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SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 at 7:30 PM
MOLNAR RECITAL HALL

Wei-Chieh Lin Five Taiwanese Folk Songs* (2017)
Béla Bartók String Quartet No. 4 (1928)
Lei Liang Song Recollections (2016)** (1972- )

*Commissioned by the Formosa Quartet
**This commission has been made possible by the Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program, with generous funding provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund.

Formosa Quartet

Wygal Music Building, Longwood University
201 High Street
Farmville, VA 23909

 


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SEPTEMBER 28, 2017 at 7:30 PM
DANIEL Z. GIBSON CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Wei-Chieh Lin Five Taiwanese Folk Songs* (2017)
Lei Liang Song Recollections (2016)** (1972- )
Dvorak Piano Quintet

*Commissioned by the Formosa Quartet
**This commission has been made possible by the Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program, with generous funding provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund.

Formosa Quartet & Woobin Park, piano

Washington College
300 Washington Avenue
Chestertown, Maryland 21620


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OCTOBER 6, 2017 at 8:00 PM
PEASE AUDITORIUM

Haydn Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Hob.VIIb:1

Deborah Pae, cello
Kevin Miller, conductor
Eastern Michigan University Symphony Orchestra

Free Admission

Pease Auditorium
Eastern Michigan University
494 College Pl
Ypsilanti, MI 48197


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OCTOBER 16-20, 2017
FORMOSA QUARTET RECORDS NEW ALBUM — FROM HUNGARY TO TAIWAN

Formosa Quartet records their highly anticipated album, Song Recollections, which features Hungarian and Taiwanese folk-music-inspired works by Bartók and Lei Liang, alongside more elemental renditions of folk tunes that inspired them, by Dana Wilson and Wei-Chieh Lin. To learn more, please click event title.

Chicago, IL


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NOVEMBER 4, 2017
MICHIGAN CELLO FESTIVAL

1:00 PM — Recital

  • Beethoven 7 Variations on 'Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen', WoO 46
  • Manuel de Falla 7 Canciones populares Españolas

Narae Joo, piano

2:00 PM — Open Masterclass / Rehearsal

University of Michigan
School of Music, Theatre, and Dance
1100 Baits Drive
Ann Arbor, MI, 48109


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NOVEMBER 9-20, 2017
FORMOSA QUARTET RESIDENCY WITH AULA SIMFONIA JAKARTA

The Formosa Quartet is hosted by Aula Simfonia Jakarta in a string quartet and orchestral program residency with performances on Nov. 12, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18.

Formosa Quartet

Jakarta, Indonesia


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DECEMBER 1, 2017
MASTERCLASS & RECITAL AT BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY

3:30 PM — Masterclass

8:00 PM — Recital

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

 

College of Musical Arts
Bowling Green State University
1031 East Wooster Street
Bowling Green, OH 43403


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DECEMBER 16, 2017 at 7:30 PM

Arts Rock presents
Classical and Klezmer Chamber Music

Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet
Anna Polonsky, piano
Deborah Pae, cello

The Reform Temple of Rockland
330 North Highland Ave
Nyack, NY


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FEBRUARY 12-17, 2018
FORMOSA QUARTET RESIDENCY AT EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

The Formosa Quartet is hosted by Eastern Michigan University for a week-long chamber music residency including a series of masterclasses, open rehearsals, and workshops on performance, community engagement, and career development.  

The week will culminate with two concerts, a performance with Dr. Mary Schneider and EMU Winds Symphony of Joel Puckett's Concerto for String Quartet and Wind Symphony, Short Stories, and a special all-Formosa concert presented by Eastern Michigan University's Honors College.


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FEBRUARY 15, 2018 at 7:30 PM
FORMOSA QUARTET, MARY SCHNEIDER, & EMU WIND SYMPHONY

Formosa Quartet joins Dr. Mary Schneider and the Eastern Michigan University Wind Symphony in a performance of Joel Puckett's Concerto for String Quartet and Wind Symphony, Short Stories.

Pease Auditorium
Eastern Michigan University
494 College Pl
Ypsilanti, MI 48197


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FEBRUARY 16, 2018 at 7:30 PM
FORMOSA QUARTET AT HONORS COLLEGE

Formosa Quartet completes their week-long residency at Eastern Michigan University with a special performance at Honors College.

Schubert Quartettsatz D. 703
Dvorak 'American' Quartet
Beethoven Quartet Op. 59 No. 3

Honors College
Eastern Michigan University
511 W Forest Ave
Ypsilanti, MI 48197


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FEBRUARY 24, 2018 at 7:30 PM
CAPITAL CITY CONCERTS

After an enthralling performance of Ligeti's Quartet #1 String Metamorphoses Nocturnes last season, the Formosa Quartet returns to perform all folk-influenced music including Dana Wilson's Hungarian Folk Songs, Mark O'Connor's Appalachia Waltz, Dvorak's American Quartet, and Alberto Ginastera's Impressiones de la Puna with flutist Karen Kevra.

Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society
2 Duane Ct
Middlebury, Vermont 05753


FEBRUARY 25, 2018 at 3:00 PM
CAPITAL CITY CONCERTS

After an enthralling performance of Ligeti's Quartet #1 String Metamorphoses Nocturnes last season, the Formosa Quartet returns to perform all folk-influenced music including Dana Wilson's Hungarian Folk Songs, Mark O'Connor's Appalachia Waltz, Dvorak's American Quartet, and Alberto Ginastera's Impressiones de la Puna with flutist Karen Kevra.

Unitarian Church of Montpelier
130 Main St
Montpelier, Vermont 05602


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MARCH 3, 2018 at 7:15 PM
KENDAL AT HANOVER

Schubert Quartettsatz D. 703
Dvorak 'American' Quartet
Beethoven Quartet Op. 59 No. 3

Formosa Quartet

80 Lyme Rd
Hanover, NH 03755

 


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APRIL 6, 2018 at 7:30 PM
TUCKER HALL

Jeffrey Mumford 2 Rhapsodies for Cello & Strings
Tchaikovsky Andante Cantabile

Deborah Pae, cello
David Ellis, conductor
Earth and Air: String Orchestra

Tucker Hall
St. Paul's Episcopal Church

2747 Fairmount Blvd
Cleveland, OH 44106


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APRIL 11, 2018 at 10:30 AM
ANN ARBOR SOCIETY FOR MUSICAL ARTS


Works by Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms, and Tchaikovsky

Tickets can be purchased in advance here, or at the door starting at 10:00. A Meet-the-Artist Luncheon will follow the performance. RSVP's can also be made on the same page. 


Ann Arbor City Club
1830 Washtenaw Avenue
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104


APRIL 22, 2018 at 6:00 PM
JESSIE & FRIENDS

Formosa Quartet joins pianist Jessie Chang for a program of works by Turina and Zarebski. They will also perform Tchaikovsky's String Quartet in D Major.

Cuyamaca College
San Diego, CA


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APRIL 23-28, 2018
CAMPANILE MUSIC FESTIVAL

San Diego State University welcomes visiting artists Formosa Quartet for a one-week residency. The quartet will interact directly with SDSU's music students offering open rehearsals, masterclasses, chamber music reading sessions and seminars.

 

Open Rehearsal
Mon., April 23, 1:00pm, Room 208

Violin Masterclass with Jasmine Lin
Mon., April 23, 4:00pm, Room 114

Violin Masterclass with Wayne Lee
Tues., April 24, 4:00pm, Room 208

Performance with the SDSU Chamber Orchestra
Tues., April 24, 7:00pm, Smith Recital Hall

Viola Masterclass with Che-Yen Chen
Wed., April 25, 12:00pm, Rm 218

Mendelssohn Octet with the Hausmann Quartet
Wed., April 25, 2:00pm, Room 114

Open Rehearsal
Thurs., April 26, 1:00pm, Room 208

Chamber music masterclass with Formosa Quartet
Fri., April 27, 12:00pm, Smith Recital Hall

Final Performance
Fri., April 27, 7:30pm, Scripps Cottage

SDSU String Academy Outreach
Sat., April 28, 10:ooam

 

Further info about concert dates and programs can be found HERE.

San Diego, CA
SDSU School of Music and Dance
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA, 92182
United States


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MAY 4, 2018 at 7:30 PM
SHADES OF SUMMER II

V. Ewald Brass Quintet No. 3 in D-flat Major, Op. 7
R. Gliere Duos for Violin and Cello, Op. 39
A. Arensky Trio No. 1, Op. 32

Natalie Zhu, piano
Jasmine Lin, violin
Deborah Pae, cello
URI Faculty Brass Quintet

URI Fine Arts Center Concert Hall at 105 Upper College Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI.

Admission is free for URI students, and those ages 18 and under. Regular tickets are $30, and will shortly be available for sale through their website. Tickets will be sold in the URI Fine Arts Center Concert Hall lobby, starting at one hour before the concert.

 


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MAY 18, 2018 at 12:00 PM
TRI-INSTITUTIONAL NOON SERIES AT
ROCKEFELLER UNIVERSITY

Formosa Quartet and Peter Wiley, cellist of the Guarneri Quartet and Beaux-Arts Trio, come together for a performance of one of Schubert's masterpieces.

Gershwin Lullaby
Schubert String Quintet in C Major, D. 956.

Caspary Auditorium
The Rockefeller University
1230 York Avenue
New York, NY, 10065


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MAY 30, 2018 at 7:00 PM
TRIO MODETRE —
TARISIO AUCTION HOUSE

Join pianist Misha Namirovsky, violinist Tessa Lark, and cellist Deborah Pae for a special concert sponsored by the Tarisio Trust. They will play trios from Brahms and Frank Bridge from their upcoming debut album Tribute to Frank Bridge:Masterpieces Among Peers.

Tarisio
244 W 54th St #11
New York, NY 10019


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JUNE 1-3, 2018
TRIO MODETRE RECORDS DEBUT ALBUM — TRIBUTE TO FRANK BRIDGE: MASTERPIECES AMONG PEERS

Winners of the 2016 Tarisio Trust's Young Artist Grant, Trio Modetre records their highly anticipated debut recording Tribute to Frank Bridge: Masterpieces Among Peers with TYXart Label. This recording will celebrate the 75th anniversary of Bridge’s death and breathes life back into his overlooked but striking second piano trio. 

Oberlin, OH


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JUNE 9, 2018 at 8:00 PM
LYON & HEALY CHICAGO

Join harpists Emmanuel Ceysson, Lavinia Meijer, Brandee Younger and the Formosa Quartet for an exciting program by André Caplet, Philip Glass, Gian Carlo Menotti, and Claude Debussy! This concert is sponsored by the Lyon & Healy's Summer Series.

Lyon & Healy
168 North Ogden Ave
Chicago IL, 60607


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JUNE 17 - JULY 1, 2018
NYO CANADA

The Formosa Quartet returns for its 5th season at NYO Canada as Faculty Chamber Ensemble-in-Residence training and working closely with Canada's best young classical musicians. For more information, please click here.

Waterloo, ON


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JUNE 26, 2018 at 8:00 PM
MAUREEN FORRESTER HALL

Formosa Quartet and cellist David Hetherington come together for a performance of one of Schubert's masterpieces.

Schubert Quartettsatz in C minor, D 703
Schubert String Quintet in C Major, D. 956

Maureen Forrester Hall
Wilfred Laurier University
75 University Ave W
Waterloo, ON N2L 3C5, Canada


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JUNE 27, 2018 at 8:00 PM
MAUREEN FORRESTER HALL

After an exciting collaboration last summer, the Formosa Quartet and violinist Cho-Liang join forces again and with the Gryphon Piano Trio for a special concert at NYO Canada!

Maureen Forrester Hall
Wilfred Laurier University
75 University Ave W
Waterloo, ON N2L 3C5, Canada


JULY 5, 2018 at 8:00 PM
KOREAN CULTURAL CENTER, BRUSSELS

Formosa Quartet is thrilled to give their debut performance in Belgium at the Korean Cultural Center of Brussels

Schubert: Quartettsatz in C minor D703
Schubert: String Quintet in C major
   Richard Lester, cello

Korean Cultural Center
Rue de la Régence 4
1000 Bruxelles
Belgium


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JULY 8, 2018 at 11:30 AM
WIGMORE HALL

The Formosa Quartet, winners of the First Prize and Amadeus Prize of the London International String Quartet Competition, perform on the Sunday Morning Coffee Concert series at Wigmore Hall with one of Britain's most outstanding cellists!

Schubert: Quartettsatz in C minor D703
Schubert: String Quintet in C major
   Richard Lester, cello

Wigmore Hall
36 Wigmore St
Marylebone, London
W1U 2BP, UK

 


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JULY 30 - AUGUST 5, 2018
PIEDMONT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL

August 1, 2018 — The Poetry of Music
August 3, 2018 — The Written Word
August 5, 2018 — Prayers and Celebrations
 

Piedmont Center for the Arts
801 Magnolia Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94611


AUGUST 9-26, 2018
FORMOSA CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL & TOUR

The Formosa Quartet returns to the campus of National Dong Hwa University in Hualien, Taiwan for the sixth edition of the Formosa Chamber Music Festival. FCMF 2018 will include 2 weeks of teaching, chamber music coaching, and performing.

FCMF 2018 Application Info will be available in January 2018.

 


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AUGUST 16, 23, and 24, 2018
FORMOSA CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL TOUR

Boccherini Cello Quintet in E major, Op. 11
Brahms Piano Quartet in G minor, Op. 25

Jasmine Lin & Wayne Lee, violins
Robert Meyer, viola
Deborah Pae, & Rupei Yeh, cellos
Helen Huang, piano

Aug 16 — Hualien Cultural Center
Aug 23 — Taipei Eslite Performance Hall
Aug 24 — Taipei Eslite Performance Hall


 


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AUGUST 31 - SEPTEMBER 2, 2018
KNEISEL HALL

Formosa Quartet returns to Kneisel Hall to close out their summer's post season concerts! More information about program will be announced shortly.

August 31 at 9:00 AM — Open Rehearsal
September 2 at 4:00 PM — Concert

137 Pleasant Street
Blue Hill, Maine


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SEPTEMBER 1, 2018 at 7:00 PM

The Formosa Quartet makes its concert debut in Castine! Program to be announced.

Unitarian Universalist Congregation Of Castine


 

SEE YOU IN 2018-2019!