Flute and Piano recital
Ginevra Petrucci, Flute
Antonio Pompa-Baldi, Piano
Friday, February 3 at 7:30 pm CT
Gantz Hall, Roosevelt University
The Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, in association with the Roosevelt University, presents a Flute and Piano recital featuring Ginevra Petrucci and Antonio Pompa-Baldi.
The program begins with the world premiere of Roberto Piana’s ‘Flânerie,’ a suite in four movements. Flânerie is the act of strolling, the ability to wander around in a 19th century urban environment, while being completely detached from society, with the sole aim of keenly observing contemporary life. The four movements take inspiration—and titles— from Baudelaire’s poems (“Les Dons des Fées” and “Spleen”), one of Monet’s painting “La Musique aux Tuileries”), and an entertainment establishment in the Bohemian Paris district of Montmartre (“Le Chat Noir”).
Next on the program is another world premiere: the Sonatina for Flute and Piano by Luca Moscardi. From an aesthetic point of view, the Sonatina is influenced by French and Italian music of the first half of the 20th century, in particular Poulenc, Durey, Casella, Malipiero, and perhaps even Nino Rota.
Free admission. No registrations required.
Ginevra Petrucci, flute
Antonio Pompa-Baldi, piano
Roberto Piana (1971)
Flânerie (2022) – World Premiere
I. “Les Dons des fées”
II. “La Musique aux Tuileries”
IV. Le Chat noir
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Introduction and Variations on “Trockne Blumen” (1823)
Luca Moscardi (1976)
Sonatina No.1 Op.7 (2014)
III. Allegro deciso
César Franck (1822-1890)
Sonata in A Major (1886)
I. Allegretto ben moderato
III. Ben moderato: Recitativo-Fantasia
IV. Allegretto poco mosso
Hailed by the press as “one of the most interesting talents of her generation”, Ginevra Petrucci has performed at Carnegie Hall (New York), Kennedy Center (Washington D.C.), Salle Cortot (Paris), Teatro La Fenice (Venice), Villa Medici (Rome), Ohji Hall (Tokyo), as well as throughout China, South America and the Middle East. As a soloist, she has appeared in concert with I Pomeriggi Musicali, I Virtuosi Italiani and the Chamber Orchestra of New York, and has released recordings with pianist Bruno Canino, and the Kodály Quartet. She is the founder and Artistic Director of the Flauto d’Amore Project, a commission endeavor aimed to the creation of a new music repertoire for the modern flauto d’amore. She holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts at Stony Brook University, and a Master of Music at Yale University. Her education include a Master at Santa Cecilia Conservatory in her native Rome under the guidance of her father, and a Diplome Superieur at the École Normale in Paris. She is Principal Flute and Operations Manager at Chamber Orchestra of New York. www.ginevrapetrucci.com
Antonio Pompa-Baldi performs regularly in the most important venues of the world. Winner of prestigious prizes at the Marguerite Long, Van Cliburn, and Cleveland International Piano Competitions, he plays with leading orchestras and conductors. As a prolific recording artist, he has over 30 CDs in his catalog, for labels such as Harmonia Mundi, Centaur Records, Brilliant Classics, and Steinway & Sons. He is on faculty at the Cleveland Institute of Music. www.pompabaldi.com