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Taipei Symphony Orchestra Chamber Ensemble

Leading players with the Taipei Symphony Orchestra perform chamber music by Felix Mendelssohn and Nikolai Tcherepnin as well as arrangements of traditional music from Taiwan. The chamber group features Roger Chih-I Chiang, the orchestra’s concertmaster, along with associate concertmaster Ting-Hsuan Hu, principal cellist Cheng-Hsuan Chien, and principal horn Chi-Yang Wang. They are 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) and Tcherepnin’s rarely heard Six Pieces for Four French Horns (1910). Completing the program are 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 (a much-beloved Taiwanese piece arranged for string qu… Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Freer, Meyer Auditorium. Cost: $6 in advance (select your seats); remaining tickets are free at the door. Get Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/taipei-symphony-orchestra-chamber-ensemble-tickets-70800089975. Thursday, November 14, 2019, 7:30 PM.

Shanghai Quartet

Making their twenty-sixth annual appearance at the Freer Gallery, the globe-trotting Shanghai Quartet performs two works by Beethoven in anticipation of the 250th anniversary of his birth in 2020: the string quartets opus 18, no. 6, and opus 59, no. 2. Completing the program are Huanzhi Li’s Spring Festival Prelude and selections from Memory of Eight Watercolor Paintings by Grammy- and Oscar-winning composer Tan Dun. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Freer, Meyer Auditorium. Cost: $6 in advance (select your seats); remaining tickets are free at the door. Get Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shanghai-quartet-tickets-70639256919. Friday, December 6, 2019, 7:30 PM.