Classical Music Events in Taiwan

2006 Music Listings (Aug.11 - Aug.17)

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Paganini of Russia and Shuan Yin Festival Orchestra (俄羅斯的帕格尼尼與玄音節慶樂團), the seventh concert of Shuan yin Arts Concert Series (玄音之夜音樂會), will be held at the Taipei City Family Theater (台北市親子劇場) tonight. The concert will feature Russian violinist Dmitri Berlinsky, who arrived on the international music scene as the youngest winner in the history of the Paganini International Violin Competition in Genoa, Italy. Also, Taiwanese violinist Teng Hao-tun (鄧皓敦) will lead the orchestra to present to you composer Iogansen's <Festival Fanfare>, Elgar's <Strong Serenade>, and Vivaldi's <Four Seasons>.

*At the Taipei City Family Theater, 2F, 1 Shifu Rd, Taipei (台北市市府路1號)
*Tickets are NT$300 to NT$1,000 and are available through ERA ticketing
*Tonight at 7:45pm

Fourplay (爵士四人行) will be performed at the National Concert Hall tonight. Fourplay is the jazz "Dream Team" of the 1990s and made up of four veteran jazz stars, each of whom was world-renowned in their own right before joining the band. Legendary keybordist Bob James was named "Jazz Artist of the Year" by Cash Box in 1980, while bassist Nathan East has spent years as a session musician for artists such as Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, and BB King. Guitarist Larry Carlton, meanwhile, won a Grammy Award for Best Pop instrumental Performance in 1987, while percussionist Harvey Mason has earned seven Grammy nominations.

*At the National Concert Hall, Taipei
*Tickets are sold out
*Tonight at 7:30pm

Hung Chien-chih Oboe Recital VII – A la Rencontre de la Musique Moderne ~Pour Hautbois (洪千智雙簧管音樂會—雙簧管現代與近代音樂的巡禮) will be presented at the National Recital Hall tomorrow. Hung studied oboe under the guidance of French oboe masters Claude Maisonneuve, Jean Claude Jaboulay, and Swiss oboe master Thomas Indermuhle. Hung won the many prizes while studying in France. The program will include difficult works with many rhythmic changes from simple to compound meters, various tempo changes, constantly changing articulations, and wide slurs. Taking the challenge, Hung will display her flexible reed, facile tongue, sure breath control over long phrases, and expressive sensitivity. She will play modern and contemporary works for oboe, including Gliere's <Andante for Oboe and Piano, No.4, Op.35>, Delerue's <Prelude et Danse for Oboe and Piano>, Koechlin's <Sonata for Oboe and Piano, Op.58>, Maderna's <Solo>, Yang Tsung-hsien's (楊聰賢) <Lacrumosa>, and Dorati's <Duo Concertante>.

*At the National Recital Hall, Taipei
*As of press time, NT$300 and NT$400 tickets are sold out, but NT$200 seats are still available through ERA ticketing.
*Tomorrow at 7:30pm

Peng Yen Piano Recital (彭讌鋼琴獨奏會) will be held at Cultural Affairs Bureau of Hsinchu County (新竹縣文化局) on Aug. 16. Peng is in her junior year at National Hualien University of Education's Department of Music. She studied piano with Alfonso Gomez, Alexender Formenkou, and Vladimir
Ashkennazy's favorite pupil Robert Shannon in the past. This concert will feature a program from romantic period to contemporary one, and Peng will play works of Chopin, Debussy, Rachmaninov, and Samuel Barber.

*At the Hsinchu County,146, Xianzheng 9th Rd, Chubei City, Hsinchu County(新竹縣竹北市縣政九路146號)
*Free Admission
*Wednesday at 7:30pm

The Story of Carmen (卡門的故事) will be staged at the National Concert Hall on Aug. 16. The concert will feature a line up of three youth orchestras established under the Taipei Century Symphony Orchestra (台北世紀交響樂團). After the well-received concert on the theme of Grieg's <Peer Gynt Suite> last year, the three orchestras will join each other again to present Verdi's <Triumph March>, Delibe's <Waltz> from the ballet "Coppelia," and Haydn's <Toy Symphony>, Vivaldi's <Concerto Grosso No.11, Op.3>, Mozart's <Symphony in D Major, No.23, KV181>, and Bizet's <The Story of "Carmen"> adapted by Bruckner.

*At the National Concert Hall, Taipei
*As of press time, NT$800 tickets are sold out, but seats are still available from NT$200 to NT$600 through NTCH ticketing.
*Wednesday at 7:30pm