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A STUDY IN CONTRASTS

*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

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

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Daniel Glover

Pianist Daniel Glover has performed in 42 states and 25 countries throughout Europe, Asia, North America, 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.”

Monterey Peninsula Reviews said, “He is a master of intricate detail and can produce truly magical sounds.”

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 over fifty-five concerti and other works for piano and orchestra, Mr. Glover has appeared regularly with eighteen 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, Brahms’ Concerto No. 2 in B-flat and Ravel’s Concerto in Gwith the Tulare County Symphony, Mozart’s Concerto in C minor, K. 491 with the Szeged Philharmonic (Hungary), Rachmaninoff’s Concerto No. 3 with the North Bay Philharmonic, Tchaikovsky’s Concerto No. 2 in G with the Nova Vista Symphony, Bartok’s Rhapsody, Opus 1 with the Kensington Symphony, Prokofiev’s Concerto No. 3 with the Redwood Symphony, Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini with the Palo Alto Philharmonic, Saint Saëns Concerto No. 2 with the Mission Chamber Orchestra and Messian’s massive Turangalila Symphony.

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

Mr. Glover has recorded eight CDs on the DG2 label, including Franz Liszt, The Profound and the Profane (2008), Spanish Impressions (2006), Romantic Russian Encores (2005), and a recording of live performances of 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 New York violinist Matthew Reichert (2001), Russian Romantics (2000), and an all-Chopin concert recorded live in 1999.


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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.


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