Bass clarinetist Michael Lowenstern will present a free guest artist recital of original works on Thursday, March 3, at 6 p.m. in Illinois State University’s Kemp Recital Hall. Lowenstern will present a bass clarinet master class that morning at 10:30 a.m. in the same location. That event is also free and open to the public.

Lowenstern, a faculty member at the Manhattan School of Music, is considered to be one of the finest bass clarinetists in the world. During his more than 20-year career he has written music for concert, film, dance and various other new media. He is a pioneer in the field of interactive computer music, having created or performed more than a hundred works for bass clarinet and electronics. Lowenstern has served on the faculties of the Juilliard School and New York University and travels regularly as a guest lecturer at universities around the country. Visit Lowenstern’s website at