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Felix Rengglin.

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Theater

Formosa — The Legendary Heaven (蓬萊仙島), the latest Taiwanese operatic production by the renowned Ming Hwa Yuan Arts and Cultural Group (明華園戲劇總團), presents an ancient tale of one emperor’s quest to conquer Formosa. The show is being staged as part of the Taiwan International Festival of Arts (2011台灣國際藝術節, tifa.ntch.edu.tw).

■ National Theater, Taipei City

■ Tonight at 7:30pm, tomorrow at 2:30pm and 7:30pm and Sunday at 2:30pm

■ Tickets are NT$500 to NT$2,500, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw.

Forty years ago, the Taiwanese glove puppet hero Su Yam-bwen made his television debut. He sparked a national craze and went on to become a cultural phenomenon. Su’s creator, Huang Chun-hsiung TV Puppet Theater (黃俊雄電視木偶劇團), has revived the puppet with The Great Hero of Yun-zhou: Su Yam-bwen, the Ultimate Battle (雲州大儒俠之決戰時刻), which features dialogue in Hoklo (commonly known as Taiwanese) and the company’s signature special effects.

■ Experimental Theater, Taipei City

■ Tonight at 7:30pm, tomorrow at 2:30pm and 7:30pm and Sunday at 2:30pm

■ Tickets are NT$600, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw

Zora’s Recital (左拉的獨奏會) by Peace Theatre (太平盛世劇社) is a comic musical that centers on Zora, an independent cello player whose decision to become a single parent throws her friends and family into confusion. The cast includes musical talents Hung Jui-hsiang (洪瑞襄) and Shih Ying-ying (史茵茵) as well as theater veteran Luo Bei-an (羅北安).

■ Taipei City Government Family Theater (台北市政府親子劇場), 2F, Taipei City Hall, 1 Shifu Rd, Taipei City (台北市市府路1號2樓)

■ Tonight at 7:30pm, tomorrow at 2:30pm and 7:30pm and Sunday at 2:30pm

■ Tickets are NT$400 to NT$10,000, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw

Classical music

Gewandhaus Orchester Leipzig (萊比錫布商大廈管絃樂團) will visit Taipei as part of the Taiwan International Festival of Arts (2011台灣國際藝術節) for two concerts. The orchestra will perform with violin soloist Leonidas Kavakos under the baton of Riccardo Chailly and feature. Tonight’s program comprises Dvorak’s Carnival Overture, Op. 92, Violin Concerto in A Minor, Op. 53 and Symphony No. 7, and tomorrow’s consists of Bruckner’s Symphony No. 8.

■ Today and tomorrow at 7:30pm

■ National Concert Hall, Taipei City

■ Tickets are NT$500 to NT$3,600, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw

Chang Chun Violin Recital — A Tour of 19th Century Europe (張群小提琴音樂會 — 十九世紀末之歐洲巡禮) sees Kaohsiung-based pianist Chang Chun (張群) performing a program that includes Tchaikovsky’s Melody Op. 42, Brahms’ Violin Sonata in A Major, Op. 100, Saint-Saens’ Havanaise, and Grieg’s Violin Sonata in C Minor, Op. 45. He will be accompanied by pianist Chen Chih-yu (陳芝羽).

■ Sunday at 7:30pm

■ Chihshan Hall, National Chiang Kai-shek Cultural Center, Kaohsiung City (高雄中正文化中心至善廳), 67 Wufu 1st Rd, Greater Kaohsiung (高雄市五福一路67號)

■ Tickets are NT$100 and NT$200, available through ERA ticketing or online at www.ticket.com.tw

Felix Rengglin Flute Recital (仁格利長笛演奏會) presents Switzerland-born flautist Felix Rengglin in a recital of Dvorak’s Sonatina, Op. 100, Skoumals’ The Abduction of Scheherazade and Morlacchi’s Il Pastore Svizzero, among other works. Rengglin will be accompanied on piano by Hsu Chia-chi (徐嘉琪).

■ Tuesday at 7:30pm

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