NSO Elite Series: The Feast of Percussion Music (NSO精緻系列:
擊樂神話 獸之物語) will be staged at the National Recital Hall. The
National Chinese Orchestra will present this vivid concert through animal images and lively acting. In this show, composers
use traditional percussion instruments to create a spellbinding fairy tale. Tickets are NT$300 to NT$500 and are available
through NTCH ticketing.
Double Happiness -- An Evening of Concerto for Flute and Harp by Flutist
William Bennett and Harpist Shannon Chieh (雙囍--班柰特 解瑄協奏曲之夜)
will be held by Pink Moon Music Theater (粉月亮音樂劇場), lead by Chieh and known
for its cross-media stage production, at the National Concert Hall. Chieh is former principal harpist with the National Symphony
Orchestra of Taiwan and harp lecturer at Taiwan Normal University has been called a "virtuoso soloist" and "a harpist with
ravishing musicianship." Tickets are Nt$300 to NT$1,500 and are available through NTCH ticketing.
Russell Watson Taipei Concert (羅素華生浪漫之夜)
will be held at the Taipei Area (台北巨蛋), No. 2, Sec. 4, Nanjing E. Rd (南京東路四段2號).
British tenor Russell Watson is famous for his trademark mixture of popular Italian arias and pop classics. A humble factory
worker from Salford, he was miraculously catapulted to international singing stardom, and has sold millions of records, sung
for The Pope, presidents, prime ministers, and even British "royalty" like Posh and Becks, and Camilla and Charles. In 2000,
his debut album "The Voice" sold 1.5 million copies. As of press time, NT$600 to NT$1,800 tickets are sold out, but seats
are available from NT$2,400 to NT$4,800 through ERA ticketing.
The University of Santo Tomas Singers (菲律賓聖多瑪斯合唱團),
established in 1992 under the leadership of Fidel G. Calalang Jr., will perform gospel songs, baroque classics from the renaissance
period, soul music, Broadway classics, modern works from the 20th century, songs adapted from traditional Philippine music,
and many other folk songs from various countries at the National Concert Hall. It is a mixed choral ensemble composed of selected
group of students and alumni. It has taken part in a countless number of international music festivals and won over 40 awards
in international singing competitions. Tickets remains available from NT$500 to NT$1500 and can be purchased through NTCH
Amy Porter Flute Recital (愛咪波特長笛演奏會)
offers flute lovers the opportunity to hear Porter, the award-winning American flutist and recipient of 2006 Henry Award from
the University of Michigan, at the National Concert Hall. <<The New York Times>> calls her "technically robust
and musically forceful." Joined by pianist Christopher Harding, Porter will play some favorites of the flute repertoires from
Mozart, Debussy, Karg-Elert, Godard, and Schubert. Tickets are NT$400 to NT$1,800 and are available through NTCH ticketing.