|The Exemplary Band of the National Guard Forces of the Russian Federation - Photo: Courtesy of organizer
In their first visit to Vietnam, the band will perform famous Vietnamese, Russian and international songs, said musician Do Hong Quan, chairman of the Vietnam Musicians’ Association, at a press conference on November 27.
Their first concert will take place at the Grand Concert Hall of the Vietnam National Academy of Music in Hanoi on December 6, followed by the second show at the Quang Ninh Exhibition, Planning and Expo Center in Halong City on December 8.
The concerts will also feature Vietnamese artists including People’s Artist Quang Tho and singers Tung Duong and Lan Anh.
Founded in 1956, the Exemplary Band of the National Guard Forces of the Russian Federation has performed in numerous concerts and major events around the world such as the 1980 Summer Olympics and the World Festival of Youth and Students in 1985.
In their upcoming performances in Vietnam, the band will be led by Colonel Vladimir Vasyak, head of the Military Band Music Service - Chief Military Conductor of the Russian National Guard Forces and Honored Artist of Russia.
Musician Do Hong Quan said the event is part of activities to mark the Russia-Vietnam Friendship Year 2019 and promote cooperation in culture and art between the two countries.