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Dear Friends,

Welcome to the Grinberg Classical Salon Series!

I am delighted to host the intimate and enlightening series of Classical music salons on the Upper West Side (NYC), in reviving the great old European tradition of Hausmusik, followed by an elegant food-and-wine reception with the guest artists. I believe these salons offer a truly  unique, enriching, and inspiring musical experience to the community on the Upper West Side and beyond.

For the upcoming Winter / Spring 2016 season, I invite you to the Winter-Season opening salon on Saturday, January 16th, 2016, at 4 p.m. & Sunday, January 17th 2016, at 5 p.m., in which I will be joined by the excellent violinist Keiko Tokunaga and cellist Hamilton Berry in an impassioned piano trio program in celebration of 225th birthday of Carl Czerny (1791-1857) – the famous pupil of Beethoven and the teacher of Franz Liszt – featuring Czerny’s brilliant and seldom-heard Grand Duo in A Major, paired alongside Beethoven’s electrifying “Ghost” Trio and Schubert’s sublime Trio No. 1 in B-flat Major. Speaking of teachers and pupils, I am greatly looking forward to my four-hand piano salon with my own beloved piano teacher and world-renowned pianist, Oxana Yablonskaya, on Saturday, March 26th, 2016 – stay tuned for program details! I will also be presenting and performing with my other extraordinary colleagues, including violinist Emilie-Anne Gendron, flutist Jesse Han, clarinetist Anton Rist, violist Kenny Wang, guitarist Arthur Kampela, and soprano Patricia Sonego. For the complete lineup of the Winter / Spring 2016 salon calendar, see below. Each salon program is unique and NOT to be missed!!!

I look forward to seeing you all there!

Best wishes for 2016,

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

PS: If you would like to be added to the salon email guestlist and / or considered to perform in the Grinberg Classical Salon Series, please contact Dr. Yelena Grinberg at ygpiano@gmail.com or sign up here.

To read an article about the Grinberg Classical Salon Series – “Live from the Living Room” – published by the West Side Spirit newspaper, click here.

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CELEBRATING CZERNY AND HIS CIRCLE

Saturday, January 16th, 2016 at 4 p.m.

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

BEETHOVEN – Piano Trio No. 5 in D Major (“Ghost”), op. 70, no. 1 (1808)
CZERNY – Grand Trio No. 2 in A Major, op. 166 (1829)
SCHUBERT – Piano Trio in B-flat Major, D. 898 (1827)

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CELEBRATING CZERNY AND HIS CIRCLE

Sunday, January 17th, 2016 at 5 p.m.

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

BEETHOVEN – Piano Trio No. 5 in D Major (“Ghost”), op. 70, no. 1 (1808)
CZERNY – Grand Trio No. 2 in A Major, op. 166 (1829)
SCHUBERT – Piano Trio in B-flat Major, D. 898 (1827)

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Dear Friends,

Welcome to the Grinberg Classical Salon Series!

I am delighted to host the intimate and enlightening series of Classical music salons at my home on the Upper West Side (NYC), in reviving the great old tradition of Hausmusik, followed by an elegant food-and-wine reception with the guest artists.

This Winter / Spring 2015 season will kick off with my solo piano lecture-recital, Flights of Fancy in F-Sharp, on Wednesday, January 7th, 2015, in which I will perform seldom-heard, highly original and fantastical works by C.P.E. Bach, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and Schumann. I will also be joined by several of my superb colleagues and friends, including the legendary American pianist, Jerome Lowenthal, violinist Emilie-Anne Gendron, cellist Michael Haas, sopranos Karyn Levitt and Patricia Sonego, and composer / guitarist / singer / songwriter, Arthur Kampela, for a series of exciting chamber music salons, which will include the delightful musical and spiritual journey through J. S. Bach’s complete Six Sonatas for violin and keyboard on Sunday, Feb. 15th, NOT to be missed!!!

And, the Fall 2015 season will be devoted to the joint celebration of 330th birthday of J. S. Bach (1685-1750) and 175th birthday of P. I. Tchaikovsky (1840-1893). Don’t miss the season opening salon on Sunday, September 13th, 2015, at 5 p.m., which will be my solo lecture-performance in homage to three Baroque Masters – Handel, Scarlatti, and Bach – coincidentally, all born in 1685. In subsequent salons I will be joined by my fantastic colleagues, including violinist Emilie-Anne Gendron, cellist Hamilton Berry, soprano Patricia Sonego, speaker and pianist Madeline Bruser, clarinetist Anton Rist, violist Edward Klorman, and flutist Lisa Arkis. The Fall season will conclude on Sunday, December 13th, 2015, at 5 p.m. with my all-Tchaikovsky solo piano program, which will include the all-time favorites: the picturesque The Seasons, op. 37a (1876) and the festive The Nutcracker Suite, op. 71a (1892), just in time to celebrate the holidays!

Click here to read an article on the Grinberg Classical Salon Series, entitled “Live from the Living Room,” published by the West Side Spirit newspaper.

Lastly, I would like to thank all my kind sponsors for their generous donations to my salon series. If you are interested in learning more on how to become a sponsor of the Grinberg Classical Salon Series, click here.

I look forward to seeing you all at my salon series!

With best wishes,

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

PS: If you would like to be added to the salon email guestlist and / or considered to perform in the Grinberg Classical Salon Series, please contact Dr. Yelena Grinberg at ygpiano@gmail.com

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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)

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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)
***
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)

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Guitar Perspectives

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

Arthur Kampela, composer / guitarist / singer / songwriter

Textorias
Balada
Study 77
Ponteio
Fandango
Percussion Study I
Polimetia, for four prepared and prerecorded guitars
Paths of a bass player under the South-American night for guitar and voice
Percussion Study III
Exoskeleton (Percussion Study IV for ‘viola alla chitarra’
Percussion Study II

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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)
***
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)

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Eric Bentley’s Brecht-Eisler Song Book

Sunday, February 1st, 2015, 5 p.m.

Karyn Levitt, soprano & Eric Ostling, piano

Seldom-heard songs by Austrian composer, Hanns Eisler, in English Version by Eric Bentley

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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

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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)

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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)
***
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)

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Homage to Alfred Cortot

Sunday, April 12th, 2015, 5 p.m.

Jerome Lowenthal, piano

CHOPIN – Nocturne in E Major, op. 62, no. 2 (1846)
FAURE – Nocturne No. 6 in D-flat Major, op. 63 (1894)
CHOPIN – Impromptu No. 2 in F-sharp Major, op. 36, no. 2 (1838-39)
WEBERN – Variations for piano, op. 27 (1936)
FRANCK – Sonata for violin and piano in A Major (1886), arr. for piano by A. Cortot

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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 Style in B Minor, BWV 831 (1735)

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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)

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VIENNESE CLASSICAL TRIAD

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

Keiko Tokunaga, 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)

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VIENNESE CLASSICAL TRIAD

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

Keiko Tokunaga, 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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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

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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

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THE ART OF PRACTICING: UNLEASHING MUSICIANS’ COMMUNICATIVE POWER

Sunday, October 18th, 2015, 5 p.m.

Madeline Bruser, speaker

Madeline Bruser, a renowned pianist, speaker, and author of The Art of Practicing: A Guide to Making Music from the Heart, has helped musicians all over the world to discover a whole new way of practicing to overcome tension, struggle, and self-criticism, and to replace them with ease, joy, and self-appreciation. In this special salon, she will describe her approach and demonstrate it in a lesson with a pianist she has never taught before. Whatever your instrument, come learn new ways to use your body, mind, and senses to make music from the heart and to turn your practicing into a nourishing experience of full-bodied joy and curiosity, unleashing your communicative power in making music. Q&A will follow the talk and demonstration.

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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)

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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)

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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

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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)

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Dear Friends,

Welcome to the Grinberg Classical Salon Series!

I am delighted to host the intimate and enlightening series of Classical music salons on the Upper West Side (NYC), in reviving the great old European tradition of Hausmusik, followed by an elegant food-and-wine reception with the guest artists. I believe these salons offer a truly  unique, enriching, and inspiring musical experience to the community on the Upper West Side and beyond.

As the Fall 2015 season is coming to a close, I invite you to my Season Finale on Saturday, December 19th, at 3:30 p.m. & Sunday, December 20th, 2015, at 5 p.m., in which I will be presenting an all-Tchaikovsky program in celebration of Tchaikovsky’s 175th birthday this year. My program will feature Tchaikovsky’s all-time favorites, including the picturesque Seasons, op. 37a (1876), the witty Humoreske, op. 10 (1870) and the festive Nutcracker Suite, op. 71a (1892), in composer’s arrangement for solo piano, just in time for the holidays!

Earlier this Fall, it was a great joy and honor to have hosted and performed with some of my incredibly talented colleagues, including violinist Emilie-Anne Gendron, cellist Hamilton Berry, soprano Patricia Sonego, speaker and pianist Madeline Bruser, clarinetist Anton Rist, violist Edward Klorman, and flutist Lisa Arkis.

I am also very grateful for the recent article published by the West Side Spirit newspaper about my salon series, entitled “Live from the Living Room,” which you can read by clicking here.

Finally, my salon series would not be possible without the kind donations of my salon sponsors. Thank you, all, for your generous contributions to my salon series this year.  If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for the Grinberg Classical Salon Series and want to learn more, click here.

Warmest wishes for the holidays,

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

PS: If you would like to be added to the salon email guestlist and / or considered to perform in the Grinberg Classical Salon Series, please contact Dr. Yelena Grinberg at ygpiano@gmail.com or sign up here.

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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)

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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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