National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) Richard Strauss Cycle 3: Don Juan (唐璜)
compassionate portrayal of the legendary womanizer in his first tone poem Don Juan. Accompanying the NSO in this concert are
two outstanding guest musicians, maestro Urs Schneider and the Tainan-born virtuoso pianist Jenny Lin (林佳靜).
"Schneider is a conductor of great experience. He has worked a great deal building orchestras up from inexperience, or from
young ages, to excellent ensembles. He deserves recognition and support," the late American violinist and conductor Yehudi
Menuhin said. Lin, who studied in the US, is a highly regarded newcomer to the international scene. Details can be found at
her Web site www.jennylin.net
. Other than the works Don Juan and Burleske, the NSO will also present Brahms' Symphony No. 2, Op.73. A pre-concert talk
will be held in the lobby of the National Concert Hall in Taipei 30 minutes prior to the concert.
* Tonight at the Ilan
Performing Arts Center, Ilan County Cultural Affairs Bureau (宜蘭縣文化局演藝廳),
482 Zhongshan Rd Sec 2, Ilan City (宜蘭市中山路二段482號), and Sunday
at the National Concert Hall, Taipei
* As of press time, all tickets for tonight's concert are sold out, but seats are
still available from NT$300 to NT$1,500 for the Taipei concert, available through NTCH ticketing
* Tonight at 7:30pm and
Sunday at 2:30pm 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.
Tonight 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 Taitung concert. 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 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.
* At the Recital Hall, Taipei
As of press time, NT$300 tickets are sold out, but seats are available starting from NT$500 to NT$800 through ERA ticketing
Nov. 26 at 7:30pm Violinist Lin Chao-liang and International Sejong Soloists (ISS)—Hakka, Tango,
Four Seasons (林昭亮與ISS獨奏家團—客家､探戈與四季).
Taiwanese-American violinist Lin is lauded the world over for the eloquence of his playing and for the superb musicianship
that marks his performances. Praised as a “top notch conductor-less string orchestra” by the Washington Post,
ISS was created in New York City in 1995 and met with immediate success. Since its inception, ISS has given more than 200
concerts throughout the US, Europe, and the Far East. Uniquely comprised of today’s leading young soloists, ISS is known
for its cohesiveness, beautiful sound, and refreshing musical style—performing string orchestral works as well as solo
and chamber repertoire.
As part of the Evening of Hakka Music Series to celebrate the 2006 A-ha Hakka Arts Festival, Lin
will lead ISS musicians to present a program of works, including Chung Yiu-kwong’s (鍾耀光) Hakka
Four Seasons, Piazzolla’s Four Seasons, and Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. The concerts will treat the audience to Chung’s
local taste, Piazzolla’s bossa nova musical infusion, and Vivaldi’s baroque masterpiece.
*Nov. 26 at the National
Taichung Library Chungsing Concert Hall (台中中興堂), 291-3, Jingwu Rd, Taichung City (台中市精武路219之3號),
Nov. 27 at the Tainan Municipal Cultural Center Performance Hall (台南市立文化中心演藝廳),
332, Chunghua E Rd, Sec 3, Tainan City (台南市中華東路三段332號),
and Nov. 29 at the National Concert Hall, Taipei.
*Tickets cost from NT$500 to NT$2,500 for the Taichung and Tainan concerts
and from NT$500 to NT$3,000 for the Taipei concert through ERA ticketing.
*Nov. 26, 27, and 29 at 7:30pm 2006
Taiwan Connection Mozart Festival (莫札特音樂節—神童，神?童?).
Joined by the Academy of Taiwan Strings (台灣絃樂團), the concert tour will feature violinist
Hu Naiyuan (胡乃元), pianist Fou Ts’ong (傅聰), violist Rainer Moog, tenor Will Hartmann,
and other young Taiwanese instrumentalists. The tour will start in Hsinchu on Nov. 30 and present a total of eight concerts
in Hsinchu, Ilan, Hualien, Chungli, and Taipei until Dec.16. The program for the Hsinchu concert will include Mozart’s
Divertimento for String Quartet in D Major, K.136, String Quintet in C Major, K.515, Violin Concerto No. 4 in D Major, K.218,
and Serenade No.13 in G Major, K.525.
*At the Hsinchu Municipal Auditorium (新竹市立演藝廳),
17, Tungta Rd, Sec 2, Hsinchu City (新竹市東大路二段17號)
range from NT$200 to NT$1,200 and are available through ERA ticketing.
*Nov. 30 at 7:30pm