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  1. 1. Tainan Foreigner Assistance Center 124 2014 Tainan Meiling firefly season starts on May 26 Traditional Outdoor Theater The King's Singers Concert 2014 Tainan Arts Festival: Joe Hisaishi Special Concert with Vienna State Opera Chorus
  2. 2. 2014 Tainan Meiling firefly season starts on May 26 Translated by Ching Chun Lin Tainan Mayor Lai Ching-te today announced that 2014 Tainan Meiling firefly season is on the 26th for a period of 16 days. Lai Ching-te said, ‘Tainan Meiling fireflies gather at night on the mountain top resembling the mountain being lighted up with many glittering diamonds. Meiling is not only famous for its beautiful scenery, but also its local cuisine and agricultural products such as plum chicken dishes. Meilin is all in all a great place to pay a visit. Tainan City government says 2014 Tainan Meiling firefly season will debut on April 26 and close on May 1, a total of 16 days. The opening day will have limited free tasting of plum ice cream, hiking, mountaineering, firefly stargazing, plum making and other activities. Tainan government stated that firefly is an irreplaceable natural resource of Meiling and firefly watching tourist should abide the three rules when visiting Meiling. The three No’s are capturing fireflies, flashing the bugs with strong light and causing a racket. The government discourages any visitors travelling into the mountain after 19:30 during the event and vehicles are strictly prohibited to drive or ride up the mountain for the protection and preservation of the firefly ecology.
  3. 3. Traditional Outdoor Theater Translated by Jeffery Location: Xinying Culture Center Time: May 9th , 2014 15:30 Introduction: “Qixiong Puppet Show” Zhu Qidao and his brother follow their father Zhu Zhenyuan, the leader of “Zhenhuaguang Puppet Show”, to perform puppet show everywhere. Since he is interested in it, his father teaches him so that he becomes the number two and the narrator of Zhenhuaguang. Their father started assigning tasks to both of them to continue the tradition by memorizing the lesson from their father and insisting on live narrator to show the audience the true face of the show. Committed to new thinking into performance art, to create a new style of contemporary puppetry, shaping the presentation of the new generation of fresh and lively performances by design, so that the value of traditional puppetry is seen again, to inheritance and to create and develop the essence of the traditional art of puppetry in Taiwan.
  4. 4. The King's Singers Concert Translated by Chen-yu She As the pre-eminent representative of great British A Cappella male vocal ensembles, the King’s Singers have been giving their astonishing performance with impeccable vocal blend, flawless articulation of the lyrics and incisive timing since the founded day 40 years ago. With the repertoire spans from medieval times to renaissance, romantic to contemporary, the King’s Singers never stop themselves from exploring their choral music in the musical world. 2014 The King’s Singers Concert will take place at Eternal Golden Castle, Tainan on 9 May. The concert featured the graceful and charming work of French romantic composer Saint-Saens, recomposed Chinese folksongs and the Golden era of the Beatles British Rock ‘n’ Roll. What: The King’s Singers Concert Where: Eternal Golden Castle, Tainan When: 9 May 2014
  5. 5. 2014 Tainan Arts Festival: Joe Hisaishi Special Concert with Vienna State Opera Chorus Translated by Polin Kuo Joe Hisaishi is an internationally renowned composer and musical director who transformed the life into the music; Vienna State Opera Chorus as a world famous chorus, on the other side, features the times of baroque, classical, romantic and modern. During 2014 Tainan Festival, the "Joe Hisaishi with Vienna State Opera Chorus", as a world scale musical combination will sit the stage of Tainan next month. This musical performance will be ranked among the finest choral ensembles between Europe and Asia, including Vienna State Opera Chorus, Taiwan National Choir and Evergreen Symphony Orchestra. Date/Venue 2014/5/3 7:30pm, Tainan Municipal Cultural Center Conductor: Joe Hisaishi Tenor: Daniel Lökös/ Bariton: Konrad Huber / Soprano: Yuh-Chyi Jou / Alto: Yu-Sin Wang Choir: Vienna State Opera Chorus, Taiwan National Choir Orchestra: Evergreen Symphony Orchestra Organ: Ryuta Suzuki Progoamme: Joe Hisaishi: "Orbis" for Mixed Choir, Pipe Organ and Orchestra Joe Hisaishi: "The Wind Rises" Suite No.2 for Balalaika, Bayan, Guitar and Small Orchestra Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "the Choral" The organizer reserves the right to change the program details.
  6. 6. Tainan Foreigner Assistance Centre 2F, 6, Sec. 2, Yonghua Rd., Anping Dist, Tainan City http://foreigner.tainan.gov.tw/en 06-299-1111 #8244 or 0800-024-111