Have Violin, Will Travel — The Louis Persinger Story
Presentation and book signing
November 8, 6:30 PM
Lincoln Library Carnegie Room
326 S 7th St, Springfield, IL 62701
Both Susan Dana and Louis Persinger loved music. Louis expressed his talents through the violin. Susan expressed her love of the arts, in part, by including spaces for musical performances in her Frank Lloyd Wright designed home.
Have Violin, Will Travel-The Louis Persinger Story offers a journey with Raymond and Pam Bruzan as they explore the places and people who contributed to the life of violin virtuoso Louis Humphrey Persinger. Born in the Central Illinois village of Rochester in 1887, Louis became the pride of his hometown as his international fame soared even before he graduated from Germany’s Leipzig Conservatory of Music.
Persinger’s acclaimed performing career in Europe and America was followed by a notable career teaching violin students, including child prodigies Yehudi Menuhin, Ruggiero Ricci, Isaac Stern, and Camilla Wicks. He taught three decades as professor of music at The Juilliard School in New York City.
Sponsored by the Dana-Thomas House Foundation, this event is free of charge and open to the public.