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An exhibition and a series of programs on Taiwanese music, including music recitals, lectures and performance tours, will kick off on Nov. 4 atthe Taiwan Music Institute in Taipei.
The exhibition will introduce the life, wisdom and works of three late Taiwanese composers - Chen Su-ti, Chang Hao and Kuo Chih-yuan. The focus will be how they incorporated Taiwan's traditional elements, including music, landscape and literature, in their musical creations. The exhibited items will include manuscripts, concert posters, newspapers clippings, concert programs, letters and other precious memorabilia.
Renowned musicians such as violinist Su Shien-ta, cellist Liu Chu-chuan, pianists Lina Yeh, Yeh Ching-ching and Ho Yuan-chen, and trumpeter Deng Shih-ping will play the trademark pieces by the three composers and other major Taiwanese composers in a concert to be held at the Taipei National University of the Arts on Nov. 10. Tickets are free and available at the institute. Two more concerts are scheduled to take place in Kaohsiung on Oct. 23 and in Taichung on Nov. 22.
Moreover, music experts Chen Kuan-chou, Lien Shien-sheng and Yen Lu-fen will each give a speech on the music of Chen Su-ti, Chang Hao and Kuo Chih-yuan on November weekends.
The exhibition will run through Nov. 29, and along with all the above-mentioned programs, will be free of admission costs, but the speeches require online registration in advance at http://goo.gl/A2GVFK.