New Original Series Features Talented Young Musicians, Singers and Dancers Across The USA



Santa Monica, CA – June 11, 2014 – Ovation, America’s only arts network, known for its support of the next generation of artists, will debut a new original series – Young Marvels – Wednesday, July 16 at 10:00 p.m. ET.


This insightful docuseries presents an intimate portrait of eight exceptionally gifted children. It explores the delicate balance they and their families strive to maintain between nurturing their talents and preserving the semblance of a normal childhood.  Ovation follows these remarkable kids on their journeys to become successful artists in dance, music, vocal performance and more.


Hailing from across the United States, these young marvels include: Charlie (12), a cellist who studies at Juilliard; Clark (11), an accomplished opera singer; Sophia (13), a dancer who trains at the world-famous Millennium Dance Complex in Los Angeles; Duncan (14), a ballet dancer who moved to New York to attend American Ballet Theatre’s prestigious Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School; Lev (8), a national champion in ballroom dancing; Mabou (8), a polyglot who speaks eight languages and plays seven instruments; Matthew (13), a blind musician and composer who plays piano, organ, and drums; and Mae Ya (12), a singer who stuns audiences with her emotionally-charged voice.


“I am amazed by the breadth and depth of these young overachievers’ talents,” said Scott Woodward, SVP, Programming and Production, Ovation. “This series goes beyond the ‘wow’ factor. It takes viewers into the lives of these kids where it becomes very clear that having a special gift is simply not enough.  It takes incredible dedication and determination to succeed at such a young age and at such a high level.  That’s what makes this fascinating television.  You get to enjoy their astonishing talent AND be witness to their most-human, childlike moments.”


Young Marvels was produced by Tremendous! Entertainment for Ovation and will have its world television premiere Wednesday, July 16 at 10:00 p.m. ET, only on Ovation. In addition, a sneak peek of the series will be available exclusively on Ovation’s VOD and TV Everywhere platforms starting on July 9.


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About Ovation

Ovation is America’s only arts network, whose mission is to inspire the world through all forms of art and artistic expression. Ovation programming is a one-of-a-kind mix of original and selectively curated art-centric series, documentaries, films and specials. Ovation’s signature programming includes The Art Of, A Young Doctor’s Notebook, and The Fashion Fund. Ovation reaches a national audience of over 50 million homes and is available on cable, satellite, and telco systems, such as Comcast Cable/Xfinity, DIRECTV, Time Warner Cable, DISH, Verizon FiOS, AT&T U-Verse, Charter, Bright House Networks, RCN, and Hawaiian Telcom. Ovation is also available on VOD (in both standard and high definition). Ovation’s diversified viewer experiences extend across its linear network, the popular, and active social presence on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and more. Ovation is a cause based-media company and is deeply engaged with the arts both nationally and locally, providing more than $15 million in contributions and in-kind support to community organizations, cultural institutions, and arts education programs. See the Ovation Facebook page for the latest information and conversations happening across the Ovation brand and the arts: