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    • Sun, September 15, 2024
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 7 Cromwell Place, White Plains, NY 10601

    Percy Grainger’s youthful studies at the Hoch Conservatorium in Frankfurt am Main brought him into contact with a group of fellow composers that were to influence him throughout his life. The ‘Frankfurt Gang’, as this group of would-be world changers became known, comprised Grainger, Cyril Scott, Roger Quilter, Henry Balfour Gardiner, and Norman O’Neill, and their mission was to establish a new and radical English music style, in stark contrast to the prevailing German musical outlook that seemed to them to be ubiquitous. In 1907, Grainger met Frederick Delius, with whom he achieved an immediate rapport, since the two musicians had similar ideas about composition and harmony, and also shared a dislike for the classical German masters. Both were inspired by folk music; Grainger gave Delius his setting of the folk song Brigg Fair, which Delius developed into his famous orchestral rhapsody, dedicated to Grainger. This presentation will explore these collegial relationships with special reference to never-before-seen letters and documents recently discovered in the Grainger Home and Studio.

    The event is part of the ongoing series, Third Sundays. It is free and open to the public. Due to space limitations, registration is encouraged.

    Percy Grainger occupied the house at 7 Cromwell Place from 1921 until his death in 1961, using it as his home base for his world tours, practice studio and laboratory for his avant-garde musical compositions and experimental music machines. After Percy Grainger’s death in 1961, his widow Ella continued to live in the house until her passing in 1979. This historic house, built in 1893, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in April of 1993.

    Dr. Paul Jackson is a pianist, conductor, lecturer, musicologist, and education consultant, who was, for over 20 years, Director of Music and Performing Arts at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK. His publications include contributions to The New Percy Grainger Companion (2010), to Grainger Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal (2012) and to John Ruskin and Nineteenth-Century Education (2018). He is editor of The Grainger Journal and President of the Percy Grainger Society.

Past events

Fri, July 12, 2024 Annual Members' Meeting – Just after Percy's Birthday
Thu, May 16, 2024 Reimagining Grainger Through Composition
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

7 Cromwell Place, White Plains, NY 10601


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