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ISU professors, Solaire Saxophone Quartet to perform on Feb. 7

January 23, 2019

Paul Bro (saxophone), Martha Krasnican (piano), Erik Rohde, (violin) and the Solaire Saxophone Quartet will perform as part of Indiana State University's (ISU) Faculty Artist Series at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7 in the Boyce Recital Hall of the Landini Center for Performing and Fine Arts, 300 N. 7th Street, Terre Haute. The recital will feature works by Denis Bédard, Jacques Charpentier, Augusta Read Thomas, John Mackey, Frank Martin and Christopher Hass.

Paul Bro, professor of music at ISU, has performed throughout the U.S. and Canada as well as in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. As a soloist, Bro has performed concertos with the U.S. Navy Band, the Royal Air Force Band of Belgium, the Tambov Symphony Orchestra (Russia), and the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra, among others. He received his Doctor of Music and Master of Music degrees from Northwestern University, where he studied with Frederick Hemke, and his Bachelor of Music degree from Iowa State University.

Martha Krasnican is the director of ISU's accompanying program. She graduated with distinction from the Eastman School of Music, where she studied with Brooks Smith, Barry Snyder and Frank Glazer. 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.

Erik Rohde is ISU's director of string activities. He maintains a diverse career as a conductor, violinist and educator and has performed in recitals and festivals across the United States and in Europe. Rohde holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts in conducting from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, where he studied with conductors Mark Russell Smith, Kathy Saltzmann Romey and Craig Kirchhoff. He also holds degrees in violin performance and biomedical engineering.

Solaire Quartet was formed in 2009 and its members (Paul Bro, Samuel Fritz, Erika Stepp and Scotty Stepp) represent a wide range of musical backgrounds. Each member is not only an active performing musician, but also a dedicated teacher. Members of Solaire Quartet have performed across the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. This virtuosic saxophone ensemble presents a diverse spectrum of repertoire with a mission of bringing a culturally rich program to a wide variety of audiences.

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