Voice of A Thousand


2017/9/15 Friday 19:30 ChungShan Hall
2017/9/16 Saturday 19:30 National Concert Hall


A thousand people witnessing the miracle ofmusic, the acclamation of art.

When belief becomes the ultimatemanifestation of life, music and love will always exist in this world.

Mahler wrote Symphony No. 8 at the peak ofhis life – this breathtaking masterpiece was completed within eight weeks. Atthe end of summer in 1910, the composer personally conducted the premiere inMunich with 1029 performers. After the entire piece ended, the audience wentwild. That was the most glorious moment of Mahler’s life, and that concert washis last public performance in Europe.

This “Symphony of A Thousand” is a grandsymphony not only in terms of scale, but also because it is Mahler’s utmostpresentation of music that exceeds any spiritual concept known to man. As thecomposer said himself, “This is the greatest piece of work I have created sofar. Its form and content is so unique, it is difficult to describe it inwords. Imagine that the whole universe bursts into song. We hear no longerhuman voices, but those of planets and suns circling in their orbits. For me,all the symphonies I wrote before were only preludes to this one. They arefilled with subjective tragedy, only this symphony is the fountain of extremejoy and happiness.”


For the opening concert of this season,NTSO teams up with Taipei Symphony Orchestra and four choirs to present thisunique and dramatic masterpiece. A grand beginning for a new and excitingseason, will you not join us?




Genius of Wonder


2017/11/03 Friday 19:30 Taipei National University of the Arts
2017/11/04 Saturday 19:30 Chung Hsing Hall


Join Dietmar Küblböck on a flight through world of music as he dazzles us with his extraordinary trombone performance.

Let conductor Tung-Chieh Chuang amaze you with unlimited possibilities in music!

For this concert, Vienna Philharmonic Principal Trombonist Dietmar Küblböck brings the popular Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra by Launy Grøndahl. The rich arrangement and outstanding presentation is definitely something to look forward to.

And choosing two composers with completely different styles, rising conducting star Tung-Chieh Chuang presents the fantasical Oberon Overture by Carl Maria von Weber and the lively Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber by Paul Hindemith.

The romantic polish found in the overture from von Weber’s last opera Oberon can be considered as the herald of 19th century Romanticism. Weber is known for his skills to tell stories with music; and in his overture, he introduced the characters and story the audiences will meet and see later in the opera with different sections of music. Hindemith rearranged and integrated three of Weber’s piano four-hand pieces and excerpts from the opera Turandot into a modernized symphonic composition, showing a rare glimpse of the composer’s humorous side.


Golden Concerto


2017/11/24 Friday 19:30 Chung Hsing Hall
2017/11/25 Saturday 19:30 Jhihde Hall kaohsiung City


Shi-Yeon Sung and the Oliver Schnyder Trio present the unlimited possibilities of a concerto:
from a solo, an ensemble, to an entire orchestra.

Korean conductor Shi-Yeon Sung has been actively performing around the world and is known for her sharp and accurate style. And the Oliver Schnyder Trio from Switzerland is a new chamber music group with three extremely skilled musicians. Working together seamlessly, the group gives fresh new interpretations to Beethoven’s works.

Written during the later stage of his life, Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra is considered one of the largest piece of work he composed in that period. The entire piece includes five movements and is a departure from Bartók’s usual bluntness and sharpness. Instead, this composition presents a warm and idyllic atmosphere which is perhaps a reflection of old composer’s mind.

Beethoven’s Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano in C Major is one of the well-known compositions from his "heroic" period, and also has the most unique arrangement for the soloist. This concerto, which inspired the following Romanticism, carries both the delicate manner found in chamber music and the impressive grandeur of a concerto.