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Reimagining Grainger Through Performance

Reimagining Grainger Through Performance

Grainger Reimagined is a three-part series of online presentations exploring the ways in which Grainger’s outputs as composer, arranger, and performer have been recast in the contemporary moment.

The second presentation in the series, "Reimagining Grainger Through Performance," will be given by noted jazz guitarist and composer James Chirillo on Thursday, February 22 at 4:00 PM (Eastern US) via Zoom. Of this presentation, Chirillo writes:

In this presentation I will introduce my Grainger Suite, which was commissioned by the US Military Academy Jazz Knights at West Point. I will speak to what was involved in integrating and translating Grainger’s Sussex Mummers’ Christmas Carol and Hill Song No. 2 to allow for improvisation in a jazz context.

Visit the "Reimagining Grainger Through Performance" event listing on our website for additional details. Follow this link to learn more about the complete Grainger Reimagined series. 

Register for the February 22 Grainger Reimagined Event

At the Home & Studio

Sunday Tour with Teresa Balough

Sunday Tour with Teresa Balough

Percy Grainger was one of the few creative voices of the 20th Century to stress the importance of the future of music. He became increasingly devoted to the development of his 'Free Music' ideals and and their implementation in the physical world through the development of the Cross-Grainger Free Music Machines.

Join us on Sunday, March 3 at 2:00 PM (Eastern US) as Grainger scholar Teresa Balough leads the next tour of the Percy Grainger Home and Studio (PGH&S), focusing on the concepts and wider implications of Grainger's Free Music. Discover how the Percy Grainger Home and Studio functioned as Grainger's creative workshop through our latest exhibition, Tone, Rhythm, Pitch: Exploring Percy Grainger’s Free Music, a showcase of Grainger’s work in Free Music through objects, images, and text. 

This event is free and open to the public. As space is limited, please follow this link to register and view additional information.

The Percy Grainger Society's events are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

Register for the March 3 Tour of the PGH&S

Membership Happenings

April Membership Meeting

Membership and Programs Committee

The January 6, 2024 Membership and Programs Committee (MPC) meeting brought great discussion and member input. The Percy Grainger Home & Studio, Percy’s residence from 1921 to 1961, will be the program year focus for the 2024-25 Members' Meetings! 

Missed the discussion? Check out the notes here

Have ideas and want to join the discussion? Save-the-date for the meeting on Thursday, April 4 at 4:00 PM (Eastern US) via Zoom. Registration is now open and available through this link to our website.

Register for the April 4 MPC Meeting

Save the Date

2024 Spring Open House

Spring Open House

Each spring, the Percy Grainger Society invites the local community to visit the Percy Grainger Home and Studio at 7 Cromwell Place in White Plains, New York. From the music room to the bedrooms and beyond, the house quietly illustrates how each Grainger family member made this space an echo of their individual interests and unique personalities. The house, built in the late 1800s, is a beloved White Plains landmark and a graceful reminder of White Plains neighborhoods from days gone by.

We are delighted to announce that pianists Łukasz and Małgorzata Wilga will be joining us for the Fourth Annual Spring Open House at the Percy Grainger Home and Studio on Sunday, April 14 at 2:00 PM (Eastern US). This exclusive event will showcase the exceptional talent of the Wilga duo in the intimate setting of Percy Grainger’s historic home. A tour of the Percy Grainger Home & Studio follows the performance. 

While the event is free and open to the public, space limitations require registration. Register here to attend. We look forward to seeing you!

Register to Attend the Spring Open House

Event Key

The Percy Grainger Society is pleased to offer both live and virtual events. You can easily determine if the events listed in this newsletter are live or virtual by the color of the registration button:

  green for live events  

  blue for virtual events. 

The Percy Grainger Society

7 Cromwell Place | White Plains, New York 10601




Our mission is to promote the work and legacy of Percy Grainger with a membership community that preserves his historic house, encourages appreciation performance of his music, and promotes a deeper understanding of the cultural, social, and economic context of his life and work.


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