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Pianist Glazer devotes program to Carl Maria von Weber

Frank Glazer, Bates’ resident artist since 1980 and arguably Maine’s best-known pianist, performs the popular Invitation to the Dance and three other works by Carl Maria von Weber at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. The concert is free and open to the public.

Glazer is an artist of international stature who taught at the Eastman School of Music for 15 years before retiring to Maine with his wife, Ruth, in 1980. The couple founded the Saco River Festival, which is held in Cornish every summer. A student of pianist Artur Schnabel in the 1930s and ’40s, Glazer is one of the few proteges of that great musician remaining. Glazer’s long career includes numerous recordings, his own television program in the 1950s and countless solo recitals and ensemble performances around the world.

A German composer roughly contemporary with Beethoven, von Weber is an important figure in music’s Romantic era, and is considered a particular influence on Mahler and Wagner. In addition to his Invitation to the Dance, Glazer will perform two sonatas (Op. 39, Op. 49) and the Rondo Brillant.

For more information about the performance, please call 207-786-6135.



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