NSO to hold free outdoor concerts, with an added dimension

Focus Taiwan
Date: 08/17/2020
By: CNA interns Grace Hu, Meryl Kao, and Eden Wang

A preview of the National Symphony Orchestra’s “Shall We Dance” concert series at the National Concert Hall in Taipei on Monday / CNA photo Aug. 17, 2020

Taipei, Aug. 17 (CNA) The National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) will hold its annual outdoor concert series starting later this month but will be accompanied for the first time by ballet performances to give the shows a visual component, the NSO said Monday.

The concert series, held every year since 2017, will put on shows in Hualien on Aug 22, Miaoli on Sept. 5, Tainan on Sept. 6, and Penghu on Oct. 9 under the theme "Shall We Dance," the NSO said in a statement.

The orchestra will perform well-known masterpieces, including "Arabian Dance" from Tchaikovsky's ballet The Nutcracker, and arias "Non piu andrai" from Mozart's opera Le Nozze di Figaro and "Shall We Dance" from the movie The King and I, according to the NSO.

Incorporating ballet into the performances for the first time will give the audience a visual presentation in addition to the musical experience, said the orchestra's executive director Kuo Wen-chen (郭玟岑).    [FULL  STORY]

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