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.


Yelena Grinberg Rescues Rare Classical Treasures from ObscurityNew York Music Daily – June 4th, 2019

Live from the Living Room  – West Side Spirit – February 4th, 2015






Sunday, July 28th, 2019, at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, July 31st, 2019, at 7 p.m.


VIVALDI – Concerto in C Major for mandolin and keyboard, RV 425 (1725) 
BACH – Partita in B minor, BWV 1002 (ca. 1720)
TELEMANN – Sonata No. 4 in A Major for mandolin and continuo (1733)
SCARLATTI – Sonata in D minor, K. 89 & Sonata in G Major, K. 91 (ca. 1730)
PERGOLESI – Concerto in B-flat Major, arr.  for mandolin and piano (ca. 1730)
BEETHOVEN – Sonatina in C minorWoO 43a (1796) & Sonatina in C Major, WoO 44a (1796)
PAOLUCCI – Sonata in G Major for mandolin and continuo (ca. 1750)
BARTOK – Roumanian Folk Dances, arr. for mandolin and piano (1915)
CALACE – Bolero for mandolin and piano, op. 26 (ca. 1920)

BUY TICKETS for Sunday, July 28th, at 5 p.m.
BUY TICKETS for Wednesday, July 31st, at 7 p.m.


Sunday, August 25th, 2019, at 5 p.m.

Remy Taghavi, bassoon
Yelena Grinberg, piano

VIVALDI – Bassoon Concerto in F Major, RV 491 (ca. 1730)
TELEMANN – Sonata in F minor for basson and continuo, TWV 41 (1728-29)
MOZART – Bassoon Concerto in B-flat Major, K. 191 (1774)
SAINT-SAENS – Sonata for bassoon and piano, op. 168 (1921)
RAVEL – Piece en forme de Habanera, arr. for bassoon and piano (1907)
DUTILLEUX – Sarabande et Cortege for bassoon and piano (1942)
BOUTRY – Interferences for bassoon and piano (1972)




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Wednesday, August 28th, 2019, at 7 p.m.

Bixby Kennedy, clarinet
Remy Taghavi, bassoon
Yelena Grinberg, piano

SAINT-SAENS – Sonata for bassoon and piano, op. 168 (1921)
POULENC – Sonata for clarinet and bassoon, FB 32a (1922)
GLINKA – Trio Pathetique in D minor for clarinet, bassoon, and piano (1827)
SCHUMANN – Fantasiestucke for clarinet and piano, op. 73 (1851)
BEETHOVEN – Trio in B-flat Major for piano, clarinet, and bassoon, op. 11 (1797)


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