Fri, Nov 09, 2012 - Page 11 News List

Events and entertainment listings

Staff reporters

Theater

Green Ray Theater (綠光劇團) continues its hugely popular production of Human Condition 5 — The Nature of Male is Wandering Mood (人間條件五 — 男性本是漂泊心情), the fifth chapter of its highly acclaimed Human Condition series. Written and directed by Wu Nien-jen (吳念真), the show features the series’ regular cast including actress Lin Mei-hsiu (林美秀) and theater veteran Luo Bei-an (羅北安).

■ Today and tomorrow at 7:30pm; tomorrow at 2:30pm

■ Chungshan Hall (台中市文化局中山堂), 98 Syueshih Rd, Greater Taichung (台中市學士路98號)

■ Tickets are NT$500 to NT$3,000; available through NTCH ticketing and online at www.artsticket.com.tw

2012 Cross-Strait Beijing Opera Joint Performance (2012兩岸京劇交流聯演) features top operatic talent from China and Taiwan produced as a collaboration between the Beijing Opera Troupe of the National Taiwan College of the Performing Arts (國立臺灣戲曲學院京劇團) and the Beijing Opera Theater (北京京劇院).

■ Today and tomorrow at 7:30pm; Sunday at 2:30pm

■ Metropolitan Hall (城市舞台), 25 Bade Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市八德路3段25號)

■ Tickets are NT$300 to NT$1,500; available through NTCH ticketing and online at www.artsticket.com.tw

Deep Fall (秋夜), a new production from Taiwan’s avant-garde Firefly Theater (螢火蟲劇團), written and directed by the troupe’s artistic director Han Jiang (韓江). The production features actor Ronnie Oscar Tung (董浚凱) and actress Huang Hsiao-ching (黃曉菁) in the leading roles.

■ Tomorrow and Saturday at 7:30pm

■ Sinjhuang Cultural and Arts Center (新莊文化藝術中心演藝廳), 133 Jhongping Rd , Sinjhuang District, New Taipei City (新北市新莊區中平路133號)

■ Tickets are NT$300 to NT$1,000, available through NTCH ticketing and online at www.artsticket.com.tw

Classical music

The National Concert Hall hosts the Taiwan Pro Arte Orchestra (普羅藝術家樂團) for a romantic-themed program that spans Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2 in E Minor and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7, to soundtrack music from The Godfather movie and the television show Hawaii Five-O. Liao Chia-hung (廖嘉弘) will conduct.

■ Friday at 7:30pm

■ National Concert Hall, Taipei City

■ Tickets are NT$300 to NT$2,000, available through NTCH ticketing and online at www.artsticket.com.tw

The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra visits Taipei this weekend for a two-night run. Conductor M. Tilson Thomas will lead the orchestra through Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 1 and Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2 on the first night. The second night is Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini and Mahler’s Symphony No.5 IV Adagietto. The concert features Wang Yu-ja (王羽佳) on violin.

■ Satuday and Sunday at 7:30pm

■ National Concert Hall, Taipei City

■ Tickets are NT$1,200 to NT$3,600, available through NTCH ticketing and online at www.artsticket.com.tw

Contemporary

Legacy Taipei, located in a former warehouse at Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts.

College-rock favourites Echo (回聲樂團) take to the stage tonight. Another beloved indie rock band, Aboriginal group Totem (圖騰) plays tomorrow to celebrate their 10th anniversary.

■ 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 8pm

■ NT$800 tonight, NT$600 tomorrow. Tickets for the venue’s concerts can be purchased at ERA ticketing outlets, online through www.ticket.com.tw, www.legacy.com.tw and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks

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