Sept. 7, 2004
Pianists Dr. James
March, professor of music at Morningside College, and Dr.
Kathryn March, artist-in-residence at Morningside, will present
a faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. on
Wednesday, Sept. 15, in Eppley Auditorium. The
public is invited to the free event, which is sponsored by
Morningside's Academic and Cultural Arts Series (ACAS).
The husband and wife
team, known professionally as "The March Duo," have performed
together since they met as graduate students at the University
of Iowa in 1982. Both hold doctorate of musical arts and master
of fine arts degrees from the university. They were married
During the performance
they will be joined by collaborative artists Michael Burger
on horn, John Mayne on cello, their daughter Stephanie March
on cello and piano, and Peter Wood on trumpet. Wood is
assistant professor of music at Morningside, while Burger
is an adjunct faculty member at Morningside. Burger and Mayne
are both members of the Sioux City Symphony.
The program will include
"Danzon Cubano" by Aaron Copland, "The Swan" from Camille
Saint Saens' "Carnival of the Animals," "Scaramouche"
by Darius Milhaud, "Andante and Variations" by Robert Schumann,
"Variations on a Theme by Paganini" by Witold Lutoslawski,
and a set of three pieces by Sergi Rachmaninoff.
James March, who
has been at Morningside since 1986, has appeared as soloist
with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Minneapolis Civic Orchestra,
Sioux City Symphony, and others. He has received first prizes
in the Concerto Division of the Piano Guild's International
Recording Competition, the national level of the Federation
of Music Clubs Competition, and the Bloomington-Normal Concerto
Kathryn March has
taught at Morningside, Western Iowa Tech Community College,
and the University of South Carolina-Coastal Carolina College.
She has been a soloist with the Sioux City Symphony and the
University of Iowa and Morningside College Chamber Orchestras.