Vietnam Connection Music Festival to be Held Again in Hanoi in 2023

After a two-year hiatus caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, a highly anticipated musical event planned for April is set to captivate fans of both domestic and international symphonic music.

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This year’s festival will feature a variety of music styles, from pop to jazz, blues and classical. It also promises to be a truly international affair, with artists from all over the world coming together to share their love of music.

The Vietnam Connection Music Festival 2023 is set to be a spectacular occasion, with performances from both local and international artists. Featuring an eclectic mix of popular music genres such as pop, jazz, blues, and classical, this music festival will be truly international, with artists from around the world coming together to celebrate their love of music. Attendees can expect to be entertained by a range of captivating and diverse sounds. Don’t miss out on this amazing event!

The Vietnam National Academy of Music (VNAM) and the Hanoi Symphony Orchestra will come together to present two special concerts, titled “Music Night at the Theater” and “German Music Night”, on April 14th and 22nd, respectively, at the Grand Concert Hall, VNAM in My Dinh, Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi. Audiences can expect an evening of captivating performances, taking them on a musical journey through both traditional and modern compositions. This is an opportunity to experience a unique blend of cultures and sounds, so don’t miss it!

Artist Bui Ha Mien will join Vietnam Connection Music Festival (VCMF) 2023. Photo: VCMF

Nghệ sĩ danh dự Bùi Công Duy đã nói rằng chương trình năm nay sẽ có những bài hát nổi tiếng và cả đoạn điệu opera đặc biệt, bao gồm sáu bản nhạc mới chưa bao giờ được biểu diễn trước đây.

The talented artists participating in the performances are teachers from the National Music Academy and acclaimed international artists, including Vietnamese Meritorious Artists Pham Truong Son and Phan Thi To Trinh, German conductor Alexander Mickelthwate, bassoonist Sebastian Chaves, and others.

Additionally, there will be two pieces of folk music from Vietnam, including the well-known “Tay Bac Bo Quen” and the traditional Vietnamese folk song, “Da Co Hoai Lang.”

On April 16, Vietnam will experience something new: six musical works will be performed in the evening. The lineup includes “Song of a Russian Girl” (Chanson Russe) from Igor Stravinsky’s opera Mavra; “Rondino” from Carl Czerny’s opera Auber Le macon; two waltzes for string quartet by Antoni Dvorak; and a trio for flute, bassoon, and piano by Gaetano Donizetti. Also, two folk pieces from Vietnam will be included: “Tay Bac Bo Quen” and the traditional song, “Da Co Hoai Lang.”

On April 22, audiences can look forward to a spectacular concert from the Hanoi Symphony Orchestra, featuring some of the most beloved and widely-recognized compositions of all time. From Beethoven’s iconic Symphony No. 5, to Felix Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor Op. 64, the Hanoi Symphony Orchestra will bring these timeless classics to life like never before. Don’t miss this incredible evening of music!

The upcoming performances in the classical concert series of the Vietnam Connection Music Festival will take place in August 2023 at the illustrious Ho Chi Minh City Opera House. Audiences can look forward to an unforgettable experience, as these concerts will provide a unique opportunity to experience the best of classical music in the vibrant city of Ho Chi Minh.

Founded in 2015, the VNCMF (Vietnamese Classical Music Festival) seeks to bring classical music closer to the public with incredible performances of Vietnamese and international artists in major cities across the country. The annual event is a great opportunity to experience the beauty of classical music and gain a deeper appreciation for the art form.

The latest Vietnam Chamber Music Festival (VCMF) was held in 2019, featuring 14 concerts in Hanoi, Danang, and Ho Chi Minh City.