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©2018–2019 by Charisse Baldoria

Events

Selected Past Events (2017 and earlier)

 

Solo recital.  UUCLV Second Sunday Concert Series, The Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, November 12, 2017.

Adjudication. Dorothy Sutton Performance Festival.  Presented by the Reading Music Teachers Association, Atonement Lutheran Church, October 14, 2017.

 

Lecture-recital. "The Horizon from Owhiro Bay: Pacific Cultures in Gareth Farr's Piano Works." College Music Society International Conference, July 11, 2017. Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, Australia.

 

Solo recital.  Stretansky Concert Hall, Cunningham Center for Music and Art, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, April 18, 2017.

 

Solo recital.  WVIA Public Media Studios, Pittston, Pennsylvania, March 26, 2017.  Part of the “Simply Grand” concert series.  Broadcasted on WVIA-FM/NPR.

Collaborative performance. Dallas Area High School Auditorium, Dallas, Pennsylvania, November 6, 2016.  “Songs of Democracy,” with the Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania.

 

Chamber music performance. Choir Room, Haas Center for the Arts, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, October 9, 2016.  Performed with Michael Parker, cimbasso, for Bloomsburg’s Octubafest.

Adjudication. Dorothy Sutton Performance Festival.  Presented by the Reading Music Teachers Association, Atonement Lutheran Church, October 8, 2016.

 

Solo recital. Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, June 3, 2016.  Presented by Tan Sri Othman Merican and Puan Sri Sylvia Merican in cooperation with the Philippine Embassy of Malaysia.  Concert raised about $20,000 USD for the Filipino children in Sabah. 

 

Solo recital. University of the Philippines College of Music, Quezon City, Philippines, May 17, 2016.

 

Solo recital.  With video art by Ron Lambert.  St. John’s Lutheran Church, Nazareth, Pennsylvania, April 23, 2016.

 

Solo recital. Froelich Hall, William and Hobart Smith Colleges, Geneva, New York, April 17, 2016.

 

Concerto appearance.  Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor.  By Sergei Rachmaninoff.  Mitrani Hall, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, April 10, 2016.  With the Bloomsburg University-Community Orchestra.

Connie Murray Piano Festival, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, March 12, 2016.  Presented by the Main Line Music Teachers Association.

 

Concerto appearance.  Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor.  By Sergei Rachmaninoff.  Tydings Auditorium, Hobbs, New Mexico, February 20, 2016.  With the Southwest Symphony.

 

Lecture-recital.  “The Fusion of Gong and Piano in the Music of Ramón Pagayon Santos.” Presented at the College Music Society National Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, November 7, 2015.  

 

Masterclass.  Baker Recital Hall, Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, Indiana, November 5, 2015

 

Solo recital.  Baker Recital Hall, Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, Indiana, November 4, 2015..  

 

Chamber music performance. Haas Center for the Arts, Bloomsburg Pennsylvania, October 18, 2015.  For “Octubafest,” featuring music for tuba and piano. 

 

Lecture-recital. “Southeast Asia and the Piano.” Presented by the Bloomsburg University Institute for Culture and Society, Carver Hall Auditorium, October 6, 2015.

 

Lecture-recital.  “The Fusion of Gong and Piano in the Music of Ramón Pagayon Santos.” Presented at the College Music Society International Conference, Helsinki, Finland, June 17, 2015.

 

Solo recital.  Recital Hall, Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, California, April 16, 2015.

 

Masterclass.  Recital Hall, Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, California, April 15, 2015. 

 

Lecture-recital.  “Ten-Finger Gamelan: Balinese Pieces for Piano by Gareth Farr.” Presented at the College Music Society Northeast Regional Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, March 22, 2015. 

 

Lecture-recital. “The Fusion of Gong and Piano in the Music of Ramón Pagayon Santos.” Presented at the College Music Society Northeast Regional Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, March 21, 2015. 

 

Masterclass.  Boston University College of Fine Arts, March 20, 2015.  

 

Solo performance.  St. John’s Lutheran Church, Nazareth, Pennsylvania, March 1, 2015.  Presented in conjunction with the Faith through the Arts exhibit.

 

Solo recital, with dance by Julie Petry.  Covenant Presbyterian Church, Scranton, Pennsylvania, “Concerts at Covenant” series opening concert, January 25, 2015.

 

Chamber music concert. Wind Quintet.  By Ludwig van Beethoven.  Mitrani Hall, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, November 12, 2014.  With the BU Wind Ensemble.

 

Interdisciplinary concert. Lumina.  Directed by Dr.  Charisse Baldoria.  Mitrani Hall, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, October 2, 2014.  Solo piano and chamber music concert with video, dance, and lighting design inspired by the Ramayana epic.  Presented by the Henry Carver Margin of Excellence award.  In collaboration with Ron Lambert (video artist), Julie Petry (dance director).  Also featuring Kenneth Sarch (violin), Jacob Gall (percussion), Naomi Niskala (piano), Elizabeth Potter (dance), Anthony Roslevich (lighting design), and BU dance students and alumni.

 

Concerto appearance.  Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25.  By Felix Mendelssohn, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, April 6, 2014.  With the Bloomsburg University-Community Orchestra.

 

Masterclass.  Mitrani Hall, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania.  Masterclass for pianists in the community, April 5, 2014.

 

Lecture.  “The Multimedia Cross-Cultural Piano Recital: Recontextualizing Western Tradition in a Modern World.” Presented at the College Music Society Rocky Mountain Regional Conference, Denver, Colorado, March 21, 2014.  

 

Lecture-recital.  “Spain and Latin America in Asia:  Piano Music of the Philippines.” Presented at the College Music Society Great Plains Regional Conference, Liberty, Missouri, March 7, 2014.

 

Collaborative concert. St. Stephen's Episcopal Pro-Cathedral, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, November 23, 2013.  Pianist for Britten’s St. Nicolas cantata, with the Symphonic Chorus and Chamber Orchestra.  Presented by the Choral Society of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

 

Solo recital.  Central Moravian Church, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, August 7, 2013.  Concert at Musikfest, one of the largest music festivals in the United States, presented by ArtsQuest.

 

Radio interview and live performance broadcasts.  WDIY Classics, WDIY Community Public Radio, Eastern Pennsylvania, August 7, 2013.

 

Lecture-recital.  “Gong-Chime Music of Southeast Asia:  Pianistic Interpretations.”Presented at the College Music Society International Conference, Buenos Aires, Argentina, June 20, 2013.

 

Solo recital. Auditorio Manuel Belgrano, Buenos Aires, Argentina, June 17, 2013.  With special guest artist Nestor Tedesco, cello.

 

Solo recital. University of Buenos Aires School of Law, Buenos Aires, Argentina, June 15, 2013.  Part of the Ciclo de grandes conciertos.  With special guest artist Nestor Tedesco, cello.

 

Chamber music performance. World premiere of Passing Future Pastfor guitar, alto sax, cello, piano, vibraphone, and double bass, by John Anthony Lennon.  Steadman Theater, Mansfield, Pennsylvania, May 5, 2013.

 

Solo recital and poetic recitation.  Kirkland Village Auditorium, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, April 20, 2013.  Featuring works by Scarlatti, Albéniz, Debussy, Santos, and Farr, and poetry by Federic García Lorca and Rainer Maria Rilke.  

 

Collaborative concert. Recital with euphonium player Adam Frey. Carver Hall, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, March 7, 2013.

 

Solo recital and masterclass.  Kaeuper Hall, Millikin University, Decatur, Illinois, February 4, 2013.

 

Solo and chamber performance and masterclass.  Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington, December 7, 2012. 

 

Interdisciplinary concert. Evocación.  Directed by Dr.  Charisse Baldoria.  Carver Hall, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, November 7, 2012.  Solo piano recital with poetry, live drawing, and dance inspired by music of Spain and Southeast Asia, with poetry by Federico García Lorca and Rainer Maria Rilke.  In collaboration with Hunter Fine (poetic recitation), Julie Petry (dance), and Lisa Corine von Koch (live drawing).      

 

Radio interview and live performance broadcasts.  DZFE-FM Philippines, July 21, 2012. 

 

Masterclass.  Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines, July 12, 2012.

 

Solo recital. Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines, July 11, 2012.  Part of the Special Concert Series.

 

Solo recital.  Luther Crest, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, June 22, 2012.

 

Solo recital.  Everyday Life Center, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, June 12, 2012. 

 

Live performance radio broadcasts.  The Spanish Hour with Candice Agree, Radio Broadcasts on KWAX, KWRX, and KWVZ, Oregon, May 2011.

 

Solo recital.  Noble Art Pianos Recital Hall, Easton, Pennsylvania, February 6, 2011.

 

Solo recital.  “Guajiras, Nocturnos y Valses de España, Cuba y Filipinas,” Centro Cultural, Garrucha, Almería, Spain. International Festival of Spanish Keyboard Music, October 10, 2010.

 

Collaborative concert. Moravian College Peter Hall, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, May 1, 2010.  Collaborative pianist for the Moravian College Alumni Recital.

 

Lecture-recital.  “The Piano and Intercultural Communication: Musical Depictions of Cuba in Spain and the Philippines,” College Music Society Northeast Regional Conference, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, March 19-20, 2010.  

 

Solo, collaborative, and chamber performance.  Temple Beth El, Allentown, Pennsylvania with the Cantatica chamber ensemble, “Joyful, Jazzy, and Jewish,” March 7, 2010.

 

Masterclass.  University of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines, December 14, 2009.

 

Solo, collaborative, and chamber performance.  St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Allentown, Pennsylvania, with the Cantatica chamber ensemble, “Fiddlers, Bards, and Lovers All:  Music from the Celtic Isles,” October 11, 2009.

 

Solo, collaborative, and chamber performance.  St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Allentown, Pennsylvania, with the Cantatica chamber ensemble, “I Hear America Singing:  Celtic America,” June 14, 2009.

 

Chamber music concert. Concert with saxophonist Jeremy Justeson, CASE Contemporary Ensemble Concert Georgian Room, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, March 15, 2009.

 

Performer.  Annual Faculty Recital, Georgian Room, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, February 23, 2009.

 

Solo and chamber music recital.  Steinway Piano Dedication Concert, Georgian Room, Kutztown University. Performed Bartók’s Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussionand works by Schubert and Buencamino, February 18, 2009.  

 

Solo, collaborative, and chamber performance.  St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Allentown, Pennsylvania, with the Cantatica chamber ensemble, “Winter Solstice:  A Celebration of Winter and the Holiday Season,” December 21, 2008. 

 

Solo, collaborative, and chamber performance.  St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Allentown, Pennsylvania, with the Cantatica chamber ensemble, “Best-Beloved:  Songs of Love and Remembrance,” October 26, 2008.  

 

Masterclass.  St. Paul University, Manila, Philippines, July 2008. 

 

Masterclass.  University of the Philippines, July 2008.

 

Solo recital.  Hilton Hotel Ballroom, Osaka, Japan, June 17, 2008. Featured pianist, Philippine Business Mission event.

 

Solo recital.  Hilton Hotel Ballroom, Nagoya, Japan, June 18, 2008. Featured pianist, Philippine Business Mission event.

 

Solo recital.  Hotel Nikko Ballroom, Fukuoka, Japan, June 17, 2008. Featured pianist, Philippine Business Mission event.

 

Solo recital.  Francisco Santiago Hall, BDO, Makati, Philippine, April 2, 2008.  Presented by the MCO Foundation Summer Arts Festival.

 

Orchestral, chamber, and solo concert. “Nights in the Gardens of Spain and Other Andalucían Fantasies,” Francisco Santiago Hall, BDO, Makati, Philippines, March 7, 2008.  Featuring Falla’s Nights in the Gardens of Spainwith the University of the Philippines Symphonic Orchestra under the baton of Edna Marcil Martinez, Turina’s piano trio Círculowith violinist Gina Medina and cellist Eduardo Pasamba, and Falla’s Fantasía Baetica.

 

Lecture-recital.  Salón de Actos, Instituto Cervantes de Manila, Philippines, November 20, 2007. “Spain Portrayed in the Music of French, Spanish, and Filipino Composers.” 

 

Solo recital.  Gitameit Music Centre, Yangon, Myanmar, October 29, 2007.

 

Solo recital. “The Piano and the Flamenco Guitar,” with flamenco guitarist Adolfo Timuat Toyoda, University of the Philippines College of Music, September 3, 2007.

 

Solo recital. “The Piano and the Flamenco Guitar,” with flamenco guitarist Adolfo Timuat Toyoda, Salón de Actos, Instituto Cervantes de Manila, Philippines, September 9, 2007.

 

Concerto appearance.  University of the Philippines Abelardo Hall Auditorium, Mozart’s Concerto in C Minor, K. 491, accompanied by Reynaldo Reyes, August 17, 2006.

 

Masterclass series.  University of the Philippines.  Masterclass series to piano majors as part of “Piano Seminar and Masterclasses,” College of Music, June – October 2006.

 

Solo and chamber music recital, Georgian Room, Kutztown University, March 7, 2006.

 

Chamber and solo performance.  Calvary United Church of Christ, Reading, Pennsylvania, February 19, 2006.  With the CASE Saxophone Quartet, Ibero Music Festival, Arts at Calvary Concert Series, presented by the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts.

 

Chamber music recital. Foy Hall, Moravian College, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, February 4, 2006.  With Satori chamber ensemble.  

 

Solo recital.  Kirkland Village Auditorium, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, January 29, 2006.

 

Lecture-recital. “An Andalucían Fantasy:  Flamenco, Piano Music, and My Recent Travels to Spain,” Georgian Room, Kutztown University, October 2005.

 

Concerto appearance.  International Percussion Festival of Ribarroja del Túria, Valencia (Jornadas Internacionales de Percusión de Ribarroja del Túria, Valencia).  European premiere and concerto appearance, David Gillngham’s Concerto for Piano and Percussion Orchestrawith the Perkumanía Ensemble, September 2, 2005.

 

Orchestra soloist.  Foy Hall, Moravian College, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, August 8, 2005.  Soloist of Saint-Säens’ Carnival of the Animals with the Lehigh Valley Chamber Orchestra, Donald Spieth, conductor. Concert at Musikfest, one of the largest music festivals in the United States, presented by ArtsQuest.

 

Lecture-recital.  Aula de Musica, Universidad de Alcalá, Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain. “Folk Influences and Performance Considerations: Szymanowski’s Mazurkas, Op. 50and Falla’s Fantasía Baetica,” College Music Society International Conference, June 2005.

 

Orchestra soloist.  Baker Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania, December 5, 2004.  Soloist of Saint-Säens’ Carnival of the Animals with the Lehigh Valley Chamber Orchestra, Donald Spieth, conductor.

 

Concerto appearance.  Piano Concerto C Minor, K. 291.  By W. A. Mozart.  Lengel Auditorium, Pottsville, Pennsylvania, October 17, 2004.  With the Schuylkill Symphony conducted by Donald Spieth.

 

Chamber music recital. Wesley Church, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, October 15, 2004.  Chamber recital with the Satori ensemble.  Featuring Dvořák’s Piano Trio No. 4 in E Minor (“Dumky”) and other works.

 

Chamber music recital. Georgian Room, Kutztown University, October 12, 2004.  Chamber recital with the Satori ensemble.  

 

Chamber music performance. Recital Hall, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.  Semifinal chamber music round performance at the Sydney International Piano Competition, July 8, 2004. 

 

Solo recital.  Recital Hall, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia. Semifinal round solo performance at the Sydney International Piano Competition, July 8, 2004. 

 

Solo recital.  Recital Hall, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia. Second round performance at the Sydney International Piano Competition, July 5, 2004. 

 

Solo recital.  Recital Hall, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia. First round performance at the Sydney International Piano Competition, July 4, 2004. 

 

Solo recital.  Recital Hall, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia. First round performance at the Sydney International Piano Competition, July 2, 2004. 

 

Solo recital.  Georgian Room, Kutztown University, June 17, 2004.

 

Solo recital.  Georgian Room, Kutztown University, April 18, 2004.

 

Chamber music recital. Georgian Room, Kutztown University, March 2, 2004.  With the Schaeffer Piano Trio.

 

Chamber music recital. Foy Hall, Moravian College, Bethlehem, January 31, 2004.  Chamber recital with Satori, 4thAnnual Midwinter Concert, featuring Ravel’s Piano Trioand other works. 

 

Chamber music recital. Georgian Room, Kutztown University, November 16, 2003.  With the Schaeffer Trio.

 

Solo recital.  Ruth Taylor Recital Hall, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, November 2, 2003.  Final round performance at the San Antonio International Piano Competition.

 

Solo recital.  Ruth Taylor Recital Hall, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, November 1, 2003.

Semifinal round performance at the San Antonio International Piano Competition.

 

Solo recital.  Georgian Room, Kutztown University, October 23, 2003.

 

Solo recital.  Georgian Room, Kutztown University, October 14, 2003.

 

Lecture-recital.  Britton Recital Hall, Ann Arbor, May 2003.  “Folk Influences and Performance Considerations: Bartók’s Improvisations, Op. 20, Szymanowski’s Mazurkas, Op. 20, and Falla’s Fantasia Baetica.” 

 

Chamber music recital. Britton Recital Hall, University of Michigan, May 2003.

 

Solo recital.  McIntosh Theater, University of Michigan, April 2003.

 

Solo recital.  Pierpont Commons, Ann Arbor, Michigan, March 2003. Part of the “Music at Midday” series.

 

Solo recital.  Paco Park, Manila, Philippines, January 2003. Part of “Paco Park Presents.”

 

Solo recital.  Abelardo Hall Auditorium, Manila, Philippines, December 2002.

 

Solo recital.  Solo recital, Sor Catalina Ledesma Recital Hall, Sta. Isabel College, Manila, December 2002.

 

Solo recital.  McIntosh Theater, University of Michigan, October 2002.

 

Solo recital.  Ann Arbor Society for Musical Arts Morning Musicales, October 2002.  Presented by the Ann Arbor Women’s City Club.

 

Solo recital.  Pierpont Commons, Ann Arbor, Michigan, October 2002.

 

Featured pianist.  University of Michigan North Campus Music Festival, Pierpont Commons, Ann Arbor, Michigan, September 2002.

 

Featured pianist.  Villa Betramka, Prague, Czech Republic, July 2002.  Special concert, Prague International Piano Master Classes.

Masterclass performances. Baroque Recital Hall, St. Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.  Performed at the Prague International Piano Master Classes, July 2002.

 

Masterclass performances. Pepsico Recital Hall, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas.  Performed in masterclasses by Boris Petrushansky, Antonio Pompa-Baldi, Gabriel Kwok, Harold Martina, and Dang Thai Son at the TCU-Cliburn Piano Institute, June 2002.

 

Solo recital.  Cochran United Methodist Church, Dallas, Texas, June 2002.  Presented by UP Alumni and Friends.

 

Solo recital.  Mayan Hall Auditorium, Southwestern College, Chula Vista, California.  Presented by University of the Philippines Alumni Association of San Diego in cooperation with the Pagkakaisa organization, May 2002.

 

Concerto appearance.  Concerto No. 3, Op. 26 in C Major. By Sergei Prokofiev.  Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan, April 2002. With the University Philharmonia Orchestra, Jonathan Shames, conductor.