LEWISTON – Pianist Frank Glazer, one of Maine’s best-known musicians, will perform at Bates College at 8 p.m. Friday, April 10, in the Olin Arts Center.

The event is open to the public at no cost, but tickets are required. Call 786-6135 or e-mail [email protected]

The 94-year-old Glazer is a musician of international renown, still active after decades of touring, composing, recording and teaching. At Bates, he will perform works by Schubert, Beethoven, Schumann and Chopin.

The full program consists of Beethoven’s Sonata in A major (Op. 101), Schubert’s Impromptu (Op. 142, D. 935), Schumann’s “Kinderszenen” (Op. 15) and four by Chopin: the Etude in C minor (Op. 25, No. 12), Polonaise in F-sharp minor (Op. 44), Impromptu in A-flat major (Op. 29) and Nocturne in C minor (Op. 48, No. 1).

Glazer, of Topsham, has been a resident artist at Bates since 1980.

His career includes numerous recordings, a television program in the 1950s and countless solo recitals and performances with orchestras and chamber ensembles, including the New England Piano Quartette, of which he was a founder.

He taught at the Eastman School of Music for 15 years before coming to Maine in 1980. With his wife, the late Ruth Glazer, he founded the long-running Saco River Festival in Cornish.

Glazer recently performed two concerts at Bates marking the anniversaries of important debuts in his extensive career. In February, Glazer and musicians from the Portland Chamber Music Festival celebrated the 80th anniversary of the pianist’s first performance of Felix Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1.

In early March, he reprised the program he played in his Carnegie Hall debut 60 years ago to the day.


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