■ Chunghsing Concert Hall, Taichung (台中中興堂), 291-3 Jingwu Rd, Greater Taichung (台中市精武路291之3號) and National Concert Hall, Taipei City
■ Tickets are NT$300 to NT$1,000 for both concerts, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw
NSO Classics — The Red Russia (NSO精選 — 紅色俄羅斯) presents guest conductor Oleg Caetani, his wife, pianist Susan Caetani, and first prize winner of the international ARD competition Reunhold Friedrich, who will play trumpet, performing with the National Symphony Orchestra (國家交響樂團). They will present a program that includes Haydn’s Concerto for Trumpet in E-flat Major, and Shostakovitch’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 3 and Symphony No. 11 in G Minor, Op. 103.
■ Sunday at 7:30pm
■ National Concert Hall, Taipei City
■ Tickets are NT$400 to NT$1,500 for both concerts, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw
Beethoven Cello Sonatas (貝多芬 · 饗宴) is a recital of Beethoven’s sonatas for cello and piano by Thomas Landschoot on cello and Wang Liang-yu (王亮予) on piano.
■ Sunday at 7:30pm
■ National Recital Hall, Taipei City
■ Tickets are NT$350 to NT$600 for both concerts, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw
Legacy Taipei, located in a former warehouse at Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. No shows are scheduled this weekend. On Wednesday, there’s a concert by TV talk show host and Mando-pop singer Kang Kang (康康).
■ Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), Center Five Hall (中五館), 1, Bade Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市八德路一段1號)
■ 7:30pm on Wednesday
■ NT$900 (NT$700 in advance). Tickets can be purchased at ERA ticketing outlets, online through www.ticket.com.tw or www.legacy.com.tw or at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks
Alt-rockers Monkey Pilot (猴子飛行員) and funk/nu-metal group Coach (教練樂隊) perform tonight at The Wall (這牆), Taipei’s most prominent venue for indie rock artists. No shows are scheduled for tomorrow but on Sunday the venue will host a showcase of up-and-coming Japanese bands that includes Plastic Tree, Inoran and NoGod.
■ B1, 200, Roosevelt Rd Sec 4, Taipei City (台北市羅斯福路四段200號B1), tel: (02) 2930-0162. On the Net: www.thewall.com.tw
■ Shows start at 8pm tonight, 3pm to 5pm on Sunday. Shows usually start on time
■ Entrance is NT$500 tonight and NT$150 on Sunday. Tickets can be purchased online through www.thewall.com.tw or tickets.books.com.tw
Mando-pop songwriter and producer Kay Huang (黃韻玲) performs tonight at Witch House (女巫店), which regularly hosts indie rock bands and folk artists in a coffeehouse setting. Amis singer Long-ge (龍哥), known for his soulful and rousing drinking songs, takes to the stage tomorrow. On Thursday, it’s Belgian musician and Sinophile Pierre Hujoel (胡月), who sings in Chinese and plays piano compositions that span classical, electronica and pop.
■ 7, Ln 56, Xinsheng S Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市新生南路三段56巷7號), tel: (02) 2362-5494. On the Net: www.witchhouse.org
■ Shows start at 9:30pm. Restaurant/bar with queer/feminist bookstore and large collection of board games open 11am to midnight Sundays through Wednesdays, 11am to 1am Thursdays through Saturdays
■ Entrance for music shows is NT$300
Tonight and tomorrow’s shows by acclaimed singer-songwriter Sandee Chan (陳珊妮) at Riverside Cafe (河岸留言) are sold out. On Sunday, atmospheric folk rocker Dorian Chan (詹宇庭) shares the bill with indie-pop acoustic duo Ding Ding and Shi Shi (丁丁與西西). Monday is the venue’s weekly open jam.