N.Y. Philharmonic Goes To Vietnam

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Just in case you were interested:

Representatives of the New York Philharmonic visited Hanoi on Thursday to prepare for the orchestra's Vietnam debut in October. The philharmonic will play two concerts in Hanoi as part of an Asian tour that will also include stops in Tokyo, Seoul and Singapore. It will be the orchestra's first international tour under the leadership of new musical director Alan Gilbert, who takes over from Lorin Maazel in September.

"To be able to play for a new music public and be able to capitalize on the warmth and friendship that is so clearly developing here between our two countries is really a marvelous thing," Gilbert said. He spoke to reporters shortly before touring Hanoi's historic opera house, where the philharmonic is scheduled to play on Oct. 16 and 17.

The philharmonic plans a live broadcast of the concerts.
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