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Washington Performing Arts presents the Taipei Symphony Orchestra

Washington Performing Arts presents the Taipei Symphony Orchestra


(music plays) Dear Friends of Washington Performing Arts:
I am violinist Paul Huang and I’d like to invite you to come to
the Taipei Symphony Orchestra’s performance on November 15th
at the Strathmore Music Center. It is a particularly wonderful
pleasure for me to come back to Washington Performing Arts
with this very special group of people. Together with Felix Fan and
Maestro Jahja Ling, we will bring you a stunning Double Concerto
for Violin, Cello, and Orchestra written by a fabulous Taiwanese
composer, Gordon Chin. Not only does this piece have a very
unique orchestration, but it also utilizes some of the Asian traditional
symbolic elements such as water, gong, paper, the sound
of bamboo, and the sound of rain. But I think the most wonderful thing
about this piece is the emotional connection that this piece
is able to connect and convey between the listener as well
as for the performer, and that is truly powerful. This is
a concert which holds a very special place in my heart because
Washington Performing Arts and the Taipei Symphony Orchestra are
two of the most important and closest musical family in my life.
I made my orchestral debut with the Taipei Symphony in Taiwan,
and Washington Performing Arts was the very first organization
in America who gave me my U.S. debut recital at the Kennedy
Center. So it is a particular honor and a pleasure for me to be
able to be involved and be a part of this wonderful project in
Washington, D.C., and I’d like to invite all of you to come to
this festive and truly special once-in-a-lifetime experience on
November 15th at Strathmore Music Center. I hope to see you there, and I
know all my friends from the Taipei Symphony Orchestra are looking
very much forward to travel from Taipei, all the way to Washington, D.C.
to play for you. Can’t wait! (music plays)

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