Concert bridging Vietnamese and Spanish cultures

September, 20/2022 - 09:48

Classic love melodies that showcase the culture and history of the Spanish people will be performed during the show, and the organisers hope that this will give the audience a deeper appreciation for the country's artistic heritage.

One of the Vietnamese performers, Trần Tâm Ngọc will be performing during the concert. Photo courtesy of the organiser

HÀ NỘI — To celebrate 45 years of diplomatic ties between Việt Nam and Spain, the Việt Nam National Academy of Music will host a concert titled Melodia de Espana Concerto - Spanish Melodies.

The event's lineup included Spanish pianist Pablo Galdo, as well as Vietnamese musicians Trần Thị Tâm Ngọc, Vũ Đức Hiển, and others.

Classic love melodies that showcase the culture and history of the Spanish people will be performed during the show, and organisers hope this will give the audience a deeper appreciation for the country's artistic heritage.

They also disclosed that Pablo Galdo would recreate the voyage to uncover the features of the areas around the Mediterranean via the well-known musical Suite Espanola No.1, Opt.47 composed by Isaac Albeniz.

Guitarist Vũ Đức Hiển will perform his own arrangement of the Vietnamese folk song 'Bèo dạt mây trôi' as well as a presentation based on the music of Spanish composer Francisco Tarrega, 'Caprichio Arabe.'

The concert's centrepiece will be a performance of 'Ma Mere l'Oye' (Mother Goose) by Maurice Ravel, performed on the piano by Pablo Galdo and Trần Thị Tâm Ngọc.

This performance, featuring two pianists from Việt Nam and Spain, will highlight the two countries' friendship and partnership, Ngọc told Việt Nam News

As the concert approaches, Ngọc also revealed her feelings of excitement and pride.

She said "It is an honour to represent the Việt Nam National Academy of Music at this national event. For me, one of the most thrilling things would be to perform with the artist Pablo Galdo. After a long pause due to the pandemic, I am hopeful that the show will garner attention and be a memorable evening."

Artist Trần Thị Tâm Ngọc is a lecturer at the piano department, Việt Nam National Academy of Music.

She is a frequent performer in major theatres in the US, Sweden, Thailand, Singapore, China, Korea, Singapore, Việt Nam, and China.

Ngọc is an active member of the music community, taking part not just in solo performances but also in a variety of ensemble settings. She is an integral part of the modern ensemble Hanoi New Music Ensemble and performs often with the piano duo Mây.

Among musicians, Pablo Galdo stands out for his exceptional skill and depth of expression on the stage.

Featuring the masterful playing of Spanish pianist Pablo Galdo, the concert bridges the gap between the Vietnamese and Spanish cultures. Photo courtesy of the organiser

He is the current Artistic Director of the Galician Classical Music Association, the creator of the programme for the Vigo International Music Festival, and the Chairman of the jury for the Vigo International Music Competition.

With Galdo and the Vietnamese artists performing legendary compositions, the show promises to entertain the audience with a night of music filled with passion.

The concert will be held at the Grand Concert Hall of the Việt Nam National Academy of Music on September 30 at 8 pm. Tickets may be purchased at 77 Hào Nam, Đống Đa District, Hà Nội, or by dialing 038-661-0815 to reach the organiser's hotline. — VNS

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