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Wang Mao-lin’s Black Hole 3.

Photo Courtesy of Guling Street Avant-Garde Theatre

Classical music

Chee-Yun Violin Recital (提琴超女Chee-Yun金志妍小提琴獨奏會) presents South Korean violin prodigy Kim Chee-yun, who has carved out an international reputation as one of the most glamorous facets of classical music. She has also produced notable concerts (and massively popular YouTube clips)

in which she integrates jazz and other genres with classical performance techniques.

■ Tonight at 7:30pm

■ National Concert Hall, Taipei City

■ Tickets are NT$400 to NT$2,000, available through NTCH ticketing or online at

NSO 3+1 String Quartet — Kafka on the String (NSO實驗音場 3+1絃樂四重奏‧絃上的卡夫卡) combines the talents of the string quartet and the VM Theatre Company (耀演劇團) in what is described as a “sound box theater” production. The music includes Haydn’s String Quartet No. 53 in D Major, Op. 64, No. 5, Gounod’s Waltz from “Faust,” and Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 3 in F Major, Op. 73.

■ Today at 7:30pm

■ National Recital Hall, Taipei City

■ Tickets are NT$500, available through NTCH ticketing or online at

Newstead Trio — Tango Remembrance (紐斯德三重奏首度訪台音樂會‧探戈回憶) brings the Newstead Trio, a highly regarded group made up of Xun Pan on piano, Michael Jamanis on violin and Sara Male on cello to Taipei. The concert will also feature Wang Sung-en (王頌恩) on oboe. The program includes Four Seasons of Buenos Aires and Oblivion by Astor Piazzolla, Rachmaninoff’s Trio Elegiaque in G Minor and Schoenfield’s Cafe Music.

■ Monday at 7:30pm

■ National Concert Hall, Taipei City

■ Tickets are NT$400 to NT$1,500, available through NTCH ticketing or online at


The Red House Theater (西門紅樓) in Ximending hosts a weekend of jazz and world music performances, starting tonight with Indian music troupe Coromandel Express. [See story on page 14.] Tomorrow afternoon A Moving Sound (聲動劇場), a well-known Taiwanese troupe that mixes elements of dance, traditional Chinese and Aboriginal folk music, takes to the stage. Later on in the evening, it’s Orbit Folks (世界軌跡), a group that recently won a Golden Melody Award for its debut album, which fuses Balkan and Mediterranean folk with jazz.

■ 10 Chengdu Rd, Taipei City (台北市成都路10號)

■ 7:30pm tonight, 2:30pm tomorrow, 7:30pm tomorrow night

■ NT$500 tonight, tomorrow and Sunday. Tickets can be purchased online through

Legacy Taipei, located in a former warehouse at Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. Chinese pop singer Yisa Yu (郁可唯) takes to the stage tonight and Malaysian Mando-pop singer Z-Chen (張智成) performs tomorrow night. On Wednesday, it’s veteran power-chord rock duo Power Station (動力火車) and Mando-pop singer Roger Yang (楊培安).

■ 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)

■ Shows start at 8pm tonight and tomorrow and 7:30pm on Wednesday.

■ NT$1,000 and NT$800 tonight (depending on seating area), NT$1,000 (NT$700 in advance) tomorrow and NT$800 on Wednesday. Tickets for the venue’s concerts can be purchased at ERA ticketing outlets, online through or or at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks

The Wall (這牆), Taipei’s most prominent venue for indie rock artists, tonight hosts Taiwanese rapper Soft Lipa (蛋堡), along with Japanese DJ/producer Shin-ski and DJ Ryow. Tomorrow, Japanese glam rock/visual kei band Cali Gari takes to the stage. Sunday is for punk fans, as the venue hosts Kaohsiung trio Combine (抗敗樂團) and Inhuman Species (非人物種). Also on the bill is alt-rock band Silent Toads (啾吉惦惦). On Thursday, slick 1970s-style garage rock band Okamoto’s shares the bill with beloved nakashi-punk group Loh Tsui Kweh Commune (濁水溪公社, LTK).

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