North Central College - Naperville, IL

October concert with Ethan Bortnick is postponed

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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED until Friday, Jan. 14, 2011.

Pianist Ethan Bortnick, the child prodigy who's taking the entertainment world by storm, will perform during the 2010-2011 season at North Central College.

Age 9 and gifted with talent well beyond his years, Ethan seamlessly brings to life some of music's most well-known classics from every era and genre, entertaining crowds with a repertoire that spans from Bach and Mozart to disco, jazz, pop and rock songs.

The performance originally scheduled for Oct. 3 has been postponed; to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, 2011. "Ethan Bortnick and His Musical Time Machine" will take place in North Central's Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit View his promo video.

Ethan began playing keyboard at the young age of 3 with his unique ability to play any song by ear. Two years later, he began composing original pieces-an achievement many spend their entire career working toward.

After his 2007 television debut on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," Ethan made countless appearances, including "The Oprah Winfrey Show," "Good Morning America," "The Martha Stewart Show" and "Yo Gabba Gabba." He has also met or performed with celebrities such as Justin Bieber, Elton John, Beyonce, Katy Perry, Patti LaBelle and many more.

Ethan has already surpassed many records, including being the youngest performer to headline his own tour at age 9 and the youngest performer on the re-recording of "We Are the World" released earlier this year in February. In August, Ethan will achieve the honor of being the youngest musician with a PBS concert special when "Ethan Bortnick and His Musical Time Machine" airs nationally.

Ethan has used his fame for good causes and has often been referred to as "The Youngest Philanthropist in the World." With a passion for inspiring and helping others, children especially, he has helped raise millions of dollars for charities, including the American Heart Association, Miami Children's Hospital and the Boys & Girls Club.

This performance is one of many ongoing programs at North Central College to enrich and broaden the cultural and academic outlook for the College and community. North Central offers a variety of venues accommodating a rich range of local and world-class events, performances and space needs for the public. For a comprehensive schedule of musical performances, theatrical and dance productions, art exhibits and lectures, visit or call the box office at 630-637-SHOW (7469).

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