Taylor Concert Series Kicks Off Jan. 26 with Renowned Pianists

LACONIA — Taylor Community CEO Bob Selig is pleased to announce monthly musical concerts are coming once again to the local area. The 2014 Taylor Community Music Series sponsored by Bank of New Hampshire kicks off Jan. 26 at 3 p.m. at Taylor's Woodside Building in Laconia.

"By all accounts last year's music series was a great success," said Selig. "The 12 concerts offered a variety of the highest caliber of musicians from throughout New Hampshire. Each performance attracted crowds of up to 180 residents of Taylor Community and the Lakes Region.

"We're delighted Bank of New Hampshire has chosen to partner with us again this year, allowing us to invite renowned musicians from around the state and bring the love of music to the community each month," he said.

"Bank of New Hampshire is pleased to be the lead sponsor of Taylor Community's Music Series once again," said Mark Primeau, BNH's President/CEO. "We look forward to a new year of performances and hope the local community enjoys all the talented musicians scheduled."

This year's concerts begin with an encore performance by renowned pianists Arlene and Christopher Kies, who have premiered several two-piano compositions including performances at the Fromm Foundation at Harvard and the Washington Square Series. They're both faculty within the Music Department at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, and were the first artists for 2013.

Selig added the music series wouldn't have been a reality without Taylor Community resident Bill Bell. "We're grateful to Bill for introducing Taylor to his musical contacts throughout the state. He really took the lead and made it possible to bring a variety of talented musicians to our community." Bell was previously principal cello of the Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra, while continuing a lifetime of playing chamber music.

"The Lakes Region is a music lover's community," said Bell. "We already have a number of outstanding performers lined up for this year and I think people will be very pleased with the results."

"These types of events are one of the reasons so many people choose to move here," said Taylor Marketing Director Paul Charlton "We enjoy being able to offer a variety of entertainment at no cost to the general public."