October 2010


Steinway Artist Emile Pandolfi is a performing pianist/comedian/recording artist.

– If you Google him, you’ll find 21,900 entries (at last count).
– His catalog of 28 CDs have sold nearly three million copies nationally. All were recorded on his own label, MagicMusic, which he started in 1991. He is reportedly the top-selling artist in the alternative (gift and bookstore) market in the US.
– He has been performing 25-30 shows a year in Performing Arts Centers around the country for the past 15 years. The shows are solo two-hour performances combining his passion for the piano, his love of laughter, and his instant rapport with his audiences. Emile has never met a stranger – and his fans see it when he takes the stage.
– His shows are so successful presenters have re-booked him as many as eight times, with three or four venue returns the usual.
– When a comparison is called for, he is most often compared to Victor Borge (although the elegant musical interpretations are not part of the humor). That’s the closest anyone can come to describing Pandolfi’s signature combination of beautiful music and family-friendly sense of humor.
– If a comparison is called for, most people compare his shows to those of Victor Borge because of his signature combination of friendly humor and elegant interpretations supported by an extraordinary classical technique.

For streaming audio, video, recording catalog, and a lot of other information about Emile Pandolfi, visit: www.emilepandolfi.com.

While we were never invited to those heady Parisian parties of the twenties and thirties – to hobnob with Hemingway and Gertrude Stein – the idea of such literary and artistic gatherings sounded appealing. Drop by at 4:00 for food and wine, music and conversation, perhaps a poetry reading or a short play, a book-signing, an exhibit of art or pottery, or an occasional film. Dinner, usually a four-course set menu, follows about 6:00.

  • 2010 Sunday Salon Schedule

    The Sunday Salons begin at 4:00 PM; hors d’oeuvre at 5:00 PM; more music and a four-course chef’s choice menu is served at 6:00 PM. $15 for entertainment and hors d’oeuvre, $45 for entertainment, hors d’oeuvre, and dinner.

    For more info visit: http://riverhousenc.com/

    Find us on the following:

  • facebook twitter_logo youtube

    Bookmark and Share

    Advertisements

    This Sunday: Wayne Henderson at River House!

    National Heritage Award recipient Wayne C. Henderson‚ a musician and instrument maker who lives in nearby Rugby‚ Virginia.  Henderson’s top-notch finger-picking is a source of great pleasure and pride to his friends, family, and neighbors in Grayson County, Virginia; his guitar playing has also been enjoyed at Carnegie Hall, in three national tours of “Masters of the Steel-String Guitar”, and in seven nations of Europe, Asia and Africa.

    For more information, visit: www.WayneHenderson.org!

    While we were never invited to those heady Parisian parties of the twenties and thirties – to hobnob with Hemingway and Gertrude Stein – the idea of such literary and artistic gatherings sounded appealing. Drop by at 4:00 for food and wine, music and conversation, perhaps a poetry reading or a short play, a book-signing, an exhibit of art or pottery, or an occasional film. Dinner, usually a four-course set menu, follows about 6:00.

  • 2010 Sunday Salon Schedule

    The Sunday Salons begin at 4:00 PM; hors d’oeuvre at 5:00 PM; more music and a four-course chef’s choice menu is served at 6:00 PM. $15 for entertainment and hors d’oeuvre, $45 for entertainment, hors d’oeuvre, and dinner.

    For more info visit: http://riverhousenc.com/

    Find us on the following:

  • facebook twitter_logo youtube

    Bookmark and Share

    This Sunday, October 10th! Mickey Harte at River House Inn!

    Mickey Harte is a singer songwriter from Donegal in Ireland. He has been a mainstay of the Irish acoustic circuit over the past 10 years. From his formative years as a musician, playing in local bands he was always well regarded as an exceptional songwriter. Noted several times by national press and media for his capability, in RTE Television’s song writing contests in the early 1990’s and by Ireland’s largest music magazine ‘Hotpress’ in the later 90’s.

    In 2003 Mickey Harte signed a major record deal with Sony Music UK Ltd., it also saw Mickey Harte being rewarded with having the biggest selling single of the year. In April 2003 “We’ve Got The World”, Mickey’s debut single shot straight into the No. 1 spot in the Irish charts and it remained there for 5 weeks going quadruple Platinum with sales of over 60,000 units.

    Mickey Harte’s debut album entitled ‘Sometimes Right Sometimes Wrong’ was recorded in April of 2003 in London and released in July. Working on the album was well known producer Jon Kelly who had previously produced the likes of Paul McCartney, Prefab Sprout, Chris Rea, Kate Bush and The Beautiful South, to name but a few. This resulted in a unique blend of Mickey and Jon’s ideas and styles. Time would later show how well this blend would pay off. The album includes 6 of Mickey’s tracks and 4 other tracks written by Josh Ritter, The Undertones, Paul Brady, and Martin Brannigan and Keith Molloy. In July 2003 ‘Sometimes Right Sometimes Wrong’ hit the No.1 spot for three weeks on its release, with double platinum sales figures after only 5 weeks of release.

    Mickey’s second single ‘Never Wanna Let You Down’ was more of a country roots affair. It entered the charts at No.2 remaining there for 3 weeks being denied the No.1 spot by the world success of Beyoncé’s hit single “ Crazy in love”. Mickey paid tribute to this by covering Beyoncé’s track and including it on Ray Darcy’s (Today FM) compilation album entitled “Even Better Than The Real Thing” which peaked in the Irish charts at No.1. Mickey’s third single released in November 2003 entitled “There must be love” entered the charts at No.8 adding to another top 10 success story to have to his collection.

    For more, visit http://www.mickeyhartemusic.com

    Sunday Salons at the River House Inn on the New River are patterned on the famous international “salons” of the past; featuring musical and theatrical performances, poetry readings, book signings, art displays and literary and historical discussions, followed by dinner. If you can’t make dinner, you’re welcome to stop by for the entertainment in the North Carolina mountains and a libation with hors d’oeuvre! But please call to reserve.

    The Sunday Salons begin at 4:00 PM; hors d’oeuvre at 5:00 PM; more music and a four-course chef’s choice menu is served at 6:00 PM. $15 for entertainment and hors d’oeuvre, $45 for entertainment, hors d’oeuvre, and dinner.

    For more info visit: http://riverhousenc.com

    Join us on the following:


    Bookmark and Share