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Brass band marks Viet Nam-Japan Friendship Year

Update: May, 07/2013 - 09:14

Hanoi Brass Band

HA NOI (VNS)– An open air concert celebrating Japanese and Vietnamese music featuring the Ha Noi Brass collective will be held at the Japan Foundation on Friday.

The six-member band will perform an extensive repertoire of marching songs, jazz tunes and popular classics.

The concert will end with brass renditions of famous Japanese songs, including My Country Home and Grandfather's Clock.

Ha Noi Brass was formed in 1998 by students from the Viet Nam National Academy of Music.

The band now consists of band leader Kim Xuan Hieu (horn), Tran Hien (trombone), Le Minh Chieu (tuba), Nguyen Thanh Hai and Pham Van Hieu (trumpet) and Nghiem Manh Tuan (drums).

Hieu was supported by the Japan Foundation to train with the NHK Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo in 2012.

The concert forms part of the celebrations for the Japan – Viet Nam Friendship Year 2013. The event will start at 8pm in the courtyard of 27 Quang Trung Street. – VNS


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