Adventist Church presents free concert Tuesday, Feb. 5
Calvin Taylor, pianist and recording artist, will appear in a free concert of sacred music at 7 p.m. on Tuesday evening, Feb. 5, at the Porterville Seventh-day Adventist Church, corner of Highway 65 and Linda Vista.
Taylor has toured throughout the world, performing in North and South America, Europe, Ukraine and the Far East. Holding degrees in music from Oberlin Conservatory, the University of Michigan and the University of Kentucky, Calvin has authored several music books, including “Spirituals for Piano,” “The Patriotic Piano,” “Spiritual Suite for Organ,” Spirituals for Worship,” “Sacred Classics” and “Five Spirituals for Organ.” With 10 solo recordings to his credit, Taylor records for Master Disc Records. Movements from his “Sunrise Symphony” have been performed by several orchestras, including Nashville, Shreveport, South Arkansas and Detroit Symphony Orchestras.
Awarded a full scholarship to Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, Taylor’s ability to improvise led him to become the first student in the school’s more than 150-year history to improvise a graduate concert encore.
With an unusually-large hand span of over one and a half octaves, Taylor presents sounds and colors at the keyboard which would normally require four hands. Playing piano by ear at 5 years of age, he began formal lessons on his seventh birthday. He also studied other instruments and was serving as a church organist at the age of 14. While in high school, Taylor was a member of both the Los Angeles Junior Philharmonic and the Southwest Youth Symphony.
There is no charge for admission. A freewill offering will be received.
The public is enthusiastically invited to attend. For further information, call the church office at 784-6031.