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Flights of Fancy in F-Sharp

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015, 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Yelena Grinberg, speaker & pianist

C.P.E. BACH – Free Fantasia in F-sharp minor (“C.P.E. Bach’s Empfindungen“), Wq. 67 (1787)
BEETHOVEN – Piano Sonata No. 24 in F-sharp Major (“A Therese”), op. 78 (1809)
MENDELSSOHN – Fantasy in F-sharp minor (“Sonate Ecossaise”), op. 28 (1833)
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SCHUMANN – Romance in F-sharp Major, op. 28, no. 2 (1839)
SCHUMANN – Piano Sonata No. 1 in F-sharp minor (“Grosse Sonate“), op. 11 (1832-35)

Grinberg Classical Salon Series (Private Home Residence on Upper West Side)

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Flights of Fancy in F-Sharp

Sunday, January 11th, 2015, 5 p.m.

Dr. Yelena Grinberg, speaker & pianist

C.P.E. BACH – Free Fantasia in F-sharp minor (“C.P.E. Bach’s Empfindungen“), Wq. 67 (1787)
BEETHOVEN – Piano Sonata No. 24 in F-sharp Major (“A Therese”), op. 78 (1809)
MENDELSSOHN – Fantasy in F-sharp minor (“Sonate Ecossaise”), op. 28 (1833)
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SCHUMANN – Romance in F-sharp Major, op. 28, no. 2 (1839)
SCHUMANN – Piano Sonata No. 1 in F-sharp minor (“Grosse Sonate“), op. 11 (1832-35)

Grinberg Classical Salon Series (Private Home Residence on Upper West Side)

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Flights of Fancy in F-Sharp

Saturday, January 31st, 2015, 5 p.m.

Dr. Yelena Grinberg, speaker & pianist

C.P.E. BACH – Free Fantasia in F-sharp minor (“C.P.E. Bach’s Empfindungen“), Wq. 67 (1787)
BEETHOVEN – Piano Sonata No. 24 in F-sharp Major (“A Therese”), op. 78 (1809)
MENDELSSOHN – Fantasy in F-sharp minor (“Sonate Ecossaise”), op. 28 (1833)
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SCHUMANN – Romance in F-sharp Major, op. 28, no. 2 (1839)
SCHUMANN – Piano Sonata No. 1 in F-sharp minor (“Grosse Sonate“), op. 11 (1832-35)

Grinberg Classical Salon Series (Private Home Residence on Upper West Side)

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Celebrating J. S. Bach at 330

Friday, February 13th, 2015, 7 p.m.

G-Sharp Duo

Emilie-Anne Gendron, violin
Yelena Grinberg, piano

J. S. BACH – Six Sonatas for Violin and Keyboard, BWV 1014-1019

Sonata No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1014
Sonata No. 2 in A Major, BWV 1015
Sonata No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1016
Sonata No. 4 in C Minor, BWV 1017
Sonata No. 5 in F minor, BWV 1018
Sonata No. 6 in G Major, BWV 1019

Advent Lutheran Church
2504 Broadway at 93rd Street
New York, NY 10025

Admission: $25, adults / $20, students and seniors with valid ID (Cash only at the door)

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Bach’s Six Sonatas for Violin and Keyboard, BWV 1014-19

Sunday, February 15th, 2015, 5 p.m.

G-Sharp Duo

Emilie-Anne Gendron, violin
Yelena Grinberg, piano

All-BACH Program:

Sonata No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1014
Sonata No. 2 in A Major, BWV 1015
Sonata No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1016
Sonata No. 4 in C Minor, BWV 1017
Sonata No. 5 in F minor, BWV 1018
Sonata No. 6 in G Major, BWV 1019

Grinberg Classical Salon Series (Private Home on Upper West Side)

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Hungarian Rhapsodies

Sunday, March 22, 2015, 5 p.m.

G-Sharp Duo

Emilie-Anne Gendron, violin
Yelena Grinberg, piano

HAYDN – Sonata in G Major for violin and piano, Hob. XV:32 (ca. 1794)
KODALY – Adagio in C Major for violin and piano (1905)
DOHNANYI – Sonata in C-sharp minor for violin and piano, op. 21 (1911)
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BARTOK – Rhapsody No. 1 for violin and piano, Sz. 87, BB. 94 (1928)
KURTAG – Three Pieces for violin and piano, op. 14e (1971)
LISZT – Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12 in C-sharp minor, arr. for violin and piano (1850-59)

Grinberg Classical Salon Series (Private Home on Upper West Side)

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Hungarian Rhapsodies

Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 7 p.m.

G-Sharp Duo

Emilie-Anne Gendron, violin
Yelena Grinberg, piano

HAYDN – Sonata in G Major for violin and piano, Hob. XV:32 (ca. 1794)
KODALY – Adagio in C Major for violin and piano (1905)
DOHNANYI – Sonata in C-sharp minor for violin and piano, op. 21 (1911)
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BARTOK – Rhapsody No. 1 for violin and piano, Sz. 87, BB. 94 (1928)
KURTAG – Three Pieces for violin and piano, op. 14e (1971)
LISZT – Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12 in C-sharp minor, arr. for violin and piano (1850-59)

Grinberg Classical Salon Series (Private Home on Upper West Side)

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Russian Reflections

Saturday, April 18th, 2015, 5 p.m.

Michael Haas, cello
Yelena Grinberg, piano

Russian Reflections

STRAVINSKY – Suite Italienne, arranged for cello and piano (1932)
ARENSKY – Oriental Air, op. 56, no. 1, arr. for cello and piano (1892)
MEDTNER – Insomnia from 5 Poems, arr. for cello and piano (1918-20)
GLAZUNOV – Chant du Menestrel (Minstrel’s Song), op. 71 (1900)
RACHMANINOFF – Sonata in G minor for cello and piano, op.19 (1901)

Advent Lutheran Church
2504 Broadway at 93rd Street
New York, NY 10025

Admission: $25, adults / $20, students and seniors with valid ID (Cash only at the door)

 

RUSSIAN REFLECTIONS

Sunday, April 19th, 2015, 5 p.m.

Michael Haas, cello
Yelena Grinberg, piano

STRAVINSKY – Suite Italienne, arranged for cello and piano (1932)
ARENSKY – Oriental Air, op. 56, no. 1, arr. for cello and piano (1892)
MEDTNER – Insomnia from 5 Poems, arr. for cello and piano (1918-20)
GLAZUNOV – Chant du Menestrel (Minstrel’s Song), op. 71 (1900)
RACHMANINOFF – Sonata in G minor for cello and piano, op.19 (1901)

Grinberg Classical Salon Series (Private Home on Upper West Side)

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RUSSIAN REFLECTIONS

Sunday, May 10, 2015, 5 p.m.

G-Sharp Duo

Emilie-Anne Gendron, violin
Yelena Grinberg, piano

SHOSTAKOVICH – Ten Preludes for violin and piano, op. 34 (1932-33)
SCHNITTKE – Sonata No. 1 for violin and piano (1963)
AUERBACH – Selected Preludes for violin and piano (1999, rev. 2003)
MEDTNER – Sonata No. 1 in B minor for violin and piano (1909-10)

Grinberg Classical Salon Series (Private Home on Upper West Side)

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RUSSIAN REFLECTIONS

Sunday, May 31st, 2015, 5 p.m.

Michael Haas, cello
Yelena Grinberg, piano

TCHAIKOVSKY – Nocturne in D Minor, arr. for cello and piano (1873)
SHOSTAKOVICH – Sonata for cello and piano in D minor, op. 40 (1934)
SCHNITTKE – Musica Nostalgica for cello and piano (1992)
PROKOFIEV – Sonata in C Major for cello and piano, op. 119 (1949)

Grinberg Classical Salon Series (Private Home on Upper West Side)

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RUSSIAN ROMANCE

Sunday, June 7th, 2015, 5 p.m.

Patricia Sonego, soprano
Yelena Grinberg, piano

TCHAIKOVSKY – Romances from 1857-1893

Without Opus No. (1857/58?)
6 Romances, op. 6 (1869) – No. 1
Without Opus No. (1870)
6 Romances, op. 16 (1872) – Nos. 1 & 4
6 Romances, op. 28 (1875) – No. 6
7 Romances, op. 47 (1880) – No. 1
12 Romances, op. 60 (1886) – No. 4 & No. 5
6 Romances, op. 73 (1893) – No. 4

RACHMANINOFF – Romances & Poems from 1893-1916:

First Published Songs, op. 4 (1893) – No. 4
6 Romances, op. 8 (1893) – No. 5
12 Romances, op. 14 (1896) – No. 7 & 11
14 Romances, op. 34 (1912-1915) – No. 10 & 12
6 Poems, op. 38 (1916)

Grinberg Classical Salon Series (Private Residence on Upper West Side)

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RUSSIAN ROMANCE

Sunday, June 14th, 2015, 5 p.m.

Patricia Sonego, soprano
Yelena Grinberg, piano

TCHAIKOVSKY – Romances from 1857-1893

Without Opus No. (1857/58?)
6 Romances, op. 6 (1869) – No. 1
Without Opus No. (1870)
6 Romances, op. 16 (1872) – Nos. 1 & 4
6 Romances, op. 28 (1875) – No. 6
7 Romances, op. 47 (1880) – No. 1
12 Romances, op. 60 (1886) – No. 4 & No. 5
6 Romances, op. 73 (1893) – No. 4

RACHMANINOFF – Romances & Poems from 1893-1916:

First Published Songs, op. 4 (1893) – No. 4
6 Romances, op. 8 (1893) – No. 5
12 Romances, op. 14 (1896) – No. 7 & 11
14 Romances, op. 34 (1912-1915) – No. 10 & 12
6 Poems, op. 38 (1916)

Grinberg Classical Salon Series (Private Residence on Upper West Side)

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CELEBRATING J. S. BACH AT 330

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015, 7 p.m.

Dr. Yelena Grinberg, speaker & pianist

All-BACH Program:

Fifteen Inventions, BWV 772-786 (ca. 1720)
Four Duets, BWV 802-805 (1739)
French Overture in B minor, BWV 831 (1735)

Grinberg Classical Salon Series (Private Residence on Upper West Side)

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CELEBRATING J. S. BACH AT 330

Sunday, June 28th, 2015, 5 p.m.

Dr. Yelena Grinberg, speaker & pianist

All-BACH Program:

15 Inventions, BWV 772-786 (ca. 1720)
Four Duets, BWV 802-805 (1739)
Overture in the French Style, BWV 831 (1735)

Grinberg Classical Salon Series (Private Residence on Upper West Side)

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CELEBRATING J. S. BACH AT 330

Monday, July 6th, 2015, 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Yelena Grinberg, speaker & pianist

All-BACH Program:

Fifteen Inventions, BWV 772-786 (ca. 1720)
Four Duets, BWV 802-805 (1739)
French Overture in B minor, BWV 831 (1735)

Private Residence on Upper East Side

A wine-and-food reception will follow the performance

 

CELEBRATING J. S. BACH AT 330

Friday, July 17th, 2015, 7 p.m.

Dr. Yelena Grinberg, speaker & pianist

All-BACH Program:

Fifteen Inventions, BWV 772-786 (ca. 1720)
Four Duets, BWV 802-805 (1739)
French Overture in B minor, BWV 831 (1735)

Private Residence in Los Angeles, CA

A wine-and-food reception will follow the performance

 

VIENNESE CLASSICAL TRIAD

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015, 7 p.m.

Keiko Tonugawa, violin
Hamilton Berry, cello
Yelena Grinberg, piano

HAYDN – Piano Trio in G Major (“Gypsy”), Hob. XV / 25 (1795)
MOZART – Piano Trio No. 5 in C Major, K. 548 (1788)
BEETHOVEN – Piano Trio No. 7 in B-flat Major (“Archduke”), op. 97 (1811)

Grinberg Classical Salon Series (Private Residence on Upper West Side)

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VIENNESE CLASSICAL TRIAD

Sunday, August 30th, 2015, 5 p.m.

Keiko Tonugawa, violin
Hamilton Berry, cello
Yelena Grinberg, piano

HAYDN – Piano Trio in G Major (“Gypsy”), Hob. XV / 25 (1795)
MOZART – Piano Trio No. 5 in C Major, K. 548 (1788)
BEETHOVEN – Piano Trio No. 7 in B-flat Major (“Archduke”), op. 97 (1811)

Grinberg Classical Salon Series (Private Residence on Upper West Side)

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BAROQUE MASTERS

Sunday, September 13th, 2015, 5 p.m.

Dr. Yelena Grinberg, speaker & pianist

HANDEL – Chaconne in G Major, HWV 435 (1733)
SCARLATTI – Select Keyboard Sonatas (ca. 1730s)
BACH – Partita No. 4 in D Major, BWV 828 (1731)

Grinberg Classical Salon Series (Private Residence on Upper West Side)

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BAROQUE MASTERS

Friday, September 25th, 2015, 11:30 a.m.

Dr. Yelena Grinberg, speaker & pianist

HANDEL – Chaconne in G Major (1733)
SCARLATTI – Six Keyboard Sonatas (ca. 1730s)
BACH – Partita No. 4 in D Major, BWV 828 (1731)

New Jersey Institute of Technology
University Heights Newark
New Jersey 07102

 

HOMAGE TO BACH

Sunday, September 27th, 2015, 5 p.m.

Hamilton Berry, cello
Yelena Grinberg, piano

J. S. BACH – Sonata No. 2 in D Major for viola de gamba and keyboard, BWV 1028 (1720)
SCHUBERT – Sonata for Piano and Arpeggione in A minor, D. 821, arr. for cello & piano (1824)
MOSCHELES – Melodic-Contrapuntal Studies after Bach’s Well-Tempered Klavier, op. 137 (1860)
MENDELSSOHN – Sonata No. 2 in D Major for cello and piano, op. 58 (1843)

Grinberg Classical Salon Series (Private Residence on Upper West Side)

A wine-and-food reception with the guest artists will follow the performance

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HOMAGE TO BACH

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015, 7 p.m.

Hamilton Berry, cello
Yelena Grinberg, piano

J. S. BACH – Sonata No. 2 in D Major for viola de gamba and keyboard, BWV 1028 (1720)
SCHUBERT – Sonata for Piano and Arpeggione in A minor, D. 821, arr. for cello & piano (1824)
MOSCHELES – Melodic-Contrapuntal Studies after Bach’s Well-Tempered Klavier, op. 137 (1860)
MENDELSSOHN – Sonata No. 2 in D Major for cello and piano, op. 58 (1843)

Grinberg Classical Salon Series (Private Residence on Upper West Side)

A wine-and-food reception with the guest artists will follow the performance

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VIENNESE ROMANCE

Sunday, October 4th, 2015, 5 p.m.

Patricia Sonego, soprano
Yelena Grinberg, piano

Songs by Mozart, Schubert, Brahms, and Strauss

Grinberg Classical Salon Series (Private Residence on Upper West Side)

A wine-and-food reception will follow the performance

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VIENNESE ROMANCE

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015, 7 p.m.

Patricia Sonego, soprano
Yelena Grinberg, piano

Songs by Mozart, Schubert, Brahms, and Strauss

Grinberg Classical Salon Series (Private Residence on Upper West Side)

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Bach’s Six Sonatas for Violin and Keyboard, BWV 1014-19

Friday, October 16th, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

G-Sharp Duo

Emilie-Anne Gendron, violin
Yelena Grinberg, piano

All-BACH Program:

Sonata No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1014
Sonata No. 2 in A Major, BWV 1015
Sonata No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1016
Sonata No. 4 in C Minor, BWV 1017
Sonata No. 5 in F minor, BWV 1018
Sonata No. 6 in G Major, BWV 1019

Beethoven Pianos
211 West 58th Street
New York, NY 10019

Admission: $22.50 through Eventbrite / $25 at the door (cash only)

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BAROQUE MASTERS

Saturday, October 17th, 2015, 5:30 p.m.

Dr. Yelena Grinberg, speaker & pianist

HANDEL – Chaconne in G Major (1733)
SCARLATTI – Six Keyboard Sonatas (ca. 1730s)
BACH – Partita No. 4 in D Major, BWV 828 (1731)

Bagaduce Music Lending Library
New York City Benefit Concert
Summit, NJ 07901

 

A WORLD OF FANTASY

Saturday, October 24th, 2015, 4 p.m.

Anton Rist, clarinet
Edward Klorman, viola
Yelena Grinberg, piano

CLARKE – Prelude, Allegro, and Pastorale for viola and clarinet (1941)
HINDEMITH – Sonata for viola and piano, op. 11, no. 4 (1919)
SCHUMANN – Fantasiestucke for clarinet and piano, op. 73 (1849)
MOZART – Trio in E-flat Major for clarinet, viola, and piano (“Kegelstatt”), K. 498 (1786)

Grinberg Classical Salon Series (Private Residence on Upper West Side)

A wine-and-food reception will follow the performance

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A WORLD OF FANTASY

Sunday, October 25th, 2015, 5 p.m.

Anton Rist, clarinet
Edward Klorman, viola
Yelena Grinberg, piano

CLARKE – Prelude, Allegro, and Pastorale for viola and clarinet (1941)
HINDEMITH – Sonata for viola and piano, op. 11, no. 4 (1919)
SCHUMANN – Fantasiestucke for clarinet and piano, op. 73 (1849)
MOZART – Trio in E-flat Major for clarinet, viola, and piano (“Kegelstatt”), K. 498 (1786)

Grinberg Classical Salon Series (Private Residence on Upper West Side)

A wine-and-food reception will follow the performance

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BACH’S COMPLETE SONATAS FOR FLUTE AND KEYBOARD

Sunday, November 8th, 2015, 6 p.m.

Lisa Arkis, flute
Yelena Grinberg, piano

All-BACH Program:

Sonata in B minor, BWV 1030
Sonata in E-flat Major, BWV 1031
Sonata in A Major, BWV 1032
Sonata in C Major, BWV 1033
Sonata in E Minor, BWV 1034
Sonata in E Major, BWV 1035
Sonata in G minor, BWV 1036

Grinberg Classical Salon Series (Private Residence on Upper West Side)

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BACH’S COMPLETE SONATAS FOR FLUTE AND KEYBOARD

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015, 7 p.m.

Lisa Arkis, flute
Yelena Grinberg, piano

All-BACH Program:

Sonata in B minor, BWV 1030
Sonata in E-flat Major, BWV 1031
Sonata in A Major, BWV 1032
Sonata in C Major, BWV 1033
Sonata in E Minor, BWV 1034
Sonata in E Major, BWV 1035
Sonata in G minor, BWV 1036

Grinberg Classical Salon Series (Private Residence on Upper West Side)

A wine-and-food reception will follow the performance

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HOMAGE TO TCHAIKOVSKY

Saturday, November 21st, 2015, 7 p.m.

G-Sharp Duo

Emilie-Anne Gendron, violin
Yelena Grinberg, piano

TCHAIKOVSKY – Serenade Melancolique, op. 26 (1875); Humoreske, op. 10 (1870)
STRAVINSKY – Divertimento for violin and piano (1932)
MEDTNER – Canzona and Dance in C Major for violin and piano, op. 43 (1922-24)
SHOSTAKOVICH – Three Fantastic Dances, op. 5 (1920)
PROKOFIEV – Sonata No. 2 in D Major for violin and piano, op. 94bis (1943-44)

Beethoven Pianos
211 West 58th Street
New York, NY 10019

Admission: $22.50 through Eventbrite / $25 at the door (cash only)

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HOMAGE TO TCHAIKOVSKY

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015, 5 p.m.

G-Sharp Duo

Emilie-Anne Gendron, violin
Yelena Grinberg, piano

TCHAIKOVSKY – Serenade Melancolique, op. 26 (1875); Humoreske, op. 10 (1870)
STRAVINSKY – Divertimento for violin and piano (1932)
MEDTNER – Canzona and Dance in C Major for violin and piano, op. 43 (1922-24)
SHOSTAKOVICH – Three Fantastic Dances, op. 5 (1920)
PROKOFIEV – Sonata No. 2 in D Major for violin and piano, op. 94bis (1943-44)

Grinberg Classical Salon Series (Private Residence on Upper West Side)

A wine-and-food reception will follow the performance

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CELEBRATING TCHAIKOVSKY AT 175

Saturday, December 19th, 2015, 3:30 p.m.

Dr. Yelena Grinberg, speaker & pianist

All-TCHAIKOVSKY Program:

The Seasons, op. 37a (1876)
Deux Morceaux, op. 10 (1870)
Dumka, Russian rustic scene in C minor, op. 59 (1886)
The Nutcracker Suite, op. 71a (1892)

Grinberg Classical Salon Series (Private Residence on Upper West Side)

A wine-and-food reception with guest artists will follow the performance

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CELEBRATING TCHAIKOVSKY AT 175

Sunday, December 20th, 2015, 5 p.m.

Dr. Yelena Grinberg, speaker & pianist

All-TCHAIKOVSKY Program:

The Seasons, op. 37a (1876)
Deux Morceaux, op. 10 (1870)
Dumka, Russian rustic scene in C minor, op. 59 (1886)
The Nutcracker Suite, op. 71a (1892)

Grinberg Classical Salon Series (Private Residence on Upper West Side)

A wine-and-food reception with guest artists will follow the performance

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