Youngsters bring rhapsody to symphonic music

Monday, 2014-11-24 17:21:44
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Rhapsody Philharmonic members playing at the event held on November 22 in front of Vincom City Towers in Hanoi (Source: Rhapsody Philharmonic)
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NDO - A monthly music event is being held in the streets of Hanoi to promote symphonic music to the public by young musicians from Rhapsody Philharmonic orchestra.

The orchestra, made up of musicians aged 17-25 from the Vietnam National Academy of Music (VNAM), will bring to stage classic compositions by world renowned composers including Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart remixed in a contemporary style.

The audiences can also enjoy contemporary music, film soundtracks, game music and hit songs by popular artists such as Eminem, Rihanna and Michael Jackson remixed in symphonic style.

By blending classical and contemporary music, the programme is intended to bring classical music closer to audiences, especially young people.

The event is scheduled for 2 pm on the third Saturday of the month in open spaces such as the Hanoi Opera House’s square, Thong Nhat park and Trang Tien plaza’s ground.

The series made its debut on November 22 in front of Vincom City Towers in Hanoi, when street walkers were delighted with soundtrack from ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ film series.

Rhapsody Philharmonic was set up in 2010 to create a venue for Vietamese young musicians to exchange and play different styles of music ranging from classic, pop, rock and R&B. All of members of the orchestra have excelled at the VNAM, with some having won prizes at international musical contests.