Viet Nam News
HCM CITY— Singer and composer Lê Cát Trọng Lý will stage a solo performance in HCM City at the end of September featuring her own compositions.
Lý will be supported by 11 musicians, including cellist and composer Nguyễn Thanh Tú of the Việt Nam Symphony Orchestra.
Her live show, called Ở đây, Kia và Khắp Mọi Nơi! (Here, There and Everywhere!), will include a percussion and string ensemble.
The singer will perform on two nights before a selective audience of 500 at the city’s Opera House. Her songs will be accompanied by piano, cello, violin and guitar.
"This is the first time I have sung at a big venue like the Opera House. I will try my best to win over my fans," said Lý, who started her career in 2006 as a songwriter and guitarist, but in recent years has turned to singing.
The 29-year-old artist said: “Though I’ll be singing songs that brought me fame, I think new styles are needed.”
Cellist Tú, music director of Lý’s show, said that the musicians would “provide Lý’s fans with a great performance in a professional way."
Tú has worked with Lý for two years, helping the singer remix her songs in a chamber music style.
Evening highlights will include romantic songs Chênh Vênh (Unstable Feeling) and Mùa Yêu (The Season of Love), named the best songs of 2008 and 2010 by Việt Nam Television and Thể Thao &Văn Hóa (Sports & Culture) magazine.
New songs like Cơn Bão Nghiêng Đêm (Night Storm) and Ta Hứa Sẽ Nhận Ra (I Promise I Will Know) will also be featured.
Lý’s works, which feature simple words but an expressive style, encourage youth to learn more about the beauty of the Vietnamese language.
Lý studies music and began her professional career when she was 19 years old, after winning the prize for Best Song of 2008 from Việt Nam Television’s Vietnamese Songs Programme, a music contest that encourages songwriters.
Her first album released in 2011, titled her name Lê Cát Trọng Lý, became a hit though it received mixed reviews.
She has organised live shows and performed in music programmes in Hà Nội, Quy Nhơn, Huế, Đà Nẵng and HCM City.
Her soundtracks for Vietnamese blockbusters, such as Tấm Cám -- Chuyện Chưa Kể (Tấm Cám -- The Untold Stories), Scandal Bí Mật Thảm Đỏ (Scandal) and Cuộc Đời Của Yến (The Case of Yến), are top hits on online music forums.
The show will take place on September 28 and 29 at the HCM City Opera House at 7 Lam Sơn Square in District 1.— VNS