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NTSO to hold fireworks & music concert by the lake


In celebration of Come!BikeDay in its 14th year, a fireworks and music concert was held at Shuishe Pier at 19:00 on October 30 (Saturday). Due to COVID-19, the scale of Come!BikeDay was much smaller this year. The concert was thus the only one held this year. NTSO Youth Symphony Orchestra, conducted by NTSO director Liu Hsuan-yung, presented a feast of Taiwanese and European music. The professor in the Department of Music, NKNU and renowned soprano, Huey-Ru Tang, dedicated three classic songs. This year, a 5-minute remarkable fireworks and drone show was held. 200 drones created such impressive fireworks at once, including graphics of the Come!BikeDay bicycle logo, Sun Moon Lake Nine Frogs, Sun Moon Lake Ropeway, Owl Legends, White Deer Legends, and the Sun Moon Lake logo, that one could not turn his/her eyes away.

Founded in December 2016, NTSO is composed of strictly selected young talents. The institute’s goal is to promote symphony orchestra and share the beauty of it with the people in Taiwan. This time, NTSO will present songs that could only be appreciated in music halls to the Sun Moon Lake.

Chien Ching-fa, director of the National Sun Moon Lake Scenic Area Administration, noted that in order to keep COVID-19 in control, the concert accepts only a limited number of attendants and reservation is required. In fact, all of the 400 seats were booked, soon after reservation became available 10 days ahead of the event. To enable more people to watch the performance, live streaming could be enjoyed at “sunmoonlaketw” on YouTube and Facebook. The lake district’s hotels and B&Bs were almost fully booked on October 30. On October 30 & 31 and November 13, at Xiangshan Visitor Center, the Sun Moon Lake Black Tea Festival and Come!BikeDay will be held. An exhibition on the Sun Moon Lake is available from now until December 29 at the center’s art gallery. All members of the public are cordially encouraged to explore the most colorful autumn on a mild autumn day - right at the Sun Moon Lake!

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