February 27-March 5: Hanoi Concert 2017 with London Symphony Orchestra

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



Film Screening “Hamlet” on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)

7 pm, February 27

Salon 3A Ngo Quyen street, Hoan Kiem district

The British Council will present the film version of Hamlet – with BAFTA-nominated actress Maxine Peake in the title role – in its sell-out run at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre. Peak’s Hamlet is one example of cross-gender casting.

Vietnam Airlines Classic – Hanoi Concert 2017 with London Symphony Orchestra

7.45 – 9.30 pm, March 4

Ly Thai To Statue and Garden, Hoan Kiem District

The “Vietnam Airlines Classic – Hanoi Concert 2017” will see the world-renowned London Symphony Orchestra performing in the unique cultural setting of Hanoi’s Old Quarter – the first time ever that a British orchestra has performed in Vietnam.

Featuring 95 talented artists from all over the world, led by one of the world’s finest conductors, Elim Chan, the prestigious LSO will bring a performance filled with musical virtuosity and enthusiasm.

The event will also be brought to an even larger audience via three big screens placed at both ends of Dinh Tien Hoang Street and in Tonkin Free School Square.


Exhibition “Zen” by Truong Tien Tra

Institut Français de Hanoi – L’Espace

24 Trang Tien street, Hoan Kiem district

With “Zen”, Truong Tien Tra invites us to meditate through a series of minimal paintings that create a sense of peace and serenity.

The young, talented and modest artist dedicates the exhibition of oil on canvas to his spiritual adventure which he expresses through the simplicity of forms and the harmony he finds in nature

Photo Exhibition “Double Artists”


43 Nhat Chieu, Tay Ho district

The exhibition features 40 portraits of Vietnamese artists. This project was started 4 months ago by Diego and is serie of double exposure photographs with the portraits of the artists blended with their work.

Exhibition “Shape of Round” by Pham Khac Quang

Goethe-Institut Hanoi

56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc street, Ba Dinh district

The exhibition is a selection of very personal works by the artist, not only portraying his family but also showing landscapes that are dear to Quang, a Hai Duong – based artist.

With the drilling machine, Quang cuts circular holes into the plate and in this way creates impressive works, some of which are only recognizable from the distance.



“Hanoi Duo” Nguyen Le – Ngo Hong Quang and Friends

8 pm, March 1


28 Le Thanh Ton, District 1

Internationally acclaimed Jazz guitarist Nguyen Le will present his new album “Hanoi Duo” with another exceptional musician – Ngo Hong Quang, an album that is inspired by Vietnamese contemporary music: colorful with multiple styles, upbeat, sensitive and very intelligent.

Guest artists:

Alex Tran, percussion

Nguyen Hoang Anh, flute

Nguyen Mai Le, plucked zither

Ticket price: VND 300,000 – VND 200,000

Special price for members of IDECAF and students:VND 100,000

Hip Hop Nation

9 PM, March 2


President Palace, 93 Nguyen Du Street, District 1

Expert Hip Hop head DJs Phat Beatz and charming Amilli will host a night for a massive evening of Rap tunes. If you're a die hard Hip Hop fan, DJ Phat Beatz is an unmissable performer and will be dropping beats all night long.


Exhibition “Mindscapes & Mystic Spaces” by Nguyen Cam

Salon Saigon

6D Ngo Thoi Nhiem street, Ward 7, Disctrict 3

Mindscapes & Mystic Spaces 2017 reflects the journey of the man and the heart of Hai Phong-based artist Nguyen Cam. The works progress from random, broad calligraphic brush strokes on free canvas to a more tempered, restrained energy.

Exhibition by Nguyen Tran Trung Tin and Nguyen Van Du

The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre

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

You are invited to “The Substance vs. The Dream; The Flesh vs. Immaculateness; The Ideal vs. The Materiality—The New Possibilities of Painting”—a two-man show by Nguyen Van Du and Tran Nguyen Trung Tin, curated by Nguyen Nhu Huy.