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Famous musical works to be staged on Vietnam-US music night
Oct 26 2017

A number of well-known opera songs and musical works from world-famous films will be introduced to the public during the Vietnam-United States friendship music night, which is scheduled to take place at the Saigon Operate House in Ho Chi Minh City, on October 29.

The information was revealed by the Ho Chi Minh City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera, on October 24.

The music night will feature the participation of the acclaimed violinist Vu Viet Chuong who has returned to Vietnam from the US. The artists and orchestras will perform under the baton of the US conductor, Hector Guzman.

The night is set to begin with an overture of the opera “Candide”, an adaptation of a literary work by French writer Voltaire. “Candide” first debuted in 1956 on the Broadway stage, followed by a series of movie scores, such as “Schindler’s List”, “Memory of a Geisha” and “Scent of a Woman” by John Williams.

Williams is the most outstanding film composer in the history of cinematography and music, having been awarded with five Oscar awards, four Golden Globe Awards, seven British Academy Film Awards and 22 Grammy awards. His music has appeared in a number of popular films such as “Star Wars”, “Superman”, “Harry Potter”, and “Indiana Jones”. He was also the first composer in history to be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Film Institute in 2016.

The second part of the night will see conductor Hector Guzman and the Ho Chi Minh City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera perform the great Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninov’s Symphony No.2, which featured in “Birdman” – the Oscar-winning film in 2015.

The event will be co-organised by the Ho Chi Minh City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera, the Ho Chi Minh City Union of Friendship Organisations and the Vietnam – US Friendship Association in Ho Chi Minh City.
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