Celebrate the Holidays with David Foster album “Merry & Bright”

Celebrate the spirit of the season
with the holiday music of David Foster.

Merry & Bright features the following tracks:

1. It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas – Michael Bublé

2. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On an Open Fire) – Céline Dion

3. Carol of the Bells – David Foster

4. Little Drummer Boy (Featuring Guitarist Andy McKee) – Josh Groban

5. This Christmas – Mary J. Blige

6. O Tannenbaum – Andrea Bocelli

7. Blue Christmas – Wynonna

8. Auld Lang Syne – Rod Stewart

9. Pie Jesu – Jackie Evancho

10. Jingle Bells – Andrea Bocelli featuring The Muppets

Available Exclusively at Starbucks.

David Foster album “Merry & Bright” will be available at Starbucks starting 11.11.2014

David Foster album “Merry & Bright” will be available at Starbucks starting 11.11.2014
With Michael Bublè, Celine Dion, Josh Groban, Mary J. Blige, Andrea Bocelli, Wynonna, Rod Stewart, Jackie Evancho.

Video: Jackie Evancho – David Foster – Interview/Performance – BT 2014 – YouTube

Jackie Evancho – David Foster – Interview/Performance – BT 2014 – YouTube.

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David Foster foundation’s gala raises $8.2 million for organ donation patients

From globalnews.ca

By Jenna Freeman Global News

CALGARY- Canadian musician and songwriter David Foster and more than 800 guests attended his foundations gala Saturday night.

Many celebrity guests were among the crowd that walked Calgary’s red carpet, including Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, Jennifer Hudson and Calgary’s own Bret “The Hitman” Hart.

CNN’s Michaela Pereira emceed the event and was joined by other guests including hockey commentator and former NHL goalie Kelly Hrudey, Mrs. Laureen Harper and cast members of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

The concert portion of the evening was kicked off by Foster playing the theme song from the 1988 Calgary Olympic Winter Games, which he described as, “the best song he has ever written,” and ended with a spectacular performance by Steven Tyler. At the end of the performance, Foster announced that the gala raised $8.2 million.

Foster even took his fundraising efforts to new heights; auctioning off a trip to space at the gala.

The David Foster Foundation was created by the 16-time Grammy award winner to help support families that have children who require lifesaving organ transplants.

Before the gala, Foster met with one family at the Alberta Children’s hospital Saturday afternoon that knows first-hand the importance of raising awareness about the importance of organ donation.

Cassidy Creasey spent many years at the hospital after suffering complications from an E. coli infection.

Finally in June, Creasey received an amazing gift from her mother, a kidney that saved her life.

Now she and her mother are encouraging Albertans to become organ donors.

“It’s made life so much easier,” Creasey explained. ” You could just help so many people to just sign your card and talk to your family.”

Foster is also pushing for the assumed consent program, which would automatically make all Canadians donors unless they choose to opt out of the program.

“We’re not curing cancer,” Foster said. “We are just saying, ‘Please don’t make people wait three or five years or die while they’re waiting for an organ.’”

Saturday’s concert will include performances by Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Jackie Evancho and Sinbad.

The Miracle Gala and Concert will also auction off a seat on a spacecraft that will take the winning bidder on a 62-km high space flight.

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Source: http://globalnews.ca/news/1586409/canadian-songwriter-on-a-mission-to-raise-awareness-about-organ-donation/

David Foster and Jackie Evancho to work together again on concerts and charity events

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Jackie Evancho two days ago twitted ‏”david and i will work together on charity events and concerts”

 

Smith Center for the Performing Arts to Welcome Jackie Evancho to Las Vegas, 4/13 –
Source: http://m.bwwclassicalworld.com/article/Smith-Center-for-the-Performing-Arts-to-Welcome-Jackie-Evancho-to-Las-Vegas-413-20130207

 

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts will host singing sensation Jackie Evancho’s first headlining show in Las Vegas, presented in association with Danny Zelisko, on Saturday, April 13 inside Reynolds Hall.

Jackie Evancho debuted on The National stage on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” and has since risen to an international classical crossover star. Evancho’s current album, “Songs From The Silver Screen,” out now on Syco/Columbia Records, debuted at number one on the Billboard Classical charts and number seven on the Billboard Top 200. At just 12 years old, Evancho was named to Billboard Magazine’s “21 Under 21” list for a second consecutive year in 2012. In March, Evancho will make her feature film debut in Robert Redford’s upcoming film, “The Company You Keep,” Starring as Redford’s Daughter alongside Susan Sarandon and Shia Labeouf.

With sell-out U.S. shows and a remarkable taped-for-broadcast special on PBS for the “Great Performances” series, Evancho’s first PBS special, 2011’s “Dream With Me In Concert,” was one of the top pledge producing performances in PBS history. Following the success of her first PBS show, “Jackie Evancho: Music of the Movies” debuted in 2012 featuring classic songs from “South Pacific, “Cinema Paradiso” and the timeless hit “My Heart Will Go On” from “Titanic.”

 



 

In two years, Evancho’s unique soprano has won her millions of fans and her recordings have dominated the music and DVD charts. Her warmth, charm and poise have helped her gain the support of legendary producers like David Foster, filmmakers like Robert Redford and the entire music industry.

Tickets go on sale Feb. 15 at The Smith Center Box Office, located at 361 Symphony Park Avenue, by phone at 702-749-2000 or 808-326-6868 (TTY) and online at www.TheSmithCenter.com. For preferred seating and special rates for groups of 10 or more, contact 702-749-2348.

The hallmark of downtown Las Vegas’ 61-acre urban development known as Symphony Park, The Smith Center For The Performing Arts is a public-private partnership that opened in March 2012. Heralded as the city’s “heart of the arts,” The Smith Center is an architectural triumph and long-awaited cultural achievement that educates and entertains the citizens of the Southern Nevada. The $470 million world-class Performing Arts Center offers a blend of performances by resident companies, first-run touring attractions, lectures and internationally acclaimed performers in music, theater and dance. The five-acre campus features four performance spaces including the 2,050-seat Reynolds Hall, a 258-seat Cabaret Jazz club, the 250-seat Troesh Studio Theater and the 1.7-acre Donald W. Reynolds Symphony Park for outdoor concerts. Additionally, the campus will be the new location of the Discovery Children’s Museum, opening in March 2013. For more information about The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, visit www.TheSmithCenter.com. Keep up with news and events on Facebook and follow The Smith Center on Twitter at @SmithCenterLV.