The Ukrainian Children's Choir of Odessa (烏克蘭兒童合唱團).
The choir has given a series of performances in Hsinchu, Chiayi, Kaohsiung and Changhua over the past weeks, and it will give
its last two concerts in Chungli tonight and Taipei County tomorrow before its Taiwan tour ends. 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 that includes various Ukrainian folk songs, Orthodox
Church chants, Christmas carols and classical masterpieces.
* Tonight 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 tomorrow at the Taipei County
Arts Center (台北縣藝文中心), 62 Jhuangjing Rd, Banciao City, Taipei County (台北縣板橋市莊敬路62號)
All tickets range from NT$300 to NT$600. Tickets can be purchased through NTCH ticketing.
* Tonight and tomorrow at 7:30pm
Symphony Orchestra's (NSO) Richard Strauss Cycle 4 — Don Quixote (國家交響樂團發現理查史特勞斯系列4—唐吉訶德).
Guest conductor Michiyoshi Inoue (井上道義) will introduce a palette of Strauss' rarely performed
works, including Japanische Festmusik, Op.84, Sextet from opera "Capriccio," Op.85, Schlagoberswalzer, and Don Quixote, Op.35
in Changhua tonight and in Taipei on Sunday. Presenting cellist Pieter Wispelwey and NSO's principal violist Grace Huang (黃瑞儀),
both string masters of diverse vast repertoires, as soloists, the concert will feature Richard Strauss' tone poem Don Quixote.
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 Yuanlin Performance Hall (員林演藝廳), 99, Ln 2, Chungcheng Rd, Yuanlin Township,
Changhua County. (彰化縣員林鎮中正路2巷99號), and Sunday
at the National Concert Hall, Taipei
* As of press time, NT$1,000 tickets are sold out for the Changhua concert, but seats
are still available from NT$200 to NT$800. For the Taipei concert, tickets range from NT$300 to NT$1,500 and are available
through NTCH ticketing
* Tonight at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2:30pm
2006 Taiwan Connection Mozart Festival —
The Concert with Chamber Orchestra II (莫札特音樂節—晚期莫札特).
Under the direction of Music Director Hu Naiyuan (胡乃元), the concert tour will feature violinist Hu, pianist
Fou Tsong (傅聰), and other young Taiwanese instrumentalists. Joined by the Academy of Taiwan Strings (台灣絃樂團),
Taiwan Connection will give the last of a series of four performances in Taipei tomorrow. The Concert will present Mozart's
Adagio and Fugue in C minor, K.546, Piano Concerto in F Major, K.459, Piano Concerto in B-flat Major, K.595, and Eine Kleine
* At the Novel Hall (新舞臺), 3-1 Sungshou Rd, Taipei (台北市松壽路3-1號)
As of press time seats are still available from NT$800 to NT$2,000 through ERA ticketing
* Tomorrow at 7:30pm
Chun-chieh Piano Recital — Liebestod (嚴俊傑鋼琴獨奏會—愛之死).
Taiwanese piano prodigy Yen began playing the piano at age five. At a prominence as Taiwan's foremost young pianist of international
caliber, 23-year-old Yen has established himself as a prominent soloist. He came into sharp focus in 1997, when he won third
prize at the third Tchaikovsky International Music Competition in St. Petersburg, Russia. A program of work will conclude
Liszt's Ballad No.2, Busoni's Sonatine No.6 "Super Carmen" BV284, Prokofiev's "The Young Juliet," "The Montagues and Capulets,"
"Mercutio," and "Romeo Bids Juliet Farewell" from Romeo and Juliet, Op.75, Wagner-Liszt's "Liebestod" from Tristan and Isolde,
Mozart's Rondo in A minor, K.511, Rachmaninov's Sonata No.2 in B flat minor, Op.36 (1931 version).
* At the Ilan Performing
Arts Center of the Ilan County Cultural Affairs Bureau (宜蘭縣文化局演藝廳),
482 Chungshan Rd Sec 2, Ilan City (宜蘭市中山路二段482號)
admission. Tickets can be obtained free of charge from the organizer at (02) 2752-3711 or (02) 2930-3927
* Sunday at 7:30pm