Classical music concerts celebrate Christmas season hinh anh 1The Republic of Korea's soprano Cho Hae-ryong will perform at the Winter Concert to welcome the Christmas season at the HCM City Conservatory of Music on December 12. (File Photo)
HCM City (VNA) - Two classical music concerts will be held in HCM City on December 12 to welcome the Christmas season.

The Winter Concert, which will present works by Verdi, Mozart, Stachowski and Glinka, will feature soprano Cho Hae-ryong from the Republic of Korea and cellist Zdzislaw Lapinski from Poland.

Lapinski is the artistic director of the Chamber Ensemble Primo Allegro. He is also professor and head of the cello department at the Academy of Music in Kracow, Poland.

The artists will perform with Vietnamese tenor and Meritorious Artist Ta Minh Tam, pianists Nguyen Thuy Yen and Nguyen Lan Anh, and clarinetist Nguyen Tuan Loc.

The Saigon Philharmonic Orchestra will also be featured.

The concert will be led by conductor and Meritorious Artist Tran Vuong Thach, director of the HCM City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera.

At another Christmas concert in the city, the Saigon Classical Music Group will present a Holy Night concert at the city’s Southern Women’s Museum.

The concert will feature classic carols as well as compositions by Shostakovich, Wohlfahrt and Franck.

Excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, Haydn’s Messiah and Franz Lehár’s The Merry Widow will be performed during the night as well.

The performance will feature young vocalists, violinists and pianists of the Saigon Classical Music Group, together with the Saigon Choir.-VNA