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Taiwan Philharmonic


Monday, December 12, 2016 8:00PM

Taiwan Philharmonic
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Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

Shao-Chia Lü, conductor
Cho-Liang Lin, violin

Taiwan Philharmonic tour sponsored by the Taiwan Academy and Ministry of Culture

Pre-concert lecture to be announced

CHUN-WEI LEE: The Last Mile (world premiere)
HSIAO: Violin Concerto in D
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 5

One of Asia's leading orchestras, the Taiwan Philharmonic makes its U.S. debut in Costa Mesa—an exclusive U.S. appearance—performing Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony and works by two Taiwanese composers: Chun-Wei Lee and the late Tyzen Hsiao, whose compositional style earned him the international reputation of “Taiwan’s Rachmaninoff.”

Acclaimed violinist Cho-Liang Lin joins the orchestra for Hsiao’s Violin Concerto, which was premiered by Lin with the San Diego Symphony in 1992. Culturally significant as the first violin concerto in Taiwan’s history, the work incorporates lush melodies and elements of Taiwanese folk songs. This performance will also feature the world premiere of Chun-Wei Lee’s The Last Mile, which pays tribute to Taiwan’s indigenous tribes with its use of a Taiwanese aboriginal folk theme.