Since 1999, when President Clinton declared May as Taiwanese American Heritage month, TAA-STL (Taiwanese Association of America-St. Louis Chapter) has celebrated every year. In 2014, we will present a free concert on Sunday, June 1st at 2pm at the Sheldon Concert Hall in St. Louis.
The theme of this concert will be the connection between western and eastern folk music, as well as the evolving music styles over the last two centuries. We are privileged to have the US based Carpe Diem String Quartet perform. The group is known for their innovative programming and electrifying performances. Originally from Taiwan, the cellist of the group, Carol Ou, is a professor at the New England conservatory of Music and has taught masterclasses on five continents. This concert will also feature another Taiwanese-American painter-composer, I-Uen Hwang, who will share her musical inspiration from the visual perspective of her two paintings. Another intriguing work, based on American fiddling music, will be by Korine Fujiwara.
Sponsored by TAA-STL and other partners, we welcome all to celebrate with us at this free concert.