‘Classical music without boundaries’ event series is underway 古典音樂零距離 十五場活動天母開跑

Sat, Jan 12, 2013 - Page 10

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)

台灣古典音樂協會「音樂零距離」樂活系列活動,已於上週六由比利時長笛演奏家藍偉霆以一場題為「長笛的演進」音樂講座揭開序幕。即日起至六月底在台灣古典音樂協會台北天母會址,共有十五場不同主題的週末音樂活動,邀請各界人士領略古典音樂之美。

十五場活動陣容包含多位國內重量級音樂家,包括小提琴家蘇顯達、鋼琴家張欽全、葉孟儒、大提琴家余濟倫、戴俐文、中提琴家何君恆、豎笛演奏家黃荻等。除了四場新秀音樂會外,其餘皆結合講解與現場示範,不僅具有教育性,還能拉進古典音樂與大眾的距離。

成立於二○○二年的台灣古典音樂協會,十多年來對台灣古典音樂推廣不遺餘力。協會表示,音樂帶給人們的不只是抒發情緒、陶冶性情,其最大的作用在於培養敏銳思索的創造力、審美觀,以及增廣視野。台灣古典音樂協會音樂總監陳俐亨表示,「音樂零距離」系列活動,讓音樂家與觀眾有近距離的互動、引領觀眾認識樂器,並輕鬆有趣地進入古典音樂殿堂。

除了「音樂零距離」系列活動外,協會同時也推出「佐依子音樂講座系列」。全方位藝術家佐依子集聲樂家、廣播人與作家於一身,她將在未來六個月帶來六場生動風趣的週末音樂講座。佐依子首場講座即將於下週六開跑,所有活動入場費為新台幣三百元,詳細資料可上台灣古典音樂協會官網www.classical.org.tw,或洽02-28345828。

(台北時報記者林亞蒂)