The Northeast German Philharmonic Orchestra will perform with artists from around the world in HCM City on Nov. 3.

Conducted by Thomas Dorsch, the concert will feature 15 masterpieces played by pianist Pamela Nicholson and violinist Vasco Vassilev, accompanied by Vietnamese soprano Pham Thi Duyen Huyen.

The orchestra, founded in 1993 with the merging of the Greifswald and Stralsund theatres, has become internationally acclaimed. Its diverse repertoire extends from classical to contemporary with a special emphasis on Scandinavian composers.

Nicholson and Vassilev are used to sharing the stage, as this classical duo regularly performs and records together. Tomorrow, the pair will play Turando Fantasy by Puccini, as part of their mission to bring classical music to the cutting edge of popular culture.

Soprano Huyen has been studying at the Vietnam National Academy of Music since 2002, with a focus on Italian classical opera. She was featured in the Vietnamese premiere of Mozart's Magic Flute in 2006 and won second prize in the National Chamber Opera Contest in 2009.

Huyen will sing two arias from Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte and Spanish modern composer Moreno Torroba's La Marchenera.

"I want to thank the organisers who have given me a rare chance to perform with internationally recognised artists. It's a huge honour for me and I will try my best to inspire a love of classical music in the audience," she said.

Dorsch, tomorrow's conductor, has presided over the Bratislava Radio Orchestra, the NDR Radio Philharmonic Orchestra Hanover and the Orchestra Musica Viva Bremen.

In addition to the philharmonic tour, he has been rehearsing new productions of Tosca, Hansel and Grete and Valkyrie for the upcoming season.

Tomorrow's concert will highlight pieces by Bach, Bizet and Brahms, which have been newly arranged by the show's art director Pamela Tan Nicholson.

Her transcription of Carmen draws on Spanish flamenco and gypsy dance styles.

"Both have highly individualistic ways of conveying the emotional undertones of Carmen's music," Nicholson notes in the show's programme.

The HCM City performance is part of the philharmonic's Toyota Classic 2011 tour, which also includes stops in Brunei, South Korea, Malaysia, and Taipei./.