Fri, Feb 15, 2008 - Page 14 News List




Classical Music

Tien-Ku Percussion Group - Paigu (天鼓擊樂團 - 排鼓魅力), a performance that brings together the top drumming talent from Taiwan's Chinese music orchestras in a concert that is dedicated to the art of percussion.

▲Tomorrow 7:30pm

▲Taipei Zhongshan Hall (台北市中山堂), 98 Yenping S Rd, Taipei City (台北市延平南路98號)

▲Tickets are NT$300 to NT$500 and are available through ERA ticketing

Hung Chiun-chih and Chen Jin-hui Zither Concert (新韻箏春 - 洪瓊枝 陳錦惠古箏演奏會) features zither virtuosos Hung Chiun-chih (洪瓊枝 ) and Chen Jin-hui (陳錦惠) performing a selection of classical works.

▲Today 7:30pm

▲National Recital Hall, Taipei City

▲Tickets are NT$200 and are available through NTCH ticketing

The Sound of Formosa (台灣音樂之美), a concert by the Chamber Music Society of Taiwan (台灣室內樂藝術推廣協會) performing a program of Western classical standards and music by local composers on Taiwanese themes.

▲National Concert Hall, Taipei City

▲Tickets are NT$300 and NT$500 and are available through NTCH ticketing

Chanson d'une nuit de Printemps (春夜聽歌 - 2008嘉義法國春天藝術節), part of the Printemps - Francais de Chiayi festival, will feature performances by the Han Tang Yuefu Ensemble (漢唐樂府).

▲Tomorrow 7:30pm

▲Chiayi Performing Arts Center (嘉義縣表演藝術中心) 265, Jianguo Rd Sec 2, Minhsiung Township, Chiayi County (嘉義縣民雄鄉建國路二段265號)

▲Tickets are NT$200 to NT$1,000 and are available through NTCH ticketing


Tonight at Underworld (地下社會), it's punk acts Angry Young Man (生氣的年輕人) and Handknife (手刀), which was founded by the former bassist of Taichung's all-girl punk band BB Bomb (BB彈). In-your-face, all-girl electro-clash band Go Chic and indie-rock band Freckles (雀斑) play tomorrow. Veteran DJ Fish - who has spun at all kinds of Taipei clubs during his career and was a member of experimental industrial/trance metal group Fish and the Bedroom Riot (Fish的床上暴動) - gets down on the ones and twos on Wednesday, with multimedia support from VJ Azz (阿紫).

▲B1, 45 Shida Rd, Taipei City (台北市師大路45號B1). Call (02) 2369-0103 or visit for more information

▲Bands start playing after 9pm. The bar is open from 8pm daily, except Mondays

▲Entrance for shows is NT$300 and includes one drink

Tonight, Riverside Cafe (河岸留言) presents the veteran session musicians of RAY Band (雷樂隊), who play power rock originals and cover rock, blues and country greats like Deep Purple, Bad Company, Jeff Beck, The Beatles and Stevie Wonder. Tomorrow, Brit-rock-oriented four-piece takes to the stage for a mini-concert in support of their recently released EP In Clubbing We Trust (撒野俱樂部). Making appearances on Sunday are Mando-pop singers Olivia Yan (閻韋伶), aka Little O (小ㄛ), who has a new album, Silly Child (傻孩子), and Hong Ren (閎仁), who sings in Taiwanese. Monday is Open Jam night. Pop-rock acts New Yorker (紐約客) and Joker perform on Tuesday. There's more Mando-pop on Wednesday with Deep White (深白色), a duo between songwriter Arys Chien (簡孟頤) and singer Duan Yu (端妤) whose new album Flower Fire (花火) came out in December, and singer Xiao Yu (小宇), whose R 'n' B/hip-hop-tinged debut album Classmate Xiao Yu (小宇同學就是我) was released last month. Another newly minted pop singer, Joanna (王若琳), performs on Thursday. Before the release of her debut CD Start From Here, Joanna was a regular fixture at Riverside, where she sang jazz covers and played acoustic guitar.

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