The concert lecture titled From Bone to Gold by Belgian flutist Christian Plouvier last Saturday marked the beginning of a series of classical music events titled “music without boundaries,” organized by the Taiwan Classical Music Society (TCMS). Up to the end of June, a total of 15 weekend music events will be held at TCMS’s Tianmu headquarters in Taipei. People from all walks of life are welcomed to appreciate the beauty of classical music.
The series of 15 events, which began last Saturday and will span six months, will include several important individuals in Taiwan’s classical music circle. They are violinist Su Hsien-ta, pianists Chang Chin-chuan and Andrei Yeh, cellists Yu Chi-lun and Dai Lee-wen, violist Ho Chun-heng, clarinetist Huang Ti, and others. Apart from four concerts featuring budding musicians, the rest of the events will be carried out in the form of a concert lecture, which not only has more educational value than a pure concert, but also serves as a catalyst for bridging the gap between classical music and the public.
Founded in 2002, TCMS has put in all-out efforts to promote classical music in Taiwan. According to TCMS, music not only helps people express emotions and cultivate themselves, but, most importantly, it also helps people sharpen their minds, become more creative, grow aesthetically, and broaden their world vision. The “music without boundaries” event series allows performers to have closer interactions with their audiences, introduces audiences to different musical instruments, and leads them into the realm of classical music in an easy and fun way, said TCMS Music Director Jessica Chen.
Besides the “music without boundaries” series, TCMS is concurrently holding another series of six weekend music lectures taught by multi-talented artist Zoe Hwang, who is a soprano, a classical music radio show host, and a writer. Zoe’s first lecture kicking off the series will be held next Saturday. All tickets cost NT$300. For more information, please see the TCMS Web site at www.classical.org.tw or call 02-28345828.
(Lin Ya-ti, Taipei Times)