Fri, Jul 25, 2014 - Page 11 News List

Highlight: The Little Sisters In Grassland

By Enru Lin  /  Staff reporter

Taiwanese-Austrian concert pianist Rueibin Chen plays with the Macao Orchestra in Greater Kaohsiung and Greater Taichung next week.

Photo courtesy of the Capriccio Chamber Orchestra

Led by acclaimed Chinese conductor Lu Jia (呂嘉), the Macao Orchestra (澳門樂團) has embarked on their first Taiwan tour. Tomorrow in Hsinchu they play The Little Sisters In Grassland (草原小姐妹), a thrilling and brisk concerto starring Chinese pipa artist Zhang Hongyan (章紅豔) and Symphony No. 6, an odd and enigmatic piece that critics have considered the ugly duckling of Anton Bruckner’s works. Next week in Greater Kaohsiung and Greater Taichung, it’s Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, a four-movement symphonic poem that blends eastern and western motifs to narrate The Arabian Nights. The Rachmaninoff concerto features Taiwanese-Austrian pianist Rueibin Chen (陳瑞斌), who is back in Taiwan after debuting at the Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

■ Dancing Fingers — Macao Orchestra Taiwan Tour is 7:30pm tomorrow at the Tsing Hua University auditorium (清華大學大禮堂) in Hsinchu City; Monday at 7:30pm at the Kaohsiung Cultural Center’s Chih-te Hall (高雄市文化中心至德堂); and Tuesday at 7:30pm at the Chung Shan Hall (臺中市文化局中山堂) of Greater Taichung.

■ Tickets are NT$400 to NT$1,600, available online at

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