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Ypsilanti, MI: The Formosa Quartet Residency at Eastern Michigan University
Feb
12
to Feb 17

Ypsilanti, MI: The Formosa Quartet Residency at Eastern Michigan University

  • Eastern Michigan University, School of Music and Dance (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The award-winning Formosa Quartet is hosted by Eastern Michigan University for a week-long chamber music residency including a series of masterclasses, open rehearsals, and workshops on performance, community engagement, and career development.  

The week will culminate with two concerts, a performance with Dr. Mary Schneider and EMU Winds Symphony of Joel Puckett's Concerto for String Quartet and Wind Symphony, Short Stories, and a special all-Formosa concert presented by Eastern Michigan University's Honors College.

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Chicago, IL: Chicago Chamber Musicians / First Monday Concerts
Apr
3
12:15 PM12:15

Chicago, IL: Chicago Chamber Musicians / First Monday Concerts

  • Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Chicago Chamber Musicians began performing the FREE First Monday concerts in 1986. CCM's first regular concert series has been pleasing audiences in person at the Chicago Cultural Center and live on WFMT with programs of chamber music from Baroque to modern day favorites.

All concerts at 12:15pm at Preston Bradley Hall in the Chicago Cultural Center and broadcast live on WFMT 98.7FM

Join Formosa Quartet at the concert hall or on the sound waves for this special broadcast. They will perform dynamic works by Bartok and Stéphane Grappelli.

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Middlebury, VT: Capital City Concerts
Mar
12
4:00 PM16:00

Middlebury, VT: Capital City Concerts

  • Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Church (map)
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The Formosa Quartet will be joined by flutist Karen Kevra and pianist Paul Orgel in music inspired by the night, featuring György Ligeti's spell-binding String Quartet #1 Métamorphoses Nocturnes and Schubert's deeply-touching Notturno in E flat major, D 897, as well as works by Couperin, Benjamin Britten, and Chopin.

György Ligeti, String Quartet #1 Métamorphoses Nocturnes
François Couperin, Le Rossignol en Amour for flute and piano
Benjamin Britten, Nocturne for solo piano
Frédéric Chopin Nocturne in F-sharp, Op. 15, No. 2
Franz Schubert, Notturno in E flat major, D 897
Arr. Wei-Chieh Lin, Rain Night Flower 

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Montpelier, VT: Capital City Concerts
Mar
11
7:30 PM19:30

Montpelier, VT: Capital City Concerts

The Formosa Quartet will be joined by flutist Karen Kevra and pianist Paul Orgel in music inspired by the night, featuring György Ligeti's spell-binding String Quartet #1 Métamorphoses Nocturnes and Schubert's deeply-touching Notturno in E flat major, D 897, as well as works by Couperin, Benjamin Britten, and Chopin.

György Ligeti, String Quartet #1 Métamorphoses Nocturnes
François Couperin, Le Rossignol en Amour for flute and piano
Benjamin Britten, Nocturne for solo piano
Frédéric Chopin Nocturne in F-sharp, Op. 15, No. 2
Franz Schubert, Notturno in E flat major, D 897
Arr. Wei-Chieh Lin, Rain Night Flower 

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Los Angeles, CA: UCLA
Oct
30
4:00 PM16:00

Los Angeles, CA: UCLA

  • UCLA, Jan Popper Theater, Schoenberg Hall (map)
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Formosa performs a unique program of works by longtime friend and composer Shih-Hui Chen at UCLA's Jan Popper Theater. 

Program includes:

Traditional Nanguan: Plum Blossoms, section I
Chen: Fantasia on the Theme of Plum Blossom for String Quartet (2007)
- Intermission - 
Chen: A Plea to Lady Chang’e for Nanguan pipa and String Quartet (2013)
Traditional Nanguan Opera: Withholding the Umbrella Nanguan Opera Excerpt
Traditional Nanguan: Plum Blossoms, section II to V

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Houston, TX: Rice University
Oct
22
2:00 PM14:00

Houston, TX: Rice University

Join Formosa Quartet for a unique program of traditional Nanguan music and pieces by Shih-Hui Chen, Ching-Yu Hsiau, and Ling-Huei Tsai.

Traditional Nanguan: Plum Blossoms, Section I
Shih-Shui Chen: A Plea to Lady Chang’e (2014)
Ching-Yu Hsiau: Voice Beyond the Strings (premiere)
Ling-Huei Tsai: Concerto for Foot-Pressed Drums (2010)
Traditional Nanguan: Plum Blossoms, Section II to V

Formosa Quartet
Nanguan Players

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