Hanoi (VNS/VNA) – The Quintet of the Seinajoki City Orchestra will perform Finnish and Vietnamese music at free concerts in Hanoi on December 5 and 7.

At the two concerts, the Pohjanmaa Quintet will also play with Vietnamese musicians from the Hanoi Arts School.

The Pohjanmaa Quintet is Finland’s only regular wind quintet with the same configuration. It was founded in 1991 as part of the orchestra which is known not only for tango music but also as a classical orchestra in South Ostrobothnia.

The orchestra has had concerts not only in its homeland of Finland but also in Germany, Russia, Hungary, Spain, Italy, Chile and Vietnam.

Taking place at Cong Nhan (Worker) Theatre, 42 Trang Tien street, on December 5 evening, the concert will feature Finnish music by composers Jean Sibellius, Joonas Kokkhonen, Atso Almila and Lauri Toivio. In addition, three Ostrobothnian folk songs which were arranged by Jouko Vijanen for the quintet will be played.

Entitled Mua Dong Phong Bac (Winter from the North), the second concert on December 7 will be held at the Hanoi Arts School, 7 Hai Ba Trung street. Highlight of the concert will be a performance by the quintet and the school’s traditional musicians. They will play folk song Trong Com from northern Vietnam.

The concerts are held by the Hanoi People’s Committee, South Ostronothnia Region, the Finnish Embassy and Asia Renko to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Finland-Vietnam diplomatic ties and the 10th year of Hanoi - South Ostronothnia friendship.

They are free for music lovers who are interested in Finnish music. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.-VNA