Concert by the Ju Tzong-Ching Percussion Group from Taiwan
Friday, October 19, 2001, 8:00 PM
at Long School of Music, Cambridge, MA 02138
Ticket Price:  $20/$25 for general admission, $
18/$23 for Senior and Students, Group Discount: 10% for minimum 20 tickets

The Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts will present Ju Tzong-Ching Percussion Group from Taiwan in a concert on Friday evening, October 19, 2001 at 8 PM. The performance will be held at the Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall, Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts.  Tickets are on sale now and it can be ordered online at:

The Ju Tzong-Ching Percussion Group, founded by Mr. Ju Tzong-Ching in 1986, is the first percussion ensemble established in Taiwan.  It consists of 11 percussionists, one composer in residence and 14 interns. The Group combines a true interpretation of traditional and modern percussive music with grassroots awareness.  Since its inception, the Group has enjoyed overwhelming popularity. Conducting more than one hundred performances every year, they have visited numerous municipalities leaving a lasting impression of the glory of Taiwan's cultural heritage through its recitals in locations ranging from splendid concert halls to grassroots venues.

Imbued with passion and a strong sense of reaching out through international performances, and with a masterful blend of traditional and innovative techniques, the percussion group has brought its distinctive sound to many renowned cities in Asia, Europe, and the United States, earning fine credits. In 1993, 1996 and 1999, they organized three successive Taipei International Percussion Conventions, bringing together remarkable international musicians from the United States, Japan, Korea, France, Sweden, Hungary, Germany, Canada, Australia and the Netherlands to perform for Taiwan audiences. They were also invited to perform at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention 2000 in Dallas, Texas.

Aside from being featured in regular percussion concerts, the Group has also collaborated with Taiwan’s Cloud Gate Dance Theater and the Lanling Theater Workshop. In 1992, the Group undertook a series of experimentation in music theater, which resulted in two major multi-media productions: “Fantasia” in 1993 and “Dream of Chimes” in 1994.  These presentations incorporated various performing arts and created a new audio and visual ambiance for percussion.

The Ju Tzong-Ching Percussion Group has released 14 highly acclaimed recordings.  Two of them were honored with the Golden Tripod Award.  “Keep the Fire Burning” received recognition for the best performance in 1988 and “Mountain's Beat” was awarded Taiwan’s best musical publication in 1990. Their 10th anniversary live recording received the Golden Melody Award, the equivalent of the Grammy in Taiwan.

The Group is also highly regarded as a vital contributor to the creation of some seventy compositions commissioned by various private and state endowment programs. This has greatly helped raise the standards of musical composition in Taiwan and has furthered the cause of international cultural exchange.

Drumming No.5 for Six Percussionists             Yiu-kwong Chung
The Romping Golden Pheasants                       Arr. by Tian Longxin / Li Zhenqui
(Gong-Drum Music from Tu Jia Tribe)

Concerto for Marimba                                          Chien-hui Hung
                                                                                Marimba Solo: Kuen-yean Hwang

Visional Train                                                        Kazuhiro Mamada
Head Talk                                                              Mark Ford
Taiwanese Favorites Medley                               Arr. by Kuen-yean Hwang
Laughing Buddha Plays with Lions                      Chien-hui Hung

Ticket Information:
Tickets are $25 Orchestra (downstairs) and $20 Balcony (upstairs).  General admissions, children under 6 are not admitted. Senior and students receive $2 discount.  Group discount (20+) is 10%.  Tickets can be obtained at the following locations:

World Journal Book Store             617-556-8204        
Central China Book Co.                 617-426-0888        
Winnie Ip Piano School                  617-542-9129        
Tokyo Restaurant                            617-876-6600         
Yangtze River Restaurant               781-861-6030

To order by mail: Send a stamped, self-addressed envelope with money order or check payable to: Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts, 3 Partridge Lane, Lincoln, MA 01773.

Tickets can also be ordered from our website at:
For Information: Contact Dr. Catherine Tan Chan, Executive Director, Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts, 3 Partridge Lane, Lincoln, MA 01773.
Tel: 781-259-8195, Fax: 781-259-9147.


Concert by the Ju Tzong-Ching Percussion Group from Taiwan , Friday, October 19, 2001, 8:00 PM.
Long School of Music, Cambridge, MA 02138

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