Salons 2020

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Dear Friends!

I am thrilled to be hosting the 7th year – and 14th Season! – of the Grinberg Classical Salon Series on New York’s Upper West Side, reviving the old and elegant European tradition of Hausmusik.

This Winter – on January 12/26 – don’t miss my solo lecture-performance of Handel’s 1720: Keyboard Suites, composed in London exactly 300 years ago; the special tribute to Aquarian Genius I on Feb. 9/12, featuring works by Mozart, Schubert, and Mendelssohn, for which I will be joined by violinist, Emilie-Anne Gendron of our G-Sharp Duo, and, on February 23rd, the one-of-a-kind salon program – Music for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano – featuring the terrific oboist, Kemp Jernigan and bassoonist, Remy Taghavi. 

Due to Covid-19, all previously scheduled Beethoven-themed Spring 2020 salons have been postponed to Spring 2021.

This Fall, don’t miss four socially-distanced salons inspired by Bach and Beyond, featuring notable artists, including violinist, Keiko Tokunaga, violists William Hakim and Andy Lin, and my solo lecture-performance on Fanny Hensel Mendelssohn: The Poetess of the Piano. To preview and learn more about all the upcoming 2020 salons, scroll down below.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Warmest 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.

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1720: Handel’s Keyboard Suites I

Sunday, January 12th, 2020, at 5 p.m.

DR. YELENA GRINBERG, speaker & pianist

All-Handel program –

Keyboard Suite No. 1 in A Major, HWV 426
Keyboard Suite No. 4 in E minor, HWV 429
Keyboard Suite No. 2 in F Major, HWV 427
Keyboard Suite No. 3 in D minor, HWV 428

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1720: Handel’s Keyboard Suites II

Sunday, January 26th, 2020, at 5 p.m.

DR. YELENA GRINBERG, speaker & pianist

All-Handel program –

Keyboard Suite No. 5 in E Major, HWV 430 (“The Harmonious Blacksmith“)
Keyboard Suite No. 8 in F minor, HWV 433 
Keyboard Suite No. 6 in F# minor, HWV 431
Keyboard Suite No. 7 in G minor, HWV 432

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AQUARIAN GENIUS I

Sunday, February 9th, 2020, at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, February 12th, 2020, at 6:30 p.m.

      

G-SHARP DUO

EMILIE-ANNE GENDRON, violin
YELENA GRINBERG, piano

MENDELSSOHN – Violin Sonata in F minor, op. 4 (1823)
MOZART – Violin Sonata in C Major, K. 296 (1778)
SCHUBERT – Violin Sonatina No. 1 in D Major, D. 384 (1816)
SCHUBERT – Rondeau brillante in B minor for violin and piano, D. 895 (1826)

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MUSIC FOR OBOE, BASSOON, AND PIANO

Sunday, February 23rd, 2020, at 5 p.m.

   

KEMP JERNIGAN, oboe
REMY TAGHAVI, bassoon
YELENA GRINBERG, piano

BEETHOVEN – Six Variations on an Original Theme, op. 34 (1802)
SCHUMANN – Drei Romanzen for oboe and piano, op. 94 (1849)
HINDEMITH – Sonata for bassoon and piano (1938)
SAINT-SAENS – Sonata for oboe and piano, op. 166 (1921)
JOLIVET – Sonatine for oboe and bassoon (1963)
POULENC – Trio for oboe, bassoon and piano (1926)

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YOUTHFUL BEETHOVEN

Sunday, March 8th, 2020, at 5 p.m.

    

G-SHARP DUO

EMILIE-ANNE GENDRON, violin
YELENA GRINBERG, piano

All-Beethoven program:

Violin Sonata in A Major, op. 12, no. 2 (1797-98)
Violin Sonata in A minor, op. 23 (1800-01)
Violin Sonata in E-flat Major, op. 12, no. 3 (1801-02)
Violin Sonata in C minor, op. 30, no. 2 (1801-02)

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Bach: Six Sonatas for Violin and Keyboard

Sunday, September 20th, 2020, at 5 p.m.
Sunday, September 27th, 2020, at 5 p.m.

  

KEIKO TOKUNAGA, violin
YELENA GRINBERG, piano

All-Bach program – 

Sonata No. 2 in A Major for violin and keyboard, BWV 1015 (ca. 1717-23)
Sonata No. 5 in F minor for violin and keyboard, BWV 1018 (ca. 1717-23)
Sonata No. 4 in C minor for violin and keyboard, BWV 1017 (ca. 1717-23)
Sonata No. 3 in E Major for violin and keyboard, BWV 1016 (ca. 1717-23)
Sonata No. 1 in B minor for violin and keyboard, BWV 1014 (ca. 1717-23)
Sonata No. 6 in G Major for violin and keyboard, BWV 1019 (ca. 1717-23)

 

BACH AND BEYOND I

Sunday, October 18th, 2020, at 5 p.m.
Sunday, October 25th, 2020, at 5 p.m.

   

WILLIAM HAKIM, viola
YELENA GRINBERG, piano

BACH – Sonata in G Major for viola de gamba and keyboard, BWV 1027 (ca. 1730)
BEETHOVEN – Notturno in D Major, arr. for viola and piano (1796-97 / 1803)
CLARKE – Passacaglia on an Old English Tune in C minor for viola and piano (1941)
BRAHMS – Viola Sonata No. 2 in E-flat Major, op. 120, no. 2 (1894)

 

FANNY HENSEL MENDELSSOHN:
Poetess of the Piano

Sunday, November 8th, 2020, at 5 p.m.
Sunday, November 15th, 2020, at 5 p.m.

   

DR. YELENA GRINBERG, speaker & pianist

All-Fanny Hensel Mendelssohn program – 

Preludio and Allegro di molto from Klavierbuch in E minor (1827)
O Traum der Jugend, o Goldner Stern in F Major (1846)
Notturno in G minor (1838)
Allegro vivace in A Major (1846)
Selections from Das Jahr (1841)
Pastorella in A Major, H. 425 (1846)
Abschied von Rom in A minor from Vier Romische Klavierstucke (1840)
Wanderlied in E Major from 4 Lieder, op. 8, no. 4 (1850)
Piano Sonata in G minor (1843)

 

BACH AND BEYOND II

Sunday, December 6th, 2020, at 5 p.m.
Sunday, December 13th, 2020, at 5 p.m.

   

ANDY LIN, viola
YELENA GRINBERG, piano

BACH – Sonata in G minor for viola de gamba and keyboard, BWV 1029 (ca. 1730)
HUMMEL – Viola Sonata in E-flat Major, op. 5, no. 3 (1798)

BRUCH – Romanze in F Major, arr. for viola and piano, op. 85 (1911)
BRAHMS – Viola Sonata No. 1 in F minor, op. 120, no. 1 (1894)

 

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