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 Nai-yuan (胡乃元), pianist Fou Tsong (傅聰), violist Rainer Moog, tenor Will Hartmann, and
other young Taiwanese instrumentalists. The tour, which includes concerts in Hsinchu, Ilan, Hualien, Chungli and Taipei, began
in Hsinchu yesterday and will run through Dec. 16. The program for the Ilan, Hualien, and Chungli concerts 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.
* Tonight at the Yilan Performing Arts Center of the 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),
tomorrow at the Performing Arts Center of the Cultural Affairs Bureau of Hualien County (花蓮縣文化局),
6, Wenfu Rd, Hualien City (花蓮市文復路6號), and 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).
* Free admission for the Hualien and Chungli concerts. Tickets range from NT$200 to NT$500 for the Ilan concert and are
available through NTCH ticketing
* Tonight and tomorrow at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2:30pm
Chin Music Festival—Symphonic Concert (金希文樂展—管絃樂之夜).
Chin is an internationally highly regarded composer, performer, and conductor and has composed works for several top groups
and performing musicians, including Euodia Symphony Orchestra of Japan, Tripercussion Ensemble of Germany, and Vancouver Symphony
Orchestra since 1985. This concert will have Heiichro Ohyama, conductor of Osaka Symphony Orchestra and Felix Fan (范雅志)
to work with the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO). They will present Chin’s world premiere Cello Concerto and his Taiwan
premiere Symphony No. 3.
*At the National Concert Hall, Taipei
*As of press time, NT$300 tickets are sold out, but seats
are still available from NT$400 to NT$1,200 through NTCH ticketing
*Sunday at 7:30pm
Singers (國王歌手). This world-renowned and popular a cappella vocal group from Britain will
come to Taiwan for a series of concerts. Started in 1968 by six Choral Scholars from King's College Cambridge, the King's
Singers quickly became a prominent musical force in the UK. As part of the ongoing 2006 A-ha Hakka Arts Festival (2006 A-ha
客家藝術節) organized by the Council for Hakka Affairs, the ensemble will sing Hakka songs as
well as other repertoire spanning centuries from mediaeval to renaissance and encompassing genres from romantic to contemporary
and folk to pop. Folksongs and madrigals will be the features of the vocal sextet’s Taiwan tour this year. For the Taichung
and Kaohsiung concerts, the program will feature folksongs from the British Isles, including Migildi Magildi, Greensleeves,
Booby Shaftoe, Loch Lomond, and What shall we do with the drunken sailor, Italian Madrigals, including Giaches de Wert’s
Or si rallegri il cielo, Severin Cornet’s Parmi di star, Carlo Gesualdo’s Merce grido piangendo, Adrian Willaert’s
Vecchie letrose, Winter in Scotland by Peter Maxwell Davies, and Music from France, including Saint-Saens’ Calme des
nuits and Serenade d’hiver. For the Taipei concert, the program will feature Villancico catalanes, English Madrigals,
including Thomas Morley’s Now is the month of maying/Now is the gentle season, John Farmer’s Fair Phyllis I saw
sitting all alone, Or lando Gibbons’s The silver swan, Thomas Weelkes’ As Vesta was from Latmos Hill Descending,
Music from France, including Poulenc’s Chansons francaises, Clic, clac, dansez sabots, La belle se sied au pied de la
tour, Pilons L’orge, La belle si nous etions, Ah! Mon beau laboureur, and Les tisserands, and Music from Finland and
Hungary, including Sibelius’ Rakastave, Rakastava, RAkastetun, and Hyvaa yota, and Kodaly’s Esti dal.
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), Monday at the Chih-De 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), and Wednesday at the
National Concert Hall, Taipei
*As of press time, for the Kaohsiung concert, NT$500 tickets are sold out, but seats are
available from NT$600 to NT$2,500; for the Taichung concert, NT$500 to NT$800 tickets are sold out, but seats are available
from NT$1,000 to NT$2,500; and for the Taipei concert, only NT$1,200 and NT1,500 tickets can be purchased through ERA ticketing
Monday, and Wednesday at 7:30pm
Gitarrissima--2006Guitar Quintet Concert (靚女郎吉他五重奏--2006巡迴音樂會).
Since 2002, five young female guitarists from Austria, Hungary and Germany have been enchanting a steadily growing international
audience with their sensitive musical interplay and virtouso performances. The ensemble has an unusual line-up of octave guitarist
Krisztina Dobó, classical acoustic guitarists Olga Dimitrova, Maria Benischek, and Rčka Mihalovics, acoustic bass guitarist
Caroline Auer. It has been breaking new ground in the genre of classical guitar music. They create a refreshingly original
sound which gives a new dimension to popular classical works as well as less well known compositions. It is characterized
by a wealth of musical color and an orchestral density which is rarely heard. The program will include Vivaldi’s Four
Seasons, Op.8, Shubert’s Auf dem Wasser zu singen, Chopin’s Waltz in C Sharp Minor, No.2, Op.64, Tchaikovsky’s
Nutcrackers Suite op.71a, Rosini’s Overture for "ll Barbiere di Siviglia,” Falla’s Danza Espangnola Nr.1,
and Vittorio Monti’s Csardas. for your online viewing pleasure, a concert footage of Gitarrissima can be viewed online
on the ERA ticketing website: http://www.ticket.com.tw/dm.asp?P1=0000006866 .
*Wednesday at the Music Hall of the Chiayi Municipal Cultural Center
(嘉義市文化中心音樂廳), 275, Zhongciao Rd, Chiayi City (嘉義市忠孝路275號),
Thursday at the Kaohsiung City Music Hall (高雄市音樂館), 99, Hexi Rd, Kaohsiung (高雄市河西
Dec. 8 at the Taipei Zhongshan Hall (台北市中山堂), 98 Yenping S Rd, Taipei (台北市延平南路98號),
and Dec. 9 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)
*Tickets range from NT$400 to
NT$900 for the Chiayi, Taipei, and Taichung concerts and NT$500 for the Kaohsiung concert through ERA ticketing
6 to Dec. 9 at 7:30pm
The Ukrainian Children’s Choir of Odessa (烏克蘭兒童合唱團).
The choir will tour Taiwan to give a series of six concerts in Hsinchu, Kaohsiung, Chiayi, Changhua, Chungli, and Taipei County.
The choir will perform its first concert in Hsinchu on Thursday. Established in 1981 with children between 10 and 18 years
old, the choir has been very popular throughout the former Soviet Union and in Eastern Europe. In 1997, the choir was invited
to sing before the Pope in the Vatican. The choir's Taiwan tour will feature 30 singers and present a program includes various
Ukrainian folk songs, Orthodox Church chants, Christmas carols and classical masterpieces.
*Thursday 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),
Dec. 8 at the Music Hall of the Chiayi Municipal Cultural Center (嘉義市文化中心音樂廳),
275, Zhongciao Rd, Chiayi City (嘉義市忠孝路275號), Dec. 9 at the Chih-De 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), Dec. 13 at the Yuanlin
Performance Hall, Zhanghua County(員林演藝廳), 99, Zhongzheng Rd, Lane 2, Yuanlin Township,
Zhanghua County. (彰化縣員林鎮中正路二巷99號), Dec.15
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), and Dec.16 at the Taipei County Arts Center (台北縣藝文中心),
62, Zhuangjing Rd, Banqiao City, Taipie County (台北縣板橋市莊敬路62號)
of press time, NT300 tickets for the Kaohsiung concert are sold out, but seats are available from NT$400 to NT$800. For the
other concerts, tickets range from NT$300 to NT$600 and are available through NTCH ticketing
* Dec. 7, 8, 9, 13, 15, and
16 at 7:30pm