Musician Vinh Lai to premiere symphony at HCMC Opera House

A concert featuring the symphony, “Saigon – city of my childhood” by musician Vinh Lai will take place at Ho Chi Minh City Opera House on May 19.

Musician Vinh Lai to premiere symphony at HCMC Opera House

The musical work presents beautiful memories and nostalgia of old Saigon during Tet.

Musician Vinh Lai, 78, graduated from the Vietnam National Academy of Music and then studied in Leipzig in Germany. He has created many works in various fields, including song, chamber music, symphony, film soundtrack, theater… The musician worked in  Radio The voice of Vietnam from 1969-1974 and HCM City Television from 1975-2002.

The 2nd part of the concert is the contemporary dance performance themed “Touching the past” by two choreographers Nguyen Phuc Hai and Nguyen Phuc Hung. “Touching the Past” is a very successful dance work created in 2013 which received much appreciation by professionals and audiences for its innovative, inspirational expression and profound meaning.

By THUY BINH Translated by Kim Khanh

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