January 1 – 7: Subscription Concert Vol. 107 in Hanoi

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



New Year Concert “VConcert 2018”

8 pm, January 1

Hanoi Opera House

01 Trang Tien, Hanoi

VConcert will feature artists from the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra and leading artists in the field of classical music in Vietnam, such as sopranos Tran Trang and Dinh Trang, and tenor Dang Duong. Conductor Honna Tetsuji – who has been working in the field for the last decade – and Japanese violinist Matsuda Lina will also take part in the concert.

Classical music lovers will get to enjoy well-known instrumental Vietnamese music pieces by Do Kien Cuong, Nguyen Dinh Long, Do Hong Quan, Dang Huu Phuc and by foreign composers, such as J. Offenbach, J.Strauss II, G. Rossini, J. Brahms, L.V. Beethoven, V.A.Mozart.


Ticket prices: VND 1 million, VND 2 million, VND 3 million

Subscription Concert Vol. 107

8pm, January 5

Hanoi Opera House

01 Trang Tien, Hanoi

Subscription Concert Vol. 107 features a performance by Conductor Wes Kenny (the United States), Violin Soloist Do Phuong Nhi and the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra.

Ticket prices: VND 200,000 – VND 350,000 – VND 500,000


Exhibition “Quiet”

Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts

66 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Hanoi

The exhibition “Lang le” (Quiet) by three artists: Hoang Duc Dung, Nguyen Van Duc and Nguyen Van Cuong. The exhibition presents artworks with the theme of Spring, depicting the simple, ordinary, yet beautiful things in life.

Hanoi Sketching Exhibition 2017 – Part I

Ho Guom Cultural Information Centre

2 Le Thai To, Hanoi

The exhibition will showcase 160 sketches by 73 sketchers from 4-70 years old. The artworks were selected and evaluated by experts in the fields of fine arts, painting and architecture.

Exhibition “As Years Go By”

Korean Cultural Centre

49 Nguyen Du, Hanoi

The exhibition presents 30 artworks using various medium such as metal, ceramic, lacquer, oil, and acrylic on canvas by 4 artists Trinh Tuan, Nguyen Ngoc Quan, Vu Huu Nhung, Le Anh Vu.

Free entry



Crossing Beyond - an evening of World Music

8pm, January 7

The Old Compass Cafe and Bar

3rd Floor, Apt 11, 63 Pasteur St, District 1

Join us at The Old Compass Cafe for a night of world music with Guihangtar. Traditional Asian idioms weaved with Western styles, exploring the technical and expressive dimensions of the guitar, enhanced with percussion instruments from various parts of the world.

Guihangtar is an international duo featuring guitarist Le-Tuyen Nguyen (Teaching Fellow, Australian National University School of Music) and percussionist Salil Sachdev (Professor of Music, Music Department Bridgewater State University, USA).

Guihangtar perform original compositions and arrangements largely inspired by, but not limited to, nature and traditional music.


Exhibition “La Sourire de la Mutation”

HCMC Fine Arts Museum

97A Pho Duc Chinh Street, district 1

Art exhibition “La sourire de la mutation” (The smile of mutation) presents a poetic perspective of Vietnam in its metamorphosis through artworks by three artists from France, Belgium, and Vietnam, as well as students from HCMC University of Fine Arts, and through participatory workshops for the audience.

The exploration of urban metamorphosis in a modern and multidisciplinary way is superimposed, questioning the transition between the past and the future.

Exhibition “Empty Forest” by Tuan Andrew Nguyen

The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre

15 Nguyen U Di, Thao Dien, District 2

You are invited to ‘Empty Forest’ by Tuan Andrew Nguyen – a solo exhibition showcasing film, sculpture, photography and performance – revealing a landscape where the industry of ailing spiritual beliefs is feeding the most wretched of human desires, to irreversible effect.

For this premiere showcase, Tuan Andrew Nguyen will transform the ground floor main hall into a menagerie of animalistic forms, a kind of large-scale diorama where the voice of the endangered sits on the edge of extinction (or in this particular case has already teetered into oblivion).

Exhibition “Remnant” by Le The Lam

The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre

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

The exhibition ‘Remnant’ brings us into Le The Lam’s own world, where lies the sorrow and anxiety of living in postwar Vietnam. In this exhibition, Le The Lam’s paintings depict different states of a ‘silent death’, using the presence of closed coffins and lingering shadow-like humans, interspersed at times with words.