HCMC Conservatory holds Spanish Night concert Friday
|Conductor David Gómez Ramírez from Spain|
The HCMC Conservatory of Music will host “A Spanish Night” concert featuring the Saigon Philharmonic Orchestra, Spanish conductor David Ramírez and three soloists from America and Vietnam this Friday. The program is highly recommended for those loving to listen to Spanish music.
Guitarists Angelo L. Favis and Nguyen Thanh Huy will stage cheerful melodies through two concertos of Rodrigo and Vivaldi. Especially, T’rung, a percussion instrument from the Central Highlands of Vietnam, will be introduced by Meritorious Artist Ngo Tuyet Mai via Rhapsody No. 2 of Nguyen Van Thuong.
David Gómez Ramírez is one of the most promising young conductors and composers in Spain. He has been serving as director of the Lira Saguntina Symphony Orchestra in Valencia, and director of the Conservatory of Music “Joaquin Rodrigo” in Sagunto, Valencia since 2007. He has been the resident conductor in Seville and Coutances (France) Orchestre. In 2010, he received the “Giraldillo de Oro” prize from the Cultural Arts and Sciences Association, which is recognized by UNESCO and the Ministry of Culture of Spain.
Angelo L. Favis is co-founder – with Kimberly M. Risinger – of the Linden Flute & Guitar Duo. He earned his B.M. and M.M. degrees in Guitar Performance at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Manhattan School of Music. He got many prizes, notably at the American String Teachers Association National Solo Competition and the Eighth International Solo Competition sponsored by the Guitar Foundation of America. He has worked as lecturer at the University of Akron, Ohio University, the University of the Philippines, Roosevelt University. Currently, he is guitar professor at Illinois State University, Bloomington.
Classical guitarist Nguyen Thanh Huy is leader of the Guitar and Accordion Department at the HCMC Conservatory of Conservatory. In 1994 he won first prize at the 2nd National HCMC Open guitar competition.
Ngo Tuyet Mai gained the title of Meritorious Artist in 2007. She can perform T’rung, a monochord. She got first prize for T’rung duo at the Traditional Dance and Music Festival in HCMC in 2002 and won silver medal for T’rung solo at the National Professional Dance Music Festival (2009).
Standard and VIP tickets are priced at VND200,000 and VND250,000 respectively. The event will take place at the Concert Hall of the HCMC Conservatory of Music, 112 Nguyen Du Street, District 1, HCMC. For bookings, call 0903 034 112.
|T’rung artist Ngo Tuyet Mai – – PHOTOS: COURTESY OF ORGANIZERS|
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