The Magic Treasure Box (魔幻寶盒) by the Beitzu Theater Troupe (杯子劇團), a children's play at the Metropolitan Hall (城市舞台), 25, Bade Rd, Sec 3, Taipei (台北市八德路三段25號).
● Tickets NT$300 to NT$900, through ERA ticketing.
● Today at 7:30pm, tomorrow and Sunday at 10:30am, 2:30pm, and 7:30pm.
Classical Gypsy, a performance of the Brahms Symphony No. 3 and Violin Concerto and arrangements of traditional music with Jozsef Lendvay as violinist and the Taipei Symphony Orchestra (台北市立交響樂團) at Taipei Zhongshan Hall (台北市中山堂), 98 Yenping S Rd, Taipei (台北市延平南路98號). Tickets are NT$200 to NT$800 and are available through NTCH ticketing.
● Tonight 7:30pm
A free concert by pianists Wei Yu-bin (魏宇彬) and Wei Yu-mei (魏宇梅) of Saint-saens' Carnival of the Animals and Bizet's Jeux d'Enfants Op. 22 at the Metropolitan Hall (城市舞台), 25, Bade Rd, Sec 3, Taipei (台北市八德路三段25號).
● Sunday 2:30pm
Chinese Calligraphy, Literature and Music (書法文學與音樂的交會), a concert of Buddhist-inspired traditional music that draws together the themes of spirituality, calligraphy and music, organized by Zen practitioner Lin Ku-fang (林谷芳), at the National Concert Hall, Taipei. Tickets are NT$300 to NT$800 and are available through TRTC ticketing.
● Tonight 7:30pm
NSO Shostakovich Cycle VII, presents Symphony No. 4 interpreted by prize-winning local conductor Lu Shao-chia (呂紹嘉) with Lilya Zilberstein as soloist. The program includes Rimsky-Korsakov's Russian Easter Overture and Rachmaninov's Rapsody on a Theme by Paganini, at the National Concert Hall, Taipei.
● Sunday 2:30pm
Chen I-chun Piano Recital, including music by Mozart, Chopin, Faure and Liszt, at the National Recital Hall, Taipei. Tickets are NT$200 to NT$500.
● Saturday 7:30pm
Taipei Philarmonic Youth Spring Concert (台北愛樂青年管弦樂團) led by visiting conductor Chiu Chun-Chiang (邱君強) will perform "Drachentenz" by local composer Chien Nan-chang (錢南章) as well as Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 and Richard Strauss' Oboe Concerto at the National Concert Hall. Tickets are NT$300 to NT$1,500 and are available through NTCH ticketing.
● Monday 7:30pm
Stars of the Century -- A Chamber Evening, a program of music by winners of the NTSO 2005 Chamber Competition. Performance are by Artist Quartet and Ars Nova Quintet and will include Ma Shui-long's (馬水龍) String Quartet and music by Dvorak, Hindemith and Arnold, at the NSO Recital Hall in Taichung (國立台灣交響樂團演奏廳), 738-2 Chungshan Rd, Wufeng Township, Taichung County (台中縣霧峰鄉中正路738-2號), and at the Kaohsiung Music Hall (高雄市音樂館), 99 Hexi Rd, Kaohsiung City (高雄市河西路99號). Tickets are NT$200.
● Tomorrow 7:30 in Taichung, Tuesday 7:30 in Kaohsiung.
Rock, Pop and Jazz
Velvet Underground (地下絲絨) features BSD and Pinkstar tonight; Jie Chin (捷進) Jazz Night tomorrow. B1, 50, Zhongxiao W Rd, Sec 1, Taipei (台北市忠孝西路一段50號B1).
● Entrance NT$350 for tonight. Call (02) 2314 1868.
● Both shows begin at 9pm
The Wall (這牆) presents Menglu (夢露) and Zayin tonight; Sodagreen (蘇打綠) tomorrow; and Overdoe, Lazylady, 666 and Madflow on Sunday; Doodle and 8mm Sky on Wednesday and Alcohol and Chasing Sparrows (追麻雀) on Thursday. B1, 200, Roosevelt Rd, Sec 4, Taipei (台北市羅斯福路四段200號B1).
● Entrance NT$400 for tonight. Tomorrow sold out; NT$300 other gigs. Call (02) 2930 0162
● All shows begin at 8pm
Riverside Cafe (河岸留言) presents jazz ensemble Metamorphosis (變形蟲節士樂團) tonight; Relax One (輕鬆玩) and We Save Strawberries (草梅救星) tomorrow and Unsafe and Hsieh You-ming (謝祐銘) and his band, who are also launching their latest album. B1, 2, Ln 244, Roosevelt Rd, Sec 3, Taipei (台北市羅斯福路三段244巷2號B1). Entrance NT$350 on weekends; NT$300 on weekdays. Call (02) 2368 7310.