The untitled Maud Powell project features five new works for solo violin inspired by and dedicated to violinist Maud Powell. The works, commissioned by violinist Megan Healy and written by American female composers Lauren Bernofsky, Elisabeth Blair, Stephanie Ann Boyd, Jessica Meyer, and Hilary Purrington, will be premiered and professionally recorded in the Summer of 2020. The works will be performed in a variety of contexts, including solo violin recitals, lecture recitals, and outreach performances with dancers from Life/Art Dance ensemble for children and underprivileged senior citizens in Archdiocese of Denver housing.
"Megan Healy's visionary project carries forward the vital legacy of the American violinist Maud Powell (1867-1920), who was a powerful advocate for women composers and violinists at a time when the musical genius of women was commonly suppressed. The dedication to Maud Powell of solo violin works by these five women composers is a vibrant testament to Maud Powell's inspiring life-long service to the violin, music and humanity and her commitment to opening opportunities for women to fulfill their artistic dreams." --Karen Shaffer, President, the Maud Powell Society
Your donation will support: commissioning costs, recording costs, licensing fees, recording label fees, performance and travel costs.
Every $25 donation will receive a completed CD after submission to recording labels. Every $500 donation will be entitled to a performance of the program at a venue of your choice.
Learn more about the project and view updates at: Megan Healy Music.com