Maud Powell
Arts Celebration
in Peru, Illinois  (final season)

Celebrating Maud Powell's
150th Anniversary!
Born August 22, 1867
in Peru, Illinois

Friday and Saturday
August 18 & 19, 2017

Friday, August 18
Maud Powell Plaza, 1701 Fourth Street

6:30 p.m.           The Peru Municipal Band Concert

7:30 p.m.       Student Bands and Vocal Groups
        Directed by Kevin Kramer &
             Sarah Arter of Music Suite 408, Peru

Saturday, August 19
Peru Municipal Building
1901 Fourth Street, Peru

9:00 a.m. - Noon   Performances by area music students
                                      studying voice, piano, strings, and flute.

12:00 Noon      Community Drum Circle led by Dave Peterson
                       Bring your own drum or use one of those provided.
                   Open to the Public.  Participants of every age are welcome

Peru Public Library
1409 11th Street, Peru

1:30 p.m.    World Premiere Documentary: 
                   "Our Maud Powell: America's First Great Violinist"

2:15 p.m.     Live performance by Sarah Arter, Irish Fiddle

Saturday Evening, August 19th
Peru Municipal Building parking lot (Parkside Middle School in case of rain)
Please bring your lawn chairs

From 5:30 p.m.    Food sold by Waterstreet Pub and desserts by
                                     Christy's Kitchen for your picnic supper. 

6:30-8:30 p.m. The Maud Powell Concert Performance
                           Free Open Air Concert

                                     Tricia Kelly, Master of Ceremonies
Presenting --
Steve Sharp
                The Arbor Ensemble
                Christine Eltrevoog & Sarah Arter
                The Dance Center Dancers accompanied by
                          Christine Eltrevoog & Sarah Arter
                Violinist Marcia Henry Liebenow--performing Bruch's
                   Violin Concerto in G minor, 1st mvmt.

Art Exhibit & Sale -- Featuring works of Rachel Brisbois
-- Saturday 9:00-noon and 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Peru Municipal Building 

Maud Powell Exhibit -- inside City Hall, Saturday
Copy of Maud Powell Oil Portrait by Nicholas R. Brewer
that is in the National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC will be on view.
Hear actual recordings of Maud Powell
Display -- Learn about Maud Powell's life and art
Maud Powell Society for Music and Education literature available 

For more information, contact Stephanie at 815-223-0061 or email:

The annual Maud Powell Arts Celebration in Peru, Illinois, began in 1995 and was concluded in 2017.


Special Presentation 
Saturday afternoon,
August 19, 2017  
Peru Public Library
1409 11th Street

Documentary World Premiere  1:30 p.m.


Produced by Paul Butler, Ebenim Media

Q. Why should I come to the Peru Maud Powell Arts Celebration?
A. Read"Why Maud?"

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