April 17-23: Concert “Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8” in HCMC

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NDO - A selection of noteworthy artistic and cultural events in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

HANOI

PERFORMANCE

Guitar Recital with Mauricio Díaz

2 pm, April 19

Room 902, building C, Hanoi University

Guitarist Mauricio Díaz Álvarez will perform a Classical Guitar Recital in the Cultural Week of the Spanish-speaking countries organized by the Spanish Department of the University of Hanoi, with the participation of the Embassies of the Spanish-speaking countries in Hanoi.

Free entry

Dance Dance Asia – Crossing the Movements

3 pm and 8 pm, April 22

3 pm, April 23

Youth Theater

11 Ngo Thi Nham street, Hai Ba Trung district

Dance Dance Asia presents three performances by a trio of choreographer-directors—Munetaka Maki (MIKEY from Tokyo Gegegay) (Japan), Vince Mendoza “Crazybeans” (Philippines), LION T (Vietnam) — bringing together dancers from a wide range of cultural backgrounds in a unique fusion of vibrant artistry, expert technique, and exciting music.

The event is a superb opportunity for audiences in Vietnam to experience the cutting edge of Japanese and Asian street dance that is wowing the world today.

Hanoi Amateur Stand-Up Showcase: Stand-Up Hanoi

Standing Bar

170 Tran Vu street, Tay Ho district

Joined by special guest Steven Halcrow from the Cambodian comedy scene, the show promises to be a fast-paced and fun night of sharp comedy from comedians from around the world.

Tickets: VND 100, 000 in advance – VND 150,000 at door

EXHIBITION

“Lingering at the Peculiar Pavilion” – Solo Exhibition by Vo Tran Chau

Salon Saigon

6D Ngo Thoi Nhiem, District 3

Manzi Art Space

14 Phan Huy Ich street, Ba Dinh district

In her solo exhibition, Tran Chau develops a body of work consisting of embroidered paintings, fabric sculptures, and a unique form of mosaic tapestry/painting not often seen in Vietnam.

This exhibition creates an illusory space between forgetting and remembering, between current affairs and autobiographical elements, to create discourse on the psychology of our very era that seems to embody a recurrent uneasiness, looping between the past and future.

Exhibition ‘Unburdened Journey’

Hanoi Old Quarter Cultural Exchange Centre

50 Dao Duy Tu street, Hoan Kiem district

The multi-media exhibition explores the relationship between traditional crafts and contemporary design.

HO CHI MINH CITY

PERFORMANCE

Concert “Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8”

8 pm, April 19

HCMC Opera House

No. 7 Lam Son Square, District 1

Dvořák’s 8th Symphony, one of the most famous symphonies of the 19th Century European Romantic Music, will be presented to classical music enthusiasts on the night of April 19, 2017 at the Opera House. This is Dvořák’s most acclaimed Bohemia-themed symphony.

The show will feature talented pianist Nguyen Bich Tra, who has performed at prestigious venues around the world. She will perform Joachim Raff’s concerto in G Major for piano and orchestra.\

The program is staged and conducted by young and talented conductor Tran Nhat Minh.

Deutschland Fest 2017

9 am – 5 pm, April 22

Botanical garden

2B Nguyen Binh Khiem, district 1

Come to enjoy the repertoire of German-Vietnamese artists, food and beverages, and winning prizes in the Lucky Draw (including airfare) to Germany.

Performances on the main stage include German-Vietnam Hip-Hop with Raphael Hillebrand, SINE and DJ Mirko Machine; Vietnamese singer Ho Trung Dung; Composer Vu Nhat Tan and experimental electronic music; Singer Lam Vissa; and the 1st runner of “Vietnam’s Got Talent” Trung Luong with moon lute performances

EXHIBITION

Exhibition and Book Launching “President Hotel” by Laurent Weyl

IDECAF

31 Thai Van Lung Street, District 1

Selected photographs from the book « President Hotel » will be exhibited on the opening night in the presence of the photographer Laurent Weyl and the writer Sabrina Rouillé.

“Lingering at the Peculiar Pavilion” – Solo Exhibition by Vo Tran Chau

Salon Saigon

6D Ngo Thoi Nhiem, District 3

In her solo exhibition, Tran Chau develops a body of work consisting of embroidered paintings, fabric sculptures, and a unique form of mosaic tapestry/painting not often seen in Vietnam.

This exhibition creates an illusory space between forgetting and remembering, between current affairs and autobiographical elements, to create discourse on the psychology of our very era that seems to embody a recurrent uneasiness, looping between the past and future.