ANTONIA - A PORTRAIT OF THE WOMAN is a documentary about the symphony conductor, Antonia Brico, including her struggle against gender bias in her profession. The film was directed by Judy Collins and Jill Godmilow and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.
April 5, 2018 at 6:30pm Gail Borden Public Library Admission is free
OUR MAUD POWELL: AMERICA’S FIRST GREAT VIOLINIST
A new documentary (2017) about extraordinary American violinist and musician, Maud Powell - featuring interviews with Karen Shaffer, author of the biography “Maud Powell: Pioneer American Violinist”; Rachel Barton Pine, violinist and a longtime champion of Powell
April 12, 2018 at 6:30pm Gail Borden Public Library Admission is free *Sponsored by Gwen Gage
RACHEL BARTON PINE: A TRIBUTE TO MAUD POWELL
Monday, April 16th, 7:30pm Herrick Chapel, Judson University
To join musical organizations across the country in celebrating the 150th anniversary of Maud Powell, internationally acclaimed concert violinist Rachel Barton Pine returns to Elgin in a special recital dedicated to the female violin virtuoso. Striking, charismatic, and boundary-defying, Rachel’s dazzling playing and infectious joy in music making are what have led her to the top echelon of musicians in the world, and her dedication to the legacy of Maud Powell makes her a true leader in her field.
A TRIBUTE TO MARGARET HILLIS April 19, 2018 at 6:30pm Gail Borden Public Library Admission is free
Join us for a lively discussion that pays tribute to former Elgin Symphony Orchestra music director, Margaret Hillis.