L'Espace hosts maiden concert by flutist Huong Flutist Nguyen Ly Huong will perform her debut recital this weekend in Ha Noi at the French cultural centre, L'Espace. Huong, 24, took first place in an international flute competition in southern China's Nanning City last year. The recent Viet Nam National Academy of Music graduate will perform a mix of classical and contemporary works for L'Espace, including a Chinese piece called Sao Dem (Night Flute) that helped her beat 78 competitors in Nanning. Huong and two guest musicians, pianist Quynh Trang and clarinetist Tran Khanh Quang, will perform experimental versions of pieces originally composed for orchestras. After her Ha Noi debut, she'll appear on stage at the Toyota Classics 2014 concert in HCM City on November 18. She will perform Mozart's Flute Concerto's first movement with the Covent Garden Soloists Orchestra. "It is an honour for me to play with the orchestra, which was founded by members of London's world-renowned Royal … [Read more...] about Art & Entertainment News 5/11
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Subscription Concert Vol.74 "Rheinische" 30 and 31 Oct 2014, 8 pm Hanoi Opera House 1 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội You are invited to a subscription concert Vol.74 "Rheinische" with the performance of: Conductor: Olivier Leo Schmidt Piano Soloist: Dao Trong Tuyen And the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra Program Dang Huu Phuc Suite for Symphonic Orchestra World Premiere Eight Symphonic pieces from Vietnamese folk song Robert Schumann Piano Concerto a-minor Op.54 Vietnam Premiere Robert Schumann Symphony No.3 Eb major Op.97 "Rhenish" Vietnam Premiere Tickets Ticket prices: 200000, 350000, 500000 VND. All tickets available at Hanoi Opera House or can book online at vnso.org.vn. For free delivery Call: 0913489858, 0983067996. French Modern Cuisine Experience at Metropole Hanoi 29 Oct - 01 Nov 2014 Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi 15 Ngo Quyen Str, Hanoi For the first time in Hanoi, Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi proudly present a marvellous French fine dining experience … [Read more...] about Highlights for the Week Oct. 27 – 31
While investors welcome the decision by the American, Japanese and other governments to pump money into big corporations and leading banks, taxpayers are extremely concerned about these bailout packages. Should workers endorse the government's use of public money to save large corporations whose owners and CEOs had enjoyed multimillion-dollar bonuses and then pushed the world economy to the brink of collapse? They themselves are struggling with inflation, unemployment, loss of homes, and being pushed out on the streets, but no one offers them any bailout packages. An entry posted on Laborhome.org, a forum of British workers, recently compared using taxpayers' money to save banks and other companies to people having a big bash and asking their poor neighbors to pick up the tab. Capitalists have only seen their profits dip but not lost personal assets due to the economic crisis. To hold on to their profits, they have cut jobs, production, and investment. It is the working class that … [Read more...] about Victims of financial crisis or capitalism?
Sahaja yogis offer meditation music Music of Joy – a music group gathering sahaja yoga practitioners will have their debut performance in Ha Noi on Sunday, July 1. A multicultural group of musicians in Australia, who believe the purpose of music is to create and share joy, the group has performed ancient bhajans – Indian devotional songs. They have also added to their repertoire music from Pakistan, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, England, Israel, Russia and Africa, as well as a number of home-grown compositions by members of the group. Before the performance in Ha Noi, Music of Joy will also be staged in HCM City on Saturday, June 30. The group's performances in Viet Nam is a part of their Asian tour concert, taking place in Thailand, China, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia and the Philippines. Co-organised by the Sahaja Yoga Vietnam and Sahaja Yoga Australia, the free concert will take place at Thang Long Ballroom, 7th floor, Melia Hanoi Hotel, 44B Ly Thuong Kiet Street, from … [Read more...] about ART & ENTERTAINMENT IN BRIEF 28/6
Nearly 4 million visitors to Hanoi flower festival The capital city has attracted nearly 4 million visitors to its special three-day festival entitled “Hanoi - A destination for streets and flowers”. The event, lasting from December 31 to January 2, left deep impressions on both domestic and foreign tourists. Various activities took place during the occasion, including music and dance performances, a flower arrangement contest, and cuisine offerings. Flower decorations embellished Thang Long Royal Citadel and Van Mieu temple, as well as Giong temple in Hanoi’s outlying district of Soc Son. HCM City flower and book festivals to welcome Tet Two big flower and book festivals will take place in Ho Chi Minh City next week to welcome the coming lunar new year, which falls on January 23. Artisans around Ho Chi Minh City are sprinting to finish the decorations for the annual Nguyen Hue Flower Street Festival, which will be open from January 20-26 in District 1 to … [Read more...] about ART & ENTERTAINMENT IN BRIEF 4/1