January 8-14: Concert ‘Kuricorder and Friends’ in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City

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



Concert ‘Kuricorder and Friends’

8pm on January 12

Youth Theatre

11 Ngo Thi Nham Street, Hai Ba Trung District,

Kuricorder Quartet, which is well known as a recorder ensemble group, play a variety of recorders and other musical instruments.

The concert is part of the activities to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the establishment of Vietnam – Japan diplomatic relations.

Solo Flute Concert ‘Air/Sound’ by Laura Chislett

8pm on January 12

Manzi Art Space

14 Phan Huy Ich Street, Ba Dinh District,

Artist Laura Chislett will give a solo flute concert, featuring works by world famous composers such as Bach, Debussy, Kazuo Fukushima…

Ticket: VND200,000


Exhibition ‘Quiet’

Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts

68 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Ba Dinh District,

The exhibition ‘Lang le’ (Quiet) features artworks with the theme of Spring depicting the simple, ordinary yet beautiful things in life. They were created by three artists: Hoang Duc Dung, Nguyen Van Duc and Nguyen Van Cuong.

Exhibition ‘Vestige of a Land’

Goethe Institute

56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Ba Dinh District,

The exhibition is the result of six months of joint cooperation between the artist Le Giang, Sino-Nom researcher Nguyen Dinh Hung, vernacular architect Pham Thanh Thuy and environmental consultant Nguyen Thuy Duong.

It highlights the youngster’s perspective on the life of communal houses in Northern Vietnam, along the Red River Delta region.

Hang Trong Folk Painting Exhibition ‘The New Classics’

Ca Chep Bookstore

115 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Ba Dinh District,

Hang Trong folk paintings are the quintessence of the aesthetic, spiritual and religious values of people of ancient Hanoi.

The exhibition aims to bring young people closer to the art of Hang Trong folk paintings and show audiences how this type of folk art can be applied in modern life.



A Night of Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich

8pm on January 9

Ho Chi Minh City Opera House

No. 7 Lam Son Square, District 1

January 2018 begins with the Russian greats, Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich, with Piano concerto No.1 B-flat minor, op 23 and Symphony 5 in D minor op. 47.

The pieces will be performed by maestro Ho Thi The Van upon her return to Vietnam, and the HBSO Symphony Orchestra.

Ticket: VND550,000 – VND400,000 – VND350,000 – VND200,000 – VND80,000 (for students, limited offer)

Concert ‘Kuricorder and Friends’

Ho Chi Minh City Conservatory of Music

112 Nguyen Du, Ben Thanh, District 1,

The concert is part of the activities to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the establishment of Vietnam – Japan diplomatic relations.


Exhibition ‘La Sourire de la Mutation’

Ho Chi Minh City 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.

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.