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Classical Music

Xue Xue Weekend Concert — Pro Arte Piano Trio of Taipei (學學週末音樂會— 伯牙鋼琴三重奏). Since its inception in 1997, Pro Arte Trio has placed a special emphasis on exquisite chamber music and presented innumerable concerts featuring nationally acclaimed performers and composers. The trio has since become one of Taiwan's most active and productive chamber music groups. Featuring pianist Huang Jen-ling (黃貞綾), cellist Liu Chu-chuan (劉姝嫥), and violinist and Pro Arte Trio Director Lee Chun-ying (李俊穎). As part of the 2007 Pro Arte Trio 10th Anniversary Concert Serials, the trio will present Gaston Borch's Chaminade: Pierrette. Air de Ballet, Op.41, the 2nd movement of Paul Schoenfeld's Cafe Music, and Tchaikovsky's Piano Trio in A Minor, Op.50.

* Tonight at the Music Salon of the Xue Xue Institute (學學文創志業大樓音樂沙龍), 5F, 207 Tiding Blvd Sec 2, Taipei (台北市堤頂大道二段207號5樓). In addition, the trio will tour Chungli, Taitung, and Taipei in April and Kaohsiung and Hsinchu in May, and in these subsequent concerts, the program will additionally include Ravel's Paino Trio in A Minor.

* For tonight's concert, tickets are NT$500 and are available through NTCH ticketing or call 0800-068-089; for other concerts, tickets prices, venue, time, and dates are to be announced

* Tonight at 7:30pm

2007 German Cultural Center Taipei Musical Soiree — "Du bist min" (台北德國文化中心音樂演奏 — 妳是我的). As part of the center's Musical Soiree concert series, this concert will feature soprano Chen Hsin-ying (陳心瑩), who received an artist diploma from the Hochschule fur Musik Franz Liszt at Weimar. Accordion player Primoz Parovel and Stefan Hussong, both based in Weimar will present a program of accordion and vocal works tonight.


Tonight at Witch House (女巫店), A Moving Sound — described by The New York Public Theater as "an exciting new development in the progression of Chinese music" — will perform songs from their 2006 CD Beyond Words. The band, formed by partners Mia Hsieh (謝韻雅) and Scott Prairie, combines Hsieh's vocals with the guitar, erhu, zhongruan, and other Eastern and Western instruments. The duo are currently performing with backup musicians Alex Wu (吳政君), Lo Tang-Hsuan (羅堂軒) and Hsieh Hua-chou (謝華洲). For more information, visit

* Admission is NT$300

* Tomorrow at 9:30pm

* 7, Ln 56, Xinsheng S Rd Sec 3, Taipei (台北市新生南路三段56巷7號). Call (02) 2362 5494 or visit

* At the German Cultural Center, Taipei (台北德國文化中心), 12F, 20 Heping W Rd Sec 1, Taipei (台北市和平西路一段20號12樓)

* Free admission. For more information, please call the German Cultural Center at (02) 2365-7294

* Tonight at 7:30pm

Lee Cheng-yu Piano Recital (李政諭鋼琴獨奏會). Lee has been selected as one of the outstanding musicians by the YinQi Culture and Music Foundation (財團法人音契文化藝術基金會) to participate in the 2007 Bach New Generational Voice (巴赫新聲) concert series. Tonight, Lee will play a program of classical piano works, including Mozart's Piano Sonata in F Major, K.332, Schonberg's Two Piano Pieces, Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, Op.110, and Shubert's Piano Sonata No.21 in B-flat Major, D.960.

* At the Bach Hall (台北巴赫廳), B1, 53 Minquan W Rd, Taipei (台北市民權西路53號B1)

* Free admission

* Tonight at 7:30pm

Chi Mei Symphony Orchestra's Lunar New Year Concert — Songs of Praise in the Spring of 2007 (奇美管弦樂團2007新年音樂會 — 春之頌). The Chi Mei Symphony Orchestra was founded by Chi Mei Group founder Hsu Wen-lung (許文龍) in 2003. The concert tour will feature guest conductor Tokuoka Naoki, and the orchestra will present a program of works, including Wagner's Prelude from Opera "Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg", Taiwanese folk songs Everlasting Blossoms (日日春), Sadness in the Moonlit Night (月夜愁), and Tuberose (夜來香), a Japanese folk song Red Dragonfly (赤蜻蜓), Leroy Anderson's Plink, Plank, Plunk and Waltzing Cat, and Chabrier's Espana Rhapsody and other selections.

* Tonight at the National Concert Hall, Taipei and Monday at the Performing Arts Center of the Cultural Affairs Bureau of Hsinchu County (新竹縣文化中心演藝廳), 146, Hsiancheng 9th Rd, Chupei City, Hsinchu County (新竹縣竹北市縣政九路146號).

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