Acer co-founder brings Taiwanese folk, classical, pop, and opera, to global music enthusiasts, as part of his personal social responsibilities, and as an avid promoter of arts and culture
The 2019 Formosa New Year Concert, produced together by Stan Shih, Acer Co-founder, and the One Song Orchestra of Taiwan, will be live streamed globally on January 1, 2019.
The theme of the 2019 Formosa New Year Concert is “three generations of shared memories.” The program features music from Taiwan that represent the three generations of elder, middle-aged and young people.
Shih has joined the One Song Orchestra to promote hometown music around the world with this New Year concert. After retiring from operations in the IT industry, Shih has devoted his time to giving back to society, including promoting art and cultural activities.
As convener of Taiwan’s Cultural Tech Alliance, chairman of Cloud Gate Culture and Arts Foundation, and former chairman of the National Culture and Arts Foundation in Taiwan, Shih has encouraged businesses to support the arts and culture. He believes that by enhancing the public’s understanding and appreciation of art, it can create positive values for society by enriching minds and contributing to people’s wellness.
The One Song Orchestra debuted in 2017 and is directed by award-winning composer, Che-Yi Lee. The orchestra is known for music written by Taiwanese artists or influenced by elements of Taiwanese culture. The orchestra is composed of young artists with solid classical training. For more information about the New Year concert, please visit One Song Orchestra’s website and here for the livestream.
The 2019 Formosa New Year Concert begins at:
Taipei, Taiwan Tue, 1 Jan 2019 at 16:30 CST
Pacific Time Tue, 1 Jan 2019 at 00:30 PST
Eastern Time Tue, 1 Jan 2019 at 03:30 EST
Central European Time Tue, 1 Jan 2019 at 09:30 CET
1. Overture of New Year’s Symphonic “Taiwan Overfly”
2. Suite of Hakka Symphony
3. Suite of Aboriginal Songs
4. Lukang Image Symphonic Poetry
5. Raining in April Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra
6. Suite of Old Songs
7. Suite of Taiwanese Campus Folk Songs
8. Suite of Pop Music
9. Select Pieces of Taiwanese Opera
10. Symphonic Poetry of Taiwan Music Collection
SOURCE StanShih Foundation