This uplifting concert blends beloved musical theater classics with traditional Americana favorites to bring you songs of joy, celebration, fun, and inspiration. Featuring children’s tunes and iconic classical piano works alike, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Bring the family and join soprano Corrie Donovan and pianist Evan Mitchell for a special concert of music meant to make you smile!

Free to attend; no tickets required.


RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN “June is Bustin Out All Over” from Carousel
Trad. and RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN Row Row Row Your Boat + My Favorite Things from the Sound of Music
PADAREWSKI Chant d’amour, op. 10, no. 1

HARLINE & TAYLOR When You Wish Upon a Star + Twinkle Twinkle
COPLAND “Zion’s Walls” from Old American Songs
HARRISON/BENCE “Here Comes the Sun”

SCHWARTZ “Popular” from Wicked
ARLEN “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”

STYNE “Make Someone Happy” from Do Re Mi
RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN “I have Confidence” from Sound of Music
HERBERT “Art is Calling Me” from The Enchantress


Soprano Corrie Donovan loves working with children through music and is excited to begin her eighth year with the Cliburn’s education programs. She was also the host for the first Cliburn Junior Competition in 2015 and teaches private voice through Northwest ISD.

Outside the classroom, Corrie enjoys a busy performance career, both in Texas and abroad; highlights include vocal workshops with Cirque du Soleil and a performance invitation from the former president of Mexico. Also an active musical arranger, she enjoys reimagining classical favorites and creating intimate concert experiences, taking her audiences on a journey to make meaningful connections with music.


Pianist Evan Mitchell’s recent highlights include solo performances on the prestigious Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts series (Chicago), at Merkin Concert Hall (NYC), and at several major venues in Shanghai, as well as concerti performances with the symphony orchestras of Dallas and Fort Worth.

Evan has made repeat appearances on the Cliburn at the Modern and Mount Vernon Music series, among others. Since June 2014 Evan has been featured on the TCA Texas Touring Roster, and over the past eight years has been an integral part of the Cliburn’s education initiatives, giving over 300 performances for Cliburn in the Classroom, as well as appearing in numerous Cliburn Kids videos.

Evan received his DMA degree from Texas Christian University, and MM and BM degrees from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. He teaches privately and at Tarrant County College, and serves as President of the Fort Worth Music Teachers Association. For more information, please visit