Bistro Concert Series

Serving up another kind of fare: swing, jazz, folk fiddle, blues guitar and more…

Check out the listings below for details on our 2018 Bistro Concert Series events at Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury. This will give you some insight about the high caliber of performers we host every month. Just $10 at the door; and the public is invited. The Bistro Concert Series is sponsored by Union Bank and Trust.

Proceeds benefit the SVWC Fellowship Fund. In fact, over the past ten years, proceeds from the Bistro Concerts have reached over $42k contributed to the Fellowship Fund. Now that is music to our ears!

NEW TO SVWC…Fireside Recitals will take place on Wednesday evenings and will feature advanced graduate students from Shenandoah University’s Conservatory of Music. The great fireplace in the Bistro provides the backdrop, hence their name: Fireside Recitals.


CALEB NEI – BISTRO CONCERT

Friday, November 16, 2018, 7:30 p.m. – Open to the public/$10 at the door

Caleb Nei is a pianist from Winchester who can be found somewhere in Northern Virginia playing jazz on most weekends. He loves playing solo piano and in small combo situations. He plays most often at Village Square in Winchester and at Lightfoot Restaurant in Leesburg. He has played at most of the hotels in DC, and at almost every country club in Loudoun County. He has a music degree from Huntington University in Indiana and has studied jazz at Shenandoah University. He’s also the Worship Arts Director at Emmaus Church in Berryville, VA and has a rock band, Stereoreel. If that’s not enough, he’s married with three kids! SVWC is happy to have Caleb return with great jazz standards AND FUN. His quartet will wow us again with old favorites.


THOMAS PANDOLFI – BISTRO CONCERT

Friday, December 14, 2018, 7:30 p.m. – Open to the public/$10 at the door

Pandolfi’s glittering delivery of the great piano literature has been impressive during a dozen previous performances in the Winchester area. He has covered a remarkable diversity of great piano works, from the Russian masters to the famous Italians, French, Germans and Austrians, from Gershwin and Weil to a selection of crossover works. For this concert he will play classical works by Chopin and Paderewski and also the remarkable Warsaw Concerto.

Pandolfi has played in prestigious venues in many parts of the world. He has just returned from a four-week concert tour in China. His performances throughout Europe and across the US have been acclaimed. In Eastern Europe, where classical piano performance is highly valued, he has been strongly praised. When a student, he was awarded full scholarships for both undergraduate and graduate degrees at the Juilliard School.

As well as being a gifted pianist, Pandolfi is a compelling educator. In the intimate Bistro setting, which showcases this skill, he converses comfortably, providing concise insights about his program. His past performances have been musical and educational treats. This concert will be another.

A graduate of The Juilliard School, Thomas earned both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees as a scholarship student. At the moment, he is based in the Washington, DC area, and is the proud father of a wonderful son and daughter.


FIRESIDE RECITAL SERIES AT SVWC – DATES FOR SPRING 2019 ARE:

February 6, 2019, 7:30 p.m.                      Aaron Chow, Pianist, Doctoral student of John O’Connor
March 6, 2019, 7:30 p.m.                          Vocal students of Dr. Byron Jones, Opera Scenes
April 3, 2019, 7:30 p.m.                             Chamber music students of Professor Doris Lederer
More information to follow in 2019…

For questions or directions, call 540-665-0156.