March 11-17: Special Concert with Piano Soloist Nguyen The Vinh

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



Multimedia Concert “Streaks”

8 pm, March 16

Institut Français de Hanoi – L’Espace

24 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem district

“Streaks” approaches the topic of the role and image of women in five compositions by Luong Hue Trinh, a 34-year-old female multimedia composer and electroacoustic music performer from Hai Duong province.

Each piece is based on a different approach. From precise and detailed standard notation to the flexibility of graphic scores as well as pieces between through-composed- and improvisation.

Elements of traditional music are interpolated to blend with electronic sounds, combined with photographs, videos and texts to narrate these intricate relations filled with loneliness and torment.

Special Concert with Piano Soloist Nguyen The Vinh

8 pm, March 14

Hanoi Opera House

1 Trang Tien street, Hoan Kiem district

You are invited to a Special Concert with the participation of conductor: Honna Tetsuji, piano soloist Nguyen The Vinh and the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra


F. Liszt: Concerto No.1 E-Flat major, S.124 for Piano and Orchestra


P. I. Tchaikovsky: The Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74, “Pathétique”

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


Exhibition “Daily Conversation”

Institut Français de Hanoi – L’Espace

24 Trang Tien Street, Hanoi

“Daily Conversation” is a mix between silk paintings by Le Kim My and original installations by Vu Kim Thu. Two artists with distinct art practices holding an exhibition together for the first time at L’Espace.

With different modes of expression, the two artists tell the story of daily life in this shared space.

Free entry

Exhibition “Particles” by Nguyen Xuan Luc

Vietnam Fine Arts Museum

66 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Ba Dinh District

Come to the first solo exhibition of painter Nguyen Xuan Luc, who will exhibit 34 square-sized and rectangular works and 16 round paintings.

Born in 1983 in Ngo village of Chuyen My commune, Phu Xuyen district, Hanoi, which is known for its traditional crafts in mosaic, lacquer and wine making, Ngo Xuan Luc graduated from the Son mai (lacquer) faculty of Hanoi Industrial Fine Art University in 2007 and has dedicated his career to lacquer painting ever since.



French Rap Night with Chaton

8 pm, March 16


31 Thai Van Lung Street, District 1

Going to see French singer-songwriter and music producer Chaton, whose real name is Simon Rochon Cohen, the audience will get to listen to and immerse themselves in life experiences, dreams and even illusions and loneliness of the artist through music in the most honest way.

The audience will be mesmerised not only by enchanting music stories but also by the unique voice, with both rap-esque and smooth sounds and especially the skilful use of auto-tune.

Ticket price: VND350,000 – VND250,000 – VND100,000 for students or IDECAF students

Teh Dar: Vietnamese Tribal Culture

6:00 pm, March 11 and 14

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 “Chapter 4: Days and Nights of Revolving Joy” by Sandrine Llouquet

Galerie Quynh

118 Nguyen Van Thu, Dakao, District 1

Borrowing a line from “The Four Zoas”, an unfinished book of mythic poems by William Blake, the exhibition’s title reflects the continuous and elaborate journey of learning and discovery for the artist.

The exhibition unveils newly produced works incorporating ceramics, installation, and video that delve into ideas of identity and division, recurrent themes in Llouquet’s practice.

Exhibition “Machine is Nature”

The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre

15 Nguyen U Di, Thao Dien, District 2

The exhibition features 15 artists from Vietnam, Thailand, Bangladesh, China and the UK, curated by The Factory and Inlen Photo Gallery.

This exhibition seeks to engage the behaviour and consequence of thinking that machines have become the ‘Nature’ we study and prioritise. It examines the current times in which we live, sharing the work of artists who are both in awe, and critical, of the patterns, substance, psychological relations and historical fictions between assumptions of Nature and the Machine.