BBC Symphony Orchestra to perform in Tainan and Taipei
CNATAIPEI -- Classical music lovers are in for a treat this October, when the sounds of the BBC Symphony Orchestra (BBC SO), one of Britain's top orchestras, will resonate through Northern and Southern Taiwan.
August 29, 2013, 12:22 am TWN
The BBC SO, led by conductor laureate Sir Andrew Davis, will be performing at Taipei's National Concert Hall on Oct. 11, followed the next day by a second performance at the Tainan Municipal Cultural Center, says event organizer Management of New Arts (MNA).
The concerts will feature Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D Major and Enigma Variations by Elgar, The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra and Four Sea Interludes from “Peter Grimes” by Britten, and Wagner's Tannhauser Overture, according to MNA.
The orchestra made its Taiwan debut in 2002, also led by Davis. Its last visit to Taiwan was in 2010 under Czech conductor Jiri Belohlavek.
The BBC SO has been at the heart of British musical life since its inception in 1930.
As the flagship orchestra of the BBC, it is the backbone of the BBC Proms, one of the world's most celebrated classical music festival.