October 28, 2011

School of Music faculty recitals set in November

by Andrea Hahn

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Junghwa Lee and Eric Mandat present School of Music faculty recitals early in November.

Lee, associate professor of piano and keyboard area coordinator, presents a recital of French piano music beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 2 in the Old Baptist Foundation Recital Hall. 

French piano music incorporates much of the best of the Romantic Movement, as represented by such composers as Debussy and Faure.  Lee remains active as a performer, with a recent Carnegie Hall appearance among other venues.  As she strives to improve her own musicianship through performance, she brings what she learns to her students. 

Eric Mandat, Distinguished Scholar, professor of clarinet and a composer, presents a recital beginning at 7 p.m. on Nov. 4 in the Old Baptist Foundation Recital Hall. 

Mandat performs with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in the MusicNOW ensemble, and is a member of the experimental group the Tone Road Ramblers.  His performance and recording credits receive respectful reviews in the music community.  As a composer, Mandat focuses on clarinet, and on chamber music. 

He also invited a friend over to come and play.

James Falzone presents a musical performance beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 7 in the Old Baptist Foundation Recital Hall. 

Falzone, a member of Allos Musica, received a nomination for Clarinetist of the Year 2011 from the Jazz Journalist Association, and received a Rising Star 2011 clarinetist title from DownBeat Magazine’s Critic’s poll.  An eclectic musician, Falzone is a recording and performing musician, composer, and teacher.

All performances in this series are free and open to the public.