Francesca Arnone, Assistant Professor of Flute at Baylor University, will present a faculty recital on Wednesday, October 22, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Roxy Grove Hall. Her pianist will be another member of the Baylor music faculty, Assistant Professor of Voice Jeffrey Peterson.
Opening the program will be the Flute Sonata in A minor, Wq. 132, by German composer Carl Philippe Emmanuel Bach, a three-movement work from 1747.
Then the artists will play Canzone, Op. 38a, by American composer Samuel Barber. Originally titled “Elegy” in 1959, it uses the same melody as the second movement of Barber’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Piano Concerto.
Czech composer Bohuslav Martinů’s neoclassical Flute Sonata of 1945 was written for Boston Symphony flutist Georges Laurent.
The Fantasy for Flute, Op. 55, of Austrian composer Carl Frühling embraces the Romantic tradition and, although only recently discovered, has become a highly regarded piece.
The program will close with a performance of Baylor Professor of Composition Scott McAllister’s setting of In the Pines, a Southern Appalachian folk melody from the late 1800s. Dr. McAllister’s work is a three-sectioned, one-movement tour-de-force for flute and piano. Its world-premiere was given two months ago by Francesca Arnone and pianist Richard Shaw at the University of Warwick, as part of the 2014 British Flute Convention.
This recital is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor University School of Music at 254-710-3991.