NANTUCKET, MA – The Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) is pleased to present “Lessons from History: Oh! That Cello!,” a special concert featuring songs by the renowned composer and director Charlie Chaplin. Performed by Grammy-nominated pianist Jennifer Maxwell and cellist Mollie Glazer, this program takes place at the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street, on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 6 P.M.
Known for such films as The Kid, A Woman of Paris, and The Great Dictator, Chaplin was also an acclaimed a pianist, cellist, and prolific composer who scored his own films. Maxwell and Glazer resurrect Chaplin’s forgotten musical works and recount his role as a musical composer and historical figure throughout the twentieth century.
“The NHA is pleased to present this musical program, which brings to life an often over-looked aspect of Charlie Chaplin’s career,” says Brianne Roth, NHA Public Programs Coordinator. “This concert weaves music and history together in a unique and transformative way.”
Dr. Jennifer A. Maxwell holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Boston University. She received a Master of Music degree from the University of Louisville on full fellowship as a student of Artist-in-Residence Lee Luvisi and a Bachelor of Music degree with honors and highest distinction on full scholarship from the University of Iowa. She has also trained at the Brandywine Piano Institute in West Chester, PA, and the Chautauqua Institute in Chautauqua, NY. A committed educator, she has maintained a private teaching studio throughout her career, working with pianists of all ages and levels. She spends half of her time on Nantucket, where she is a faculty member at the Nantucket Music Center (NMC). In May, she was announced as a quarterfinalist for the 2016 Music Educator Award, presented by the Recording Academy and the Grammy Foundation for her work at NMC.
Mollie Glazer is Artistic Director Emerita of the NMC where she also teaches cello, piano, and ukulele. She studied cello and viola da gamba at the New England Conservatory and the Royal Conservatory of The Netherlands. She has performed and recorded with many of the country’s early music ensembles and is a frequent soloist with the Bethlehem Bach Choir. A composer as well, Glazer has written scores for the Pennsylvania Ballet, the National Dance Company of Wales, and the Emmy award-winning film for PBS, If the Walls Could Talk. She recently wrote the score for a new musical Hats Off! which was presented in a staged reading by Theatre Workshop of Nantucket in October 2016. Glazer has recorded for seven record labels, including two self-produced CDs.
This program is made possible, in part, by the M.S. Worthington Foundation.
Tickets for this concert are $10 per person and available at www.nha.org/tickets. Advance ticket registration is recommended.
“Lessons from History: Oh! That Cello!”
featuring Jennifer Maxwell & Mollie Glazer
Thursday, June 15, 2017
6 P.M. (doors open at 5:30 P.M.)
Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street