Monday, August 25, 2014

Macau Orchestra to play in Taiwan for the 1st time

Interview by China Post  

July 24, 2014

TAIPEI -- The Macau Orchestra will perform in Taiwan for the first time during a concert tour, bringing with it works by Rachmaninoff and other masters.
Led by artistic director and principal conductor Lu Jia, the orchestra will hold concerts in Kaohsiung on July 28 and in Taichung on July 29, according to the tour's Taiwan promoter, New Aspect, Environment, Culture & Creation.
The orchestra will perform Rachmaninoff's “Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18,” and Rimsky-Korsakov's “Scheherazade, Op. 35.”
Taiwanese pianist Rueibin Chen will join the orchestra in performing the Rachmaninoff piece.
The orchestra, formerly known as the Macau Chamber Orchestra, was established in 1983 and became a professional orchestra in 1995.