Themed by “hope, sunrise and sunshine” this year, the Alishan Sunrise Impressions Music Concert will take place again on January 1 in celebration of year 2015.
This multicultural mountain performance will be dedicated by outstanding local and international music groups and individual artists, such as Hwa-Kang Symphony Orchestra, singer Christine Hsu, and performers Casper Tsai and Eric Chang from Taiwan, as well as an Indian music band from America.
The high-quality concert aims to present nature and music in harmony. In its 13th year, the Alishan Sunrise Impressions has become the most popular New Year event in Taiwan. The first concert took place at the Zhushan Sunrise Platform in the Alishan Forest Recreation Area, which is 2,500 meters above the sea level. Embracing the first ray of sunshine of a year while listening to melodious live music, some guests noted that they could feel peace of mind and were ready to start a new year.
Other than offering good music to general visitors, the organizers have hoped to further music education through this event, to strengthen the foundation of Alishan’s music and promote it through creative marketing strategies, so that such music can be known by more.
There will be a live broadcast of the concert on major TV channels, just like that of the Vienna New Year’s Concert. The “Shanmei Elementary School Choir,” organized by Casper Tsai who is also the concert director, will be recording a formal theme song album with renowned orchestras and musicians, rather than just a simple MIDI file. The end result will be sent to the Golden Melody Awards in Taiwan for competition.
The concert is jointly held by the Alishan National Scenic Area Administration, the Chiayi Forest District Office, and the Chiayi County Government.
19:30-21:00, December 31, 2014 (Wed.): Year-end Party at the Alishan Train Station Square near the Alishan Forest Recreation Area.
05:00-07:30, January 1, 2014 (Thur.): Alishan Sunrise Impressions Music Concert at the Duigaoyue Square.