A memorial concert and exhibition dedicated to the memory of Tyzen Hsiao, a musician known as “Taiwan’s Rachmaninoff,” will be hosted by the Taiwan Academy in Los Angeles on Oct. 3.
Hsiao was a pianist and conductor, and he composed approximately 100 pieces, including symphonies and ensemble pieces. He is known for his fusing together Taiwanese and international music traditions, and many of his vocals are set to Taiwanese poems.
He is best known for his epic “1947 Overture,” composed in 1993. For his lifelong dedication to Taiwan’s music, he received the National Award for Arts and the National Cultural Award.
The program will open with a lecture by Dr. Milton Stern, a professor at the California State University in Los Angeles who once taught Hsiao in graduate school. Following the lecture, a Chinese-American female ensemble, Harmonium Trio, will perform a repertoire of Hsiao’s compositions.
Taiwan Academy in Los Angeles is located at 1137 Westwood Blvd.
The event is free to the general public, but seating is limited. To RSVP, email email@example.com.
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