Final Concert of the Composition Competition 2018, NTSO


2018/8/31(Fri.)19:30 NTSO Concert Hall



Min-Chin Kuo: Consciousness

Jen-Yueh Hsiung: Seeking Light

Jo-Yu Li: The Fire Window

Chin-Shuo Wu: Construction, Deconstruction



Leonarad Bernstein Centennial Tribute


2018/9/8 (Sat.) 19:30 National Taichung Theater Grand Theater
2018/9/9 (Sun.) 14:30 National Taichung Theater Grand Theater


A four-hundred-year-old Shakespeare play transported to the upper west side of New York
Bernstein’s greatest work, a timeless love story on Broadway.

Thirty-one hours, that was how long they had. Thirty-one hours, they met, fell in love, and died for love. For a love that became eternal.

Inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Broadway musical West Side Story transports the story originally staged in Italy 400 years ago to the upper west side of New York during the '50s. The family feud was transformed into conflicts between two immigrant gangs, and the romantic balcony scene was performed on the fire escape in the back alley. What remain unchanged are the unwavering love between the two leads and the inevitable tragic fate that awaits them.

The musical is a collaboration of many Broadway masters, with music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and book by Arthur Laurents. Choreographed and directed by Jerome Robbins and produced by Harold Prince, West Side Story became a classic after its premiere in 1957. The production is a rich interpretation of the Shakespearean masterpiece and one of the most successful adaptations of the Bard’s works.


Hope After The Storm


2018/9/22(Sat.)19:30 Taichung Chung Hsing Hall
2018/9/23(Sun.)14:30 National Concert Hall


The terrifying storm that shook the world has passed.
Let music send away the remaining clouds and welcome in hew hope.

Françaix’s beautiful “Flute Concerto” is a piece that lets the flute glide like a graceful fairy, dancing lively with joy to an elegant French tune.

Yiu Chang-fa wrote Vom Leidensweg zur Aussöhnung for a close friend. The symphony vividly depicts the journey out of sorrow and trauma. The pain of the heart cannot be healed only by time, strong will and courage is also essential for one to move on.

Vom Leidensweg zur Aussöhnung is a gift not only to the composer’s good friend, but also to history, and to us, the people who live on this land, for music can soothe the pain and lead us to a better tomorrow filled with hope.




The Budding of Romanticism


2018/11/8(Thu.)19:30 National Concert Hall
2018/11/9(Fri.)19:30 Taichung Chung Hsing Hall



Gordon Chin : Formosan Winter Sceneries (world premiere)

A. Glazunov: Violin Concerto in A Minor, Op. 82

F. Schubert: Symphony No. 7 in E Major, D. 729