Jessica Bejarano, guest conductor
Grazyna Bacewicz - Overture for Orchestra
Rachmaninov -Piano Concerto No. 2
Daniel Glover, piano
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 4
About Jessica Bejarano, guest conductor
Jessica Bejarano currently serves as Music Director of West County Winds; Artistic Director of the Chamber String Orchestra of San Francisco; Associate Conductor of the Community Women’s Orchestra; Instrumental and Vocal Director of the Jewish Community High School; and Artist-In-Residence with LEAP...Imagination in Learning in San Francisco.
Jessica received her Master of Arts in Conducting from the University of California, Davis; Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the University of Wyoming; and Associate of Fine Arts in Music Education from Casper College.
During the summer of 2007, Jessica attended the International Academy of Advanced Conducting in Saint Petersburg, Russia where she received “Honorable Mention” for her performance with the Classical Symphony Orchestra of Saint Petersburg. Jessica was invited back by the Academy (IAAC) in 2008 to continue her studies with Maestro Leonid Korchmar and to conduct a performance with the Chamber String Orchestra of Urbino in Urbino, Italy. During the same summer, she also attended the International Institute for Conductors in Bac?u, Romania where she conducted the Philharmonic Orchestra “Mihail Jora” of Bacau in two separate performances. In September, 2010, Jessica was one of ?fteen conductors selected from around the world to study with Maestro Jorma Panula and conduct the Ruse National Philharmonic in Ruse, Bulgaria.
Recently, in June, 2012, Jessica was invited to the Conductors’ Guild Conducting Mastercourse with Maestra Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. In July, Jessica was selected to participate in the International Conductors Masterclass in San Lorenzo del Escorial, Spain. During her time in Spain she worked closely with Maestro Jorma Panula and conducted the Camerata Antonio Soler Orchestra in performance. In August, after Spain, Jessica was accepted into the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music as a conductor with Maestra Marin Alsop and Maestro Gustav Meier in Santa Cruz, California.
About Daniel Glover, piano Daniel Glover is thrilled to be making his third appearance with BARS. Previous appearances included Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 and Rachmaninov's Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini.
Pianist Daniel Glover has performed in 42 states and 25 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 Artists 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’s 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 Orchestra (Hungary), Rachmaninov’s Concerto No. 3 with the North Bay Philharmonic, Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Golden Gate Philharmonic Orchestra, Bartók’s Rhapsody, Opus 1, with the Kensington Symphony, Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Mission Chamber Orchestra, Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini with the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony, Messiaen’s Turangalîla Symphony with the Redwood Symphony, and Amy Beach’s Piano Concerto with the Symphony Parnassus.
Daniel 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 eight 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 New York violinist Matthew Reichert (2001), and Russian Romantics (2000). These recordings are available for purchase at this concert. Visit Daniel Glover’s website: www.danielgloverpianist.com.
Part of BARS' LGBTQ Composer and Performing Artist Series, which strives to redefine perceptions of LGBTQ music and increase awareness of the beauty, talents, and accomplishments of fellow LGBTQ individuals and groups.