the youngest person to give solo concert at Lincoln Center ... the highest-ranking debut artist of 2010. All six of Jackie's albums have hit No. 1 on the Billboard Classical chart. The magnitude of her success led Billboard twice (in 2010 and 2012) to include Jackie on its list of "music movers-and-shakers under the age of 21."
With the release of Two Hearts, the amazing journey of Jackie Evancho reaches an exciting new place, both creatively and personally. The album's title says a lot about growth: Jackie's heart is always in the classical crossover singing her fans love, but she is discovering another facet of her work, her range and, thus, her heart - a love of songwriting and a new, expressive pop sound.
In addition to her appearance at the Trump inauguration, Jackie Evancho sang for Pope Francis I during his US visit and, a few years before, performed at the lighting of the National Christmas Tree in Washington, D.C., where she sang for - and delighted - President Barack Obama and his family. Two months later, she was again invited to perform for the President and Congressional leaders during the National Prayer Breakfast. She was also invited to perform on Oprah Winfrey's farewell special.
Jackie Evancho is any many ways a typical teenager: she lives in Pittsburgh with her family, where she recently got her drivers license .She is continuing her education in the midst of touring and recording. And her heart opens itself to more than music: Jackie is a proud supporter of her transgender sister Juliet and the struggle for transgender equality.
Never could there be a better time for a new album called Two Hearts - a celebration of the success Jackie Evancho has achieved, but an opportunity to reach higher and farther to transform a career that is already a dream come true.
2017/11/29 - 38th Concert of New 2016/2017 Tour Conductor: Peter Kiesewalter Orchestra: String Octet(4 Violins, 2 Violas, 2 Cellos), Backing Tracks, Peter: Piano and Keyboard
Easton, PA 7:30 PM EST State Theatre (1824 Seats) Set List: 1. Lovers 2. The Way We Were 3. Music Of The Night 4. Medley (Jackie's Greatest Hits) A. O Mio Babbino Caro B. Con Te Partiro C. Somewhere D. When You Wish Upon A Star E. The Prayer 5. The Impossible Dream 6. How Great Thou Art 7. Think Of Me (SO) Intermission 8. I'll Be Home For Christmas 9. White Christmas 10. Ave Maria (Caccini-Vavilov) 11. All Of The Stars 12. Set Me Free 13. Peter: Medley Of Peanuts Christmas Songs 14. Vincent (Starry Starry Night) 15. The Christmas Song 16. O Holy Night 17. Believe (SO) 18. Encore: Nessun Dorma (SO)