Freer Gallery of Art Presents Taipei Symphony Orchestra Chamber Ensemble at Meyer Auditorium at 7:30 pm, Thursday, November 14, 2019

Freer Gallery of Art Presents Taipei Symphony Orchestra Chamber Ensemble at Meyer Auditorium at 7:30 pm, Thursday, November 14, 2019

Leading players with the Taipei Symphony Orchestra will play chamber music by Mendelssohn and Nikolai Tcherepnin plus arrangements of traditional music from Taiwan. The chamber ensemble is led by the orchestra’s concert master, Roger Chih-I Chiang, along with associate concert master Ting-Hsuan Hu, principal cellist Cheng-Hsuan Chien, and principal horn Chi-Yang Wang, joined by other orchestra members on violin, viola, double-bass, bass clarinet, and horn.

The complete program features Mendelssohn’s luscious Octet for Strings, Op. 20 (1825); Nikolai Tcherepnin’s rarely-heard Six Pieces for Four French Horns (1910); Peach Blossom Ferry Crossing (a Taiwanese folk song arranged for string quartet by Shiuan Chang); the first movement from Borodin’s String Quartet No. 2; God Drops Water (a Hakka folk song arranged for electric piano, bass clarinet, and double bass by Shiuan Chang); Yu-Hsien Teng: The Torment of a Flower (arranged for string quartet by Wei-Chieh Jay Lin); and Pastel Song (Taiwan aboriginal music arranged for string quintet by Shiuan Chang).

Tickets are available through the Freer/Sackler Galleries: https://www.si.edu/museums/freer-gallery. Tickets may be reserved in advance ($6, including seat selection). Remaining tickets will be distributed at no charge at the door, beginning at 6:30pm on the day of the concert. 

This program is co-presented with Washington Performing Arts and the Taiwan Academy, Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States.