Harmony in Hanoi (2003)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Music | TV Movie 30 March 2003
It is nearly thirty years since the Vietnam war ended and the country is emerging from political and economic isolation. Music, and particularly the story of the Vietnamese National ... See full summary »

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Anthony Fabian

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Miranda Richardson ... Narrator
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It is nearly thirty years since the Vietnam war ended and the country is emerging from political and economic isolation. Music, and particularly the story of the Vietnamese National Symphony orchestra (VNSO), reflect these changes from a cultural perspective. Like the country, the orchestra is in transition, helped by an exciting and surprising collaboration with Britain. The major question for the orchestra is, How to improve quality when there are few performance opportunities? Intensive periods of coaching and training are the way forward, provided by Colin Metters, Conducting Professor at the Royal Academy of Music. The orchestra has also appointed Graham Sutcliffe a Brit who has been living in Vietnam for the past ten years as Resident Conductor. For the musicians, there are other more immediate questions. Surviving as a classical musician means having other sources of income; leading a circus band, running small businesses from home or operating a foundry for sports equipment. ... Written by Rodney Wilson

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Documentary | Music

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Not Rated
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 2003 (UK) See more »

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Elysian Films See more »
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Stereo

Color:

Color
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