Vietnamese and French musicians will treat local audiences to a music filled evening at the Ha Noi Opera House today (July 13).

Pieces by composers Beethoven, Francis Poulenc from France and Do Hong Quan from Vietnam will be featured in the one and a half hour performance.

The night will open with Rhapsody of Vietnam, composed by Quan, by the two pianists Michel Bourdoncle and Ta Quang Dong under the baton of conductor Claire Levacher.

A concerto for two pianos and an orchestra set in D minor, composed by Poulenc, will follow. Beethoven’s Symphony No 7 will conclude the concert in four parts.

The concert will be held to celebrate Bastille Day, the French National Day, which falls on July 14.

Pianist Michel Bourdoncle studied at the Paris Conservatoire, winning first prizes in chamber music and piano classes taught by Genevieve Joy and Dominique Merlet.

He has performed on the big stage in New York, Sao Paulo, Moscow, Milan and Japan.

Conductor Claire Levacher is a professor at the Paris Conservatory. She studied piano and has won prizes in France, Italy and the Czech Republic.

Ta Quang Dong graduated from the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music in 1994 with excellent marks. He earned his Doctorate in Music in 2003 in Moscow and has given successful performances in both Moscow and Hanoi.

Tickets are available at the Ha Noi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien Street./.