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Grainger at Home

Ella Grainger recalls her journey through music at the side of her husband, internationally renowned composer and pianist, Percy Grainger.

Performances & Gigs

Event Details


Performances & Gigs

Event Starts

Jun 6, 2022

Event Ends

Jun 7, 2022


La Mama Courthouse


349 Drummond Street, Carlton VIC, Australia

Grainger at Home, takes you into the private and creative life of Australian composer, Percy Grainger. His wife, poet and artist Ella, shares stories of their life together and touches on more than a few simmering issues in the Grainger saga. The music, presented in this semi-staged recital, will be performed by the Clinch Saxophone Quartet and includes world premiere arrangements of Grainger’s music and as well as the lovely, though rarely heard, “Five Settings of Ella Grainger”. Content warning: Sadomasochism Written and directed by Karen Van Spall and Lucy Esdaile Musical arrangement by Lachlan Davidson Ella Grainger played by Melanie Hillman Mezzo soprano – Karen Van Spall Soprano Saxophone – Lachlan Davidson Alto Saxophone – Martin Hemingway Tenor Saxophone – Niels Bijl Baritone Saxophone – Sara Ann Beale

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