“Conciliation and Love Concert” performed by the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra under the baton of American conductor Charles Ansbacher will take place on April 22-23 in Hanoi.
|American conductor Charles Ansbacher.|
To kick of a series of events related to the Day for Conciliation and Love on September 9, VietNamNet cooperates with the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra to hold a special concert with the belief that music will help to build a peaceful community and a world full of tolerance and love.
The Conciliation and Love 2010 will involve the cooperation of over 80 instrumentalists of the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra and conductor Charles Ansbacher from the Boston Landmark orchestra.
Ansbacher holds titled positions with orchestras in Boston, Moscow, Sarajevo, and Bishkek. His primary relationship is with The Boston Landmarks Orchestra, which he created in 2000 as a gift to his home community. Among recently highly acclaimed performances, he conducted Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony in Harvard University’s Sanders Theatre with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, the same work he performed in Belgrade with American and Russian soloists, as the first American to appear on stage after the Kosovo-related NATO bombing of Serbia.
Beyond music, Ansbacher applied art to public policy making when, as a White House Fellow, he was co-chair of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Task Force on the Use of Design, Art, and Architecture in Transportation.
Being held at the Hanoi Opera House on April 22-23, the concert will introduce three works: La gazza ladra by Gioachino Antonio Rossini, PellÃ©as et MÃ©lisande by Gabriel FaurÃ© Urbain and the symphony No. 9 by AntonÃn Dvorak.
Gioachino Antonio Rossini (February 29, 1792 – November 13, 1868) was an Italian composer who wrote 39 operas as well as sacred music, chamber music, songs, and some instrumental and piano pieces. His best known operatic works include Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville), La Cenerentola, La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) and Guillaume Tell (William Tell). A tendency for inspired, song-like melodies is evident throughout his scores, which led to the nickname “The Italian Mozart.” Until his retirement in 1829, Rossini had been the most popular opera composer in history.
La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) is a melodramma or opera semiseria in two acts by Gioachino Rossini. The libretto was by Giovanni Gherardini after La pie voleuse by JMT Badouin d’Aubigny and Louis-Charles Caigniez. The opera is best known for its overture, which is notable for its use of snare drums.
Rossini was famous for his writing speed, and La gazza ladra was no exception. It was reported that the producer had to lock Rossini in a room the day before the first performance in order to write the overture. Rossini then threw each sheet out of the window to his copyists, who wrote out the full orchestral parts.
Gabriel Urbain FaurÃ© (12 May 1845 – 4 November 1924) was a French composer, organist, pianist, and teacher. He was the foremost French composer of his generation, and his musical style influenced many 20th century composers. His harmonic and melodic language affected how harmony was later taught.
PellÃ©as et MÃ©lisande, Op. 80 is the incidental music for the London production of Maeterlinck’s play which Gabriel FaurÃ© composed and conducted in 1898. A suite of five items for orchestra was published in 1900 and first performed in 1901. It has also been arranged for solo piano, as well as for piano duet.
AntonÃn Leopold DvoÅÃ¡k (September 8, 1841 – May 1, 1904) was a Czech composer of Romantic music, who employed the idioms of the folk music of Moravia and his native Bohemia. His works include operas, symphonic, choral and chamber music. His best-known works include his New World Symphony, the Slavonic Dances, “American” String Quartet, and Cello Concerto in B minor.
The Symphony No. 9 in E Minor “From the New World”, Op. 95, B. 178, popularly known as the New World Symphony, was composed by AntonÃn DvoÅÃ¡k in 1893 during his visit to the United States from 1892 to 1895. It is by far his most popular symphony, and one of the most popular in the modern repertoire. In older literature and recordings this symphony is often indicated as Symphony No. 5 – see also Curse of the ninth.