A Dutch conductor will conduct a concert at the Opera
The concert entitled “A Night of European Dances” will highlight the premiere of the second concerto for clarinet and orchestra by Spanish composer Oscar Navarro in Vietnam.
The concerto, commissioned by the Music Institute of Valencia in 2012, has a long movement divided into three sections.
Navarro has numerous national and international composition awards, and his music is performed in major concert halls around the world.
He has also written music for feature films, short films and documentaries. He currently works in Spain and the United States.
The concerto will be performed by Vietnamese clarinetist Hoang Ngoc Anh Quan, with the orchestra of HCM City Ballet, Symphony Orchestra and Opera (HBSO).
The orchestra will also present selections of suites from Carmen by French composer Georges Bizet.
The second half of the program will feature Symphony No. 8 in G major by Czech composer Dvorak.
Dvorak wrote it in two and a half months in 1889 to mark his elevation to membership in the Bohemian Academy of Sciences, Literature and Arts.
The four-movement symphony has a cheerful and upbeat melody.
Dvorak conducted its premiere in Prague in 1890.
Conductor Leon Bosch is one of the leading clarinettists in the Netherlands.
He is also a senior professor at Zuyd University of Applied Sciences in Maastricht, the Netherlands.
He has given masterclasses, both in the Netherlands and abroad, and frequently advises and coaches various orchestras, including the Dutch National Youth Orchestra.
In 2021, he is invited to lead the HBSO orchestra in HCM City.
The concert will begin at 8 p.m. at 7 Lam Son Square in District 1. Tickets are available at the box office
Source: Vietnam News