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After inheriting the experience of many successful online performances, Taiwan Academy in Houston, ASTC, and Miller Outdoor Theatre will be holding a Thanksgiving concert “Songs of Comfort”. Supervised by Ministry of Culture, Republic of China (Taiwan), and performed by New Asia Chamber Music Society (NACMS). This concert is hoping to bring our gratitude and support with music to the front-line medical workers, as well as the beloved family who has been with us.
The concert starts with the audience’s favorite, Dvorak’s “American” string quartet, followed by the Czech composer Josef Suk who is one of Dvorak’s favorite pupils and future son-in-law. Corigliano’s string quartet, “Snapshot,” is describing his impressions of his father. Mrs. Amy Beach, one of the most accomplished female American composers of the Romantic period. The concert will conclude with an Indigenous tribe song by Taiwanese composer Tyzen Hsiao, who is well-known in Taiwan and around the globe, a way to also feature Taiwan’s native tribe dance music!
This online concert will be led by violist Andy Lin, who is also the artistic director of New Asia CMS, as well as executive director and cellist Nan-Cheng Chen, associate director and violinist Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, violinist Emilie-Anne Gendron, and pianist Fei-Fei. Founded in 2010 by an entrepreneurial group of young Asian-American virtuosi, the members of NACMS are prize winners of world renowned international competitions, graduates from America’s most prestigious music schools, including The Juilliard School and the Curtis Institute, and appear regularly on major stages across the globe.
Based in New York City, NACMS is committed to bringing audiences exciting chamber music performances of the highest caliber and innovation. By delving into the giants of traditional chamber music repertoire, cultivating new voices of contemporary composers that meld elements of Western and Eastern cultures, and collaborating with a broad network of art organizations – NACMS is creating a trifecta of innovation to enable new concert-going experiences for the audience.
Antonín Dvořák – String Quartet No. 12 in F Major “American”
Josef Suk – Elegie Op. 23 for Piano Trio
John Corigliano – Snapshot – Circa 1909 for String Quartet
Amy Beach – Piano Quintet in f sharp minor, Op. 67
Tyzen Hsiao – Highlander’s Suite for Piano Quintet
Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, violin
Emilie-Anne Gendron, violin
Andy Lin, viola
Nan-Cheng Chen, cello