2010-04-22

NTNU 'Rhenish' Concert


2010 April 27 Tuesday 19:30
National Concert Hall
Taipei, Taiwan


NTNU Symphony Orchestra
Apo Ching-Hsin Hsu, conductor

Concert: Rhenish

PROGRAM

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Symphony 3 in E-flat Major 'Rhenish', opus 97

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (b.1939)
Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Пётр Ильич Чайковский (1840-1893)
Capriccio Italien, opus 45


Tickets at NT$200, 500, 800, and 1200


萊茵--2010師大音樂系交響樂團春季演出

國立臺灣師範大學音樂系交響樂團向以充滿活力與專業素質的精彩演出著稱,
繼98年12月風靡全場的西城故事後,
許瀞心教授將指揮樂團為聽眾帶來德俄兩首經典浪漫作品。

舒曼《第三號交響曲》以五樂章的特殊結構,
與其所展現的明快和樂觀精神成為這位一代大師的傳世鉅作,
柴可夫斯基《義大利隨想曲》於1880年初旅經羅馬所寫,
為最膾炙人口的管弦樂作品之一。
一向以推展當代頂尖作曲家作品不遺餘力的師大音樂系,
也將於本場特邀享譽國際的小提琴家鄭俊騰與大提琴家戴俐文,
於台灣首演著名美國當代多項大獎得主,
卓越作曲家慈薇莉希(Ellen Taaffe Zwilich)精彩眩技的雙協奏曲。

請把握機會身臨此集大師及大作於一夜之音樂饗宴!

演出者:指揮/許瀞心
小提琴/鄭俊騰
大提琴/戴俐文
國立臺灣師範大學音樂系交響樂團

曲 目:SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 3 (Rhenish) in Eb major, Op. 97
舒曼:第三號交響曲

ZWILICH: Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra
慈薇莉希:小提琴、大提琴雙協奏曲

TCHAIKOVSKY: Capriccio Italien, Op. 45
柴可夫斯基:義大利隨想曲


指導單位:教育部

主辦單位:國立台灣師範大學音樂學系

贊助單位:國立臺灣師範大學研究發展處、東和樂器(河合鋼琴)、功學社樂器股份有限公司

演出人:張國恩

製作人:許瑞坤

執行製作:林明慧


演出日期/Date

2010/04/27
(二)19:30    

地點/Venue

國家音樂廳 ( 台北市中山南路21-1號 )


票價/Price

200,500,800,1200
售票請洽兩廳院售票系統、國立台灣師範大學音樂學系
本校學生至師大音樂系系辦購票,享75折優惠票價唷!

One cliché to rule them all

I just saw the fourth headline in as many days using the formula 'One _____ to rule them all.'

The phrase has too familiar a ring now, fellows. Let's not hobble along with it any further. Bag it.

(Tip of the hat to Bob Thurston)

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Conductor's Notebook

2010-04-15

Aletheia Symphony Orchestra



The music of the iconic 'Three Bs'--Bach, Beethoven and Brahms--will be featured in a concert by the Aletheia Symphony Orchestra on April 21 Wednesday 21:30 at Taiwan's National Concert Hall. The orchestra is a division of the Department of Music at the historic Aletheia University in Danshui, New Taipei City.

http://www.artsticket.com.tw/

2010-04-13

Jennifer Higdon wins Pulitzer Prize

Congratulations to American composer Jennifer Higdon, winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in Music for her Violin Concerto. The concerto was given its premier by Hilary Hahn and the Indianapolis Symphony on 2009 February 6 and is the first self-published work to win the prize.

NewMusicBox has the story.

2010-04-10

Wedding Vignette

My colleagues in the USA tell me that the season is now upon them.

You're a pianist who rehearses singers at the opera and performs in a chamber ensemble. To get to this point you've invested countless hours in practice time and thousands of dollars in instruments, scores, tuition and fees. And every year around this time, parents of brides start approaching you. Each set of parents announces that you have been chosen among all other pianists to perform at a very special event: the wedding of their daughter.

You thank them and tell them your fee. Two jaws drop. 'We never expected that you'd want money,' they say.

You could tell from their expressions alone that the gig was never going to happen. You're okay with that. If it's disappointing to learn your bank account won't get any help from this invitation, at least having the day free anyway will spare you playing your 167th 'Wedding Song' since your last recital.

But your knowledge that the encounter is going nowhere will not prevent the conversation requiring a few more minutes to spin out. Before the parents leave they must tell you, gravely, that they had always assumed musicians do what they do out of love for their art rather than the desire for material gain and that the honour of being chosen for such an important event would speak for itself. And now, thanks to you, both of them will walk away forever saddened at the realisation that Our Cynical Modern World Has Come To This.

2010-04-05

NTNU Concert and Exhibition

green museum


You are invited!


April 10 Saturday 18:00 (6:00 pm)
National Palace Museum
Basement Level, Main Building
Taipei, Taiwan

NTNU Symphony Winds and Brass of the National Taiwan Normal University
Apo Hsu, music director
Alton Thompson, guest conductor and photographer

Admission is free to the public.

Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)
Serenade for Winds opus 44 in D Minor

- IV. Finale: Allegro molto
Symphony Serenade Ensemble
Conductor: Alton Thompson

Eugène Bozza (1905-1991)
Variations sur con theme libre

- Theme: Andantino
- Variation 3: Allegro
- Variation 4: Calme
- Variation 6: Allegro vivo
Symphony Woodwind Quintet

Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881)
Selections from 'Pictures at an Exhibition'
NTNU Faculty Brass Quintet
(images by Alton Thompson)
- Promenade
- The Old Castle
- Interlude (Promenade)
- Tuileries
- Bydlo (Oxen)
- Promenade
- Chicks in Shells
- Limoges Market
- Great Gate of Kiev
Selected popular pieces
NTNU Faculty Brass Quintet

Performers
Symphony Serenade Ensemble (Dvořák):
Oboes: Chen Guan-Zhen, Wu Meng-Rong
Clarinets: Chen Zun Philip, Wang Yiting
Bassoons: Yu Cheng-Huan, Chen Guanrong, Yi 妘
Horns: Lam Yi-Chen, Li Huiyi, Zhang Yu-Wen
Cello: 萧惠
Double Bass: Hui Chien-Min
Symphony Woodwind Quintet (Bozza):
Wu Jianhui, Wu Meng-Rong, Lin Yu-Zhen, Chen Guanrong, Li Huiyi
Faculty Brass Quintet (Mussorgsky):
Wei Manshi, Wang Yang, Lam Yi, Chen Zeng 书桓, Yang Zhaoxiang

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Conductor's Notebook