Phantasy in Tokyo

My Phantasy for oboe and English horn will get its 14th performance at 1pm on August 18, 2015. It will be performed in the “ADRA The Wind from Asia” concert of IDRS (International Double Reed Society) 2015 Conference. The venus is Small Hall in the Arts Building of National Olympus Memorial Youth Center (3-1 Yoyogi Kamizono-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0052, Japan). Thank Oboe Duo Agosto (Ling-Fei Kang and Charles Huang) for bringing this piece to Tokyo and thank Prof. Rong-Yi Liu to make this performance possible. I really appreciate and I am very much looking forward to it!!

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我爲雙簧管與英國管譜寫的《幻想曲》在2015年8月18日下午1點將要迎向他14次的演出,這首曲子將會於2015年國際雙簧協會研討會的「亞洲雙簧協會亞洲風」音樂會中演出。音樂會地點在國立奧林匹克紀念青少年總合中心(東京都渋谷区代々木神園町3-1)的文化棟小演奏廳。謝謝 Oboe Duo Agosto 帶著這個曲子到日本東京,也謝謝劉榮義老師讓這個曲子有演出的機會。非常謝謝你們,我也很期待這次在日本東京的演出。

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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!

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In Iceland and Taiwan…

Although the blizzard “Juno” will impact the northeast side of America tomorrow (January 27), there will be four concerts performing my pieces in Iceland and Taiwan this week. I am thrilled that my latest piece, Four Miniatures for Oboe and Clarinet, will have its Iceland tour this week. It will be a debut of my piece in Iceland as well as a part of concerts of Foot in the Door Contemporary Ensemble of the Hartt School. The Iceland tour of my piece is including three concerts, Mengi at Reykjavík on 9pm January 28, Gullkistan at Laugaravatn on 12pm January 30, and Sunnlenska Bókakaffið at Selfoss on 5:30pm January 30. Thank oboist Ling-Chun Yeh and clarinetist Alexander Kollias for bringing this piece to Iceland.

On 6pm January 31, Taipei Century Choir and conductor Li-Fen Chen will perform my piece, The Flight Log for Mixed Chorus and Piano, again at the National Palace Museum in Taipei, Taiwan. Free Admission! If you have free time, please come to the concerts for supporting the musicians, singers and me. Thank you very much!

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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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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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Two Performances on March 29

There are two performances of my pieces on March 29, but in different states of the United States. I am looking forward to both concerts.

First, Oboe Duo Agosto will perform my Phantasy again in the morning (10:55am). The concert will take place at the Hubbard Music Center Performing Hall of Loomis Chaffee School (Windsor, CT) and is open to the public. It will be the sixth performance of this piece.

Second, saxophonist Po-Fang Chang will premiere my Cave Railroad for solo alto saxophone in the night (8pm) at his Master of Music degree recital. The concert will take place at the Bryan Recital Hall, College of Musical Arts, Bowling Green State University, OH.  I will take the Amtrak from Hartford, CT to Bowling Green, OH (long trip!) for the premiere of my solo alto saxophone piece.

Please click the “Performance” page for the direction of the venues, and both concerts are free admission.

3月29日我有兩個曲子分別在美國康乃狄克州跟俄亥俄州被演出,我很期待這兩場音樂會。

Oboe Duo Agosto在早上10點55分於Hubbard Music Center Performing Hall of Loomis Chaffee School(美國康乃狄克州Windsor)演出我的為雙簧管與英國管的《幻想曲》。這場音樂會是公開的,而且是這首曲子的第六次演出。薩克斯風家張柏方在晚上8點於美國俄亥俄州鮑林格林州立大學音樂院的Bryan Recital Hall將要首演我寫給他的中音薩克斯風獨奏曲《山隧鐵道》。我將會搭美國國鐵Amtrak從康州哈特福到俄亥俄州鮑林格林(非常長程的旅行)去出席這首曲子的首演音樂會。

請點選「演出記錄」頁面取得音樂會地點的資料,兩場音樂會都是免費的。

Phantasy Recording

I have received a studio recording from Oboe Duo Agosto yesterday.  The recording is my piece Phantasy, which is a commissioned piece by them as well.  The studio recording was made in Arlington Heights, IL in December 2011.  As result, I upload this recording to the “Phantasy” page. Please click this link, “Phantasy,” to listen to this recording and program notes of this piece. Also, please visit the page of Oboe Duo Agosto, “New Sound Clip,” to read the further information of this recording. By the way, Phantasy will get its fifth performance at the Prosser Public Library (Bloomfield, CT) on February 10, 2012.

昨天我收到Oboe Duo Agosto寄來的錄音室錄音檔案,這個錄音是我為Oboe Duo Agosto寫的,也是他們委託我創作的曲子《幻想曲》。這個錄音室錄音是2011年12月在美國伊利諾州Arlington Heights錄製。我今天上傳了這個檔案在《幻想曲》的頁面,請點選這個連結《幻想曲》就可以聽到這個錄音,並可以閱讀這個曲子的樂曲解說。也可前往這個Oboe Duo Agosto網站的這個頁面 “New Sound Clip” 瞭解有關這個錄音的一些資訊。《幻想曲》將要迎向他第五次的演出,在2012年2月10日晚上7點,在Bloomfield, CT的Prosser Public Library。