Palo Alto Philharmonic

serving the Bay Area with quality classical music since 1988

Thomas Shoebotham Music Director
Thomas Shoebotham
Lee Actor Composer-in-Residence
Lee Actor

8 pm* Saturday, February 20, 2016

Mountain View Center for
the Performing Arts

500 Castro Street, Mountain View

(* pre-concert talk at 7:30pm)

Johannes Brahms

Lee Actor


Antonín Dvořák

Hungarian Dance No. 1

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra

Daniel Glover, piano soloist

Symphony No. 7

Click here for concert flyer

Daniel Glover has performed in 42 states and 26 countries throughout Europe, Asia, South America and the Caribbean. The San Jose Mercury News said, "Glover is an incisive, exciting, and apparently tireless player…a natural for hyper-virtuosic challenge." He has been hailed for his "extraordinary technique, analytical understanding and determined phrasing from the first to the last bar." (Südhessische Post, Germany) The San Francisco Classical Voice remarked, "The elegance and civility of Glover’s ap-proach was musically unimpeachable." "Dazzling…golly can he play! I kept expecting smoke to emerge from the interior of the instrument... a flawless sense of Lisztian style incorporating its emotional depth."

Mr. Glover has trained with such luminaries as Eugene List, Abbey Simon, Jerome Lowenthal, Nancy Bachus and Thomas LaRatta. He holds a master’s degree from New York’s Juilliard School, where he was a scholarship student. Among his numerous competition awards is first prize in the prestigious Liederkranz Competition in 1990. His successful 1992 Carnegie Hall recital in New York was a result of winning the Artist’s International Competition. Mr. Glover also appeared in Washington, D.C.’s Corcoran Gallery and at the St. Petersburg Palaces Festival in Russia.

With a repertoire of sixty concerti and other works for piano and orchestra, Mr. Glover has appeared regularly with seventeen Bay Area orchestras, as well as numerous orchestras nationally and internationally. Recent appearances include the critically acclaimed "World Premiere" performance of Eric Zeisl’s Concerto in C major (1952) in May 2005 with the Saratoga Symphony, which was honored as one of the "Top 10 Best Classical Concerts in the Bay Area, 2005" by the San Jose Mercury News. Other performances include Brahms’ Concerto No. 2 in B-flat and Ravel’s Concerto in G with the Tulare County Symphony, Mozart’s Concerto in C minor, K. 491 with the Szeged Philharmonic (Hungary), Rachmaninoff’s Concerto No. 3 with the Redwood Symphony, Shostakovich’s Concerto No. 1 with the Golden Gate Philharmonic Or-chestra, and Bartók’s Rhapsody. In 2013, Mr. Glover gave the world premiere of the Piano Concerto by Lee Actor, a work specially commissioned for him by the Peninsula Symphony, and recorded the work with the Slovak National Symphony in Bratislava, May 2014.

Mr. Glover has served on the faculties of New York University, University of the Virgin Islands, University of San Francisco, Notre Dame de Namur University, and the Summer Piano Workshop of Kent State University.

Mr. Glover has recorded nine CDs, including Franz Liszt, The Profound and The Profane (2008), Spanish Impressions (2006), Romantic Russian Encores (2005), and a recording of live performances of three works for piano and orchestra by Mozart, Strauss and Prokofiev (2005). Previous recordings include the complete solo piano music by Ravel (2003), the Brahms Sonatas for Violin and Piano with violinist Matthew Reichert (2001).

Mr. Glover recently became a published author and editor for Dover Publications. These include editions of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concertos Nos. 2 and 3, an album of orchestral pieces as transcribed by Liszt, and the complete piano music of Paul Dukas.