The event will be performed by artists of the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Japanese conductor Honna Tetsuji.

Concert marking 150th birthday of Rachmaninov to open in Hanoi on February 17

Famous musical pieces at the concert include the violin concerto in D minor, Op.47 of Jean Sibelius, originally composed in 1904 and revised in 1905 and Symphony No.2 in E minor Op.27 of Sergei Rachmaninov.

Rachmaninov was born on April 1, 1873 in Novgorod, Russia, into a musical family. He took up the piano at the age of 4. He studied with Anton Arensky and Sergei Taneyev at the Moscow Conservatory and graduated in 1892.

Source: VNA