photo: Allison Jayroe

Francesca Arnone is an active flute and piccolo soloist, chamber musician, and clinician.  An avid traveler, she enjoys pursuing this passion through music and has performed in Europe, Asia, and the Americas, in such venues as St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Royal Northern College of Music, Royal Conservatory of Madrid, Benedetto Marcello Conservatory in Venice, Split Academy of Music in Croatia, and the Chicago Public Library. Currently flute professor at Baylor University, she is a member of the Baylor Faculty Chamber Players, Baylor Wind Quintet, and the Waco Symphony. A veteran of regional and opera orchestras in the US and Mexico, she has also been a concerto soloist on flute, alto flute, and piccolo, playing solo repertoire ranging from Bach to Chen Yi.  She has been the featured guest artist at flute festivals around the country, and has performed at numerous flute conventions, including those of the National Flute Association, British Flute Society, and the Flute Society of Spain. Arnone teaches at and directs the summer Baylor Flute Seminars, and previously taught at West Virginia University, Boise State University, and Idaho State University. She earned flute performance degrees from Oberlin, San Francisco Conservatory, and the University of Miami, where she studied with Robert Willoughby, Julia Bogorad-Kogan, Tim Day, and Christine Nield. Arnone released two recordings, Games of Light (December 2013) and Dedications (August 2014) on MSR Records. She is an Altus Artist. With violinist Mikylah Myers McTeer, she established the flute and violin duo reACT in 2009 as a chamber ensemble dedicated to performing works by living composers.

Albums

Fancy Colors

Release Date: April 13, 2018
Catalog Number: RR7986
21st Century
Chamber
Cello
Electroacoustic
Saxophone
David Taddie’s new album FANCY COLORS blurs the spectrum between acoustic and electronic music into an unorthodox wave of sound. In contrast to the primary characteristics of each type of music, Taddie creates sophisticated, complex compositions by blending the sounds of string and woodwind instruments with the influence of computer-generated effects. Written and recorded over two decades, FANCY COLORS is the result of Taddie’s exploration of timbre and space using the electronic medium. The eight tracks on the album expand the boundaries of the otherwise conventional sounds of instruments like the flute and piano to a grandiose level.
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REACT

Release Date: April 8, 2016
Catalog Number: RR7930
21st Century
Chamber
Electroacoustic
Flute
Violin
Violinist Mikylah Myers and flutist Francesca Arnone perform diverse electroacoustic pieces on their first collaborative album REACT, released on Ravello Records. The works on this album demonstrate well the potential range of electroacoustic music in facilitating both experimental and traditional compositional ideas. The featured composers explore new ways of creating and organizing sound, and as performed with either computer or other interactive electronics, the violin and flute help construct unique sonic landscapes.
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