Evergreen Series Presents Annual Mother’s Day Concert Featuring Richard Glazier: A Salute to the American Song

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20130522 evergreenThe Evergreen Arts & Humanities Series of Washington State Community College (WSCC) will close out its 14th season with the annual Mother's Day Concert featuring award-winning pianist Richard Glazier, who will perform his concert " A Salute to the American Song" at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 12 in the Graham Auditorium. This will be Glazier's second visit to WSCC's campus for the Evergreen Series.

Award winning pianist and master storyteller, Mr. Glazier takes audiences on a musical tour of the 20th century in this fascinating program dedicated to the American Popular Song. Using his piano as a time machine, Glazier starts when Ragtime was King and continues through the decades that followed, with stops in Tin Pan Alley, Broadway and Hollywood. Glazier's exciting piano performances are made even more meaningful with fascinating inside stories and rare film and audio clips.

Whether he's playing the music of Arlen, Gershwin, Rodgers, Kern or a host of other Golden Era composers, Glazier brings new life to old favorites, and his narration never fails to dazzle an audience---so real and deep is his passion for the music. Concluding each program with the complete solo piano version of Rhapsody in Blue, Glazier gives audiences an evening to remember.

In 2010, Glazier was featured on PBS stations around the country with his television program "From Gershwin to Garland – A Musical Journey with Richard Glazier". He has won several major international piano competitions, including the Pro Musicis International Award and National Federation of Music Clubs Grand Prize, and has made formal classical debuts in New York, Boston, Los Angeles and Rome.

The concert begins at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 12 in the Harvey Graham auditorium and is free and open to the public. After the concert, attending families and friends are welcome to enjoy free tea and cookies in celebration of Mother's Day.

Glenwood Retirement Community is once again sponsoring the Mother's Day Concert, making the event possible through their contribution to the Evergreen Series.

The Evergreen Arts & Humanities Series is funded in part by ARTSBRIDGE United Arts Fund, the Marietta Community Foundation and the Marietta/Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau. In addition, The Ohio Arts Council helps to fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

The Series at Washington State serves as a primary source for the community to experience renowned performers and appreciate the works of local artists. Learn more about the slate of programs for the Series' 14th season by visiting www.wscc.edu/evergreenah or by contacting Tanya Wilder at Washington State at 740.374.8716, ext. 2107.

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