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Classical music concerts celebrate Christmas season

Update: December, 10/2016 - 08:00
South Korean soprano Cho Hae-ryong will perform at the Winter Concert to welcome the Christmas season at the HCM City Conservatory of Music on December 12. — VNS file photo
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HCM CITY — Two classical music concerts will be held in HCM City on Monday to welcome the Christmas season.

The Winter Concert, which will present works by Verdi, Mozart, Stachowski and Glinka, will feature South Korean soprano Cho Hae-ryong and cellist Zdzislaw Lapinski from Poland.

Lapinski is the artistic director of the Chamber Ensemble Primo Allegro. He is also professor and head of the cello department at the Academy of Music in Kracow, Poland.

The artists will perform with Vietnamese tenor and Meritorious Artist Tạ Minh Tâm, pianists Nguyễn Thùy Yên and Nguyễn Lan Anh, and clarinetist Nguyễn Tuấn Lộc.

The Saigon Philharmonic Orchestra will also be featured.

The concert will be led by conductor and Meritorious Artist Trần Vương Thạch, director of the HCM City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera.

The programme will begin at 7.30pm at the city’s Conservatory of Music at 112 Nguyễn Du Street in District 1. Tickets can be purchased at the venue.

At another Christmas concert in the city, the Saigon Classical Music Group will present a Holy Night concert at the city’s Southern Women’s Museum.

The concert will feature classic carols as well as compositions by Shostakovich, Wohlfahrt and Franck.

Excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, Haydn’s Messiah and Franz Lehár’s The Merry Widow will be performed during the night as well.

The performance will feature young vocalists, violinists and pianists of the Saigon Classical Music Group, together with the Saigon Choir.

The concert will start at 7pm at 202 Võ Thị Sáu Street in District 3. For free tickets, contact www.ticketbox.vn/evet/holy-night-63775/38785. — VNS

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