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Bards and Storytellers Celebrate Maria Theresia Von Paradis on September 15th

The Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind at 1839 Frankfurt Avenue will be presenting their Bards and Storytellers FREE celebration of Maria Theresia Von Paradis on September 15th from 11am until 12:30pm. Bards and Storytellers is an APH annual arts, folklore and performance series that celebrates the historical traditions of entertainers with vision loss.

Maria Theresia von Paradis

Maria Theresia Von Paradis was an Austrian performer, composer and teacher of contemporary Mozart and was blind by the age of 3. Though not well known today, Von Paradis was a renowned performer in the eighteenth century who overcame her disabilities to amaze any who saw her perform. ??Louisville musician Barbara Henning, a graduate of the Kentucky School for the Blind and Adele LeJeune, who has a degree in music therapy, will perform the following Von Paradis compositions -

  • The Sicilienne, a piano/violin duet.
  • 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.

American Printing House for the Blind in Louisville

The September 15th Bards and Storytellers series is a free family-targeted event meant to encourage and inspire those with and without disabilities.  You and your family are sure to be moved by the tales of this inspirational blind composer and her amazing music.

To learn more about other great events in the area, please visit Louisville Homes.

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