Concert “A Night of Beethoven”

Concert “A Night of Beethoven”

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Thu 23 Mar 2017, 8 pm
Hanoi Opera House

From Goethe Institut:

On March 23, two of the most popular pieces by the well-known composer Ludwig van Beethoven will be played at the Opera House Hanoi. The German pianist Hinrich Alpers and the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra (VNSO) play the Piano Concerto No. 5, also called “Emperor”. When Beethoven wrote the piece in 1809, he was surrounded by the sound of war. Napoleon Bonaparte and his troops were very close to Vienna which is where the composer lived. You can tell that from the sound of the piece which changes between heroic and peaceful moments.

The Piano Concert No. 5 as played by Polish virtuous pianist Krystian Zimmerman:

Following that, the VNSO will perform the Symphony No. 6 which is inspired by Beethoven’s love for nature. The concert is conducted by Kahchun Wong.

The concert at the Opera House is the grand finale of Alper’s Vietnam tour, during which he performs four concerts and directs master classes for piano students at the Conservatorium in HCMC and the Music Academy in Hanoi.


16.03, 8 PM – Ca Phe Thu Bay: 19B Pham Ngoc Thach, Dist. 3, HCMC
17.03, 8 PM – Konservatorium: 1 Le Loi, Vinh Ninh, Hue
18.03, 8 PM – Nguyen Hien Dinh – Tuong Theater: 155 Phan Chau Trinh, Danang

The musical repertoire of the pianist Hinrich Alpers contains – apart from many piano concerts and Beethoven’s sonatas – also piano works by Schumann, Ravel and Rachmaninoff. Hinrich Alpers was awarded with the 1st prize at the 3rd International Telekom Beethoven competition in Bonn and he regularly performs at international concert halls, philharmonic orchestras and festivals. In 2010, he founded an international summer academy in his home town in Northern Germany where international musicians annually gather together for master classes and concerts.

The conductor Kahchun Wong is only 30 years old but he is already considered as one of the most talented conductors in Asia. Wong was raised in Singapore and studied partly in Germany. He will be the director of the Nuremberg symphony orchestra starting from season 2018/19.

The Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1959 and performs about 60 concerts worldwide each year.


Ticket prices: 200,000 – 350,000 – 500,000 VND. All tickets available at Hanoi Opera House or can book online at

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Hanoi Opera House
1 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội


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