This event, as part of APH’s “Bards and Storytellers” annual arts, folklore, and performance series, celebrates the historical traditions of entertainers with vision loss. Attendees will not only have a chance to enjoy Von Paradis’s music, but will have the opportunity to learn about the personal events and forces that shaped her career.
The program is for all ages, but best for adults and older children. Space is limited, so please make reservations by September 14 by calling (502) 899-2213 or sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Louisville musicians Barbara Henning and Adelle LeJeune will perform several of Von Paradis’s works:
• The Sicilienne, a Piano/Violin Duet, and Maria’s best known work. Most often performed by pianists, the composition has been adapted, here, for violin and piano.
• Two lieder, with piano accompaniment: Morganlied Eines Armen Mannes (Morning Song of a Poor Man) and Das Gartnerliedchen (the Gardener)
• Fantasie in G, in six movements, a piano solo.
Violinist Barbara Henning has been a professional musician since the early 1990s. She is a graduate of the Kentucky School for the Blind and the University of Louisville School of Music where she received a Bachelor of Arts in performance. She is cantor for St. Leonard Church and violinist at Holy Spirit Church in Louisville.
Adelle LeJeune frequently performs at area churches and events. She has a degree in music therapy/piano from Loyola University in New Orleans and was pianist for the Kentucky School for the Blind Generations Choir.