The Hanoi Opera House hosts two spring concerts this week.
Nguyen Tuan Nam ‘s jazz trio will perform a concert on March 10 , sponsored by the Vietnam National Academy of Music.
Pianist Nam, double bassist Dao Minh Pha and drummer Nguyen Hung Cuong decided to name their concert after the Alan Bergman-Jacques Demy tune You Must Believe in Spring.
Nam returned home last year, after earning an diploma in jazz piano from the Malmo Music Institute in Sweden , to become a lecturer with the Vietnam National Music Academy ‘s accordion-guitar-jazz faculty.
The trio will also perform songs by Sammy Cahn, Keith Jarrett and Kenny Barron in keeping with the springtime theme, as well as two original compositions by Nam .
In another concert on March 11 night, violinist Tran Quang Duy, soprano Lan Anh and baritone Phuc Tiep will be accompanied by the Hanoi Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of conductor Tran Vuong Thach for a programme called Giai Dieu Mua Xuan (The Rhythm of Spring).
The musicians will perform Strauss’ Voice of Spring, Mozart’s Halellujah Aria and Gypsy Air by P. Sarazate.
Duy, born in 1986, began his studies at the Hanoi National Academy of Music in 1996, before joining Vietnamese and international orchestras such as the Hanoi Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Southeast Asian Youth Orchestra. Duy has won many prizes for violin at home and abroad.
Thach, 50, was granted the Excellent Artist title in 2007. He has studied in the Netherlands and Belgium , and performed around the world. He currently works as a director of Ho Chi Minh City Ballet Symphony and Opera Theatre.
Tickets for the concerts are available at the Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien street , Hanoi. /.