Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — A music show entitled The Gospel, in memory of late musician Trịnh Công Sơn will be held on March 30 and April 1 at Hà Nội Culture House of Student, 37 Trần Bình Trọng, Hà Nội.
The show will feature music on destiny and the homeland of Sơn like Old Flame, The Sad Age of Stone and Sunny Crystal, performed by singers Nguyệt Ca, Hoàng Lân and Bùi Minh Quân, who came third on Viet Nam Idol 2015.
Also, pop singers Hồng Nhung, Tấn Minh, singers and spouses Cẩm Vân and Khắc Triệu, saxophonist Thanh Phạm and the Trưng Vương Theatre Band will perform a live show, in memory of Sơn at the Trưng Vương Theatre of Đà Nẵng on April 7.
The one-night performance will start at 7.30pm with performances of Sơn’s best love songs.
Alongside, two other musical live shows will be held by the late musician’s family on April 1 at HCM City’s Book Road and April 28 at Huế’s Phú Văn Lâu (Pavilion of Edicts), respectively.
The two shows commemorating 17 years of the death anniversary of Sơn will centre around themes ‘The Roots’, ‘Homeland’, ‘Destiny’ and ‘Love’, and will include songs like Streets and Lullaby, children’s melodies and his other epic masterpieces.
Discussing the themes for two shows, a representative of the family said, “All can be summed up in one word: Meditation. It is the strongest voice in silence. Sơn’s meditation is not a solution to run away but a call for human race to love and be closer to each other. Only love is the getaway for broken souls.”
Pop singers Hồng Nhung, Lệ Quyên, Đức Tuấn, saxophonist Trần Mạnh Tuấn will perform in the first show, which will start from 6pm to 8pm.
The second show offers music exchange activities for the public and opens at 7pm.
Tickets will be issued free a week before the show at locations as the Huế Festival Centre, 1 Phan Bội Châu Street, the Huế University of Medicine and Pharmacy, 6 Ngô Quyền Street, Kstore, 8 Nguyễn Huệ Street, and Lala Fashion Cafe, 40 Nguyễn Lương Bằng Street.
Audiences from other provinces can sign up for tickets via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sơn, a famous Vietnamese composer, musician, painter and poet, died in 2001 aged 62.
Huế City and the composer’s family still preserve an apartment on Nguyễn Trường Tộ Street where the late musician lived for 10 years.
Last year, the Trịnh Công Sơn Scholarship was established to support underprivileged music talents in the central region, and raise community awareness of autism. — VNS