People's Artist Dang Thai Son to perform in Vietnam People's Artist Dang Thai Son will return to Vietnam to perform a concert titled ‘Dang Thai Son-New Sound in 20th Century’ at the Opera House in Hanoi at 8pm on December 4. Dang Thai Son will perform works of two famous French composers, Claude Debussy and Francis Poulenc. Besides that, he will also perform two works of musicians Do Hong Quan and Dang Huu Phuoc. The program will be attended by artist Luu Hong Quang, who will play piano pieces of Francis Poulenc. In his life, Dang Thai Son has remained devoted to Vietnamese music and always supported young musical talent of Vietnamese music. Currently, Dang Thai Son lives and works in Canada and also teaches music in France, the United States and China. In his free time, Dang Thai Son holds lectures at music festivals in many countries. People's Artist Dang Thai Son has performed in 40 countries across the world with famous orchestras, including the Leningrad Philharmonic, … [Read more...] about People’s Artist Dang Thai Son to perform in Vietnam this Dec.
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Bac Ninh to mark the 999th anniversary of enthronement of King Ly Thai To Authorities and local residents in Dinh Bang Commune, Tu Son Town in the northern province of Bac Ninh are busy preparing for a folk festival marking the 999th anniversary of the enthronement of King Ly Thai To at Do Temple on the annual fifteenth day of the lunar month or April 9, 2009, as reported by the Vietnam News Agency. The festival has a reputation for attracting thousands of pilgrims and visitors from around the country, who come to express their gratitude and devotion to Ly Cong Uan, or King Ly Thai To, founder of Thang Long, now Hanoi, and the first king of the Ly Dynasty which lasted from 1010 to 1225. … [Read more...] about Bac Ninh to mark the 999th anniversary of enthronement of King Ly Thai To
A three-day folk festival is being held at the Den Do (Do Temple) in northern Bac Ninh province to mark the 998th anniversary of the enthronement of King Ly Thai To. Ly Cong Uan, or King Ly Thai To, was the first King of Vietnam’s Ly Dynasty lasting from 1010 to 1225. He was the founder of Thang Long capital city, now Hanoi . Den Do was built under the Ly Dynasty in 1030 in Chau Co Phap village (now Dinh Bang village), in Tu Son district, where King Ly Thai To was born. The temple was to dedicated to the King and then his seven successors. King Ly’s descendants from the Republic of Korea have returned to join local descendants and thousands of pilgrims in the festival, which annually takes place on the 14th-16th day of the third lunar month (which fall on April 19-21 this year) with the main rituals on the 15th day. The Ly family from the RoK is descendants of prince Ly Long Tuong, seventh son of Ly Anh Tong (1138-1175), who had to leave the homeland in 1226 to avoid … [Read more...] about Folk festival marks Ly King’s enthronement
Artists from Thanh Hoa's Cultural Heritage Branch yesterday cast a bronze drum using the traditional handcraft method right in Hanoi on the sidelines of a seminar on Bronze Drums in Vietnamese culture at 36 Ly Thai To Street. With the casting finished, it will now take several days to polish the drum. When completed, the drum will have bright patterns and resonating sound. That such a bronze drum could be made in the 21st century is evidence that the Thanh Hoa artists succeed in their efforts to research and revitalize the ancient Vietnamese art of making bronze drums, one of the oldest trade crafts of ancient Vietnamese. Source: CAND/QDND … [Read more...] about Casting Dong Son bronze drums in Hanoi
The Vietnam Feature Film Studio will start shooting a film of King Ly Thai To Ly Cong Uan on November 1 of next year to commemorate Hanoi’s 1,000th anniversary. The film will be made in many local areas, such as Son Tay, Hoa Binh and Da Nang , as well as places in China , at an estimated budget of VND 40 billion (US $2.5 million). The Vietnam Feature Film Studio will invite foreign specialists to join, including Japanese musician Kitaro and Chinese cameraman Du Khafeng. The film is scheduled to be released on May 1, 2010. (Source: VNA) … [Read more...] about Film on King Ly Thai To readies for anniversary