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Percy Grainger  

Celebrating his Life and Work


"The worth of my music will never be guessed or its value to mankind felt until the approach to it is consciously undertaken as a pilgrimage to sorrows."

-Percy Grainger

our mission

Percy Grainger America Inc. is engaged in an ongoing re-creation of the life and times of Australian composer Percy Grainger during his forty years in America (1921 to 1961). To this end Percy Grainger America Inc. has rededicated Grainger’s historic landmark home at 7 Cromwell Place in White Plains, New York as a living time capsule that exhibits how an internationally famous, radically inventive creative artist (and his wife, Ella Viola Strom, also an artist) lived and worked as "different drummers" in twentieth century America. The Graingers' home, long a destination for a worldwide stream of visiting musicians, now reemerges as a fascinating storybook world for a larger cultural public.

about percy grainger

Percy Grainger was a man of many seasons — not only a composer and pianist but a musical folklorist, wind band arranger, polyglot, watercolorist, early music expert, clothing designer, prodigious letter writer, essayist, and philosophical thinker. His popular works like Country Gardens and Molly on the Shore were best sellers of the early twentieth-century music world, while his experiments in avant-garde music anticipated many artistic developments in the later twentieth century and beyond. Today his music is performed even more widely than during his lifetime.     Learn more... 

Of Interest   

Callum McLachlan, one of Britain's most acclaimed young pianists, will perform works by Percy Grainger for the April 7, 2019 concert with the Scarsdale Congregational Church Concert Series. 

Callum McLachlan has gained international attention in some prestigious piano competitions, as well as performing in various concert halls in the U.K. and abroad. Callum has a very eclectic repertoire for his young age, and for his SCC recital he will feature some gems by the legendary Australian-born composer-pianist Percy Grainger, who resided in White Plains for over 40 years.

Upcoming events

Of Interest

The Music Conservatory of Westchester announces four in-depth musical experiences as its new Musical Masters Lecture Series begins on Sundays at 2 PM during spring 2019. 

Sunday, March 3 – “The World of Chamber Music: Rational (and Irrational) Conversations” with Michael Boriskin, Artistic Director of Copland House

Sunday, March 31 – “Brazilian Jazz: From Samba to American Standards” with Mark Morganelli, Artistic Director of Jazz Forum

Sunday, April 28 – “Musical Storytelling: The Poetry Behind Piano Masterpieces” with acclaimed concert pianist Andrew Armstrong

Sunday, May 19 – “Film Music: Groundbreaking Director/Composer Collaborations” with Peabody Award-winning Broadcaster & Producer and WQXR radio host Elliott Forrest

"My art sets out to celebrate the beauty of bravery."        

                                       -Percy Grainger

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Office: (914) 281-1610



7 Cromwell Place

White Plains, NY  10601

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