The JF Garage Concert in Hanoi this Saturday

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The JF Garage Concert, “J-Music for Brass Band,” performed by the Hanoi Brass Band will be held by the Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange at 27 Quang Trung St in Hanoi on June 13.

Free concert in Hanoi this Saturday, JF Garage Concert, J-Music for Brass Band

The 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 Hanoi Brass Band with some changes of members.

The band consists of six professional musicians from Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra, Military University of Culture and Arts, and the Brass Ensemble of Department of Public Security: Kim Xuan Hieu (Horn) as the bandleader, Tran Hien (Trombone), Le Minh Chieu (Tuba), Nguyen Thanh Hai (Trumpet), Pham Van Hieu (Trumpet) and Nghiem Manh Tuan (Drums).

All members are highly capable of conveying nuances of diverse music. Pham Van Hieu, supported by the Japan Foundation, just took an intensive training at NHK Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo in December 2012.

In the The JF Garage Concert, the Hanoi Brass Band will play world masterpieces, and as one of the highlights of the concert, they will play Japanese popular songs in an 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, and “Sakura Sake [Cherry Blossoms, Bloom]” by Tanimoto Shin.

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. (Capacity: around 200 guests)

(All free seats, first-come, first-served.)