October 2017 will find Formosa Quartet materializing its next CD recording of Hungarian and Taiwanese folk-music-inspired works by Bartók and Lei Liang, alongside more elemental renditions of folk tunes that inspired them, by Dana Wilson and Wei-Chieh Lin. Three of four pieces on the disc are Formosa commissions. The idea of pairing Hungarian and Taiwanese folk music traditions, which began with an observation of underlying similarities between the two, examines the collection and preservation of cultural essences, a process which Bartók so deeply brought to the fore.
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Earlier Event: September 28Chestertown, MD: Washington College
Later Event: November 9Jakarta, Indonesia: Residency with Aula Simfonia Jakarta