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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Phantasy Reprise!

Phantasy for oboe and English horn will get its 12th performance tonight. It is also the first performance of this piece in 2014. Please come tonight and support me and Oboe Duo Agosto  (Charles Huang and Ling-Fei Kang). Admission is free. Thank you!

Time: 6pm (March 20)
Venue: Centinel Hill Auditorium (11F), Capital Community College 
(950 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103)
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The Flight Log

The Flight Log (2005)
for Mixed Chorus and Piano

I.  Stars of Night
II. Bright Blue Sky
III. A Pair of Wings

Commissioned by Taipei Century Choir

World Premiere:
December 11, 2013
TNC Taiwanese Choral Works
National Recital Hall, Taipei, Taiwan
Chun-Chiang Chiu conducts Taiwan National Choir
Shih-Hsing Lin, piano
TNC Taiwanese Choral Works Concert

Duration: 11 minutes
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Lament of Autumn Leaves

Lament of Autumn Leaves (2012)
for Solo Alto Saxophone and Wind Ensemble

Award: Honorable Mention of the First Asia Pacific Saxophone Composition Competition (2015)

World Premiere:
June 12, 2013
National Taiwan University Band for Alumni
KHS Hall, Luzou, New Taipei City, Taiwan
Li-Chun Hsiao, alto saxophone
Shao-Dong Liu conducts National Taiwan University Band for Alumni
NTUBA for Alumni Cocert Poster

Instrumentation:
1 Piccolo, 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 1 English Horn, 3 Clarinets (Bb), 1 Bass Clarinet, 2 Bassoons, 1 Contrabassoon, Solo Alto Saxophone, 1 Alto Saxophone, 1 Tenor Saxophone, 1 Baritone Saxophone, 3 Trumpets (Bb), 4 Horns, 2 Trombones, 1 Bass Trombone, 1 Euphonium, 1 Tuba, 1 Double Bass, Timpani, Percussion 1 (5-Oct Marimba), Percussion 2 (Vibraphone, 2 Suspended Cymbals, Triangle). Note: No more than two players on each flute and clarinet part. No doubling on any other part.

Duration: 8 minutes

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November Phantasy

My Phantasy for oboe and English horn, commissioned by Oboe Duo Agosto, will have its eighth and ninth performances in November. I am excited to have short trips with Oboe Duo Agosto for attending these two concerts.

The eighth performance of Phantasy will be at the Danbury Public Library (170 Main Street, Danbury, CT 06810) on November 4 (tomorrow! at 2pm). Free admission, but registration required online at danburylibrary.org. The ninth performance of Phantasy will be at Old St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church (59 Tariffville Road, Bloomfield, CT 06002) on November 16 (7pm). Ticket can be purchased for $10 each by emailing osatickets@gmail.com or by calling (860) 653-7441 (I think it can purchase tickets at the church on the concert day). For more information, please visit www.oldstandrews.net. For the program notes and recording, please click this link, “Phantasy“.

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