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Silk Road Bimonthly

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Silk Road Bimonthly 039

     In 2015, the New Silk Road magazine has officially launched it’s

electronic, Internet-based version to meet with readers different from

those who frequent the paper. The electronic New Silk Road  has a

comprehensive adjustment in the content, and will be emphasizing

on Chinese music related topics and in-depth discussion on an

international scale; and will be also serving as an important tool in

marketing the Taipei Chinese Orchestra worldwide.

     Taipei Chinese Orchestra had quite a fruitful previous year, yielding

 more than ten million NT at the box office, and meeting the set target. In

addition, the Chinese instrument reform plans also got favorable results.

Both huqin and stringed plucked instruments of reform received raved

reviews from their performances. This project will continue this year

with plans to expand the scope of reform into tube instruments and

artificial snakeskin.

     In addition, this year we have two new plans, one for the "Web

Concert";  the other one is "Dr. TCO (Chinese Music examination room)."

 "Web Concert" will create a new platform for Taipei Chinese Orchestra,

 letting listeners from all over the world enjoying its performances. This

surpasses how the concerts were done traditionally, by operating under

the limits of an auditorium, and will be widely accessible by anyone

around the world, beyond the geographic limitations of Taipei. This

concept will merge with the new electronic New Silk Road platform, so

 that while the users are enjoying the internet concerts, they can also

read  up on repertoire and character information. For our other so called

"Dr. TCO (Chinese Music examination room)," our musicians will be

using their down time to sit-in in a clinic setting to address any inquiries

 that our audiences or Chinese music students might have. Dr. TCO will

also host radio call-ins, allowing the Chinese music to reach beyond the

concert halls and rehearsal rooms and get closer to the public. It’s the big

 step towards teaching and sharing the knowledge and heritage of Chinese

music.