French orchestra to perform in Hanoi

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The 33 strong Champs-Elysees Orchestra from France will take Hanoi stage on June 15 as part of activities to mark 40 years of diplomatic ties between the two countries.

They will perform masterpieces from well-known composers under the baton of conductor Philippe Herreweghe and guest conductors like Daniel Harding, Christian Zacharias, Louis Langree, Christophe Coin, and Rene Jacobs.

The program, beginning 8 p.m. at the Hanoi Opera House, will feature H. J. Rigel's Symphony No.10 in D minor, W.A. Mozart's Concerto for Clarinette and Orchestra in A major and Symphony No. 40 in G minor.

Founded in 1991, the orchestra specializes in performing music from 1750 to the early 20th century. During its tours, it offers public rehearsals, conferences and workshops with classes for schoolchildren.

The orchestra has performed in most of the world's major concert halls such as the Musikverein (Vienna), the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), the Barbican Centre (London), Alter Oper (Frankfurt), the Philharmonic Halls in Berlin and Munich, the Gewandhaus (Leipzig), the Lincoln Center (New York), and the Parco della Musica (Rome).

Tickets for the show, costing VND350,000, 450,000, 600,000 and 800,000, are available at the Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien Street or can be booked at For free delivery call 091 348 9858 or 098 306 7996.

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