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Jensen, Cooper to Perform Duo-Piano Recital

October 6, 2016: Sharon Jensen and Elisa Cooper will perform a Duo-Piano Recital on Sunday, Oct. 23, at 3 p.m. in Jansen Music Hall on the Clarke University campus.

Jensen is currently an assistant professor of Music at Clarke University where she teaches piano, music history and keyboard skills. She has performed recitals and with orchestras throughout the Midwest, including the Quad Cities Mozart Festival Orchestra. In 2007 she made her solo debut with the Dubuque Symphony. In March 2010, Jensen made her debut at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall and performed there for four consecutive years with flautist Peg Cornils Luke. She has also been heard on NPR’s Live from Landmark Center, Live from the Chazen and Chicago’s Dame Myra Hess Series. In July 2016 she was a pianist for the Prague Choral Festival and performed as a duo-pianist with Jeremy Mims at Smetana Hall in the Czech Republic. Jensen performs regularly in the tri-state area as a soloist, collaborative musician and as pianist for the Dubuque Chorale.

Cooper is currently the chair of the Music Department at Emmaus Bible College where she directs the Emmaus Ensemble and teaches piano, music theory/aural skills, and conducting. Cooper has performed twice at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall and has appeared as soloist with the Wheaton College Symphony Orchestra. She continues to perform actively in the Midwest as a collaborative and solo pianist, conductor and occasionally as a singer or violinist. In 2011 she served as pianist and assistant conductor for the Canadian Children’s Opera Company during their European Tour to Austria and Italy.

The program includes Sonata for Two Pianos by Muzio Clementi; Symphonic Dance Op. 45 No. 1 by Sergei Rachmaninoff; Capriccio by Francis Poulenc; Suite No. 1 by Anton Arensky; and Recuerdos by William Bolcom.

For more information, contact the Clarke University Marketing and Communication Office at (563)588-6318.

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