FAQ about Taipei Symphony Orchestra
What are the School Concert series(“育藝深遠”音樂會)hosted by the Taipei Symphony Orchestra (TSO)?Combining education with culture, the "School Concert" series has been warmly received by student and parents.Under the "School Concert" series, every fifth grade elementary school students in Taipei city can watch live symphony orchestra performances. A total of 361,137 students went to concert halls to listen to live classical music at 300 concerts performed between September 2005 and June 2015. The project integrating art and education has been popular since its debut with frequent positive feedback after each concert. Teachers generally acknowledged the program for the current academic year, saying it helped students learn more about each musical instrument in a symphony orchestra. Meanwhile, students wrote down their impressions and thoughts on the concerts in their reports. Some drew the instruments that left the deepest impression on them while others left messages on TSO's on-line bulletin board to express their support and gratitude for the activities. A number of schools and parents from other cities and counties learned about the program from media reports and asked TSO by telephone if their children could attend these marvelous musical events.
How to purchase CDs released by TSO?TSO aims to promote music education, boost the circulation of music CDs and encourage public appreciation of art through producing CDs to serve fans of classical music. TSO has released seven albums so far, including Dominick Argento: Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra, Franz Liszt: Six Hungarian Rhapsodies, Mozart/Weber/Strauss: Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra, Cello Classics New & Old, Festival Overture, Wind Music Around the World, and Youth Concert. How to make a purchase? :
(1) CDs are available for purchase at the Information Desk when a concert is performed at Zhongshan Hall.
(2) Contact the sales counters of government publications at 50 retail stores of Wunan Books across Taiwan. TEL: (04)2226-0330
(3) CDs are also available at the Publications & Souvenirs Exhibition Center, on the 1st Floor of Taipei City Hall.
(4)Visit our Research & Promotion Section at 7F, No. 25, Bade Road, Sec. 3, Taipei, or contact Miss Chang at (02)2578-6731 ext. 724.
How to join the TSO Chorus and Wind Ensemble?There are no fixed dates for holding auditions for the chorus and wind ensemble. Auditions are organized depending on the needs of the members and for the performances. Please pay close attention to the “Latest News” on the TSO homepage for audition announcements.
How to attend TSO Youth Music Camp(青少年音樂營)?The much acclaimed TSO Youth Music Camp was inaugurated in 2007. Applicants must be students (including seniors) from public and private junior and senior high schools with experiences playing string instruments, while brass players are open to university students (including seniors). All applicants should enclose photocopies of their student IDs when applying for the auditions. Those who pass the auditions can attend summer intensive training programs and take part in the performances. Many talented young people from local and abroad sign up for the camp each year. Please pay close attention to the “Latest News” on the TSO homepage for audition announcements.