June 18-24: A Night of Antonin Dvorak in HCMC

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



Children’s Music Concert

9 -11 am, June 23


Villa 15, lane 76 To Ngoc Van Street, Tay Ho district

You are invited to a fun-filled musical morning for children of all ages, featuring original songs from Michelle Stewart’s soon-to-be released debut album of children’s music Little Folk Songs.

From playful ditties to pensive ballads, these songs talk about important world issues, including cultural diversity, the environment, and socio-emotional learning for children.

Entrance fee: VND80,000 per child

Flamenco & Classical Guitar Concert with Michel Grizard & Helena Cueto

8 pm, June 23

Institut Français de Hanoi – L’Espace

24 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem district

The concert will delight the audience with a combination of flamenco and classical guitar.

In this spirit, Michel Grizard, virtuoso guitarist and winner of many international prizes will grace the stage of L’Espace with his daughter, Helena Cueto, a brilliant flamenco dancer to introduce to Hanoi a recital performance of flamenco dance and classical guitar, creating a moment of beauty and grace.

Free entry, limited seats available.

Legendary guitarist Henry Padovani performs at Metropole Hanoi

8 – 9 pm, June 23

Thang Long Hall

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

You are invited to a concert featuring Henry Padovani, the original lead guitarist for the chart-topping British rock band, The Police.

The 90-minute concert will consist of Padovani’s own compositions, in French and English, and include a number of blues and classic rock songs and stories of his personal experiences with some of the most famous and revered names in music.

Ticket price: VND290,000


Exhibition “Calculus Exercise #6/5” by Nguyen Huy An

Manzi Art Space

14 Phan Huy Ich Street, Ba Dinh district

In this exhibition, Huy An shows small, simple, serene and poetic paintings on Do paper which portray iconic rural scenes alongside a continuation of his intriguing experimentation with conceptual writings.

Huy An’s conceptual texts work as a visual archive of his memories and histories that relate to the social and political context of Northern Vietnam.

Free entry

Exhibition “Summer” by Bui Trong Du

Lotte Center Hanoi

54 Lieu Giai Street, Ba Dinh District

You are invited to the exhibition “Mua Ha” (Summer) by Bui Trong Du – the artist behind many impressive oil-on-canvas works of delicate simplicity with a strong identity of Vietnamese folk art.

With a theme of “Summer”, the exhibition will shape a unique experience for each visitor through the artist’s passion for lotus flowers.

Free entry

Sculpture Exhibition “Season of Flowers and Birds”

3rd floor, Savina building

No. 1, Dinh Le Street, Hoan Kiem district

The exhibition showcases the two sculpture collections: “Mua Hoa” (Season of Flowers) by Tran An, and “Chim” (Birds) by Thai Nhat Minh.

Tran An’s “Season of Flowers” comprises sculptures made of an unusual material – welded iron. Inspired by nature, the artist used welding techniques to master the industrial medium, creating tree trunks, sprouts, flower buds – full of life yet tough and strong.

“Birds” by Thai Nhat Minh borrows the images of mythical birds only seen in folklores, fairy tales and fables to represent the artist’s emotions, reminisce about the past and express his own take on the four-season cycle. Using papier-mâché (“chewed paper”), he created strong and sturdy, yet natural, figures.

Free entry



A Night of Antonin Dvorak

8 pm, June 19

HCMC Opera House

7 Lam Son Square, District 1

Come to enjoy a night of music featuring works by Antonin Dvorak through performances of cello artist Ngo Hoang Quan and instrumentalists from the HBSO Symphony Orchestra under the baton of conductor Honna Tetsuji.

Tickets: VND650,000 – VND 550,000 – VND 400,000 – VND 300,000 – VND 200,000 – VND 80,000 (for students only)

Teh Dar: Vietnamese Tribal Culture

6:00 pm, June 21, 22 and 23

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


Exhibition “Oration for Ten Types of Sentient Beings”

The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre

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

You are invited to the exhibition ‘Oration for Ten Types of Sentient Beings’ – a solo exhibition by artist Pham Tran Viet Nam, curated by Tran Luong.

Inspired by the literature of the great Vietnamese poet Nguyen Du (1766-1820), the title of the exhibition reflects Nam’s frustration with an unjust world where humans are trapped in the cycle of life and death.


For adults: VND 35,000

For students: VND 25,000 (with appropriate student ID)

For children under 16: free (with appropriate ID)

Exhibition “Between Fragmentation and Wholeness”

Galerie Quynh

118 Nguyen Van Thu street, Dakao ward, District 1

You are invited to “Between Fragmentation and Wholeness” – an exhibition of new work by Truong Cong Tung. Curated by Arlette Quynh-Anh Tran, this is Truong’s first solo exhibition at the gallery and the first comprehensive show of his work in almost a decade.

The exhibition invites viewers to enter Truong Cong Tung’s multidimensional reality through three main axes in the gallery space: vertically – with the ruptures in urban planning and propagated doctrine; horizontally – with mystical human-altered landscapes in agrarian territories; and diagonally – with a mirage of blazing images extracted from the virtual domain.