Our concert, which took place outdoors, featured light classics and some environmental Sturm und Drang courtesy of the planet Earth. Hsinchu is not called Taiwan's 'Windy City' for nothing, and when you throw in a tropical spring thunderstorm you're in for a mighty afternoon of clipping music to stands. But the players are used to this, and even the youngest musicians handled the challenges with aplomb. The crowd was welcoming, too, even if the elements weren't so much.
All in all, a delightful afternoon. Our first indoor subscription concert takes place on June 15 Sunday.