Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — Japanese clarinetist Shuhei Isobe and South Korean pianist Ju Sun Young will perform along with Vietnamese musicians in a chamber music concert at the HCM City Opera House on Tuesday.
The concert will feature works by Chopin and Schumann that have never been performed in the city.
Ju Sun Young, who has performed at prestigious venues in the US, including Carnegie Hall in New York, will be featured in the performance of Chopin’s famous Nocturne in E flat Major, op 9, No 2.
She will perform with Meritorious Artist and cellist Nguyễn Tấn Anh, and violinists Tăng Thành Nam and Lê Minh Hiền.
Two Fantasy Pieces for Cello & Piano by Schumann, and the Suite for Two Violins & Piano in G Minor, op. 71 by Moszkowski, will also be performed.
The second part of the concert will feature pianist Ju, clarinetist Isobe, cellist Anh, and violinists Phạm Vũ Thiên Bảo, Nam and Hiền performing Prokofiev’s Overture on Hebrew Themes for Clarinet, String Quartet & Piano, op 34.
Japanese clarinetist Shuhei Isobe will perform in a chamber music concert at the HCM City Opera House on Tuesday. — Photo courtesy of HBSO
The work was written in 1919 during Prokofiev’s trip to the US. It premiered in New York in 1920 featuring the composer as guest pianist.
Isobe will continue the night with a performance of Baermann’s Adagio for Clarinet & Strings.
The clarinetist began playing the instrument at the age of 13. He graduated from the Tokyo University of the Arts, and then studied in Berlin, Germany.
Isobe, who has been a member of the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and NHK Symphony Orchestra, has also released dozens of CDs.
The concert will feature the HCM City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera’s (HBSO) string orchestra.
Conductor Trần Nhật Minh, a graduate of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, will lead the concert.
The event will begin at 8 pm on October 9. The theatre is at 7 Lam Sơn Square in District 1. Tickets are available at the venue and at www.ticketbox.vn. — VNS