March 6-12: Piano Concert with Boris Schönleber

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

HANOI

PERFORMANCE

Special Concert “A Night of Tchaikovsky”

8pm, March 9 and 10

1 Trang Tien Street, Hanoi

Special Concert “A Night of Tchaikovsky” features a performance by conductor Mark Kadin from Russia, Piano Soloist Luu Hong Quang and the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra.

Ticket prices: VND 200,000—VND 350,000—VND 500,000.

Jazz Manouche

8 pm, March 11

Institut français de Hanoi – L’Espace

24 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem District

A music night with Jazz Manouche and pre-war Vietnamese romantic songs played in the Jazz Manouche style. You will discover amazing similarities between melodies of Jazz Manouche (a “gypsy” style of jazz that appeared in France and used the guitar as its main instrument) and some pre-war Vietnamese romantic songs. Enjoy an exceptional evening during which the improvisation of jazz tunes will be mixed with the reinterpretation of Vietnamese songs by the best guitarists in Vietnam.

Bad Boys Blue & Sandra Live In Concert

8pm, March 11

Vietnam National Convention

Following the huge success of the Legend Concert tour, the Bad Boys Blue & Sandra Live in Concert will be organized in Hanoi. After Kenny G, Boney M & Chris Norman Smokie ex, Modern Talking, this concert promises an explosive night to open the international music festival season in 2017.

Ticket Prices: VND 1.000.000, VND 1.2million, VND 1.5 million, VND 2 million, VND 2.5 million, VND 3 million, VND 3.5 million, VND 5 million, VND 6 million.

Piano Concert with Boris Schönleber

8pm, March 12

Goethe-Institut Hanoi

56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Ba Dinh, Hanoi

German pianist Boris Schönleber will play pieces by the German composers Richard Wagner (1813-1883), Robert Schumann (1810-1856) and by the Austrian composer Hugo Wolf (1860-1903). For Schönleber, this is a return to well-known territory: In 2014, the pianist already performed several concerts at Goethe-Institut Hanoi.

Free admission

EXHIBITION

Photo Exhibition “Illumination”

Ke Quan

81b Xuan Dieu Street, Hanoi

The photo exhibition “Illumination” by artist Tran Quoc Dung is about the second step of his art project in which he is trying to fight off an iPad addiction by producing old-fashioned lamps to “reheat” the photos in his previous series of photos of Long Bien Bridge, as well as his holiday photos.

Exhibition by Artist Nguyen Duc Hoa

Atena Gallery

93 Dinh Tien Hoang Street, Hanoi

You are invited to an exhibition by aritst Nguyen Duc Hoa—a well-known artist who has left a mark on Vietnam’s contemporary art scene.

The theme of “Spring” is reflected in his landscapes, portraits and still-lifes using various materials such as watercolour, colour powder, colour chalk and acrylic paint in a realist style with a hint of impressionism.

Exhibition “Touch” by People with Autism in Hanoi

5th floor, Vietnam Women’s Museum

36 Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Ha Noi

“Touch” is a special exhibition by six people with autism: Ujita Masato from Japan, Trung Hieu, Hoang Minh, Binh Minh, Danh Lam (Gia Bao) and Nem (Dinh Chi), advised by the artist Le Thiet Cuong, painter Nguyen Duc Phuong and painter Khuc Ngoc Minh.

“Touch” symbolizes the efforts of the families of people with autism. This is a small success; it means “touching” the hope of people with autism for a normal life, to study, work and earn an income from the products they make and to integrate into and contribute to society.

HO CHI MINH CITY

PERFORMANCE

Bruckner’s Requiem

8 pm, March 9

Ho Chi Minh City Opera House

No. 7 Lam Son Square, District 1

The show will also introduce Symphony No. 36 of the greatest musical genius, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. This symphony has an interesting background. For many other famous composers, it takes months or a year to complete a symphony, sometimes up to several years, as this is the largest, most complex genre for instrumental music. But Mozart completed his Symphony No. 36 in four days, during a trip with his wife in Linz, Austria, in response to the proposal of a local count.

Ticket price: VND 550,000 – VND 400,000 – VND 350,000 – VND 200,000

Special price for students: VND 80,000

Interactive Performance “The Great Shift”

Salon Saigon

7:30 – 9:30 pm, March 10

6d Ngo Thoi Nhiem Street, Ward 7, District 3

“The Great Shift” performance is inspired by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh’s “No Mud, No Lotus” lecture, which is an examination of the world we live in today; a portal to liberation and awareness.

Normal ticket: VND 300,000

Student ticket (with appropriate student ID): VND 200,000

EXHIBITION

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. His 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 Street, 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 Material—The New Possibilities of Painting,” a two-man show by Nguyen Van Du and Tran Nguyen Trung Tin, curated by Nguyen Nhu Huy.