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
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.