Pianist Thomas Pandolfi will perform Chopin, Gershwin, in Morristown, March 9


Abendmusik, the concert series sponsored by Music At Morristown United Methodist Church, continues its 2012-2013 season with a concert on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 7:30 pm featuring pianist Thomas Pandolfi.

His program will include music by Scarlatti, Schubert, Respighi, Chopin, Wild, and will feature “Rhapsody in Blue” by Gershwin.

There is a suggested donation of $20 for adults and $15 for senior citizens.  Advance tickets are available ($17 adults/$12 seniors) by calling the church office at 973-538-2132.  Students with ID are admitted free.

The concert will be presented at the church, at 50 Park Place, on the Green.  Our facilities are handicapped accessible.  A reception will follow the concert.

The young American pianist Thomas Pandolfi is an exciting virtuoso who, with each passing season, is becoming more and more sought after by audiences, and showered with superlatives by critics for his passionate artistry and amazing technique. His orchestral appearances often feature not only the beloved masterpiece concerti by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Liszt, but also the equally brilliant ones by Paderewski, Rubinstein and Moszkowski. Additionally, in the “Pops” genre, Thomas is considered a leading interpreter of the works of George Gershwin.

The 2008-09 season marked Thomas’ debut recitals in Canada, Germany and China. A favorite in a number of Eastern European countries, Thomas continues to have extended and expanded tours in that part of the world annually. During the 2009-10 season, Thomas was guest soloist in the world premiere of British composer, Simon Proctor’s, dazzling and unique “James Bond” Piano Concerto in London, and during the 2010-11 season he released his sixth CD.

Thomas returned to China in August of 2011 for his second tour of that country, and last season, he made his recital debut in Toronto, as well as stepping in on 48-hour notice to perform the Rachmaninov Second Piano Concerto for The Alexandria Symphony’s closing concert of the season. Audiences during the 2012-13 season will enjoy his artistry in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Virginia, South Carolina, New York, Delaware, Massachusetts, Texas, Florida, California, Tennessee, New Jersey, Ohio, Maryland, and Washington DC.

A graduate of The Juilliard School, Pandolfi earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees as a scholarship student.

Music@MUMC also presents Rising Stars featuring 16-year old pianist Keely Schmerber performing Chopin’s “Ballade No.3 in A Flat, Op. 47”.

Funding has been made possible in part by funds from MorrisArts (formerly the Arts Council of the Morris Area) through the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.   For further information: 973-538-2132 or www.morristownumc.com


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