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Acclaimed Pianist Presented Concert At First Baptist Church on 16th Street

The First Baptist Church of Washington (16th & O Sts.) on the afternoon of October 16, 2016 presented a  recital in the church’s magnificent sanctuary featuring internationally recognized pianist Thomas Pandolfi who showcased the church’s Steinway concert grand piano, the very same that he inaugurated in February 2008 with a beautiful recital performance. “The church’s Steinway is a magnificent instrument [and]  I am pleased to be part of the program to share its beauty with the Washington community, he said at the time.

With the program’s theme being ” Russian Romance and the Movies,” works featured included the “Warsaw Concerto” from the 1941 film Dangerous Moonlight; Anton Rubinstein’s Melody in  F; Tchaikovsky’s “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” from The Nutcracker; Rubinstein’s Romance inE-Flat Major; Prokofiev’s March from The Love for Three Oranges; Alexander  Scriabin’s Nocturne inD-Flat Major for the Left Hand Alone; Rachmaninov’s “Four Pieces” (Prelude in C-Sharp Minor, Prelude in G Minor, “Vocalise,” and “Étude Tableau.”

A reception to meet the artist followed the free program.