Hanoi to play German concertos to mark German Year

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Conductor Gudni A. Emilsson from Iceland is returning to Vietnam to conduct classical concerts in Hanoi on June 18 and 19.

Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra and the German award-winning pianist, Wolfgang Glemser, also an international music lecturer, will be playing with Emilsson as he conducts.

The program is co-organized by Vietnam Goethe Institute and the German Foreign Ministry to mark "German Year in Vietnam." It will feature "Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor Op. 37" by Ludvig van Beethoven and "Symphony No. 4 in E minor Op. 98" by Johannes Brahms.

Emilsson holds a masters degree from Germany in piano and conducting; he has attended many music festivals around the world.

The concerts will start at 8 p.m. at the Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien Street. Tickets are available at Hanoi Goethe Institute, 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Ba Dinh District.

Guests can also book tickets via phone numbers (04) 3 734 22 51, 3 734 22 52, or 3 734 22 53.

Also, to mark German Year, German films showing the country's lifestyle and history will be screened in Vietnam every two months.

This month, "The hooligans", made in 1956, was screened at IDECAF, Ho Chi Minh City on Monday night. The film, directed by Georg Tressler, is about rebellious young Germans during the 1950s who rejected the lower middle class lifestyle.

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