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Anne-Sophie Mutter Violin Recital -- The Mozart Project (安.蘇菲.慕特小提琴獨奏會 -- 莫札特計畫) will be held at the National Concert Hall in Taipei tonight, at Tainan Municipal Cultural Center Performance Hall (台南市立文化中心演藝廳), 332 Zhongshan E Rd Sec 3, Tainan City (台南市中華東路三段332號) tomorrow, and at Hsinchu Municipal Auditorium (新竹市立演藝廳), 17 Tungta Rd Sec 2, Hsinchu City (新竹市東大路二段17號) on Sunday. Mutter is one of the world's greatest violin virtuosos of the past three decades and it has been nine years since she performed in Taiwan. She will be performing an all-Mozart repertoire to celebrate her 30th stage anniversary as well as mark the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth. Accompanied by pianist Lambert Orkis, Mutter will play Mozart's violin sonatas K376, K481, K379, K304, and K454. As of press time, only tickets from NT$2,400 to NT$4,800 for tonight's concert, and from NT$1,800 to NT$3,600 for tomorrow's concert, and from NT$2,400 to NT$3,600 for Sunday's concert are available through ERA ticketing. ● Tonight, tomorrow and Sunday at 7:30pm

PHOTO COURTESY OF HARALD HOFFMANN/DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON

Theater

The Apartment (公寓春光), a new satirical play by the Godot Theater Company (果陀劇場), featuring well-known local comedian Gu Pao-min (顧寶明). Godot is known for its adaptation of many works of contemporary Western drama as well as local dramatic works.

● At the National Theater, Taipei.

● Tickets are NT$500 to NT$2,500 and are available from NTCH ticketing.

● Tonight, tomorrow and from June 27 to June 30 at 7:30pm with matinee performances tomorrow and Sunday at 2:30pm

The Comedy of K by Helen Lai and the City Contemporary Dance Company from Hong Kong follows on from the Compagnie Jerome Bel in the Novel Dance Series performances. Inspired by Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis, the performance, like all this year's selections, pushes the boundaries of contemporary dance.

● At the Novel Hall (新舞台), 3-1 Songshou Rd, Taipei (台北市松壽路3-1號).

● Tickets cost from NT$500 to NT$1,500.

● Tonight and Tomorrow at 8pm

Four Winds, Four Bliss (大四囍), a dance by the Century Contemporary Dance Company (世紀當代舞團) dealing with topic of traditional Chinese marriage.

● At the auditorium of the National Center for Traditional Arts (國立傳統藝術中心), 201 Wupin Rd Sec 2, Chihsin Village, Wuchieh Township, Ilan County (宜蘭縣五結鄉季新村五濱路二段201號).

● Tickets for the performance are free.

● Tomorrow at 2:30pm

Classical Music

Chang Ya-ching's 2006 Violin Recital (張雅晴2006小提琴獨奏會 -- 法蘭西的冷暖) organized by the Chee-hsin Music Ensemble (知心樂坊) will be held at the Kaohsiung National CKS Cultural Center's Chihshan Hall (高雄市中正文化中心至善廳), 67, Wufu 1st Rd, Kaohsiung City (高雄市五福一路67號) tonight and at the National Recital Hall on Tuesday. Chang is a pupil of renowned French Violinist Michele Auclair and this concert will present a program of works from French composers, including Leclair's Sonata for violin and piano in D Major, Franck's Sonata for violin and piano in A Minor, and Ravel's Sonata for violin and piano and his Tizigane. Pianist Cheng Su-chuan (鄭夙娟), who together with Chang established the Chang-Cheng Duo, will accompany Chang.

● Tickets are NT$200 in Kaohsiung and from NT$200 to NT$300 in Taipei and can be purchased through ERA ticketing.

● Tonight and Tuesday at 7:30pm

Formosa Singers 2006 Concert Series III (福爾摩沙合唱團九五年系列音樂會) will be held at the National Recital Hall tomorrow and Sunday. Led by conductor Julian Su (蘇慶俊) and accompanied by pianist Tsai Yu-shan (蔡昱珊), the Formosa Singers, a 40-member mixed choir, will present works on the theme of world soundscapes as well as Taiwanese folk songs in praise of maternal love. The program includes Whitacre's I Will Wade Out, Schafer's Magic Songs, four of Moses Hogan's spiritual songs, Chen Mei-chun's (陳玫君) Moonlit Night (月光夜), and some newly arranged Taiwanese folk songs.

● As of press time, NT$300 tickets for tomorrow's concert are sold out, but seats are available from NT$500 to NT$800 tomorrow and from NT$300 to NT$800 for Sunday through NTCH ticketing.

● Saturday and Sunday at 7:30pm

Tseng Shih-fei and Cheng Yi-chun Violoncello and Piano (曾史妃與鄭怡君 -- 大提琴與鋼琴的對話) will be held in the lobby of Taipei Cultural Center (台北市立社教館), 25 Bade Rd Sec 3, Taipei (台北市八德路三段25號) on Sunday. The program will include Beethoven's 12 Variations in F Major on Mozart's Ein Madchen oder Weibchen and Beethoven's Seven Variations in E flat Major on Mozart's duet Bei Mannern, welche Liebe Fuhlen. Chou Fang-ru (周芳如), chairwoman of Chamber Music Society of Taiwan, will introduce the program to the audience throughout this lecture-recital.

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