|The first concert held Tuesday night featured well-known symphonies such as Canon (Johann Pachelbel), Divertimento (Mozart), Four Seasons: Spring (Vivaldi), and Diễm Xưa (Old Flame) by the renowned Vietnamese composer Trịnh Công Sơn. — Photo nhandan.com.vn|Viet Nam News
ĐÀ NẴNG — Residents in the central city of Đà Nẵng are being treated to a series of concerts by a quartet from the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra.
The concerts are organised to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Việt Nam and Japan.
The quartet includes violinists Masakazu Saito, Shunichiro Saito, and Kumiko Nakagawa, and cellist Tetsuya Osawa.
The first concert held Tuesday night at the Nguyễn Hiến Dĩnh Theatre in Đà Nẵng City featured well-known symphonies such as Canon (Johann Pachelbel), Divertimento (Mozart), Four Seasons: Spring (Vivaldi), and Diễm Xưa (Old Flame) by the renowned Vietnamese composer Trịnh Công Sơn.
The artists delighted the children with their orchestra performance in the city library. The quartet also performed for patients and doctors at the Đà Nẵng Tumour Hospital on Wednesday.
The concluding concert will be held at the Ứ Café in the ancient town of Hội An. A street music show will also be performed for locals at Chùa Cầu, Hội An.
All concerts are open to the public.
The Tokyo-based Japan Philharmonic Orchestra was founded in 1956. It is well-known not only for its exquisite performances but also for its contribution in pushing for cultural development through arts education.
Before their first performance in Việt Nam in June, JPO performed with renowned Vietnamese pianist Đặng Thái Sơn in a concert held April 18 in Japan.
The non-profit concert has been endorsed by the Japanese Embassy, the Đà Nẵng Union of Friendship Organisations, and the Japan Business Association in Đà Nẵng. — VNS