Music: Jackie Evancho, Benedum Center





Pittsburgh, PA – The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is excited to announce Jackie Evancho’s much-anticipated return to Pittsburgh. Jackie will perform Sunday, March 5th at 7:00 p.m. at the Benedum Center, 237 7th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. This event is a part of the Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents Series.

“She is a prodigy; they break the rules by definition,” wrote Andrew Duckenbrod of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette after Jackie performed for a sold-out crowd in Pittsburgh. “[Her] voice mesmerizes. She has become one of the performers who have been defining the “crossover classic” category of singers – those who are equally comfortable with Puccini or pop.”

Jackie Evancho dazzled American television audiences at age ten, 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, with sales of over 2.5 million in the U.S. 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 Hall, and highest debut artist of 2010. She has had six consecutive number 1’s on the Billboard Classical charts. Her broad successes led Billboard Magazine to include Jackie on their list of “music movers-and shakers under the age of 21” in 2010 and 2012.

During her impressive five year career, she has also had the privilege to perform for numerous dignitaries around the world, including:  twice for President Obama and the First Lady, the Pope, and the Imperial Family of Japan. She was also invited to perform on Oprah’s farewell special. Last month, she performed the national anthem for a worldwide audience at the presidential inauguration. Jackie has recorded duets with notable artists such as Tony Bennett, Susan Boyle, Il Volo, Placido Domingo, Barbra Streisand, Chris Botti, The Tenors and Joshua Bell.  Jackie acted in Robert Redford’s The Company You Keep alongside Susan Sarandon and was a featured Guess Kids model in 2012. She was also named one of the best mannered people of 2011.

Jackie Evancho is now a 16-year-old with a driver’s license. The singer is still recording classical crossover songs in her beautiful soprano voice, but 2016 saw the teenager evolve musically with the release of new pop-sounding music.  She received rave reviews for her single “Apocalyse” and for interpretations of recordings “Safe and Sound” and “Writing’s on the Wall.” She ended 2016 with a well-received Christmas CD, Someday at Christmas, which saw her once again at number one on the Classical charts. 2017 will see new music and new tour dates for Jackie Evancho.

Tickets ($53.75-$83.75) are available online at, by phone at 412-456-6666, or in person at the Theater Square Box Office at 655 Penn Avenue.

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh’s most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country’s largest land masses “curated” by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh’s quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Cultural Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts.

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