Artists herald Vietnam-US diplomatic ties hinh anh 1​Press conference to introduce the event (Photo: VNA)
HCM City (VNA) - Vietnamese and American artists came together at a concert in Ho Chi Minh City on November 19 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

American maestro David Itkin along with Vietnamese violinist Vu Viet Chuong and musician Vu Viet Anh performed works by American composers such as Samuel Osmond Barber and Howard Harold Hanson.

Visitors were also treated to domestic popular pieces such as “Vang son” (Golden) and “Lang man” (Romantic).

The art performances aim to convey a message of peace and friendship to the audience, said Chairwoman of the Vietnam-US friendship association in the city Nguyen Thi Ngoc Phuong.

Organised by the Vietnam-US friendship association in HCM City and the HCM City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera (HBSO) symphony orchestra, the concert is a special gift for disadvantaged children across the city.-VNA