Concerts

Troy, NY: EMPAC 10th Anniversary Celebration
Oct
11
7:30 PM19:30

Troy, NY: EMPAC 10th Anniversary Celebration

  • Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Offering a selection of pieces tailored to the architectural ambiance of each venue, Formosa travels with its EMPAC audience through concert hall, studio, theater, and back to concert hall — on an exploration of physical placement, acoustics, perspective, and ways in which art and space define each other.

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Munich, Germany: Gasteig München, Black Box
Oct
14
7:00 PM19:00

Munich, Germany: Gasteig München, Black Box

Formosa's debut German tour kicks off at the culturally buzzing Gasteig München Black Box with the Quartet's signature "From Hungary to Taiwan" program.

Wei-Chieh Lin: Fünf taiwanische Volkslieder
Béla Bartók: Streichquartett Nr. 4 C-Dur Sz 91
Shih-Hui Chen: Heimkehrende Seelen
Dana Wilson: Suite Ungarischer Volkslieder

For tickets, please click HERE.

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Nürnberg, Germany: Meistersingerhalle Nürnberg
Oct
19
7:30 PM19:30

Nürnberg, Germany: Meistersingerhalle Nürnberg

Formosa's Germany tour continues in the Meistersingerhalle Nürnberg, a venue that boasts an exciting intersection of space, style, imagination, and optics.  

Wei-Chieh Lin: Fünf taiwanische Volkslieder
Béla Bartók: Streichquartett Nr. 4 C-Dur Sz 91
Lei Liang: Nachhall von Liedern
Dana Wilson: Suite Ungarischer Volkslieder

For tickets, please click HERE.

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Bremen, Germany: Die Glocke Bremen
Oct
20
7:30 PM19:30

Bremen, Germany: Die Glocke Bremen

We'll be thrilled to count among "musicians in Bremen" this evening at the Kleiner Saal at Die Glocke Bremen, with Cheyen the donkey, Wayne the dog, Debbie the cat, Jasmine the rooster. 

Wei-Chieh Lin: Fünf taiwanische Volkslieder
Béla Bartók: Streichquartett Nr. 4 C-Dur Sz 91
Shih-Hui Chen: Heimkehrende Seelen
Dana Wilson: Suite Ungarischer Volkslieder

For tickets, please click HERE.

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Berlin, Germany: Philharmonie Berlin
Oct
21
8:00 PM20:00

Berlin, Germany: Philharmonie Berlin

  • Philharmonie Berlin, Kammermusiksaal (map)
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Angular tritones and rhythms of Hungarian and Taiwanese folk music may well blend with the uniquely angular, tent-like contours of the Philharmonie Berlin Kammermusiksaal on this culminating concert of our German tour.

Wei-Chieh Lin: Fünf taiwanische Volkslieder
Béla Bartók: Streichquartett Nr. 4 C-Dur Sz 91
Lei Liang: Nachhall von Liedern
Dana Wilson: Suite Ungarischer Volkslieder

For tickets, please click HERE.

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Asia Tour
May
23
to Jun 2

Asia Tour

Formosa Quartet tours Asia with their exciting program, "Certain Rhythms", offering a blend of unique sounds, fun diversions, and popular standards to audiences, fans, and friends in Taiwan and China. Details coming soon!

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Piedmont, CA: PCMF's Prayers and Celebrations
Aug
5
4:00 PM16:00

Piedmont, CA: PCMF's Prayers and Celebrations

Dana Wilson: Hungarian Folk Songs
   Formosa Quartet

Wei-Chieh Lin: Pasibutbut
   Formosa Quartet

INTERMISSION

Dvorak: Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat major, Op. 87
   Jesse Mills, violin
   Ayane Kozasa, viola
   Paul Wiancko, cello
   Juliana Han, piano


 

Both life and art abound in dualities, whether as joys and sorrows or music and words. Dana Wilson’s Hungarian Folk Songs weaves gripping tales through feverish dance and quiet song. Wei-Chieh Lin’s Pasibutbut is the astonishing ritual song of an aboriginal Taiwanese tribe, sung to rally their annual millet harvest. Dvorak's E-Flat major Piano Quartet evokes rustic Czech bands and exotic lands, tranquil scenes and the exuberance that Dvorak felt as he was composing this masterpiece: "Melodies are coming to me in droves. Thanks be to God!"

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Piedmont, CA: PCMF's The Written Word
Aug
3
7:30 PM19:30

Piedmont, CA: PCMF's The Written Word

Korngold: Much Ado About Nothing Suite
   Jesse Mills, violin
   Juliana Han, piano

Paul Wiancko: American Haiku
   Ayane Kozasa, viola
   Paul Wiancko, cello


Dana Wilson: The Night of H's
   Formosa Quartet

INTERMISSION

Beethoven: String Quartet in C major, Op. 59 No. 3
   Formosa Quartet

 

PCMF celebrates the written word, starting with Korngold’s charming suite of incidental music to Shakespeare's Much Ado About NothingAmerican Haiku takes inspiration from the Japanese poetic form, throws in some Appalachian fiddling, and ends up with a musical language that’s all Paul Wiancko. Dana Wilson’s The Night of H’s sets Jasmine Lin’s whimsical poem for four actors doing double duty as a string quartet. Beethoven inscribed his Third Razumovsky Quartet with a statement refusing to cede to his growing deafness – and the music bears out his determination. 

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Piedmont, CA: PCMF's The Poetry Of Music
Aug
1
7:30 PM19:30

Piedmont, CA: PCMF's The Poetry Of Music

Richard Strauss: String Sextet from Capriccio
   Wayne Lee and Jesse Mills, violins
   Ayane Kozasa and Che-Yen Chen, violas
   Paul Wiancko and Deborah Pae, cellos

Gideon Klein: String Trio
   Jesse Mills, violin
   Ayane Kozasa, viola
   Paul Wiancko, cello


INTERMISSION

Franck: Piano Quintet in F minor
   Formosa Quartet
   Juliana Han, piano

 

In Richard Strauss’s 1942 opera Capriccio, a countess is torn between a poet and a musician who are both vying for her love, personifying an intriguing question: which is the greater art, poetry or music? The sumptuous string sextet that opens Capriccio makes a convincing case for the latter, as do the other pieces on the program: Gideon Klein’s String Trio, written two weeks before he died in a concentration camp during the Second World War, and César Franck’s supremely passionate Piano Quintet in F minor.

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Waterloo, ON: NYO Canada
Jun
19
to Jul 3

Waterloo, ON: NYO Canada

Formosa Quartet returns to NYO Canada, Canada's premiere chamber music and orchestral training program, as faculty ensemble-in-residence for their fourth summer! They will lead masterclasses, intensive chamber music coachings, and performances.

For more info, please visit NYOC.

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