Music Youth orchestra celebrates one-year anniversary with operatic concert By Minh Tuan Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019,15:23 (GMT+7) Youth orchestra celebrates one-year anniversary with operatic concert By Minh Tuan The Saigon Philharmonic Youth Orchestra performs in a concert - PHOTO: COURTESY OF ORGANIZER HCMC - The Saigon Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (SPYO) will celebrate its one-year anniversary with a concert of operatic arias and piano solo featuring internationally acclaimed artists. Taking place at the HCMC Opera House on December 19, “A Night at the Opera” is the last concert of the orchestra in the country this year, before embarking on their tour across seven cities in Germany. This is also an important event for the orchestra to connect donors, respected organizations and business leaders in HCMC to witness and contribute to the arts development of the country. By purchasing tickets to the concert, the … [Read more...] about Youth orchestra celebrates one-year anniversary with operatic concert
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Three young Vietnamese women were lauded for their effort by former U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama when they met in the southern province of Long An on Monday. The meeting at Can Giuoc High School in Long An was part of Obama’s trip to Vietnam with American actress Julia Roberts to spotlight girls’ education on behalf of the Obama Foundation’s Girls Opportunity Alliance. They were joined by Vietnamese-American actress Lana Condor, Vietnamese actress Ngo Thanh Van, American news personality Jenna Hager, and American actress Liza Koshy. A video published on Michelle Obama's verified Facebook account on December 9, 2019 about her trip to Long An, Vietnam the same day. At the event, Obama and Roberts listened to the life stories of the Vietnamese women who were the scholarship winners of Room to Read, a program that works to help female students pursue education. The former first lady praised the young women for their effort in overcoming hardship in life to gain … [Read more...] about Who are the women Michelle Obama praised in Vietnam?
In Hanoi, three LED screens and high-power loudspeakers have been installed in front of the Hanoi Opera House since Tuesday noon to serve over 10,000 Vietnamese fans who would cheer for the national team. At Linh Dam urban complex in Hoang Mai District, a 45-square-meter screen has also been set up. Huyen Trang, who works at the complex, said her entire office would stay tonight to watch the game together on the giant screen. She predicted Vietnam would win the gold medal with a 2-1 victory against Indonesia. It's 10 years since Vietnam's men last entered SEA Games football final, and the match starting 7 p.m. Tuesday will be their chance to win their first gold ever. National flags of all forms - T-shirts, banners, stickers, have been selling like hot cakes all across the capital streets. Minh Chau, 46, a shop owner in Hang Bong Street, said they have a special flag design for the final, which depicts coach Park Hang-seo and the U22 players. "It’s also our best-selling item … [Read more...] about National excitement as Vietnam march into SEA Games football final