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Jackie Evancho at Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Friday

2011 August 1


Eleven-year-old singing sensation Jackie Evancho will be performing with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra this Friday at 8 p.m.

If you have not yet seen her on “America’s Got Talent,” “Oprah,” “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno,” her solo concert debut on the recent PBS special “Dream With Me In Concert,” you have probably seen, read or heard about her somewhere. And with good reason. She is outstanding!

A prodigy who sounds more like a grown woman than a child, Evancho began singing at age 7 when she watched “Phantom of the Opera” starring Sarah Brightman. Evancho competed in a talent competition at 8 and came in second to a 20-year-old opera singer. Although at age 10 she came in second on “America’s Got Talent,” she got to sing a duet with her inspiration, Sarah Bightman.

This Friday, Evancho will perform selections from her new album, “Dream With Me,” which includes classical arias, pop classics and show tunes. The album has already gone gold.

Although I’m not an opera fan, her operatic performance in the video above is riveting.

Jackie Evancho and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra perform Friday, Aug. 5 at 8 p.m. at Atlanta Symphony Hall.

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