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Percy Grainger  

Celebrating his Life and Work


"I have as much to learn from CHINESE or zulu music as from  Schönberg  or Scarlatti.

i feel that Genius is everywhere  "

-Percy Grainger

August 23, 1916

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

SAVE THE DATE: August 3, 2019 at 8:00 pm

You are cordially invited to attend an outdoor concert in celebration of the Bicentennial of Walt Whitman’s birth.

LOCATION: Heckscher Park, Huntington, Long Island, New York (not far from Whitman’s actual birthplace) 

The concert will include, and feature the World Premiere performance of A Walt Whitman Reader by Dana Paul Perna to be performed by acclaimed bass-baritone, Robert Osborne, accompanied by renowned pianist, Jeffrey Biegel.

Suggestions: 1) bring something to sit on, and 2) hydration is also recommended. (Please note that weather conditions can neither be determined, nor controlled).

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

                                       -Percy Grainger

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(914) 281-1610


7 Cromwell Place

White Plains, NY  10601

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