Taiwan Philharmonic North America Tour – San Francisco

TAIWAN PHILHARMONIC SHAO-CHIA LÜ, conductor YU-CHIEN TSENG, violin GORDON CHIN: ‘Dancing Song’ from Three Aboriginal Songs for Orchestra SAMUEL BARBER: Violin Concerto, Op.14 JOHANNES BRAHMS: Symphony No.2, Op.73 The Taiwan Philharmonic visits San Francisco as part of their 2018 North American tour after a highly-acclaimed 2016 US debut. Music Director Shao-Chia Lü conducts. “From Formosa” refers to a historic republic on the island of Taiwan. This performance traces Taiwan’s…

An Interview with Juliana and Wayne, Co-directors of the Piedmont Chamber Music Festival

Pianist Juliana Han and violinist Wayne Lee are the husband and wife co-directors of the Piedmont Chamber Music Festival in the Bay Area, California. Our editorial director Anna Wu caught up with them to chat about the festival, the Formosa Quartet, and their journeys as musicians. * * * Anna Wu: Hi Juliana and Wayne! Thanks for joining us today. Could you guys tell us a little bit about the Piedmont Chamber Music Festival? What inspired you to start it? Wayne Lee: The Piedmont Chamber…

Ghost Town Banquet with TAP in Austin

Taiwanese American Professionals - Austin (TAP-ATX) is turning three! It's been a whirlwind three years full of new friends and amazing events, but we're just getting started. On September 2nd, 2017 from 7pm-10pm we will be hosting a celebratory banquet, Texas style. Get ready for an evening full of all your Texas favorites: BBQ, two-stepping lessons, and Texan music galore. And the best part? Our Ghost Town venue! So put on your dancing shoes (or boots) and get ready for a night to remember. We…

Watch Taiwanese Waves Perform in NYC

Come out to watch Taiwanese Waves perform at the SummerStage NYC! The bands that will perform are: 滅火器 Fire EX. The fantastically frenetic sound of Taiwan’s premier pop punk ambassadors instantly takes you on a joyous voyage into bilingual, cross-cultural fun. Assembled in Kaohsiung, Taiwan at the turn of the century, Fire Extinguisher (shortened to Fire Ex) is led by frontman Sam, with Orio on guitar, and JC on bass (all high school pals). In 2012 they added a drummer, Ti Wu, who…

Watch Taiwanese Bands Perform in San Francisco

Come out and watch Fire EX. Taiwan’s representative Punk Rock Band and Fake Your Own Death (FYOD) band perform in San Francisco! 滅火器  Fire EX. from Kaohsiung, Taiwan, was established in 2000. The band consists of lead vocalist Sam, guitarist Orio, bassist Jc, who were classmates in high school; drummer Ti Wu joined them in 2012, and completed the band. As of today, they have released four full albums and many singles; Fire EX. combines the base tones of punk rock with lyrics reflecting…

1st Annual Taiwanese American Film Festival in LA

ATTENTION ALL FILM LOVERS! The very 1st edition of the Taiwanese American Film Festival is finally here and will be held at the beautiful Downtown Independent in Downtown Los Angeles. Established by Taiwanese American Professionals of Los Angeles (TAP-LA) - This one-day festival will celebrate short films and media works by up and coming Taiwanese and Taiwanese American makers. Indulge in the Festival's highlights including -- an industry panel; an Awards Ceremony and a Closing Party. Along…

“Taste of Taiwan” Gala in Chicago

Get a "Taste of Taiwan" with Taiwanese Junior Chamber of Commerce Chicago (TJCCC)! Join us for a wonderful evening of fun, authentic Taiwanese dishes created by great Chicagoland restaurants , open bar, Taiwanese pop music, and raffle. Selected dishes included in this event: 肉羹湯 (Pork Thick Soup) by t.m. Basil 雞卷 (Chicken Rolls) by t.m. Basil 炒米粉 (Fried Rice noodles) by t.m. Basil 肉圓 (Ba Wan/Taiwanese Mega-Dumpling) by Chinese Café 南北和 豆花 (Tofu Pudding) by…

Attend the Performing Arts Festival with TAP in Chicago

Do you have an interest in the performing arts? A-Squared, a Chicago based Asian American theater company, is presenting the Asian American Performing Arts Festival from Thursday, 10/20 to Sunday, 10/23. The festival includes nightly performances ranging from spoken word and plays, to music and dance. Please see the link for event details: http://www.a-stw.org/ You can purchase tickets at the above link. The rate is $20 for individual nights or $40 for a festival pass for the whole weekend plus…

The Slants go to Taiwan for new music video!

The Slants—the world's first and only all Asian American dance rock band—filmed their new music video "Heartbeat is Heaven" during a long-awaited tour to Taiwan, where they also performed at Taiwan's legendary outdoor music festival Spring Scream! The Slants have been featured on Conan O'Brien, NPR, BBC, CBS, TIME, and 1500+ radio stations, tv shows, magazines and websites in over 80+ countries. Check out thoughts on their Taiwan adventures below! How did everyone get involved with The…

Fall Soiree with TAP in Chicago

Join Taiwanese American Professionals - Chicago (TAP-Chicago) as we support Project:VISION's 9th Annual Fall Soiree & Silent Auction. The event features an evening of food, open bar, music, and an exciting silent auction as we celebrate PV's recent successes and look forward to another year of progress and new opportunities! All proceeds will support Project:VISION's after school programs including homework tutoring, college and career readiness, and service and leadership activities, benefiting…