Presented by: Meany Center
Hailed as “one of Asia’s best” by The Los Angeles Times, the Taiwan Philharmonic is an affiliate of the National Chiang Kai-Shek Cultural Center, Taiwan’s leading center for the performing arts. Led by Shao-Chia Lü, the orchestra has increased the country’s cultural stature at home and on the international stage. For its Seattle debut, the orchestra performs Brahm’s pastoral Symphony No. 2 and “Dancing Song” by Gordon Chin, one of Taiwan’s most prolific and sought after composers. The orchestra is joined by acclaimed pianist Stephen Hough for Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1.
Hough’s impeccable ear for the inner voice, his way with line, the sheer musicality of his approach came through with crystal clarity. He’s truly an exquisite player.
— Musical America
GORDON CHIN: “Dancing Song” from Three Aboriginal Songs for Orchestra
LISZT: Piano Concerto No. 1
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 2 in E-flat major, S. 124 in C Minor, Op. 68