The Vienna Boys' Choir (維也納少年合唱團)
will tour Taiwan today through Nov. 3. The Vienna Boys' Choir is one of the oldest boys' choirs existing in the world. For
nearly five hundred years they have been a symbol of Austria and regarded as Austria's “singing ambassadors.”
A number of famous musicians have emerged from its ranks. Its first-class training has produced numerous highly qualified
vocalists, violinists and pianists, including Joseph Haydn, Franz Schubert, Mozart, and other classical music celebrities.
As early as 1924 the “Vienna Boys' Choir” - reformed by the rector Joseph Schnitt, with great personal zeal -
gave guest performances in the world's most famous concert halls. Since those days the Vienna Boys' Choir have given concerts
under nearly all the great conductors of this century:, such as Claudio Abbado, Leonard Bernstein, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Herbert
von Karajan, Carlos Kleiber, Lorin Maazel, Riccardo Muti and Sir George Solti. And, as ever, every Sunday the Vienna Boys'
Choir sing solemn mass in Vienna's Hofburg chapel, continuing a tradition unbroken since 1498. In addition to classical favorites
for choir from Mozart to contemporary music, the choir will perform short staged works. The program will include Mozart's
medley, ABBA’s <Mamma Mia!>, and the Beatles’ <Yesterday>.
*Tonight at the Taichung Zhongshan Hall
(台中市中山堂), 98, Hsuehshi Rd, Taichung City (台中市學士路98號),
Oct. 29 at the Chi-Teh Hall, National Chiang Kai-shek Cultural Center, Kaohsiung City (高雄中正文化中心至德堂),
67 Wufu 1st Rd, Kaohsiung City (高雄市五福一路67號), Oct 31 and Nov. 1 at
the National Concert Hall, Taipei, Nov. 2 at the Hsinchu Municipal Performance Hall (新竹市立演藝廳),
17 Tungta Rd Sec 2, Hsinchu City (新竹市東大路二段17號), and Nov. 3
at the Chungli Arts Center (中壢藝術館音樂廳), 16, Chungmei Rd, Chungli City
*Tickets range from NT$500 to NT$1,500 for Taipei concerts
and from NT$400 to NT$1,500 for all other concerts through NTCH ticketing. As of press time, Taipei’s NT$500 to NT$1,000
tickets, Taichung and Hsinchu’s NT$400 tickets, Chungli’s NT$400 to NT$600 tickets, and Kaohsiung’s NT$400
to NT$800 tickets are sold out.
*Oct. 27, 29, and 31 and Nov. 1 to Nov. 3 at 7:30pm
Kunzel's Halloween Party (康澤爾的萬聖派對).
Equally at home with classical and contemporary music, American Erich Kunzel is considered a master conductor. <<The
Chicago Tribune>> has titled him “The Prince of Pops.” For this Halloween Party concert, Kunzel has chosen
themes and excerpts from a wide range of sources, classical, opera, musical to film Music fans of all persuasions looking
for an exciting mood in Halloween should not miss Kunzel's Halloween Party. Also, Welly Yang (楊呈偉), who
has had a sweeping career as a singer, writer, actor, and producer, will sing in this concert. The program will include Constant's
Theme from “The Twilight Zone,” Berlioz's “March to the Scaffold” from <Symphonie Fantastique>,
A. Lloyd Webber's “Overture” and “Music of the Night” from the musical <the Phantom of the Opera>,
Mussorgsky's <Night on Bare Mountain>, Hermann's <Murder> from the film Psycho, Saint-Saens' <Dance Macabre>,
J. Williams' “The Chamber of Secret,” “The Sorcerer's Stone,” and “Hedwig's Theme” from
the film <Harry Potter>, Theme from the film <Jaws>, and “Imperial March” from the film <Star War
Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back>, Schifrin's Theme from the film <Mission Impossible>, Addison's “Overture
to Sleuth” from the film <Sleuth>, Grieg's “In the Hall of the Mountain King” from <Peer Gynt>,
Carlos' Opening from the film <The Shining>, Elfman's Theme from the films <Beetljuice>, <Tales of the Crypt>,
and <Batman>, Gounod's <Funeral March of a Marionette>, Beck's arrange <Monster Halloween Medley>. 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,
*As of press time, NT$300 tickets are sold out for tonight's concert, but tickets are available from NT$500 to NT$1,500
for tonight, and from $300 to NT$1,5000 for the rest of the concerts through NTCH ticketing.
*Tonight and tomorrow at 7:30pm
and tomorrow at 2:30pm
2006 Chinese Cultural University Soul of Music Concert (2006中國文化大學中國音樂學系文化樂魂音樂會).
Students of CCU Soul of Music will present traditional music and show their passion and affection to traditional music. The
program tonight will include many well-known classic tones from traditional Chinese music together with some traditional songs.
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).
*Tickets can be obtained free of charge
at the door 90 minutes prior to the concert.
*Tonight at 7:30pm
Taiwan Wind Ensemble Concert (台灣管樂團音樂會)
will be held in Tainan and Taipei tomorrow and on Monday. 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”>
<Taiwanese Folksong Medley> (台灣民謠組曲).
*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.
are from NT$200 to NT$300 for Tainan concerts and from NT$250 to NT$500 for Taipei concert through NTCH ticketing.
28, and 30 at 7:30pm
Trio Da Paz (達．帕茲巴西爵士三重奏).
The Trio da Paz is one of the best-known Brazilian jazz groups in the world consisting of guitarist Romero Lubambo, bassist
Nilson Matta, and drummer Duduka da Fonseca, the Trio da Paz continues to play a pivotal role in the further development of
Brazilian jazz recordings, live performances and backing of a diverse range of artists from jazz to classical stars. Their
third recording, Partido Out was cited by Mark Holston of Jazziz magazine as one of the top 10 recordings of 1998.
31 at the Concert Hall of Cultural Affairs Bureau of Nantou County (南投縣文化局演藝廳),
135, Chienkuo Rd, Nantou City (南投市建國路135號), Nov. 1 at the Taipei Zhungshan
Hall (台北市中山堂), 98 Yenping S Rd, Taipei (台北市延平南路98號),
and Nov. 2 at the Cultural Affairs Bureau of Hualien County (花蓮縣文化局演藝廳),
6 Wenfu Rd, Hualien City (花蓮市文復路6號)
*Tickets cost from NT$100 to NT$300
for Nantou concert and NT$500 for the Taipei concert through ERA ticketing. Free admission for the Hualien concert.
31, Nov. 1, and Nov. 2 at 7:30pm
2006 Autumn "Just back from Germany" Concert Series: Taipei Young
Artists Quartet (台北青年藝術家四重奏). “Just Back
from Germany” is a series of 12 concerts sponsored by the German Cultural Center Taipei beginning Oct. 6 and scheduled
on Thursday evenings. This concert is on the theme of “Resonance,” which will provide a platform for first-rate
Taiwanese instrumentalists, including Flutist Gan Yee-cheng (甘宜正), violinist Nien Huan-hua (粘桓華),
violist Chen Yi-yeh (陳怡燁), and cellist Han Ju-ling (韓如伶), who form the Taipei Young
Artist Quartet. This concert will not only pay tribute to Mozart, but also less known composers Ignaz Pleyel and Franz Anton
Hoffmeister. Pleyel was an Austrian composer of the classical music era and was the most celebrated composer in Europe during
the brief period between Haydn's prime and the rise to fame of Beethoven. He continues to be known today as a composer of
didactic music. Hoffmeister was a German composer and music publisher. His reputation today rests almost exclusively on his
activities as a music publisher. Some of his extensive compositions are works for flute, not only concertos but also chamber
works with the flute in a leading role.
*At the German Cultural Center, Taipei (德國文化中心),
12F, 20 Heping W Rd, Sec 1, Taipei (台北市和平西路一段20號12樓)
*Nov. 2 at 7:30pm