According to the Ho Chi Minh City Ballet, Symphony Orchestra and Opera (HBSO), three major works will be staged which are infused with the spirit of dance.

“Spain is most prominent, with a selection from Carmen, plus a clarinet concerto by the contemporary Spanish composer Oscar Navarro. The Czech Republic then comes to the fore with the 8th Symphony of Dvorak,” HBSO says.

Oscar Navarro is a Spanish composer born in 1981 who works in both Spain and California, focusing on film music.

HBSO noted that his Second Clarinet Concerto will be given its Vietnamese premier during the concert, with Hoang Ngoc Anh Quan performing as the soloist.

The concert will be conducted by Leon Bosch of the Netherlands, an eminent clarinetist who is also a senior teacher at the Zuyd University of Applied Sciences in Maastricht. He previously conducted the HBSO Orchestra in 2021.