2008-01-12

Hometown, Homeland


I'm looking forward to a concert this week by the Sonare Chamber Orchestra. Part of a series entitled My Hometown in Our Homeland, the concert features new compositions by Professor Hope W.P. Lee and Mr Che-Wei Chang will be featured. Maestro Apo Hsu conducts.

Lee and Chang belong to Taiwan's latest generation of artists who stand as heirs to the Taiwanese Literature Movement, a phenomenon that revolutionized this Taiwanese art in the 1980s. Their works combine a variety of native Taiwanese melodic, rhythmic and timbral elements with harmonies and structural elements of the European tradition.

The concert takes place January 16 Wednesday at 19:30 in the National Concert Hall, Taipei.

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