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Events & Entertainment

Theater

Tale of the White Serpent and Unforgettable Moments of Cloud Gate (白蛇傳與雲門精華) is a sampling of Cloud Gate Theater's (雲門舞集) previous performances including White Serpent (1975) and the Cursive trilogy (2003).

* National Theater Taipei

* Today and tomorrow at 7:45pm and tomorrow and Sunday at 2:45pm

* Tickets are NT$400 to NT$2,000 and are available through NTCH ticketing

Nanke Story (戀戀南柯) is a kunqu opera that will be performed by 1/2Q Theater (二分之一Q劇場). It tells the story a of discharged army officer who one day falls asleep and dreams of entering an ant hole and becomes a part of the ant world. This hilarious adaptation of a Chinese classic uses contemporary stage design to create a satisfying satire of political life during the Ming Dynasty.

* National Center for Traditional Arts (NCTA, 國立傳統藝術中心), 201 Wubin Rd Sec 2, Wuchieh Village, Ilan County (宜蘭縣五結鄉五濱路二段201號)

* Tomorrow and Sunday at 2:30pm

* Admission is free

Classical Music

2006 Taiwan Connection Mozart Festival (莫札特音樂節—神童,神童). Under the direction of music director Hu Nai-yuan (胡乃元), the concert tour will feature violinist Hu, pianist Fou Tsong (傅聰), violist Rainer Moog, tenor Will Hartmann, the Academy of Taiwan Strings (台灣絃樂團), and other young Taiwanese instrumentalists. Taiwan Connection will give four performances in Taipei: two chamber orchestra concerts, one chamber music concert, and A Musical Joke concert. Joined by the Academy of Taiwan Strings, the first of the two chamber orchestra concerts tonight will highlight Mozart's Divertimento for String Orchestra in D Major, K.136, Violin Concerto No.4 in D Major, K.218, opera arias from The Magic Flute and The Marriage of Figaro, and Sinfonia concertante in E-flat Major for Violin, Viola, and Orchestra, K.364. On Dec. 16, the other chamber orchestra concert will present Mozart's Adagio and Fugue in C minor, K.546, Piano Concerto in F Major, K.459, Piano Concerto in B-flat Major, K.595, and Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, K.525. Tomorrow, the Chamber Music Concert will present Mozart's String Quintet in E-flat Major, K.614, Sonata for Piano and Violin in C Major, K.296, Sonata for Piano and Violin in E Minor, K.304, Lieder, and String Quintet in C Major, K.515. On Wednesday, A Musical Joke Concert will give a program of works including Mozart's Duos for Two Horns, K.487, a Musical Joke for Strings and Two Horns, K.522, and Divertimento No.17 in D Major for Strings and Two Horns, K.334.

* On Wednesday, A Musical Joke at the Red Playhouse (紅樓劇場), 10 Chengdu Rd, Taipei (台北市成都路10號). The other three concerts scheduled for tonight and tomorrow, and Wednesday will be held at the Novel Hall (新舞臺) at 3-1 Sungshou Rd, Taipei (台北市松壽路3-1號)

* For Wednesday's concert, NT$500 and NT$2,500 tickets are sold out, but seats are still available from NT$800 to NT$2,000. For other concerts, most tickets are available through ERA ticketing. Also, buying tickets to all three concerts at Novel Hall will entitle you to a discount of 20 percent.

* All concerts tonight commence at 7:30pm

Gitarrissima — 2006 Guitar 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 Dobo, classical acoustic guitarists Olga Dimitrova, Maria Benischek, and Reka Mihalovics and acoustic bass guitarist Caroline Auer. The group creates a refreshingly original sound that gives a new dimension to popular classical works as well as lesser-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.

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