Grinberg Classical Salon Series

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Dear Friends!

I am delighted to be hosting the 5th year – and 10th Season! – of the Grinberg Classical Salon Series on New York’s Upper West Side, in revival of the elegant European tradition of Hausmusik in an intimate and enlightening private setting. 

This Winter / Spring 2018, I am thrilled to curate a series of French-themed salons in celebration of the 350th birthday of Francois Couperin (1668-1733) – a renowned French Baroque composer, organist, and harpsichordist, nicknamed as “Couperin le Grand” (“Couperin the Great”).

On Sunday, January 14th, 2018, at 5 p.m. & Wednesday, January 17th, 2018, at 7 p.m., I will kick off the Season with my solo keyboard program – French Bach I – in which I will showcase four of Bach’s majestic French Suites (Nos. 1, 2, 4, 6) alongside his youthful and very seldom-heard Suite in A Major, BWV 832, inspired by the French style. Later in month, on January 28/31, don’t miss my sequel, French Bach II, which will  include Bach’s two other majestic French Suites (Nos. 3 & 5) alongside his resplendent  masterpiece, Overture in the French Style. In February – the month of Aquarian geniuses! – don’t miss a delightful all-Mozart program – Mozart a Paris – that I will be playing with violinist, Emilie-Anne Gendron, on Feb. 15/18, followed by an enchanting Music for Flute, Cello, and Piano on Feb. 25/28; a program of French Masterworks for Cello and Piano – Part I with cellist Ben Capps on March 11/14, an evocative violin-piano program – French Impressions I – with violinist, Emilie-Anne Gendron on March 24/28; an alluring French Flute salon with the brilliant flutist, Jesse Han, on April 8/11; Part II of the French Masterworks for Cello and Piano with cellist Ben Capps on April 22/25; a charming showcase of French Gems for Piano Four-Hands with fellow Russian-born pianist, Elena Kushnerova, on May 5/6; French Impressions II with violinist, Emilie-Anne Gendron, on May 9/13; a festive French Piano Trios program with violinist Eric Silberger and cellist ben Capps on May 30/June 3rd; an amorous French Romance program with coloratura soprano, Patricia Sonego, on June 9/10; and, for the grand Season Finale, my solo lecture-performance on Couperin Le Grand on June 24/27. To preview the complete Winter / Spring 2018 salon calendar and to purchase tickets, scroll down below.

Looking forward to seeing you at these one-of-a-kind French-themed salons in tribute to Couperin and his circle!

Best wishes for the New 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 ygpiano@gmail.com or sign up here.

To read the West Side Spirit article on the Grinberg Classical Salon Series – “Live from the Living Room” – click here.

 

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FRENCH MASTERWORKS FOR CELLO & PIANO II

Sunday, April 22nd, 2018, 2018, at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, April 25th, 2018, at 7 p.m.
  

    

BEN CAPPS, cello
YELENA GRINBERG, piano

COUPERIN – Pastorale for cello and piano, arr. Cassado (ca. 1717 / 1925)
RAVEL – Sonate posthume for cello and piano (1897)
FAURE – Sonata No. 2 in G minor for cello and piano, op. 117 (1921)
LALO – Chanson Villageoise for cello and piano, op. 14 (1854)
MASSENET – Elegie for cello and piano (1872)
SAINT-SAENS – Sonata No. 2 in F Major for cello and piano, op. 123 (1905)

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FRENCH GEMS FOR PIANO FOUR-HANDS

Saturday, May 5th, 2018, at 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 6th, 2018, at 5 p.m.

  

YELENA GRINBERG, piano
ELENA KUSHNEROVA, piano

DEBUSSY – Petite Suite for piano four-hands (1886-89)
FAURE – Dolly Suite for piano four-hands, op. 56 (1893-96)
RAVEL – La mere l’oye (“Mother Goose Suite”) for piano four-hands (1910)
POULENC – Sonata for piano four-hands (1918 / 1939)
SATIE – Trois Morceaux en forme de Poire for piano four-hands (1903)
BIZET – Jeau d’enfants (“Children’s Games”) for piano four-hands, op. 22 (1871)

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FRENCH IMPRESSIONS II

Saturday, May 12th, 2018, at 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 13th, 2018, at 5 p.m.

 

G-SHARP DUO

EMILIE-ANNE GENDRON, violin
YELENA GRINBERG, piano

COUPERIN – Selections from Nouveaux Concerts (1724)
RAVEL – Sonata No. 1 for violin and piano (“Sonate Posthume“) (1897)
SAINT-SAENS – Sonata No. 2 in E-flat Major for violin and piano (1896)
MESSIAEN – Fantasy for violin and piano (1933)
FRANCK – Sonata in A Major for violin and piano (1886)

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