FEBRUARY 10, 2016
Piano, Music, Philanthropy, Concerts, and more @Ethanbortnick does it all. See him at the #KimmelCenter March 26. Get Tix @ KimmelCenter.org
KIMMEL CENTER WELCOMES THE WORLD’S
YOUNGEST SOLO MUSICIAN ETHAN BORTNICK
TO THE PERELMAN THEATER
MARCH 26, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Philadelphia, February 10, 2016) –– The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, in partnership with Sun and Sky Entertainment, welcomes 15-year-old piano prodigy and philanthropist Ethan Bortnick to the Perelman Theater stage on Saturday, March 26 at 8:00 p.m. for the Philadelphia stop on his 50+ city US tour. Recognized by Guinness World Records as “The World’s Youngest Solo Musician to Headline his Own Concert Tour,” Ethan embarked upon his musical career at an early age, writing his own compositions by age 5, and has raised more than $40 million for charity. Joining Ethan for this performance will be his band, a children’s choir, local guest artists, and more.
“Imagination, musicianship, and a heart of gold make this young performer a rare commodity,” said Anne Ewers, President & CEO of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. “These interactive, family-friendly performances are inspiring, highlighting Ethan’s unique ability to create beautiful, original music, sometimes on the spot!”
Ethan’s eclectic performance will feature covers of renowned artists from The Beatles to Elton John to Broadway, from Chopin to Neil Diamond, from Michael Jackson to Motown, and everything in between. Ethan will also perform several original songs, including a few from the recently released movieAnything is Possible, in which he starred, co-scored and wrote 10 songs. A concert like no other, Ethan will involve the audience in the show, compose music on the spot, put together songs instantaneously using audience stories/ideas, and conduct a Q&A segment.
A driven humanitarian as well as a musical prodigy, Ethan has been performing around the world, raising money for charities across the globe. His belief that music has a higher purpose and an ability to encourage people that they can ultimately change the world has quickly made him one of the most captivating young artists of our time. In addition to his immense musical talent and philanthropy, Ethan’s highly successful nationally televised show The Power of Music has been one of the most successful concert pledge shows on PBS for 2014 and is still running nationwide, continuously winning multiple awards. Additionally, he has been featured on countless national television shows, including multiple appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Good Morning America, and Oprah.
Saturday, March 26, 2016, 8:00 p.m.
Tickets are available now and start at $60. Tickets can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999, online at kimmelcenter.org, or at the Kimmel Center Box Office. Group sales are available for groups of 10 or more and can be purchased by calling (215) 790-5883. More information at kimmelcenter.org.
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
Located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia, The Kimmel Center’s mission is to operate a world-class performing arts center that engages and serves a broad audience through diverse programming, arts education, and community outreach. The Kimmel Center campus is comprised of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Verizon Hall, Perelman Theater, SEI Innovation Studio, and the Merck Arts Education Center), the Academy of Music (owned by the Philadelphia Orchestra Association), and the University of the Arts’ Merriam Theater. TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is the season sponsor of The Kimmel Center’s 2015-2016 Season. American Airlines is the official airline of Broadway Philadelphia. For additional information, visit kimmelcenter.org.
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