Hualien

Hualien (2015)
for Mixed Chorus

Award: The Merit Award in the Adult Mixed Chorus Category of Taiwan Choral Association Composition Competition (2015)

World Premiere:
December 6, 2015
Winners Concert of Taiwan Choral Association Composition Competition
Concert Hall of Soochow University, Taipei, Taiwan
Li-Fen Chen conducts La Voix d’Azur
TCA Composition Competition Concert Poster

Duration: 5 minutes

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Pentagon

Pentagon (2015)
for Wind Ensemble

Commissioned by Chiasong Ensemble

Instrumentation:
1 Flute, 1 Clarinet in B flat, 1 Tenor Saxophone in B flat, 2 Trumpets in B flat, 1 Horn in F, 2 Trombones, 1 Euphonium, 1 Tuba, 1 Percussion (Claves, 5 Woodblocks, 3 Tom-Toms, Snare Drum, Kick Drum, 1 Suspended Cymbal, 1 Hi-Hat, and Triangle)

World Premiere:
November 27, 2015 
Chiasong Ensemble Concert Chapter V “Just Five”
Kaohsiung Music Hall, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Shi-Wei Lin conducts Chiasong Ensemble
Chiasong Ensemble Poster

Duration: 10 minutes

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Phantasy in Taiwan

I am very thrilled that after 12 performances in the United States and Thailand my Phantasy for oboe and English horn will get its 13th performance on June 7, and at this time it will be the first time to be performed in my home country, Taiwan. I use a Taiwanese aboriginal (Atayal) tune in this piece, and at this time it will be back to the familiar place, which this original tune is sang and heard.

Thank Oboe Duo Agosto for bringing this piece to their concert in Taiwan. The concert will be at 3pm on June 7, and the venue is Bratsche Arts Center in Hsinchu, Taiwan. Admission free!!! Oboe Duo Agosto will also give a masterclass before the concert at 1pm on the same day and in the same venue. Please come to the concert for the 13th performance of my Phantasy, and support the very wonderful Oboe Duo Agosto. Thank you very much!

Oboe Duo Agosto 1Oboe Duo Agosto 2

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Allison Balcetis Taiwan Tour Concerts

I am honored that Allison Balcetis, the saxophone professor of University of Alberta, will bring my The Voice of Children for solo baritone saxophone for her Taiwan tour concerts. These three concerts will feature the saxophone works, especially those are written by Taiwanese composers and inspired by the eastern music, in the artist exchange with the Taiwanese saxophonist Po-Yuan Ku. Except concerts, Allison Balcetis will also give two masterclasses in Taichung and Tainan. More information in details as followed:

Allison Balcetis – Taiwan Artistic Exchange with Po-Yuan Ku
7:30pm, May 26 – Concert at KHS ProShop in Taipei
2pm, May 28 – Masterclass at Music Department of National Tainan University (D205)
6:30pm, May 28 – Concert at Concert Hall of Tainan University of Technology (S502)
1pm, May 29 – Masterclass at Music Department of Tainan University of Technology (T104)
7:30pm, May 29 – Concert at Concert Hall of National Taichung University of Education

Program
Feng-Hsu Lee: The Voice of Children
Chien-Nien Chen: Jasmine Flower
André Ribeiro: Linha de sombra
Christian Lauba: Adria
and two improvisations based on the Chinese traditional Nan-Yin and Nan-Guan music

All the concerts and masterclasses are admission free!!! If you are near the area and have free time, please come to the concerts for supporting Allison Balcetis, Po-Yuan Ku, and me. Thank you very much!

Allison Balcetis

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Rainy Night of Flowers

Rainy Night of Flowers (2014)
for Solo Violin

Award: Selected Work of the Score Call from “Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Tzu-En Lee, violin” (2015)

World Premiere:
March 8, 2015
Composer’s Voice Concert – Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Tzu-En Lee, violin
Jan Hus Presbyterian Church, New York, NY
Lee: Rainy Night of Flowers for Solo Violin
Tzu-En Lee, violin
Composer's Voice Concert
Duration: 1 minute
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Fifteen Minutes of Fame

I will go to New York City tomorrow and attend a concert at 1pm on March 8. It is a composer’s voice concert featuring the program “Fifteen Minutes of Fame” performed by violinist Tzu-En Lee. “Fifteen Minutes of Fame” is a score call that composers should write a piece no longer than one minute for the particular theme, and Vox Novus, the organization holding this event, chooses fifteen composers’ pieces to combine as a set of the program. Tzu-En Lee requests a theme of Taiwanese folk songs for a one-minute solo violin piece. Luckily, my one-minute violin piece written specifically or this event, Rainy Night of Flowers, was selected to be included in the program, and will be premiered at Jan Hus Church in New York City, 1pm on March 8. Admission Free!

By the way, my Ballade for violin and percussion will be performed in Yu-Chun Kuo’s DMA percussion lecture recital at CCM, University of Cincinnanti, 8:30pm on March 24. I am looking forward to this two events of mine in March.

Composer's Voice Concert

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Taipei Century Choir Concerts

The Flight Log for Mixed Chorus and Piano will reprise twice in Taiwan, one is in Changhua on September 21 and another one is in National Concert Hall in Taipei on October 1. I am excited that finally Taipei Century Choir will perform this piece which was commissioned by them, and especially thank the conductor Li-Fen Chen for making these two performances possible. In the meantime, Taipei Century Choir will premiere a new work of Hui-Ni Chang, Rain, Dew, Frost and Snow, in the same concerts. The Flight Log will be the last piece in the concerts and this is a piece using three different flying objects, stars, a kite and wings, to describe three different stories of chasing a dream. Please be there for supporting Taipei Century Choir and me, and you will fly with my words, my notes and the power of live concerts. Thank you.

2:30pm, September 21 28, 2014 at Yuanlin Performance Hall, Changhua, Taiwan
7:30pm, October 1, 2014 at National Concert Hall, Taipei, Taiwan
Taipei Century Choir Concert
Li-Fen Chen conducts Taipei Century Choir
I-Ta Wang, piano
Ticket: Taipei Century Choir Concert
[Update (9/20)] The concert on September 21 has postponed to September 28 due to the typhoon “Fung-Wong”.

Taipei Century Choir Poster
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