Washington Performing Arts: Taipei Symphony Orchestra
Jahja Ling, conductor, Paul Huang, violin, Felix Fan, cello
Celebrating its 50th anniversary this season, the Taipei Symphony has grown from an ensemble of modest scale to a forceful musical presence known for its breadth of programming, extensive international appearances, and commitment to cultural diplomacy. The program’s centerpiece, Gordon Shi-Wen Chin’s poetic Double Concerto, features the prodigious talent of two Taiwan-born, U.S.-based virtuosi: Paul Huang, a winner of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant and a cherished presence on the Washington Performing Arts season; and Felix Fan, the relentlessly creative, collaborative cross-disciplinary cellist and member of the Flux Quartet for whom this concerto was written. On the podium is Jahja Ling, widely credited as an orchestra-builder, who led the now-thriving San Diego Symphony to great renown as its music director.
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North Bethesda, MD 20852