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Highlight: The triennial Taiwan International Percussion Convention

By Ian Bartholomew  /  Staff Reporter

The triennial Taiwan International Percussion Convention (TIPC) is back this year in the seventh festival of percussion music sponsored by the Taipei-based Ju Percussion Group (朱宗慶打擊樂團). This year’s lineup includes three Taiwanese groups and 10 international groups, some of which are returning to the festival after previous visits, while others will be new to local audiences. The Ju Percussion Group will open the event on May 20 at the National Concert Hall, followed by Forum Music Ensemble (十方樂集) on May 21 and Ensemble 1002 (1002打擊樂團) on May 22. In addition to performances in Taipei at the National Concert Hall, selected acts will perform in Taichung, Tainan, Kaohsiung, Sinjhuang, Jhongli, Hsinchu, and Yuanlin. A full English-language schedule can be found at ushop1023.ecmaster.tw/products.asp. Tickets are NT$400 to NT$1,500 for concerts at the National Concert Hall, Taipei City, and NT$300 to NT$1,300 at other venues. There will also be a number of free performances outside Taipei. Detailed English information about the groups can be found at ushop1023.ecmaster.tw.

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