Japanese conductor Honna Tetsuji to lead concert in HCM City on June 9

Friday, 02/06/2023 16:27
Internationally acclaimed conductor Honna Tetsuji will lead a concert featuring works by great composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Sergei Rachmaninov at the Ho Chi Minh City Opera House on June 9.
Illustrative photo (Photo: HBSO) 

The concert will highlight Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21, which was completed in 1785, featuring young pianist Le Trang Linh, reported VNS.

Born in 2007 in Hanoi, Linh began studying piano at the Vietnam National Academy of Music (VNAM) when she was seven. She is currently a student at the Colburn Music Academy in the US.

Linh has won music competitions in Japan, Italy, the UK, the US and Poland.

The concert will also present the overture from Mozart’s two-act comic opera Cosi fan tutte (often translated as “All Women Do the Same”), which was first performed in 1790 at the Burgtheater in Vienna.

The second part of the night will feature Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances, Op. 45.

The four-movement work was completed in 1940, and premiered at the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1941.

Both works will be performed by the HCM City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera's (HBSO) symphony orchestra.

Conductor Tetsuji served as permanent conductor of the Osaka Symphony Orchestra and the Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra.

He was appointed music advisor and conductor of the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra (VNSO) from 2001-2009, and then the orchestra's music director from 2011.

He took the VNSO to perform at New York's Carnegie Hall and Boston Symphony Hall in the US, the Capella Paolina chapel and Italian Presidential Palace in Italy, and the Grand Hall of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Russia.

Tetsuji has conducted numerous orchestras worldwide such as La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra of Italy, the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, and Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg of Austria.

The concert will begin at 8pm at 7 Lam Son Square in district 1. Tickets are available at the venue and at www.ticketbox.vn./.