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Pianist to perform Polish and Russian masterpieces tonight

'An Evening of Music' in Pleasanton will benefit Valley Concert Chorale

Valley Concert Chorale is offering "An Evening of Music with Pianist Daniel Glover" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Lynnewood United Methodist Church, 4444 Black Ave.

Glover will perform a selection of Polish and Russian masterpieces, including Paderewski's Nocturne in B-flat and Variations in A major, Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition" and Chopin's 24 Preludes, Opus 28. The pianist will also share his knowledge of each composer's work and style, breaking down the components of the music to enhance the musical experience for the audience.

Glover, who has been the Valley Concert Chorale's accompanist since 1998, has performed in 42 states and 25 countries throughout Europe, Asia, North America, South America and the Caribbean. He holds a master's degree from New York's Juilliard School and has served on the faculties of many universities.

The San Francisco Classical Voice called Glover's playing "brilliant, tender, whimsical, sparkling," adding, "Glover brought everything together into a well-balanced, evenly measured medium." Its reviewer also stated, "I kept expecting smoke to emerge from the interior of the instrument ... a flawless sense of Lisztian style incorporating its emotional depth."

Concert tickets are $25 with proceeds to benefit the Valley Concert Chorale. For advance tickets, call 866-4003, email info@valleyconcertchorale.org or visit www.valleyconcertchorale.org.

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