Sat 27 Jul 2019, 8 pm
HCMC Opera House
No. 7 Lam Son Square, D.1, HCMC
From the organizer:
The Ho Chi Minh Ballet, Symphony Orchestra and Opera (HBSO) presents a program of Russian music containing orchestral items by Khachaturian, Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky.
The main item will be Tchaikovsky’s Symphony Number 5. This will be preceded by Khachaturian’s Adagio from his ballet “Spartacus”, and Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.
Aram Khachaturian, though born in Georgia, moved to Russia at a young age and is considered to be a Russian composer. His ballet Spartacus was first performed in 1956 and deals with the slaves’ revolt, led by Spartacus, which took place in Ancient Rome.
Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini is a set of 24 variations for piano and orchestra on the 24th (and last) Caprice from Paganini’s set for solo violin, of which the 24th is by far the most famous.
Tchaikovsky wrote his Symphony Number 5 in 1888, ten years after completing his Symphony Number 4. Before completing it, the composer was plagued by doubts. Had his talent run out? Could he ever write another symphony as good as his first four? But the audiences loved it. Only some Russian critics found fault, several complaining that it contained three waltzes.
Tchaikovsky himself improved his opinion of the work after its early performances. Only once, in his diary, did he admit to a note of melancholy, even distress, in the first movement, making further remarks in coded form that may have been references to his own homosexuality.
The piano soloist in Saigon’s concert will be Igor Chystokletov. The concert will be conducted in Saigon by Tran Nhat Minh.
Tickets for the event are from 300,000 to 650,000 VND, with a special price for students of 80,000 VND.
Booking and delivery: 028 38237419, Ms. Ngoc: 0903604539
At HCMC Opera House, 7 Lam Son Square
Online Booking: www.ticketbox.vn
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