Parker Quartet violinist Daniel Chong joins Bates pianist Frank Glazer in concert
Bates College presents violinist Daniel Chong and pianist Frank Glazer at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Apr. 26, at the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St.
Admission for this Olin Arts Alive concert is $12 for the general public, available at batestickets.com. Free tickets are available for the first 50 seniors and students; reserve by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, please call 207-786-6163.
The program consists of music by J.S. Bach, Claude Debussy and César Franck.
The founding first violinist of the Parker Quartet, Chong has concertized extensively as soloist and chamber musician throughout the world. Chong’s and the quartet’s awards and prizes include the prestigious biennial Cleveland Quartet Award for the 2009-2011 season, and top prizes at the Concert Artists Guild Competition, Young Concert Artists International Auditions and the Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition.
His recordings with the Parker Quartet can be heard on the Zig-Zag Territoires and Naxos labels. Their recording of the complete quartets by György Ligeti won the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance.
The 98-year-old Glazer, of Topsham, has had a distinguished international career that began in the 1920s and has included numerous recordings, solo recitals and performances with orchestras and chamber ensembles. With his wife, the late Ruth Glazer, he founded the Saco River Music Festival, held for many years in Cornish, Maine.
Glazer has been an artist in residence at Bates since 1980. He recently finished a season of concerts revisiting his favorite music from three decades of performing at the college. In 2012, he released the book, A Philosophy of Artistic Performance (With Some Practical Suggestions), a collection of aphorisms and advice that he has been amassing since the 1930s.