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International Concert Pianist Richard Glazier to Perform at Cañada College

International concert pianist Richard Glazier will give a "concert and conversation" on the music of George Gershwin on Thursday, May 10, at 12:30 pm in the Cañada College Main Theater. The event is free and open to students, faculty, staff, administration, and the public.

Glazier is a favorite performer on KQED-TV and PBS stations throughout the United States and his television special "From Gershwin to Garland" has become a programming classic winning multiple awards including four Telly Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Entertainment, Documentary and Cultural Programming. He has performed in every state of the union, at the United Nations, the Smithsonian Institute, Carnegie Hall and was awarded the Alumni Achievement Award from his alma mater the Cleveland Institute of Music for his contributions to the American Popular Song. He also won several major international piano competitions including the Pro Musics International Award and the National Federation of Music Clubs' Grand Prize.

Glazier's greatest passion is his collection of memorabilia related to the Gershwins, their contemporaries and the Golden Era. He has spent a lifetime collecting autographed sheet music, concert programs, photographs, books, records and letters, as well as an extensive collection of original vintage movie posters. Richard Glazier has the distinction of being selected as a Steinway Artist and his appearance is made possible thanks to the support of Sherman Clay Pianos in Santa Clara. Sherman Clay Pianos is providing a new 7-foot Steinway for this concert; come hear the glories of a 9-foot grand at the Grand Piano Benefit Concert given by Richard Glazier and the Redwood Symphony, June 30, 2012 at 8 pm featuring the Gershwin Concerto in F for Piano and Orchestra.

For further information, contact Dave Meckler at mecklerd@smccd.edu or 650 306-3439.

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