National Taichung Theater

Sylvia CHANG X Chun-Chieh YEN Before the Sunrise

110 mins 
Date and Time
11/1 Fri 19:30, 11/2 Sat 14:30 
Ticket Price

110 minutes, including a 20-minute intermission.

Latecomers may not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance.

Suggested for ages 7+

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Everybody loves ghost stories. How do composers tell ghost stories through music, keep the listeners on their toes while impressing them at the same time?
Everybody likes romances, especially those twists and turns of subtle feelings. How do the bitter-sweet melodic tones convey these sentiments?  

Integrating recitation, live performance, acoustic with visual effects, the show not only presents magical and unforgettable classic music masterpiece, but also boasts variation of human voices and dazzling piano skills. Specially featuring Sylvia Chang and YEN Chun-chieh, and leveraging carefully-designed dynamic projections on stage, the concert is going to send chills down your spine and pull at your heart strings at the same time.


Mendelssohn / S. Rachmaninoff: Scherzo from A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit
Saint-Saëns: Danse macabre for piano
Liszt: Années de pèlerinage-Deuxième année: Italie, No. 4-6
Liszt: Lenore

Creative and Production Team

Sylvia CHANG, Narrator

Sylvia CHANG is a Taiwanese actress, playwright, and director. She is not only a multi-time winner but also received the most nominations of the Golden Horse Awards of Taiwan and Hong Kong Film Awards. Sylvia was also the Chair of Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival Executive Committee in 2014. Love Education, a film directed by and starring herself, marks the pinnacle of her career lasting over 40 years. The film was nominated Best Director, Best Leading Actress, and Best Original Screenplay of the 54th Golden Horse Awards, and selected as the closing film of Busan International Film Festival in 2017.


YEN Chun-chieh, Piano

Since winning 3rd prize of the 3rd International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians at age 13, YEN Chun-chieh has become an active pianist both at home and abroad. He has concertized in Europe, Asia, and America as a solo pianist. Currently teaching at National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU), YEN launched the 1st Music Fest Perugia in Taipei NTNU in 2017 and organized the International Taipei Maestro Piano Festival in 2018 & 2019. YEN is an avid promoter of music and arts in Taiwan.

Script Adaptor / CHIAO Yuan-pu
Visual Design / CHEN Yan-ren
Stage Design / CHEN Hui
Lighting Design / TENG Cheng-wei
Production / Maestro Art Taiwan


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