On the Path of the Ancestors with the Hà Nội New Music Ensemble

Sound Travels with Jeff von der Schmidt

0973AC55-4AC0-41B9-8E55-734C7164F4BE National treasures of Việt Nam, Thanh Hoài and Xuân Hoạch.

On the Path of the Ancestors is my next concert with the Hà Nội New Music Ensemble. My friends here always find wonderful and poetic titles for our programs, they can’t do otherwise. In a long career devoted to new music, conducting over forty world premieres, numerous recording sessions, securing commissions, animating second performances, planning tours and collaborations, this concert at 20h00 in the Grand Hall of the Việt Nam National Conservatory of Music on Friday March 22, 2019 looms as a milestone.

Three generations of composers are coming together and my Hà Nội New Music Ensemble will be joined by a cast of national treasures, whiz-bang technology, guests from the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, the light bearing Ancient Ensemble of Tonkin/Đông Kinh Cổ Nhạc led by Đàm Quang Minh.

Cue national and international television broadcast by the major…

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