October 10 - November 5: Toyota Classics 2017

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

HANOI

PERFORMANCE

Vietnam Concert Tour by German Band DER RINGER

8 pm, October 26

Youth Theatre

11 Ngo Thi Nham, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi

With their 2017 released debut album “Soft Kill”, the band represents the voice of a digitalized generation. Like almost no band before they seize on the contemporary spirit and let their songs tell stories of our daily digital life. Thus their music has a great impact on us, it evokes and carries emotions with typical metaphoric lyrics that rather work as an instrument.

Opéra “Offenbach in Hanoi”

Hanoi Opera House

1 Trang Tien, Hanoi

The talented French conductor Henri Pompidor, together with the choir and the orchestra of Vietnam National Opera & Ballet will bring to Hanoi audience two concert nights honoring French composer Jacques Offenbach. These two performances will be the chance for the audience to discover the mime style in Offenbach’s works and his classic operettas.

“Bésame Mucho” – A Jazzy Night by SamRaz

8 – 10 pm, November 4

1st Floor, Dolphin Plaza
6 Nguyen Hoang (for car) | 28 Tran Binh (for bike), My Dinh 2, Hanoi

Continuing the success of previous sessions, in this November, “Hidden Beat” is back with the stimulating yet deep, moving jazzy melodies from SamRaz, their music is an unique mixture of two cultures’ spirit, a dedicated combination of saxophone and guitar.

Toyota Classics 2017

8 pm, November 4

Hanoi Opera House

1 Trang Tien, Hanoi

The one-night-only concert “Toyota Classics 2017” will take place at 20:00, Nov 04th 2017 at the Hanoi Opera House.

Toyota Classics 2017 sees the participation of Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra (RPCO) – one of famous with long history from England, under the baton of conductor Anthony Weeden and violinist David Juritz. Especially, Toyota Classics 2017 will also has the return of young pianist Luu Hong Quang – who achieved many awards in Piano in Australia, with performing experience with famous orchestras such as Queensland, Metropolitan (Sydney), Wuhan (China),… currently he is teacher at the Australia Music Performing Institute (AMPA).

EXHIBITION

Exhibition “Gang of Five, Chancing Modern”

Vietnam Film Studio

No. 4 Thuy Khue Street, Hanoi

The Gang of Five, members Hong Viet Dung, Ha Tri Hieu, Dang Xuan Hoa, Tran Luong and Pham Quang Vinh hold an esteemed position in the history of fine art in Vietnam’s post-Doi Moi (Reform) era. They emerged in the early 80’s as Vietnam was struggling to rebuild after decades of war. Five male artists bound by friendship and a passion to express themselves freely without constraint, with a hope for the future that in the past was inconceivable, they pursued their dreams and consequentially inspired others to follow.

The exhibition site takes place at the Vietnam Film Studio where the new works of the artists will be presented along with a collection of archival materials highlighting a journey that traces their aesthetic development; the unique separate-togetherness that sustained the Gang of Five; the social environment that might have contributed to their acclaim while at the same time concealed their practices from thorough art historical discourse.

Exhibition “West Lake” by Anna-Maria Ory

Dong Phong Art Gallery

03 Ly Dao Thanh Street

Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

The title of the exhibition is “West Lake”, as several paintings were painted on the west coast of the lake.

The subject and technique of the pictures mix the elements of both Eastern and Western traditions, in an attempt to establish connections between two very different cultures which nevertheless have a lot in common.

Art Exhibition “Le Sourire de la Mutation”

Institut Français de Hanoi – L’Espace

24 Trang Tien, Hanoi

Art exhibition “La sourire de la mutation” (translation: The smile of mutation) presents a poetic perspective of Vietnam in its metamorphosis. The three artists, coming from three different countries – France, Belgium and Vietnam – explore the theme of the changes in urban space through different perspectives: visual, dance and installation art.

The scenery of Vietnam’s metropolitan cities is illustrated in Truong Minh Thy Nguyen’s mural. The sun jacket covered ladies on motorbikes become the muses for Emmanuelle Vincent’s dance piece. And objects dangle between fantasy and tradition in the installation artwork of Pierre Larauza.

This exhibition is part of the Dance Festival “Europe Meets Asia in Contemporary Dance” 2017.

HO CHI MINH CITY

PERFORMANCE

Music Night “Russian Love Songs

5.30pm – 10pm, November 02 – 04

VOH Music One Theater

37 Nguyen Binh Khiem, Da Kao Ward, Ho Chi Minh City

In the hope of bringing a special music performance to Vietnamese audience and the Russian community in Vietnam, VOH Music One Theater has collaborated with the VOH (Voice of Ho Chi Minh City People) to organize the music performances “Nights of Russian Love Songs”

Types of tickets:

1. STANDARD: VND 500,000

2. PREMIUM: VND 1,000,000

3. VIP: VND 1,500,000

Vietnam Concert Tour by German Band DER RINGER

7 pm, November 5

Ben Thanh Theatre

6 Mac Dinh Chi, Ben Nghe, Dist 1, Ho Chi Minh City

With their 2017 released debut album “Soft Kill”, the band represents the voice of a digitalized generation. Like almost no band before they seize on the contemporary spirit and let their songs tell stories of our daily digital life. Thus their music has a great impact on us, it evokes and carries emotions with typical metaphoric lyrics that rather work as an instrument.

EXHIBITION

Exhibition “Abandoned by Heaven” by Bui Thanh Tam

Craig Thomas Gallery

27(i) Tran Nhat Duat, Tan Dinh Ward, District 1

You are invited to “Abandoned by Heaven”, a solo exhibition of oil and Đông Hồ folk paintings on canvas by Hanoi-based artist Bùi Thanh Tâm.

At first glance, the paintings of Bùi Thanh Tâm’s “Abandoned by Heaven” collection project an air of innocence and a pollyanish sense of contentment. The doe-eyed figures in the paintings look to be in the midst of living happy and prosperous lives, but there is something amiss lying just underneath the surface of the paintings.

Exhibition “Spirit of Friendship'

The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre

15 Nguyen U Di, Thao Dien, District 2

Come to a survey exhibition highlighting the role and contribution of artist friendships in furthering the development of experimental art practice in Vietnam, since 1975, featuring 22 artist-groups from across the country.

This exhibition seeks to highlight the role and contribution of artist friendships in furthering the development of experimental languages in Vietnam, since 1975. As an educational display, it gives recognition to how ‘friendship’ continues to further the testing and encouraging of ideas among artists, beyond what was officially understood, taught, or predominantly exhibited in Vietnam at that time, believing their art worthy of more than catering to ideological/formal and touristic (commercial) demand.

Tickets: VND 35,000 (adults) – VND 25,000 (students)