Kaohsiung City Symphony Orchestra

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Coordinates: 22°37′29.9″N 120°21′48.5″E / 22.624972°N 120.363472°E / 22.624972; 120.363472

Kaohsiung City Symphony Orchestra
Location Fongshan, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Website www.kcso.org.tw (Chinese)

Kaohsiung City Symphony Orchestra (KCSO; Chinese: 高雄市交響樂團; pinyin: Gāoxióng Shì Jiāoxiǎng Yuètuán) is a Taiwanese orchestra based in Kaohsiung. It is also the only professional orchestra in Southern Taiwan. Founded in 1981, the orchestra was owned and ran by the city government until its privatization[1] in 2009.


The current conductor-in-residence of the orchestra is Taiwanese conductor YANG Chih-Chin.[2] It was also KCSO that invited maestro Henry Mazer to Taiwan in the first place,[3] who eventually led the Taipei Philharmonic, then Taipei Sinfonietta, to its fame.[4]


The orchestra building is accessible from Dadong Station of Kaohsiung MRT.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "KCSO Introduction". Introduction. Retrieved 1 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Conductor-in-residence of KCSO". Retrieved 1 November 2011. 
  3. ^ Chang, Ju-ping (21 April 2000). "Orchestral Intensity". Taipei Times. Retrieved 1 November 2011. 
  4. ^ Chen, Andrea (8 November 1996). "Mazer's career as conductor blossoms in Taiwan". Taiwan Today. Retrieved 1 November 2011.