Dame Jane Glover Named Principal Guest Conductor at Fort Worth

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Dame Jane Glover conducts the Music of the Baroque in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion (Photo: Elliot Mandel)

Dame Jane Glover, the longtime music director of Chicago-area ensemble Music of the Baroque, has been appointed principal guest conductor of Texas’s Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.

In her new role — which will take effect at the beginning of the 2025-26 season — Glover will conduct two programs per season with the orchestra.

A recognized baroque expert, Glover has conducted at many of the world’s most prestigious halls and stages, including the Metropolitan Opera, the Philadelphia Orchestra, Teatro Real, and Glyndebourne. She was appointed music director of Music of the Baroque in 2002. In 2022, Glover made her CSO debut conducting music by Mozart, Handel, and Haydn.

Glover will succeed Kevin John Edusei as principal guest conductor. FWSO’s prior principal guest conductor, Robert Spano, now serves as the orchestra’s music director.

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra is in the top five Texas orchestras in terms of revenue, assets, and employees. The upcoming season will feature appearances by respected figures such as conductor James Conlon and violinist James Ehnes.

Glover made her debut with the orchestra in January 2023, and she returns to Texas next week to lead the orchestra in music of Britten, Ravel, and Mozart. Before stepping into her new role, Glover will return to the FWSO podium in October 2024.