Feature of Note

The Percy Grainger Society's 2023-24 Program Year is planned around the theme of Grainger ReimaginedEach of three members' meetings will discuss Grainger's lasting influence today as Arranger, Performer, and Composer. 

Learn More About Grainger Reimagined

Membership Happenings

Membership and Programs Committee Meeting Saturday, September 9 at 11 am (EST)

Membership & Programs Committee

Reminder: the next meeting of the Membership and Programs Committee (MPC) is scheduled for Saturday, September 9, 2023 at 11 am EST via Zoom. MPC Chair Bill Garlette will continue the discussion of potential projects that explore Percy Grainger’s life, music, and connections to those who have significantly contributed to the advancement of Grainger's legacy.

As always, the MPC Chair is happy to discuss any aspect of the Membership and Programs Committee before or after the meeting. Email Bill Garlette at with any questions. View additional information by following this link to the event listing on the PGS website. Registration for this virtual meeting is recommended.

Register for the September 9th Virtual Meeting

September Events Galore!

New Exhibit at the Percy Grainger Home & Studio

September 14 Exhibit Opening

We are delighted to invite you to the grand opening of an extraordinary new exhibit, "Tone Rhythm Pitch: Exploring Percy Grainger's Free Music," at the Percy Grainger Home & Studio. This event will take place on Thursday, September 14, from 5 to 7 pm, at 7 Cromwell Place, White Plains, NY.

Drawing inspiration from the sounds of nature, Grainger's lifetime passion was Free Music. Through a carefully curated collection of original photos, artifacts, and displays, we aim to transport you into the mind of this musical genius as he explored his vision of music for the future.

Special guests for the evening include Dr. Paul Jackson, Percy Grainger Society President, who will be visiting White Plains for the week, and the West Point Academy Clarinet Quartet, paying homage to Grainger with a performance at 6:30 pm.

If you are in the NYC area, we'd love to see you. Please register to ensure your place at the event! 

Register for the September 14th Exhibit Opening

Save the Date

Book Launch: Till Life Become Fire  

Till Life Become Fire Cover

Join Percy Grainger Society President Paul Jackson in conversation with author Terry Balough via Zoom on September 15 at 5 pm EST for the launch of her new biography, The Life and Work of Percy Aldridge Grainger: Till Life Become Fire.

Author Teresa R. Balough, an adjunct professor of music history at Eastern Connecticut State University, has been studying the life and work of Percy Grainger for many years, since the publication of her Complete Catalogue of the Works of Percy Grainger in 1975. 

Register for the Virtual Book Launch

Volunteer Spotlight 

September Third Sundays Tour Features Free Music Exhibit  

Third Sundays_Grainger's Free Music Machine

We are pleased to announce that Percy Grainger Society President, Dr. Paul Jackson, will be leading the next Third Sunday tour of the Percy Grainger Home and Studio on September 17, 2023 at 2 pm EST. The tour will focus on Grainger's approach to Free Music and offer visitors the opportunity to view the newly-conserved Gliding Tones on Whistle, Notes on Recorders machine, one of only two remaining examples of Grainger's Free Music machines. This event is free and open to the public, but due to space limitations, registration is encouraged. 

Register for Percy Grainger & Free Music Machine Tour

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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