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Acclaimed Steinway artist Emile Pandolfi to perform at the Clayton Center for the Arts

emile pandolfiMARYVILLE, TN -- As part of the 2013-2014 Clayton Center for the Arts Season, pianist Emile Pandolfi will perform November 2 at 8 pm in the Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre. Tickets are $10 to $35 and may be purchased online at or by calling the Box Office Monday through Friday 10-6 at 865-981-8590.

​Best known for his arrangements, Emile’s favorite music to arrange comes from Broadway musicals. “In addition to being melodically fulfilling, these songs usually contain meaningful lyrics and lend themselves to interesting arrangement”. In many of his arrangements, one can hear the influence of Chopin and Debussy, accounting for the sensitivity and passion with which he plays.

​Although serious about his playing, Emile is never serious about himself. While the audience is treated to a brilliant musical performance, they are also entertained by Emile’s charming sense of humor and friendly personality. Pandolfi made his symphony debut at age 14 and went on to hone his skills and shape his performance skills by being the “piano guy” at comedy clubs between sets of then up and comers like Jerry Seinfield and Jay Leno. Guest vocalist Dana Russell will join the acclaimed Steinway Artist. Pandolif’s program includes popular standards, Broadway hits, classical favorites and even newly discovered arrangements.

The Clayton Center for the Arts, located on the Maryville College campus and constructed through a unique partnership between the College and the cities of Maryville and Alcoa, is East Tennessee’s newest venue for arts and entertainment.

The 1,200-seat Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre features dance, theatre, concerts, lectures and other events. The 250-seat Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall hosts a wide variety of musicians and performers. The 200-seat Haslam Family Flexible Theatre is capable of supporting theatrical performances from amateur and professional companies.

Three art galleries display collections and works of art from Appalachia and beyond.

Published October 13, 2013

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