For Immediate Release – April 25, 2013
GREEN BAY, WI – Child Prodigy Ethan Bortnick will perform live at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, July 11 at 7:00 PM for the Kress/Mattson Parkinson’s Fundraiser, also being recorded for Bortnick’s PBS special. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 26th at 11:00 AM through Ticket Star at 1-800-895-0071 or online at www.WeidnerCenter.com. Tickets range from $40 to $100, plus fees.
At 12 years old Ethan Bortnick has moved audiences nationally and internationally as a pianist, composer, singer, entertainer, and a driven humanitarian, dedicated to combining his musical pursuits with his charity work. Ethan has toured the world, connecting with diverse audiences in countries such as South Africa, Brazil, and Australia. In 2011, he made history as the youngest entertainer to headline a show in Las Vegas and recently, Ethan was certified a Guinness World Records title-holder as The World’s Youngest Solo Musician to Headline his own Tour.
Ethan has been featured on many national late night and morning television shows, including multiple appearances on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Good Morning America” and “Oprah,” where he was named one of Oprah’s “All Time Smartest, Most Talented Kids.” In 2010, Ethan made history as the youngest musician to create and host his own award-winning, nationally-televised concert special on PBS.
Legend Quincy Jones has this to say of his songcraft: “Ethan’s imagination and ability to create music from stories is unbelievable.”
Last year, Ethan completed shooting a full-length feature film called “Anything Is Possible” which will be released in late 2013. He starred in the film, co-wrote all of the songs in the film and scored all the music.
For more information about this event, or to schedule an interview with Ethan Bortnick, please contact Nancy Mattson or Pat Szalinski.