March 19-25: ‘Ca Tru’ Concert “The Voice Within” in Hanoi

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



Piano Recital “Kaleidoscope”

8 pm, March 24


24 Trang Tien street, Hoan Kiem district

Come and enjoy piano recitals featuring the talented pianist Trang Trinh. During the programme there will be performances of: twelve variations of ‘Ah! I will tell you, mother’ by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Francis Poulenc’s ‘Varied Piano Theme’, Franz Liszt’s ‘Danse macabre’, and many more.

Ticket price: VND210,000 - VND130,000 for L’Espace members - VND100,000 for students

“The Voice Within” Concert

7.30 pm, March 24


21/52 To Ngoc Van street, Tay Ho district

You are invited to a Ca Tru (Vietnamese ceremonial singing) performance with the theme “The voice within” by Ca Tru master Pho Thi Kim Duc, the daughter of Pho Dinh On, who was the manager of a famous Ca Tru troupe in Kham Thien District, Hanoi, at the beginning of the 20th century.

Kim Duc began learning how to sing at the age of 7 and embarked on her singing career at 13.


Exhibition “Mother and Nature”

Vietnamese Women’s Museum

36 Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Hoan Kiem District,

The exhibition “Mother and Nature” showcases paintings of women in natural settings by artist Van Duong Thanh, which were created with a combination of Vietnamese and Western techniques.

”City and Memory” – Solo Exhibition by Artist Nguyen The Son


12 Hoa Ma, Hai Ba Trung district

Acclaimed Vietnamese artist, scholar, and photographer, Nguyen The Son, presents his current body of work depicting the rapid metamorphosis of the landscape of Vietnam and how this drastic change is affecting the lifestyles of society.

City and Memory is a collection of Son’s comprehensive work that spans several years of research and acute observation.

Exhibition “Diary of a Cricket – Touch the Worlds”

Vincom Centre for Contemporary Art (VCCA)

B1 floor, R3, Vincom Megamall Royal city, 72 Nguyen Trai Street, Thanh Xuan District

“Diary of a Cricket – Touch the worlds” will bring to life the characters of the literature masterpiece “Diary of a Cricket” by the late Vietnamese author To Hoai, with 3D pop-up illustrations, figurines and original sketches.

The illustrations were created by many generations of artists including Ta Huy Long, Ngo Manh Lan, Truong Qua, Thanh Chuong, Vu Xuan Hoan and Dau Dua (Dau Thi Ngoc Vinh).

Free entry



Teh Dar: Vietnamese Tribal Culture

6:00 pm, March 19

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

A O Show by Lune Production

6:00 pm, March 23, 24 and 25

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 “In One’s Breath – Nothing Stands Still” by Tuan Mami

The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre

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

The exhibition is Hanoi-based artist Tuấn Mami’s first-ever solo show in Ho Chi Minh City.

The project is inspired by the ancient Muong epic ‘De Dat De Nuoc’ (‘The Birth of Soil and Water’), from which emerges a belief that there is spirituality in all beings, that the creation of the world is constantly in a state of chaos where humans struggle to cohabit harmoniously with other creatures, and especially with themselves.

Tickets: VND35,000 - VND25,000 (with appropriate student ID) - free for children under 16 (with appropriate ID)

Group Exhibition “Alluvium”

Galerie Quynh

118 Nguyen Van Thu Street, Dakao, District 1

The exhibition features works by 11 Vietnam based artists: Nadege David, Do Thanh Lang, Ha Manh Thang, Hoang Duong Cam, Hoang Nam Viet, Le Hoang Bich Phuong, Sandrine Llouquet, Nguyen Huy An, Nguyen Manh Hung, Nguyen Quang Huy, and Trong Gia Nguyen.

The geological term ‘alluvium’ – embodying a sense of movement – refers to the sedimentary matter washed ashore by flowing bodies of water.

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