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2006 Music Listings (Oct. 20 - Oct. 26)

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National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) Master Chamber Concerts: Clarinetist Ricardo Morales and Bassoonist Daniel Matsukawa of the Philadelphia Orchestra (名家室內樂: 費城木管名家 -- 黎卡多.摩瑞斯丹尼爾.松川). In woodwind music, there are very few solo pieces written for the bassoon, and even fewer for duet for bassoon and clarinet. For this reason, the first concert in the NSO's 2006/2007 Master Chamber Concert promises to be a real treat for woodwind music fans. It will feature Morales and Matsukawa, principal clarinetist and bassoonist of the Philadelphia Orchestra, playing a duet piece by Beethoven, while Maestro Chien Wen-pin (簡文彬) will join them on the piano in works by Mendelssohn and Elgar. The program will include Mendelssohn's No. 1, Op.113 and No.2, Op.114 of <Concert Pieces for Clarinet, Bassoon, and Piano>, Elgar's <Romance for Bassoon and Piano, Op.62>, Beethoven's <Duet for Clarinet and  Bassoon, No.3>, and Glinka's <Trio “Pathetique” for Clarinet, Bassoon, and  Piano>.
*At the National Recital Hall, Taipei
*As of press time, NT$300 tickets are sold out, but seats are available from NT$400 to NT$500 through NTCH ticketing.
*Oct. 21 at 7:30pm
Taiwan Wind Ensemble Concert (台灣管樂團音樂會) will be held in Taichung, Tainan, and Taipei starting tomorrow. Chung Yao-kuang (鍾耀光) will be the conductor as well as the composer of the concert program. Also, the concert will feature clarinetist Lai Yi-jui (賴怡叡), sopranos Ho Kung-ting (何康婷) and Lin Chin-ru (林錦如), and baritone Hsu Te-tsung (許德崇). Taiwan Wind Ensemble will present Chung's works including <Advance Your Flight Fanfare and March for Symphonic Band> (展翅上騰), <Four Studies on Themes of Pablo Picasso> (四首畢卡索名畫練習曲), <Concerto for Clarinet and Wind Ensemble> (豎笛協奏曲), <Festive Celebration> (節慶), <Symphony No. 1 for Wind Orchestra  1st Movement “Fresno” and 2nd Movement “Mountain Ritual Dances” > (第一交響曲第一樂章壁畫與第二樂章祭舞), <Taiwanese Folksong Medley> (台灣民謠組曲).
*Oct. 21 at the Taichung Chungshan Hall (台中市中山堂), 98, Hsuehshi Rd, Taichung City (台中市學士路98號), Oct. 28 at the National Cheng Kung University's Cheng Kung Hall (台南成功大學成功廳), 1, University Rd, Tainan City (台南市大學路1號), and Oct. 30 at the National Concert Hall, Taipei.
*Tickets are from NT$200 to NT$300 for Taichung and Tainan concerts and from NT$250 to NT$500 for Taipei concert through NTCH ticketing.
*Oct. 21, 28, and 30 at 7:30pm
National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) Richard Strauss Cycle I: Hero's Fanfare (國家交響樂團發現理查.史特勞斯系列一: 英雄的信號). This will be the opening matinee concert of Richard Strauss Cycle beginning with Strauss's glorious <Fanfare for Vienna Philharmonic>. As part of the 20th anniversary celebration, NSO commissions composer Pan Hwang-long (潘皇龍), a renowned native composer and winner of National Arts Award in 1992, to write <Heterophony Concerto for Orchestra> for NSO. Pan uses beiguan, guzheng, and suona horn to create an appealing fusion of eastern and western musical style. In addition, Ricardo Morales and DAniel Matsukawa, the woodwind principal players of the Philadelphia Orchestra, will team up to perform Richard Strauss' <Duett-Concertino>. Other works will include Weber's charming solo clarinet and bassoon works and Strauss' <Salomes Tanz>, which will make a perfect ending to this milestone birthday concert. A pre-concert talk will be held in the lobby of the National Concert Hall 30 minutes prior to the concert.
*At the National Concert Hall, Taipei
*As of press time, NT$300 tickets are sold out, but seats are available from NT$500 to NT$1,500 through NTCH ticketing.
*Oct. 22 at 2:30pm
Jien Sho-yu Cello Concerto (簡琇瑜大提琴獨奏會). Cellist Jien, a graduate of the Juilliard School, has become the principal cellist at the Taipei Symphony Orchestra since 1990. Joined by pianist Liao Chiao-han (廖皎含), Jien will play aprogram of works including Beethoven's <Sonata No.2, Op.5> and <Sonata No.2, Op.105>, and Shostakovich's <Sonata, Op.40>.
*At the National Recital Hall, Taipei
*Tickets range from NT$400 to NT$600 and are available through NTCH ticketing.
*Oct. 25 at 7:30pm
German Trio Achat Concert Tour (琴定布萊梅--艾哈特三重奏). Three professors from the Bremen Music Academy in Germany, violinist Reinhold Heise, cellist Ulf Schade, and pianist Tseng I-fei (曾一菲) founded Trio Achat in 2002. As “Achat” means “agate,” the name represents the sincere and charming nature of their music. The three musicians will perform the works of Franz Schubert, the king of song, Claude Debussy, the founder of musical impressionism, Mozart, the musical genius, and Dmitri Shostakovich, the greatest composer of the 20th century. The trio will tour Taichung, Tainan, Kaohsiung, Changhua, Hsinchu, Taipei, and Ilan starting Oct. 25 for nine concerts.
*Oct. 25 at the National Taichung Library Chunghsing Concert Hall (台中中興堂), 291-3, Jingwu Rd, Taichung City (台中市精武路219之3號), Oct. 26 at the Tainan County Cultural Center (台南縣立文化中心), 23, Jhongjheng Rd, Sinying City, Tainan County (台南縣新營市中正路23號), Oct. 27 at the Fangshan Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall (高雄鳳山國父紀念館), 228, Kuangyuan Rd, Fangshan City, Kaohsiung County (高雄縣鳳山市光遠路228號), Oct. 28 at the Changhua Recreational Center (彰化介壽生活藝文館), 259, Minsheng Rd, Changhua City (彰化市民生路259號), Oct. 30 at the Tunghai University Fanghua Hall (東海大學芳華廳), 181, Taichung Port Rd, Taichung City (台中市台中港路三段181號), Oct. 31 at the International Conference Hall at Chung Hua University (中華大學國際會議廳), 707, Sec 2 Wufu Rd, Hsinchu City (新竹市五福路二段707號 ), Nov. 1 at the Audiovisual Theater on the 3rd floor of the Arts and Culture Center at National Chengchi University (政大藝文中心), 64, Sec 2 Zhinan Rd, Taipei (台北市文山區指南路二段64號), Nov. 2 at the Yilan Performing Arts Center, Ilan County Cultural Affairs Bureau (宜蘭縣文化局演藝廳), 482, Zhongshan Rd, Ilan City (宜蘭市中山路二段482號), and Nov. 4 at the National Taiwan Arts Education Center (國立台灣藝術教育館), 47, Nanhai Rd, Taipei (台北市南海路47號).
*Most concerts are free admission and obtaining free tickets in advance will be required in some concerts. Tickets cost from NT$200 to NT$500 for Taichung concert and NT$200 for Ilan concert through ERA ticketing.
*All concerts will begin at 7:30pm except the concert at National Chengchi University, which will start at 7pm.