Maud Powell
Arts Celebration
in Peru, Illinois

Friday and Saturday
August 19 & 20, 2016
riday Evening, August 19


Maud Powell Plaza
1701 Fourth Street, Peru
The Peru Municipal Band Concert

6:30 p.m.       Student Bands and Vocal Groups
        Directed by Kevin Kramer & Sarah Arter of Music Suite 408, Peru

7:30 p.m.
Complimentary Birthday Cake celebrating Maud Powell's
149th Birthday!  Born in Peru, Illinois, August 22, 1867.

Performances showcasing local talent!

Saturday, August 20
Peru Municipal Building
1901 Fourth Street, Peru

9:00 a.m. - 11:30   Performances by area music students
                                      studying voice, piano, strings, and flute.

        11:30      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

1:00 - 3:00    Instrument Experience  -- hands on with stringed
                              Music teachers will be on hand to assist children and adults

1:30-2:00      Live performance by The Butler Family
                               -- Aelsa, Elliott, and Robin Butler, violin, cello and flute,
                               a family trio performing classical and contemporary pieces.

         2:00-2:30      Live performance by Sarah Arter, Irish fiddle.

Saturday Evening
Peru Municipal Building parking lot (Parkside 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. 
         Background music provided by the Illinois Valley Flute Ensemble.

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Free Open Air Concert
Warren Moulton, Master of Ceremonies and
                        vocalist of "The Other Three Tenors" with Gabriella Scanu

Presenting --
Harmony Guaranteed -- Barbershop Quartet featuring Jim Waldorf

                The David Hoffman Jazz Quartet

Violinist Kailee McGillis

                The Dance Center Dancers with the Illinois Valley Flute Ensemble

Art Exhibit & Sale -- Featuring works of Angie Cornelius
-- Saturday 9:30-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 Maud Powell Arts Celebration 2016 is sponsored by the City of Peru



Special Presentation 
Saturday afternoon,
August 20, 2016  
Peru Public Library
Children & Adults are invited to have a hands-on experience with string instruments.  Local music educators will assist visitors of all ages.

Live Performance by SARAH ARTER, Irish Fiddle 2:00-2:30 p.m.

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

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