HCMC – Chamber Music Concert “The Eight Seasons”

HCMC – Chamber Music Concert “The Eight Seasons”

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Thu 24 Aug 2017, 8 pm
HCMC Opera House

From the organizer:

A part of the Autumn Melodies Arts Festival 2017, the “Eight Seasons” concert consists of two parts. The first part presents Antonio Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” Concerto with the performance of violinist Bui Cong Duy for ‘Spring’, violinist Tran Huu Quoc for ‘Summer’, violinist Gregory Lee for ‘Autumn’ and artist Chuong Vu for ‘Winter’.

The second part features Ástor Piazzolla’s “Four Seasons of Buenos Aires”, arranged by Leonid Desyatnikov, performed by the artists and the orchestra.


Performing: Meritorious Artist Bui Cong Duy, Tran Huu Quoc, Gregory Lee, Vu Viet Chuong


Performing: Meritorious Artist Bui Cong Duy, Tran Huu Quoc, Gregory Lee, Vu Viet Chuong

The Orchestra: Kristin Van Cleve (violin), Gregory Lee (violin)/Quoc Huu Tran (violin), Toan Tri Le (violin), Thuyen Le Truc (violin), NSUT Linh Hoang Ngo (violin), Hien Minh Le (violin), Anh Mai Pham (violin), Minh Thien Nguyen (violin), Li Bo (viola), Yi-Wen Chao (viola), Michelle Gasworth(viola), Khoa Van Khuc (viola), Eugene Osadchy (Cello), NSND Mo Thi Tran (Cello), NSND Quan Ngo Hoang, Michael Lelevich (bass), Khoa Dang Ngo (bass), Elliot Figg (harpsichord).

Listen to violinist Bui Cong Duy’s performance of the first part of “Summer” in Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” concerto:

Antonio Vivaldi’s Four Seasons throughout the years has been a staple name in various programs, stages, collaborations by a host of talented performers, itself securing an almost irreplaceable spot in the audiences’ choices.

Composed in 1723 and ever since considered one of the most daring works from the Baroque Period, The Four Seasons are complete concertos individually, yet when put together they make a perfect unison, like the unseparatedness of the seasons: Spring as vivid, elegant with nature’s whisperings, Summer as peaceful songs under the sun, as sudden, powerful tornadoes representing the infinite power of Nature, Autumn as delightful, emotional outburst yet not without sorrowful, yearning tunes, and Winter as quiet as a lurking wind, singing of an endless journey, occasionally rioting.

The second is Astor Piazzolla’s 4 Seasons of Buenos Aires, arranged by Leonid Desyatnikov, with the orchestra. Piazzolla is one of the most important composers of 20th century. Ignored by tango composers, he revolutionized all composition methods up to his age and brought Tango as a music performed in the streets and a national asset to the international scale.

Four Seasons in Buenos Aires serves as both a tribute and a challenge itself to A. Vivaldi’s materpiece. The work how differently composed also owes a great deal of influence and structure to the original work, such as the original’s celebration of the bonding with nature as well as the technical virtuosity in performance.


Ticket price: 800.000 – 650.000 – 550.000 – 400.000 – 150.000VNĐ (Student area)

* At HBSO Box Office: No.7 Lam Son Square, Dist. 1, HCMC (basement)
* Phone: 028 3823 7295, Ms. Ngoc: 090 360 4539
* Booking online: ticketbox.vn
Website: hbso.org.vn

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Số 7 công trường Lam Sơn, Quận 1, TP HCM

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