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Percy Grainger Day


Percy Grainger Day

  • Date: Wednesday, 19 October 2011, 11:30am-7pm
  • Venue: Melbourne Conservatorium (Parkville) — Royal Parade, Parkville, VIC
  • Tickets: This is a free event

Event Details

Presented by the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and the Grainger Museum at the University of Melbourne in this 50th anniversary year (1882–1961); featuring leading Grainger exponent Penelope Thwaites (United Kingdom)

Join us at the Grainger Museum and the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (Parkville) for an exciting program of events:

Wednesday 19 October, 11.30am - 7:00pm

11.30; 12.00; 12.30; 1.00: Grainger’s music performed live in the Museum

1.30: Grainger concert in Melba Hall featuring Melbourne Conservatorium of Music students

2.30: Grainger masterclass given by Penelope Thwaites in Melba Hall

4.00: Demonstration of the Duo-Art—Grainger’s own reproducing piano—in the Museum

5.15: Lecture-recital by Penelope Thwaites, “Grainger Explorations” (Melba Hall), followed by refreshments in Tallis Wing

Penelope Thwaites
Since her London debut at the Wigmore Hall in 1974, Penelope Thwaites has established an international reputation as a soloist, broadcaster and recording artist. She has performed concertos with leading orchestras throughout Europe, America and Australia.

Thirty years a champion of Grainger’s music, her many recordings—some 250 tracks—are unique in covering his solo piano, chamber and orchestral works. She has given many Grainger concerts, broadcasts and festivals and is the editor of the critically acclaimed The New Percy Grainger Companion (London: Boydell & Brewer, 2010). Penelope is an honours graduate of the University of Melbourne, returning for this special Grainger Day. Her participation is supported by a Macgeorge Visiting Speaker/Performer Award.

Please note the Museum’s extended opening hours: 11.30am–4.45pm

All events are free (no prior bookings) and open to the public

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website

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