Reviews

Music of the Baroque (September 2021)

"Few more formidable interpreters of the baroque master’s music walk the earth than Glover... She took care to balance the colors of winds against strings deftly and point the rhythms acutely."

 

Chicago Classical Review

Beethoven & DvořákAspen Festival Orchestra (August 2021)

"In a season in which conductors too often let orchestras under their batons get a too loud too often for concerto soloists, Glover stood out by finding exquisite balances between ensemble and soloist without losing any of the necessary orchestral energy. Her every phrase had an arc, and she winnowed the ends of those phrases so they did not cover James Ehnes’ refined playing when it sailed into the fiddle’s highest notes. In the symphony Glover tied phrases together seamlessly, a welcome approach as Dvořák tended to map his music in blocks. She made the flow feel utterly natural."

Aspen Times

Mozart in the Meadows, Cleveland Orchestra (July 2021)
"Dame Jane Glover was the perfect conductor, with forces considerably reduced...Glover encouraged the orchestra’s natural tendencies, with releases that seemed magically to lift off the notes at the ends of significant phrases...Every detail of the concert had been executed with care and fine musicianship."

(Bachtrack)

Alison Balsom plays Haydn & Mozart Symphonies 36 & 38: Music of the Baroque, Chicago (January 2020)

A quintessential Mozartean, Glover remains unimpeachable in this domain. Her reading of the Linz Symphony was especially of note: lean and spirited, yet brilliantly balancing the drama and refinement that inherently coexist in the score...Glover’s sensitivity for ensemble texture kept the siciliano buoyant despite the ballast of the winds and timpani, and her careful control of the dynamics illuminated clever variations in each statement of the amiable melody.

(Chicago Classical Review)

Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro, Aspen Music Festival (August 2019)

The conductor Jane Glover chose ideal tempos and maintained a fine balance throughout, also playing the harpsichord recitatives and demonstrating her rich experience in Mozart and Figaro in particular.

(Opera Magazine)

Bach: Mass in B-Minor  Music of the Baroque, Chicago (September 2019)

The Mass in B-minor...certainly received a masterly treatment by the Music of the Baroque Chorus and Orchestra, whose season-opening performance at Chicago’s Harris Theater September 14 drew roaring ovations for all the performers — from conductor Jane Glover to the four vocal soloists, to the 34-member chorus, and right through to the violinists and bassoonists.

(Third Coast Review)

Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro, Aspen Music Festival (August 2019)

Mozart’s music carries the day, and the success of this production owes the most to Glover and the 41-piece orchestra.

(Aspen Times)

Mozart: Requiem and 'Bach in Motion' (July 2019)

The OBF is an international event with international stars. Chief among them was British conductor Jane Glover, who led a masterful version of W.A. Mozart’s Requiem on opening night and the innovative dance concert “Bach in Motion.”

(Register Guard)