Forum Music Weekend Piano Duet Concert (十方樂集週末雙鋼琴音樂會
) will feature pianists Chen Chieh-ru (陳潔如) and Cheng Ching-min (鄭靜旻) at
the Forum Auditorium (十方樂集音樂劇場演奏廳), No.4, Lane
187, Minzu W Rd, Taipei City (台北市民族西路187巷4號). The program will
include Ravel's <Une Barque Sur L'Ocean> and <Alborada del Gracioso>; Rachmaninoff's <Prelude in C Major, No.1,
Op.32>, <Prelude in G Major, No.5, Op.32>, and <Suite No.2, Op.17 for two pianos>; Prokofiev's <Piano Sonoata
in A Minor, Op.28>, and Lutoslawsky's <Variations on a Theme by Paganini for two pianos>.
*Tickets are NT$250
and are available through NTCH ticketing.
Chan Chi-chun Mezzo-Soprano Recital (詹(吉吉)君獨唱會)
will be held at the National Recital Hall. Chan, who has already began her performance career in the States, was
the winner of New Voice International Vocal Competition, Asia in 2001. She wa also the finalist at the Sylvia Green Vocal
competition. Chan was admitted to the Choir of the Baltimore Opera in 2002 and received her master's degree in vocal music
at Peabody Institute of Music in 2003. Later, she won full scholarship to the diploma of opera performance, she was the first
non-American student in the category. Along with that, Chan has also won the George Castelle Memorial Award in 2005. Accompanied
by Pianist Chen Hui-chuan (陳慧娟), Chan will display her singing talents in the works of Faure, Debussy,
Mahler, Barber, Montsalvatge, and her favorite Tyzen Hsiao (蕭泰然). Also she will sing Rodgers' <Something
Wonderful> and <The Sound of Music>.
*Tickets are from NT$300 to NT$500 and are available through NTCH ticketing.
Classic Youth String Orchestra 2006 Spring and Summer Concert (古典青少年絃樂團2006春夏音樂會)
will feature a group of Taichung-based industrious young musicians at the NSO Recital Hall in Taichung (國立台灣交響樂團演奏廳),
738-2 chungshan Rd, Wufeng Township, Taichung County (台中縣霧峰鄉中正路738-2號).
Chung An-ni (鍾安妮) has been a resident conductor of the Classic Orchestra since 1999. She has a master
degree in choral conducting at the Eastman School of Music and a D.M.A. in conducting at University of Minnesota. In addition
to conducting, Chung will be the conductor and will also introduce the program to the audience throughout this lecture-concert.
The concert will present a program of classic string works, and they include Shostakovich's <String Quartet No. 3>,
Mozart's Divertimento in F Major, K138, Sibelius's <Romanze>. It will also showcase several classical pieces, such as
Elgar's <Salut d'Amour> and Dvorak's <Humoresques>.
*Tickets are NT$500 and are available through ERA ticketing.
Hsiao Ching-wen Piano Recital (蕭晴文鋼琴獨奏會)
will be held at the National Recital Hall. A student of the doctorate program at the Julliard School of Music, Hsiao has held
the duo concert at Alice Tully Hall with violinist Lin Cho-liang (林昭亮) before. She has also collaborated
with Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra and Youth Symphony Orchestra of New York and has, in the past, been invited to perform in
recitals. The first place contestant at the Gina Backhauer Piano Competition in 2000, Hsiao was chosen as the Young Star of
the NTCH, 2005. Her outstanding performance has won the unanimous praises of the judges. The choice of works for this recital
will show Hsiao's individuality. The audience will be taken on an adventure through works of C.P.E. Bach's 12 variations on
the theme of <La Folia>, Medtner's Sonata in G Minor, Op.22, Dutilleux's piano sonata, Granados's <Los Requiebros>,
and Chopin's Sonata No.2 in B-flat Minor, Op.35.
*As of press time, NT$300 and NT$500 tickets are sold out, but NT$400 seats
still available through NTCH ticketing.
Dmitri Hvorostovsky Baritone Recital (世紀男中音霍洛斯托夫斯基演唱會)
will be staged at the National Concert Hall. Famous for his triumph over Bryn Terfel and for winning first place at the Cardiff
Singer of the World Competition, the Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky will visit Taiwan for the first time. The first
opera singer ever to hold a recital at the Red Square, Moscow, Hvorostovsky is now renowned in the international music world.
He made his western operatic debut at the Nice Opera in France, and his career rapidly expanded to include regular engagements
at all major opera houses, such as La Scala, Covent Garden, Bavarian Opera House, and the Metropolitan, and others. Conductors
who he has collaborated with include Haitink, Abbado, Maazel, Mehta, and Gergiev. Also, he excels at the repertoires of <Eugene
Onegin>, <Don Giovanni>, <Don Carlos>, and <La Traviata>. Accompanied by Pianist Ivari Ilja, Hvorostovsky
will present Russian art songs from Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, and Rachmaninov as well as French chanson at his premiere in
*As of press time, NT$500 tickets are sold out, but seats are available from
to NT$2,500 through NTCH ticketing.
Note: This rectital originally scheduled for Thursday
has been canceled after the singer fell ill while on tour in Japan. He has been rushed back to Moscow for treatment. Ticket
refunds will be available through NTCH ticketing. Refund enquiries should be directed to (02) 3393-9888 before July 13.