The world-renowned British conducting professor Colin Metters will return to Vietnam in November. This time he will be accompanied by Guy Johnston, a British cellist who won the 2000 BBC Young Musician of the Year.
The concerts are set for two nights, 21-22 November at the Hanoi Opera House. The programme will feature the Roman Carnival Overture by Hector Berlioz, Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No 5.
Besides Colin Metters and Guy Johnston, 90 musicians of the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra (VNSO) will also contribute to celebrating 40 years of Vietnam - UK relations. The talented young Vietnamese conductor Tran Nhat Minh from the Ho Chi Minh City Ballet, Symphony Orchestra and Opera (HBSO) will be the Assistant Conductor to Colin Metters.
Colin Metters was invited to Vietnam for the first time by the British Council 16 years ago to begin a training project for the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra. It became one of the most successful and longest UK - Vietnam cultural partnerships.
Colin Metters was awarded the Cultural Activists’ medal by Vietnamese government in 1999 for his services to Vietnamese culture. His work in Vietnam was even featured in a BBC documentary called Harmony in Hanoi, directed by Anthony Fabian in 2003.
Information on ticket:
Tickets are available at Hanoi Opera House (No.1 Trang Tien Street). You can also order for free delivery at 0913489858, 0903067996.