Two concerts feature Vietnamese, Korean artists

Published: 14/04/2017 07:21



Two concerts at the Ho Chi Minh City Music Conservatory will feature Vietnamese and Korean artists this weekend.

The Asian Melodies event, to take place on April 15, includes 17 Korean artists from the troupe Deobureosup Music, one of the region’s leading traditional music troupes.

Vietnamese and Korean folk pieces, including Tro Ve Tay Nguyen (Returning the Central Highlands), Heothuntrum and Phannoreum, will be performed. They will play traditional instruments, including the Gayageum (Korean zither-like string instrument), Geomungo (Korean stringed musical instrument of the zither family with both bridges and frets), and Geomungo Sogeum and Piri flutes.

Korean artists in the upcoming event

The Deobureosup was established in 2014 and is known for both traditional and contemporary music styles. It has won several top prizes at traditional music competitions and festivals in Korea and other Asian countries.

Asian Melodies will also feature Vietnamese artists, including Nguyen Hong My Linh and Le Thi Thu Thao of the  Ho Chi Minh City Music Conservatory. The April Concert event will feature the Saigon Philharmonic Orchestra led by conductor Tran Vuong Thach. The performance includes works by Beethoven, Strauss, Rossini, Bizet and Carl Maria von Weber.

Both concerts will take place at the conservatory’s Music Hall, 112 Nguyen Du Street, District 1. 

Tickets, ranging from VND 100,000 (US $4.5) to VND 200,000 (US$9), are available at the box office. Entrance is free for students


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