Pandolfi performing at ICC

Staff Writer
Chillicothe Times-Bulletin

The Illinois Central College Guest Artists Series presents virtuoso classical pianist Thomas Pandolfi with his show entitled Into the Night with Gershwin at 7:30 p.m. March 21 in the ICC Performing Arts Center in East Peoria.

Pandolfi, who performed at ICC in 2010, is an exciting virtuoso who is becoming more and more sought after by audiences worldwide with each passing season. Critics continually praise him 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.

His 2013-14 schedule includes a 15 state recital tour, as well as debuts with the Dubuque Symphony on their Gala Opening Night, The National Philharmonic at The Strathmore Music Center in Maryland, and the Wilson Symphony in North Carolina. He will reappear with Symphonicity on their Gala Opening concert at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts in Virginia Beach, as well as enjoy a return engagement with the St. Augustine Orchestra.

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

Pandolfi will also perform a shortened, one-hour version of his program as part of the ICC Mini-Matinee Series at 2:30 pm March 21.

The Peoria Area Music Teachers Association is the highlighted community partner for this ICC Guest Artists Series performance. The community partner program highlights a different, local organization for each Guest Artists Series presentation.

Tickets for the evening Guest Artists Series performance cost $25 for the general public and $10 for students. Tickets for the one-hour Mini-Matinee afternoon performance cost $15 for all ages.

 Tickets for both events may be purchased online or by calling the Performing Arts Center box office at 694-5136.