For the first time, nearly 60 members of the Ha Noi Philharmonic Orchestra will go on tour to France on Friday.
|French conductor Xavier Rist (L) and Vietnamese composer Dang Huu Phuc|
The orchestra will perform in Poitou-Charentes on May 12 and 13, Choisy Le Roy on May 14 and Paris-Bercy on May 15.
Under the baton of French conductor Xavier Rist, who has spent the last ten years developing the orchestra’s repertoire, the orchestra will provide music-lovers there with the opportunity to enjoy music of the masters including Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf”, Drovak’s “New World Symphony”, and “Ngay Hoi” (Festive Day) by Vietnamese composer Dang Huu Phuc.
The tour represents one of the major outcomes of a decade-long cultural exchange between France’s Poitou-Charentes region and Ha Noi’s National Conservatory of Music.
To date, the Ha Noi Philharmonic Orchestra has been directed by many renowned international conductors including Japan’s Hikotaro Yazaki, France’s Xavier Rist, America’s Robert Rykr , England’s Colin Meter and Australian Max Olding.
In October, 1999, the orchestra presented Vietnamese symphonic music to audiences at the Tokyo Festival of Asian Music; and it has also performed many concerts in provinces and cities throughout Viet Nam including Ha Noi, Quang Ninh, Hai Phong, Hue and Ho Chi Minh City.