|Big band: The event held in Hà Nội is expected to contribute to the deeper international friendship between Germany and Việt Nam. — Photo reissner-band.de|
HÀ NỘI — Germany’s Reißner Big-Band will play Bavarian folk music on the pedestrian street in Hà Nội on August 11.
The musicians of Reißner will carry with them their instruments, including tuba, trombone, trumpet, saxophone, clarinet, as well as a joyous mood.
With a variety of traditional instruments and vast repertoire of songs, Bavarian folk music represents a unique tradition within the cultural landscape of Germany. Bavarian culture is a deeply rooted tradition of music, costumes and way of life.
Bavarian folk music is made famous worldwide through folk festivals such as the Oktoberfest in Munich, and played at weddings in Öland and in the city.
The event held in Hà Nội is expected to contribute to the deeper international friendship between Germany and Việt Nam.
The band’s leader is Reinhardt Reißner, whose father founded and led a brass band. Reinhardt himself taught at a public school in the beautiful city of Neuburg on the Danube (an hour’s drive away from Munich) until 2012. With his school orchestra and his big band, Reinhardt has been touring abroad for twenty years, including trips to Australia, China, Malaysia and Singapore.
Highlights in the band’s history include a concert during a general audience of Pope John Paul II in Rome, their participation in the Venice Carnival and a concert with 2,000 students playing wind instruments in Bavaria. His ensemble plays both brass band music as well as classical dance and light tunes. — VNS