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Paul Bro and Martha Krasnican to perform Jan. 24

January 16, 2013

Paul Bro and Martha Krasnican will perform as part of Indiana State University's Faculty Artist Series at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24 in the Recital Hall of the Landini Center for Performing and Fine Arts.

The recital will feature works by Augusta Read Thomas, Fernande Decruck, Marc Mellits, Christopher Theofanidis, and Mark Engebretson. Bro will be assisted by Indiana State faculty member Kelley Rogers (clarinet) and DePauw University/University of Indianapolis faculty member and 1996 Indiana State alumnus Scotty Stepp.

Bro has performed throughout the United States and Canada as well as in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, and Thailand. He is a member of the Chicago Saxophone Quartet, the Bro-Street Duo, the Bro-Fowler Duo, and the Philharmonia à Vent. Bro is a co-founder with William Street and Jean-Marie Londeix of the saxophone research website called (The Saxophone in America and Europe).

Krasnican is the director of the accompanying program at Indiana State. As a soloist, she has performed Vincent Persichetti's piano concerto with the Indiana State University Symphony Orchestra under the direction of the composer. She has also performed as a soloist with the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra, including premieres of two piano concertos written for her by Daniel Powers. Krasnican was featured on the CD "Spring and Fall," a compilation of Powers' chamber works and songs. She frequently performs with the piano/percussion ensemble called Cramped Spaces.

Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the School of Music at 812-237-2771.

Writer: Paula Meyer, ISU Communications and Marketing, 812-237-3783 or .