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Thomas Pandolfi

"An exciting virtuoso who, with each passing season, is becoming more and more sought after by audiences worldwide."  Thomas enjoys working with new composers, and he has in particular championed the "Pops" Concerti of British composer, Simon Proctor, including The James Bond Concerto, in which Thomas gave the world premier performance in London during the 2010-11 season. He is scheduled to perform the world premiere of Bohemian Concerto by British-Argentine composer, Polo Piatti, during the 2019-20 Season. Thomas co-commissioned film and concert composers Kim Allen Kluge and Kathryn Vassar Kluge to compose The American Piano Concerto, which was an absolutely smashing success at its world premiere in May, 2016.

  

Jean Schreiber Management provides exclusive worldwide representation for Thomas Pandolfi for guest soloist with orchestras and summer festival engagements

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Programs

Into the Night with Gershwin ™

 

 

Rhapsody in Blue (1927 solo version) 

GEORGE GERSHWIN (1898-1937) 

 

Prelude No. 2 ("Blue Lullaby") 

G. GERSHWIN 

 

New York Rhapsody (1931, from "Delicious") 

G. GERSHWIN 

 

INTERMISSION 

 

Sleepless Night

G. GERSHWIN

 

Novelette in Fourths

G. GERSHWIN

 

Fragment

G. GERSHWIN

 

Rubato

G. GERSHWIN

 

Song Medley

G. GERSHWIN / T. PANDOLFI

 

*Mr. Pandolfi is available to perform this program at Festivals. 

Red Hot Jazz in Blue 

 

Rhapsody in Blue (1927 solo version) 

GEORGE GERSHWIN (1898-1937) 

 

Prelude No. 2 ("Blue Lullaby") 

G. GERSHWIN 

 

Song Medley

G. GERSHWIN / T. PANDOLFI

 

 

INTERMISSION 

 

Sleepless Night

G. GERSHWIN

 

Novelette in Fourths

G. GERSHWIN

 

Fragment

G. GERSHWIN

 

Rubato

G. GERSHWIN

 

Sinatra Medley

SIMON PROCTOR / T. PANDOLFI

 

*Mr. Pandolfi is available to perform this program at Festivals. 

One Singular Night 

Music of George Gershwin and Marvin Hamlisch

Rhapsody in Blue (1927 solo version) 

George Gershwin (1898-1937) 

 

Prelude No. 2 ("Blue Lullaby")

G. GERSHWIN

 

Song Medley

G. GERSHWIN / T. PANDOLFI

 

INTERMISSION 

 

Hamlisch Fantasy 

(Virtuoso Fantasy on Marvin Hamlisch's most beloved melodies) 

Marvin Hamlisch (1944-2012) / T. Pandolfi 

 

*Mr. Pandolfi is available to perform this program at Festivals. 

The Classics with a Touch of Poetry ™

Sonata in F Major, K. 332 - Mozart
a) Allegro
b) Adagio
c) Allegro Assai

 

Impromptu in A-Flat Major, Op. 90, No. 4 - Schubert

 

Grande Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13 ("Pathetique")

Beethoven
a) Grave / Allegro di molto e con brio
b) Adagio Cantabile
c) Rondo: Allegro

~ INTERMISSION ~

Widmung ("Dedication")

Schumann/Liszt

Liebestraum No. 3 in A-Flat Major ("Dream of Love")

Liszt

Apres Une Lecture du Dante (Fantasia quasi Sonata)

Liszt

More  programs available: 
Schumann / Brahms
Language of Infinity: Chopin
Gypsy Passages: Liszt
American Piano Patriotism
Holiday Spirit - The Season of Christmas
Russian Romance and the Movies
Polish Masters
The Italian Connection
Piano Musique/Musica: French and Spanish Pianism
Gershwin and the French Muse
Favorite Beethoven
Mozart, Spanish Romance, and the Movies
Chopin, Piano, and the Movies
The Music of Burt Bacharach and Barry Manilow
A Sinatra Celebration
Favorite Sonatas by Mozart and Beethoven
Lyric Beauty: Schubert
A 20th Century Celebration

Concerti

Standard Concerto Repertoire

Addensell, Richard                 Warsaw Concerto

Anderson, Leroy                     Piano Concerto in C 

Beethoven, Ludwig van         Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Op. 73 ("Emperor")
                                                  Choral Fantasy in C Minor, Op. 80

Brahms, Johannes                  Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 15

Chopin, Frederic                    Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 11
                                                   Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise, Op. 22

D'Indy, Vincent                       Symphony on a French Mountain Air for Piano & Orch, Op. 25

Franck, Cesar                          Symphonic Variations

Gershwin, George                  Rhapsody in Blue for Piano & Orchestra
                                                   Second Rhapsody for Piano & Orchestra
                                                   Concerto in F    

Grieg, Edward                          Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16

Liszt, Franz                               Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat Major
                                                   Piano Concerto No. 2 in A Major    

MacDowell, Edward               Piano Concerto No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 23

Mendelssohn, Felix                 Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25 

Mozart, Wolfgang                   Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-Flat Major, K. 271 ("Jeunnehomme") 
                                                   Piano Concerto No. 12 in A Major, K. 414
                                                   Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466
                                                   Piano Concerto No. 25 in C Major, K. 503 

Paderewski, Ignace                 Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 17 

Piatti, Polo                               Bohemian Concerto (2017)

Rachmaninov, Sergei             Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18

Ravel, Maurice                        Piano Concerto in D for the Left Hand
                                                   Piano Concerto in G 


Saint-Saens, Camille              Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 22 

Tchaikovsky, Piotr                   Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 23 

 

"POPS" Concerto Repertoire

Addinsell, Richard                    Warsaw Concerto

Anderson, Leroy                       Piano Concerto in C

Gershwin, George                    Rhapsody in Blue for Piano & Orchestra
                                                     Second Rhapsody for Piano & Orchestra
                                                     Concerto in F

Gottschalk, Louis Moreau       Grande Tarantelle for Piano & Orchestra
                                                     The Union for Piano & Orchestra

Proctor, Simon                          Frank Sinatra Piano Concerto
                                                     James Bond Piano Concerto

                                                     Andrew Lloyd Webber Piano Concerto 

                                                     Hollywood Piano Concerto

                                                     Disney Piano Concerto

                                                     Christmas Piano Concerto 

 

 

Special Piano Concerto Packages

 

An Evening of Jazz and Romance: The Piano Concertos of Gershwin and Ravel

a) Concerto in F (Gershwin)

b) Concerto for the Left Hand (Ravel)

 <Intermission > 

c) Concerto in G (Ravel)

d) Rhapsody in Blue (Gershwin)

 

 

Forgotten Piano Concertos

a) Piano Concerto No. 4 in D Minor, Op. 70 (Anton Rubinstein)

b) Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 17 (Ignace Jan Paderewski)

c) Piano Concerto in E Major, Op. 59 (Moritz Moszkowski) 

* can be offered in one evening, or over a weekend.

 

 

Six Great Mozart Concertos

a) Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-Flat Major, K. 271 ("Jeunehomme")

b) Piano Concerto No. 12 in A Major, K. 414

c) Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466

<Intermission>

d) Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467 ("Elvira Madigan")

e) Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K. 488

f)  Piano Concerto No. 25 in C Major, K. 503 

* can be offered over a weekend, 3 Concertos per evening, or 2 Concertos per evening in addition to other orchestral works.

 

 

Weekend of Popular Piano and Orchestra

a) Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16 (Grieg)

b) Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 19 (Beethoven)

c) Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18 (Rachmaninov)

<Intermission>

d) Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K. 488 (Mozart)

e) Piano Concerto in G (Ravel)

f) Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat Minor, op. 23 (Tchaikovsky)

*can be offered over a weekend, 3 concertos per evening; Concertos can be mixed and matched differently at the discretion of the conductor and orchestra as well.

Bio

Thomas Pandolfi

Piano

American pianist THOMAS PANDOLFI is an exciting virtuoso who, with each passing season, is becoming more and more sought after by audiences worldwide, and showered with superlatives by critics for his passionate artistry and amazing technique. His remarkably warm and communicative tone uniquely "sings", projecting the poetry and emotion of whatever he plays---Thomas truly touches the hearts of all who hear him. His virtuosity is breathtaking, and his sense of phrasing and command of style are marvelously convincing.

Highlights during the 2018-19 concert season included engagements with the North Charleston Pops (SC), Symphony of the Americas (FL), Tysons McLean Orchestra (VA), Frederick Symphony (MD), Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic (DC), Tiraspol Philharmonic (Moldova), Daqing Opera House Orchestra (China), and the Reston Chamber Orchestra (VA), as well as a coast to coast recital tour including the Community Concert Associations of Craven (NC), Miami Valley (OH), Topeka (KS), Seaford (DE), Brasstown (NC), Laguna Woods (CA), Turlock (CA), and Brookings Friends of Music (OR). Following the spectacular success of Thomas' Mozart / Beethoven and Chopin concerts for The Chamber Music Series at The Cosmos Club (DC), he again appeared twice on that series this season, as well as returned to the Palace Theatre (TN) and The Hylton Performing Arts Center (VA). Thomas made his debut at the Maryland Concert Series this season, and toured China with a full schedule of concerts during the month of November. During the 2019-20 Season, Thomas will make debut appearances with both The Florence Symphony (SC) and The Kennett Symphony (PA), and enjoy return engagements with The Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra (PA), Symphonicity (VA), The Barton College Wilson Symphony (NC), Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic (DC), the Piedmont Symphony (VA), and the Prince George's Philharmonic (MD). He will also perform a twenty state recital tour throughout the United States.

Back by popular demand, he returned this summer for his 10th consecutive appearance at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts (MD), as well as to the Garrett Lakes Arts Festival (MD) for an all Chopin concert; additionally, he will return to China for a fourth time performing concerts and presenting masterclasses for gifted students.

Thomas has collaborated with numerous noted conductors, including Piotr Gajewski, Dimitru Goia, Sabin Pautza, Emil Seigbert Maxim, Peter Schmelzer, Mihail Agafita, Grigori Moseico, David Russell Hulme, Andreas Delfs, Elizabeth Schulze, Miriam Burns, Sebrina Alfonso, Nicholas Palmer, William Intrilligator, Kim Allen Kluge, Raffaele Ponti, Lawrence Eckerling, Ray Fowler, Glenn Quader, Scott Wood, Daniel Boothe, Robert Hart Baker, Crafton Beck, Lawrence Rapchak, Norman Nunamker, Ulysses James and Gordon Johnson. His international concerts have carried him across the globe to China and Europe, as well as a Canadian debuts in British Columbia and Toronto.

An outstanding cross-over artist, Thomas Pandolfi's virtuoso transcriptions of the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Leonard Bernstein, Marvin Hamlisch, Burt Bacharach and Barry Manilow are in much demand. In 2006, he released his first CD, and since then has recorded ten additional ones, including "Language of Infinity" (Chopin), "Gypsy Passages" (Liszt), "Into the Night with Gershwin", and the Paderewski Piano Concerto recorded in the Czech Republic with The Moravian Philharmonic.

Thomas enjoys working with new composers, and he has in particular championed the "Pops" Concerti of British composer, Simon Proctor, including The James Bond Concerto, in which Thomas gave the world premier performance in London during the 2010-11 season. He is scheduled to perform the world premier of Bohemian Concerto by British-Argentine composer, Polo Piatti, during the 2019-20 Season. Thomas co-commissioned film and concert composers Kim Allen Kluge and Kathryn Vassar Kluge to compose The American Piano Concerto, which was an absolutely smashing success at its world premiere in May, 2016; a recording of this work is scheduled to be released soon.

A graduate of The Juilliard School, Thomas earned both his Bachelor's and Master's degrees as a scholarship student. He's the proud father of a wonderful son and daughter.