American conductor Christopher Zimmerman, music director of Fairfax Symphony Orchestra in the US, will lead a Scheherazade Concert at the HCM City Opera House on October 19. — Photo courtesy of HBSOViet Nam News HCM CITY — American conductor Christopher Zimmerman, music director of Fairfax Symphony Orchestra in the US, will lead a Scheherazade concert at the HCM City Opera House on October 19. The concert will feature Scheherazade, op 35, a symphonic suite composed by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov in 1888. The four-movement work was inspired by One Thousand and One Nights, a collection of Middle Eastern and Indian tales told by the sultan Scheherazade. Scheherazade was first performed in Saint Petersburg in November 1988. It is considered Rimsky-Korsakov’s most popular work. In 1910, the Ballets Russes premiered a ballet adaptation of Scheherazade at the Opéra Garnier in Paris in 1910. The Russian choreographer Michel Fokine was the choreographer, and the libretto … [Read more...] about American conductor leads “Scheherazade Concert” at Opera House
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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?
As scheduled, Former U.S President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama visit the Southeast Asian country from December 8 to 11 in the framework of visits to some Asian nations. They visited Vietnam to talk about the Girls Opportunity Alliance under the Obama Foundation which help to fight against illiteracy amongst juvenile girls and women from the grass root by creating chances for them to grasp and pursuit their dreams through education. In the reception, Chief Nhan welcomed the former US President’s visit affirming that the visit has shown former US President and his wife’s deep concern to the bilateral relation generally and Vietnam’s growth particularly. Since the two countries have normalized the diplomatic relations, leaders of Vietnam and the US have paid more visits especially General Secretary of the Communist Party Nguyen Phu Trong’s first visit to the US in 2015 and Barack Obama’s official visit to Vietnam as the President of the US in … [Read more...] about HCMC Party Chief Nhan receives former US President Barack Obama
The Mekong River Commission (MRC) said in a statement released on Monday that another reason could also be because of the presence of algae at the river bottom. The sections in Thailand's northeastern province of Nakhon Phanom and Laos' south-central town of Thakhek are now aquamarine, and the MRC said this could also be true of other parts of the river where low flows occur. The river flows through China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam, and the region is experiencing one of its worst droughts ever. The MRC has done a preliminary analysis of the causes and potential impacts of the phenomenon. The fine sediments normally found in the fast flowing river and the great depth that give it its usual brownish color are conspicuously absent, making the water clearer. This means that, when sunlight hits the river, the water absorbs what is known as the "long-wavelength colors" at the red end of the light spectrum and makes the river look blue. This occurs only if the water level … [Read more...] about Mekong River turns aquamarine due to low flows
Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has approved of the plan to build the USD43m Lao Cai and Vinpearl Quang Nam golf courses. illustrative image Vinpearl Quang Nam Project is invested by Vinpearl Company. It will spread across Binh Minh and Binh Duong communes. The 70.35 ha golf course will have 18 holes and an investment of VND500bn. It will operate for 50 years. The project is expected to be completed in one year after the construction starts. Lao Cai Golf Project is invested by Fansipan Sa Pa Cable Car Services and Tourism Company in Ban Qua Commune. With an investment of VND550bn, it has 18 holes and covers 80 ha. It will operate for 70 years and is expected to complete in two years after construction starts. Lao Cai Golf Project was proposed by Lao Cai provincial authorities. Over 60 ha are forest land, 14.9ha is agricultural land and the rest are housing land. According to the Decision 1946 issued by the prime minister, forestland must not be used to build golf courses. … [Read more...] about Lao Cai and Quang Nam golf course projects approved