News From Terre Haute, Indiana

March 28, 2013

Music prof to translate travels into tunes at concert tonight


News Release

TERRE HAUTE — Randy Mitchell, Indiana State University music faculty member, is scheduled to perform at 7:30 p.m. today 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 is in his 23rd year on the faculty of the School of Music at ISU. He performs as principal trombone of the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra and the Danville, Ill., Symphony Orchestra. He is a member of the ISU faculty brass quintet and 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 Gayle and Liza Minnelli. Mitchell is a 1974 alumnus of ISU and also holds degrees from the University of Louisville and the University of North Texas.

Mitchell will be accompanied by Martha Krasnican, an ISU music faculty member, on piano. She is director of the accompanying program at ISU. She graduated with distinction from the Eastman School of Music. As a collaborative artist, she has worked in North America and Europe. She has performed as soloist in the Piano Concerto by Vincent Persichetti with the ISU Symphony and with the Terre Haute Symphony, premiering two piano concertos written for her by her husband, Daniel Powers.

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