Join TAP-Seattle for an evening with the Northwest Sinfonietta in their presentation of “Taiwan Connection” at Benaroya Hall, downtown Seattle. Taiwan is the focus of this concert, featuring the U.S. premieres of two Taiwanese compositions arranged specifically for our chamber orchestra as part of the Taiwanese American Heritage Week. We are also joined by Taiwanese violinist Mae Lin, performing the quintessential Mendelssohn Violin Concerto. The concert concludes with Beethoven’s 7th Symphony led by of one of our new Aristic Partners. Eric Jacobsen joins us for this inaugural performance under our new artistic leadership model, and we are excited to work with him. This season-finale concert is one you won’t want to miss!
MINGXIN DU Springtime Hills 滿山春色
CHE-YI LEE Green Island Serenade 綠島小夜曲
MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 Mae Lin, violin
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7 in A, Op. 92
Tickets: Tickets are specially reserved for the Taiwanese-American community at $25 (originally $40) , please contact John F. Yang at 425-605-2468 to purchase tickets
Saturday, May 16, 7:30 pm – Rialto Theater, Tacoma
Sunday, May 17, 2:00 pm – Pioneer Park Pavilion, Puyallup
About Taiwanese American Heritage Week
For 23 years now, the month of May have been designated as “Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month” to celebrate the achievements and contributions of Asian and Pacific Americans with community festivals, government-sponsored activities and educational activities for students. In 1999, the Formosan Association for Public Affairs designated the week of Mother’s day in May as the “Taiwanese American Heritage Week” to celebrate the contribution of Taiwanese Americans to this country; the initiation was blessed with a congratulatory letter from the then President Clinton.
Please come celebrate this important week with us!
2015 Seattle Taiwanese Heritage Week Events
Time: 5/9 (Sat) 5-9pm
Event: UW Night Market
Since 2001, Taiwanese Student Association of UW brings the culture of Taiwanese night market to UW Red Square, featuring some of Taiwan’s most delicious food, games, and performances.
Location: University of Washington, Red Square
Host: Taiwanese Student Association of UW (TSA)
Time: 5/16, 5/17 (Sat, Sun), 10 am – 6pm
Event: Taiwan Exhibit
TAPS will be hosting Taiwan cultural both at UW Street Fair, to showcase and promote awareness of Taiwan and Taiwanese culture. There will be various Puget Sound Taiwanese groups at the exhibit to act as your guides, and we might even have a couple of surprise performances by them!
Host: Taiwanese American Professional of Seattle (TAP-Seattle)
Time: 5/23 (Sat) 2-5pm
Event: Taiwanese Music and Dance Appreciation Concert
Music and dance performance by Seattle Taiwanese Communities, featuring folk songs, chorus, dance, and music instrumental performances.
Location: North Seattle Chinese Church of the Nazarene
Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1480226185600699/