Friendship concert to take place in Ho Chi Minh City on October 28

Thursday, 26/10/2023 11:34
Ho Chi Minh City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera (HBSO) has held a press briefing on the Vietnam-US Friendship Concert in the city on October 28.
Violinist Vu Viet Chuong returning from the US will perform at the Vietnam - US Friendship Concert.
(Photo: HBSO) 

The Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations of Ho Chi Minh City will coordinate with the Vietnam - America Friendship Association in Ho Chi Minh City and the Ho Chi Minh City Conservatory of Music to organize a special concert at the Ho Chi Minh City Conservatory of Music.

Artists will perform several musical works by Vietnamese and American composers.

According to NDO, the music night will begin with a six-chapter symphonic suite called “Bong trang qua them”, by well-known musician Trong Dai, who graduated from the famous Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Russia and to date has composed hundreds of solo and ensemble works for Western and Vietnamese traditional instruments.

The audience will enjoy “Romance for violin and chamber orchestra”, by composer and pianist Amy Beach, who was born in 1867 and considered the first important female composer in the US, whose works mixed Romantic and Impressionistic styles, helping give personality to the early classical music scene of the country.

Violinist Chuong Vu will solo Romance in F minor for Violin and Orchestra, op.11, by Antonin Dvorak. The music night will be wrapped up with “An American in Paris for Orchestra”, by famous composer George Gershwin. The orchestrator and conductor of the event is Meritorious Artist Tran Vuong Thach, former Director of the HBSO./.