LEWISTON – Bates College student ensembles, renowned Maine pianist Frank Glazer, violinist Curtis Macomber, the Parker String Quartet and members of the Borromeo String Quartet will perform at Bates College this fall.

A summary of classical concerts scheduled into early December follows:

Former members of the New England Piano Quartette, Glazer and Macomber will perform Beethoven’s Sonata in A major, No. 9 (Op. 47; “Kreutzer”) and works by Mozart and Schubert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26.

Glazer will join the Parker String Quartet for Dvorak’s Piano Quintet in a program also featuring works by Haydn, Stravinsky and Puccini at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1.

Violinist Nicholas Kitchen and cellist Yeesun Kim of the Borromeo String Quartet will join clarinetist Derek Bermel and pianist Bruce Brubaker to perform Messiaen’s seminal “Quatuor pour la fin du temps” (“Quartet for the End of Time”) at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2.

Conducted by Bill Matthews, a composer and member of the college music faculty, the Bates College Orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14. Next up will be the Bates College Choir, conducted by John Corrie in Benjamin Britten’s “Ceremony of Carols” at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, and Sunday, Nov. 16.

Directed by jazz pianist Thomas Snow, the Bates College Jazz Band will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. Note: The venue for this event is the Fireplace Lounge in the new Bates Commons building, 136 Central Ave.

Finally, Glazer will perform a solo concert featuring music by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Ravel and Chopin at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5.

Except for the jazz band event, all concerts will take place in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall.

These concerts are open to the public free of charge, though tickets are required. For reservations, call 786-6135 or e-mail [email protected]


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