March 20, 2006
Morningside College senior Jennifer Van Otterloo will present her senior piano recital on Friday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m. in Eppley Auditorium, 3625 Garretson Ave. The recital is free and open to the public.
Van Otterloo will perform “Les Baricades Misterieuses” by Francois Couperin on an Italian virginal, a small keyboard instrument similar to a harpsichord. The instrument was built by Van Otterloo, Dr. James March, professor of music at Morningside, and five other Morningside students during the 2005 May Term.
A virginal has strings that are plucked with quills instead of hit by a hammer, as is the case with a piano, and was commonly used during the Renaissance and Baroque periods.
Van Otterloo will also perform Beethoven’s Sonata in F Major, Barber’s “Ballade,” Rhapsody No. 2 in G Minor by Brahms, and Clara Schumann’s Piano Trio.
Violinist Devora Geller, Morningside College senior, and cellist Stephanie March, junior at Bishop Heelan Catholic High School in Sioux City, will accompany Van Otterloo for the Piano Trio.