Sponsored by Music Department
The concert is open to the public and there is no charge for admission.
The program will consist entirely of original pieces created by Mandat. His musical focus is primarily on solo and chamber pieces for the clarinet. The compositions utilize extended techniques within a framework largely influenced by jazz and traditional music of non-Western cultures. His music is featured in concerts and recordings by clarinetists throughout the world.
Known for his groundbreaking contributions to contemporary clarinet music, Mandat has premiered his works at international conferences in Chicago, Stockholm, Tokyo and Vancouver. He has also appeared as a soloist with the Latvian National Chamber Orchestra, the Chicago Chamber Orchestra and the Cleveland Chamber Symphony.
Mandat received his education at the University of North Texas, the Yale School of Music and the Eastman School of Music. He is professor of music and distinguished scholar at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, where he teaches clarinet and graduate courses in musical analysis.
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