Glazer to perform homage to Johann Sebastian Bach at Bates

Pianist Frank Glazer, artist-in-residence at Bates College, will perform “Homage to Johann Sebastian Bach, 1685-1750” at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Works on the program include Prelude and Fugue in D minor, Book 1, No. 6 and Prelude and Fugue in D minor, Book II, No. 6 (both from “The Well-Tempered Klavier); “French Suite No. V on G Major;” and Toccata in E minor. Following a brief intermission, Glazer will perform Toccata in D Major and Partita No. 2 in C minor.

Artist-in-residence and lecturer in music at Bates since 1980, Glazer previously served on the faculty of the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester for 15 years. A specialist in Beethoven, he is a recipient of the distinguished Paderewski Piano Medal, awarded in London to “an artist of superlative degree.”

His performances have taken him throughout the United States, South America, Europe and the Near East. He has performed at Carnegie and Avery Fischer halls in New York, the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London and the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires.

A founding member of the New England Piano Quartett, Glazer performs regularly in the Portland Chamber Music Society series.

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