You are invited to submit Items of Interest to Membership Chair, Bill Garlette at email@example.com.
An Items of Interest Calendar is in the planning stages.
Longtime Grainger Society member Donna Amoto has sent the livestream to a April 1, 2023 performance of The Power of Rome in the Christian Heart performance by the Carnegie Mellon Wind Ensemble.
David J. Miller has edited and re-mastered the video from his visit to White Plains with our 2018 Spring Lecture Series. His discussion with Barry Peter Ould explores In Dahomey: Cakewalk Smasher.
Throughout 2022 the Society celebrated the 85th Anniversary of Lincolnshire Posy. Our thanks to panelist and PGS member Timothy Rhea for providing a copy of the Harry Befgian's 1994 Midwest Clinic presentation on Lincolnshire Posy. Part one here. Part two here.
Bill Garlette has compiled a list of sources and resources pertaining to Grainger's folk song collecting entitled Grainger and Folk Songs.
Anthony O’Toole has posted a YouTube presentation, Score Study Episode #39: The Power of Rome & the Christian Heart. The video includes the history of the composition, as well as an analysis.
Bill Garlette, PGS Board member and Conductor & Music Director of the Chesapeake Bay Wind Ensemble, will direct A Grainger Tribute: In Commemoration of Percy Aldridge Grainger, on February 26 at 7:30 PM (eastern US) at the Peebles Theatre, Christopher Newport University, VA. The program for the concert is available here.
Percy Grainger Society, Recording Secretary Emeritus, Dana Paul Perna, reviews the CD Sparre Olsen: Complete Piano Music, Øyvind Aase, piano, Toccata Classics CD TOCC 0584. Read the review here.
Percy Grainger Society President, Paul Jackson, discusses the Musical Friendship between Grainger and Delius, in conversation with pianist Penelope Thwaites, on behalf of the Delius Society.
Dana Paul Perna, our Board Member Emeritus, presents his weekly Power Hour Show every Friday at noon and 6 pm (US Eastern) here. Dana, great podcast—you're killing it! See all of Dana's podcasts, many concerning Percy Grainger and his students, at the link above.
Congratulations to Terry Balough and Kay Dreyfus on their publication of Distant Dreams: The Correspondence of Percy Grainger and Burnett Cross, 1946-1960.
Our thanks to Bill Garlette for assembling, organizing and contributing 2021– A Percy Grainger Commemoration to the Association of Concert Bands Journal (a great list of music)!
Check out this live performance of The Merry King by Grainger Board Member, Paul Jackson.
See our interview with eminent conductor, Sir Andrew Davis.
New York State Archives Magazine article about Percy Grainger's Free Music Machines by Paul Jackson and Susan Colson.
Percy Grainger's compositions and arrangements will be featured by Westchester Symphonic Winds in November of 2021 at the Tarrytown Music Hall. We are grateful for the attention and support of Curt Ebersole, Music Director.
The Percy Grainger Wind Band Festival was scheduled for April 9-10, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois.
In June, 2020, Percy Grainger was featured by The Sembrich in their virtual series 20/20: Virtual Visionaries.
On June 13, 2020, Interlochen Public Radio, featured a selection by Percy Grainger, noting Grainger's time as a teacher at Interlochen.
Congratulations to the National Wind Band of Israel (ages 15–18) for performing its summer 2019 concert in the renowned Jerusalem Theatre, the Henry Crown Concert Hall, under the baton of Samuel Gal Alterovich, conductor. Here is their beautiful performance of Irish Tune from County Derry and Shepherd's Hey. Let us hope that more live performances can take place as COVID allows.