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Concert, dance of contemporary VN works

 VietNamNet Bridge –  A special performance featuring Vietnamese contemporary music and dance works will be held at the HCM City Opera House on May 19.

VietNamNet Bridge –  A special performance featuring Vietnamese contemporary music and dance works will be held at the HCM City Opera House on May 19.


Memories of Tet: The HCM City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera (HBSO) will perform Sai Gon – Thanh Pho Tuoi Tho Toi (Sai Gon – The City of My Childhood), a new symphony by Vinh Lai, in a special performance at the HCM City Opera House on May 19. File Photo courtesy of HBSO

The programme will open with Sai Gon – Thanh Pho Tuoi Tho Toi (Sai Gon – The City of My Childhood), a new symphony by Vinh Lai.

The song features the composer’s memories of Tet (Lunar New Year) in HCM City when he was a child.

Lai, 78, graduated from the Viet Nam National Academy of Music, and studied at the University of Music and Theatre in Leipzig, Germany.

He has composed numerous songs and symphony works which have been broadcast both on radio and television, and has performed on big stages, including Niem Tin (Faith), Mua Nang Que Huong (Sunny Season in Homeland) and Tieng Long (Inner Voice).

The work will be performed by the HCM City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera (HBSO) led by conductor Tran Nhat Minh.

The second part of the programme will highlight contemporary dance performance Cham Tay Vao Qua Khu (Touching the Past) by two young choreographers Nguyen Phuc Hai and Nguyen Phuc Hung.

The dance piece, which premiered in 2013 and was highly acclaimed by media and audiences, depicts the feelings of young generations born after the war.

The performance will feature young dancers of the HBSO Ballet.

Choreographer and ballet dancer Hai, head of the HBSO Ballet, has choreographed and performed many dance pieces, including Anh Em (Brother), Zig Zag, Chuyen (Motion) and Di Qua Tinh Yeu (Gone Through Love).

Hung, a graduate in choreography from the Fontys Dance Academy in the Netherlands, is the producer for all of HBSO’s performances.

Both choreographers presented their first dance piece Nhung Manh Ghep Cua Giac Mo (Dream Puzzles) in 2012, which received a warm welcome from local and foreign audiences.

The performance will begin at 8pm at 7 Lam Son Square, District 1. Tickets are available at or 

Source: VNS

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