Concert Pianist Daniel Glover Performs Feb. 18: “Happy 150th Birthday Rachmaninoff!”

Presented by Valley Concert Chorale

Livermore, Calif. – Experience a special musical event when concert pianist Daniel Glover performs musical selections of Rachmaninoff in celebration of his 150th birthday, as well as waltzes, marches and more by equally well-known composers representing four periods of music: Baroque, Classical, Romantic and 20th Century. Valley Concert Chorale hosts the event that is both entertaining and educational as Mr. Glover shares the history and analysis of each piece he performs.  Event details are as follows:


Happy 150th Birthday, Rachmaninoff!

Saturday, February 18, 2023

7:30 pm

First Presbyterian Church

2020 Fifth St, Livermore


Mr. Glover’s program focuses on two themes. The first is a celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff.  Mr. Glover will play his most famous composition Prelude in C-sharp Minor, also known as “The Bells of Moscow”, which was written when Rachmaninoff was just 19.  Four additional pieces were published with it entitled Morceaux de fantaisie that are included in the first half of the program.


The second half of the program is a unique tribute by Franz Liszt to Franz Schubert, in the form of transcriptions of songs, dances and marches for piano solo.  Schubert’s vast output included over 600 songs and 400 dances.  Liszt was instrumental in exposing these great works to a larger audience. The program will be rounded out by a Bach Fantaisie in C minor, Haydn‘s Sonata No. 48 and Debussy‘s magisterial L’isle joyeuse (The Isle of Joy).


“Mr. Glover’s piano concerts are always a popular event,” says Bill Leach, VCC Board President. “He is an internationally-known concert pianist and has a great following around the world.  We are so very fortunate to have him as the Chorale’s accompanist for so many years and we enjoy offering the community an opportunity to experience his great talent each year.”



Tickets are $30.00.  Advance tickets may be purchased online at  Proceeds from the performance will benefit the Valley Concert Chorale.


For more information about the Valley Concert Chorale performances, ticket purchases and auditions, visit or call the general information line at (925) 866-4003.


About Mr. Glover

Pianist Daniel Glover, who has been the Valley Concert Chorale’s accompanist since 1998, performed 65 works for piano and orchestra, including three world premieres. He recently recorded Lee Actor’s Piano Concerto, a work dedicated to him, in Bratislava, Slovakia with the Slovak National Symphony Orchestra. He has appeared as soloist with nearly 20 local orchestras, as well as the Szeged Philharmonic (Hungary), Slovak National Symphony Orchestra, as well as members of the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony and San Francisco Symphony. Daniel 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. Glover has performed in 42 states and 27 countries throughout Europe, Asia, North/South America and the Caribbean.


The San Francisco Classical Voice said of Glover, “Brilliant, tender, whimsical, sparkling, Glover brought everything together into a well-balanced, evenly measured medium. 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.” 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)


Find out more about Mr. Glover at


About Valley Concert Chorale

Celebrating 60 years as the Tri-Valley’s premier chorus. Under the direction of John Emory Bush, the Chorale has offered a variety of musical performances to serve the diverse musical tastes of its audiences.

Valley Concert Chorale’s mission is to engage audiences in the transforming power of music by sharing their passion and joy in live performance. They are dedicated to excellence in singing choral music of all genres, nurturing the next generation of singers, and supporting musical endeavors in the Tri-Valley community.

The all-volunteer, non-profit chorale receives financial support from grants, ticket sales, membership dues, fundraisers and donations.




City: Livermore
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Program Items

Rachmaninoff Prelude in C-sharp Minor
Rachmaninoff Morceaux de fantaisie
Bach Fantaisie in C minor
Haydn Sonata No. 48
Debussy L’isle joyeuse


Daniel Glover pianist

First Presbyterian Church in Livermore

First Presbyterian Church in Livermore

2020 5th Street
Livermore, CA 94550
United States