August 26 – September 1: A Concert for the Fall: “Buenos Aires Blends” 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.



Concert “From Trinh Cong Son: New Sounds from the Wind”

8 pm, August 30

Concert Hall 19 Le Thanh Tong street, Hoan Kiem district

The concert is a narrative, also a reply written in music, where the personal sorrows of Trinh Cong Son are sung by young artists with a new breeze in method of expression.

Music pieces inspired by Trinh Cong Son’s songs and transcribed for cello and piano will be performed alternately with classical works of Bach, Debussy or Kreisler … as a way for artists to talk about correlation between different flows of music, and at the same time indicate the intersection of them. It could be music, and maybe even bigger things.

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

A Concert for the Fall: “Buenos Aires Blends”

8 pm, September 1

Manzi Art Space

14 Phan Huy Ich street, Ba Dinh district

You are invited to a special concert entitled “Buenos Aires Blends” by guitarist Pongpat Pongpradit and flute artist Anton Isselhardt , featuring works by Maximo Diego Pujol, Astor Piazzolla and Leo Brower.

Concert programme:

Maximo Diego Pujol

– Dos aires conbomberos

– Tres Piezas Rioplatenses (guitar solo)

Astor Piazzolla

– Tango Etude No4 (flute solo)

– Oblivion

Leo Brower Estudios Sencillos

– Astor Piazzolla Invierno Porteño

– Maximo Diego Pujol Suite Buenos Aires

Surcharge: VND 200,000 /person


Exhibition “Turning into Butterflies”

Korean Cultural Center (KCC)

49 Nguyen Du street, Hai Ba Trung district

“Turning into Butterflies” is made up of installation works created with approximately 1,300 paper butterflies of nearly 1,300 children and young people including those with disabilities around the world – from the Republic of Korea (RoK), the US, to Africa, Indonesia, Europe; about 100 artworks of disabled and autistic students from Vietnam’s Binh Minh Special School; and nearly 20 artworks by Ahn Yun Mo and 5 RoK artists with disabilities.

The exhibition is part of the project “Turning into Butterflies” initiated worldwide since 2013 by RoK artist Ahn Yun Mo with disabled children and young people. Through the project, Ahn Yun Mo hopes that we – people who live in this world, can overcome all barriers of skin colours and languages, break the gap between people with disabilities and those without, creating a new progress in promoting the fundamental role of art of bringing people closer together.

Exhibition “Falling into the Horizon” by Quach Bac

‘Falling Into the Horizon’ is a series of small sized oil paintings and a site specific installation by visual artist Quach Bac, one of the most potential contemporary artists in Hanoi today.

Utilising both empty mono-coloured spaces and clearly defined subjects, Bac provokes a host of emotions with his series of paintings, which illustrate different aspects of life and a variety of contemporary issues.



Teh Dar: Vietnamese Tribal Culture

6pm on August 26-30

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 “The Dogma Prize 2019: Encounter”

Galerie Quynh

118 Nguyen Van Thu street, Dakao ward, District 1

The exhibition features 14 artists applying various media to self-portraiture: from paintings, sculptures, installations to moving images and animation.

The artworks, both presented as an artistic craftsmanship and a means of self-expression, call for the spectators to observe and actively engage in the exploration of the self that are concealed beneath the oftentimes-disguised façade.

Exhibition “Phenomenon ÷ (Time x Space)”


6 Le Van Mien, Thao Dien, District 2, HCMC

Yohei Yama returns to Vin Gallery with his second solo project with the gallery, four years after “The Power of Semiosis” (2015). Yama derives his works from nature, spinning the waves of the cosmos and webbing together the rhythm of natural forces. His oeuvre is distinguishable by its repetition and layering of lines, colour, patterns and more often than not creating optical effects that swell and vibrate.

“Phenomenon ÷ (Time x Space)” envisions the universe and its life-cycles where the future becomes the present and the present becomes the past.