May 12, 2022
By Andy Johnson
Gloria Parker was known was the Maestra of Musical Glasses.
Parker, who played a number of instruments and appeared on radio and television, is best known for the musical glasses skill that led to a role in Woody Allen’s 1984, black and white movie “Broadway Danny Rose.”
She was considered the master of conjuring music from 28 glasses, each filled with water or white wine to produce particular sounds.
In 1979, she performed with the Hartford Symphony at a pops concert.
In 1981 she recorded an album called “A Toast to Christmas in the 80’s With Singing Glasses.”
Gloria Parker has died in a hospital in New York.
She was 100 years old.