2018-2019

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OCTOBER 11, 2018 at 7:30 PM
EMPAC 10TH ANNIVERSARY
CELEBRATION

Offering a selection of pieces tailored to the architectural ambiance of each venue, Formosa Quartet travels with its EMPAC audience through concert hall, studio, theater, and back to concert hall — on an exploration of physical placement, acoustics, perspective, and ways in which art and space define each other.

Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, NY, 12181U.S.A. (map)


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OCTOBER 14-21, 2018
FORMOSA QUARTET TOURS GERMANY

The Formosa Quartet makes their debut in Germany this October 2018 in Munich, Nuremberg, Bremen, and Berlin!

See individual concert events below.

 


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SEPTEMBER 14, 2018 at 7:00 PM
GASTEIG MÜNCHEN, BLACK BOX

Formosa's debut German tour kicks off at the culturally buzzing Gasteig München Black Box with the Quartet's signature "From Hungary to Taiwan" program. For tickets, please click HERE.

Wei-Chieh Lin: Fünf taiwanische Volkslieder
Béla Bartók: Streichquartett Nr. 4 C-Dur Sz 91
Shih-Hui Chen: Heimkehrende Seelen
Dana Wilson: Suite Ungarischer Volkslieder

Gasteig München
5 Rosenheimer Straße
München, BY, 81667 Germany (map)


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OCTOBER 19, 2018 at 7:30 PM
MEISTERSINGERHALLE NÜRNBERG

Formosa's Germany tour continues in the Meistersingerhalle Nürnberg, a venue that boasts an exciting intersection of space, style, imagination, and optics.  For tickets, please click HERE.

Wei-Chieh Lin: Fünf taiwanische Volkslieder
Béla Bartók: Streichquartett Nr. 4 C-Dur Sz 91
Lei Liang: Nachhall von Liedern
Dana Wilson: Suite Ungarischer Volkslieder

Meistersingerhalle Nürnberg
21 Münchener Straße
Nürnberg, BY, 90478Germany (map)


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OCTOBER 20, 2018 at 7:30 PM
DIE GLOCKE BREMEN

Formosa's third performance in Germany excitedly takes place at the Kleiner Saal at Die Glocke Bremen. For tickets, please click HERE.

Wei-Chieh Lin: Fünf taiwanische Volkslieder
Béla Bartók: Streichquartett Nr. 4 C-Dur Sz 91
Shih-Hui Chen: Heimkehrende Seelen
Dana Wilson: Suite Ungarischer Volkslieder

Die Glocke Bremen
4 Domsheide
Bremen, HB, 28195Germany (map)

 


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OCTOBER 21, 2018 at 8:00 PM
PHILHARMONIE BERLIN, KAMMERMUSIKSAAL

Angular tritones and rhythms of Hungarian and Taiwanese folk music may well blend with the uniquely angular, tent-like contours of the Philharmonie Berlin Kammermusiksaal on this culminating concert of Formosa Quartet's German tour. For tickets, please click HERE.

Wei-Chieh Lin: Fünf taiwanische Volkslieder
Béla Bartók: Streichquartett Nr. 4 C-Dur Sz 91
Lei Liang: Nachhall von Liedern
Dana Wilson: Suite Ungarischer Volkslieder

Philharmonie Berlin, Kammermusiksaa
l1 Herbert-von-Karajan-StraßeBerlin,
Berlin, 10785Germany (map)

 


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NOVEMBER 14, 2018 at 3:30 PM
BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY

Formosa Quartet gives a special chamber music masterclass at Bowling Green State University as part of their mini-residency this November. Join us as we work with these talented young artists on the chamber music masterworks!

Bryan Recital Hall
College of Musical Arts
Bowling Green State University

 


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NOVEMBER 14, 2018 at 8:00 PM
BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY

Formosa Quartet and pianist Solungga Liu join forces to celebrate and perform works by César Franck in Bryan Recital Hall at Bowling Green State University. The program will include his organ transcription Prelude, Fugue and Variation, his famous Prelude, Chorale and Fugue, followed by his monumental Piano Quintet. 

Bryan Recital Hall
College of Musical Arts
Bowling Green State University


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NOVEMBER 16, 2018 at 7:30 PM
EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

After an overwhelming response to their residency at Eastern Michigan University's School of Music & Dance, the Formosa Quartet will return to Michigan for a performance at EMU's beautiful venue, the Honors College, with guest violist Yitzhak Schotten.

Program includes:

Tchaikovsky Quartet No. 1 in D major
Wei-Chieh Lin Pasibutbut
Dvorak String Quintet in E♭ major, Op. 97

Admission is free to the general public

The Honors College
Eastern Michigan University (map)


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NOVEMBER 18 at 3:00 PM
TOLEDO MUSEUM OF ART

 

Formosa Quartet makes their debut at the Toledo Museum of Art's Great Gallery Series with pianist Solungga Liu.

Program includes:

Tchaikovsky Quartet No. 1 in D Major
Wei-Chieh Lin Pasibutbut
Schnittke Piano Quintet

Toledo Museum of Art
Toledo, OH
 

 


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DECEMBER 22, 2018 at 5:00 PM
 

Trio Modêtre comes to Washington D.C. to perform works by Beethoven, Shostakovich, and Brahms!

More info about location will be announced shortly.

 


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JANUARY 12, 2019 at 7:30 PM
FOUR SEASONS ARTS

The Formosa Quartet makes their debut at the Four Seasons Arts in Oakland, California!

Tchaikovsky Quartet No. 1 in D major
Wei-Chieh Lin Pasibutbut
Shostakovich Quartet No. 3

Regents Theatre
Holy Names University (map)


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FEBRUARY 4, 2019 at 7:30 PM
OXFORD OF EMORY UNIVERSITY

Join the Formosa Quartet on the first of three concerts in Georgia. Program to be announced shortly!

William Hall
Oxford College of Emory University (map)


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FEBRUARY 5, 2019 at 7:30 PM
ST. SIMONS ISLAND CONCERT ASSOCIATION

The Formosa Quartet makes its debut at the St. Simons Island Concert Association! Program to be announced soon.

For ticket information, click here.

205 Kings Way
Saint Simons Island
GA 31522 (map)

 


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FEBRUARY 6, 2019 at 7:30 PM
GEORGIA SOUTHWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY

Join the Formosa Quartet for their final performance at Georgia Southwestern State University's Jackson Hall! Program coming soon.

800 Georgia Southwestern State University Drive
Americus, GA 31709 (map)


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MARCH 6, 2019 at 7:30 PM
VANCOUVER, CANADA

Private Concert


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MARCH 8, 2019 at 8:00 PM
CHAN CENTRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

The Formosa Quartet returns to Vancouver to perform at the Chan Centre for Performing Arts with guest harpist, Vivian Chen. Program will be announced shortly.

6265 Crescent Rd
Vancouver, BC
V6T 1Z1 Canada

 


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MARCH 10, 2019 at 4:00 PM
GUALALA ARTS CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES

Formosa Quartet travels to beautiful Gualala, California to perform at the Gualala Arts Center. Program will be announced shortly.

Gualala Arts Center
46501 Old State Hwy
Gualala, CA 95445

 


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MARCH 29, 2019 at 8:00 PM
WALTER READE THEATER

Trio Modêtre performs at the Walter Reade Theater in New York City under the auspices of the Si-Yo Music Society Foundation. Program will be announced shortly!

Walter Reade Theater
165 W 65th St
New York, NY 10023

 


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MARCH 30, 2019 at 7:00 PM
CLASSICALLY LEONIA CONCERT SERIES

Trio Modêtre performs at the United Methodist Church in Leonia, New Jersey under the auspices of the Si-Yo Music Society Foundation. Program will be announced shortly!


United Methodist Church
396 Broad Avenue
Leonia, New Jersey, 07605


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MARCH 31, 2019 at 8:00 PM
MARLBORO COLLEGE

After many summers attending the Marlboro Music Festival,Trio Modêtre returns to Vermont to perform at Marlboro College. Program to be announced shortly!

2582 South Road
Marlboro, VT 05344


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MAY 4, 2019 at 7:30 PM
BOSTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Deborah Pae, conductor Matthew Szymanski, and Boston-based orchestra, Phoenix, give the much anticipated World Premiere of 'of radiances blossoming in expanding air' by composer Jeffrey Mumford. The program will be paired with Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony, No. 6.

Ticket info will be posted soon.

 


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MAY 6-17, 2019
MAUI CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL

The Formosa Quartet returns to the Maui Chamber Music Festival for a week of fantastic music making with violist Yitzhak Schotten and pianist Katherine Collier. Concerts will take place on May 10, 13, 15, and 17.

Please see specific concerts below for more information!


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MAY 10, 2019 at 7:00 PM
MAKAWAO UNION CHURCH

The Formosa Quartet begins their musical residency at the Maui Chamber Music Festival with a performance at the Makawao Union Church.

For more information, click here.

1445 Baldwin Ave
Makawao, HI 96768


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MAY 13, 2019 at 7:00 PM
KEAWALA'I CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

The Formosa Quartet joins pianist Katherine Collins and violist Yitzhak Schotten for their second performance at the Maui Chamber Music Festival. Program will be announced shortly!

For more information, click here.

5300 Makena Road
Kihei, HI 96753

 


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MAY 15, 2019 at 6:00 PM
WANANALUA CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH — HANA

The Formosa Quartet presents their third concert at the Maui Chamber Music Festival at the Wananalua Congregational Church in Hana. Program will be announced shortly!

For more information, click here.

10 Hauoli Rd
Hana, HI 96713


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MAY 17, 2019 at 7:00 PM
KEAWALA'I CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

The Formosa Quartet culminates their musical visit at the Maui Chamber Music Festival with a final performance at the Keawala'i Congregational Church. Program will be announced shortly!

For more information, click here.

5300 Makena Road
Kihei, HI 96753


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MAY 23 - JUNE 2, 2019
FORMOSA QUARTET ASIA TOUR

Formosa Quartet tours Asia with their exciting program, "Certain Rhythms", offering a blend of unique sounds, fun diversions, and popular standards to audiences, fans, and friends in Taiwan and China. Details coming soon!


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JUNE 17 - JULY 1, 2019
NATIONAL YOUTH ORCHESTRA OF CANADA

Formosa Quartet spends a much anticipated two weeks with the delightful students, faculty, administration, and staff of NYO Canada. For more information about the festival and how to apply, please click here.

Wilfred Laurier University
75 University Avenue West
Waterloo, ON, N2L 3C5Canada


SEE YOU IN 2019-2020!