Orchestra to perform in Tokyo

Update: September, 25/2014 - 09:16
HCM City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera.
HCM CITY (VNS)  — The HCM City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera will take part in Asia Orchestra Week 2014 in Tokyo from October 3-9.

The only event of its kind in Asia designed for orchestras in the Asia-Pacific region, it enables participants to showcase their professionalism.

Vietnamese artists will perform the nocturne Tieng Vong (Echo from the Past) by Do Hong Quan, chairman of the Viet Nam Musicians' Association.

Quan wrote the contemporary piece in 1995 to mark the 20th anniversary of Viet Nam Reunification. It consists of four sections: Reversing the Course of Time – Moon of Love, Echoes of the Old Battlefield, Wait in Silence, and Immortal Statues.

Violinist Nguyen Huu Nguyen and the orchestra will also play Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No 7, among others under the instruction of conductor Tran Vuong Thach.

The orchestra will perform all these works in the Youth Melody Programme on September 29 in HCM City. — VNS