2010 April 27 Tuesday 19:30
National Concert Hall
NTNU Symphony Orchestra
Apo Ching-Hsin Hsu, conductor
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
卓越作曲家慈薇莉希（Ellen Taaffe Zwilich）精彩眩技的雙協奏曲。
曲 目：SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 3 (Rhenish) in Eb major, Op. 97
ZWILICH: Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra
TCHAIKOVSKY: Capriccio Italien, Op. 45
國家音樂廳 ( 台北市中山南路21-1號 )
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)
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.
NewMusicBox has the story.
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.
You are invited!
April 10 Saturday 18:00 (6:00 pm)
National Palace Museum
Basement Level, Main Building
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)
- The Old Castle
- Interlude (Promenade)
- Bydlo (Oxen)
- Chicks in Shells
- Limoges Market
- Great Gate of Kiev
Selected popular pieces
NTNU Faculty Brass Quintet
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
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