Franz Schubert's Unfinished Symphony performed in city

The “Unfinished Symphony” by  Austrian composer Franz Schubert will be performed at the Ho Chi Minh City Opera House on December 19.

The archetypal unfinished symphony which is Franz Schubert's Symphony No. 8 (called Schubert's Unfinished Symphony), written in 1822, six years before his death will be performed by artists of the Ho Chi Minh City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera under the direction of Maestro Tran Vuong Thach.

The program will present music lovers another notable Romantic work, Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano concerto No. 2 in C minor. This concerto is considered to be one of the few greatest romances, a work that any accomplished pianist would have performed.

The solo piano and the orchestra will take turn to caress the moving melodies that are distinctively Russian. The concerto will be performed by Korean pianist Joo Eun Young with the participation of HBSO Symphony Orchestra.

The concert will also feature the stupendous soprano Cho Hae Ryong in Franz Schubert’s Ave Maria and Luigi Arditi’s Il Bacio. The show with masterpieces and world-class artists is expected to bring an impressive evening of Romance in the city.

By Kim Khanh

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