|The Hà Nội New Music Ensemble (HNME) will play contemporary music at concerts on June 18-19. — Photo courtesy Goethe Institute|
The Goethe Institute and the Hà Nội New Music Ensemble (HNME) will present a contemporary music program on June 18-19.
Compositions from different countries will be presented but with special emphasis on works of Vietnamese composers.
Besides instruments of European classical music, the traditional Vietnamese monochord will also be used to interpret the contemporary music.
HNME was founded in 2015 on the initiative of composer Vũ Nhật Tân, violinist Phạm Trường Sơn, composer Trần Kim Ngọc and American conductor Jeff von der Schmidt. The new group is eager to bring Vietnamese and international contemporary music to a broad Vietnamese public.
The concerts will take place at the Hà Nội Goethe Institute, 56-58 Nguyễn Thái Học Street. Admission is free. — VNS