August 16, 2019


The exciting ARTS FESTIVAL AUTUMN MELODIES scheduled every 2 years will start this September 17 at the Saigon opera house, for 9 days of romance, ballet, opera, and symphonic music. The Festival will take place from Saturday, August 17th to Sunday, August 25th, 2019, with a total of eight concerts in nine days. The Autumn Melodies Arts Festival was first organized in August 2005, to promote young Vietnamese talents studying abroad. This year, it will focus on Vietnam and international artists and plays. No doubt that the Autumn Melodies Art Festival will be as usual an awaited performance by public and artists.








Saigon Opera House – 7 Công Trường Lam Sơn, Quận 1, HCMC



August 17 – Operatic crime: Yesterday’s memory

Opera will start the Festival on August 17th with “Yesterday’s Memory”, written by Director Anna-Sophie Weber and kindly supported by the Goethe-Institut Vietnam.  On the program, Mozart’s Requiem, Wagner, Handel, Kurt Weill, Bach, Weber, and a lot more.

Admission: 900.000 – 750.000 – 600.000 – 450.000 – 150.000Đ (students only)


August 18 – Vietnamese young talented pianists

6 Pianists from 12 to 17 years old will be performing that night, with 8 piano works ranging from Classical to Romantic to Impressionism, with composers like Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, F. Liszt, F. Chopin, Saint-Saëns, C. Debussy … Special works for 4-hand piano, 2 piano duets, and 8 hands-on 2 pianos. The concert is programed and edited by pianist Le Ho Hai, who is currently Head of Piano Department of the HCMC Conservatory.

Admission: 500.000 – 300.000 – 200.000 – 80.000Đ (students only)


August 20 – Chamber music concert “A QUINTESSENTIAL CELEBRATION”

This evening with Chamber music will welcome a premiere of a piano quintet, Memories of Hanoi, by Hoang Duong, arranged by Tran Manh Hung, with Chuong Vu playing the first violin. Will follow piano quintets by Dohnanyi and Dvorak with the participation of the International Chamber Players from the US and Hanoi.

Admission: 500.000 – 300.000 – 200.000 – 80.000Đ (students only)


August 21 – Chamber Music Concert “East to West: Un Voyage Musical”

The second night with music chamber will take place this August 21 with artists from the International Chamber Players. String quartet by Milhaud, Ellington Fantasy for String Quartet and a Folk Suite from Afghanistan, both Vietnam premieres. This night will also introduce the works of three Vietnamese composers: Vu Viet Anh’s Skyline for String Quartet, Nguyen Manh Duy Linh’s. A Gentle Wind for String Quartet and Nguyen Minh Nhat’s Flashbacks for String Quartet. The concert will be performed by Petr Fedotov (violin), Nguyễn Thiện Minh (violin), Nguyễn Kim Mai (viola), Avery Waite (cello).

Admission: 500.000 – 300.000 – 200.000 – 80.000Đ (students only)


August 22 – Korean Chamber Music Concert “ARIRANG, THE BEAUTY OF KOREAN SPIRIT”

The concert entitled “Arirang, The Beauty of Korean Spirit” will be performed by 14 flutes famous musicians from Korea with works by Leroy Anderson, Jiří Jirmal, Vittorio Monti, Ervin Drake, and Korean pieces. With the participation of the Korean Children’s Choir of HCMC.

Admission: 500.000 – 300.000 – 200.000 – 80.000Đ (students only)


August 23 – Contemporary dance “The Rite of Spring” – Stravinsky

For this special evening, The Rite of Spring was staged by the Dutch choreographer Joost Vrouenraets for the HBSO Ballet artists, and assisted by Marika Meoli.

Admission: 650.000 – 550.000 – 450.000 – 300.000 – 80.000Đ (students only)


August 24 – “WIND” Concert

A night with the music of films such as Aladin, Lion King, Avengers, etc performed by HCMC Conservatory and rearranged by the Big Band with brass and percussion instruments. The concert is programmed by Nguyen Tuan Loc, who is currently Deputy Head of Brass-Percussion Department of HCMC Conservatory of Music.

Admission: 500.000 – 300.000 – 200.000 – 80.000Đ (students only)


August 25 – Gala concert with pianist Dang Thai Son

The world-renown pianist Dang Thai Son will close the festival this august 25 with Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.3 under the baton of the Director of the Ho Chi Minh City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera, Mr. Tran Vuong Thach.

Dang Thai Son became internationalt known after winning the First Prize and Gold Medal in the International Chopin Competition held in Warsaw, on October 1980. Since then, he is performing in major international concerts around the world.

Admission: 2.500.000 – 2.000.000 – 1.200.000 – 1.000.000 – 800.000 – 500.000Đ











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