Jackie Evancho To Perform In Lufkin
The Angelina Arts Alliance has something extra special to start off 2019. Friday, February 1st Jackie Evancho will be in Lufkin. This performer is an amazing talent, and was the 2nd place finisher on the 5th season of America's Got Talent back in 2010. She is all grown up, and years of practice have paid off. Now at 18 years old, Evancho will bring her own style of opera to enrich our lives. Check out the event on Facebook CLICK HERE.
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 released through a partnership with 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 Opera has 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 a 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.”
Two Hearts features a wide variety of classic and popular songs including Lucio Dalla’s immortal “Caruso”; the beautiful “Attessa,” based on the Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana; Enya’s “May It Be” from The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, and Taylor Swift’s “Safe and Sound,” all reimagined in Jackie’s unique style. Also included are her 2016 single “Apocalypse” and four songs she co-wrote – “The Haunting,” “Wonderland,” “Sane” and “Pedestal.”
Tickets: $45 - $65