Classical Music Events in Taiwan

2006 Music Listings (Dec. 8 - Dec. 14)

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2006 Taiwan Connection Mozart Festival (莫札特音樂節神童,神??). Under the direction of Music Director Hu Naiyuan (胡乃元), the concert tour will feature violinist Hu, pianist Fou Tsong (傅聰), violist Rainer Moog, tenor Will Hartmann, the Academy of Taiwan Strings (台灣絃樂團), and other young Taiwanese instrumentalists. Taiwan Connection will give four performances in Taipei: two chamber orchestra concerts, one chamber music concert, and one A Musical Joke concert. Joined by the Academy of Taiwan Strings, the first of the two chamber orchestra concerts tonight will highlight Mozart’s <Divertimento for String Orchestra in D Major, K.136>, <Violin Concerto No.4 in D Major, K.218>, opera arias from <The Magic Flute> and <The Marriage of Figaro>, and <Sinfonia concertante in E-flat Major for Violin, Viola, and Orchestra, K.364>. On Dec. 16, the other chamber orchestra concert will present Mozart’s <Adagio and Fugue in C minor, K.546>, <Piano Concerto in F Major, K.469>, <Piano Concerto in B-flat Major, K.595>, and <Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, K.525>. Tomorrow, the Chamber Music Concert will present Mozart’s <String Quintet in E-flat Major, K.614>, <Sonata for Piano and Violin in C Major, K.296>, <Sonata for Piano and Violin in E Minor, K.304>, Lieder, and <String Quintet in C Major, K.515>. Also, Dec. 13, A Musical Joke Concert will give a program of works including Mozart’s <Duos for Two Horns, K.487>, <a Musical Joke for Strings and Two Horns, K.522>, and <Divertimento No.17 in D Major for Strings and Two Horns, K.334>.
*On Dec. 13, A Musical Joke at the Red Playhouse (紅樓劇場), 10, Chengdu Rd, Taipei (台北市成都路10), and hot tea will be available free of charge prior to the concert. The other three concerts tonight scheduled tomorrow, and on Dec. 16 will be held at the Novel Hall (新舞臺) at 3-1 Sungshou Rd., Taipei (台北市松壽路3-1)
*For the Dec. 16 concert, NT$500 and NT$2,500 tickets are sold out, but seats are still available from NT$800 to NT$2,000. For other concerts, most tickets are available through the ERA ticketing. Also, buying tickets to the three concerts at the Novel Hall will entitle you to reductions of 20 percent.
*All concerts tonight, tomorrow, on Dec. 13, and on Dec. 16 commence at 7:30pm
Gitarrissima — 2006Guitar Quintet Concert (靚女郎吉他五重奏—2006巡迴音樂會). The ensemble is made up of octave guitarist Krisztina Dobó, classical acoustic guitarists Olga Dimitrova, Maria Benischek, and Rčka Mihalovics, acoustic bass guitarist Caroline Auer has been enchanting a steadily growing international audience with their sensitive musical interplay and virtuoso performances since 2002. They create a refreshingly original sound that gives a new dimension to popular classical works as well as less well-known compositions. 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 No.1>, and Vittorio Monti’s <Csardas>.
*Tonight at the Taipei Zhongshan Hall (台北市中山堂), 98 Yenping S Rd, Taipei (台北市延平南路98), and tomorrow 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2193)
*Tickets range from NT$400 to NT$900 and are available through ERA ticketing
*Tonight and tomorrow at 7:30pm
National Symphony Orchestra’s (NSO) Mega Cinema II—Chaplin and the Snowman (國家交響樂團發燒電影院二--卓別林與雪人). This will be a very special family event as part of the NSO Mega Cinema series. Carl Davis is a conductor and composer of music for feature films, television, silent films, ballets and musicals and an Emmy-award winning American composer-conductor. Davis has been associated with silent cimema since 1976 and has composed 50 “silent” scores, which include the comedies of Harold Lloyd, Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Harry Langdon. As guest conductor of NSO for the first time, Davis will present his original score for Charlie Chaplin’s silent film “The Rink.” Also included will be the theme for the British animation movie “The Snowman,” and excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s famous Nutcracker Suite. The concert will feature girl solo singer Yuky Huang (黃暐). The pre-concert talks will be held in the lobby of the National Concert Hall in Taipei 30 minutes prior to the concerts.
*At the Music Hall, Taipei
*Tickets cost from NT$300 to NT$1,500 and are available through NTCH ticketing
*Tonight and tomorrow at 7:30pm and tomorrow at 2:30pm
The Ukrainian Children’s Choir of Odessa (烏克蘭兒童合唱團). The choir performed its first concert in Hsinchu yesterday and will tour Taiwan to give a series of concerts in Chiayi, Kaohsiung, Changhua, Chungli, and Taipei County. 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. 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.
*Tonght at the 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), tomorrow 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), Dec. 12 at the National Concert Hall, Taipei, 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), 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), 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)
*All tickets range from NT$300 to NT$600 except the Kaohsiung concert tickets ranging from NT$300 to NT$800 and the Tapei Music Hall concert tickets ranging from NT$400 to NT$1,200. As of press time, NT$300 tickets are sold out for the Kaohsiung and Taipei County concerts and NT$400 to NT$500 tickets are sold out for the Taipei Music Hall concert. Other than this, all seats are available through NTCH ticketing
*All concerts tonight, tomorrow, on Dec. 12, 13, 15, and 16 will begin at 7:30pm
A memorial Concert for the 20th Anniversary of the Death of Robert Scholz (蕭滋作品演奏會). This is a concert in honor of Scholz organized by the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, co-organized by the Robert Scholz Musical Foundation, and sponsored by the Council for Cultural Affairs. Scholz, the late Austrian composer, pianist, and conductor, made great contributions to music education in Taiwan. This concert, conducted by Guest director Chen Cheng-hsiung (陳澄雄) will be presented by the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra featuring baritone Tseng Dau-hsiong (曾道雄) and pianists Liu Fu-mei (劉富美) and Eric Chen (陳冠宇). The program will include Scholz’s <Second Suite for Orchestra>, <Country Tunes for Woodwind Nine Short Dances for Eight Wind Instruments>, <Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra>, <Oriental Suite for Orchesrtra>, and <Symphony in E Major>.
*Tomorrow at the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra Music Hall (國立台灣交響樂團演奏廳), 738-2, Chungcheng Rd., Wufeng Township, Taichung County (台中縣霧峰中正路738 2 ) and Monday at the Novel Hall (新舞臺) at 3-1 Sungshou Rd., Taipei (台北市松壽路3-1)
*Tickets for the Taichung concert are available from NT$200 to NT$400. As of press time, NT$300 ande NT$400 tickets are sold out for the Taipei concert, but seats are still available at NT$200 through NTCH ticketing
*Tomorrow and Monday at 7:30pm