They are two important works as they mark a new development in Vietnamese classical arts.
Composer Vinh Lai’s 4-movement symphony “The Unshakable and Heroic East – Southern Motherland” has strong flavors of Southern folk songs in a uniquely colorful and creative modern context as it shows profound humanity and philosophy.
There have not been many works in this standard four-movement structure lately; this work shows great effort and creativity.
The Ballet Suite “The Motherland”, choreographed by People’s Artists Ha The Dung, Luong Xuan Thanh and Ta Thuy Chi, music by Vu Viet Anh and La Y San, premiered in March 2015 and has made a great impression on the public and critics alike.
The work will be performed by famed dancer Ta Thuy Chi and artists from the Experimental Theatre of the Ho Chi Minh City School of Dance.
Symphony ”The unshakable and heroic East – Southern Motherland”
I. Allegro vivace
II. Lento marciale funebre
III. Moderato – Scherzando
IV. Allegretto – con fuoco. Frestino
Performing: HBSO Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Mer. A. Tran Vuong Thach
Suite Ballet ”The Motherland”
Script & Choreography: NP. A. Ha The Dung
Music: Vu Viet Anh, La Y San
Choreography: P. A. Ha The Dung, Ta Thuy Chi, Luong Xuan Thanh
Performing: Ta Thuy Chi & students, dancers of HCMC Dance Ballet School
Ticket prices are VND550,000 – VND400,000 – VND350,000 – VND200,000 – VND80,000 (for students only)