▲ Jhongli Arts Center (中壢藝術館), 16 Jhungmei Rd, Jhongli City (中壢市中美路16號)
▲ Tomorrow at 7:30pm
▲ Tickets are NT$500 to NT$2,500, available through NTCH ticketing
2008 Taipei International Percussion Convention (2008台北國際打擊樂節) continues its week of performances with Odaiko Percussion Group from Spain, PercaDu from Israel, Keiko Abe and Marimba Ensemble Japan and Amadinda Percussion Group from Hungary taking the stage this weekend.
▲ Today 7pm (Odaiko Percussion Group), today 9pm (PercaDu), tomorrow 2:30pm (Keiko Abe) and tomorrow 7:30pm (Amadinda Percussion Group)
▲ National Concert Hall, Taipei City
▲ Tickets are NT$400 to NT$1,500, available through NTCH ticketing
Mercedes-Benz Asia Tour: Anne-Sophie Mutter and Trondheim Soloists (亞洲巡迴演出—安•蘇菲．慕特與特隆赫姆獨奏家樂團). The program includes Bartok’s Divertimento, Sz. 113, Bach’s Violin Concerto in E Major, BWV 1042 and Vivaldi: Four Seasons, Op.8.
▲ Today (Taichung), tomorrow (Tainan) and Sunday (Taipei)
▲ Taichung Chungshan Hall (台中中山堂), 98 Hsuehshi Rd, Taichung City (台中市學士路98號); Tainan Municipal Cultural Center Performance Hall (台南市立文化中心演藝廳), 332, Chunghua E Rd Sec 3, Tainan City (台南市中華東路三段332), National Concert Hall, Taipei City
▲ Tickets are NT$1,800 to NT$4,800 in Taipei and NT$1,800 to NT$3,000 in Taichung and Tainan; available through ERA ticketing
Alison Balsom Trumpet Concert (艾莉森.鮑爾珊小號獨奏會). The celebrated English trumpet soloist is a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, and her most recent album was named Solo CD of the Year 2006 by Brass Band World magazine.
▲ Wednesday 7:30pm (Taipei) and Thursday (Taichung)
▲ Taichung Chungshan Hall (台中市中山堂), 98 Hsuehshi Rd, Taichung City (台中市學士路98號) and National Concert Hall, Taipei City
▲ Tickets are NT$350 to NT$2,000, available through NTCH ticketing for Taipei and ERA ticketing for Taichung
Beginning Form — Met Spiral 2008 Solo Exhibition by Satoru Hoshino (開始之形—與螺旋形相遇08星野曉個展). The artist’s image of clay changed completely after a landslide in 1986. Before the disaster, clay was just a creative medium to Satoru. After that, it came to represent an awe-inspiring force of nature that made the artist realize his own fragility. In this exhibition, he attempts to comprehend the nature the substance.
▲ Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum (台北縣鶯歌陶瓷搏物館), 200, Wenhua Rd, Yingge Township, Taipei County (台北縣鶯歌鎮文化路200號). Open Tuesday to Friday from 9:30am to 5pm; Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 to 6pm. Call (02) 8677-2727 for more information
▲ Until June 15
They are the Witnesses of History (他們是歷史的目擊者—民國40年代台灣攝影記者作品展). The photo exhibition features works by Taiwanese photojournalists active in 1950s, including Chuang Ling (莊靈), Wang Chih-yi (王之一, 1920 to 2007), Wu Shao-tung (吳紹同) and Chang Kuang-chi (張廣基, 1915 to 2000).
▲ Taiwan International Visual Arts Center (台灣國際視覺藝術中心), 29, Ln 45 Liaoning St, Taipei City (台北市遼寧街45巷29號). Open Tuesday to Friday from 11am to 7pm; Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 5pm. Call (02) 2773-3347 for more information
▲ Until June 4
Collective Memory — Lin Chin-hsien Solo Exhibition, the Seventh Liao Chi-chun Oil Painting Award in 2007
(第七屆廖繼春油畫創作獎：集體記憶—林欽賢個展). Drawing inspiration from current events, Lin sees history and society as key components in constructing each individual’s life and aims to summon the spiritual truth hidden behind the two through surrealistic symbolism.