The VA’V Young Ensemble & SỬ VIỆT Ensemble
With its members ranging from ages 7 to 18, the VA’V Young Ensemble & SỬ VIỆT Ensemble is dedicated to sharing traditional Vietnamese music with the new generation. By performing thousand-years old folk songs to pop music with a traditional twist, they hope to inspire young people to embrace their culture and heritage. The members join together from San Francisco, San Jose, and Fremont with Vân-Ánh (Vanessa) Võ to provide the younger generation a glimpse of what traditional music is like. Over the past five years, the Ensembles have grown in number, developed in musical expertise, and performed across the U.S. in many Vietnamese cultural and modern contemporary productions, such as the San Francisco Legion of Honor, the World Festival of Vietnamese Traditional Music in Seattle and Vietnam (and will perform at the upcoming festival in Paris, 2017), and the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. The Ensembles have also had the pleasure of working with several renowned musicians from all around the Bay Area and have an upcoming performance with the Oakland Symphony Orchestra. The VA’V Young Ensemble hopes to continue to grow and inspire other young musicians.
Thuy Nhi Pham