CLEARWATER — Jackie Evancho will perform Saturday, March 16, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater.
Evancho dazzled American television audiences at age 10 gaining global recognition with her stunning debut on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” Since then, she has released a string of platinum and gold albums and has had six consecutive No. 1 hits on the Billboard Classical charts. Along the way, the singer accomplished numerous accolades including youngest solo platinum artist, youngest Top 5 debut artist in UK history, youngest artist to give a solo concert at Lincoln Center and highest debut artist of 2010. Her broad successes led to Billboard Magazine including her on their list of “music movers-and shakers under the age of 21.”
During her impressive eight-year career, Evancho has had the privilege to perform for numerous dignitaries around the world including twice for President Obama and the First Lady, The Pope and a private recital for the Imperial family of Japan. She was also invited to perform on Oprah’s farewell special.
Evancho has recorded duets with notable artists such as, Barbra Streisand, Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras, Andrea Bocelli, Chris Botti, Susan Boyle, Il Volo, Joshua Bell and 2cellos. She acted in Robert Redford’s film “The Company You Keep” alongside Susan Sarandon and was the face of Guess Kids in 2012. She was also named one of the best mannered people of 2011.
Evancho is now an 18-year old high school graduate. The singer continues to be a pioneer in the classical crossover genre, 2016 saw the teenager evolve musically with the release of new pop sounding music. She ended 2016 with a well-received Christmas CD, “Someday at Christmas,” which saw her once again at No. 1 on the Classical charts. In 2017, she released her seventh critically acclaimed studio album “Two Hearts.”
In 2018, Evancho continued to record material for a new ground-breaking studio album while touring and performing around the world.
The set list per Mike Tigfan's review of the 15th:
2019/03/16 - 23rd Concert of Two Hearts Tour Conductor: Peter Kiesewalter - Piano and Keyboard Orchestra: String Octet (4 Violins, 2 Violas, 2 Cellos)
Clearwater, FL 8:00 PM EST The Capitol Theatre (Ruth Eckerd Hall) Set List: 01 Orchestra: Jackie's Intro 02. Lovers 03. The Way We Were 04. Think Of Me 05. Medley of Jackie's Greatest Hits A. O Mio Babbino Caro B. Con Te Partiro C. Somewhere (The Debut) D. When You Wish Upon A Star E. The Prayer 06. Orchestra: Overture from Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro" 07. Once Upon A December (The Debut) 08. All Of The Stars 09. The Impossible Dream Intermission 10. Burn (The Debut) 11. Somewhere Over The Rainbow 12. Your Love 13. Orchestra: Interlude from Bizet's "Carmen" 14. How Great Thou Art 15. Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again 16. Vincent (Starry, Starry Night) 17. Music Of The Night 18. Encore: Nessun Dorma
I had the pleasure to attend Jackie’s show at the Capitol Theatre tonight!I have been in awe of her amazing talent since I saw her on AGT . I have been following her blossoming career and have been to all 3 of her Clearwater concerts, 2015, 2017 and tonight! What an enchanting experience each time and tonight I was again transported to another magical universe!Her voice keeps getting better and stronger and tonight she gave us a teaser of her upcoming album, LOVED all the song choices and beautiful piano and string accompaniment by her musical director and orchestra. She has such a wonderful connection with the audience and so playful and great sense of humor, she looked beautiful. I have always wanted to meet her and so happy I had a chance encounter afterwards! What a kind and caring soul, she was so attentive and willing to talk and listen and take photos with her fans. I met her dad too, what a nice person too! Both impressed me how genuine and down to earth they were. Thanks so much Jackie and your dad, it was a pleasure meeting you. I am the one who suggested you visit South Africa some time, my home town is Cape Town. I live in Clearwater now. I wish you all the best with your new album and tour and upcoming ventures and look forward to seeing you again!❤️💚💜🌹
I just attended your concert in Clearwater! WOW!! I have never enjoyed a concert so much in my life!! I sang professionally for almost 15 years, competed all over my province (Im Canadian) and I came in second as well singing the majority of the songs you shared with us this evening!! You are an inspiration, a beautiful soul, and an outstanding performer!! Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!!!
Thank you for being so kind and gracious , taking a photo with me last night! Was such a pleasure meeting you and yr dad! Thanks soo much for an enchanting night, your beautiful voice made my spirit soar! My 3rd time seeing you in concert in Clearwater!You are so lovely inside and out!Loved your song choices last night and can’t wait for yr new album. Wishing you lots of success and fun!❤️💜💚🎤😁
rickolsen: I gave my cats some gravy dinner a couple of hours ago. Brandie and Sampson are sleeping on the loveseat. Phoenix is sleeping in on my bed. I am watching football and munching raw broccoli. Broccoli has lots of vitamin C. It is good for winter.
Jan 25, 2020 1:25:58 GMT -5
rickolsen: It was 38 degrees today. 40 years ago it would have been 0 or lower. We have less than 6 inches of snow on the ground. 40 years ago we would have had at least 4 feet. Michigan winters are vastly different from what they were in the 60's.
Jan 25, 2020 1:28:31 GMT -5
rickolsen: I gave my cats some gravy dinner awhile ago. Phoenix is sleeping on the couch. Sampson is in on my bed. Brandie is on the loveseat. I'm watching football. I made spaghetti today and I'm having some for supper with parmesan cheese. I like it.
Jan 28, 2020 17:18:48 GMT -5
rickolsen: I ordered my aftershave on ebay like I always do. Bay Rum. I like the smell of it. I had to go to the post office to pick it up. One bottle was leaking. I get 2 at a time. About half the bottle was gone. This is the only problem I have ever had with ebay.
Jan 28, 2020 17:29:06 GMT -5
rickolsen: I take it back. Once I got a bucket of cat litter and it had no handle. That wasn't ebay's fault. That was the shipper. Really my aftershave wasn't ebay's fault either. Shipping accidents sometimes happen. I still love ebay and will continue to use them.
Jan 28, 2020 17:32:07 GMT -5
rickolsen: I'm munching corn chips and watching football. I like corn chips better than potato chips. Phoenix and Sampson are sleeping in on my bed. Brandie is preening herself on the love seat. She will be sleeping soon. I have a good life. I love my cats.
Jan 31, 2020 22:40:10 GMT -5
rickolsen: Brandie is sleeping, so all 3 of my cats are sleeping now. I gave them gravy dinner about an hour ago. I'm watching a good football game. Peyton Manning is creaming Arizona. I'm going to eat a couple of cucumbers now. They are so good.
Jan 31, 2020 23:02:20 GMT -5
rickolsen: I got some Greek pasta salad, cole slaw, and deviled egg potato salad today. The Greek pasta salad has lots of feta cheese. I love feta cheese. I gave my cats some gravy dinner a while ago. They will be sleeping soon. I'm eating Greek pasta salad.
Feb 1, 2020 13:33:56 GMT -5
rickolsen: My cole slaw is gone. I've got half the Greek pasta salad and potato salad left. I'm not supposed to eat pasta or potatoes, but my doctor said I can eat them in moderation. When you are diabetic you can't eat anything good or cheap. I eat what I want.
Feb 1, 2020 19:21:08 GMT -5
rickolsen: My cats are all sleeping. Phoenix and Sampson are in on my bed. Brandie is on the loveseat here in the livingroom with me. I'm watching football and munching corn chips. If you like corn chips get Great Value corn chips at Walmart. They are really good.
Feb 3, 2020 0:29:55 GMT -5
rickolsen: It is 10:00 am. My cats are all sleeping. Phoenix and Sampson are in on my bed. Brandie is on the love seat. I didn't give them gravy dinner because they didn't ask for it. When they do I will give it to them. I'm watching football.
Feb 3, 2020 10:02:55 GMT -5
rickolsen: I just gave my cats some gravy dinner. Prime filet chicken. They like that kind. They are gobbling it down. They will be sleeping soon. I'm watching football.
Feb 5, 2020 3:02:25 GMT -5
rickolsen: Brandie is sleeping on the love seat. Phoenix and Sampson are sleeping in on my bed. I'm watching football. Almost all of our snow is melted away.
Feb 7, 2020 10:18:07 GMT -5
rickolsen: My brother died yesterday. We weren't close. Now I'm the only son of 4 left. All 3 of my cats are on my desk. They came to see me.
Feb 10, 2020 16:54:26 GMT -5
Willyiam: May your Brother RIP!!
Feb 14, 2020 8:31:08 GMT -5
rickolsen: Thanks. I haven't seen, or spoken to my brother since my biological mother's funeral in 2009. I was adopted and didn't meet my biological family until 20 years ago when I was 44. We were never close. I see my biological father once in awhile.
Feb 18, 2020 18:32:02 GMT -5
rickolsen: One of my sisters found me. I didn't go looking for them. My cats are all sleeping. I'm watching football, and I'm hungry, so I'm making a big pot of stew. Of course it has mushrooms and lots of garlic.
Feb 18, 2020 18:37:03 GMT -5
rickolsen: My stew is so good I wish I could share it with you. I'm glad Agog suggested I cook my own food. I'm a good cook, it's cheaper, tastes better, and it's better for you. I love to cook so it works out perfectly.
Feb 18, 2020 18:55:35 GMT -5
rickolsen: I would cook for my cats, but they need cat food from the store. It has all the minerals and nutrients they need including taurin for good health. You should resist the temptation to feed your cat or dog people food. Give them the pet food they need.
Feb 18, 2020 19:05:10 GMT -5
rickolsen: All 3 of my cats are in the livingroom with me. Brandie is on the loveseat. Phoenix is on the arm of the arm chair and Sampson is on the couch. Today is trash day. I have to run a few errands and then I'm going to put out my trash.
Feb 19, 2020 7:45:25 GMT -5