Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra to tour Vietnam
By My Tran in HCMC
The Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra will perform concerts in HCMC and Hanoi from October 31 to November 3 under the baton of conductors Claus Peter Flor, of Malaysia, and Tran Vuong Thach.
In HCMC, the concert ‘From the New World’ takes place at HCMC Opera House, 7 Lam Son Square in downtown HCMC at 8 p.m. on October 31. The night will be opened by a folk song from central region arranged for string orchestra by Ngo Hoang Quan, followed by works of Datuk Mokhzani Ismail and Sergei Prokofiev. Meanwhile, the second part is highlighted by Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony No.9 ‘From the New World’ in E Minor, op.95.
Audiences will have a chance to enjoy the talents of young pianist Tengku Ahmad Irfan.
Malaysia Philharmonic Orchestra over the past 15 seasons has consistently impressed and inspired audiences with its 105-member symphony orchestra made up of musicians from 25 nations.
Along with concerts in major cities of Malaysia, the orchestra has performed in Singapore, Japan and Korea (2001), Australia (2004), China (2006), Taiwan (2007) and Japan (2009).
In HCMC, they will perform for students at Collet High School at 10 Ho Xuan Huong Street in District 3 at 8 p.m. on October 29 and at the program ‘Young Melodies’ at HCMC Opera House at 3 p.m. on October 31.
In Hanoi, they will perform at To Hoang High School at 27 Dai Co Viet Street at 8 p.m. on November 2, Birla Children’s Village, 4 Doan Ke Thien Street at 8 a.m. on November 3 and at 8 p.m. at Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien Street.