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HBSO PERFORMANCES

(No.3, Vol.9, Jun-Jul 2019 Vietnam Heritage Magazine)

HBSO's performances in June will feature a series of special concerts with outstanding guest artists

Saigon Opera House

07 Lam Son Square, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

Tel : 028 3829 9976

 

 The first one is “Music of the German Masters” on June 2, 2019 at Saigon Opera House with participation of outstanding artists from the United States: Martha Walvoord (violin), Vu Viet Chuong (violin), conductor Wojciech Czepiel and pianist Dao Trong Tuyen from Vietnam National Academy of Music.

The performance will focus on the outstanding works of the three great German composers of Romantic Music: F. Mendelssohn, M. Bruch, and J. Brahms. They are excellent examples of 19th-century European music and all three are considered composers with the best works written for strings.

Admissions: 300.000 – 650.000 VND

 

 A Night of Mozart” performed on June 8, 2019 at Saigon Opera House will be staged and conducted by Japanese maestro Honna Tetsuji. He is the principal conductor and Artistic Director of the Vietnam Symphony Orchestra.

Music by the genius W.A. Mozart is still loved today. As a result, his music is among the most frequently performed all over the world.

“A Night of Mozart” will introduce the Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra with a performance by violist Pham Vu Thien Bao, who was an official member of the French National Symphony Orchestra and violinist Nguyen Cong Thang, who is currently the Deputy Head of the Strings Department of the Vietnam National Academy of Music.

Besides, the concert also performs two other famous works by Mozart: Overture from opera "Die Entführung aus dem Serail" and Symphony No. 35 in D Major, K.385.

This will be the night to enjoy the works of the most famous prodigy in music history, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Admissions: 300.000 – 650.000 VND

 

The last performance in June will be the musical “Diary of A Cricket” by the composer Vu Viet Anh. This is the return of the most outstanding performance of HBSO in 2018.

The musical is written based on the content of the literary work of the same name - an famous work by the author To Hoai. Although it has just been released in concert version, with no stage acting, it has created a great impression by the appeal of  its music. This project has been cherished for many years by talented musician Vu Viet Anh, demonstrating the desire to be creative in the most popular stage art in the world, musical broadway genre.

This new type combines various genres of popular music and academic music, and creates the art of the 20th century.

The return of "Diary of A Cricket" will also be in concert version, with the participation by the most famous singers and artists in Ho Chi Minh City.

Admissions: 450.000 - 900.000 VND

 

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