Hailed as “one of Asia’s best” by The Los Angeles Times, the Taiwan Philharmonic is an affiliate of Taiwan’s leading center for the performing arts. Led by Shao-Chia Lü, the orchestra has increased the country’s cultural stature at home and on the international stage. For its Seattle debut, the orchestra performs Brahm’s pastoral Symphony No. 2 and “Dancing Song” by Gordon Chin, one of Taiwan’s most prolific and sought-after composers. The orchestra is joined by acclaimed pianist Stephen Hough for Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1. The principal members of the orchestra will perform on instruments from the Chi Mei Cultural Foundation of Taiwan, which houses one of the world’s greatest stringed-instrument collections.