In a program that had the live audience dancing in the aisles, WLRN TV will broadcast the family music special Ethan Bortnick Live in Concert: The Power of Music, featuring 12-year-old composer, pianist and entertainer Ethan Bortnick.
Accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra, 4-piece band and 120-member Kids Choir, Ethan performs with passion and heart as his fingers fly across the piano keys in “Minute Waltz,” the audience rocks out to “Rock Around the Clock,” he claps to the beat of “Lean On Me” and participates in a very enthusiastic sing-along of “Crocodile Rock.” Feel the power of music when Ethan performs emotional and inspiring renditions of “We Are the World” and “The Earth Song.”
He’s joined by special guests Damian McGinty of Glee and Celtic Thunder and Grammy-nominated vocalist Jane Monheit.
Aside from being a talented musician, Ethan is a budding humanitarian and believes music has the ability to affect change in the world. He has helped raise more than $30 million for children’s charities globally.
Ethan is the youngest performer ever to headline his own international concert tour, so far appearing in more than 200 concerts in the United States, Canada, Brazil, South Africa and Australia.
Below are the days and times for this month's broadcasts on WLRN TV Channel 17:
Friday, December 13 at 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 15 at 7:00 pm