Place:National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall
Fans of the world-renowned Berlin Philharmonic will once again be treated to an enthralling evening when the German orchestra performs in Taiwan in November on its third visit to the country.
The Berlin Philharmonic, led by its chief conductor Sir Simon Rattle of Britain, will give two concerts -Nov. 8 and 9 - at the National Concert Hall in Taipei.
The orchestra will play German composer Robert Schumann's 'Symphony No. 1, Op. 38 Spring' in B flat major, Russian conductor Sergei Prokofiev's 'Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 19' and Igor Stravinsky's 'Le Sacre du Printemps (1947 version)' on Nov. 8, the opening concert of its Asian tour.
The following day it will perform French pianist Pierre Boulez's 'Notations I, II, III, IV, VII' and Austrian Anton Bruckner's 'Symphony No. 7 in E Major.'
The orchestra first visited Taiwan in 2005, drawing 25,000 people to a public screening of its concert. Its last visit was in 2011, when an estimated 70,000 people attended its concerts or watched the live broadcast from four cities in Taiwan.
Taiwan will be the first leg of the orchestra's Asian tour, followed by stops in South Korea's Seoul, and Japan's Nagoya, Osaka, Kobe and Tokyo.