Will Hedgecock: Live from the Saenger Theatre Premieres Tuesday, June 8 at 9:30 p.m. on Connecticut Public Television (CPTV)

Release Date: 06/04/2010

Will Hedgecock is establishing himself as the voice of a new generation of exceptional young performers. Born in Pensacola, Florida, and a student at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, Hedgecock began singing with the renowned Pensacola Children’s Chorus when he was 8 years old. He traveled all over the world as the Chorus’ lead singer, and he even performed at the White House. Now he’s coming to PBS. Don’t miss this unique program entitled Will Hedgecock: Live from the Saenger Theatre, on Tuesday, June 8 at 9:30 p.m. on Connecticut Public Television (CPTV).

Recorded in 2009 at the historical and newly renovated Saenger Theater in downtown Pensacola, Will Hedgecock: Live from the Saenger Theatre features the young singer performing a selection of songs that range from timeless R&B and adult contemporary standards to classical. The concert also features members of the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra, along with various vocalists from Nashville, Tennessee, all handpicked by the legendary arranger Bergen White. Songs include Bobby Darin’s Dream Lover, Roy Orbison’s Crying, The Eagles’ Desperado, the classic Ava Maria and more.
 
During the broadcast of Will Hedgecock: Live from the Saenger Theatre, CPTV will offer viewers an opportunity to see Hedgecock at his upcoming local concert. Tickets will be offered through CPTV’s Red Carpet Experience series.
  
About Connecticut Public Television
CPTV is a media service of the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network. It is a locally and nationally recognized producer and presenter of quality public television programming, including
UConn Women’s Basketball, original documentaries and educational programming. CPTV has built a reputation as a leader in children’s programming, including playing an historic role in bringing Barney & Friends™, Bob the Builder™ and Thomas & Friends™ to public television. The station offers 11 hours of positive, nurturing children’s programs each weekday, reaching 50,000 to 70,000 households daily. The Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CBPN) also includes WNPR. WNPR is an affiliate of National Public Radio, Public Radio International and American Public Media. WNPR serves over 200,000 listeners weekly in Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island with news and information. Its award-winning local programming includes The Faith Middleton Show and Where We Live hosted by John Dankosky. Overall the network brings a broad spectrum of public affairs, entertainment, sports and educational programming to viewers, listeners and readers. For more information, visit www.cptv.org. 
 
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