Thursday, February 28, 2013

Euphonium and Piano at Carver Hall

One of the elite brass soloists of the world, euphonium player Adam Frey ( is presenting a recital with BU professor Charisse Baldoria ( on the piano.  The concert is on Thursday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Gross Auditorium, Carver Hall.  It is free and open to the public.

A native of Atlanta, Adam Frey has soloed with orchestras around the world, from the Boston Pops, to the US Army Orchestra, to Finland’s Vaasa Symphony Orchestra.  A champion of the euphonium, he has more than seventy works that have been composed or specifically arranged for him. 

Frey is the president of The Euphonium Foundation Inc., a non-profit, and artistic director of the International Euphonium Institute.  He has published articles internationally and served as assistant editor of the Euphonium Source Book, a text dedicated to all things euphonium.

An adjunct professor of Euphonium at Georgia State University and Emory University,   Frey received his musical training at the University of Georgia and the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England.

Dr. Charisse Baldoria, pianist, has performed in six continents and won awards in international competitions, including the San Antonio, Hilton Head Island, and Sydney international piano competitions.  A soloist and collaborative artist, she recently performed solo piano repertoire with a dancer, a painter, and a performance artist here at Bloomsburg University.   

Baldoria first came to the United States as a Fulbright scholar from the Philippines and earned her masters and doctorate from the University of Michigan.  She directs the piano program at Bloomsburg University.

The program includes the Concerto in C Minor by Telemann, The Yellow Rose of Texas Variations by Lewis Buckley, the Rule Britannia variations by John Hartmann, and other works for euphonium and piano.

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