On August 22, 2017, we will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of the extraordinary American violinist and musician Maud Powell. As part of the celebration, a sixty-minute documentary about her life—entitled Our Maud Powellproduced by Paul Butler of Ebenim Media—will premiere on Saturday, August 19, in Powell’s Illinois hometown at the Peru Public Library.

Several individuals were interviewed for the film, including Karen Shaffer, author of the biography Maud Powell: Pioneer American Violinist; Rachel Barton Pine, violinist and a longtime champion of Powell’s; and Frank Villella, director of archives for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. To see excerpts from these interviews, click here.

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