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Faculty Gala Concert set for Sept. 17

September 8, 2015

The Indiana State University School of Music will present the annual Faculty Gala Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17 at in the University Hall Auditorium.

Begun six years ago, the Faculty Gala Concert is now the traditional annual "opening of the school year" concert. Fourteen faculty members from the School of Music will present a variety of unique solo and ensemble performances. This concert is one of rare occasions where one can hear many different performances by a variety of performance faculty instructors.

Accompanied by pianist Martha Krasnican, four faculty soloists will perform works of different styles. Saxophonist Scotty Stepp will perform a movement from the "Fuzzy Bird Sonata" by Takashi Yoshimatsu. Kelley Rogers Niijama will play a movement from the Horovitz "Clarinet Sonatina." Eric Rohde will play Vieuxtemps' "Souvenir d'Amerique" for violin. "Tango" for trombone and piano by Siegmund Andraschek is the selection for Randy Mitchell.

Three ensembles are also part of the evening performance. The Bro/Fowler Duo will perform Daniel Powers' "Links II." Krasnican will join the Faculty Wind Quintet in a performance of a movement from Poulenc's "Sextet for Winds and Piano." The Faculty String Quartet will end the concert with a movement from Beethoven's "String Quartet in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1."

The concert is free and open to the public.


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