HCMC concert to showcase young talents

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The Ho Chi Minh City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera's annual gala this year will feature classic works of music and dance performed by 17 young talents who are studying, or who have performed, overseas.

Emerging artists like Tran Yen Nhi, who won the first prize in the youth piano category at the national contest Autumn Concour 2007 in Hanoi, and oboist Dang Phu Vinh, who is attending a doctorate program of arts at the University of West Virginia in the US, will attend the two-day event starting on August 18.

The gala, titled Giai dieu mua thu (Autumn melody), will also showcase performances by more familiar artists such as renowned violinist Bui Cong Duy.

The Concerto Grosso by young composer Nguyen Manh Duy Linh will also be debuted at the event with the performance featuring violin, piano, percussion instruments and an orchestra.

The gala was first held in 2005 and aims to present the achievements of Vietnamese talents to local audiences, and to bring academic music to the public's attention.

Giai dieu mua thu will be held at HCMC Opera House on Dong Khoi Street, District 1.

Tickets are available at the Opera House or the HCMC Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera's headquarters at 3 Phan Van Dat, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1.

Price: VND150,000-500,000 (US$7.86-26.2)

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