Gardenia Jungle Entertainment is proud to bring together three ultra-talented young musical prodigies - Angelica Hale, Karolina Protsenko, and Kayden Kelly - for a night of awe-inspiring performances at Santa Fe’s Lensic Performing Arts Center. Bring the whole family to see Prodigies: A Million Dreams!
There will be a special appearance by Desert Academy's Vocal Performance Singers.
Partial proceeds from the event will go to support local schools and their programs.
Angelica Hale is an inspiring 12-year old singer-songwriter and actress from Atlanta, Georgia who sang her way into the hearts of America on Season 12 of America's Got Talent in 2017 and America’s Got Talent: The Champions in 2019. She is currently the youngest runner-up in the show’s history and the only contestant ever to have received two Golden Buzzers.
She was a featured performer in the 91st Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in 2017, A Capitol Fourth in 2019, and has also appeared on Little Big Shots, The Today Show, Access Hollywood, The Harry Connick Jr Show, Pickler & Ben, and many others. She has performed at high-profile events all over the world, including for Michelle Obama, George W. Bush, David Foster, Quincy Jones, John Legend, and NFL team owners at Super Bowl LIII.
Angelica overcame life-threatening double pneumonia when she was only four years old that resulted in sepsis and multiple organ failure, from which her kidneys would never recover. Angelica’s mother, Eva, donated one of her kidneys to save Angelica’s life. Ever since Angelica received a clean bill of health, she has been paying forward her miracle story by donating her time and talent to raise funds and awareness for deserving non-profits that help children in need.
Violin phenom and YouTube sensation Karolina Protsenko (11) was born in Ukraine to a musical family and now lives in Los Angeles, CA. She began violin lessons at 6 years of age and began busking in Santa Monica, CA in the summer of 2017. Viral videos of her took the internet by storm as she covered difficult pop songs on her violin with ease and expertise - and her popularity grew so much that she was featured on the Ellen Degeneres show.
A classically trained violinist, Karolina has 3 YouTube channels and is on Facebook and Instagram. In less than 2 years her fan base has grown into 5 million followers, in over 50 countries. Her videos on YouTube and other media sites have been viewed well over 400 million times. She dreams of traveling the world with her concerts and making people happy with her music.
Learn more at www.karolinaprotsenko.com.
Kayden Kelly (12) has been playing piano since he was five, the violin from age seven, and has been a violinist of the Santa Fe Youth Symphony program since he was eight. He is a prizewinner in piano competitions in his state, nationally, and internationally. Kayden has attended summer programs at Juilliard Summer Performance Arts in Switzerland and at Curtis Summerfest two consecutive years, as well as the Mozartium International “Young Excellence” Summer Academy this past August. Starting at the age of 9, Kayden has performed in local theaters with Performance Santa Fe EPIK program as well as abroad at the Costa Rican National Theater.
This summer, Kayden performed in 5 different countries: the Alion Baltic Music Festival in Latvia (with performances in Tallin, Estonia and Helsinki, Finland), at the Lindlar Music Festival in Germany, and also in Salzburg, Austria. Kayden performances received press from the German newspaper in Lindlar as well as being featured on New Mexico KRQE 13 TV News.
Most recently, Kayden performed at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico for the 2019 NM Music Platinum Awards.
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