Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center begins Taiwan tour

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Taiwan tour will begin Wednesday (Dec. 2) in Taipei. The schedule of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS), whic...

Taiwan’s symphony orchestras to take stage at 2020 Kuandu Arts Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Six renowned Taiwanese symphony orchestras will perform live concerts at the 2020 Kuandu Arts Festival in Taipei to celebrate the country's musical evolution. Enter...

Taiwan's 'Turandot' biggest performance of the year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A performance of Puccini's opera "Turandot" by the National Kaohsiung Weiwuying (衛武營) Center for the Arts, on Friday night (Aug. 28) was the "world'...

Muti conducts Syria musicians in memorial concert amid ruins

RAVENNA, Italy (AP) — Nine musicians from the Syrian diaspora in Europe are playing Sunday in the 24th friendship concert conducted by Riccardo Muti, this year at the Paestum archaeological site in so...

Watchdogs: Trump's Independence Day gala in 2019 cost $13M

President Donald Trump’s Fourth of July gala in the nation’s capital last year cost taxpayers more than $13 million, twice as much as previous celebrations, government watchdogs reported Thursday. Tru...

Taiwan NSO director concludes farewell concert with Mahler pieces

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Acclaimed conductor Lu Shao-chia (呂紹嘉), music director of Taiwan's National Symphony Orchestra (NSO), on Saturday (June 20) marked the end of his 10-year tenure with a...

White House announces plans for July 4th celebration

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is moving ahead with a lower-key “Salute to America" celebration this year on July Fourth, despite concerns from some lawmakers about the crowds the event coul...

Taiwan launches online program showcasing nation's performing arts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As New York emerges from a three-month lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Taipei Cultural Center in New York has launched an online showcase celebrating Taiwan...

Taiwan's Ministry of Culture begins trial period for post-pandemic performances

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Culture has announced the conditions for Taiwan's full resumption of performances after the first indoor concert in two months was held last Sunday (Ma...

Taiwan National Symphony Orchestra to play to live audience

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Culture (MOC) announced the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) will perform a concert for 500 people at the National Concert Hall on Sunday (May 24). In ...

PBS Memorial Day concert pushed to TV event because of virus

NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus has wiped out plans to bring tens of thousand of people to the U.S. Capitol for the annual Memorial Day weekend concert shown on PBS, but organizers are pressing ahead ...

Taiwan symphony director issues apology for creating social turbulence

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The director of Taiwan's National Symphony Orchestra (NSO), Lu Shao-chia (呂紹嘉), published a letter on Facebook Tuesday (March 10) to apologize for the panic created by...

Australian musician diagnosed with coronavirus after Taiwan trip identified as Brett Dean

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Australian man who was diagnosed with Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) after performing twice in Taipei over the weekend has been identified as renowned Australian compose...

Australian composer Brett Dean hospitalized with coronavirus

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Musician and composer Brett Dean has been hospitalized in Australia with the new coronavirus. British agent Intermusica confirmed on Thursday that the viol...

Taiwan cancels international performances due to coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Culture has canceled all international performances and the National Concert Hall (NCH) is closed for disinfection from today (March 6) due to coronavirus ...