A concert will be held at the Saigon Opera Theatre in Ho Chi Minh City on March 9 to commemorate the 330th birthdays of two of the world’s musical geniuses, Johann Sebastian Bach and George Frideric Handel.

The HCM City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera (HBSO) said on March 3 that the event will take place amid an array of activities held around the world this year to celebrate the composers’ 330th birthdays.

Outstanding performers will include Russian pianist Igor Chistokletov, Korean soprano Cho Hae Royng, and Vietnamese baritone Dao Mac, along with the HBSO chorus and symphony orchestra. The concert will be conducted by young prodigy Tran Nhat Minh.

The programme aims to introduce classical music aficionados to prominent works of the two composers.

The German composer Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) is widely considered one of the most influential composers in Europe. Meanwhile, German-British George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) was admired by W.A. Mozart, L.V. Beethoven, and J. Brahms.-VNA