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HBSO Program for February 2020

Having performed in 40 cities since 2000, winning such accolades as: “a splendid ensemble with captivating musicality” (Nordwest-Zeitung, Germany), “an exceptional orchestra” (Le Dauphine, France), “a very good orchestra” (Beethoven Magazine, Poland) “ proven to be an orchestra worthy of bearing the flag of its country” (Le Devoir Montréal), Hong Kong Sinfonietta is now making its début in Vietnam.

Under the baton of Music Director Yip Wing-sie, the concerts will also feature pianist Pavel Koleshikov (winner of the 2012 Honens International Piano Competition) and an all-Beethoven programme in celebration of the 250th anniversary of the composer.


  • Beethoven Leonore Overture No 3, Op 72b
  • Beethoven Piano Concerto No 3 in C minor, Op 37
  • Beethoven Symphony No 5 in C minor, Op 67

Music Director/Conductor: Yip Wing-sie 葉詠詩

Piano: Pavel Kolesnikov

15 7:30 PM, Saturday
February 2020

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.”