Pianist Frank Glazer offers recital at Bates

Pianist and Bates artist-in-residence Frank Glazer. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

Pianist and Bates artist-in-residence Frank Glazer. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

One of Maine’s best-known pianists, Bates College artist-in-residence Frank Glazer performs in solo recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, in the college’s Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. The concert is open to the public at no cost. For more information, please call 207-786-6135.

Glazer’s program includes Haydn’s Sonata in D major (Hob. XVI/37); Beethoven’s 15 Variations (with Fugue) in F-flat minor (Op. 35); Debussy’s “Reflets dans l’eau” and Ravel’s “Ondine”; and four works by Chopin, the Ballade in F minor (Op. 52), etudes in E-flat major (Op. 10, No. 11) and A-flat major (Op. 10, No. 10) and the Fantasy in F minor (Op. 49).

The 88-year-old Glazer is an artist of international stature. He 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, held in Cornish every summer. A former student of pianist Artur Schnabel, Glazer is one of the few remaining proteges of that great musician.

Glazer’s long career includes numerous recordings, his own 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.

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