Some of Norway's top orchestral musicians and internationally famed opera artists like Siri Torjesen, Magnus Staveland, and Cho Hae Ryong will join the HBSO Symphony Orchestra and Choir for concerts at the HCM City Opera House on May 8 and 9.

The concerts will feature Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, which was chosen as the anthem for the European Union and to be played on the moon by a US mission as a message from humanity to other civilisations in the universe.

Maestro Terje Mikkelsen, who has performed at many prestigious European halls, will wield the baton at the concerts.

They are organised by HBSO in collaboration with the Norwegian Transposition Programme.-VNA