Classical Music Events in Taiwan

2006 Music Listings (Nov. 17 - Nov. 23)

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Ars Trio Taipei — Salute to Mozart Concert Series II: From Mozart to Mahler (印象三重奏團—向莫札特致敬活動系列二:黃金年代). Featuring pianist Lee Yen-I (李燕宜), violinist Chen Fang-liu (陳方騮), cellist Jessica Chen (陳俐亨), soprano Zoe Hwang (黃瑞芬), and violist Wang Yi-chuan (王意權), the concert will present the Taiwan premier of Mahler' Piano Quartet and world premier of piano trio works adapted from Mahler's Symphony No. 4, Fourth Movement, Mozart's motet “Exultate, Jubilate,” K.165, and Mozart's “Nehmt meinen Dank,” K.383. Mozart's Piano Quartet in G Minor, K.478 is also on the program.
* Tonight at Taichung's Hsinmin Senior High School (新民中學藝術中心), 289 Sanmin Rd Sec 3, Taichung City (台中市三民路三段289號) and Nov. 26 at the Recital Hall, Taipei
* Tickets are NT$300 for the Taichung concert. Taipei tickets are available from NT$500 to NT$800 through ERA ticketing
* Tonight at 7:30pm and Nov. 26 at 7:30pm

Jeannie Cheng 2006 Piano Recital II (鄭怡君2006鋼琴獨奏會II). Cheng found her way to Juilliard School in New York at the age of 14. Chen now holds masters and doctoral degrees from the Juilliard School and teaches music at different Taiwanese universities. Cheng will play a program of works, including Bach-Busoni's Chaconne, Schubert's Impromptus, Nos.3 and 4, Op. 90, Chopin's Ballade, No.3, Op.47, and Schumann's Carnaval, Op.9.
* Sunday at the Chungli Arts Center (中壢藝術館音樂廳), 16 Chungmei Rd, Chungli City (中壢市中美路16號), Nov. 22 at the Luchou Branch of KHS Musical Co Music Hall (蘆洲功學社音樂廳), 162, Zhongshan 2nd Rd, Luzhou City, Taipei County (台北縣蘆洲市中山二路162號), Nov. 24 at the National Museum of Prehistory (國立台灣史前文化博物館), 1 Museum Rd, Taitung City, Taitung County (台東市博物館路1號), and Nov. 29 at the Recital Hall, Taipei.
* Free admission for the Chungli, Taipei County, and Taitung concerts. As of press time, NT$800 and NT$1,000 tickets are sold out for the Taipei concert, but seats are available from NT$300 to NT$500 through NTCH ticketing. * Tonight at 2:30pm and Nov. 22, Nov. 24, and Nov. 27 at 7:30pm

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (阿姆斯特丹皇家大會堂管弦樂團). The successor of former RCO conductor Riccardo Chailly, conductor Mariss Jansons will lead the orchestra in two evenings of the RCO's best. In 1996, Jansons nearly died on the Oslo podium because of a heart attack while he was conducting the final pages of La Boheme. As a result, Jansons said that every concert he directs is considered his last. In other words, Jansons now puts an all-out effort in directing every concert. The first concert program on Tuesday will include Beethoven's Symphony No.8 in F Major, Op.93 and Mahler's Symphony No.1 in D Major “Titan”, and the second concert program on Thursday will include Dvorak's Symphony No.9 in E Minor “New World,” Op.95 and Stravinsky's Le Sacre du Printemps.
* At the National Concert Hall, Taipei
* As of press time, NT$1,200 to NT$3,000 tickets are sold out, but seats are available from NT$3,600 to NT$4,800 through ERA ticketing
* Tuesday and Thursday at 8pm

Taipei Symphony Orchestra (TSO) — Sinfonia Concertante for Wind Quartet (台北市立交響樂團 — 木管四重協奏交響曲). This concert is the eighth in a series of 10 concerts by TSO of Mozart's instrumental and opera works to mark Taiwan's celebration of the 250th anniversary of the composer's birth. Under the direction of conductor Andras Ligeti, the concert will feature TSO principal oboist Wong Song-en (王頌恩), principal clarinetist Chen Wei-leng (陳威稜), principal bassoonist Chang Hsien-hui (張先惠), and French hornist Chen Yen-how (陳彥豪). The program will include Mozart's Overture to “Le Nozze di Figaro,” K.492, Sinfonia Concertante for Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, and Orchestra in E-flat Major, K.297b, and Symphony No.41 in C Major, K.551 “Jupiter.”
* At the National Concert Hall, Taipei
* Tickets cost from NT$200 to NT$1,000 and are available through NTCH ticketing
* Wednesday at 7:30pm

2006 Autumn “Just Back From Germany” Concert Series: Gustav und Alma — Ein Mahler-Liederabend (古世塔夫與艾瑪 — 馬勒的歌曲之夜). Just Back from Germany is a series of 12 concerts sponsored by the German Cultural Center Taipei that began on Oct. 19. These concerts are scheduled to be held on Thursday evenings. Next weeks concert provides a platform for a number of young Taiwanese musicians, including mezzo soprano Irene Yang (楊艾琳), tenor Yao Ying-ren (姚盈任), pianist Liao Chiao-han (廖皎含), and vocalist Lee Chun-fung (李春峰). Gustav Mahler, one of the greatest composers at the turn of the last century, did not only produce grand symphonies, but also exceptional “Lieder” or songs, as did his wife, Alma Mahler-Werfel. Under the direction of Lee, this concert will feature two of Taiwan's great singers, mezzo soprano Irene Yang (楊艾琳) and tenor Yao Ying-ren (姚盈任), as well as pianist Liao Chiao-han (廖皎含). The program will include Gustav Mahler's Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Song of a Wayfarer, 青年流浪之歌) and the Ruckert-Lieder (Ruckert Songs, 呂克特之歌) and Lieder by Alma Mahler-Werfel with lyrics by Rainer Maria Rilke.
* 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)
* Free admission
* Thursday at 7:30pm