Topic: College of Fine Arts

January 25, 2007

Antonio Pompa-Baldi
<b>Antonio Pompa-Baldi</b>
UPDATE: The Arts Alive Concert scheduled for Tuesday, February 13th with pianist Antonio Pompa-Baldi has been cancelled due to an impending snow storm predicted for our area, coupled with current inclement weather conditions in the Cleveland area.  It will be rescheduled in the near future; please retain your tickets for this event.  Information will follow shortly concerning the rescheduled date and related ticket procedures. If you have any further questions, please contact Deann Crisp at 285-5495. 

Ball State will conclude this year's Arts Alive Concert Series with Antonio Pompa-Baldi at 8 p.m. Feb. 13 at Sursa Performance Hall.

An accomplished Italian pianist, Pompa-Baldi earned a silver medal at the 2001 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. He decided to make Cleveland his home after winning the Cleveland International Piano Competition in 1999.

"The prestige of the Arts Alive series makes this a very attractive engagement, given the caliber of the artists who played on it so far," Pompa-Baldi said.

Pompa-Baldi has toured extensively, performing at major concert venues such as Cleveland's Severance Hall, New York's Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, Paris' Salle Cortot and Theatre des Champs Elysees and Naples' Teatro Diana.

"It's great for our students to hear the very best. Pompa-Baldi is at the top of his game," said Robert Kvam, dean of the  College of Fine Arts and professor of music at Ball State.

The performance will start with Italian composer Muzio Clementi's "Sonata in F sharp minor" and will include Schumann Phantasiestucke's "Op. 12," Chopin's "Polonaise-Fantaisie Op. 61" and Brahms' "Variations on a Theme of Paganini Op. 35."

Tickets cost $35 and can be purchased at the Emens box office at (765) 285-1539, all Ticketmaster outlets, charge-by-phone at (765) 644-3131 or online at

For more information, contact the College of Fine Arts at (765) 285-5495.

By Kim Jackson