Time: 19:00, Thursday, December 19, 2019 (Doors open at 18:30)

Venue: 3F International Conference Hall, Humanities and Social Sciences Building, Academia Sinica

Performer: Swiss Music Night

Admission: Free

Program length: 75 minutes (suitable for people aged 5 or over)


Switzerland has a vivid and rich tradition of Folk music. Through a warm relationship and tourism between Switzerland and Japan, an increasing scene of outstanding musicians in Japan started to sing the typical Swiss Yodel-singing and started to play instrumental Swiss Folk-music on highest level. In this concert some of the most distinguished Folk musicians from Switzerland meet the celebrated Japanese Yodel-singer Keiko Ito with her band “Amsle Quantett”. The ten musicians on stage will present a colorful, vivid and fascinating program showing the original Swiss Folk-music in all its facets with a great variety of instruments and styles, as well as the astonishing musical developments of this music in Japan. Beside virtuoso Yodel-singing and exciting instrumental music of course the famous alphorn will be part of this special program.


Notice: A total of 400 numbered tickets for this event will be given to the public in the main hall of the first floor of the Humanities and Social Sciences Building, starting at 17:30. Each ticket has different entry time, and it only determines the order of entry into the venue. Once tickets run out, the public will no longer be open for admission.