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Concerts

Concerts

National Symphony Orchestra’s Tchaikovsky Cycle will be at National Concert Hall (國家音樂廳; No.21-1, Zhongshan S. Rd., Zhongzheng District, Taipei [台北市中山南路21-1號]; Tel: (02) 3393-9999) on September 9 and 30. September 9 features Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a; Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23; Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36 (44’). September 30 features Tchaikovsky’s Pique Dame Overture; Capriccio Italien, Op. 45; Sleeping Beauty Suite, Op. 66a; Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18. Tchaikovsky was a Russian composer of the Romantic era. While not part of the nationalistic music group “The Russian Five”, Tchaikovsky wrote music now known and loved for its distinctly Russian character, rich harmonies and stirring melodies. His works, however, are much more western than those of his Russian contemporaries as he effectively uses international elements in addition to national folk melodies. As biographer Anthony Holden maintains, no indigenous tradition of Russian music existed before Tickets are NT$300, NT$500, NT$800, NT$1000, NT$1200, NT$1500, available through www.artsticket.com.tw or call (02) 3393-9888.
Swingle NSO - Symphonic Salsa will be on stage on September14, 7:30p.m. at National Concert Hall國家音樂廳 (No.21-1, Zhongshan S. Rd., Zhongzheng District, Taipei台北市中山南路21-1號). Originally “Salsa” stands for “chili sauce” in Spanish, and then the Cuban musicians used this term to describe their fast-tempo and energetic Latin music. Well, try to imagine the scenario that the well-known classical tunes are played in Salsa style. It seems like Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, and Chopin wear the sunglasses and drive their Mercedes at high speed along the coastline of Cuba. After Klazz Brothers & Cuba Percussion have joined forces in Havana, the albums they produced won “the Best of the Year” and “Crossover” of the Echo and Jazzman magazines. Tickets are NT$300, NT$500, NT$800, NT$1,000, NT$1,200, NT$1,500, available through Arts Ticket.