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Legacy Of Maud Powell To Be Celebrated - Brevard, NC


June 22, 2017

Courtesy photo

Violinist Maud Powell photographed at home in 1917. An autographed photo from her friend Jean Sibelius, whose violin concerto she premiered in America, is above her. Sibelius held Powell in high regard for her courage in championing the concerto that bewildered critics. (Courtesy photo by The Maud Powell Society)

When we think of pioneers, images come to mind of men conquering frozen wastes, inventing airplanes, computers, the telephone or exploring science in ways that improve life for all of us.

Rarely do we consider pioneers in classical music, and even more rarely do we acknowledge women whose ground-breaking contributions changed the face of music.

On Wednesday, June 28, the legacy of the great pioneering American violinist Maud Powell will be brought to life as part of the Brevard Music Center's 2017 season.

BMC is presenting a chamber music concert in honor of the 150th anniversary of Po...

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