HCMC – Gala Concert “Journey through Europe: Countries and People”

HCMC – Gala Concert “Journey through Europe: Countries and People”

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Fri 25 Aug 2017, 8 pm
HCMC Opera House

From the organizer:

No visa called for, no long-distance flights needed, the musical world offered by Autumn Melodies 2017 will transport the listeners to a host of countries.

Gala Concert “Journey through Europe: People and Landscapes” will paint a picture of Europe rich in music and cultures through performances by International Chamber Players and virtuosi of classical music come from Ha Noi and HCMC city: People’s artist Ta Bon, People’s artist Ngo Hoang Quan, People’s artist Tran Thi Mo, Mer.A Bui Cong Duy, Le Tri Toan, Dao Trong Tuyen, Nguyen Huy Phuong, Nguyen Trinh Huong…

Composers presented in the Gala Concert range widely from the who is who’s like Wager, M. Bruch (Germany), Antonín Dvořák (Czech Republic), F. Liszt (Hungary), S. Rachmaninoff, M. Glinka (Nga), J. Hummel (Austria) to the more contemporary composers like S. Nichifor (Romania), Peter Warlock (U.K) and Christoph Rolfes (Germany)

The opera “Walküre” is the second in the series of 4 operas “Der Ring Des Nibelungen”, inspired by Volsunga Saga and Norsk poetic saga Edda. The notable tune “Ride of the Valkyries” has been engraved to the public consciousness by the iconic scene in Apocalypse Now about the Vietnam War. This is unquestionably one of the most memorable film scenes in history.

Watch the scene and listen to the melody of “Ride of the Valkyries” here:

Program

RICHARD WAGNER – Ride of the Valkyries for 2 Pianos 8 Hands (1856)
ANTONIN DVOŘÁK – Slavonic Dance in E minor Op. 46 No. 2 for 2 Pianos 8 Hands (1878)
FRANZ LISZT – Grand Galop Chromatique for 2 Pianos 8 Hands (1840)
SERGEI RACHMANINOFF – Trio élégiaque No. 1 in G minor (1892)
CHRISTOPH ROLFES – Scherzo für Emma, Op. 19 (2005)
MIKHAIL GLINKA – Serenade on Themes from Bellini’s Opera “La Sonnambula” (1832)

Intermission

JOHANN HUMMEL – Adagio, Variations and Rondo on a Russian Theme, Op. 78 (1818)
MAX BRUCH – Romanze, Op. 85 for Viola and String Quartet (1911) – Ho Chi Minh City premiere
SERBAN NICHIFOR – Csárdás & Transylvanian Ländler (2006) – Vietnam premiere
PETER WARLOCK – Capriol Suite (1926)

Tickets

Admissions: 550.000 – 400.000 – 350.000 – 200.000 – 80.000VNĐ (Student Area)

Booking and delivery: 08 38237419, Ms. Hương 0989874517, Ms.Huong Ly: 0908057972
At HCMC Opera House, 7 Lam Son Square
Online Booking: www.ticketbox.vn

Follow updates on event page.

HCMC Opera House
No. 7 Lam Son Square, D.1, HCMC

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