Whitworth Communications

For Immediate Release

April 16, 2009

World-Renowned Bass Clarinetist to Perform at Whitworth May 1

Michael Lowenstern also to conduct composition clinic and demonstration of interactive music technology

Composer and bass clarinet virtuoso Michael Lowenstern will perform a concert of solo clarinet music using interactive music technology on Friday, May 1, at 8 p.m. in the Robinson Teaching Theatre in Weyerhaeuser Hall at Whitworth University. Admission is free. For more information, please call (509) 777-4590.

Also on May 1, Lowenstern will conduct a composition clinic at 2 p.m. and a demonstration of sensor-based controllers at 3 p.m., both in the Music Recital Hall at Whitworth. The clinic and demonstration will be open to the general public.

Lowenstern has performed, recorded and toured across the U.S. and internationally. He has performed with musicians and groups such as The Klezmatics, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Steve Reich and Musicians, The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and John Zorn. He has composed music for concert, film, dance, and other media, and he is one of the country's leading producers of creative electro-acoustic music. His albums include Spasm, 1985, Ten Children, and his newest recording, Fade.

Lowenstern has served on the faculties of the Juilliard School and New York University, and he travels regularly as a guest lecturer across the U.S. He's currently a faculty member at the Manhattan School of Music's new graduate program in contemporary performance.

Lowenstern had received training at the Interlochen Arts Academy, the Eastman School of Music, the Sweelinck Conservatorium Amsterdam, and the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He has studied clarinet and bass clarinet with Charles Neidich, Harry Sparnaay, Richard MacDowell and John Bruce Yeh, and composition with Daniel Weymouth.

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). The university, which has an enrollment of 2,600 students, offers 53 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.


Brent Edstrom, associate professor of music, Whitworth University, (509) 777-4590 or bedstrom@whitworth.edu.

Emily Proffitt, public information officer, Whitworth University, (509) 777-4703 or eproffitt@whitworth.edu.

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