Art programme marks Vietnam Music Day

Thursday, 2014-09-04 11:27:35
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A choir from Vietnam National Academy of Music (Source: vanhien.vn)
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Nhan Dan – An art programme entitled ‘Our Homeland’ was held at Hanoi Opera House on September 3 to mark Vietnam Music Day.

The event featured songs praising the land, sea and islands and people of Vietnam through the performances of singers and dancers from the Vietnam Music Song and Dance Theatre and the Vietnam National Academy of Music.

Speaking at the event, Chairman of the Vietnam Musicians’ Association Do Hong Quan said that Vietnam Music Day vividly reflected the development and achievements of Vietnamese music through a series of activities ranging from symphonies, choirs, traditional instrumental performances, time-honoured and newly composed songs.

On the occasion, the Vietnam Musicians’ Association presented certificates of merit to those making significant contributions to Vietnam's musical development and musicians who joined a field trip to Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago in May this year.

The annual Vietnam Music Day has been held since September 3, 2010 to honour Vietnamese music and musicians, as well as to bring music closer to the public. On the same day in 1960, President Ho Chi Minh conducted a choir and an orchestra in a performance of Bai Ca Ket Doan (Solidarity Song) at Hanoi’s Botanical Garden.