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Cellist Ngo Hoang Quan to perform in Hanoi

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 9:35 am

Vietnamese leading cellist Ngo Hoang Quan along with the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra will perform a symphony concert titled ‘A night of Drovak’ under the baton of Japanese conductor Tetsuji Honna at the Hanoi Opera House on December 16 and 17.

                       Cellist Ngo Hoang Quan

Music lovers will have a chance to hear compositions by Czech composer Antonín Leopold Dvořák.


Cellist Ngo Hoang Quan was born in 1956 into a musical family in Hanoi. He was introduced to the art of Violoncello at a very young age by his father, Professor Hoang Duong, the meritorious teacher of the Hanoi Conservatory of Music, formerly known as the Vietnam National Academy of Music.


After graduating with honors from the Hanoi Conservatory of Music in 1974, he went on to study at the Tchaikovsky Institute of Music in Moscow in 1976.

Since 1982 he has been the director and Cello soloist of the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra with numerous brilliant performances to his credit around the world.


Tickets to the present show are available at Hanoi Opera House for VND150 000 (USD$7.5), 250 000, 350 000 and 450 000.

Source: SGGP

Model Hoang Gia Ngoc to compete in Manhunt International 2010

In Uncategorized on November 10, 2010 at 8:52 am

Festival to honour Hoang Sa Fleet due in April

In Uncategorized on April 19, 2010 at 9:41 pm




Festival to honour Hoang Sa Fleet due in April


QĐND – Monday, April 19, 2010, 21:33 (GMT+7)

A ceremony to commemorate the soldiers and sailors of the Hoang Sa (Paracel) Flotilla on Ly Son island, the central province of Quang Ngai) will be held from April 28-29 (the 15 th and 16 th days of the third lunar month).


According to Nguyen Dang Vu, Director of Quang Ngai’s provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Paracel Soldier Feast and Commemoration Festival, which is held annually on the second or third lunar month, is a spiritual activity for the people on Ly Son island, as this is when they express their gratitude to their ancestors who sailed across the East Sea hundreds of years ago to defend the country’s Hoang Sa and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos.


The festival is proposed to be the focal point of the first Festival for Vietnam’s Sea and Islands and is scheduled to be held in April 2012, the 180 th anniversary of the founding of Quang Ngai province.


One of the most important rituals in the festival is the launching of imitation boats with effigies representing the Hoang Sa-Truong Sa fleets sailors into the sea.


Artisan Vo Hien Dat, who is called the builder of the boats that carry the souls, said that each boat measures 4m in length, 1.2m wide and nearly 1m tall and their building must be entrusted to elderly and prestigious people from local families and villages.


As well as the festival, the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Culture also inaugurated a collection of historical and cultural relics from the Hoang Sa-Truong Sa fleet, including the An Vinh Communal House, a statue of the Hoang Sa-Truong Sa fleet, a museum containing the fleets valuable documents on the fleet, the empty tombs of some of the leading sailors and a temple commemorating the fleet.


The department will grant the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism’s certificate of merit to the Dang family, who deserve the credit for preserving and presenting the valuable historical documents concerning the sovereignty of the Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagos.


Source: VNA


Source: QDND

Gen Hoang Minh Thao dies peacefully at home aged 86

In Uncategorized on September 10, 2008 at 4:51 pm

Ha Noi — Sen Lt Gen Hoang Minh Thao passed away at his home on Monday. He was 86.


Thao was the commander of the Tay Nguyen (Central Highland) military campaign that triggered the fall of the Sai Gon regime in South Viet Nam in 1975.


After the reunification of the country, Thao took part in the training of many generations of military commanders. He is the author of various valuable works on Vietnamese military strategies, art and history.


Thao was honoured with the Ho Chi Minh Order and Ho Chi Minh Award for his contributions to the revolution in Viet Nam


A funeral service for Thao will be held at the National Funeral Hall, No 5 Tran Thanh Tong Street, Ha Noi, on Thursday. He will be buried in Mai Dich Cemetery in Ha Noi .—