Viet Nam’s Symphony Orchestra to Tour France

The 56-member symphony orchestra of Ha Noi’s National Conservatory of Music will travel to France to perform in May. The short tour is one activity in a decade-long cultural exchange between France’s Poitou-Charentes region and Ha Noi’s National Conservatory of Music.

Renowned French conductor, Xavier Rist, has spent the last ten years striving to help Vietnamese music and has made a vast contribution towards the success of the symphony orchestra.

Under his baton, people have had the opportunity to enjoy concerts featuring masterpieces of Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms, Ravel and so on.

On this upcoming tour, the symphony orchestra will perform three pieces, including Prokofiev’s “Piere and the Wolf”, Drovak’s “New World”, and “Ngay Hoi” (Festive Day) by Vietnamese composer Dang Huu Phuc, “one of Viet Nam’s greatest symphonies” according to French conductor Xavier Rist.

The performances will take place at Ruelle Sur Tourvre on May 12, Nouveau Théâtre – Chatellerault on May 13, Choisy Le Roi on May 14 and Bercy – Paris on May 19.

Source VNE – Translated by Kim Khanh

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