Artists perform at the event (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The second Asia- Europe Music Festival and the 34th Asian Composers League Festival and Conference kicked off at the Hanoi Opera House on October 12.

Chairman of the Vietnam Union of Literature and Arts Associations Huu Thinh said the festival is expected to introduce Vietnamese revolutionary and contemporary music to international friends.

It also updates development in the music industry of Asian and European countries and helps foreign audiences understand more about Vietnam’s land, people, and culture, he added.

Visitors could enjoy special concerts, symphonies, chamber music, chorus, opera, and ballet with the participation of nearly 200 artists and musicians from 30 countries and territories.

The festival will run until October 18 under the theme “Music – Convergence and Pervasion”.

On the sideline of the event will be two workshops featuring Asian-European new music exchanges and Vietnamese monochord (dan bau).-VNA