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HBSO Program for Dec 2018

December will feature HBSO’s biggest programs in 2018.

Petros Karpathakis

The special Christmas Concert will be held on December 19, 2018 at 8 pm, Saigon Opera House. It is edited and conducted by Greek Maestro Petros Karpathakis. This young and talented conductor is also a great pianist who won “C.O.Y”’s16th International Piano Competition.

The concert has two parts; part one is cheerful with the famous Nutcracker Suite by Tchaikovsky and Jazz Suite No. 2 by Shostakovich, part two bring more colours with many vocal works.

This part has both classical songs by such masters as F. Schubert, G. Bizet, C. Gounod, and C. Franck and Christmas songs such as Adeste Fideles by John Francis Wade, O Holy Night by Adolphe Adam, White Christmas by Irving Berlin… The performers include Cho Hae Ryong, Pham Khanh Ngoc, Pham Trang, Tran Thanh Nam, Ly Hoang Kim, Phan Huu Trung Kiet, Saigon Lady Choir and HBSO choir. Especially, A Christmas Festival by L.Anderson will open part two.

19 8:00 PM, Wednesday
December 2018

The most expected performance of HBSO in 2018 is probably the musical "Diary of A Cricket", having the Broadway musical style by musician Vu Viet Anh, based on the story of the same name by the author To Hoai. The premier will be in concert version at 8 pm on December 29th, 2018 at Saigon Opera House.

This largest invested musical of 2018, directed by Pham Hoang Nam and choreographed by John Huy Tran is expected to premier its fully-staged performance in June next year, 2019.

Composer Vu Viet Anh is known with many Vietnamese famous songs with beautiful lyrics. He composed many orchestral works and this is his first time composing in this field, which is widely welcomed by music lovers.

29 8:00 PM, Saturday
December 2018

HBSO Program for Jan 2019

Nhạc trưởng Lê Phi Phi
Nhạc trưởng Lê Phi Phi

To start off our 2019, Ho Chi Minh City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera will present the special Rock Symphony concert. The program is edited, staged, and conducted by the well-known Maestro Le Phi Phi. This will be a triumphant night – true meaning of welcoming the New Year.

The mix of all-time most favourite melodies from the world famous bands such as Queen, Pink Floyd, String, The Beatles, ABBA, Bee Gees, Michael Jackson ... with the symphony orchestra, concert band, and the choir will create a new, more expressive and profound effect.

Those all-time greatest songs that touch millions of hearts around the world, highlighted in memory of the last century such as Bohemian Rhapsody, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, We Are The World, Twist And Shout, Waterloo, How Deep Is Your Love ... will be performed, once again affirming the great artistic values that have been made for mankind.

9 8:00 PM, Wednesday
January 2018

Contemporary Dance Café Saigon got its success since the first launch in June 2018 at the Opera House. This is the latest artwork from two Dutch dancers Maïté Guérin and Joost Vrouenraets. They came to Ho Chi Minh City to work with nearly 20 dancers from the HBSO Ballet for about a month and launched a new, strikingly different style of contemporary dance from any other ones that HBSO Ballet did before. Finally, 10 best dancers were selected for this work.

The Saigon coffee scene is the basis for the interaction of different relationships among young people today: how they come together then separate, intertwined with the passion, the eager as well as the thoughts about everyday’s problems.

19 8:00 PM, Saturday
January 2018

The Municipal Theatre of Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon Opera House (Vietnamese: Nha hat lon Thanh pho Ho Chi Minh; French: Opera de Saigon), is an opera house in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It is an example of French Colonial architecture in Vietnam.

Built in 1897 by French architect Eugène Ferret as the Opera de Saigon, the 800 seat building was used as the home of the Lower House assembly of South Vietnam after 1956. It was not until 1975 that it was again used as a theatre, and restored in 1995.

Ho Chi Minh City Ballet and Symphony Orchestra”, with its primary objective being: “Staging and giving concerts featuring masterpieces of the world academic music as well as Vietnamese classical and contemporary works, building a rich repertoire of orchestral, ensemble, solo, opera, and ballet numbers..etc... in order to meet the increasing public and tourist demands in the City and the Southern region.”