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’Autumn Bamboo’ to offer traditional sounds

Update: November, 09/2017 - 09:00
Classical, traditional: Two classic concerts titled ‘Tre Mùa Thu’ (Autumn Bamboo) will be held at the L’Espace, French Cultural Centre in Hà Nội on Friday (November 10) and Saturday (November 11) at 8pm, under the direction of Đồng Quang Vinh.—Photo https://www.institutfrancais-vietnam.com
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HÀ NỘI — Music lovers can enjoy two classic concerts titled ‘Tre Mùa Thu’ (Autumn Bamboo) at L’Espace, the French Cultural Centre in Hà Nội on Friday, November 10 and Saturday, November 11 at 8 pm.

Under the direction of Đồng Quang Vinh, the choir Hanoi Voices, the Bamboo orchestra Sức Sống Mới, Erato Children's Choir and the Japanese bamboo orchestra Waraku Music Ensemble will unite for an original concert. The marriage of the bamboo orchestra and choir, between the traditional musical instruments and classical works, will delight fans of classical and traditional music.

They will perform well-known works of classical music, such as Claude Debussy’s Golliwog’s cake-walk; Libera me & In paradisum of Gabriel Fauré; and Saint-Saens The Swan and Carnival of the Animals.

The program will also present significant Vietnamese works including songs from the northwestern folklore Inh lả ơi, Hữu Xuân's Fruit Harvest Season and Nhật Lai's The Pongk'le Birds featuring tunes from the Central Highlands.

Hanoi Voices is an international choir under the musical direction of Conductor Vinh, with collaborative artist and pianist Claire Shuangshuang Mo. The choir is a group of musical talents who share years of performance experience between them. The singers hail from all over the world and have united to perform in Hà Nội. Prospective singers auditioned throughout the year.

The Bamboo Ensemble ‘Sức Sống Mới’ was established in November 2013 in Hà Nội. It is the only orchestra in Việt Nam where the ensemble’s members play traditional Vietnamese instruments made of bamboo.

The two concerts will be held at 8pm at l’Espace, the French Cultural Centre, at 24 Tràng Tiền Street.— VNS

 

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