Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Two singers famous for their rendering of patriotic compositions, Trọng Tấn and Anh Thơ, will perform together in Hà Nội on Vietnamese Women’s Day, October 20.
This is the second time that the singers are performing live together since 2013. They have named their upcoming concert after their bestselling album, Tình Ta Biển Bạc Đồng Xanh (Our Love, Silver Sea, Green Fields).
“We couldn’t imagine that the audience loved us so much! The interest in our concert was amazing! Within a week, all 1,200 tickets were sold out and many people were still calling us to ask for tickets,” said Tấn, known as Việt Nam’s number one tenor, recalling the 2013 concert.
This time, the artists will perform at the 3,700-seat Mỹ Đình National Convention Centre, to meet the “enthusiasm of our fans,” he said.
They will perform long-time favourites like Bài Ca Thống Nhất (The Song of Unification), Mùa Chim Én Bay (Season of Swallows), Tạm Biệt Chim Én (Goodbye, Swallows), Trên Đỉnh Phù Vân (On the Phù Vân Peak), and Đất Nước Tình Yêu (The Country of Love).
Although the two artists have performed these songs several times, they have promised to bring something new to the upcoming show.
“To refresh the old songs, the live show’s choreographer – musician and songwriter Thanh Phương, has remixed them in a modern style,” said Tấn, who is also the show’s music director.
The show will also include their hits like Gặp Nhau Giữa Rừng Mơ (We Meet in the Apricot Forest), Gửi Em Ở Cuối Sông Hồng (To My Dear at Red River’s Lower Reaches) and Tình Ta Biển Bạc Đồng Xanh.
Two guest artists from HCM City, diva Hồng Nhung and singer Đức Tuấn, will add a more ‘romantic colour to the show,’ Tấn said.
Alongside their solo performances, the artists will entertain the audience with duets and even quartet performances, singing compositions of Trịnh Công Sơn, Phạm Duy and Ngô Thụy Miên.
The show will start at 8pm on October 20 at the Mỹ Đình National Convention Centre.
Since winning the National Television Singing Festival 1999, which later became the Morning Star Rendezvous, Việt Nam’s most prestigious singing contest, Tấn has built his fame mainly in the patriotic music genre and folk tunes. He has been dubbed the ‘Prince of Patriotic Songs’.
A top-three finisher at the National Television Singing Festival in 1999, and runner-up at the National Chamber Singing Contest in 2000, Thơ, like her friend Tấn, has also carved a name for herself in the patriotic genre for almost two decades. She is currently a vocal music lecturer at the National Academy of Music. — VNS