Paul Jackson, Grainger Society President and Grainger Journal Editor, will be delivering a paper entitled Lines of Beauty: The Development of Graphic Notation in the Music of Percy Grainger at the 2023 Grainger Symposium: New Media and Old Archives. The schedule is here.
PGS member Teresa R. Balough will be delivering a paper entitled The Wider Implications of Percy Grainger’s ‘Free Music’ at the 2023 Grainger Symposium: New Media and Old Archives. The schedule is here.
PGS student member Katherine Pittman will be delivering a paper entitled Hearing Queer Hybridity in Percy Grainger’s Experimental Instruments at the 2023 Grainger Symposium: New Media and Old Archives. The schedule is here.
Gramophone Magazine's The Best Classical Music Albums of 2023 (So Far) features Mythes, by violinist James Ehnes and pianist Andrew Armstrong, includes a performance of Molly on the Shore.
Congratulations to Dana Paul Perna, Grainger Society member and Recording Secretary Emeritus, on the fifth anniversary of his podcasts with Moog 1 Radio. Dana always manages to do a musical tribute to Percy Grainger on Grainger's July 8 birthday.
Teresa Balough, Grainger Society member and frequent contributor to The Grainger Journal, has written a new biography, The Life and Work of Percy Aldridge Grainger: Till Life Become Fire, available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Grainger Society President Paul Jackson will discuss the book from the Percy Grainger Home & Studio with the author on Friday, September 15, Time: TBD, via Zoom (link is here. )
Congratulations to Grainger Society member (house visitor, and Lincolnshire Posy panel member) Dr. Timothy Rhea on Texas A&M Wind Symphony's April 30, 2023 performance of Lincolnshire Posy. See the performance here.
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.
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.
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.
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.