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Upcoming events

    • Thu, May 16, 2024
    • 4:00 PM
    • Virtual via Zoom

    Grainger Reimagined explores the ways in which Grainger’s outputs as composer, arranger, and performer have been recast in the contemporary moment. Such reimaginings as Alright Jack, Home Service’s folk rock version of Lincolnshire Posy, George Shearing and Mel Tormé’s lounge jazz-inflected performance of Brigg Fair, and experimental composer Jon Rose’s Perks and Skeleton in the Museum have all continued to facilitate the crossing of musical borders, enabling and promoting cross-genre music making, and acting as a refreshing alternative to prevailing musical discourses.

    Each of the three online presentations in the series is given by leading musical practitioners who will explore their individual responses to Grainger’s influence in the fields of arrangement, performance and composition. Further information about the series can be found here.

    The third presentation in the series is given by  composer Michael Markowski. Of this presentation, Reimagining Grainger Through Composing, Michael Markowski writes:

    In this presentation I will explore Grainger’s love for folk songs and share how his philosophies have affected his own compositions. In particular, we will take a deep dive into Desert Sage, a four-movement suite inspired by field recordings of early American “cowboy songs.”

    Michael Markowski has received commissions from a number of organizations, including the College Band Directors National association, the Consortium for the Advancement of Wind Band Literature, the Lesbian and Gay Band Association, the Durham Medical Orchestra, and the Florida College Music Educators Association. His music has been performed around the world, and by such groups as the United States Air Force bands, the United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own”, the Phoenix Symphony, the Memphis Symphony, and the Arizona Musicfest Symphony Orchestra.

Past events

Sun, April 14, 2024 2024 Spring Open House
Thu, April 04, 2024 Membership and Programs Committee
Sun, March 03, 2024 The Wider Implications of Percy Grainger’s ‘Free Music’
Thu, February 22, 2024 Reimagining Grainger Through Performance
Sat, January 06, 2024 Membership and Programs Committee
Tue, November 28, 2023 Giving Tuesday – Celebrate the Legacy!
Sun, November 19, 2023 Exploring Percy Grainger's Free Music: Third Sundays
Thu, October 26, 2023 Reimagining Grainger Through Arrangement
Sun, September 17, 2023 Free Music Machine: Third Sundays Focus Tour
Fri, September 15, 2023 Book Launch: Till Life Become Fire
Thu, September 14, 2023 Tone Rhythm Pitch: Exploring Percy Grainger's Free Music
Sat, September 09, 2023 Membership and Programs Committee
Sun, July 16, 2023 Frederick Fennell Visits 7 Cromwell: Third Sundays Focus Tour
Sat, July 08, 2023 Annual Members' Meeting-It's Percy's Birthday
Fri, June 30, 2023 Performing Grainger's Choral Music
Sat, June 10, 2023 Second Seating: The JUNGLE BOOK, an immersive reading of Rudyard Kipling's famous story
Sat, June 10, 2023 The Grainger Society's Future: Membership and Programs Committee
Sat, June 10, 2023 The JUNGLE BOOK, an immersive reading of Rudyard Kipling's famous story (first seating)
Sun, April 16, 2023 Spring Open House
Sat, March 11, 2023 Meeting: Membership and Programs Committee
Fri, February 24, 2023 Grainger for Choirs: An Introduction
Sun, February 19, 2023 Third Sundays: Focus Tour
Sat, January 21, 2023 Volunteer Orientation
Sat, October 22, 2022 Meeting: Membership and Programs Committee
Fri, August 19, 2022 Roundtable Rambles
Fri, July 08, 2022 Momentum 2022-23: The PGS Annual Members' Meeting
Fri, May 06, 2022 The Folksongs of Lincolnshire Posy
Sun, April 10, 2022 Spring Open House
Fri, February 11, 2022 Col. Jason K. Fettig: A Ramble with Grainger
Sun, November 14, 2021 WSW Concert: A Salute to Percy Grainger
Thu, September 16, 2021 Grainger Library of Sampled Sounds ("GLOSS")
Thu, July 08, 2021 2021 Annual Members' Meeting
Sun, June 13, 2021 Percy Grainger Home and Studio: Garden Tour and Art Exhibition Opening
Thu, March 18, 2021 Who is Ycrep Regniarg?
Fri, August 14, 2020 Performing Percy Grainger: A Conversation with Sir Andrew Davis
Sun, May 17, 2020 William Wielgus Facebook Recital
Mon, May 13, 2019 Ella Viola Ström and the Slade School of Art
Sun, May 12, 2019 A Musical Prodigy in Melbourne 1887-1895, An illustrated recital by Penelope Thwaites
Sat, May 11, 2019 Percy Grainger's Time in Springfield Missouri
Sun, May 05, 2019 Percy & Friends: Music by Percy Grainger and His Contemporaries
Sun, May 13, 2018 Grainger, Grieg and Folksong
Sun, May 06, 2018 Percy Grainger and his Composer Colleagues
Fri, May 04, 2018 In Dahomey — A Discussion
Thu, May 03, 2018 Percy Grainger--Only Connect
Wed, May 02, 2018 Percy Grainger Piano Mini-Festival
Sun, April 29, 2018 Percy Grainger: A Modern Leonardo?
Fri, May 12, 2017 Historic House Dedication

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