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WSRE welcomes musical prodigy in concert Oct. 28

Ethan Bortnick will perform on Oct. 28 at the Amos Auditorium at Pensacola State College

“Ethan Bortnick: Live in Concert” is coming to Pensacola on Oct. 28, performing with special guests Damian McGinty of “Glee” and Celtic Thunder and members of the Pensacola Children’s Chorus at the WSRE Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio on the Pensacola State College campus.

Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at wsre.org. Proceeds benefit the mission of WSRE, PBS for the Gulf Coast.

At age 13, Bortnick is an internationally renowned composer, pianist, singer and entertainer. The Hollywood, Fla., native, began composing music at age 5. He made history in 2011 as the youngest entertainer to headline a show in Las Vegas, and he was certified by Guinness World Records as “The World’s Youngest Solo Musician to Headline His Own Tour” in 2012 at age 9.

Proceeds from his Pensacola show will help support the public television programming and educational services provided by WSRE.

“WSRE is thrilled to host Ethan in concert,” said Janie Stewart, WSRE development director. “He is an incredible talent, and he appeals to the whole family. Ethan has performed all over the world, so it is a real treat for us to bring his show to Pensacola.”