What is the Maud Powell Festival

Maud Powell was a legendary violinist born in Peru, Illinois and grew up in Aurora, Illinois in the late 19th century who became known worldwide for her virtuosity. The Maud Powell Music Festival celebrates her pioneering spirit and artistic vision and is now entering its 21st season. It has grown from a one day celebration to a summer long series of fine arts events ranging from folk music to opera and ballet performances. The Maud Powell Music Festival presents artists from around the world.
Artists from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Colorado, Wisconsin, Georgia, Ohio, Utah, California, Pennsylvania, New York, Brazil, Israel, Japan, Taiwan and Italy have graced the stages, church sanctuaries, and outdoor venues to perform for audiences of the Maud Powell Music Festival.