The HCM City Conservatory of Music will mark its 55th anniversary with a classical music concert on Sept. 30.

Artists from the conservatory and Hanoi 's Vietnam National Academy of Music will perform symphonies written by several celebrated artists like Quang Hai, Hoang Cuong, Nguyen Van Nam, and Ca Le Thuan who have worked at the conservatory for many years and helped train generations of musicians.

The concert will begin with a ceremony to confer the State's Independence Order, Second Class, on the conservatory for its contribution to the country's music scene.

The conservatory will also hold an exhibition to display photos and documents of its activities over the past 55 years.

It was renamed in 1981 after being known as the Sai Gon National Music School since its founding in 1956. The conservatory, situated in Nguyen Du Street, District 1, provides training in more than 100 branches including symphony musical instruments, singing, and Vietnamese traditional musical instruments./.