Stephen F. Austin State University


Concert at SFA to feature internationally renowned flutist, pianist

February 6, 2015 - Robbie Goodrich
Francesca Arnone
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present Francesca Arnone performing a guest flute recital with pianist Jeffrey Peterson at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

Their program will feature Canzone, Op. 38a by Samuel Barber, Sonata for Flute and Piano, H. 306 by Bohulav Martinu, Fantasy für Flöte, Op. 55 by Carl Frühling and Sonatina for Flute and Piano by Eldin Burton.

The recital is a feature of the School of Music's Cole Performing Arts Series.

An active flute and piccolo soloist, chamber musician and clinician, Arnone is a flute professor at Baylor University, where she is a member of the Baylor Faculty Players and the Baylor Wind Quintet. She also performs with the Waco Symphony. An avid traveler, she pursues this passion through music and has performed in Europe, Asia and the Americas, and in such venues as St. Martin-in-the-Fields, the Royal Northern College of Music, the Royal Conservatory of Madrid and the Split Academy of Music in Croatia. She has performed as a guest artist at flute festivals nationally and internationally.

Peterson has appeared in recitals and conducted master classes on five continents in venues as far-reaching as Hoam Hall in Seoul, the Marian Anderson Festival and Competition, and Manaus, Brazil. He has appeared at art song festivals in Cleveland and Delaware, and the Blossom Festival, and has been part of cultural exchange cruises to Greece, Turkey and South America. His performances have been broadcast on public radio stations in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and New Mexico, as well as on WFMT in Chicago. He is currently in charge of Music in the Marche, a program in Piobbico, Italy, which he founded and for which he is also artistic director.

Arnone and Peterson will conduct master classes for students at SFA.

Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit