Fort Collins Symphony Music Director Wes Kenney will conduct the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra (VNSO) at the Hanoi Opera House on January 5, 2018 as part of an ongoing international exchange program. Maestro Kenney will conduct the VNSO’s performance of Copland’s Suite from Rodeo and the Dvo?ák Symphony No. 6. Violinist Do Phoung Nhi will play the Bruch Violin Concerto she performed for Fort Collins in May 2016.
The exchange has been several years in the planning and took place two seasons ago when Do Phoung Nhi was introduced to Fort Collins audiences. Her parents Le Hoang Lan and Do Xuan Thang are professional violinists and members of the VNSO. Both Maestro Kenney and his wife Leslie Stewart Kenney, Director of String Pedagogy at Colorado State University, will teach classes at the Vietnam Academy of Music during the time they are in Hanoi. Ms. Stewart Kenney, an accomplished violinist, also has been invited to perform with the VNSO on January 5th.
The trip is sponsored by David and Alison Dennis of Fort Collins. For more information about the Fort Collins Symphony and to follow Maestro Kenney’s blog, please CLICK HERE or call 970.482.4823.