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The Sound of Sizihwan Bay: professors of Department of Music in concert


(Provided by Department of Music) The Sound of Sizihwan Bay: Faculty of the Department of Music at National Sun Yat-sen University in Concert will bring together the entire faculty of the Department – teachers of performance and composition, students, and alumni, in a musical feast on the evening of May 5 at National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts – Weiwuying.

The concert will include 10 different compositions in a diverse mix of the original and the classic, solo performances and chamber music, classical and modern pieces. Different combinations of the piano, strings, winds, and percussion sound in a variety of styles. The performance will include pieces by the woodwind quintet composed by Department Chair Professor Jui-Chi Chang and the Department’s professors, and the University’s resident chamber orchestra Baroque Camerata, a sextet led by Artistic Director Professor Mei-Wen Lee and other outstanding musicians. 

Besides, some of the pieces are NSYSU professors’ original compositions, such as "Interdependence III” by Professor Kwang-I Ying of the Department of Music conceived during an exchange with a Thai university. Part-time Assistant Professor of the Department, Ya-Hsin Cheng said that this work “lets one feel the cool sweet summer in Thailand”, and has what’s best in modern music. “Sextet – for the Year of 2020” by Associate Professor Szu-Hsien Lee conveys the anxiety that the number 19 causes in people. It’s a satirical mourning song about the social distance and a hectic celebration of the appearance of the vaccine. With music, she recorded the anxiety that the pandemic caused in the year 2020, the lost freedom, and the interweaving of the real with the virtual.

Chair Jui-Chi Chang said that the Department of Music has been established for over 30 years now and its faculty is the elite of musicians in Taiwan, who have a rich experience and many achievements in performance and composition. She said that the concert covers classical and modern pieces and that the excellent performance skills of the students and alumni convey the quintessence of each music era and spur people’s interest in classical music, as well as contribute to nurturing the society’s taste in culture and music.

 (Edited by Public Affairs Division)

1. Kwang-I Ying: Interdependence III for Three Percussion Players
2. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: String Duo No. 2 in Bb Major for Violin and Viola, K. 424
3. Darius Milhaud: La Cheminée du Roi René for Woodwind Quintet, Op. 205
4. Szu-Hsien Lee: Sextet-for the Year of 2020
5. Ottorino Respighi: Notte
6. Giacomo Puccini: Sole e Amore
7. Antonin Dvorak: Cello Concerto in B Minor, Op. 104, 2nd Movement
8. Ernest Bloch: Concertino for Flute, Clarinet and Piano
9. Alexander Scriabin: Fantasy for Two Pianos in A Minor, WoO 18
10. Johannes Brahms: Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80, for Two Pianos Eight Hands Tran. by Robert Keller 

Date and time:
May 5 (Wednesday), 19:30, National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts – Weiwuying 
Tickets: https://www.opentix.life 
The Sound of Sizihwan Bay: Faculty of the Department of Music at National Sun Yat-sen
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