Perhaps Emile Pandolfi's greatest inspiration for his unmistakable piano arrangements has come from the music of Broadway. Along with music from The Great White Way, the film score is, arguably, what has skyrocketed many of our most significant composers of the day to the status of superstars and household names.
In Music of the Night, Emile & Dana span decades of blockbuster music from musicals and classic films. The show features songs by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Boublil & Schönberg, Lerner & Lowe, Rogers & Hammerstein, Henry Mancini, John Barry, John Williams, and more.
THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK
There's a reason The Great American Songbook is great! The period from the '20's (1920's, that is) through the 1950's was America's heyday in songwriting. This is classic America, where George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer, Hoagy Carmichael, Harold Arlen, Rodgers & Hart, and Dorothy Fields are just a few of the writers whose songs are featured in this show. Theirs are some of the most covered songs of all time, but the magic these writers had was to give us timeless melodies & lyrics that span styles from lush ballads to jazz standards. In this show, Emile takes the piano where few people can; Dana shows her velvety smooth voice and her jazzy side!
ISN'T IT ROMANTIC! (Yes, it''s all about love)
Sometimes you just need a good dose of romance. And there’s no better way to spend a romantic evening than by listening to Emile Pandolfi at the piano, with Dana Russell as his perfect complement in this tribute to love. With songs such as An Affair to Remember, You Are So Beautiful, Moon River, She, Unchained Melody, and Somewhere in Time, don’t be surprised if your patrons end the evening hand-in-hand.
ONCE UPON A DECEMBER (All Christmas music)
Emile and Dana offer a joyful collection of Christmas highlights that will surround you with the warmth and wonder of the holiday season. Emile's performance of Jingle Bells will astound you; his "visual" arrangement of Good King Wenceslaus will take you on a journey to the 13th century. You'll feel the cold and see Wenceslaus as he makes his way over the barren landscape to care for his subjects. Dana’s rendition of Mary Did You Know? will bring you to tears. No one–but no one–puts the meaning into these familiar carols the way Emile and Dana can. And you'll never be able to hear them the same again!