“Conductor Jane Glover is in high demand, and with more than four decades of professional conducting in her resume, at 69, she is still passionately enthusiastic about music,” writes Lily O’Brien in last Friday’s (11/30) San Francisco Classical Voice. “She is also a writer, and her newest book, Handel in London, is literally hot off the press. She will be conducting Handel’s Messiah at the San Francisco Symphony on Dec. 14–15.” Glover: “I heard my first Messiah when I was 9 years old in Lincoln Cathedral … I was so swept up in it, and somehow I knew that I was going to be a musician…. I have always adored conducting the Messiah, and I am about to do my 100th performance in Cleveland the week before I come to San Francisco. I think in San Francisco it will be 105 or 106…. All the performances are different, and I’ve done it with big symphony orchestras like the San Francisco Symphony and the Cleveland Orchestra, and with small groups, like Philharmonia Baroque … The thing about Messiah is that every number is a showstopper, and the quality of the music is so consistently excellent, that it never does anything except inspire you.”

Posted December 7, 2018