2016-2017

2016 - 2017 SEASON


September 23, 2016 at 1:00PM  ||  OHIO STATE SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND

Formosa Quartet

Ohio State School for the Blind
5220 N. High St
Columbus, OH 43214


September 23, 2016 at 4:00-8:00PM  ||  MASTER CLASS AT CHAMBER MUSIC CONNECTION

Formosa Quartet gives not one,
but TWO open masterclasses
exploring the masterworks with students CMC!

Chamber Music Connection
700 High Street Worthington, OH


September 24, 2016 at 8:00PM  ||  CHAMBER MUSIC COLUMBUS

From Hungary to Taiwan
Shih-Hui Chen: Fantasia on the Theme of Plum Blossom (FQ commission)
Dana Wilson: Hungarian Folk Songs (FQ commission)
Lei Liang: Song Recollections (FQ commission)
Bartok: String Quartet No. 4

Formosa Quartet

Southern Theatre
21 E Main Street
Columbus, OH 43215


September 25, 2016 at 4:30PM  ||  MASTER CLASS AT HEIDELBERG UNIVERSITY

Formosa Quartet
The Formosa Quartet coaches and advises students at Heidelberg University.

Heidelberg University
310 E Market Street
Tiffin, OH 44883


September 25, 2016 at 7:00PM  ||  CONCERT AT HEIDELBERG UNIVERSITY

From Hungary to Taiwan
Shih-Hui Chen: Fantasia on the Theme of Plum Blossom (FQ commission)
Dana Wilson: Hungarian Folk Songs (FQ commission)
Lei Liang: Song Recollections (FQ commission)
Bartok: String Quartet No. 4

Formosa Quartet

Heidelberg University
310 E Market Street
Tiffin, OH 44883


October 6, 2016 at 5:00PM  ||  TRIO MODETRE PLAYS SCHUBERT

Schubert Notturno in E-flat, D. 897
Schubert Trio in B-Flat major, D. 898

Trio Modetre

Private Concert

Ingleside at Rock Creek
3050 Military Rd NW
Washington, DC  20015


October 21, 2016||  RICE UNIVERSITY RECORDING

Formosa Quartet
Shih-Hui Chen, composer

Rice University
Houston, TX


October 22, 2016 at 2:00PM  ||  RICE UNIVERSITY

Shih-Hui Chen: 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)
Shih-Hui Chen: Plum Blossoms, Section II to V 

 Formosa Quartet
Nanguan Players
 

Duncan Recital Hall, Shepherd School of Music
Rice University
6100 S. Main Street,
Houston, TX 77005


October 30, 2016 at 4:00PM  ||  JAN POPPER THEATER, UCLA

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

Formosa Quartet
Nanguan Players

Jan Popper Theater
University of California, Los Angeles
445 Charles E Young Dr E
Los Angeles, CA 90095


November 3, 2016 at 7:30PM  ||  RECITAL @ THE SIGNATURE SERIES

Bach Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007
Mumford revisiting varizioni eligiaci...once more (2001)
T. Mayuzumi Bunraku
Bach Suite No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009

Deborah Pae, solo cello

Stocker Arts Center, Cirigliano Studio Theatre
1005 N. Abbe Road
Elyria, OH 44054


December 10-18, 2016  ||  2016-2017 MARLBORO FESTIVAL TOUR

Schubert String Trio in B-flat Major, D. 471
Haydn Flute Trio in D Major, Op. 67, No. 2, Hob. XV:16
Reger Serenade in G Major, Op. 141a
Schumann Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 47

Joshua Smith, fluteFrancisco Fullana, violin | Maiya Papach, viola | Deborah Pae, cello | Cynthia Raim, piano

 

Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 4:00PM
Greenwich Library
Greenwich, CT

Monday, December 12, 2016 at 8:00PM
Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
New York, NY

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 8:00PM
Smithsonian National Museum
Washington, D.C.

Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 8:00PM
Presented by Philadelphia Chamber Music Society
Philadelphia, PA

Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 1:30PM
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum's Sunday Afternoon series
Boston, MA


December 29-30, 2016  ||  TRIO MODETRE RECORDS DEBUT RECORDING

Tribute to Frank Bridge: Masterpieces Among Peers

To learn more about this upcoming recording, please click here.


January 20, 2017 at 7:30PM  ||  HARRY JACOBS CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY

Dana Wilson: Hungarian Folk Songs (FQ commission)
Traditional: Taiwanese Folk Songs
Shih-Hui Chen: Fantasia on the Theme of Plum Blossom (FQ commission)
Grieg: String Quartet in G minor

Formosa Quartet

Maxwell Performing Arts Theater
2500 Walton Way
Augusta, GA 30904


February 7, 2017 at 8:00PM  ||  MUSIC ON MAIN VANCOUVER

Dana Wilson: Hungarian Folk Songs (FQ commission)
Lei Liang: Song Recollections (FQ commission)
Grieg: String Quartet in G minor

Formosa Quartet


February 11, 2017 at 7:30PM  ||  CHAMBER MUSIC KELOWNA

Dana Wilson: Hungarian Folk Songs (FQ commission)
Lei Liang: Song Recollections (FQ commission)
Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor

Formosa Quartet & Reiko Uchida, piano

Mary Irwin Theater
421 Cawston Avenue Kelowna
British Columbia, V1Y 6Z1 Canada


February 16, 2017 at 7:30PM  ||  MUSIC NOW FESTIVAL!

Michael Daugherty Jackie's Song for Solo Cello
Pierre Jalbert L'oeil écoute (The eye listens)

Pease Auditorium
494 College Pl.
Ypsilanti, MI 48197


February 20-22  ||  SOUTHAMPTON STRINGS FESTIVAL WORKSHOP

VIOLIN, CELLO, & CHAMBER MUSIC

Feb. 20 & 21, 10AM - 2PM
Feb. 22, 10AM - 1PM

Levitas Center for the Arts
25 Pond Lane
Southampton, NY 11968


March 11 and 12, 2017 ||  CAPITAL CITY CONCERTS

György Ligeti, String Quartet #1 Métamorphoses Nocturnes
Kent Kennan, Night Soliloquy for flute, strings, piano
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

Formosa Quartet

March 11, 2017 at 7:30PM  ||  Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society
2 Duane Court
Middlebury, VT 05753

March 12, 2017 at 3:00PM  ||  Unitarian Church of Montpelier
130 Main Street
Montpelier, VT 05602


April 1, 2017  ||  BUCKINGHAM SALON CONCERT SERIES

Preview of New Formosa Commission by Wei-Chieh Lin
Bartok Quartet No. 4 Sz. 91
Grappelli Tunes arr. by Jasmine Lin

Formosa Quartet

Private Event
*To reserve a place, please contact the Formosa Quartet here.


April 2, 2017 at 8:00PM  ||  CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS

Mozart Clarinet Quintet
Grappelli Tunes (arr. by Jasmine Lin)
Mendelssohn Octet

Formosa Quartet & Members of Chicago Chamber Musicians Ensemble

Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall
Northwestern University


April 3, 2017 at 12:00PM (NOON)  ||  FIRST MONDAYS

Bartok Quartet No. 4 Sz. 91
Grappelli Tunes arr. by Jasmine Lin

Formosa Quartet & Members of Chicago Chamber Musicians Ensemble

Preston Bradley Hall
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602

*This performance will be aired live on WFMT Radio as part of Chicago Chamber Musicians FIRST MONDAY CONCERTS


April 9, 2017  ||  UC SAN DIEGO

World Premiere of New Formosa Commissions by Wei-Chieh Lin
Bartok Quartet No. 4 Sz. 91

Grappelli Tunes arr. by Jasmine Lin

Formosa Quartet

Conrad Prebys Music Center
UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92093


April 23, 2017 at 7:00PM  ||  EVERGREEN WOODS CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES

Bridge Piano Trio No. 2
Brahms Piano Trio No. 1 in B major

Trio Modetre

Evergreen Woods
88 Notch Hill Road (Route 22)
North Branford, CT 06471


May 1, 2017 at 6:00PM  ||  MGCONCERTS

Schumann Fantasiestucke, Op. 73
Beethoven 7 Variations on 'Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen', WoO 46
Manuel de Falla 7 Canciones populares Españolas
Cuban Dances
Brahms Sonata in E minor, Op. 38

Deborah Pae, cello
Misha Namirovsky, piano

Private Residence
Brussels, Belgium
To R.S.V.P., please click HERE.
 


May 2, 2017  ||  BOZAR

Presented by the U.S. Mission to the European Union

Schumann Fantasiestucke, Op. 73
Beethoven 7 Variations on 'Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen', WoO 46
Manuel de Falla 7 Canciones populares Españolas
Cuban Dances
Brahms Sonata in E minor, Op. 38

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Deborah Pae, cello
Misha Namirovsky, piano

Palais des Beaux-Arts, Studio
Rue Ravenstein 23
1000 Bruxelles, Belgium


May 3, 2017 at 7:30PM  ||  DOMUSICA FOUNDATION

Schumann Fantasiestucke, Op. 73
Beethoven 7 Variations on 'Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen', WoO 46
Manuel de Falla 7 Canciones populares Españolas
Cuban Dances
Brahms Sonata in E minor, Op. 38

Deborah Pae, cello
Misha Namirovsky, piano

Private Residence
Brussels, Belgium

To R.S.V.P., please click HERE.
 


May 19-22, 2017  ||  MAYFEST AT CORNELL UNIVERSITY

May 19 at 8:00PM  ||  Barnes Hall
Works by Rachmaninoff, Grappelli, and Schubert

May 20 at 4:30PM  ||  Red Newt Winery
Tasting Notes lead by sommelier Thomas Pastuszak featuring wines by
Red Newt, Keuka Lake Vineyards and Weimer Winery with works by Schumann, Wilson, and Wei-Chieh Lin.

May 20 at 8:00PM  ||  Barnes Hall
Works by Haydn, Bartok, and Schumann

May 21 at 8:00PM  ||  First Unitarian Society of Ithaca 
Works by Mozart, Fauré, and Mendelssohn

May 22 at 8:00PM  ||  Barnes Hall
Works by Mozart, Schubert, Wilson, Schoenberg, and poetry by
Lyrae Van Cleif-Stefanon, Edward Dougherty, Mukoma wa Ngugi, Christine Kitano

101 Lincoln Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-4101

Info:  607-255-4363


June 17 - July 1, 2017  ||  NYO CANADA

Formosa Quartet returns to NYO Canada for a 2-week intensive Chamber Music Festival

Wilfred Laurier University
Waterloo, Ontario


July 14, 2017  ||  LYRA MUSIC FESTIVAL & WORKSHOP

1:30PM,  OPEN MASTERCLASS

7:30PM,  SOLO RECITAL

Schumann Fantasiestucke, Op. 73
Beethoven Variations 7 Variations on 'Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen', WoO 46
Manuel de Falla 7 Canciones populares Españolas
Jeffrey Mumford revisiting variazioni elegiaci . . . once more (2001)
Brahms Sonata in E minor, Op. 38

Deborah Pae, cello
Vanessa May-Lok Lee, piano

Smith College
Northhampton, MA


July 16 - 23, 2017  ||  PERLMAN MUSIC PROGRAM

Guest Cello Faculty
Summer Music School

73 Shore Road
Shelter Island Heights, NY, 11965
(between Sunset Beach and the Pridwin)


July 30 - August 6, 2017  ||  PIEDMONT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL

July 30 at 4:00PM ||  A Young Person's Guide to Chamber Music

August 2, 2017 at 7:30PM  ||  Wednesday Evening
Works by Mozart, Brahms, and Grappelli

August 4, 2017 at 7:30PM  ||  Friday Evening
Works by Beethoven, Debussy, and Dvorak

August 6, 2017 at 3:00PM  ||  Sunday Afternoon
Works by Schubert, Ravel, Wei-Chieh Lin, and Pélicant

 

August 10-27, 2017  || FORMOSA CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017

CHAMBER MUSIC INTENSIVE:

August 10-24
National Donghwa University
Hualien, Taiwan

TOUR DATES:

August 17: Hualien Cultural Center
August 24: National Taichung Theater
August 25: Taipei Eslite Hall
August 27: Taipei Eslite Hall