Concert to highlight string instrument, oboe performances

Update: March, 02/2016 - 16:19
Musician Do Kien Cuong (standing at centre) introduced at the show held recently at Saturday Afternoon Coffee. — Photo facebook of caphethubay.amnhac
HA NỘI (VNS) — A concert, entitled Echoes of the Spring, will enchant music lovers at an art space in Ha Nội on March 4.

The musical night will include pieces by Rolf Loveland, Harold Arlen, Astor Piazzolla and Claude Debussy, besides Gaetano Donizetti and Vietnamese musicians Ngo Hoang Quan and Do Kien Cuong. They will be performed by the Ha Noj Cellist Group and friends.

Some pieces such as You Raise Me Up by Loveland and Bong Len Bong by Cuong will be performed for the first time with cello and other string instruments such as violin, viola and oboe.

"This is the second time we are performing together, combining the Ha Noi Cellist Group with violin and viola," Cuong said.

"Our first performance, held recently at the capital's Saturday Afternoon Coffee, was welcomed and received positive feedback from music lovers."

Cuong composed Bong Len Bong many years ago, based on a northern traditional folk song Trong Com (Cylindrical Drum). It is usually performed by a string quartet.

This combination of string instruments and oboe has made the musical piece popular, Cuong said.

Vietnamese folk song Beo Dat May Troi (Water-Fern and Wandering Clouds) was arranged by musician Ngo Hoang Quan, a leading Vietnamese cellist. Quan was director and cello soloist of the Viet Nam National Symphony Orchestra (VNSO), who has numerous brilliant performances to his credit around the world.

The Ha Noi Cellist Group was established last year, bringing together veteran and emerging cellists who are working at the VNSO, Viet Nam National Opera and Ballet and art troupes around Ha Noi.

The concert will begin at 8pm at Manzi Art Space, 14 Phan Huy Ich Street. — VNS