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Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday

With a $15,000 goal (and a 1:1 match, doubling your contribution) the Society continues its tradition of celebrating Giving Tuesday.

Read more about this year's campaign--staring soon--here.

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Volunteer Spotlight 

Take Your Group on a Tour

MWE Tour

Above: Members of the Manhattan Wind Ensemble on the steps of the Grainger Home and Studio at 7 Cromwell Place in White Plains, New York. 

Planning to travel to New York with a group? Consider adding a tour of the Percy Grainger Home & Studio to your itinerary! A visit to the Home & Studio at 7 Cromwell Place in White Plains, Grainger's residence for forty years, provides the opportunity to envision Grainger's life as you walk through his home.

Several groups of musicians have toured the home this fall, including our most recent visitors from the Manhattan Wind Ensemble (MWE), pictured above. Our Museum Coordinator, Anne Ocone, led the MWE members' tour, noting, "I always enjoy taking musicians through the house -- they bring a musician's perspective, are familiar with Grainger's work, and ask terrific questions!" 

In addition to the regular collection of items at the home, the Free Music Machine Exhibit may also be viewed from now through March 6, 2024. Follow this link to learn more about arranging a tour of the Grainger Home & Studio!

Membership Happenings

Grainger Reimagined: Arrangement

Grainger Reimagined: Arrangement

We are grateful to Percy Grainger Society board member Professor Chalon Ragsdale for the first presentation in our Grainger Reimagined series. Here is a summary of the presentation. 

Prof. Ragsdale's slide deck is here.

Members may sign in and view the entire presentation here.  Among the many interesting music examples included was Prof. Ragsdale's percussion arrangement of Grainger's Shepherd's Hey for 8 Players on 5 Marimbas, 2 Vibraphones, Xylophone, and Orchestra Bells. It was performed by the University of Arkansas Percussion Ensemble and may be be viewed with the presentation. 

Save the Date

November 19: Free Music Exhibition

Free Music Exhibit Opening 1

We invite you to join us on November 19 from 2 pm - 4 pm for the next Third Sundays tour of the Grainger Home at Studio. Come view our new exhibit! Meet the curators! Discover how the Percy Grainger Home and Studio functioned as a creative workshop! 

The exhibition, Tone, Rhythm, Pitch: Exploring Percy Grainger’s Free Music, introduces Grainger’s work in Free Music and demonstrates, through objects, images and text, how the White Plains home was an active creative work space.

After a short overview, visitors will be free to view the exhibition at their own pace and tour the first floor of the historic home. The curators, Anne Ocone and Stewart Lee, will be available to answer questions and elaborate on how the exhibit developed.

The event is free and open to the public. Due to space limitations, registration is encouraged.

Register for the November 19 Tour
Free Music Exhibit Opening 1

Above: Curators Stewart Lee (far left) and Anne Ocone (far right) fielding questions from a visitor during the Free Music exhibit grand opening in September.

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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