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Belgian conductor to raise the roof with classical ensemble

Update: April, 06/2013 - 08:36
Code of conduct: Belgian conductor Daniel Gazon will perform with the HCM City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera next Tuesday. — VNS File Photo

HCM CITY (VNS) — Daniel Gazon, who teaches conducting at the Royal Conservatory of Mons in Belgium, will conduct a concert at the HCM City Opera House next Tuesday.

He will collaborate with the HCM City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera (HBSO) in performing works by 18th and 19th century composers like Paul Dukas, Joseph Haydn, Jean-Baptise Lully, Mikhail Glinka and Atonin Dvorak.

The concert will open with Dukas's Fanfar pou preceder La Peri, an opening song of the French composer's ballet La Peri (The Peri) about a man's search for immortality and encounter with the mythological Peri (flower of immortality) .

It will be followed by French composer Haydn's Symphony No 82 The Bear in C major for woodwind and string musical instruments, and Ballet Suite written by Florentine-born French composer Lully and redacted by Felix Motl.

The evening's second part will feature Russian composer Glinka's Kamarinskaya, an orchestra work based on a Russian folk song.

The concert will end with Czech Suite in D major, a five-movement work by Avorak.

Gazon, born in 1955, finished studying trumpet and double bass in 1977, and began conducting studies a year later. He graduated from the International Seminar in Weimar, Germany and from Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria.

Since 1985, he has worked with leading orchestras in Belgium, Poland, Slovakia and other European countries including the Beethoven Academy, the Gaida Ensemble, and the St Christophorus Chamber orchestra of Vilnius.

He has premiered works by well-known composers including Magnus Lindberg from Finland, Claude Vivier from Canada, and Luc Van Hove of Belgium.

He has given master classes in conducting at conservatories in Belgium, Sloviakia, Sweden and Italy.

The concert will open at 8pm at the Opera House, 7 Lam Son Square in District 1.

Tickets costing VND200,000-400,000 are available at the venue. — VNS


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