German brass ensemble performs in Hanoi, HCMC

The German brass ensemble Red Socks Brassquintett from Munich will give a performance in Ho Chi Minh City Opera House On May 10.

The brass ensemble Red Socks Brassquintett (Photo) has a wide-ranging repertoire, reaching from old masters such as Bach or Handel to American composers of the 20th century, from jazz to Argentine Tango. The special composition of the ensemble with five brass instruments promises an impressive sound.

A very special highlight of their program is the performance with traditional German alphorns. These unusual wind instruments, up to three meters long, are performed in the Alps, their sound reaching far across the mountain peaks.

Founded in 2010, the ensemble has regularly performed in Germany and abroad. All members are classically trained musicians and play in major orchestras. The ensemble was awarded a scholarship from the Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now Foundation. Since then, the quintet has received further awards and scholarships as well as winning several international competitions, such as the International Brass Competition Passau and the International Jan Koetsier Competition, and has references from numerous major political and cultural institutions.

The group earlier performed at Hanoi Opera House on May 8-9. The concert is part of the activities marking European Day (May 8).

Compiled by Kim Khanh

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