The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam proudly presents its sixth act of the JF Garage Concert, “J-Music for Brass Band” by Hanoi Brass Band in Hanoi on Saturday 13 June 2015.
Hanoi Brass Band was formed in 1998 when the original members were students of the Hanoi Conservatory of Music (the present Vietnam National Academy of Music). In 2008, the band was officially named as Hanoi Brass Band with some changes of the members.
The band consists of 6 professional musicians from Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra, Military University of Culture and Arts, Brass Ensemble of Department of Public Security: Mr. Kim Xuan Hieu (Horn) as the band leader, Mr. Tran Hien (Trombone), Mr. Le Minh Chieu (Tuba), Mr. Nguyen Thanh Hai (Trumpet), Mr. Pham Van Hieu (Trumpet) and Mr. Nghiem Manh Tuan (Drums).
All members are highly capable of conveying nuance of diverse music and Mr. Pham Van Hieu in particular, supported by the Japan Foundation, he just took an intensive training at NHK Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo, Japan in December 2012, and has developed his expressiveness further.
In this JF garage concert, Hanoi Brass Band will sound brass instruments to play masterpieces of the world and as one of the highlights of the concert, they will play Japanese various popular songs in Hanoi Brass Band’s original style and arrangement, such as “Aikagi [Spare Key]” by Mayumi Itsuwa, “Recover Decoration” by Kosaki Onodera (voiced by Kana Hanazawa) from the TV animation program, “Sakura Sake [Cherry Blossoms, Bloom]” by Tanimoto Shin.
We do hope our JF Garage Concert 06 will be a good showcase of cheerful, powerful brass band music as well as a good opportunity to enjoy Japanese songs.
Free admission. The concert starts at 8pm on Saturday 13 June in the courtyard (open stage) of the Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam (27 Quang Trung, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi). All free seats, first-come, first-served.
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