Highlights from Events Celebrating Maud Powell's Sesquicentennial

"Music is a Bridge that Spans the Universe"

Maud Powell Arts Celebration, Peru, IL, Friday & Saturday, August 18 & 19, 2017
Featuring Violinist Marcia Henry Liebenow
World Premiere, "Our Maud Powell: America's First Great Violinist" documentary

String Camp, Enrichment Center of the Illinois Valley, Peru, IL (Sue Gillio, sponsor), June 2017

Brevard Music Center, Brevard, NC (Chamber Music) June 28, 2017   BrevardMusic.org/performances
     "Legacy of Maud Powell To Be Celebrated"
Transylvania Times, June 22, 2017

Violin & Viola Night, Aurora, IL  Students of Susan S. Starrett, July 30, 2017
Concert by Students of distinguished string teacher Susan S. Starrett  including performances of the following pieces dedicated to the memory of Maud Powell:  Sicilienne by Maria Thersia von Paradis and Polka from Five Pieces for violin and viola by Dimitri Shostakovich.

Barry Owen Furrer shared an image of John Philip Sousa autographed:  To Maud Powell, In remembrance of the European Tour of 1903, From John Philip Sousa, Llandudno, July 1903

Aurora Historical Society, Aurora, IL  TBA
     "Our Maud Powell" documentary by Paul D. Butler

Peoria Symphony Orchestra, Peoria, IL  February 10, 2018
George Stelluto, Music Director
Concertmaster Marcia Henry Liebenow plays Bruch's G minor Violin Concerto in Maud Powell's honor.

Midland Community Orchestra, Midland, MI, March 11, 2018
     Concert dedicated to women composers in honor of Maud Powell
     Susan Mercy, concertmaster -- playing "Deep River" (Coleridge-Taylor--Powell)
     Gina Provenzano, conductor

Rachel Barton Pine, played the Brahms Violin Concerto with the cadenza composed by Maud Powell; Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, October 7, 2017.

Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra, Lucia Matos, music director/conductor, November 3, 2017; Program featuring "Women in Music" including Amy Beach's Gaelic Symphony and Margaret Ruthven Lang's "Irish Love Song".  Also, pre-concert screening of Paul Butler's documentary "Our Maud Powell."

Rachel Barton Pine, Recital: "A Tribute to Maud Powell," Chamber Music on the Fox, April 16, 2018

"Maud Powell," by Karen A. Shaffer, LaSalle County Magazine of History, Chet Wold, Editor/Publisher, premiere issue/2018.

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