February 18-24: Concert “Pierrot Lunaire” by Arnold Schönberg in Hanoi

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



VNSO Season Opening Concert 2019

8 pm, February 21

Hanoi Opera House

1 Trang Tien street, Hoan Kiem district

You are invited to Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra (VNSO) Season Opening Concert 2019 with the performance of violin soloist Bui Cong Duy, organist Tran Ngoc Son, and the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra


H. Berlioz

Overture from Opera “Freischutz”

F. Mendelssohn:

Violin Concerto E minor, Op.64


S. Saens

Symphony No. 3 “Organ” C-minor, Op.78

Tickets: VND200,000 – VND350,000 – VND500,000

Concert “Pierrot Lunaire” by Arnold Schönberg

8 pm, February 21

Youth Theatre

11 Ngo Thi Nham street, Hai Ba Trung district

Come to enjoy the musical work “Pierrot Lunaire” - a melodrama by Arnold Schoenberg, which tells the story of arguably the most famous character of the Commedia dell’Arte, the “White Clown” Pierrot.

Free tickets are available at the Goethe-Institut Hanoi, 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc street, Ba Dinh district


Exhibition “The Twilight between Light and Darkness”


12 Hoa Ma street, Hai Ba Trung district

This exhibition is a combination, reiterating the inspiration of the teamwork of artists who have participated in the art project in the National Assembly tunnel recently, including Tran Hau Yen The, Phan Hai Bang, Trinh Minh Tien, Nguyen Xuan Lam, and Le Dang Ninh, among others.

Curated by Nguyen The Son, the project aims to bring the artistic practices of contemporary trends with its capacity of interacting and initiating dialogue with the very special cultural, historical and political space of the National Assembly.

Photo Exhibition “France eMotion”


24 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem district

You are invited to the photography – augmented reality exhibition “France eMotion” by four photographers: David Schalliol, Ishola Akpo, Edu Monteiro & Lourdes Segade; two digital artists: Julie Stephen Chheng and Thomas Pons, and curator Muriel Enjalran

Visitors to the exhibition can follow the adventures of an imaginary character through the photographs and thus discover the tremendous richness of French heritage.

Free entry



Teh Dar: Vietnamese Tribal Culture

6:00 pm, February 18, 19, 20, 23 and 24

Ho Chi Minh City Opera House

7 Cong Truong Lam Son, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1

‘Teh Dar: Vietnamese Tribal Culture’ features a vibrant display of circus arts, aerial acrobatics, and tribal music within an hour-long performance.

The show highlights the lives of tribal families from the southwest highlands of Vietnam, using UNESCO-listed percussion instruments, such as Vietnamese gongs and buffalo horns, as well as vibrant costumes, and a stunning bamboo cirque depicting various landscapes and creatures from tribal folklores.

Price range: VND630,000 - VND1,470,000


Exhibition “Tet Special 2019”

Craig Thomas Gallery

27i Tran Nhat Duat Street, Tan Dinh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

Held to welcome in the Year of the Pig, the “Tet Special 2019” show features new works by a dozen of our favorite artists: Lieu Nguyen, Ngo Van Sac, Truong The Linh, Pham Thanh Toan, and Lim Khim Ka Ty.

Exhibition “Visions of Nature” by Karine Guillermin & Elena Osuna

The Hummingbird Cafe

5H Ton Duc Thang street, Ben Nghe ward, District 1

Come to enjoy visions of nature in the works of artists Karine Guillermin and Elena Osuna.

Often dedicated and colourful, Guillermin’s meticulous paintings and Osuna’s playful collages suggest the human vision of nature to be one of romanticism.

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