A selection of noteworthy artistic and cultural events to take place in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
A Tribute to Trinh Cong Son
Come to the music night Van Nho Cuoc Doi (Still Remembering Life) with performers who love Trinh’s music. In particular, violinist Nguyen Xuan Huy has chosen this simple music night to bring to the public melodies from a porcelain violin that he created himself.
Tickets: VND200,000 – VND25,000 – VND300,000
Subscription Concert Vol. 120
8 pm, May 16
Hanoi Opera House
1 Trang Tien street, Hoan Kiem district
You are invited to Subscription Concert Vol.120 with the participation of conductor Tran Dinh Lam, oboe soloist Nguyen Hoang Tung, and the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra.
W. A. Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro Overture (K.492)
R. Strauss: Oboe Concerto AV 144, TV 292
A. Dvorak: Symphony No. 7 D minor, Op. 70
Multi-Sensory Exhibition “ASAÉS – The Universe of Flavours”
24 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem district
ASAÉS features an exhibition of original graphic compositions and an olfactory journey that highlight, in perfumes and flavours, the natural heritages of different countries.
It is a project that embodies the five flavours of the gastronomic world: Bitter, Sweet, Acid, Spicy and Salty. The first letters of these five tastes form the name ASAÉS.
Exhibition “The Bridge” by Dang Viet
VICAS Art Studio
32 Hao Nam Street, Dong Da District
The exhibition “The Bridge” showcasing 39 artworks by artist Dang Viet, highlighting Long Bien Bridge, a masterpiece of a French architecture which has existed for hundreds of years in Hanoi.
HO CHI MINH CITY
Concert “Music From The Big Screen”
7.30 pm, May 18
1 Xuan Thuy, Thao Dien Ward, District 2
The International Choir and Orchestra of HCMC are pleased to invite you for its summer concert: Music from the Big Screen, during which you will be entertained with choral music from your favourite movies, such as Bohemian Rhapsody, Amadeus, 28 Days Later (Faure’s Requiem)?
Tickets: VND150,000 – VND 20,000 for students and children
Teh Dar: Vietnamese Tribal Culture
6:00 pm, May 13, 14, 16, 18 and 19
Ho Chi Minh City Opera House
7 Cong Truong Lam Son, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1
‘Teh Dar: Vietnamese Tribal Culture’ features a vibrant display of circus arts, aerial acrobatics, and tribal music within an hour-long performance.
The show highlights the lives of tribal families from the southwest highlands of Vietnam, using UNESCO-listed percussion instruments, such as Vietnamese gongs and buffalo horns, as well as vibrant costumes, and a stunning bamboo cirque depicting various landscapes and creatures from tribal folklores.
Price range: VND630,000 - VND1,470,000
Exhibition “My Marriage” by Vo Thuy Tien
The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre
15 Nguyen U Di, Thao Dien, District 2
‘My marriage’ is an ongoing project by Võ Thuỷ Tiên, which delves into the different layers of the artist’s personal life, and explores ideas of marriage and motherhood, domesticity and the family, and the complexity of love and relationships.
Tickets: VND 50,000 – VND 40,000 for students
Exhibition “Serpents’ Tails” by UuDam Tran Nguyen
118 Nguyen Van Thu, Dakao, District 1
This is a solo exhibition by UuDam Tran Nguyen on the industrial activities that wreak environmental imbalance and destruction.