2017-2018

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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. More information coming soon.

Formosa Quartet

Jakarta, Indonesia


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

2:30 PM — Masterclass

8:00 PM — Recital

Program TBA

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


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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.

Program TBA

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

Private Concert

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


Program TBA

Tickets can be purchased in advance here, or at the door starting at 10:00.


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


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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 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


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

Formosa Quartet is thrilled to perform at the Korean Cultural Center of Brussels presented in collaboration with Brussels-based concert series, MGConcerts.

Program TBA

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

Dates & Programs TBA

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 Winter 2017.

Concert Tour Dates will be announced in early 2018.

 


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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.

137 Pleasant Street
Blue Hill, Maine


 

SEE YOU IN 2018-2019!