|Singer Khánh Linh will perform in the first episode of the new show on Sunday. - VNS Photo Nguyễn Bình|
HÀ NỘI — A new music show entitled Quán Thanh Xuân (Return to Youth) will be broadcast live on Việt Nam Television (VTV)’s Channel 1 on Sunday.
The show is produced by the Youth Department of VTV (VTV6) to take the audience back to a time when they were young and full of beautiful memories. The music show will be presented by two familiar and beloved hosts, Diễm Quỳnh and Anh Tuấn.
"One day we will no longer be young," said journalist and MC Diễm Quỳnh. "Our life is the crystallisation of very small things and so is Quán Thanh Xuân. It is some of our emotional branches which will be connected in to a memory that we all feel."
Quỳnh, head of the Youth Department, worked with her colleagues to create meeting places for people to recall their youth, see old friends, review old stories and listen to songs that bring back memories.
Quán Thanh Xuân will combine a talk show format with live music. Each episode will have a theme. Audiences have a chance to relive old stories and have emotional feelings through unexpected encounters with old friends.
Each show will have three parts entitled Gặp Nhau Là Thanh Xuân (Meeting is Youth), Vết Xước Tuổi Thanh Xuân (Youth Scratch) and Thanh Xuân Là Cảm Xúc (Youth is Emotion).
The first show will air on Sunday with the theme Mùa Chim Làm Tổ (Spring Season) and will include performances by Đức Tuấn and Khánh Linh. Special guests professor Đặng Thanh Đệ, professor Nguyễn Lân Dũng, writer Chu Lai and their spouses will recount memories from their weddings.
Musician Trương Quý Hải, the show’s adviser, said the music will be simple.
"We find that people today in modern families talk less often, sometimes sitting together but with each one on a phone,” Hải said. “The new show will be a place where emotions flow throughout the past, present and future. The show is aimed at the older generation, but because it will be broadcast on the weekend, the young generation may be curious to see it."
The 90-minute show will begin at 7:40pm on the first Sunday of every month. — VNS