Singer Tùng Dương. Photos courtesy of Việt Nam Television
HÀ NỘI – A special concert starring the nation's leading singers will be held on August 22 to mark the 75th anniversary of the August Revolution (August 19) and the National Day (September 2).
Việt Nam Television is organising the Giai Điệu Tổ Quốc (Melody of the Fatherland) concert to spread patriotism and national pride.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the concert will take place with no on site audience, but will be broadcast live on VTV1 at 8pm.
The repertoire will start with lullabies and songs about the peaceful country, the next chapter will remind people of the cruel war and sacrifice of the people, the last chapter will depict modern life and the development of the country.
Singer Dương Hoàng Yến.
Musician Hồng Kiên, choreographer Trần Ly Ly and director Phú Trần will team up to build the format for the concert.
“The programme will see a large orchestra combining traditional musical instruments and chamber orchestra,” said Kiên. “Audiences will enjoy beautiful music, from classical, semi-classical and revolutionary genres.”
“The presence of an audience can be a big motivation for the artists, however due to the pandemic, we decided to present the show without an audience. We believe that millions of viewers will enjoy the show at home.”
Leading singers will perform including Tùng Dương, Trọng Tấn, Uyên Linh, Dương Hoàng Yến, Oplus band and In The Spotlight band.
Singer Dương said he would be happy to participate in the concert as it is a very special one.
“This is an important concert to celebrate anniversaries of the country,” he said.
“I was born when the country was liberated so I always feel grateful to the soldiers who sacrificed their lives and youth for national independence.”
“The concert will evoke patriotism, the love between peoples, the gratitude to the previous generation and national pride.” VNS