Last Sunday we had our annual Gala, which was a huge success and many of you were there or helped in some way. Thank you. A special thanks to all of our SPONSORS, without whom we couldn't have such a fantastic event. (See some photos here.)
The Auburn Symphony will be finishing up our season with a tip of the derby to the Gershwin brothers, George and Ira.
Mr. Glazier is THE preeminent expert on the Gershwin Brothers, who are widely considered "America's Composers," having written some of the most recognizable music in the Am
erican canon. Richard's access to the Gershwin family vaults has helped him create an
incredible multi-media show.
Glazier was inspired at an early age by the music of the legendary George & Ira Gershwin
. At age 9 he was prompted to write a fan letter to famed lyricist Ira and subsequently the two became friends. Fueled by Ira's encouragement and interest, Glazier dedicated himself to the Gershwin repertoire and the American Popular Songbook, eventually becoming one of the genre's leading authorities. Over the years he has also developed a keen interest in contemporary music standards from the Broadway stage and the Hollywood screen.
Richard's passion for the Great American Popular Song and more contemporary standards has led him to create special programs celebrating both eras. He plays incredible piano arrangements, then tells the history behind the songs, sharing
fascinating stories and funny anecdotes about the composers, the shows, the films, and the stars. His programs often include vintage images and rare film clips.
I hope to see you all at one or both of these upcoming shows!
Executive Director, Auburn Symphony