National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra


This summer National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra will make its grand debut in USA on 8/4 at San Jose Center for the Performing Arts! The concert is to pay tribute to Tyzen Hsiao 蕭泰然(1938-2015), a Taiwanese composer of the neo-Romantic school. With many national awards, Hsiao’s rich tonal style also earned him an international reputation as "Taiwan's Rachmaninoff". Many of his vocal works set poems written in Taiwanese Hokkien, the mother tongue of the majority of the island's residents. His compositions stand as a musical manifestation of the Taiwanese literature movement that revitalized the island's literary and performing arts in the 1970s and 1980s.
If you are not familiar with Tyzen Hsiao’s music, here are 5 reasons you shouldn’t miss this phenomenal concert:

1.Founded in 1945, National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra is the first symphony orchestra in Taiwan. The Orchestra is located in Wufeng, Taichung. It is a comprehensive music group with well-organized software and hardware. Over 70years of history, under the accumulated establishment of directors of past terms and the promotion of the current director Suan-Yung Liu, National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra has had rich performing experience. Countless international teams and musicians have been invited to perform with the Orchestra.
2.NTSO will have two concert in California this summer and their first stop is at San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, designed by Frank Lloyd. This one-of-a-kind theater featuring large windows which fill the lobby with natural light is truly one of San Jose’s beautiful landmarks that you wouldn’t want to miss.
3. The conductor leading NTSO USA tour will be Mei-Ann Chen. Recognized as someone who has redefined the orchestra experience, amongst Ms. Chen's honors and awards are being named one of the 2015 Top 30 Influencers by Musical America, (the bible of the performing arts industry); 2012 Helen M. Thompson Award from the League of American Orchestras; Winner, the 2007 Taki Concordia Fellowship; and First Prize Winner, the prestigious Malko Competition in 2005. Ms. Chen also is the recipient of several ASCAP awards for innovative programming during her tenure as the Music Director of Chicago Sinfonietta and Portland Youth Philharmonic in Oregon (2002 - 2007). This is a rare opportunity to see her dynamic and passionate conducting style in person!
4. The piano concerto will be performed by Gwhyneth Chen, who has won the biggest cash prize in the history of piano competitions, ($100,000.00.) at the Ivo Pogorelich International Piano Competition in 1993. Subsequent to the award, Mr. Pogorelich himself said of her talent, "She is too good to be true." Her legendary skills to tell story with piano is too good to be missed!
5. First time ever, the Taiwanese American community of Northern California has pull together a stunning choir ensemble of over 100 singers to perform the most inspiring interpretation of Tyzen Hsiao’s classic masterpiece! Led by teacher Yulien Wang, who is a leading choir teacher in the Bay Area, the voices of the choir will bring audiences the unprecedented music experience.
If you miss it this time, you might have to wait another 100 years!


Time : 8/4/2018 (Sat.) 3:30 PM
Place : San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
255 S. Almaden Blvd. San Jose, CA 95113
Tickets: Preferred Seating $100, Sponsored Seating $50, General Reserved Seating $25。
All tickets have a chance to win the raffle prize of a roundtrip ticket from SFO to TPE!

Info: www.taiwanacenter.org or email : tickets@taiwanacenter.org
Ruby Lin (408)781-3780,Daniel Wang (858) 472-8533,Jen Lan (650)864-2202
The organizer, Taiwanese American Center of Northern California is a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization.