Concert to celebrate Vietnam-US diplomatic ties

A concert, celebrating 20 years of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and the US, will take place at the Hanoi Opera Theatre, on October 7.
Illustrative photo
Illustrative photo

The concert will be comprised of two parts, featuring four works by Samuel Barber, Paul Chihara, Anton Webern and Arnold Schönberg.

The event will feature the performance of Vietnamese-American classical pianist Nguyen Quynh, who will present a new work by American composer Paul Chihara, written exclusively for her.

The Hanoi-born Nguyen Quynh studied piano since she was four years old. Quynh currently serves on the faculty of Hunter College and the International Keyboard Institute and Festival in New York City.

She has performed extensively throughout the United States and Europe, including Hungary, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and France. Paul Chihara was the founder and chairman of the UCLA Visual Media graduate programme, which is devoted to training composers for film, Broadway musicals, and the concert stage.