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New York Philharmonic to perform in Taiwan in February

New York Philharmonic to perform in Taiwan in February

Taipei, Jan. 7 (CNA) The New York Philharmonic will perform in Taipei in February, bringing pieces from Tchaikovsky and other masters to local classical music fans. Led by American music director Alan Gilbert, the orchestra will give one concert each on Feb. 18 and 19 at the National Concert Hall, the Management of New Arts (MNA), which is promoting the tour, announced Tuesday. The orchestra, performing in Taiwan for the seventh time, will play Shostakovich's "Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 99," Bernstein's "Symphonic Dances from West Side Story" and Gershwin's "An American in Paris" on its first night. The following day, it will perform Rouse's "Rapture," Lindberg's "Piano Concerto No. 2" and Tchaikovsky's "Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64," MNA said. Founded in 1842, the New York Philharmonic is the oldest symphony orchestra in the United States and one of the oldest in the world. It has performed in over 60 countries to date. The orchestra first visited Taiwan in 1984, becoming one of the first world-class orchestras to perform in the country. It has also visited Taiwan in 1989, 1994, 1998, 2002 and 2008. (By Christie Chen)


Updated : 2021-05-09 07:02 GMT+08:00