London Symphony Orchestra to perform at Hà Nội concert

Update: September, 27/2019 - 16:11

HÀ NỘI — As many as 100 artist from the London Symphony Orchestra will join the Vietnam Airlines Classic – Hanoi Concert 2019 at Hoàn Kiếm Lake pedestrian zone on October 5.

Artists from London Symphony Orchestra perform in Hà Nội last year. — File Photos

This will be the third time the famed orchestra have performed the annual concert.

Sir Simon Rattle, a legend of the world classic music, who conducts the orchestra is also the director of art at Berlin Symphony Orchestra.

He has also been awarded Knight of the Realm by Her Majesty the Queen.

This year, the artists will use a number of antique instruments, some more than 200 years old. The orchestra will perform eight items. The first will be Tiến Quân Ca (Marching Song) by composer Văn Cao. The rest include the No 5 Symphony Chapter 4 Adagietto; Symphony No2 by Johannes Brahms; Gymnopedie 1 by Éric Alfred Leslie Satie and Slavonic Dancing Song by Antonin Dvorak.

Hanoian music fans enjoy the show by the orchestra in downtown Hà Nội last year.

“The show will use the most modern sound system so that people from far distance can hear the real sound like that at the artist’s position,” said composer Quốc Trung, an organiser.

The concert takes place at 7pm, at Lý Thái Tổ Park by Hoàn Kiếm Lake on October 5. — VNS