Grinberg Classical Salon Series

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Dear Friends!

I am thrilled to be hosting the 6th year – and 11th Season! – of the Grinberg Classical Salon Series on New York’s Upper West Side, in revival of the old and elegant European tradition of Hausmusik.

This Spring 2019 Season, I am thrilled to curate a series of unique salons in celebration of some of the greatest Russian composers, including the notable Soviet composer of Polish-Jewish origin, Mieczyslaw Weinberg (1919-1996) who turns 100 this year!

I kick off the Season on Sunday, January 13th, 2019, at 5 p.m. & Wednesday, January 16th, 2019, at 7 p.m. and on Sunday, February 10th, 2019, at 5 p.m. & Wednesday, February 13th, 2019, at 7 p.m. – with a two-part solo lecture-performance, Bach: English Suites I & II, showcasing all six of Bach’s magnificent English Suites, BWV 806-811 (ca. 1720) alongside his rarely-heard, youthful Suite in F minor, BWV 823 (ca. 1715) and Suite in A minor, BWV 818 (ca. 1705). On Sunday, February 24th, is one-of-a-kind Music for Clarinet, Bassoon, and Piano, which will include Beethoven’s exuberant Trio in B-flat Major and Glinka’s impassioned Trio Pathetique. On Saturday, March 9th, at 5 p.m., Sunday, March 10th, at 6 p.m. and Wednesday, March 13th, at 7 p.m. enjoy the Russian Masterworks for Cello and Piano I, for which I will be joined by a terrific Russian-American cellist, Andrey Tchekmazov, followed by a thematic program of Russian Reflections I with violinist Emilie-Anne Gendron, as part of our G-Sharp Duo, on Saturday, March 23rd, at 5 p.m. and Sunday, March 24th, at 5 p.m. On Sunday, April 7th, at 5 p.m. and Wednesday, April 24th, at 7 p.m. I invite you to a special tribute to Weinberg and His World with the fabulous flutist, Jessica Taskov, featuring works by Mendelssohn, Mahler, Prokofiev, Shostakovich, and Weinberg, followed by Russian Reflections II with violinist Emilie-Anne Gendron on Sunday, April 14th, at 5 p.m. On Sunday, May 4th, at 5 p.m. and Wednesday, May 8th, at 7 p.m., don’t miss the Russian Masterworks for Cello and Piano II with cellist, Valeriya Sholokhova, and, on Sunday, May 19th, at 5 p.m. and Wednesday, May 22nd, at 7 p.m., enjoy the sparkling showcase of the Russian Jewels for piano four-hands. On Sunday, June 2nd, at 5 p.m. & Wednesday, June 5th, at 7 p.m., I am excited to present a one-of-a-kind program of Russian Rarities for flute, viola, and piano, featuring never-heard trios by Weinberg and Nikolaeva, alongside Schnittke’s Neo-Baroque Suite in the Old Style for flute and piano and Anton Rubinstein’s volcanic Viola Sonata in F minor. The Season will come to a close with the glorious Russian Piano Trios by Rachmaninoff, Arensky, and Tchaikovsky on Wednesday, June 19th, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, June 23rd, at 5 p.m. 

Looking forward to seeing you at these not-to-be-missed salons!

With best wishes for a healthy, happy, and musically inspiring year,

Dr. Yelena Grinberg, founder and the artistic director of Grinberg Classical Salon Series

PS: To be added to the salon email guestlist and / or to be considered to perform in the Grinberg Classical Salon Series, please contact Dr. Yelena Grinberg at or sign up here.


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Wednesday, June 19th, 2019, at 7 p.m.
Sunday, June 23rd, 2019, at 5 p.m.
Thursday, June 27th, 2019, at 7 p.m.

Eric Silberger, violin
Valeriya Sholokhova, cello
Yelena Grinberg, piano

MYASKOVSKY – Cello Sonata No. 1 in D Major, op. 12 (1911)
RACHMANINOFF – Trio elegiaque No. 1 in G minor (1892)
TCHAIKOVSKY – Valse-Scherzo for violin and piano, op. 34 (1877)

ARENSKY – Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, op. 32 (1894)

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