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*Pre-concert talk at 7:30

Ethel Smyth The Wreckers Overture
Clara Schumann       Piano Concerto in A minor
       Daniel Glover, piano
Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov Caucasian Sketches Suite No. 1
Igor Stravinsky Symphony in Three Movements
       Guest Conductor John Kendall Bailey

Admission: $22
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(Age 62 and Over): $18
Admission: $10

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Daniel Glover

Pianist Daniel Glover is pleased to be returning as guest soloist with the Palo Alto Philharmonic.  Previous engagements include Chopin Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a theme by Paganini, Prokofiev Concerto No. 1, Rimsky-Korsakov Concerto in C-sharp minor and Lee Actor’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (2012).  He has performed in 42 states and 27 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, “Brilliant, tender, whimsical, sparkling…Glover brought everything together into a well balanced, evenly measured medium.”  “The elegance and civility of Glover’s approach 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 seventy 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. These 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. In 2013, Mr. Glover gave the world premiere of Concerto for Piano and Orchestra 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, and Notre Dame de Namur University.

 Mr. Glover has recorded ten CDs, including his latest release "Great Transcriptions by Legendary Pianists" (2015), 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.


John Kendall Bailey

John Kendall Bailey currently serves as Music Director of the Mozart to Mendelssohn Orchestra, Music Director of Mesopotamia Symphony Orchestra, and Associate Conductor of San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra. In 1994, Mr. Bailey founded the Berkeley Lyric Opera and served as its Music Director and Conductor until 2001. Since then he has been Principal Conductor of Oakland Youth Orchestra, Guest Conductor with the Oakland East Bay Symphony, Folsom Lake Symphony, American Philharmonic-Sonoma County, Diablo Symphony Orchestra, Oakland Ballet, Magik*Magik Orchestra, San Francisco Civic Symphony, San Francisco Concerto Orchestra, and has conducted productions for Festival Opera of Walnut Creek, West Bay Opera, North Bay Opera, Trinity Lyric Opera, Pocket Opera, Mission City Opera, the Crowden School, Oakland School for the Arts, Dominican University, among others. Mr. Bailey has taught conducting at the University of California-Davis and Notre Dame de Namur University.

As a choral director, Mr. Bailey has served as Music Director of Voices of Musica Sacra, Chorus Master for Festival Opera of Walnut Creek and Opera San Jose, and has been Guest Conductor for the University of California-Berkeley Chamber Chorus, the University of California-Davis Chorus, Chamber Singers, and Alumni Chorus, Contra Costa Chorale, and the Berkeley Broadway Singers.

Mr. Bailey is also a composer, and his works have been performed and commissioned in the Bay Area and abroad. In 2010, Carlos Santana and Oakland East Bay Symphony performed his arrangements. As a baritone, oboist, and pianist, Mr. Bailey has performed with the San Francisco, Santa Rosa, Oakland East Bay, Berkeley, Redding, Napa, Sacramento, and Prometheus symphonies, American Bach Soloists, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale, the Midsummer Mozart and West Marin music festivals, San Francisco Bach Choir, Coro Hispano de San Francisco, Pacific Mozart Ensemble, Sacred and Profane, Masterworks Chorale of San Mateo, the Mark Morris and Merce Cunningham dance companies, the Berkeley, Golden Gate, and Oakland Lyric opera companies, and many more. He has recorded for the Harmonia Mundi, Koch International, Pro Musica, Wildboar, Centaur, and Angelus Music labels. He has also been a pre-performance lecturer for the Oakland East Bay Symphony, San Francisco Opera, American Bach Soloists, Festival Opera of Walnut Creek, Gold Coast Chamber Players, and more, a critic for the San Francisco Classical Voice, and a writer of real-time commentary for the Concert Companion.

Earlier Event: March 9
Later Event: May 19