Friendship concert in Hanoi a success!

Transposition’s annual Friendship Concert in Vietnam took  place the 25. and 26. September in Hanoi, Vietnam. After rehearsing about a week, the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra, two musicians from the Royal Norwegian Military Band and the Norwegian conductor Terje Mikkelsen presented a spectacular concert to a cheering audience at the Hanoi Opera House. After the concert, it was said that this concert was the best the orchestra had ever presented.

The program:

Norwegian composer Johan Svendsen: Norwegian Carnival of Artists

World premiere of a commisioned work from the young Vietnamese comtemporary  composer Vu Nath Tan: Hanoi, Hanoi ….and Hanoi

Max Bruch: violin concerto no 1 in G minor, Op 26. Soloist Bui Cong Duy

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4 in F- minor, Op 36

Present at the concert was the Deputy Director General Nguyen Phuong Hoa from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Vietnam, the Norwegian Ambassador Mr Ståle T. Risa, the Swedish Ambassador and several other representatives for other european embassies in Hanoi.

The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Hanoi published this article after the first concert

Read the interesting review of the blogger Hanoi Grapewine


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