Richard Clayderman Piano recital (理查克萊德門鋼琴演奏會)
will be presented at the Chih-De Hall, National Chiang Kai-shek Cultural Center, Kaohsiung City (高雄市中正文化中心至德堂)
tonight, at the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall (國父紀念館) tomorrow, and at Taichung's National
Chung Hsing University Huisun Auditorium (台中中興大學惠蓀堂) on Sunday.
Clayderman, the world's most popular instrumental recording artist, encountered the piano early in his life. It is said that,
at the age of six, Clayderman could read music more adeptly than his native French. Today, he has recorded over 1,000 melodies
and, in the words of a German journalist, "he has arguably done more to popularize the piano around the world than anyone
since Beethoven." Clayderman has created "new romantic" style through a repertoire which combines his "trademark" originals
with classics and pop standards.
*At the Chih-De Hall, National Chiang Kai-shek Cultural Center, Kaohsiung City, 67, Wufu
1st Rd, Kaohsiung City (高雄市五福一路67號) tonight, at the Sun Yat-sen Memorial
Hall, 2F, 505, Renai Rd, Sec 4, Taipei (台北市仁愛路四段505號2樓)
tomorrow, and at Taichung's National Chung Hsing University Huisun Auditorium, 250, Kuokuang Rd, Taichung City (台中市南區國光路250號)
*Tickets cost from NT$800 to NT$3,000 and are available through ERA ticketing.
*Tonight and Sunday at 7:30pm;
Saturday at 2:30pm and 7:30pm
Evergreen Symphony Orchestra — Mozart Concerto
for Two Pianos (長榮交響樂團--莫札特雙鋼琴協奏曲)
will be held at the National Concert Hall tonight. Since the orchestra's inception in 1985, its mission has been to cultivate
local musical talent. Wang Ya-hui (王雅蕙), music director and principal conductor of Evergreen Symphony
Orchestra, will be the conductor in this concert. Accompanied by pianists Natalie Zhu (朱葉) and Liao Chiao-han
(廖皎含), the concert will present a program of works, including Mozart's Double Piano Concerto, Bruckner's
Symphony No.4 “Romantic”, and a Taiwanese folk song Dusk thought of Home (黃昏的故鄉)
arranged by Admundson.
* At the National Concert Hall, Taipei
* Tickets from NT$500 to NT$1,500 and are available through
* Tonight at 7:30pm
A Joint Outdoor Concert of Various A Capella Singers
— Re: Play (人聲樂團趴趴唱系列一Re: Play) will be held
tomorrow at the Hsindian MRT Station Plaza tomorrow as part of the 2006 The 6th Taiwan International Choral Ensemble Festival
(2006台灣國際重唱藝術節) organized by the Taiwan Choral Music Center
(台灣合唱音樂中心). The audience will be treated to a one-hour live performance
by the world's best a cappella singers from home and abroad free of charge. For information, please visit the website: www.tcmc.org.tw/festival/index.htm.
At the Hsindian MRT Station Plaza
* Free admission
* Saturday at 3pm
Fan Chiang-yi Piano Recital (漢諾威鋼琴旅人范姜毅鋼琴獨奏會)
will be held in Taipei, Taoyuan, and Ilan starting this Sunday. Fan, 25, is a Taiwanese piano prodigy and currently the youngest
doctoral student at Hannover University for Music and Theater in Germany. He was recognized as a Young Star in 2004. Fan studied
piano under the guidance of M. Dorrle and was selected to compete in the Sviatoslav Richter International Piano Competition
last year. The recital will include a program including Mozart's Piano Sonata in E-Flat Major, K282, Busoni's Sonatina Seconda,
Rachmaninov's Prelude No.2, Op.23, Scriabin's Prelude and Nocturne for the Left Hand, Op.9, Tchaikovsky's Nocturne in F Major
No.1, Op.10 and Meditation in D Major, No.5, Op.72, and Feindberg's Scherzo from Tchaikovsky's Symphony No.6 “Pathetique”.
At the National Recital Hall, Taipei, on Sunday, at the Performing Arts Hall of the Cultural Affairs Bureau of Taoyuan County
government (桃園縣政府文化局演藝廳), 21 Hsianfu Rd, Taoyuan
County (桃園市縣府路21號) on Sept. 15, and at the Ilan Performing Arts Center, Ilan
County Cultural Affairs Bureau (宜蘭縣文化局演藝廳), 482 Chungshan Rd
Sec 2, Ilan City (宜蘭市中山路二段482號) on Sept. 17.
* Tickets range
from NT$250 to NT$500 for Taipei concert, and NT$200 to NT$300 for other concerts through ERA ticketing.
* Sunday, Sept.
15, and Sept. 17 at 7:30pm
Chang Chen-chieh Cello Recital — Finding a bride
for a cello (張正傑大提琴獨奏會 — 大提琴找新娘)
will be held at the National Concert Hall on Sept. 12. Comedian Strong Chao (趙自強) will join the show
to add his own unique brand of humor to the proceedings. On the theme of finding a bride for a cello, the question is who
will this bride: will it be a violin, which may be too small, double bass, which may be too macho, an organ, which may look
too solemn, or some other instrument?
* At the National Concert Hall, Taipei
* Tickets are NT$350 to NT$1,500 and are
available through NTCH ticketing
* Tuesday at 7:30pm
Chen Ruei-bin Double Piano Concert (陳瑞斌雙鋼琴演奏會)
will be held at the National Concert Hall on Thursday. Chen is a world acclaimed Austrian-Chinese pianist, who started his
career as a concert pianist at the age of 10 with the Taipei Symphony Orchestra. Chen will bring the audience a fresh experience
of Grieg, Tchaikovsky, and Brahms in this double piano concert with Lin Wan-ju (林宛儒).
* At the National
Concert Hall, Taipei
* Tickets are NT$500 to NT$3,000 and are available through ERA ticketing.
* Thursday at 7:30pm