We envision an international community that values the exploration of the music, heritage, and culture of the early 20th century, particularly as it relates to Percy Grainger’s work, and is empowered to preserve it and interpret it for future generations.
Our mission is to promote the work and legacy of Percy Grainger with a membership community that preserves his historic house, encourages appreciation and performance of his music, and promotes a deeper understanding of the cultural, social, and economic context of his life and work.
The next presentation in the Grainger Reimagined series, titled Reimagining Grainger Through Performance, will be given on Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 4pm Eastern time. In this presentation, eminent jazz guitarist and composer James Chirillo will introduce his Grainger Suite, which was commissioned by the US Military Academy Jazz Knights at West Point. He will speak to what was involved in integrating and translating Grainger’s Sussex Mummers’ Christmas Carol and Hill Song No. 2 to allow for improvisation in a jazz context. Registration is free to members, and available for $10 to non members.
Many events are free to members and the public. Online events are also open to non-members, subject to a registration fee.
Membership of the Percy Grainger Society brings a range of benefits:
We hope that you can visit the historic home of Percy Grainger in White Plains, New York. Rose and Percy Grainger moved here in May 1921. After Rose's death in 1922 Percy married Ella Viola Strom in 1928. Together, they made 7 Cromwell Place their unique home and workspace for the rest of their lives. From Rime Tiles to Free Music Machines, these creatives made this 1890s home their very own.
Tours normally last between 45 minutes and 1 hour and are available on Wednesdays and other select days throughout the year.