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  • Date: October 04, 2019
  • Time: 07:30
  • Venue: Starr Center
  • Location 415 N Church St, Rockford, IL 61103

135th Birthday Celebration

On October 4th, 1884, the Mendelssohn Club was founded by Mrs. Clara Blanche Ellis Starr when she and a group of friends convened in her home on North Main Street to perform music for each other. Since then, MPAC has grown from a private club to a community performing arts center. MPAC now stands as the oldest continuously operated music organization of its kind in the United States. In celebration of MPAC’s 135th birthday, MPAC is recreating the first program of the Mendelssohn Club.

Performing musicians include:
Marilyn Cade
Martha Dahlberg
Shannon Englert
Cathy Herdeman
Elizabeth LaGrand O’Leary
Trish Rooney
Mary Tarraf

Birthday cake will be served after the program.

Admission is FREE; donations are appreciated.

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