Classical Music Events in Taiwan

2006 Music Listings (July 14 - July 20)

Dec. 15 - Dec. 21
Dec. 8 - Dec. 14
Dec. 1 - Dec. 7
Nov. 24 - Nov. 30
Nov. 17 - Nov. 23
Nov. 10 - Nov. 16
Nov. 3 - Nov. 9
Oct. 27 - Nov. 2
Oct. 20 - Oct. 26
Oct. 13 - Oct. 19
Oct. 6 - Oct. 12
Sept. 29 - Oct. 5
Sept.22 - Sept. 28
Sept. 15 - Sept. 21
Sept. 8 - Sept. 14
Sept. 1 - Sept. 7
Aug. 25 - Aug. 31
Aug. 18 - Aug. 24
Aug. 11 - Aug. 17
Aug. 4 - Aug. 10
July 28 - Aug. 3
July 21 - July 27
July 14 - July 20
July 7 - July 13
June 30 - July 6
June 23 - June 29
June 16 - June 22
June 9 - June 15
June 2 - June 8
May 26 - June 1
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A Piano Duet Concert (雙鋼琴音樂會) will feature pianists Tsai Hsing-chuan (蔡幸娟) and Chang Hsuan (張璿) at the Chungli Arts Center tomorrow, at the National Recital Hall on July 18, and at the Academia Sinica on July 21. The piano duo are multi-faceted pianists with an extensive repertoire and stylistic range.  They not only play solo recitals, but also concertos with orchestra. Both will offer a variety of works including Busoni's <Duettino Concertante>, Brahms's <Sonata, Op.34b>, Bach's <Sheep May Safely Graze>, Piazolla's <Le Grand Tango>, and Gershwin's <“I Got Rhythm” Variations>.

*Tomorrow 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), July 18 (Tuesday) at the National Recital Hall, and July 21 (Friday) at the Academia Sinica Auditorium (中央研究院學術活動中心一樓大禮堂), 128, Sec 2, Academia Rd, Nankang, Taipei (台北市南港區研究院路二段128).

*Free Admission for tomorrow's and next Friday's concerts. Tickets cost from NT$300 to NT$800 for Tuesday's concert and are available through ERA ticketing.

*Tomorrow 7:30pm, Tuesday 7:30pm, and July 21 7:00pm

Violinist George Lee and Pianist Lance Coburn Joint Concert (李東亨2006絃跨洋聯合演奏會) will be staged at the National Concert Hall tomorrow. Lee graduated from the Juilliard School and has a doctoral degree in violin at the University of Michigan. He was awarded the first prize at the Geelong Advertiser Music Competition and has toured extensively in the US. Lee is currently a full-time assistant professor of the Department of Music at at Tunghai University. Coburn is blessed with a dazzling technique, innate musicianship and a charismatic performance flair. Winner of the first prize of the Hephizibah Menuhin Scholarship and the first Lev Vlassenko Piano Competion in 1999. Lance has performed and toured with many orchestras in Australia and other countries. He has recently been appointed  lecturer in piano at the Royal Irish Academy of Music. Lee and Coburn will play violin and piano works including Tchaikovsky's <Nutcracker Suite>, Sarasate's <Zigeunerweisen>, Chausson's <Poem>, and Faure's <Sonata in A Major, Op. 13>.

*At the National Recital Hall

*Tickets are from NT$300 to NT$800 and are available through ERA ticketing.

*Tomorrow 7:30pm

Shih Hsin University Chorus (SHUC) 41th Concert--The Music of April (世新大學合唱團第41屆年度公演--人間肆樂天) will be held at the Taipei Zhongshan Hall on the occasion of its 41st anniversary. The SHUC is a mixed chorus, consisting of students of Shih Hsin University. The conductors will be Chu Yuan-lei (朱元雷) and Liu Ma-li (劉馬利). Chu is the chairman of the Neo-Choral Culture and Arts Foundation and founder and executive director of the Taiwan Choral Music Center. He has conducted SHUC for 11 years. Liu is one of today's most versatile musicians. She not only has led this top-notch school chorus for three years and has performed extensively in Taiwan, but also serves as radio host of a three-hour classical music program aired live weekdays from 2pm to 5pm. Hsu Hua-chien (徐華謙) is invited to incorporate theatrical elements in the concert in order to infuse the traditional concert with a touch of innovation. The concert will feature guitarist Chang Yun-han (張允翰), percussionist Chiang Yu-chuan (蔣玉娟), and younth singer Chang Yao-chun (張曜群). The program will include Ramirez's <Missa Criolla>, a series of works by Copland, one of Bright's coral works for female voices called <The Four Sacred Songs for the Night>, jazz songs, exotic flavored ballads, and rhapsodies done a cappella.

*At the Taipei Zhongshan Hall (台北市中山堂), No. 98 Yenping S Rd, Taipei (台北市延平南路98)

*Tickets are from NT$250 to NT$350 and are available through NTCH ticketing.

*Sunday 7:00pm

Taipei Chinsui Chorus Concert — In Praise of Today and the Past (金穗合唱頌讚今與昔) will be held at the National Concert Hall. The 40-member mixed choir, led by Honorary Director Victor Shen (沈新欽), will be joined by the Hsinchu Philharmonic Orchestra to present a program ranging from classical to contemporary choral works. Shen's new composition of Taiwanese hymns completed just a few days ago will be premiered in this concert. In recent years, Chinsui Chorus has performed regularly at the National Concert Hall and toured extensively abroad at various music festivals. Wu Shou-ling (吳琇玲), assistant conductor of the Taipei Symphony Orchestra, will be the guest conductor, together with Shen. The program will include Mozart's <Missa Longa in C, K262>, Poulenc's <Gloria> from <Messe en Sol Majeur>, Beck's <Osanna>, Holst's <Te Deum>, and Gorecki's <Totus Tuus>>.

* At the National Concert Hall, Taipei

* Tickets cost from NT$300 to NT$800 and are available through NTCH


* Wednesday at 7:30pm

A Night of Romance for the Piano Duo (雙鋼琴音樂會 ) will feature pianists Chen Chieh-ru (陳潔如) and Cheng Ching-min (鄭靜旻) at the National Recital Hall. Both Chen and Cheng graduated from the music department of the National Taiwan Normal University. Then, they received master degrees in piano and music administration respectively from Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music at University of Miami. Chen's vast piano repertoire ranges from Baroque to contemporary, and she performs recitals extensively both in the US and abroad. Cheng is a full-scholarship doctoral candidate in the music school at University of Miami, and she studies with J.B. Floyd and Paul Posnak. She is currently a piano accompanist of the New World Symphony and the New World School of the Arts. She will soon take the teaching position at Barry University in Florida. The program will include Saint-Saens's <Variations on a Theme by Beethoven>, and Lutoslawski's <Variations on a Theme by Paganini for Two Pianos>, Ravel's <The Waltz>, Rachmaninoff's <Suite No.2, Op.17 for two Pianos>.

*At the National Recital Hall, Taipei

*Tickets are from NT$200 to NT$400 and are available through ERA ticketing.

*Thursday 7:30pm