A Tribute to Taiwan--San Francisco Crystal Youth Choir (晶艷人生--舊金山青少年合唱團)
will sing at the National Concert Hall tonight. Founded in March 1994, Crystal Choir drew its original members from a group
of musically inclined Chinese-American children residing in the San Francisco Bay area and are recognized throughout the Bay
area as well as the Voices of America's Future as an outstanding mixed choral organization. It was incorporated as a non-profit
public benefit corporation in 1996 and has toured extensively in the US and the world. Its concert tour in Taiwan was joined
by members of the Taiwan Crystal Children's Choir, a subsidiary group of the San Francisco Crystal Youth Choir, in the performance
in Hsinchu on July 5. Conducted by Chang Chih-chen (張智真) and Chiang Ching-fen (姜靜芬)
and accompanied by Pianist Lin Yung-hsieh (林(口永)雪), the choir will present a program including
Rossini's <The Barber of Seville Overture>, Mozart's <Papageno-Papageno Duet>, Jenkins's <Adiemous -- We Will
Draw Near>, Rimsky-Korsakov's <The Fight of the Bumblebee>, Simon's <Bridge Over Troubled Water>, Belafonte
and Freedman's <Turn the World Around>, Wen Lung-hsin's (溫隆信) Taiwanese Aboriginal songs, and other
Taiwanese songs from Cheng Chih-jen (鄭智仁) and Lin Yu-ling (林育伶).
*At the National
*As of press time, NT$1,000 tickets are sold out, but seats are available from NT$300 to NT$800 through NTCH
Pure, Fantasy, and Neoclassic Piano Duet Concert (淨．幻象．新古典--雙鋼琴演奏會)
will feature Lin Ya-hsu (林雅敘) and Lin Yueh-jeng (林玥礽) at the National Recital Hall
tonight. The two sisters received DMA degrees from the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. In their piano
duo, they will display their sense of unity by playing Bach's <Goldberg Variations>, Stravinsky's <Concerto for two
Pianos>, and selections of Messiaen's piano pieces.
*At National Recital Hall
*NT400 and NT$500 tickets are sold
out, but NT$300 seats are available through ERA ticketing.
Krystian Zimerman Piano Recital (桂冠鋼琴詩人齊瑪曼獨奏會)
will be held at the National Concert Hall tomorrow. Polish pianist Zimerman will include Taiwan in his world tour to celebrate
his 50th birthday. Being the youngest first place contestant at the Chopin Piano Competition when he was 19, Zimerman has
captured the hearts of music lovers all over the world with his flawless techniques and stupendous emotion in the interpretation
of music. In order to acquire the best tone for his playing, Zimerman will carry his own keyboard to be assembled here. The
program will include Mozart's <Sonata in C Major, K330>, Ravel's <Valses Nobles et Sentimentales>, Gershwin's
<3 Preludes>, and Chopin's <Mazurkas, Op.24> and <Sonata No.3 in B Minor, Op.58B>.
*At the National Concert
*Tickets are sold out.
Philippe Hu's 2006 Saxophone
Recital IV--Devil's Rag (胡東龍薩克斯風獨奏會--魔鬼的散拍)
will be held at the National Recital Hall. Hu was trained at L'Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris, C.N.R. de Toulouse, and
C.N.R. de Versailles in France and studied with French saxophone masters Bouhey, Fourmeau, Lecoq, and Desloges. Hu won the
Premier Accessite in Saxophone at Concours General de Musique d'Art Dramatique Leopold Bellan in May 1998 in Paris and the
Premier Prix given by C.N.R. de Versailles in 2000. He performed extensively during his study in France and since his return
to Taiwan in 2001, he has given concert tours around Taiwan. Accompanied by Pianist Chen Yi-an (陳怡安),
Hu will present a program including Dubois's <Concerto>, Demersseman's <Fantasie>, Decruck's <Sonata>, Claude's
<Fantasia>, and Matitia's <Devel's Rag>.
*At the National Recital Hall
*Tickets are from NT$200 to NT$400
and are available through ERA ticketing.
The 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic (柏林愛樂12把大提琴)
will play at the National Concert Hall on July 12 and at the Chungli Arts Center on July 13. The 12 cellists have played together
since 1972, appearing as an ensemble, occasionally in Berlin, often elsewhere, and quite often traveling great distances.
Every symphony orchestra has its cello section, but nowhere else in the world have the deeper, larger strings joined together
to form an independent ensemble -- an orchestra within an orchestra -- meeting with success after success. The concert will
present a program of works by Piazolla, Mendelssohn, Debussy, Part, Verdi, Francaix, Blacher, Schostakovitch, Kaiser-Lindemann,
Gershwin, Granda, Beatles, and Jorge Ben, as well as some traditional Taiwanese folk music.
* At the National Concert Hall
on July 12 and 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) on July 13
*As of press time, tickets from
NT$600 to NT$1,200 for Taipei's concert and NT$500 tickets for Chungli's concert are sold but, but seats are available from
NT$1,800 to NT$3,600 for Taipei's concert and from NT$800 to NT$2,000 for Chungli's concert through ERA ticketing.
and Thursday 7:30pm
Woodwind Quintet Concert (木管五重奏音樂會)
will feature the Harmony Wind Ensemble (雅韻室內樂團) at National Concert Hall on July
13. Oboist Hsu Chih-yun (許芷芸), Flutist Chen Yun-lan(陳韻嵐), Clarinetist Tsui Wu-fan
(崔悟凡), Bassoonist (洪菀簌), and Hornist Wu Chien-ying (吳汧潁) will
form the quintet and the program will include Bach's <Prelude and Fugue>, Damase's <dix-Sept Variations>, D'Rivera's
<Aires Tropicales>, Greaves's <Beethoven's Fifth Bossa Nova> and <Mozart's Turkey Rock Mambo>, Kreutzer's
<Ferdinand Raimund>, and Verdi's <Nabucco Overture>.
*At National Recital Hall
*Tickets are from NT$300
to NT$500 and are available through ERA ticketing.