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…)