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Three days, three big Bates concerts: songs of Hanns Eisler, Glazer’s 99th, singer McCalla

Leyla McCalla, singer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter.

Leyla McCalla, singer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter.

In three separate musical performances the weekend of Feb. 7-9, Bates presents Maine’s best-known pianist, an evening of music by Austrian composer Hanns Eisler and a concert by singer-songwriter Leyla McCalla, all in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St.

Soprano Karyn Levitt and pianist Eric Ostling perform Eisler songs, including settings for lyrics by German poet Bertolt Brecht, in translations by renowned playwright Eric Bentley at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7. Admission is free, but tickets are required (see below).

Happy 99th! Pianist Frank Glazer. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

Happy 99th! Pianist Frank Glazer. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

Pianist Frank Glazer, artist in residence at Bates, gives a special 99th-birthday concert featuring music of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and Chopin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8. Following the performance, a reception and toast will be held on the Olin stage in his honor.

Admission to the show is $10 (see below) but 50 free tickets are available for students and seniors (65-plus) as of Feb. 3.

Closing the weekend is McCalla, a singer-songwriter touring in support of her debut album, Vari-Colored Songs: A Tribute to Langston Hughes, at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9. Admission to the show is $15. Free tickets are available to a limited number of students and seniors (65-plus).

Pianist Eric Ostling and soprano Karyn Levitt perform Eric Bentley's translations of songs by Bertolt Brecht collaborator Hanns Eisler.

Pianist Eric Ostling and soprano Karyn Levitt perform Eric Bentley’s translations of songs by Bertolt Brecht collaborator Hanns Eisler.

Free tickets for all three performances are available through bit.ly/oacbates. Paid tickets are available through batestickets.com. For more information, please contact 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.

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