Father-daughter duo to perform in Hanoi
By Hanh Thu in Hanoi
Former Mayor of Northbrook City, Illinois, Mark Damisch will perform works by Debussy, Copland and Chopin in Hanoi at 8 p.m. tomorrow and Friday with his daughter Alexandra as the Vietnam National Academy of Music in Hanoi holds a piano recital.
The event is among several cultural activities co-held annually by the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi and the academy to promote culture and arts between the two countries.
The Hanoi performance is part of his summer concert tour of India, Vietnam, Cambodia, Australia and New Zealand.
Damisch began the organ at four at the Evanston Conservatory of Music. He switched to the piano at seven, the same year that he played in public for the first time at a church in Valentine, Nebraska and was touring Europe by his teens.
In addition to a successful career as a personal injury lawyer, a stint as a corruption-busting prosecutor and three terms as mayor of Northbrook, Damisch returned to his music in 1974. For several summers over the past decade, Damisch and his family have performed classical concerts to promote peace and goodwill in parts of Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
The concert will take place at Concert Hall of the Vietnam National Academy of Music, 77 Hao Nam Street, Dong Da District. Admission is free and to receive tickets register at http://creator.zoho.com.