HCMC – Classical Concert “With Strings Attached”

HCMC – Classical Concert “With Strings Attached”

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Fri 15 Apr 2016, 7.30 pm
Grand Concert Hall, Ho Chi Minh city Conservatory of Music
112 Nguyễn Du St, District 1

From the organizer:

Following serial concerts to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Ho Chi Minh City Conservatory of Music, we proudly presents a concert in April performed by Saigon Philharmonic Orchestra.


The Saigon Philharmonic Orchestra presents a program of music for string orchestra including Bartok’s “Romanian Folk Dances”, Grieg’s Holberg Suite and the Viola Concerto by Henri Casadesus famously (but falsely) attributed to J.C. Bach featuring viola soloist Phạm Vũ Thiên Bảo. The highlight of the concert is the highly underrated Double Concerto for two string orchestras, piano and timpani composed by Bohuslav Martinu. To commemorate the HCM City Conservatory of Music’s 60th Anniversary this year, the orchestra will also present Peter Heinrich’s entertaining Variations on “Happy Birthday” in the style of the great composers.

Conductor: Adrian Tan
Violist: Phạm Vũ Thiên Bảo


1. B.BARTOK – Romanian Dances Sz.68 (6’)
2. J.C BACH/CASADESUS – Concerto for Viola in C minor (15)
3. D.MARTINU – Double Concerto for 2 strings orchestra, piano and timpani (22’)

Giải lao / Intermission

4. E.GRIEG – Holberg Suite Op.40 (21’)
5. FOLK SONG – Ly Hoai Nam (arranged by Ngo Hoang Quan) (4’)
6. P. FRIEDRICH – Happy Birthday Variations (8’)
7. DANG HUU PHUC – Pizzicato Vietnam (4’)

Tickets prices: Standard 200.000 VND, VIP 250.000 VND

Hotline: 0903.034.112

Listen to beautiful and cheerful melody of Bartok’s “Romanian Folk Dances” performed by The Norwegian Chamber Orchestra and Hungarian violinist Barnabas Keleman:

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