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Pure Imagination with Pianist Richard Glazier
November 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
There’s nothing like being in the audience of a great Broadway musical. You are part of a tradition that goes back to the middle of the eighteenth century, and the experience is unforgettable. From the moment Al Jolson sang “Toot, Toot, Tootsie” in 1927’s The Jazz Singer—the first talking motion picture—movies have been filled with music. Music is the unseen character in every film that can set the mood, advance the plot, and thrill the audience. Coinciding with the release of his new album, Richard Glazier will present “Pure Imagination,” a brand new piano solo multimedia program filled with great music from Broadway and Hollywood. Selections include a Hollywood overture, a medley from West Side Story, “The Man That Got Away,” “Embraceable You,” “Body and Soul,” and more. The show will also feature rare audio and video clips and exclusive interviews with legendary Hollywood figures like actor Mickey Rooney.
Glazier, star of three award-winning PBS specials, is hailed as a master storyteller who brings music to life with backstories and fascinating history. He is at home playing a wide range of musical styles, from classical to jazz, and has produced six albums for Centaur Records. Glazier lives with his wife Jan in Sacramento, California.