We invite you to register for our next Third Sundays tour of the Grainger Home and Studio on Sunday, July 16, 2023 at 2 pm EDT.
The Third Sundays program is an outreach initiative designed to welcome diverse groups through focused, thematic tours. Led by volunteers, we are pleased to announce that Rebecca Weissman will be leading the summer tour, offering a closer look at Grainger's relationship with Frederick Fennell, who visited Grainger at 7 Cromwell Place. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is encouraged!
The presentation will take place at the Percy Grainger Home and Studio, a significant local landmark concerning the life and work of Australian-born Percy Grainger (1882-1961): a composer, pianist, arranger, music world celebrity of his time and larger-than-life figure with an unusually fascinating personality. For forty years, from 1921 until his death in 1961, Grainger occupied the house at 7 Cromwell Place, using it as his home base for his world tours, practice studio (there are two pianos and a harmonium inside), and laboratory for his avant-garde musical compositions and experimental music machines. After Percy Grainger’s death in 1961, his widow Ella continued to live in the house until her passing in 1979. This historic house, built in 1893, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in April of 1993.
Rebecca Weissman is a bass clarinetist for the Westchester Symphonic Winds, an award-winning wind ensemble based in Westchester County, New York. She is a graduate of Ithaca College and the acclaimed Eastman School of Music where Frederick Fennell established the pioneering Eastman Wind Ensemble in 1952. She has performed with orchestras and chamber ensembles across the United States.
Rebecca is the founder of Two Fourteen Design a communications company directed toward digital marketing solutions. Since Fall, 2022 she has been the Community Outreach Consultant for the Percy Grainger Society.
7 Cromwell Place, White Plains, NY 10601
Tel: (914) 281-1610
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