Conductor Lê Phi Phi, who has returned from Macedonia, will lead the “Rock Symphony” concert at the HCM City Opera House on December 27 and 28. — Photo courtesy of HBSO
HCM CITY The HCM City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera (HBSO) will host “Rock Symphony” concert at the HCM City Opera House on December 27 and 28.
The concert will highlight British rock band Queen’s hits, including Bohemian Rhapsody, Barcelona, and Who Wants To Live Forever.
The programme will include familiar songs like Hotel California by The Eagles, Still Loving You by Scorpions, Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door by Gun N’ Roses, and Symphonic by Metallica.
Compositions by Boney M and Elvis Presley will also be played along with works by Beethoven and Mozart.
The performance will present young guitarist Tim Trần, a student of Department of Composition and Production at Melbourne Polytechnic in Melbourne, Australia.
The music band led by pianist Lý Huỳnh Long will be featured as well.
HBSO soloists Phạm Khánh Ngọc, Đào Mác, Nguyễn Hữu Trung Kiệt and others will perform along with the HBSO orchestra and choir.
Conductor Lê Phi Phi, who has returned from Macedonia, will lead the concert.
Phi, who graduated from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory in 1993, was the principal conductor of the Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra until 2000.
He was the resident conductor of the Symphony Orchestra of Nis, Serbia from 2007-2012. He has toured in Macedonia, Russia, France, Germany, Italy, Greece, Sweden, Albania and Bulgaria, and is currently teaching at the Macedonian Centre of Opera and Ballet.
The concert begins at 8pm at 7 Lam Sơn Square in District 1. Tickets are available at the venue’s box office. — VNS