Emile Pandolfi

Published 4:44 pm Friday, November 3, 2017

headlines benefit for Tryon Historical Museum

by Gloria Underwood

On Saturday evening, Nov. 11, the Tryon Historical Museum will present An Evening with Pandolfi at Tryon Fine Arts Center. Emile Pandolfi has agreed to return to Tryon for this performance as a benefit for the museum.

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Because of his talent and creativity, as well as his commitment to community, Emile Pandolfi is a perfect fit for this event. He ranks among America’s most popular piano artists with almost 30 recordings. In addition to his performances of classical music, Pandolfi is primarily known for applying a classical technique to Broadway hits and popular standards. He is also known for infusing his concerts with laughter and for romancing his audiences.

Pandolfi is actively involved with charity organizations, performing in benefit concerts for Hospice, women’s shelters, the United Way, and various efforts for disaster relief. He most recently appeared at Tryon Fine Arts Center as a benefit for Parkinson’s.

The Tryon Historical Museum, located at 26 Maple Street in the heart of Tryon, was formed in order to tell Tryon’s story. The museum shares tidbits of Tryon’s history through photographs and rotating exhibits about the town’s founding fathers and its famous visitors who stepped off the train for fresh air and decided to stay. It is the story of equestrians, artists, writers, and musicians who fell in love with the glorious mountain views, the refreshing air, and the friendly community spirit that has always embraced newcomers.

After a short incubation period and with guidance and encouragement from Tryon Downtown Development Association and the Small Town Main Street program, Tryon Historical Museum received its 501(c)3 status and opened its doors to the public as a free museum in September 2015, just two years ago.

Please join us for An Evening with Pandolfi on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. at Tryon Fine Arts Center, with a gala reception in the lobby following the performance. Tickets may be purchased through www.tryonarts.org or by calling the box office at 828-859-8322. For additional information, call Linda Lee Reynolds at 828-859-2744.

If you cannot attend but would like to make a donation to the museum, the address is Tryon Historical Museum, P.O. Box 132, Tryon, NC 28782. •