Jane Glover Hit Author With ‘Handel In London’
By LIBBY CUDMORE
CHERRY VALLEY – Fixing up a guest house in Cherry Valley, Graham Humes was worried what his summer tenant, Jane Glover, in town to conduct “L’Incoronazione di Poppea” at the 1994 Glimmerglass Festival, might think.
“I was afraid she wouldn’t like it!” he said. “But we got a piano in there for her, and she was very happy.”
So happy, in fact, that she returned for the next five years to conduct at the festival, often having dinner with Humes or spending an evening at the Rose and Kettle. “She was a charming woman who loved Cherry Valley,” said Humes.
Glover, a renown conductor of Baroque music, has recently released her second book, “Handel in London: The Making of a Genius” with MacMillian. The book has receive a starred review from Kirkus and praise from the Washington Post and Wall Street Journal.
“I thought the book was wonderful,” said Francesca Zambello, Festival general & artistic director. “She’s a wonderful collaborator, very connected to the drama, while also having an eye to the conventions of the baroque pieces.”
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, SEPT. 1
BALLOON FEST – 5-9 p.m. Enjoy an evening of food, music, hot air balloons with Fabulous Friday. Neahwa Park, Oneonta. Call (607)432-2941 or visit www.facebook.com/BalloonGlowFest/
ART RECEPTION – 5-8 p.m. Art exhibit with Anthony Hanakovic “The Baroque Period Revisited” working in Oil Painting, Etchings, Aquatints; Judith Lamb “Organic Matter, The Cycle of Life,” Oil Paintings; James Nefsey “Myths and Ancient Memories” photographs. On display thru 9/17. Community Arts Network of Oneonta, Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call (607) 432-2070 or visit www.canoneonta.org/calendar/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, AUG. 31
PEDAL HARP MUSIC – 6:30 p.m. Suzanne Rudy performs music from Broadway and other classical pieces on her 5-foot tall pedal harp. Woodside Hall, 1 Main St., Oneonta. Call (607)547-0600 ext. 101 or visit www.facebook.com/Woodside.Hall/
SMITHY FUNDRAISER – 5:30-9 p.m. Annual fund-raiser to support The Smithy Gallery & Clay Studio. Tickets, $65 adult, $45 children, at the door. The Smithy, 55 Pioneer St., Cooperstown. Call (607)547-8671 or visit www.smithyarts.org/special-events