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Mulberry Concerts: "Hommages and Liaisons"
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.

Saturday, September 28, 2019, 7:45 PM: "Hommages and Liaisons"
Links to the past, and to the great art and artists of the past, have always been an essential part of creators. This recital features subtle and profound connections between composers, different historical periods, and widely variant styles of composition (from Debussy's Hommage a Rameau to contemporary composers' settings of great Sondheim songs.)

The first half of the program includes:
  • a group of Trois Hommages by Paul Dukas, Arthur Honegger, and Claude Debussy
  • Edvard Grieg's Suite from Holberg's Time
  • Samuel Barber's Nocturne (Homage to John Field) and
  • Poul Rovsing-Olsen's Hommage a Chopin
The second half of this program is all selected from Liaisons: Reimagining Sondheim From The Piano. Included are eight songs from Liaisons including:
  • "Send in the Clowns"
  • "You Could Drive a Person Crazy" and
  • "No One Is Alone"
All Mulberry Concerts are limited-seating events in our gracious Prairie Style home. Tickets include a post-concert wine and dessert reception.

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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.


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"Music from the United States," Sunday, November 24, 2019, 7:15 PM
"Words and Music," Saturday, January 18, 2020, 7:45 PM
"The Singing Flute," Saturday, March 28, 2020, 7:45 PM
"La Salle intime: Chamber Music," Sunday, May 24, 2020, 7:15 PM
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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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