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Faculty Concert Series recital set for Nov. 6

October 27, 2014

Now in his 25th year as a faculty member in Indiana State University's the School of Music, Randy Mitchell will present a recital as part of the Faculty Concert Series.

For the first half of the recital, Mitchell will be assisted by Martha Krasnican on piano. They will perform a variety of music including Saverio Mercadante's "Salve Maria," Danish composer Axel Jorgensen's "Suite for Trombone and Piano" and Jean-Michel Defaye's "In the Manner of Stravinsky." The second half of the recital will feature Jazbo, a jazz duo of Mitchell on trombone and Mark Ford on bass. Selections will be from jazz standards and popular music of the 1930s-1950s.

The concert, set for 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6 in the Landini Center for the Performing Arts recital hall, is free and open to the public.

Mitchell performs in the Terre Haute and Danville Symphony orchestras, the Indiana State Faculty Brass Quintet and is an original member of The Ambassador Brass. He has served as an affiliate artist/clinician for Conn-Selmer instruments. He has performed internationally in Germany, Austria, Japan, Taiwan, China and Thailand. He has performed for artists such as: Vic Damone, Barbara Eden, Brenda Lee, Boots Randolph, Floyd Cramer, Nancy Wilson, Marilyn McCoo, Marvin Hamlisch, Crystal Gale and Liza Minelli among others.

Krasnican is the director of the accompanying program at Indiana State. 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.

Krasnican has performed as soloist in the Piano Concerto by Vincent Persichetti 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, premiering two piano concertos written for her by her husband, Daniel Powers.

In 2005, she was featured on the CD "Spring and Fall," a compilation of Powers' chamber works and songs. In 2007, she performed the complete works of Beethoven for cello and piano with cellist Kurt Fowler. She frequently performs in a piano duo with Beverley Simms, and they are both members of the piano/percussion ensemble Cramped Spaces.

Ford is the bass player with Dicky James and the Blue Flames and the Men of Note. He is also computer support manager with the Indiana State Office of Information Technology.


Contact: Randall Mitchell, professor, Indiana State University School of Music, or 812-237-2748