Midsummer Mozart Festival's Piano Recital

fresh and intelligent interpretation

Midsummer Mozart Festival's Piano Recital

Daniel Glover, Thomas Hansen

Thursday, July 11th

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$24 ADV / $28 DOOR (plus fees)

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Midsummer Mozart Festival
Midsummer Mozart Festival
A beloved Bay Area institution, the Midsummer Mozart Festival was founded in 1974. The Festival presents a critically-acclaimed summer concert season featuring renowned international soloists as well as distinguished local artists, with a dedication to fresh and intelligent interpretation of the work of this most enduring and universally loved composer. Our mission embraces both performances of the highest artistic excellence and cultivation of new audiences, including young people, to assure the future appreciation of great music and the arts.

Program:
Fantasy in C minor, K. 475
Rondo in D
Adagio in B minor
Gluck Variations, K. 455
Intermission
Sonata (four hands) in F, K. 497
Daniel Glover
Daniel Glover
Pianist Daniel Glover 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, “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 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, 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.
Thomas Hansen
Thomas Hansen has earned enthusiastic critical and audience acclaim for his performances across the country. Born in Massachusetts, he began teaching himself piano at age four. He received a Bachelor of Music degree from the New England Conservatory and a Master's from the University of Michigan. His principal teachers were Theodore Lettvin and Thomas LaRatta. Mr. Hansen performed an all-Liszt recital in the Netherlands on an 1866 Steinway which Liszt himself often used for recitals. Among his many performances with orchestra in the Bay Area are appearances with the Peninsula Symphony, the Redwood Symphony, and the Merced Symphony. The Boston Globe has written that his performance "left no doubt about his fluency, and the cleanness and lack of hokum in his lively playing were most commendable." Mr. Hansen has been on the faculties of Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, the Nueva School in Hillsborough, and the Crestmont Conservatory of Music in San Mateo.