Maud Powell, violinist, suffragette, role model

As Maud Powell in 1888 completed her tour of the western U.S., her fame here and abroad had grown to enormous proportions.

In 1889, Powell played the U.S. premiere of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D major with the New York Symphony Orchestra. Next she would perform in the first American Composers Concert and then go on to tour Germany and Austria with the U.S. Arion Society. Upon returning to America, Powell gave a private performance of the Dvorak Violin Concerto for the composer, Antonin Dvorak. The following year she performed with the Exposition Orchestra at the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago.

The year 1904 was one that brought both sadness and joy. Her father, who had been named superintendent of schools in Washington, D.C. in 1885, died. But there was happiness when Powell married H. Godfrey Turner. She then made New York her home. &nbsp;&nbsp;<ahref=""><spanstyl... 13px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">To view more, please log in or subscribe to the digital edition.</span></a></p>