＊ Tonight at the Ilan Performing Arts Center of the Ilan County Cultural Affairs Bureau (宜蘭縣文化局演藝廳), 482 Chungshan Rd Sec 2, Ilan City (宜蘭市中山路二段482號), tomorrow at the Performing Arts Center of the Cultural Affairs Bureau of Hualien County (花蓮縣文化局), 6 Wenfu Rd, Hualien City (花蓮市文復路6號), and Sunday at the Chungli Arts Center (中壢藝術館音樂廳), 16 Chungmei Rd, Chungli City (中壢市中美路16號)
＊ Free admission for the Hualien and Chungli concerts. Tickets range from NT$200 to NT$500 for the Ilan concert and are available through NTCH ticketing
＊ Tonight and tomorrow at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2:30pm
Gordon Shi-wen Chin Music Festival—Symphonic Concert (金希文樂展—管絃樂之夜). Chin is an internationally acclaimed composer who has created works for several top groups and performing musicians, including Euodia Symphony Orchestra of Japan, Tripercussion Ensemble of Germany, and Vancouver Symphony Orchestra since 1985. This concert will have Heiichro Ohyama, conductor of Osaka Symphony Orchestra and Felix Fan (范雅志) to work with the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO). They will present Chin's world premiere Cello Concerto and his Taiwan premiere Symphony No. 3.
＊ At the National Concert Hall, Taipei
＊ Tickets still available from NT$400 to NT$1,200 through NTCH ticketing
＊ Sunday at 7:30pm
The King’s Singers (國王歌手). This world-renowned and popular a cappella vocal group from Britain will come to Taiwan for a series of concerts. Started in 1968 by six Choral Scholars from King’s College Cambridge, the King’s Singers quickly became a prominent musical force in the UK. As part of the ongoing 2006 A-ha Hakka Arts Festival (2006 A-ha 客家藝術節) organized by the Council for Hakka Affairs, the ensemble will sing Hakka songs as well as other repertoire spanning centuries from mediaeval to renaissance and encompassing genres from romantic to contemporary and folk to pop.
＊ Sunday at the National Taichung Library Chungsing Concert Hall (台中中興堂), 291-3 Jingwu Rd, Taichung City (台中市精武路219之3號), Monday at the Chih-De Hall, National Chiang Kai-shek Cultural Center, Kaohsiung City (高雄中正文化中心至德堂), 67 Wufu 1st Rd, Kaohsiung City (高雄市五福一路67號), and Wednesday at the National Concert Hall, Taipei
＊ As of press time, for the Kaohsiung concert, NT$500 tickets are sold out, but seats are available from NT$600 to NT$2,500; for the Taichung concert, NT$500 to NT$800 tickets are sold out, but seats are available from NT$1,000 to NT$2,500; and for the Taipei concert, only NT$1,200 and NT1,500 tickets can be purchased through ERA ticketing
＊ Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday at 7:30pm
Gitarrissima — 2006Guitar Quintet Concert (靚女郎吉他五重奏—2006巡迴音樂會). The ensemble is made up of octave guitarist Krisztina Dobó, classical acoustic guitarists Olga Dimitrova, Maria Benischek, and Rèka Mihalovics, acoustic bass guitarist Caroline Auer has been enchanting a steadily growing international audience with their sensitive musical interplay and virtuoso performances since 2002. They create a refreshingly original sound that gives a new dimension to popular classical works as well as less well-known compositions. The program will include Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Op.8, Shubert’s Auf dem Wasser zu singen, Chopin’s Waltz in C Sharp Minor, No.2, Op.64, Tchaikovsky’s Nutcrackers Suite op.71a, Rosini’s Overture for ll Barbiere di Siviglia, Falla’s Danza Espangnola No.1, and Vittorio Monti’s Csardas..