Classical Music Events in Taiwan

2006 Music Listings (Aug. 18 - Aug. 24)

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Taishin Arts Center Lunch Time Concert (台新金控藝文中心午間音樂會) will be held at the Taishin Arts Center (台新金控藝文中心) today from 12:30pm to 1:30pm. Part of Taishin Bank Foundation for Arts and Culture’s summer program, this concert is the last of a series of six lunchtime concerts. The trio -- Violinist Frank Lu (盧耿鋒), cellist Lu Chao-lun (呂超倫), and pianist Kuo Tsung-han (郭宗瀚) -- will play Mendelssohn’s <Piano Trio in C Minor, Op.66> and Dvorak’s <Piano Trio in E Minor “Dumky,” Op. 90>. The <Dumky> is the last and best known of Dvorak’s piano trios, and the word means “a fleeting thought.” This trio departs from the typical form of piano trios in that it does not contain a movement in sonata form or one consisting of variations. Rather, it is a work suffused with the simple beauty and colorful quality of folk song and dance, yet the melodies are Dvorak’s own.
*At the Taishin Arts Center, 2F, 118 Renai Rd Sec 4, Taipei (台北市仁愛路四段118號2樓)
*Free Admission
*Today at 12:30pm

Tsai Shih-hung Guitar Concert--Impressionist Paris (蔡世鴻吉他音樂會—印象巴黎) will be held at the Chih-Shan Hall, National Chiang Kai-shek Cultural Center, Kaohsiung City (高雄中正文化中心至善廳) tonight. Tsai became the first Taiwanese to study classical guitar in Association Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris. Guitarist maestro David Russell claimed that “Tsai performs with a strong sense of rhythmic and distinctive musical characters,” and guitar maestro Genvevieve Chanut complimented that “Tsai not only possesses the special Asian quality, he also has a unique and convincing understanding of musical language. Furthermore, his interpretation for contemporary repertoire is amazing.” Tsai will be joined by the Kaohsiung Guitar Association Ensemble and the Wu Hsueh-wu and Da Mao Jazz Guitar Duo, and cellist Lu Chao-lun (呂超倫), graduate of the Juilliard School. The program in this concert will surround the theme of Paris impressionist music works.
* The Chih-Shan Hall, National Chiang Kai-shek Cultural Center, Kaohsiung City, 67, Wufu 1st Rd, Kaohsiung City (高雄市五福一路67號)
*Tickets range from NT$300 to NT$500 and are available through ERA ticketing
*Tonight at 7:30pm

Sisiters Lin Yi-chen and Lin Mei-chun Concert (林沂蓁與林玫君雙姝音樂會) will be held at the National Concert Hall tonight. The two sisters currently study conducting at Vienna University of Music. At the same time, they continue their violin and piano studies. Despite their young age, they have performed extensively at home and abroad. In 2004, Lin Mei-chun performed in front of Zubin Metha and she was highly praised by Metha, who even wrote a hand-written recommendation letter for Lin Mei-chun. In this concert, the two Lins will play violin and piano interchangeably. The program will include Brahms’s <Sonata in A Major, Op.100>, Debussy’s <La plus que lente>, Paganini’s <Plapiti, Op.13>, Chausson’s <Poeme, Op.25>, Lutoslawsky’s <Subito>, Kreisler’s <Liebesleid>, and Sarasate’s <Zigeunerweisen, Op.20> and <Carmen Fantasy, Op.25>.
*At the National Concert Hall, Taipei
*Tickets are NT$400 to NT$1,000 and are available through NTCH ticketing
*Tonight at 7:30pm

EVA Airways Mid-Summer Family Fun Concert: Hello Kitty–A Tale of Joyful Hearts (長榮航空仲夏親子音樂會--Hello Kitty心之花物語) will be staged at the Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall (國父紀念館) on Aug. 20. EVA Airways, Evergreen Symphony Orchestra (長榮交響樂團), and Sanrio Co. Ltd. Will jointly hold a family concert “Hello Kitty – A Tale of Joyful Hearts,” the first Hello Kitty concert in the world will be presented at 2:30pm and 7:30pm. This will be a rare opportunity for parents to enjoy the Kitty performance with their children. Conducted by Lin Tien-chi (林天吉), the concert will include musical works on the theme of Hello Kitty Show. For more information on this concert, please visit ESO’s website at
*The Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall, 2F, 505, Renai Rd, Sec 4, Taipei (台北市仁愛路四段505號2樓)
*Tickets cost from NT$300 to NT$1,000 and available through ERA ticketing
*Sunday at 2:30pm and 7:30pm

Asian Youth Orchestra (AYO) 2006 Tour Concert (亞洲青年管絃樂團2006巡迴音樂會) will be presented at the National Concert Hall on Aug. 22 and Aug. 23. This year, Taiwanese talent has filled 27 highly coveted places in the 100-member Asian Youth Orchestra. Sponsored by Taipei Philharmonic Foundation for Culture and Education (TPF) and Taipei Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, these young Taiwanese musicians are able to perform with other young musicians from other Asian nations and give two concerts in Taipei as part of their Asian tour. Conducted by Okko Kamu and accompanied by Soprano Ida Falk Winland, the Tuesday concert will present Mozart’s <Symphony No.25, K.183>, selections of Mozart’s arias, and Mahler’s <Symphony No.4>. Richard Pontzious will be the conductor and Violinist Stefan Jackiw will play in the Wednesday concert, which will include Hanson’s <Symphony No.2>, Barber’s <Violin Concerto>, and Dvorak’s <Symphony No.9>. For more information, please visit TPF website at
*At the National Concert Hall, Taipei
*Tickets are NT$300 to NT$1,500 and are available through ERA ticketing
*Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30pm