PERFORMING ARTS

The Chinese Arts Dancing Ensemble will perform in “Lincoln Center Out Of Doors” on August 7th

The Chinese Arts Dancing Ensemble is about to perform in the “Summer Performing Arts” in Steppingstone Waterside Theatre on August 3rd, and in “Lincoln Center Out Of Doors – From Chinatown with Love” in Damrosch Park Bandshell on August 7th, 2014. Coming from Taiwan, the Chinese Arts Dancing Ensemble just finished performances at the North Carolina International Folk Festival, Folkmoot USA. The ensemble was founded in 1995, since then they have represented Taiwan numerous times in many different countries’ international folklore festivals. Its goal is to bring forth the essence of Chinese culture by cultivating the beauty of movement and to promote the development of dancing as an art form. After participating in the North Carolina International Folk Festival, the Asian American Cultural Circle of Unity (AACCU) has invited the Chinese Arts Dancing Ensemble to New York to promote cultural exchange and exhibit the traditional music and dance of Taiwan. And with the help of Chinese-American Arts Council, the ensemble is going to perform at Lincoln Center. The information is as follows: First Performance*: “Summer Performing Arts” organized by the Great Neck Park District Date/Time: 8/3/2014, 8pm Venue: Steppingstone Waterside Theatre *Admission free for Great Neck Park District residents and …

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2nd Annual Philadelphia Young Pianists’ Academy (PYPA) Features Series of Concerts by World Class Pianists at Curtis Institute of Music, July 26 – August 2

CONTACTS: Edward McNally, Above The Fold PR 404.281.6419, mcnally259@gmail.com Ching-Yun Hu, PYPA Artistic Director 267-423-0925, PYPA@yunhsiang.org For eight days this summer, eighteen outstanding young pianists from across the US and the world will gather at the Curtis Institute of Music to study one-on-one with four international concert masters; Ching-Yun Hu (Taiwan / US), Jerome Lowenthal (US), Alexandre Moutouzkine (Russia) and Zou Xiang (China). Established last year by Philadelphia-based pianist Ching-Yun Hu, The Philadelphia Young Pianists’ Academy (PYPA) is designed to help young artists from Asia and the West achieve their dreams of professional careers as world class concert pianists. Between July 26 and August 2, 2014, the public is invited to the 240-seat Field Concert Hall at Curtis Institute to attend a series of solo concerts by Hu, Lowenthal, Moutouzkine and Xiang, the prestigious faculty of PYPA 2014 as well as a chamber music concert featuring Ching-Yun Hu with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra. All concerts will be performed on the Yamaha CFX Concert Grand Piano made available to PYPA through a generous donation by Yamaha. Public concert highlights include: •7:30 pm, Saturday, July 26 – Ching-Yun Hu Solo All Chopin Recital* *this concert will be recorded live for Cristal …

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MISE-EN MUSIC FESTIVAL 2014, A Four-Day New Music Festival in Manhattan, will play 3 Taiwanese Composers’ works

Mise-en music festival 2014 hosted by ensemble mise-en will be presented from June 19 to 21 in collaboration with the Momenta Quartet, Ensemble Paramirabo, and more than 30 international composers. The works of these composers were selected from the festival’s call for scores, which yielded 862 submissions by 702 composers from 65 different countries. In total, mise-en music festival will feature four curated concerts, one marathon concert (total 6 hours, comprising 6 sectional concerts), and three workshops. Three Taiwanese compositions of Fang-Wei Luo, TsenFang Lin and Annie Hui-Hsin Hsieh will be played in the festival.   Ensemble mise-en is an innovative and versatile New York-based contemporary music collective led by composer Moon Young HA. With over fifteen of New York’s most talented musicians, our multi-national personnel strive to bring a repertoire of challenging, new sounds to diverse audiences. The ensemble wishes to impart an experience that is simultaneously multi-cultural, intellectually stimulating, and aesthetically pleasing (“mee” in Korean means “beauty”, and “zahn” means “to decorate”), promoting large-scale composition projects and intense performances of contemporary music with programs featuring the works of many established and budding composers alike.   The Taiwanese composer Fang-Wei Luo received his BA and MA from Taipei National …

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Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company Announce 25th Anniversary Celebration

Press Contact: Audrey Ross 212-877-3399 audreyrosspub@aol.com Press Conference Date: Monday, April 7th at 2:00PM Venue: Taipei Cultural Center (1 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017) Fort Lee, NJ – The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company celebrates its 25th anniversary season on April 26th at 8pm and April 27th at 3pm at the Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance on 126 East 13th Street with a program that samples the live music the Company has commissioned for Nai-Ni Chen’s work in the past fifteen years. Ticket prices are $15 for students and seniors, and $25 for the general public. The program features Ms. Chen’s most recent collaboration, Not Alone, with composer Chen Yi and the Prism Saxophone Quartet. Not Alone is Nai-Ni Chen’s exploration into the realm of identity, independence and introspection. She questions if one can truly be alone with the multiple identities and roles we play every day and every moment, and with our heroic struggle to be independent. A famous Tang Dynasty Poem by Li Bai, Drinking Alone under the Moon, served as the beginning of the exploration. Besides the internationally acclaimed Prism Saxophone Quartet, Nai-Ni Chen has invited five world renowned musicians to join the performance: the Ahn …

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2014 Taiwan Rising Stars Classical Music Concerts

Taipei Cultural Center will present Taiwan Rising Stars Classical Music Concerts on February 23rd at Taiwan Academy. Once again we sincerely invite you to attend our concert. Pianists: Steven Lin, Alice Lu Date: Sunday, February 23rd at 2:30 P.M. Venue: Taiwan Academy (1 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017) Free Admission, RSVP required. ※Thank you for interesting in this event. This event is now fully booked. Online RSVP is closed.  Steven Lin A victory at the 2012 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition is the latest in a growing list of awards for Steven Lin, an immediately engaging and imaginative young Taiwanese American pianist.  The Baltimore Sun declared his recent performance “elegantly refined,” listening to Lin as soloist in Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with the Baltimore Symphony.  His vibrant playing at the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition was recognized both by the critics (“…thoroughly enjoyable both as music and as a performance”–Ft. Worth Star-Telegram) and the judges, who selected him for the John Giordano Jury Chairman Discretionary Award. Steven Lin’s artistry was clear from an early age when he was accepted into the Juilliard Pre-College Division on a full scholarship at the age of ten to study with Yoheved Kaplinsky. A two-time winner of …

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Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company Celebrating Lunar New Year

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company is going to bring a program of 7 musician and 11 dancers to NJPAC for the Celebration of the Lunar New Year.   The world renowned Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company is actively developing and rehearsing for a dance and music extravaganza to celebrate the coming of the Year of the Horse at NJPAC in Newark, NJ.  Aside from the fantastic program on stage, audience members can also join the Company for a very special 12 course Chinese New Year banquet at the nearby Chinatown Restaurant in Harrison.  Tickets for the banquet and performance can be obtained by calling the Company at (800)650-0246 or online at: www.nainichen.org/horse.  For stage performance, contact NJPAC directly at (888)GO-NJPAC orwww.njpac.org.   Each year, Nai-Ni Chen selects programs and repertory that reflects the way the tradition of the Chinese New Year is celebrated in her homeland.  The Year of the Horse is a wonderfully auspicious year because the horse is believed to help people advance great distances to reach their goal and destination.     For the Year of the Horse, Nai-Ni Chen has produced a program full of cultural richness with Music, Dance, a display of visual art and crafts.  The audience can expect to see the …

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Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts Presents NEW ASIA CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY

Thursday, November 21, 2013, 7:30 PM Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall Tickets: $35-$45, Order online: http://www.carnegiehall.org/ CarnegieCharge (212) 247-7800, Box Office at 57th and Seventh (Children under 6 not admitted) Program Dvorak: Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 81 Gordon Chin: Moon Night Sorrow for Piano Quintet (2013) (World Premier, commissioned by New Asia Chamber Music Society) Mendelssohn: Octet in E-Flat Major, Op. 20   *Amphion String Quartet, Melvin Chen, Toby Appel- guest artists *Sponsored by Taipei Cultural Center in New York, Ministry of Culture, Taiwan    New Asia Chamber Music Society: “…make music with sense of pleasure and spontaneity.” “…comprised of many young and gifted players, is an impressively organized and professional group” – New York Concert Reviews.   Propelled by a shared passion for classical chamber music and profound respect for the works written by the composers of our time, the New Asia Chamber Music Society was founded in 2010 by an idealistic group of young Asian-American virtuosi, graduated from America’s most prestigious music schools, including The Juilliard School and the Curtis Institute. Members of NACMS including Paul Huang, Cindy Wu, Helen Huang, and 4 others will perform in this concert. Based in New York City, …

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2013 Taiwan Rising Stars Classical Music Concerts IV

  Taipei Cultural Center will present Taiwan Rising Stars Classical Music Concerts IV on November 10th at Taiwan Academy. Once again we sincerely invite you to attend our concert. Musicians: piano / Lo-An Lin, cello / Nana Ou-Yang, piano accompaniment / Daniel Hsu Date: Sunday, November 10th at 2:30PM Venue: Taiwan Academy (1 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017) Free Admission, RSVP required.     ※Thank you for interesting in this event. This event is now fully booked. Online RSVP is closed.   Lo-An Lin Lo-An Lin was born in Taipei, Taiwan. And she graduated from the Eastman School of Music with a Master of Music degree studying with Ms. Nelita True, and received her Bachelor of Music degree studying with Mr. Yoshikazu Nagai at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music as the recipient of the Janet Rose Piano Scholarship, where she was awarded the Young Artist Award and won their piano concerto competition as the only freshman pianist in the history. She is currently enrolled in the Artist Diploma program at the Yale School of Music as the recipient of the George W. Miles Scholarship studying with Mr. Hung-Kuan Chen. Some of the highlights of her competition awards include: 1st prize at …

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2013 International Alliance for Women in Music Annual Concert will play Dr. Ming-Hsiu Yen’s composition “Lego City”

On Saturday, October 11th at 8 p.m., Ensemble Mise-En will present a free concert in partnership with the International Alliance for Women in Music (IAWM) at University Settlement in New York City. The program includes several premieres for chamber orchestra and large ensemble. And Taiwanese Composer Dr. Ming-Hsiu Yen’s work “Lego City” will be performed. This collective concert at University Settlement will give a voice to five different female composers and a big help for their careers. The IAWM concert will consist of chamber music pieces by Ming-Hsiu Yen (Taiwan), Lina Järnegard (Sweden) and Jane O’Leary (Ireland), as well as by Yuko Ohara (Japan/England) and Santa Buss (Latvia). All composers will attend the concert and ready to give a talk back along with the musicians. Audience are welcome to the reception after the talk back.   Dr. Ming-Hsiu Yen is an internationally-acclaimed composer and pianist. Having received awards including 22nd Asian Composers League Yoshiro Irino Memorial Prize, Heckscher Composition Prize, and many others, Dr. Yen’s works have been performed by many orchestras including the Minnesota Orchestra, Taiwan Philharmonic, and others and have been frequently presented in music festivals, including the 2013 International Alliance for Women in Music Annual Concert, Bass2012 Copenhagen, …

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