With more than 30 unique magical acts performed nightly from July 5-7 by famous Italian magician, Erix Logan received great acclaim from audiences in Ho Chi Minh City.
Logan said he is especially fond of hosting shows in Vietnam, as he feels there is no distance between him and his spectators.
He said that as in real life, there are three different stages to perceiving magic.
The first is through people’s senses, the second their hearts and the third their fantasies.
To enable his spectacular success, the Italian magician had to carry eight tonnes of equipment from his homeland to Vietnam.
Known as the European David Copperfield, his magical performances are combinations of different types of art with exceptional individual creativity.
A trio of renowned Scandinavian musicians will perform a set of classical masterpieces next week in the southern hub. The concert, entitled "A Norwegian Foot Print," is set to debut in HCM City October 19, featuring performances of classical masterpieces by Mozart, Aaron Copland, Terry Riley, Gustav Holst and Carl Maria von Weber. Three Norwegian musicians, world-renowned oboe player Ingeborg Sortvik, trumpeter Tormod Asgard, and percussionist Geir Nordeng, will perform the pieces led by conductor and fellow Norwegian, Truls Sanaker. American composer Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man will kick off the show, followed by a performance of American Riley's…... [read more]
Keyed up: Pianist Nguyen Bich Tra will perform Monday at HCM City's Opera House, playing Brahms. — VNS Photo Duc Ngoc HCM CITY — The music of Brahms will be featured during a concert by pianist Nguyen Bich Tra, known as Tra Nguyen, at the HCM City Opera House today. Tra will perform the 50-minute Piano Concerto No 2 in B-flat Major, op.83 for solo piano with orchestral accompaniment, which will be followed by contemporary dance performance by the HCM City ballet troupe. Brahms began working on the concerto in 1878 and completed it in 1881. The work includes four…... [read more]
HCM CITY (VNS)—The performing arts company Bangarra of Australia received a rapturous reception at the HCM City Opera House on Wednesday night. Choreographed by Stephen Page and Frances Rings, Spirit, performed by indigenous dancers, featured treasured moments from Bangarra's internationally acclaimed repertoire. Spirit is a celebration of the resilience of indigenous culture, from the last breath of sunset to the first finger-light of dawn. "Featuring Kathy Balngayngu Marika, a senior woman from Yirrkala, North East Amhem, Spirit weaves storytelling, dance, theatre and music into an inspirational theatrical experience," according to materials provided by the Australian Consulate. The Bangarra Dance Theatre…... [read more]
She will conduct the HCM City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera (HBSO) to feature works by composers such as Francesco Geminiani, Benjamin Britten, Astor Piazzolla, and Guillaume Lekeu. Mozart’s Symphony No25 in G Minor, K183, one of the master’s most popular works for chamber orchestras, will be staged at the event. The orchestra will perform Simple Symphony, Op.4 by Britten, a composer, pianist, and conductor, and one of the outstanding figures of the 20th century British classical music. The work, meant for a string orchestra or quartet, was written between 1933 and 1934. The evening will open with Geminiani’s La…... [read more]
(VOV) -K-Pop superstars Super Junior will perform at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC) on December 21. The Republic of Korea's Consulate General has made the announcement in HCM city. This will be the fourth time the band has visited Vietnam. The event is part of activities celebrating the 20th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Vietnam and the Republic of Korea. Other events will include a Korean Film Festival (October 18-24), Chamber Music performance (November 11), KPOP Festival (November 24), Calligraphy Exhibition (November 2-6), as well as a Korea-Vietnam Friendship Night (December 21).... [read more]
Together with the Conservatory's symphony orchestra, he will play Haydn's Concerto Cello no.1 in C major. He will also perform works by Felix Mendelssohn and Ernest Bloch with US-trained Ho Dac Thuy Hoang who is a teacher of piano at the HCM City Conservatory of Music. Born in 1948 in Switzerland, Nyikos has won several chamber music prizes including the Swiss Soloist's Prize in 1976 and the prestigious Gaspar Cassado Competition in Florence, Italy, in 1977.Since 1979, he has been teaching at the University of the Arts in Berlin. As a soloist, Nyikos has performed around the world with many…... [read more]
Dramas in HCM City bode well for theatres (10-07-2007) HCM CITY—The warm response from HCM City audiences to the recently staged plays Bi Mat Vuon Le Chi (The Secret of Le Chi Manor) and Nha Bup Be (A Doll's House) has been an encouraging sign for local theatregoers. Huynh Anh Tuan, director of the Institute for Culture Exchange with France (IDECAF), said the institute's theatre would stage Tieng Chim Hot Vuon Ngoc Lan (Birds Singing in a Magnolia Garden) after the success of the historical drama The Secret of Le Chi Manor. The central character of the new drama, adapted…... [read more]
Young designers light up HCM City fashion show (12-09-2006) There may not have been a Stella McCartney or Giorgio Armani, but a group of young Vietnamese designers on show last Sunday in HCM City managed nevertheless to dazzle audiences with their latest collections. Fashion and Light showcased the works of nine young designers from the city and Ha Noi together with some performance art. Young creator Duc Duy brought clothes with a novel touch - they were based on dresses worn in Hollywood movies of the 1950s and 60s. His skilful use of satin, chiffon, and lace in black, grey…... [read more]
New HCM City play draws visitors and residents alike (20-12-2005) HCM CITY — Few foreigners living in or visiting HCM City are familiar with local theatre, but a new play, by an overseas Vietnamese dramatist, with English subtitles, should help draw in the crowds. The new drama, Cho Doi (A Market of Lives), is being staged by the HCM City Theatre company, largely with an inexperienced cast that has won praise from audiences for its authentic, heartfelt performance. Directed by Vietnamese-Australian writer Le Quy Duong, the drama revolves around the life of Tran Cong, a former soldier who betrayed his…... [read more]
Korean pop trio VOS performs in HCM City (24-10-2006) Bad Hair Day's Night: Korean band VOS meets the HCM City audiences last weekend. — VNS Photo HCM CITY — Popular throughout Asia, the South Korean VOS band wowed the local audience in HCM City over the weekend in its live show at the Military Zone 7 Gymnasium in Phu Nhuan District. Choi Hyun-jun, Kim Kyung-rock and Park Ji-heon performed a selection of Korean pop, R&B and soul music. They sang nine songs in both Korean and English that are wildly popular in Viet Nam. Their show's highlight was the last…... [read more]