Salons 2018

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FRENCH BACH I

Sunday, January 14th, 2018, at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, January 17th, 2018, at 7 p.m.

DR. YELENA GRINBERG, speaker & pianist

All-BACH program:

French Suite No. 1 in D minor, BWV 812 (ca. 1722-25)
French Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major, BWV 815 (ca. 1722-25)
French Suite No. 2 in C minor, BWV 813 (ca. 1722-25)

Suite in A Major, BWV 832 (ca. 1708)
French Suite No. 6 in E Major, BWV 817 (ca. 1722-25)

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FRENCH BACH II

Sunday, January 28th, 2018, at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, January 31st, 2018, at 7 p.m.

DR. YELENA GRINBERG, speaker & pianist

All-BACH program:

French Suite No. 3 in B minor, BWV 814 (ca. 1722-25)
French Suite No. 5 in G Major, BWV 816 (ca. 1722-25)
Aria and Variation 16 (Ouverture) from the Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (1741)
French Overture in B minor, BWV 831 (1735)

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MOZART A PARIS

Thursday, February 15th, 2018, at 7 p.m.
Sunday, February 18th, 2018, at 5 p.m.

  

G Sharp Duo

EMILIE-ANNE GENDRON, violin
YELENA GRINBERG, piano

All-MOZART program:

Violin Sonata in D Major, K. 7 (1763-64)
Violin Sonata in A Major, K. 305 (1778)
Violin Sonata in E minor, K. 304 (1778)
Violin Sonata in D Major, K. 306 (1778)

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MUSIC FOR FLUTE, CELLO, AND PIANO

Sunday, February 25th, 2018, at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, February 28th, 2018, at 7 p.m.
  

    

JESSICA TASKOV, flute
BEN CAPPS, cello
YELENA GRINBERG, piano

BEETHOVEN – Trio in G Major for piano, flute, and cello, WoO 37 (1786)
HUMMEL – Trio in A Major for flute, cello, and piano, op. 78 (1818)
KUHLAU – Grand Trio in G Major for flute, cello, and piano, op. 119 (1832)
WEBER – Trio in G minor for flute, cello, and piano, op. 63 (1818)

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FRENCH MASTERWORKS FOR CELLO & PIANO I

Sunday, March 11th, 2018, at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, March 14th, 2018, at 7 p.m.
  

    

BEN CAPPS, cello
YELENA GRINBERG, piano

COUPERIN – Pieces de concert, arr. for cello and piano (1724)
DEBUSSY – Sonata for cello and piano (1915)
FAURE – Sonata No. 1 in D minor for cello and piano, op. 109 (1917)
CHAUSSON – Piece in C Major, op. 39 (1897)
SAINT-SAENS – Sonata in C minor for cello and piano, op. 32 (1872)

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FRENCH IMPRESSIONS I

Sunday, March 25th, 2018, at 5 p.m.

  

G-SHARP DUO

Emilie-Anne Gendron, violin
Yelena Grinberg, piano

COUPERIN – Selections from Nouveau concerts (1724)
DEBUSSY – Sonata for violin and piano in G minor (1917)
POULENC – Sonata for violin and piano (1942-43)
FAURE – Berceuse & Romance for violin and piano (1878-79 / 1883)
SAINT-SAENS – Sonata No. 1 in D minor for violin and piano, op. 75 (1885)

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FRENCH FLUTE

Sunday, April 8th, 2018, at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, April 11th, 2018, at 7 p.m.

  

JESSE HAN, flute
YELENA GRINBERG, piano

COUPERIN – Selections from Nouveau concerts (1724)
BLAVET – Sonata for flute and piano in G Major (“L’Henriette”), op. 2, no. 1 (1732)
SAINT-SAENS – Romance in D-flat Major for flute and piano, op. 37 (1871)
FAURE – Sicilienne for flute and piano, op. 78 (1893)

CHAMINADE – Concertino in D Major for flute and piano, op. 107 (1902)
ANDRIESSEN – Theme and Variations on a Theme by Couperin for flute and piano (1944)

RAVEL – Minuet from Le Tombeau de Couperin (1914-17)
POULENC – Sonata for flute and piano (1957)

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FRENCH MASTERWORKS FOR CELLO & PIANO II

Sunday, April 22nd, 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)
MASSENET – MelodieElegie 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

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018, at 7 p.m.

 

G-SHARP DUO

EMILIE-ANNE GENDRON, violin
YELENA GRINBERG, piano

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 – Fantasie for violin and piano (1933)
FRANCK – Sonata in A Major for violin and piano (1886)

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FRENCH PIANO TRIOS

Saturday, June 2nd, 2018, at 5 p.m.
Sunday, June 3rd, 2018, at 5 p.m.

       

ERIC SILBERGER, violin
BEN CAPPS, cello
YELENA GRINBERG, piano

FAURE – Elegie for cello and piano, op. 24 (1880)
SAINT-SAENS – Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, op. 92 (1892)
MASSENET – Meditation from Thais, arr. for violin and piano (1893)
RAVEL – Piano Trio in A minor (1914)

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FRENCH WINE, WOMEN AND SONG

Saturday, June 9th, 2018, at 5 p.m.

    

PATRICIA SONEGO, soprano
YELENA GRINBERG, piano

Songs by Couperin, Saint-Saens, Massenet, Bizet, Viardot, Chaminade, Holmes, Faure, Hue, Debussy, Lekeu, d’Indy, Boulanger, Ravel, Milhaud, Poulenc, Talleferre, Satie, Vieu, and Messiaen

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CELEBRATING COUPERIN LE GRAND

Sunday, June 24th, 2018, at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, June 27th, 2018, at 7 p.m.

Dr. Yelena Grinberg, speaker & pianist

COUPERIN – Sixieme Ordre (1716-17); Dix-huitieme Ordre (1722)
HELPS – “Hommage to Ravel” from Three Hommages (1972)
RAVEL – Le Tombeau de Couperin (1914-17)

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Dear Friends!

This has been a fabulous French season at Grinberg Classical Salon Series in celebration of the 350th birthday of Francois Couperin (1668-1733) and the composers in his circle. This year also marks the 5th year of the Grinberg Classical Salon Series – an intimate and enlightening series of Classical music salons in revival of the elegant European tradition of Hausmusik.

With the French season completed, I am delighted to announce my two upcoming summer salons, each one-of-a-kind program: on Sunday, July 22nd, at 5 p.m & Wednesday, July 25th, at 7 p.m., I will be joined by the magnificent mandolinist, Joyce Rasmussen Balint, for the MAGICAL MANDOLIN – a colorful collection of works for the alluring combination of mandolin and piano by Vivaldi, Bach, Handel, Hummel, Beethoven, Calace, Dvorak, Grieg, and Ravel. And, on Sunday, August 26th, at 5 p.m. & Wednesday, August 29th, at 7 p.m., don’t miss the ENCHANTING EVENING FOR FLUTE, HARP, AND PIANO, for which I will be joined by the fantastic flutist, Jessica Taskov, and a terrific young harpist, Violetta Norrie. This will be a unique program featuring both beloved and rarely-heard works by Mendelssohn, Schubert, and Turina, culminating with Mozart’s sublime Concerto for flute, harp, and orchestra (piano). To learn more and to purchase tickets, scroll down below.

Wishing you all a fun and restful summer, and looking forward to seeing you at these two not-to-be-missed summer salons!!

Best wishes,

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.

 

MAGICAL MANDOLIN

Sunday, July 22nd, 2018, at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, July 25th, 2018, at 7 p.m.
Sunday, July 29th, 2018, at 5 p.m.

   

JOYCE RASMUSSEN BALINT, mandolin
YELENA GRINBERG, piano

VIVALDI – Concerto in G Major for mandolin and keyboard, RV 532 (1725)
BACH – Sonata in G minor, arr. for mandolin and keyboard, BWV 1001 (ca. 1720)
HANDEL – Sonata in D Major, arr. for mandolin and keyboard, HWV 371 (1730)
BEETHOVEN – Adagio in E Major, WoO 43b; Andante con variazioni, WoO 44b (1796)
GRIEG – Solveig’s Cradle Song from Peer Gynt Suite, arr. for mandolin and piano (1875)
CALACE – Rondo, Romanza, and Tarantella for mandolin and piano (1905)
HUMMEL – Grande Sonate for mandolin and piano in C Major, op. 37a (1810)

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ENCHANTING EVENING FOR FLUTE, HARP, AND PIANO

Sunday, August 26th, 2018, at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, August 29th, 2018, at 7 p.m.

       

JESSICA TASKOV, flute
VIOLETTA NORIE, harp
YELENA GRINBERG, piano

MENDELSSOHN – Fantasia on “The Last Rose of Summer” for solo piano, op. 15 (1827)
SCHUBERT – Introduction and Variations on “Trockne Blumen” for flute and piano, D. 802 (1824)
TURINA – Tema y variaciones for harp and piano, op. 100 (1945)
MOZART – Concerto for flute, harp, and orchestra (piano), K. 299 (1778)

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