A special concert is being held in Hanoi with the aim of increasing cultural exchanges between countries and territories in Northeast Asia.

Titled Beethoven 9 th , the concert is also meant to mark the 250 th anniversary of the great composer Ludwig van Beethoven’s birthday.

The Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra joins artists from Japan , the Republic of Korea , the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Taiwan and China in performing his masterpiece Symphony No.9.

The concert will be performed until 2020 with Vietnam as the first destination.-VNA