Pianist Glazer to perform four sonatas, from Mozart to Hindemith

Pianist Frank Glazer. Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College.

Pianist Frank Glazer. Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College.

Frank Glazer, a pianist of international renown, performs sonatas by Mozart, Weber, Hindemith and Beethoven at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, in Bates College’s Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St.

Admission is $10, available at batestickets.com. A limited number of free tickets will be available for seniors and students starting Oct. 22; please contact olinarts@bates.edu or 786-6163.

Glazer, of Topsham, has had a distinguished career that includes numerous recordings, solo recitals and performances with orchestras and chamber ensembles. A student of Artur Schnabel and Arnold Schoenberg, he is at home in every style of music from Bach to contemporary.

He has concertized in more than 24 countries; appeared on his own television show for NBC stations; made more than 50 recordings and performed 30 world premieres. Glazer was a founding member of the Eastman Quartet, the Cantilena Chamber Players and Maine’s own New England Piano Quartette. With his wife, the late Ruth Glazer, he founded the long-running Saco River Festival in Cornish. Born in 1915, he has been an artist in residence at Bates since 1980.

The program for the Oct. 25 consists of W.A. Mozart’s Sonata in G major, K. 283; Carl Maria von Weber’s Sonata No. 3, Op. 49; Paul Hindemith’s Sonata No. 2; and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Sonata in Bb major, Op. 22.

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