Classical music lovers can appreciate some of the genre's canonical works by composers Vivaldi, Bartok and Astor Piazzolla at the J-Classic on October 4 in Hanoi.

Pieces by the three composers will be performed by the Hanoi Ensemble & Friends, a collection of young artists and teachers from Vietnam National Academy of Music.

The evening, presented by the Japan Foundation Centre for Cultural Exchange, also features a variety of classical and popular tunes from Japan by Nanae Mimura, Takatsugu Muramatsu and Shin-itchiro Yokoyama.

The J-Classic is part of the JF Garage Concert, an annual concert series held in the Japan Foundation's garage and courtyard.

The event aims to promote musical diversity to Hanoi, especially in introducing Japanese music and musicians.

The free hour-long concert starts at 8pm at 27 Quang Trung, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi.-VNA