Giant Chorus to Celebrate Millennium of Thang Long - Ha Noi

One thousand singers will be on stage together to celebrate the 1000th anniversary of the founding of Thang Long (now Ha Noi) in 2010, said Mr. Ngo Hoang Quan, director of the Viet Nam National Symphony Orchestra (VNSO).

Austrian composer Gustav Mahler.

The giant chorus, including singers from both VNSO and the Ha Noi Conservatory of Music’s Symphony Orchestra, will be directed by Japanese Tetsuji Honna and conducted by Vietnamese Dang Chau Anh, a teacher at the Ha Noi Conservatory of Music.

The show will present Austrian composer Gustav Mahler’s symphonies No. 3 and No. 8 to Ha Noi.

The concert is a part of the program marking the 100th anniversary of composer Gustav Mahler’s death in 1911. It will present 10 of his symphonies to Vietnamese audience from 2007 to 2011.

In early 2007, the VNSO performed Mahler’s symphonies No. 5 and No. 10.

Symphonies No. 3 and No. 6 will be held at the Ha Noi Opera House on Sept. 22-23 with a chorus of 120 children and artists of VNSO and conducted Dang Chau Anh.

Mahler, a composer and conductor, was born in Bohemia. At the time, this region was part of the Austrian Empire, although it is now in the Czech Republic. He spoke German and considered himself an Austrian.

He was one of the best known orchestral and operatic conductors of his time. Today, he is acknowledged as one of the most important late-romantic composers. He composed both symphonies and songs.

Source TT - Translated by Khuong An

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