Republic Tuva Dancing Tour Performance (俄羅斯聯邦圖瓦共和國舞團巡迴表演) will embark on its seven-county tour of Taiwan sponsored by the Mongolian and Tibetan Affairs Commission (蒙藏委員會). The traditional “Sayan” dancing and singing group will show off traditional dances, magnificent costumes and perform exotic throat singing at the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall (國父紀念館) at 505 Renai Rd Sec 4, Taipei (台北市仁愛路四段505號). The tour will continue until Aug. 25. Tickets for the Taipei performance are free and are available by calling (02) 2747-7668 or (02) 8773-8532. For more information and tour dates around the island, visit www.mtac.gov.tw/news/194/index.html.
* Aug. 16 at 7pm
German Film Master – Werner Herzog, a festival of films by the cinematic pioneer will run at the Kaohsiung Municipal Film Archive (高雄市電影圖書館), at10 Hehsi St, Kaohsiung (高雄市鹽埕區河西路10號). Call (07) 5511-211 or visit w4.kcg.gov.tw/~kmfa1 for more information
* Sunday until Aug. 27
Gezai Opera in the Garden (花園歌仔情), a presentation of Taiwanese performance arts including nanguan and beiguan music, Beijing opera and of course Gezai opera, at the Taipei Story House (台北故事館), 181-1 Zhongshan N Rd Sec 3, Taipei (台北市中山北路三段181-1號).
* Sunday at 2:30pm
Paganini and Shuan Yin Festival Orchestra (俄羅斯的帕格尼尼與玄音節慶樂團), the seventh concert of Shuan yin Arts Concert Series (玄音之夜音樂會), will be held at the Taipei City Family Theater (台北市親子劇場) tonight. The concert will feature Russian violinist Dmitri Berlinsky, who arrived on the international music scene as the youngest winner in the history of the Paganini International Violin Competition in Genoa, Italy. Also, Taiwanese violinist Teng Hao-tun (鄧皓敦) will lead the orchestra to present Iogansen's Festival Fanfare, Elgar's String Serenade, and Vivaldi's Four Seasons.
* At the Taipei City Family Theater, 2F, 1 Shifu Rd, Taipei (台北市市府路1號)
* Tickets are NT$300 to NT$1,000 and are available through ERA ticketing
* Tonight at 7:45pm
Fourplay (爵士四人行) will perform at the National Concert Hall tonight. Fourplay is the “Dream Team” of 1990s jazz and is made up of four veteran musicians, each of whom has an international reputation in their own right. Legendary keybordist Bob James was named Jazz Artist of the Year by Cash Box in 1980, while bassist Nathan East has spent years as a session musician for artists such as Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, and BB King. Guitarist Larry Carlton, meanwhile, won a Grammy Award for Best Pop instrumental Performance in 1987, while percussionist Harvey Mason has earned seven Grammy nominations.
* At the National Concert Hall, Taipei
* Tickets are sold out
* Tonight at 7:30pm
Hung Chien-chih Oboe Recital VII – A la Rencontre de la Musique Moderne – Pour Hautbois (洪千智雙簧管音樂會—雙簧管現代與近代音樂的巡禮) will be presented at the National Recital Hall tomorrow. Hung studied oboe under the guidance of French oboe masters Claude Maisonneuve, Jean Claude Jaboulay, and Swiss oboe master Thomas Indermuhle. She will play modern and contemporary works for oboe, including Gliere's Andante for Oboe and Piano, No.4, Op.35, Delerue's Prelude et Danse for Oboe and Piano, Koechlin's Sonata for Oboe and Piano, Op.58, Maderna's Solo, Yang Tsung-hsien's (楊聰賢) Lacrumosa, and Dorati's Duo Concertante.
* At the National Recital Hall, Taipei
* As of press time, NT$300 and NT$400 tickets are sold out, but NT$200 seats are still available through ERA ticketing.