Performance at KAS
Sound of the Principals
March 7th, 2018
Pre-K & ES 13:15 – 14:00
National Symphony Orchestra
Founded in 1986, the Taiwan Philharmonic, also known as the National Symphony Orchestra at home, is hailed as one of the best orchestras in the Asian Region and became the resident orchestra of the national ChiangKai-Shek Cultural Center in 2005. Starting April 2014, the NSO has become an affiliate orchestra to the National Performing Arts Center. Led by renowned conductor Shao-Chia Lu as its 5th music director starting August 2010, the NSO has increased the country’s cultural richness and music educational strength throughout Taiwan.
The NSO with 99 members presents a 40-week musical season of approximately 75 concerts/chamber recitals and one opera production each year. It also launched educational programs and outreach projects constantly. Tour performances are regularly offered throughout Taiwan and overseas. It has toured Vienna, Paris, Berlin, Geneva, Milan, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Sapporo, Tokyo, Yokohama, Hong Kong and major cities in China.
The NSO has extended its artistic reach, involving in theater and opera productions, such as working with Lin Hwai-min, the world-renowned choreographer and founder of Taiwan’s Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, Austrian digital artist Klaus Obermaier, and opera stage directors Tobias Richter, Moffatt Oxenbould, and Hans-Peter Lehmann. In addition to its record-breaking semi-stage concert operas Der Ring des Nibelungen, and Elektra, the NSO has collaborated with world-class opera houses for its multinational productions.