Saturday, September 27, 2008

National Symphony Orchestra (Taiwan)

The National Symphony Orchestra , also known as Philharmonia Taiwan in foreign countries, is one of the leading orchestras in Asia. Since 1987, the orchestra has its residence in the .



Activities


Subscription Concert Series


In the year of 2002, NSO held a series of five concerts that featured all nine symphonies and five piano concertos by Ludwig van Beethoven. The concerts, called a ''discovery cycle'' , became NSO's regular Subscription Concert Series later since the 2004/2005 season. In each season, there are ten concerts consisting of at least one orchestral work of a composer.

From September 2004 to June 2008, four Subscription Concert Series have been presented.

; 2007/2008 -
; 2006/2007 - Richard Strauss
; 2005/2006 -
; 2004/2005 -
;

In the 2008/2009 season, a newly created MyNSO series took place of the Subscription Concert Series.

Opera Series


Already in November 1994, NSO performed opera in , ''Der fliegende Holl?nder'' was led by Prof. TSENG Dao-hsiung , in December 2000, Jahja Ling performed ''''. Under Chien Wen-pin's directorship, he first tried a semi-stage performance of the Third Act of ''Die Walk├╝re'' in May 2002, this experience became NSO's regular NSO Opera Series from the 2002/2003 season. In each season, there are two opera directed by cross-over artist in Taiwan, the cast consisted mainly local singers.

From December 2002 to December 2007, fourteen operas have been produced, many of them were Taiwan's premier*.

; 2007/2008 - ''Die Fledermaus''
; 2006/2007 - *''Der Ring des Nibelungen'' , ''Die lustige Witwe''
; 2005/2006 - ''Cosi fan tutte'', ''Le nozze di Figaro''
; 2004/2005 - *'''', *''Falstaff''
; 2003/2004 - *''La damnation de Faust'', ''Don Giovanni''
; 2002/2003 - ''Tosca'', *''Tristan und Isolde''

Fairy Tale Forever Series


From April 2002 to April 2008, NSO has been collaborated with four different performing groups and organizations for bringing musical experiences to the young audiences.

; 2007/2008 - ''Peer Gynt''
; 2006/2007 - ''''
; 2005/2006 - ''Firebird''
; 2004/2005 - ''Secret in the Woods''
; 2003/2004 - ''Pied Piper Fantasy''
; 2002/2003 - ''Peter and the Wolf''

Artistic Direction


* Gerard Akoka, artistic advisor and principal conductor 1986-1990
* Urs Schneider, artistic advisor and principal conductor 1991-1992
* Hsu Chang-huei , music director 1994
* Chang Da-sheng , music director 1995-1997
* Jahja Ling , music director 1998-2001
* Chien Wen-pin , music director 2001-2007
* Gunther Herbig, artistic advisor and principal guest conductor 2008-2010

''An announcement of Music Director search has been made by the orchestra in August 2008.''

Musicians


; Concertmasters : Wu Ting-yu , Li I-ching
; Associate concertmaster : Teng Hao-tun
; Assistant Conductor : Chang Yin-fang

* Strings
* Woodwinds
* Brass
* Timpani & Percussion
* Harp
* Piano '''

Staffs


; Executive Director
Joyce Chiou

*Artistic Planning division
*Production & Administration division

; Chairperson of the Board of Directors, National Chiang Kai Shek Cultural Center
TCHEN Yu-chiou

; Artistic Director, National Chiang Kai Shek Cultural Center
LIU Chung-shu

; Deputy Director, National Chiang Kai Shek Cultural Center
HSIEH Tsui-yu

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