The Hanoi New Music Ensemble will play contemporary music at concerts on June 18-19 (Photo courtesy Goethe Institute)

Hanoi (VNA) - The Goethe Institute and the Hanoi New Music Ensemble (HNME) will present a contemporary music programme on June 18-19.

Compositions from different countries will be presented but with special emphasis on works of Vietnamese composers.

Besides instruments of European classical music, the traditional Vietnamese monochord will also be used to interpret the contemporary music.

HNME was founded in 2015 on the initiative of composer Vu Nhat Tan, violinist Pham Truong Son, composer Tran Kim Ngoc and American conductor Jeff von der Schmidt. The new group is eager to bring Vietnamese and international contemporary music to a broad Vietnamese public.

The concerts will take place at the Hanoi Goethe Institute, 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street. Admission is free.-VNA