Concert of Norwegian music in HCM City

A concert featuring musical works by Vietnamese and Norwegian composers will take place at Ho Chi Minh City Opera House on October 9.

The first part of the event will present to music lovers the Johan Svendsen’s “Norwegian Artists’ Carnival” and Johan Halvorsen’s “Entry March of the Boyars”. The late 19th century and early 20th century Norwegian composers’ works have a great influence on the development of Norwegian classical music. Their stories paint a picture of Northern Europe of the previous century and the life of the people more than a century ago.

This part will also include works by Vietnamese musicians Nguyen Manh Duy Linh and Vu Viet Anh, giving a look at Saigon and touching on the simplicity of life among the busy and bustling life of a city.

The second part of the program will be performance of Edvard Grieg’s “Peer Gynt” Suites. The “Peer Gynt” play is based on Norwegian fairy tale. It received a huge success, acclaimed by critics and audiences.

Long-time collaborator to HBSO Maestro Magnus Loddgard will lead the HBSO Symphony Orchestra. The concert will also feature cellist Mer. A. Nguyen Tan Anh and soprano Cho Hae Ryong. Maestro Loddgard was last seen in Ho Chi Minh City leading HBSO’s critically and publicly acclaimed production of Mozart’s opera “The Magic Flute”.

By Kim Khanh

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