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Mulberry Concerts - "By Request"
Salle Pleyel
Chicago, IL
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Kenneth Grigg, piano, performs a spectacular concert in an intimate setting. Mr. Grigg's unusual style emphasizes fluid virtuosity, beauty and variety of tone, and the aesthetic and emotional response of each listener in his audience.

With special guest Cindy Firing, soprano, performing a group of cabaret favorites.

Sunday, May 20, 2018, 7:00 p.m.: "By Request"
A complete program of audience requests, including:
  • Debussy, Deux Arabesques

  • Chopin, Berceuse, Barcarolle

  • Brahms, Variations and Fugue on a theme by Handel

  • Bonfa, Manha de Carnaval.

All Mulberry Concerts are limited-seating events in our gracious Prairie Style home. Tickets include a post-concert wine and dessert reception.


Kenneth Grigg has concertized throughout the United States, Australia, Canada, and Italy; he attended the North Carolina School of the Arts, attended Oberlin College from which he received bachelor's degrees in piano and English (with a minor in history), and holds a master's degree in piano from the University of Texas, where he completed all course work for a DMA.

Mr. Grigg is active as recitalist, coach, teacher, chamber musician, collaborative pianist, and clinician; he is a member of the duo Senza Misura (with Catherine LeGrand).

Mr. Grigg has toured with the Oberlin Choir, the Arius Chamber Players, the Virginia Opera, Eurythmy, and has prepared projects ranging from Peter Brook's Marat/Sade (the Governor's School of North Carolina) to Arnold Schoenberg's Moses und Aron (Opera de Lyon).

Mr. Grigg's professional travels have taken him to Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, England, France, Gibraltar, Greece, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Thailand, Uruguay, and Wales.


Cabaret singer Cindy Firing recently performed her solo cabaret show, "Brass Ring," at Dino's Backstage in Philadelphia. The show originated in Chicago as part of the Andrew Lidgus Salon Series. She looks forward to returning to Dino's this year, and to making her New York cabaret debut.

A member of the Chicago Cabaret Professionals (CPP), Cindy has had the pleasure of appearing at Davenports in Chicago, as well as Jazz at the Bistro and KDHX Stage in St. Louis. The last two summers, she was invited to participate in the acclaimed St. Louis Cabaret Conference where she was mentored by such luminaries as Faith Prince, Marilyn Maye, Karen Mason, and Ann Hampton Callaway.

Founder of "Hush," Cindy created a cabaret series dedicated to creating intimate cabaret evenings showcasing everything from abridged operas to revues of the Great American Songbook, always with a unique perspective. Critics agreed it was nothing to keep quiet about!


Previous series concerts:
Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017: ""Bella Italia: Italy Through the Ears of Foreign Composers"

Monday, November 13, 2017: "Arrangements and Transcriptions"

Sunday, January 14, 2018: "Songs and Dances"

Monday, March 19, 2018: "Suites Francaises"
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We don't have any more concerts this season. Have a good summer. We hope to see you in the fall when we start our next series of concerts.


Salle Pleyel (View)
1128 W. Columbia Avenue
Chicago, IL 60626
United States


Arts > Performance
Music > Classical

Minimum Age: 12
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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