Leatherby Libraries honors “The Legacy of Henri Temianka” – Opening Reception is April 23

Henri Temianka

Henri Temianka

Henri Temianka
(1906 – 1992) lived an extraordinary life as a violinist, conductor, writer, and educator. From his early solo career in Europe to his work as founder of the Paganini Quartet and California Chamber Symphony, Temianka left an indelible mark on American classical music.

Now the Leatherby Libraries offers an exhibit honoring the life and achievements of this famed musician.  The exhibit, opening on Saturday, April 23 with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Malloy Performance Portico on the third floor of Leatherby Libraries, displays letters, photographs, and concert programs from Temianka’s long and varied career. The correspondence, archived by his son, Dr. Daniel Temianka, reflects his gregariousness and breadth of interests, as well as the effects of modern European history on musicians and artists, and the growth of classical music in Southern California.

The April 23 reception is generously co-sponsored by the College of Performing Arts, and will feature a performance by Chloé Tardif ’16, Chapman’s current Temianka Scholar, performing on the Henri
Temianka-Albert Saparoff Violin
.  Admission to the reception is free and open to the public.

The exhibit will be open through June 30 in the Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives, on the fourth floor of Leatherby Libraries, from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.  Admission is free and open to the public.

Mary Platt

Mary Platt is director of the Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University

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