Artists from the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra (VNNO) joined with others from Japan, the Republic of Korea and the United States in a concert at Carnegie Hall in New York on Jan. 8.

Themed “Peace”, the joint concert was the first of its kind in New York, drawing diplomat officials and audiences from the four countries.

With works by the world’s well-known composers of Mikhail Glinka, Peter Tchaikovsky, Sergei Rachmaninoff, the artists reflected the aspiration of peace and friendship among nations.

Ambassador Bui The Giang, Deputy Head of the Vietnamese permanent delegation to the UN, said this is first time in New York a join music concert of Vietnam, the RoK, Japan and the US has taken place.

“This is a symbol of development of friendship and cooperation among nations and delivers a message of peace and friendship to people all over the world,” Ambassador Giang said before the performance.

The concert under the baton of Japanese conductor Honna Tetsuji is performed by artists from the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra, the US Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra and 16-year-old pianist Isadora Kim of the RoK./.