Four Winds, Four Bliss (大四囍), a dance by the Century Contemporary Dance Company (世紀當代舞團) dealing with the topic of traditional Chinese marriage.
● At the Cultural Affairs Bureau of Taoyuan County (桃園縣文化局), 21 Xianfu Rd, Taoyuan County(桃園市縣府路21號).
● Tickets are NT$150 and are available through NTCH ticketing.
● Tonight 7:30pm
Cloud Gate Outdoor Performance presents a mixed program of dances from Taiwan's premier dance company. The free outdoor performance has been a Cloud Gate tradition since 1992, and has proved wildly popular, especially as tickets for Cloud Gate performance generally sell out very quickly. On this occasion, the troupe will be performing tomorrow at the Banciao Sports Stadium(台北縣板橋體育場).
● 278 Hansheng E Rd, Banciao City, Taipei County (台北縣板橋市漢生東路278號). In case of rain, the performance will be delayed until Sunday.
● Admission is free
● Tomorrow at 7:30pm
A Tribute to Taiwan -- San Francisco Crystal Youth Choir (晶艷人生 -- 舊金山青少年合唱團) will sing at the National Concert Hall tonight. Founded in March 1994, Crystal Choir drew its original members from a group of musically inclined Chinese-American children residing in the San Francisco Bay area and are recognized by the Voices of America's Future as an outstanding mixed choral organization. Conducted by Chang Chih-chen (張智真) and Chiang Ching-fen (姜靜芬) and accompanied by pianist Lin Yung-hsieh, the choir will present a program including Rossini's The Barber of Seville Overture, Mozart's Papageno-Papageno Duet, Jenkins's Adiemous -- We Will Draw Near, Rimsky-Korsakov's The Fight of the Bumblebee, Simon's Bridge Over Troubled Water, Belafonte and Freedman's Turn the World Around, Wen Lung-hsin's (溫隆信) Taiwanese Aboriginal songs, and other Taiwanese songs from Cheng Chih-jen (鄭智仁) and Lin Yu-ling (林育伶).
● At the National Concert Hall
● As of press time, NT$1,000 tickets are sold out, but seats are available from NT$300 to NT$800 through NTCH ticketing.
● Tonight at 7:30pm
Pure, Fantasy, and Neoclassic Piano Duet Concert (淨．幻象．新古典 -- 雙鋼琴演奏會) will feature Lin Ya-hsu (林雅敘) and Lin Yueh-jeng (林玥礽) at the National Recital Hall tonight. The two sisters are graduates of the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. In their piano duo, they will display their sense of unity by playing Bach's Goldberg Variations, Stravinsky's Concerto for two Pianos, and selections of Messiaen's piano pieces.
● At National Recital Hall, Taipei
● As of press time, NT$400 and NT$500 tickets are sold out, but NT$300 seats are available through ERA ticketing.
● Tonight at 7:30pm
Krystian Zimerman Piano Recital (桂冠鋼琴詩人齊瑪曼獨奏會) will be held at the National Concert Hall tomorrow. Polish pianist Zimerman will include Taiwan in his world tour to celebrate his 50th birthday. The program will include Mozart's Sonata in C Major, K330, Ravel's Valses nobles et sentimentales, Gershwin's 3 Preludes, and Chopin's Mazurkas, Op.24 and Sonata No.3 in B Minor, Op.58B.
● At the National Concert Hall, Taipei
● Tickets are sold out.
● Saturday at 7:30pm
Philippe Hu's 2006 Saxophone Recital IV -- Devil's Rag (胡東龍薩克斯風獨奏會 -- 魔鬼的散拍) will be held at the National Recital Hall. Hu was trained at L'Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris, C.N.R. de Toulouse, and C.N.R. de Versailles in France and studied with French saxophone masters Bouhey, Fourmeau, Lecoq, and Desloges. Hu won the Premier Accessite in Saxophone at Concours General de Musique d'Art Dramatique Leopold Bellan in May 1998 in Paris and the Premier Prix given by C.N.R. de Versailles in 2000. Accompanied by pianist Chen Yi-an (陳怡安), Hu will present a program including Dubois's Concerto, Demersseman's Fantasie, Decruck's Sonata, Claude's Fantasia, and Matitia's Devel's Rag.