Vietnamese and International Artists Collaborate in Serious Music

A serious musical concert, themed “contemporary musical exchange between Viet Nam and the world,” began yesterday. The concert will introduce musical pieces from representative countries of yesterday’s seminar titled “Contemporary Music in Vietnam and the World.”

Conductor Dirk Johan Stromberg and Vietnamese instrumentalists in last night's concert

The concert was held to provide Vietnamese and international musicians with an opportunity to share their experiences in learning, composing, and performing serious music.

The opening night of the concert presented several impressive performances to audience members, including Trisssees Etoiles, Ambalance, A Child’s Thoughts, Shades of Mediterranean, and Theme and Variation composed by Felize Anne Macahis (Philippines), Benjamin May, Krystal J.Grant (the U.S), Tolga Zafer Ozdemir (Turkey), and Vu Dai Duong (Viet Nam).

Mr. Johan Stromberg, an American music professor, conducted the orchestra.

A total of three serious musical concerts will take place from Wednesday to Friday at the Ho Chi Minh Conservatory of Music.

The organizers of the event are Sai Gon Giai Phong newspaper, the Ho Chi Minh Conservatory of Music, and the International Media Company.

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By L.B – Translated by Khanh Hong

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