Bloomsburg University’s Charisse Baldoria to perform

For Immediate Release

Date: September 17, 2019

Contact: Tom McGuire, Director of Media Relations/Content Strategy

Written By: Kelsey Weaver, Communications Student Assistant


Bloomsburg University’s Charisse Baldoria to perform

“Java Suite: Musical Portraits of Java in the 1920s”

BLOOMSBURG—Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania will present Charisse Baldoria, Ph.D., to perform Java Suite: Musical Portraits of Java in the 1920s on Oct. 9, at 7:30 p.m., in Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall. The show is free and open to the public.

Baldoria will perform the complete Java Suite by Leopold Godowsky, one of history’s most celebrated piano virtuosos. A set of 12 pieces inspired by his visit to the island of Java of the 1920s, it evokes local culture, ancient architecture, and gamelan (gong-chime) music in its use of unusual harmonies, complex polyphony, and Romantic virtuoso techniques. Through this performance, Baldoria combines her interest in Southeast Asian music and culture with her experience as a concert artist.   

Baldoria is an international prizewinning pianist, pedagogue, scholar, and professor at Bloomsburg University. She fuses western pianism with her Southeast Asian and Hispanic heritage and integrates various art forms into a concert experience. She has performed on five continents, establishing a career as a pianist with multidisciplinary interests.

For more information, contact Charisse Baldoria at

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,700 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.