May 8-14: “Europe Day” Gala Concert in HCMC

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



Solo Piano Recital with Célimène Daudet

8 pm, May 11

Hanoi Opera House

1 Trang Tien street, Hoan Kiem district

You are invited to the Piano recital with well-known French pianist Célimène Daudet.


– Bach-Busoni: Choral “”Ich ruf zu dir Herr Jesu Christ””

– Bach: Excerpt from art de la fugue

– Franck: Overture Choral & Fugue

Ticket: VND 250,000 – VND 190,000 – VND 100,000

HITS’s Performance: An Easter Eggztravaganza

7:30 pm, May 12

1:30 pm, May 13

1:30 pm, May 14

Chez Xuan Restaurant

41 lane 76 An Duong street, Tay Ho district

The Hanoi International Theatre Society (HITS) proudly presents ‘An Easter Eggztravaganza’

“The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny” and “The Velveteen Rabbit”

Ticket: VND 250,000 – VND 200,000


Photography Exhibition “German Lessons”

Goethe-Institut Hanoi

56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc street, Ba Dinh district

From May 5 to 29, the cinematographer and photographer Jamie Maxtone-Graham presents his observations of everyday life in Berlin.

“German Lessons” is a visual and linguistic journey through that experience of trying to understand with the fore knowledge of impending failure.

Exhibition “Gesture of Memories” by Florian Nguyen


24 Trang Tien street, Hoan Kiem district

The exhibition “The gesture of memories” at L’Espace is an extension of the project begun with the French-Vietnamese choreographer, Sébastien Ly, about the gestural memory. It takes the form of a series of drawings and various in-situ installations.



“Europe Day” Gala Concert

8 pm, May 9

HCMC Opera House

7 Lam Son square, district 1

Come to enjoy a concert featuring well-known French pianist Celimène Daudet. Daudet will perform with W. A. Mozart’s Concerto for Piano No. 23 The second part of the show introduces excerpts of the world famous musicals and theater: “Messiah”, “Tosca”, “Nabucco”, “Rusalka”, “Candide”, “Le Cid”, “Die Csárdásfürstin”, with the participation of the most prestigious opera artists in Ho Chi Minh City: Cho Hae Ryong, Pham Trang, Pham Duyen Huyen and HBSO choir and vocal group Saigon Ladies Singers.

The concert is led by Vietnamese conductor, Tran Vuong Thach, and the choral choirmaster Tran Nhat Minh.

Ticket: VND 550,000 – VND 400,000 – VND 350,000 – VND 200,000 – VND 80,000

Music night with Belgian hip-hop group Les R’tardataires

May 12

Les R’tardataires categorise themselves in a strange sphere without doublespeak, where funk, reggae, rock and gipsy music mix up with off the wall hip-hop.

Thanks to their multiple influences, these rappers from Liège (Beligum) have indeed good arguments to seduce and attract all kinds of music lovers.


Solo Exhibition “Poetic Amnesia” by Phan Thao Nguyen

The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre

15 Nguyen U Di, Thao Dien, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City

Come to Phan Thao Nguyen’s most ambitious exhibition, realized during her time participating in the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative as a protégé in visual arts to acclaimed American performance and video artist Joan Jonas.

“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.