An Evening of Nanguan Music (弄樂—玩南管的日子).
As part of the Taiwan the NTCH's Taiwanese folk music series, the concert will feature conductor Chen Kun-jing (陳焜晉),
director of the Pear Garden Music Ensemble (梨園樂坊). Chen will lead a group of young and brilliant
musicians to perform musical pieces in a theatrical setting. The first half of the program will follow the traditional style
to get people immersed in the elegant tranquility of Nanguan music. The second part is a musical interpretation of the Chinese
fantasy classic The Classic of Mountains and Seas (山海經).
* At the Recital Hall, Taipei
are still available from NT$400 to NT$500 through NTCH ticketing
* Tomorrow at 7:30pm
The St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra (聖彼得堡愛樂管絃樂團)
is Russia's oldest symphony orchestra. Featuring prize-winning Georgian pianist Elisso Virsaladze and conductor Yuri Temirkanov,
the orchestra will present two different concert programs today and tomorrow. For the first concert, the program will include
Tchaikovsky's Polonaise from "Eugene Onegin" and Piano Concerto No.1, and Shostakovich's Symphony No.5 Revolution; for the
second concert, the program will include Weber's Overture Euryanthe, Grieg's Piano Concerto, and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No.5.
At the National Concert Hall, Taipei
* As of press time, NT$800 to NT$1,800 tickets are sold out, but seats are still available
from NT$2,400 to NT$4,200 through NTCH ticketing
* Today and tomorrow at 7:30pm
Nobuko Imai Viola Recital (今井信子中提琴演奏會).
Nobuko Imai enjoys the reputation as the godmother of contemporary violists. An outstanding performer, she is the only artist
honored with winning both the Munich and Geneva International Competitions. She will be joined by special guest Kei Itoh,
the first Japanese pianist to win the Munich International Competition. The program will include Schumann's Fantasy Pieces
Op.73 for viola and piano, Fantasy Pieces, No.1-5, Op. 12 for solo piano, Bach's Chaconne in D minor for solo viola, Takemitsu's
A String around Autumn, and Brahms' Sonata in F Minor, No.1, Op.120 for viola and piano.
* At the National Concert Hall,
* Tickets from NT$500 to NT$1,500 are available through NTCH ticketing
* Sunday at 2:30pm
Staatskapelle Dresden — The Night of Brahms and The Night of Beethoven (德勒斯登國家交響樂團—布拉姆斯之夜與貝多芬之夜)
Founded in 1548, the Staatskapelle Dresden is one of the oldest orchestras in the world. It has been nicknamed "the Orchestra
of Richard Strauss," as it premiered several operas written by Strauss, including Salome, Elektra, and Der Rosenkavalier.
The orchestra will be visiting Taiwan under the direction of Korean conductor Chung Myung-whun. He will lead the Staatskapelle
Dresden to perform Brahms' Symphony No. 1 and 4 on Tuesday and Beethoven's Symphonies No. 6 and 5 on Wednesday.
* At the
National Concert Hall, Taipei
* As of press time, most tickets are sold out, but NT$2,400 and NT$3,000 tickets for the
Brahms concert and NT$2,400 tickets for the Beethoven concert are available through NTCH ticketing.
* Tuesday and Wednesday
Gordon Shi-wen Chin Music Festival — Chamber Music Concert (金希文樂展—室內樂之夜).
Taiwan-born musician Chin's compositional style has received critical acclaim in the world. Since 1985, his works have regularly
been commissioned by the world's leading musical groups and musicians. In this special program, Chin will work with cellist
Felix Fan (范雅志), pianist Andrew Russo, percussionist David Cossin, and soprano Xu Yi-lin (徐以琳).
Joined by the YinQi Symphony Orchestra, Chin will direct his chamber music works, including Wind, the Colliding Sound
of Time (風，時間碰撞的聲響) for cello and percussion, Uncertain Skies
(不確切的天空) for piano, percussion, and cello, Fantasy for Piano, and Three Poems for
Soprano and Chamber Orchestra for voice and strings.
* At the Recital Hall, Taipei
* Tickets cost from NT$300 to NT$800
and available through NTCH ticketing
* Thursday at 7:30pm