Mozart and the symphony
Wednesday,  Mar 21,2018,18:16 (GMT+7)
The symphony is not at the forefront of Mozart’s productions, as it is of Beethoven’s. Many people prefer his operas, his piano concertos, his masses and his chamber music, quartets and quintets especially. Nonetheless, his symphonies are a major constituent of his output, unequal though they may be.
Spotify expands to Vietnam
Thursday,  Mar 15,2018,23:50 (GMT+7)
After hearsay and guesswork, on March 13, the worldwide well-known music streaming service Spotify.com has officially entered Vietnam’s market.
International artists to show up at Vietnam-Italy concert this Friday
Thursday,  Mar 15,2018,23:49 (GMT+7)
The Italian Embassy in Hanoi is joining forces with the IBLA Foundation to organize a music concert on March 16 at the Hanoi Youth Theater to mark the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Italy and Vietnam.
Francophone Film Festival to be launched nationwide
Wednesday,  Mar 14,2018,16:34 (GMT+7)
Film enthusiasts will have the opportunity to watch 11 cinema works for free at a film festival set to be held in Hanoi, HCMC, Vinh and Thua Thien-Hue from March 17 to April 1.
Star violinist returns to Saigon
Tuesday,  Mar 13,2018,23:28 (GMT+7)
Sunday, March 18, sees an important concert from the HCMC Ballet and Symphony Orchestra (HBSO). It consists of two major 19th century concertos for string instruments, the first for violin by Max Bruch, the second for cello by Camille Saint-Saens.
More on the HBSO program for 2018
Thursday,  Mar 8,2018,16:52 (GMT+7)
The Ho Chi Minh City Ballet and Symphony Orchestra (HBSO) has certainly come up with a rich banquet of concerts, ballets and opera performances for the delectation of its Saigon audiences in the rest of 2018.
Germany’s Thomas Anders to stage Hanoi gig
Wednesday,  Mar 7,2018,23:18 (GMT+7)
World-famous singer Thomas Anders of Germany’s legendary pop band Modern Talking came back to Vietnam for a one-night show called “Modern Talking ft Thomas Anders Live in Concert” on March 7 at the National Convention Center in Hanoi.
HBSO gears up with new art programs in 2018
Wednesday,  Feb 28,2018,22:48 (GMT+7)
Despite facing a slew of difficulties and obstacles for its development in recent years, the HCMC Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera (HBSO) is still making stringent efforts to provide more quality entertainment for the audience. This year, a range of new art programs with international cooperation will be introduced to the public to diversify entertainment activities for local people and the expat community.
Japanese jazz musician to perform in Hanoi
Wednesday,  Jan 31,2018,17:11 (GMT+7)
Japanese jazz musician Yamashita Yosuke will stage a concert at the Hanoi Opera House at 8 p.m. on February 1 and 2.
Kong: Skull Island, shot in Vietnam, nominated for Oscars
Friday,  Jan 26,2018,22:49 (GMT+7)
The Hollywood blockbuster “Kong: Skull Island”, directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, with some scenes filmed in Quang Binh, Ninh Binh and Quang Ninh provinces in Vietnam, has recently received a nomination for the “Best Visual Effect” category at the 90th Academy Awards, or the Oscars.
Russian folk dance troupe to perform at Hue Festival 2018
Wednesday,  Jan 24,2018,23:15 (GMT+7)
Russia’s folk dance troupe “Siberian Patterns” will come to Vietnam for a performance at the Hue Festival 2018 scheduled to take place from April 28 to May 2 in the former imperial capital of Hue in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue, the organizing committee of the festival told the Daily in an email on January 23.
Ballet revival to end HBSO’s fall and winter season
Thursday,  Jan 11,2018,18:11 (GMT+7)
When I last reviewed the HCMC Ballet and Symphony Orchestra’s Suite Ballet Carmen in Saigon Times on October 3, 2017, I said I could have watched it over and over again. Now I have an opportunity to watch it at least one more time. It’s being revived at the Opera House on Friday January 19.
Music concert to be held to mark 45 years of Vietnam-Japan relations
Thursday,  Jan 11,2018,17:41 (GMT+7)
Popular Japanese music band “Kuricorder and Friends” will come to Vietnam for a music concert in Hanoi on January 12 and in HCMC on January 14.
HBSO to kick off New Year concert
Monday,  Jan 8,2018,20:34 (GMT+7)
The HCMC Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera (HBSO) will organize a classical concert entitled “A night of Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich” under the baton of well-known Vietnamese conductor Le Phi Phi at the Opera House at 8 p.m. tomorrow. 
Shostakovich the enigma, Tchaikovsky the crowd-pleaser
Tuesday,  Jan 2,2018,16:33 (GMT+7)
Dmitri Shostakovich is one of the great enigmas of classical music. He was the most celebrated composer of the Stalin era, but his music is almost invariably morose and darkly brooding. Was this because he was himself a clinically depressive, or was he trying to say things that the Stalinist tyranny wouldn’t allow him to say openly, or even at all?
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