Ethan Bortnick in Concert
On Sunday, October 11th we had our second concert, and if you did not attend, you missed something wonderful. The star was Ethan Bortnick, a 14 year old musical prodigy. At three years of age, he saw a piano at school and went home to ask his parents for lessons. The Hollywood, Florida native begged his parents for piano lessons and discovered an uncanny ability to hear a song once and play it back note for note – the musical equivalent of a photographic memory.
This Florida native started piano lessons at the age of 4 and by 12 he was touring the world. Ethan got his big break at age 5 while performing at a local mall where he was videotaped. This wound up on YouTube and the rest is history.
He is a personable young man as well as a very talented one. His program consisted of all types of music that appealed to everyone.
Backing Ethan for 3 songs was the Northern California Children’s Chorus, NCCC, under the direction of Judy Britts. This group of young girls, from the second through the eighth grade, is well trained and very talented. Check out their website: www.norcalchildrenschorus.org If you would like to attend their NCCC Winter Concert, “Carols of Joy and Peace” on Sunday, December 6th call (916) 220-0970 for more information.
“Broadway Showstoppers” is our next concert. Four Broadway veterans will be singing songs from past to the present Broadway hits. FLCCA looks forward to seeing all of you at this concert on Valentine’s Day, Sunday, February 14th at 2 pm. If you have family or friends who would like a ticket ask them to call Harris Center (916) 608-6888 for ticket information.