German conductor to lead Hanoi orchestra in two nights of Brahms Cycle

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Jonas Alber will lead the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra in an evening of works by Johannes Brahms (1833 1897) at Hanoi Opera House on Sep 13 and 14.

The concerts will feature Piano Concerto no.2, Allegro non troppo (B-flat major), Allegro appassionato (D minor), Andante (B-flat major), Allegretto grazioso (B-flat major), and Allegro con spirito (D major).

Jonas Alber studied violin and conducting in Freiburg and Vienna.  He became the General Music Director at the State Theater Braunschweig by 1998.

Alber has since worked with renowned orchestras around the world. In 2010, the "German Year in Vietnam" was inaugurated with a brilliant performance of Beethoven's 9th Symphony by the VNSO and the Berlin Philharmonic Choir under Alber's direction.

Since its founding in 1959 the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra consists of many successful graduates of the Conservatory of Music in Hanoi.

Tickets are priced from VND200.000 to 500.000, discount are available  for students starting August 30 at the Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien Street, Hanoi.

The Goethe Institute Hanoi is located on 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street.

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