Broadway to Hollywood
The Stories Behind Legendary Show Tunes and Film and Television Scores – Join pianist and historian Richard Glazier as he weaves together interviews, piano performances, and commentary to create a unique view of Broadway and Hollywood through music. Glazier explores the history of the great music that has been written for Broadway musicals and Hollywood films and television, sharing his lifetime love of each, as well as his proven talent as a host/narrator and pianist. Among the remarkable people who appear in this special are the late actor Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. (award-winning star of The F.B.I. and son of famed violinist Efrem Zimbalist); Broadway veteran Patricia Morison (star of the original production of Kiss Me Kate); film and television composer Lalo Schifrin; author Daniel Selznick (son of famed producer David O. Selznick, and grandson of MGM founder Louis B. Mayer); composer/conductor David Newman (son of Alfred Newman, longtime head of the 20th Century Fox Music Department and composer of over 200 film scores); Miles Kreuger, founder of the Institute of the American Musical; and Gene Allen, former president of the Motion Picture Academy and the Art Directors Guild, Academy Award-winning art director (My Fair Lady), and longtime production manager for famed director George Cukor.
From Ragtime to Reel Time
From Ragtime to Reel Time - Richard Glazier in Concert was filmed live in front of a studio audience in San Francisco, CA. The concert features Glazier telling fascinating backstage stories, and playing glorious arrangements of songs by a host of Golden Era composers including Gershwin, Arlen, Rodgers and Kern. Film legend Mickey Rooney is along as Glazier's special guest, and the two sing a duet in what was once the old MGM pre-recording stage. If you like great music, Old Hollywood, inside stories and a charming host, From Ragtime to Reel Time is for you!
From Gershwin to Garland
"From Gershwin to Garland: A Musical Journey with Richard Glazier" begins with the opening bars of George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue. From there, pianist Richard Glazier takes us in a musical time machine through the Golden Age of American Popular Song. Glazier's warm, witty and fascinating inside stories accompany the glorious music.
From the keyboard of a gorgeous Steinway concert grand, with portraits of his musical heroes looking over his shoulders, Glazier tells his stories of George & Ira Gershwin, composer Johnny Green, the great opera star Camilla Williams, composer Hugh Martin, and Judy Garland, whose performance in the file "Girl Crazy" sparked Glazier's interest in this music. The show's climax is the complete solo piano version of Rhapsody in Blue.