Taiwan Academy Presents
New Asia Chamber Music Society
Saturday, June 10th, 2017, 4:00 PM
TECO (1 East 42 Street, New York NY10017)
Free Admission, RSVP required, or please e-mail to email@example.com
1. Shiuan Chang: String Quartet for Folk Tune Bāng-Chhun-Hong
2. Tyzen Hsiao: Piano Trio
3. Hung-Ping Chang: Silk Road Fantasie for String Quartet
4. J. Brahms: Piano Quartet No.1 in G minor, Op. 25
Max Tan, violin
Sheng-Ching Hsu, violin
Wei-Yang Andy Lin, viola
Nan-Cheng Chen, cello
TzuYi Chen, Piano
Ilha Formosa is a Portuguese historical name for Taiwan, meaning "Beautiful Island". To depict the beautiful image, the concert will include three pieces of Taiwanese composers; among them Shiuan Chang and Hung-Ping Chang will be present at the performance.
Taiwanese composer Shiuan Chang’s compositions have been described as “a tapestry of extraordinary sound and idea; not word of painting or sound landscape, but rather a psychological meditation.” Bāng Chhun-hong is one of the most well-known Taiwanese Hokkien song composed by Taiwanese composer Teng Yu-Hsien in 30s. Its melody is a nostalgic calling for a lot of people who are living outside of the country. Shiuan originally arranged “Bang Chhun-Hong” for string quartet to be performed by Innuan during the “Fancy Animal Carnival” exhibition opening on the Broadway, dedicated to the renowned Taiwanese artist HungYi and the InSian Gallery.
Tyzen Hsiao's rich tonal style has earned him an international reputation as 'Taiwan's Rachmaninov.' 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. With the title ‘Formosa’ his piano trio was composed as a free formulation in one movement. With the tone of church music, it has penetrated religiosity, which introduces to blessed purity.
Hung Ping Chang is a composer from Taiwan. In season 2016-17, she was invited by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York to write “Thank You MTA, Thank You from Taiwan”, a piece dedicated to MTA. Chang integrates the beauty from east and west, elements from modern and classical music, in her creations. With unique style and technique used in her writing, her works speak to the audience with exotic colors and elegance. Through visual and aural effects, Hung Ping embodied tasteful elements from the East and West in “The Silk Road Fantasy” (2016). This string quartet work tells the stories of the travelers of Silk Road in the past centuries and expresses the Eastern cultural aesthetic.
New Asia Chamber Music Society:
NACMS 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. Based in New York City, NACMS is committed to bringing audiences exceptional performances of the finest works of chamber music, drawn from the canon of western music as well as contemporary Asian culture. Hailed by the New York Concert Reviews as “an impressively organized and professional group… comprised of many young and gifted players”, NACMS is propelled by a shared passion for classical chamber music and profound respect for the works written by the composers of our time.