January 14-20: Vietnam – RoK Concert to celebrate New Year 2019

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

HANOI

PERFORMANCE

Vietnam – RoK Concert to celebrate New Year 2019

7pm on January 14

Hanoi Opera House

1 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem District,

The concert features the participation of the Korean Symphony Orchestra, soloists Synyoung Seo (soprano) and Maria Callas, alongside Vietnamese People’s Artist Dang Thai Son. The performances will be conducted by Chi Yong Chung.

Free entrance

Happiness Concert 2019

8pm on January 15

Hanoi Opera House

1 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem District,

The concert features the performance of conductor Honna Tetsuji, piano soloist Ngo Phuong Vi, and the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra.

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

Electric Hurdy-gurdy Solo Performance by Guilhem Desq

8pm on January 19

L’Espace

24 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem District,

The solo performance will introduce talented French artist Guilhem Desq’s electric hurdy-gurdy – a version of the thousand-year-old instrument.

Tickets: VND210,000 – VND130,000 (L’Espace members) – VND100,000 (students)

EXHIBITION

Exhibition “Les Expériences-clés des Petits Débrouillards”

L’Espace

24 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem District,

The exhibition is a popular education movement that aims to provide access to scientific and technical knowledge for all – here indicating the little scientists.

The Vietnamese edition of the book series “Les Expériences-clés des Petits Débrouillards” consists of four books, each with 40 fun and easy-to-carry-out experiments, to help little scientists discover the secrets of the world around them, through its elements: water, air, earth and the cosmos.

Free entrance

Exhibitions: “Bicycles” by Thu Van Tran and “Ellipses” by Ha Manh Thang

Vincom Centre for Contemporary Art (VCCA)

B1 – R3, Vincom Mega Mall Royal City

72A Nguyen Trai street, Thanh Xuan District

“Bicycles” is Thu Van Tran’s first solo installation exhibition in Vietnam, marking a milestone for the artist’s participation and involvement in the art scene in her home country. The exhibition was inspired by a memorable song from the artist’s childhood, with symbolic local media (rubber bands, sails, and ceramics).

“Ellipses” is a solo exhibition presenting new works by Ha Manh Thang, one of the most prominent faces of the Vietnamese art scene, of abstract expressionist art language and installation art. Thang’s works have the sophistication of Western modern art, yet still hold an Asian spirit in them, reminding us of the past and the regret for what is lost.

HO CHI MINH CITY

PERFORMANCE

A O Show by Lune Production

6pm

Ho Chi Minh City Opera House

7 Cong Truong Lam Son, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1

The A O Show features optical illusions and impressive acrobatics, paired with traditional music performances by a troupe of talented local artists.

Known as the Cirque du Soleil of Vietnam (minus the flashy outfits), this live show depicts the transition of rural Vietnam into today’s modern landscape, using props such as giant woven baskets, scaffolding, bamboo canes, and ropes.

Price range: VND630,000 - VND1,470,000

EXHIBITION

Exhibition “an everyday day” by Nguyen Quang Huy

Galerie Quynh

118 Nguyen Van Thu, Dakao, District 1

You are invited to “an everyday day” – a solo exhibition of new work by Hanoi-based artist Nguyen Quang Huy.

Considered one of Vietnam’s pioneering artists following the Doi Moi reforms initiated in 1986 (a period of economic liberalisation marked by increased artistic experimentation), Quang Huy will be showing a suite of oil paintings depicting Hmong women and misty mountain scenes created with hazy brushworks in his distinctive muted palette of blue-grey grisaille.