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Pianist Thomas Pandolfi to Perform With Maryland Symphony Orchestra

Pianist Thomas Pandolfi to Perform With Maryland Symphony Orchestra

Hagerstown, MD: Pianist Thomas Pandolfi will be the guest artist when the Maryland Symphony Orchestra continues its Masterworks Series on Saturday, March 20 at 8pm and Sunday, March 21 at 3pm at the historic Maryland Theatre in downtown Hagerstown.
Pandolfi will play Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor. The MSO, under the leadership of Music Director Elizabeth Schulze, will also perform Chabrier's Fete Polonaise (from the comic opera Le Roi malgre lui) and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 3 in D Major (Polish).
Pandolfi is emerging as a prodigious virtuoso who excels in reviving the core repertoire from the golden age of pianism. He has performed extensively throughout Europe and with symphony orchestras in Mississippi, Cedar Rapids, Asheville, Princeton, San Angelo, York, Fairfax and Owensboro. Audiences have enjoyed his artistry through recitals and solo concerts in California, Oregon, New York, Washington, Virginia, Florida, Texas, New Hampshire, Illinois, Missouri, South Carolina, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. During the 2009-2010 Season he will give the world premiere of British composer Simon Proctor's "James Bond" Piano Concerto in London. He will also perform this work with Symphonicity in the USA, along with the Warsaw Concerto and make guest appearances with The Great Falls Symphony, The Allegro Chamber Orchestra and The George Enescu Philharmonic in Bucharest. A graduate of The Juilliard School, Pandolfi earned both his bachelor's and master's degrees as a scholarship student.
All ticket holders are welcome to attend Prelude, which takes place one hour before each concert. Music Director Elizabeth Schulze and the guest artist will share information on feature composers and works that will enhance concert-goers enjoyment and appreciation of the concert.
Program notes and audio clips of the musical selections being performed are available at www.marylandsymphony.org by clicking on the Audio Program Notes on the performance page.
Concert tickets, starting at $22, may be purchased online at www.marylandsymphony.org or by calling 301-797-4000. Student Rush tickets (no reservations accepted) are also available at the box office beginning 90 minutes before each performance for $5.000. Seat selection will be at the discretion of box office personnel.
The Celebration Sponsor is the Maryland Symphony Orchestra Guild.
The Maryland Symphony Orchestra is also supported from a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive.
The Maryland Symphony Orchestra is the four-state's premier professional orchestra, dedicated to providing musical performances that educate and entertain, while enhancing the cultural environment of Western Maryland and the surrounding region.

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