HBSO presents “Mendelssohn Violin Concerto”

A concert featuring violinist Pham Vinh and the Director of Ensemble Poliphonique de Choisy le Roi, Maestro Laurent Boer, as well as members of the Ensemble Polyphonique de Choisy-le-Roi will be held at Ho Chi Minh City Opera House on October 29.

The event will be also participated by a well-known vocal ensemble of Vietnamese working or studying in France who have a passion for performing patriotic songs, Hop Ca Que Huong. The group was established in 2009 and conducted by Nguyen Ngan Ha.

The concert will open with “Linh Giac” by the late Vietnamese-French contemporary classical music composer Nguyen Thien Dao. He is named in France’s famous Le petit Larousse and Le Petit Robert dictionaries, and had received numerous noble titles granted by France and Vietnam. He was honored with the Resistance War Order, third-class, of the Vietnamese State in recognition of his contributions to the struggle for national liberation.

The show will also present music lovers Bach’s “Magnificat”. It is among the most popular vocal works of Bach. The twelve-movement work will be performed by artists of HCM City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera (HBSO).

Violinist Pham Vinh, with the HBSO Symphony Orchestra will perform Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor, one of the most important and demanding works composed in the genre.

By Kim Khanh

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