Place:National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall
Taipei's National Concert Hall will be playing host to the New York Philharmonic this February, in which the world-famous orchestra will present two nights of masterpieces from legends such as Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, the Russian creator of the "Swan Lake” ballet composition.
The orchestra first visited Taiwan in 1984, becoming one of the first world-class orchestras to perform in the country. It has also visited Taiwan in 1989, 1994, 1998, 2002, and 2008.Now performingTahomain Taiwan for the seventh time, the orchestra will give one concert each on Feb. 18 and 19 in Taipei.
Led by American music director Alan Gilbert, the orchestra will play Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich's 'Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 99,' American conductor Leonard Bernstein's 'Symphonic Dances from West Side Story,' and American pianist George Gershwin's 'An American in Paris' on its first night.
The following day, it will perform American composer Christopher Rouse's 'Rapture,' Finnish master Magnus Lindberg's 'Piano Concerto No. 2,' and Tchaikovsky's 'Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64.'
Founded in 1842, the New York Philharmonic is the oldest symphony orchestra in the United States and one of the oldest in the world. It has performed in over 60 countries to date.