An orchestra from Taiwan will make its first Bay Area appearance
The world of Western classical music is as vibrant and multifarious in Asia as anywhere else, but too often American audiences get to hear only a small sample of what that region has to offer. To take an obvious example, it means that an organization like the Taiwan Philharmonic is known here almost exclusively by reputation.
This week brings a small corrective to the situation, as the orchestra winds up a rare tour of the West Coast with a concert in Davies Symphony Hall on Monday, Nov. 5.
Music Director Shao-Chia LÃ¼ plans to lead a program that includes âDancing Songâ from âThree Aboriginal Songs for Orchestraâ by the Taiwanese compos er Gordon Chin, as well as works by Barber and Brahms. The young Taiwanese virtuoso Yu-Chien Tseng is the soloist in Barberâs Violin Concerto.
Taiwan Philharmonic: 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5. $35-$200. Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F. 415-392-4400. www.cityboxoffice.com
- Joshua Kosman Joshua Kosman Joshua Kosman is The San Francisco Chronicleâs music critic. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @JoshuaKosman
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