02/08/18 2:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTOS Guests enjoyed a three-course meal of balsamic-braised short ribs with basil gremolata, polenta and roasted vegetables created by chef Susan Binder at the Celebrity Chef dinner in the Presbyterian Church’s Fellowship Hall on January 27. From left, helpers Ellen Gove, Lindsey Gallagher, German exchange student Vincent Stuck, and his host Cass Egan of Mercy High School, Emma Gallagher, Abby Kotula, chef Susan Binder and Reverend Stephen Fearing.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
The January 27  Celebrity Chef dinner featured the talents of Susan Binder and was held in the Presbyterian Church’s Fellowship Hall. Shown from left, helpers Ellen Gove, Lindsey Gallagher, German exchange student Vincent Stuck, and his host Cass Egan of Mercy High School, Emma Gallagher, Abby Kotula, chef Susan Binder and Reverend Stephen Fearing. The next Celebrity Chef dinner is coming up on Thursday, February 15 with guest chef Michelle Beckwith. Reserve early!

NEXT CELEBRITY CHEF

The next Celebrity Chef dinner at the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church will feature guest chef Michelle Beckwith. The dinner will be Thursday, February 15 at 6 p.m. and the menu will include antipasto, Caesar salad, chicken saltimbocca over spinach, Parmesan rice and panna cotta with berries. Reserve by calling (631) 749-0805. (more…)

09/16/17 3:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Orion Weiss and Anna Polonsky making music at the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church on September 3.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Orion Weiss and Anna Polonsky making music at the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church on September 3.

BY LOIS B. MORRIS

What can be better than listening to two virtuoso musicians performing together on the same piano at the same time?

Watching them. (more…)

04/26/16 4:30pm
LOIS B. MORRIS PHOTO | Pianist Thomas Pandolfi at Shelter Island School where he talked to students about classical composers and offered a preview of his April 12 Shelter Island Friends of Music concert by performing ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ by George Gershwin.

LOIS B. MORRIS PHOTO | Pianist Thomas Pandolfi at Shelter Island School where he talked to students about classical composers and offered a preview of his April 12 Shelter Island Friends of Music concert by performing ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ by George Gershwin.

When Thomas Pandolfi gives a concert, as he did for the Shelter Island Friends of Music on April 23, he dazzles his audiences on a nine-foot grand piano. But in the Shelter Island school auditorium the day before his concert, the students were treated to what might be called a world premiere: a virtuoso classical performance by Mr. Pandolfi on a small electronic keyboard, not what he expected.  (more…)

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03/25/14 12:00pm
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MONICA TREJO PHOTO |  Pianist Gabriela Martinez will perform in an Alumni Recital at Perlman this weekend.

The Perlman Music Program presents alumna pianist Gabriela Martinez in a recital of works by Albeniz, Beethoven, Rachmaninov and Szymanowski on Saturday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m. (more…)