Christopher Taylor, piano

Sunday, November 21, 2021 at 2:00PM

Doors open at 1:15PM

Due to the current covid surge, we are requiring proof of vaccinations for our October, November and December concerts.

 

Until further notice:

  • masks must be worn indoors at all times and social distancing will be encouraged

  • we will not have in-person pre-concert forums 

  • we will not have intermissions and the concert programs will be approximately an hour and 10 minutes (similar to normal concert length - 80 minutes of music without the 20-30 minute intermission)

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Do you recall Taylor’s sensational 2014 dual keyboard Steinway concert?  He’s back! Hailed by critics as “frighteningly talented” (The New York Times) and “a great pianist” (The Los Angeles Times), Taylor will astound you (on a single keyboard piano) with the Liszt transcriptions of the Beethoven symphonies, #3 and #4 which are arguably the greatest and most difficult works of transcription ever composed.

 

"These are the greatest works for the piano, tremendous works...every note of those symphonies is in these Liszt works."  ~Vladimir Horowitz

Program: 

​Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 & No. 4 (Transcription for Piano Solo by Franz Liszt)
 

It takes extraordinary skill as an orchestrator to condense an entire Beethoven symphony into a version for a solo instrument, but that is just what Franz Liszt accomplished in his piano transcriptions. Hear virtuoso pianist Christoper Taylor perform two of these transcendent symphony transcriptions, works he describes as a “new perspective on something familiar."

 

SPONSORS

Dr. Dennis McShane & the Honorable Richard Gordon

Lisbeth Noel and Audrey Ohlson Smith

 

Matthew Zealear M.D.
Eye Physician and Surgeon 
Sierra View Medical Eye