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Randy Mitchell to perform March 28

March 22, 2013

Indiana State University music faculty member Randy Mitchell will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday (March 28) in the Recital Hall of the Landini Center for Performing and Fine Arts at Seventh and Chestnut streets.

The concert, "Tunes from my Travels," will feature music Mitchell discovered last summer while attending the International Trombone Festival in Paris. Works featured will include Philip Sparks' "Capriccio for Trombone," Christian Gouinguene's "Concerto No. 2 for Trombone," "Autumn" by John Stevens, and "Ferris Wheel" by Glenn Ferris.

Mitchell will be accompanied by music faculty member Martha Krasnican on piano.

Mitchell is in his 23rd year on the faculty of the School of Music at Indiana State. He performs as principle trombone of the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra and the Danville, Ill. Symphony Orchestra. A member of the ISU Faculty Brass Quintet, he is also an original member of The Ambassador Brass Quintet. He has performed and taught master classes in Germany, Austria, Thailand, Taiwan, Japan and China. As a free-lance musician, he has performed for artists such as Vic Damone, Barbara Eden, Brenda Lee, Boots Randolph, Nancy Wilson, B.J. Thomas, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr., Marvin Hamlisch, Crystal Gale and Liza Minnelli among others. Mitchell is a 1974 alumnus of Indiana State and also holds degrees from the University of Louisville and the University of North Texas.

Krasnican is director of the accompanying program at Indiana State. She graduated with distinction from the Eastman School of Music. As a collaborative artist, she has worked with major performers across North America and Europe, including engagements with the Western Horn Symposium and several World Saxophone Congresses. She has performed as soloist in the Piano Concerto by Vincent Persichetti with the ISU Symphony under the direction of the composer. She has also performed as a soloist with the Terre Haute Symphony, premiering two piano concertos written for her by her husband, Daniel Powers. She frequently performs in a piano duo with Beverley Simms and both members of the piano/percussion ensemble Cramped Spaces.

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


Contact: Randy Mitchell, ISU School of Music,  

Writer: Paula Meyer, ISU Communications and Marketing, 812-37-3783,