Classical Music Events in Taiwan

2006 Music Listings (Oct. 6 - Oct. 12)

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The Night of Tango – Magic of Latin Music (探戈之夜) will be presented by Kaohsiung City Symphony Orchestra, which will hold a matinee concert at the National Concert Hall in Taipei today and an evening concert at the Chih-De Hall, National Chiang Kai-shek Cultural Center in Kaohsiung (高雄市中正文化中心至德堂) on Sunday. The concert will feature violinist Paefel Gintoli, pianist Oscar De Elia, and dancers Paula and Cristian, who will perform their breathtaking and witty tango interpretations. The audiences will feel the passion of Tango dance and music, which touch people's heart, body, and soul deeply. The program will include Ricardo Matos Rodríguez's <La cumparsita>, Astor Piazzolla's <Calambre>, <Oblivion>, <Verano porteno>, <La muerte del angel>, <Decarissimo>, <Fuga y misterio>, and <Anos de soledad>, Angel Villoldo's <El choclo>, Osvaldo Pugliese's <Recuerdo>, Julián Plaza's <Nocturna>, Rosita Melo's <Desde el alma>, and Pedro Laurenz's <Milonga de mis amores>.
*Today at the National Concert Hall, Taipei and Sunday at the Chih-De Hall, National Chiang Kai-shek Cultural Center in Kaohsiung, 67, Wufu 1st Rd, Kaohsiung City (高雄市五福一路67號).
*Tickets cost from NT$400 to NT$1,200 for Taipei concert and from NT$300 to NT$1,200 for Kaohsiung concert through ERA ticketing.
*Today at 2:30pm and Sunday at 7:30pm
An Evening of Beiguan Music (北管e世代) will be held at the National Recital Hall tomorrow. The tunes of Beiguan are vivid and ast in tempo. With different percussion parts added in alternatively, the music becomes animated and skillful. These characteristics make Beiguan well liked at the traditional bazaars. legendary Beiguan maestro Chiu Huo-Jung (邱火榮) will collaborate with several young talented players from the Luan-Tan-Choiao Beiguan Opera Troupe (亂彈嬌北管樂團). Being the highly anticipated heirs of Beiguan music in Taiwan, the troupe has been invited to perform at several international and domestic festivals. Although all musicians from the troupe playing in this concert are only twenty-odd years old, they have already been playing in public for over 10 years and have been highly acclaimed. led by Chiu, they will show the many facets of Beiguan music, including the commissioned piece composed by television host Jacky Wu (吳宗憲).
*At the National Recital Hall, Taipei
*Tickets are from NT$300 to NT$500 and are available through NTCH ticketing.
*Saturday at 7:30pm

Reiko Watanabe Violin Recital (渡邊玲子小提琴獨奏會) will be held at the National Concert Hall for the Sunday matinee. At 15, Wantanabe was already the best in Japan, and at 20, she was the top-prize winner in Paganini, Viotti, and Gingold Competition. She has been praised by the New York Times as having “formidable technique, luxurious tone, and dramatic flair” and by the Washington Post as having “flawless technique, warm tone, and expressive phrasing.” With Yori Kawashima as pianist, Watanabe will play Clara Schumann's <3 Romanze, Op.1>, Szymanowski's <Myth, Op.30>, Kreisler's <Caprice Viennois>, <Liebesfreud>, <Liebesleid>, and <Schon Rosmarin>, Paganini's <Mose's Fantasy>, and Enesco's <Sonata, No.3>.
*At the National Concert Hall, Taipei
*As of press time, NT$1,800 tickets are sold out, but seats are available from NT$500 to NT$1,500 and also $2,000 through NTCH ticketing.
*Sunday at 2:30pm 
D'un Entrange Dialogue -- Affinites Musicales Paris Taipei (奇異的對話--台法知音) will be held at the National Concert Hall on Oct. 10. To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Forum Music (十方樂集) will hold a transnational performance produced by Hsu Po-nien (徐伯年). Composers, performers, conductors, and crossover artists from Taiwan and France are invited to contribute for this “Gala.” composers Lu Yan (盧炎), Yang Tsung-shien (楊聰賢), Chung Yao-kuang (鍾耀光), are commissioned to write the "Forum Music Concerto" (十方協奏曲), "Beyond the Sound Curtain" (簾聲之外), and "Multivector" (十方) respectively. In addition, the masterpiece of French composer Carlos-Roque Alsina's <D'un Entrange Dialogue> will be performed by conductor Diego Masson, percussionist Gaston Sylvestre, and Forum Music Ensemble. Other artists performing in this concert include pianist Carlos-Roque Alsina, who will play a piano duet with Lo Mei-yah (羅玫雅), dancer Aline Skoaga, harpist Shannon Chieh (解瑄), and the Little Sun Music and Theater Troupe (小太陽音樂劇場).
*At the National Concert Hall, Taipei
*Tickets cost from NT$300 to NT$1,200 and are available through NTCH ticketing.
*Oct. 10 at 7:30pm
Ensemble Wien-Berlin (維也納柏林木管五重奏) will be staged at the National Concert Hall on Oct. 11 and at the Taichung Chungshan Hall (台中市中山堂) on Oct. 12. Established in 1983, Ensemble Wien-Berlin is composed of the eminent flutist Wolfgang Schulz, oboist Hansjorg Schellenberger, clarinetist Norbert Taubl, horn player Stefan Dohr, and bassoonist Daniele Damiano, who come from the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonic. Each team member is proficient in both classical and contemporary repertoires; therefore, Ensemble Wien-Berlin is regarded as one of the topmost chamber music ensembles in the world. Although all members are busy as the orchestra players, they show their cooperative ability in chamber music as the members of Ensemble Wien-Berlin. A regular visitor of world-renowned festivals, they will present compositions  for winds by Mozart, Beethoven, and Reicha. The program will include Reicha's <Quintet for Winds, Op.88/2>, Mozart's <Serenade in C Minor, K.406> and <Music for Winds on “Cosi fan tutte”> arranged by Ulf Guido Schafer, and Beethoven's <Quintet in E-flat Major, Op.4> transcribed by Mordechai Rechtmann.
*At the National Concert Hall, Taipei on Oct. 11 and at the Taichung Chungshan Hall, 98, Hsuehshi Rd, Taichung City (台中市學士路98號) on Oct. 12
*As of press time, NT$500 tickets are sold out, but seats are still available from NT$800 to NT$2,500 through NTCH ticketing for Taipei concert and ERA ticketing for Taichung concert.
*Oct. 11 and 12 at 7:30pm

Jessye Norman Recital (世紀女聲世紀榮耀--潔西諾曼音樂會) will hold a concert at the National Concert Hall on Oct. 12. Norman recalls falling in love with opera ever since hearing a broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera when she was a nine-year-old kid in Augusta, Georgia. From Haydn to Mahler to Schoenberg and Berg, from Satie and Poulenc to Gershwin and Bernstein, the range of Norman's musical reach has been and continues to be breathtaking. No matter what the language, she makes every word matter, every note tell. Jessye Norman's thoughtful music-making, innovative programming and fervent advocacy of contemporary music share equal acclaim with the majesty of her voice. Accompanied by pianist Mark Markham, Norman will sing works of Richard Strauss, Arnold Schoenberg, Francis Poulenc, Erik Satie, George Gershwin, and Edward Kennedy.
*At the National Concert Hall, Taipei
*As of press time, NT$2,000 tickets are sold out, but seats are available from NT$4,000 to NT$12,000 through ERA ticketing.
*Oct 12 at 7:30pm