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Jackie Evancho will bring her extraordinary voice back to Mayo Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $39-$79.

With her upcoming new album and world tour, multi-platinum recording artist Jackie Evancho will match her voice with one of most exciting reemerging genres in popular music today: the New American Songbook. This genre is adding a remarkable new chapter and repertoire to Jackie's show, with a selection of songs from breakthrough musicals like Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, Waitress, The Band's Visit, Once, Spring Awakening and hit films like The Greatest Showman and more. Jackie will combine these selections with gems and classic songs from her past repertoire to create one of the most exciting and spellbinding evenings in the theater.

Since gaining global recognition at the age of ten with her stunning debut on NBC's America's Got Talent, Jackie has released a string of platinum and gold albums, with sales of over 3 million in the U.S. Along the way, she has also made history by becoming 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, and the highest-ranking debut artist of 2010. All seven of Jackie's albums have hit No. 1 on the Billboard Classical chart.

Jackie Evancho's meteoric rise is already a show business legend. Her initial breakthrough was transformed quickly into the basis for a serious career. In less than a decade, Jackie has made seven chart-topping albums and DVDs, headlined three PBS television specials, appeared in the film The Company We Keep at the request of her co-star Robert Redford, and tirelessly toured the world, singing for Presidents, other world leaders, and her fans everywhere. In addition to her solo success, Jackie has recorded duets with such notable artists as Tony Bennett, Plácido Domingo, Barbra Streisand, Chris Botti, and Joshua Bell.

Dream with Me, Jackie's first full-length album for Sony Music, was produced by David Foster who first encountered her before her breakthrough when she was only nine. The album brought Jackie a platinum record, international acclaim, and established a benchmark for how her career would unfold: a multimedia blitz that took her to television's best-rated programs, a PBS special, and a distinctive tour of sold-out top concert venues around the world.

Jackie's most recent album, Two Hearts, features popular hits both old and new, classical crossover Italian songs, and Jackie's emerging gifts as a collaborative songwriter. With the release of Two Hearts, the amazing journey of Jackie Evancho reached 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 genre her fans love, but she is discovering another facet of her work, a love of songwriting and a new, expressive pop sound.

Jackie Evancho is in many ways a typical young adult: she splits her time between Pittsburgh and New York so that she can be closer to the creative community while at the same time being close to her family. She is continuing her education in the midst of touring and recording. Jackie's heart opens itself to more than music; she is a proud supporter of her transgender sister, Juliet, and the struggle for transgender equality.

For more information, visit her website at http://www.jackieevancho.com/



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