October 23-29: Special concerts with violinist Bui Cong Duy

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



Concert “Mirror of Memory”

8 pm, October 24

The Grand Concert Hall

Vietnam National Academy of Music

77 Hao Nam Street, Dong Da District

The Hanoi New Music Ensemble and “Dong Kinh Co Nhac” – the Ancient Music Group of Tonkin present a concert entitled “Mirror of Memory.”

Under the baton of conductor Jeff Von der Schmidt, the concert will present tradition Vietnamese music scenes of cheo (popular opera), tuong (classical opera), ca tru (ceremonial singing), and communal temple music, to bring forward the full spectrum of Vietnamese traditional music.

Free entry.

Concert with Conductor Gudni Emilsson

8 pm, October 28

Vietnam National Academy of Music

77 Hao Nam street, Dong Da district

The Goethe-Institut Hanoi and Vietnam National Academy of Music Hanoi jointly present this classical concert, which features the well-known conductor Gudni Emilsson as a highlight event celebrating the Goethe-Institut’s 20th anniversary in Hanoi.

In joint rehearsals, Gudni Emilsson and the Hanoi Philharmonic Orchestra have developed a classical program with pieces by Mozart and Beethoven.


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

* Overtüre “Die Hochzeit des Figaro” KV 492

* Violin-Konzert Nr. 5 A-major K-219

Ludwig van Beethoven

Sinfonie Nr. 1 C major, Op. 21

Conductor | Gudni Emilsson

Solist | Nguyễn Trọng Bình

Orchester Hanoi Philharmonic Orchestra

Ticket prices: VND 500,000 - VND 300,000 - VND 200,000

Special Concerts with Violinist Bui Cong Duy

8 pm, October 25 and 26

Hanoi Opera House

1 Trang Tien street, Hoan Kiem district

You are invited to two concerts featuring the world-famous Vietnamese violinist Bui Cong Duy and the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra

Program on October 25:

F. Mendelssohn – Violin Concerto E minor, op.64

L.V. Beethoven – Violin Concerto D major, op.61

Program on October 26:

M. Bruch – Violin Concerto No.1 G minor, op.26

J. Brahms – Violin Concerto D major, op.77

Ticket prices: VND 600,000 - VND 400,000 - VND 300,000


Exhibition “Sparkling – Collection of Lacquered and Gilded Wood Objects”

Vietnam National Museum of History

1 Trang Tien street, Hoan Kiem district

The exhibition introduces nearly 100 documents and objects dating from the Le and Nguyen dynasties (from 17th to the early of 20th century) – the brilliant development stage of lacquering and gilding industry – including the unique and rare ones showed to the public for the first time.

The objects selected for display are quite rich and varied on designs with unique decorative patterns.

With the fine carving, the shade of the red paint, the light of gold and the vividly decorative themes, the lacquered and gilded wood objects are always attached to solemn sites like royal palaces or places of worship. Furthermore, they are considered as artworks or holy objects.

Art Exhibition “Le Sourire de la Mutation”

Institut Français de Hanoi – L’Espace

24 Trang Tien, Hanoi

Art exhibition “La sourire de la mutation” (translation: The smile of mutation) presents a poetic perspective of Vietnam in its metamorphosis. The three artists, coming from three different countries – France, Belgium and Vietnam – explore the theme of the changes in urban space through different perspectives: visual, dance and installation art.

The scenery of Vietnam’s metropolitan cities is illustrated in Truong Minh Thy Nguyen’s mural. The sun jacket covered ladies on motorbikes become the muses for Emmanuelle Vincent’s dance piece. And objects dangle between fantasy and tradition in the installation artwork of Pierre Larauza.

This exhibition is part of the Dance Festival “Europe Meets Asia in Contemporary Dance” 2017.

Exhibition “West Lake” by Anna-Maria Ory

Dong Phong Art Gallery

03 Ly Dao Thanh Street

Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

The title of the exhibition is “West Lake”, as several paintings were painted on the west coast of the lake.

The subject and technique of the pictures mix the elements of both Eastern and Western traditions, in an attempt to establish connections between two very different cultures which nevertheless have a lot in common.



Live House Music with Saxophonist Doan Minh Thu and DJ Doru

9 PM, October 27

Glow Skybar

93 Nguyen Du street, District 1

Don’t miss the night when two masters DJ Doru Tudose and saxophonist Doan Minh Thu come together to perform. They’re experts at picking the best party tunes just for you.

Happy Halloween

8 PM, October 28

Apocalypse Now

Don’t miss an exclusive freak show for a Halloween party that'll certainly to rock your boat. Halloween dances, Face paintings, mini games and many 'scary' activities promise to deliver a night full of devilish fun.


Exhibition “Spirit of Friendship'

The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre

15 Nguyen U Di, Thao Dien, District 2

Come to a survey exhibition highlighting the role and contribution of artist friendships in furthering the development of experimental art practice in Vietnam, since 1975, featuring 22 artist-groups from across the country.

This exhibition seeks to highlight the role and contribution of artist friendships in furthering the development of experimental languages in Vietnam, since 1975. As an educational display, it gives recognition to how ‘friendship’ continues to further the testing and encouraging of ideas among artists, beyond what was officially understood, taught, or predominantly exhibited in Vietnam at that time, believing their art worthy of more than catering to ideological/formal and touristic (commercial) demand.

Tickets: VND 35,000 (adults) – VND 25,000 (students)

Exhibition “Abandoned by Heaven” by Bui Thanh Tam

Craig Thomas Gallery

27(i) Tran Nhat Duat, Tan Dinh Ward, District 1

You are invited to “Abandoned by Heaven”, a solo exhibition of oil and Đông Hồ folk paintings on canvas by Hanoi-based artist Bùi Thanh Tâm.

At first glance, the paintings of Bùi Thanh Tâm’s “Abandoned by Heaven” collection project an air of innocence and a pollyanish sense of contentment. The doe-eyed figures in the paintings look to be in the midst of living happy and prosperous lives, but there is something amiss lying just underneath the surface of the paintings.