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COMPASS MAGAZINE, December 2005

National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra:
2005 Taiwan Symphony Music Festival



738-2, ZhongZheng Road, WuFeng Township, Taichung County
Tel:(04)2339-1141
Website:www.ntso.gov.tw

-- By Uvia Chang Translated by Cara Steenstra

Established in 1945, the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra has been around for six decades and is the oldest symphony orchestra in the country. Many local and internationally renowned musicians have been invited over the years to come perform locally with the orchestra, giving Taiwan audiences the opportunity to hear many beautiful combinations of art and music.

Among the countless international groups and performers who have performed with the Taiwan National Symphony Orchestra in Taiwan are Asian artists such as Fou Tsong, Pi-Hsien Chen and Nai-Yuan Hu, internationally-renowned conductors such as Henry Mazer, and the Russian National Ballet and the Romanian International Symphony Orchestra.

Recent activities include the 2005 Taiwan Symphony Music Festival, where eight local classical musical performance groups have been invited to perform and showcase the development of Taiwan's symphony orchestras, as well as enjoy the opportunity to learn from each another. This on-going festival continues until December 18 and includes 10 concerts. The December 10 concert will be a joint performance by all eight groups, forming a single, large 200-person symphony orchestra that will perform Taiwanese folk songs and classical symphony music scores in a reflection of harmony and friendship among Taiwan's symphony music performers.

This exceptional musical event and others underline the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra's goal of continuing to strive for excellence, keeping up with the times, and raising the standards of Taiwan residents' spiritual lives, while promoting more international cultural exchanges.

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