August 13-19: Toyota Concert 2018 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.



Conductor Le Phi Phi back in Vietnam with “Autumn Melody”

8 pm, August 16

Hanoi Opera House

01 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem district

Conductor Le Phi Phi returns to Vietnam with the “Autumn Melody” concert, which will be hosted by the Vietnam National Opera & Ballet (VNOB).

Part I of the concert will include works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Edvard Grieg, performed by Korean pianist Ji Sung Lee. Then continues part II with famous opera pieces by Giuseppe Verdi.

The concert features the performances of Vietnamese opera singers, together with the Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the VNOB

Ticket prices: VND 200,000 – VND 300,000 – VND 400,000 – VND 500,000 – VND 600,000

‘Lang Toi’ (My Village) by Lune Production

6 pm, August 15 and 18

Vietnam Tuong Theatre

51A Duong Thanh Street, Hoan Kiem district

Lang Toi (My Village) is a delicate merge of tradition and innovation, where the poetic beauty of Northern Vietnam’s village life is presented through a new cirque approach.

Farming, the building activities, traditional games, and lifestyle of the Northern villagers are recreated by ancestral bamboo props, breath-taking cirque and acrobatics performances, and rhythmic dance, to distinct folk music from more than 20 musical instruments.

Ticket prices: VND 630,000- VND 1,050,000


Exhibition “3 . 3 . 3.” by Le Cong Thanh

Heritage Space

1st Floor, Dolphin Plaza

6 Nguyen Hoang (for car) | 28 Tran Binh (for bike), My Dinh 2, Hanoi

3 . 3 . 3. is a sculptural interpretation of Le Cong Thanh’s artistic spirit. This exhibition does not display currently available works at his workshop, but chooses 3 models from his thin-steeled sculpture series, before enlarging them into 09 ‘sculptures’ in medium to large sizes, with the consent of the artist and his family. Each sketch is a generalised representation of the sculpture figure he pursues: the female body, Totem objects, the endless column with a spirit of mystery, sensuality, thirst and grandiosity.

Free entrance

Exhibition “The Tropical”

VICAS Art Studio

32 Hao Nam Street, Dong Da District, Hanoi

Works on display at the exhibition include 39 multi-colour paintings by five artists: Nguyen Thanh Hai, Pham Sinh, Tao Linh, Nguyen Manh Quynh, and Luu Vu Long.

Opening hours: 9 am – 12 pm and 1.30 – 5 pm, Monday – Sunday

Exhibition “Fragments” by Hiraki Sawa

Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA)

B1 – R3, Vincom Mega Mall Royal City

72A Nguyen Trai, Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi

The Vincom Center for Contemporary Arts (VCCA) proudly presents “Fragments”, an exhibition showcasing surreal art pieces by one of the top artists in Japan, Hikari Sawa. Through this exhibition, the VCCA hopes to bring video art closer to the public.



Toyota Concert 2018

8 pm, August 14

HCMC Opera House

7 Lam Son Square, District 1

You are invited to the Toyota Concert Tour 2018 with a performance of Violin Soloist Bui Cong Duy, Cello Soloist Grace Ho and the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra under the baton of conductor Honna Tetsuji

The artists will bring to the stage J. Brahms’s Double Concerto in A major, Op.102 and L.V. Beethoven’s Symphony No.7 in A Major, op.92

Ticket prices: VND 200,000 – VND350,000 –VND500,000 – VND700,000

Teh Dar: Vietnamese Tribal Culture

6:00 pm, August 13, 15, 16 and 17

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 “ELLIPSIS”

Toong Minh Khai

126 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Str, District 3

The “Ellipsis” exhibition is an attempt by 4 image-making artists: Danny Bach, Minh Pham, Dat Vu and Cietisoo Nguyen, to connect and share our personal approaches to photography and image-making with the creative community.

Free entrance

Exhibition “Gang of Five Chancing Modern”

The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre

15 Nguyen U Di, Thao Dien, District 2

Curated by Le thuan Uyen, the exhibition surveys over three decades of artistic practices by five of the most important figures in the art scene of North Vietnam; Hong Viet Dung, Ha Tri Hieu, Dang Xuan Hoa, Tran Luong and Pham Quang Vinh.

Featuring nearly forty paintings and numerous original historical materials (including reviews and interviews, archival images, exhibition guest books, two short film documentaries, and a timeline tracking the conception, development, and reunion of the Gang of Five, this is one of the few retrospective exhibitions staged in Vietnam that thoroughly documents the lives and preoccupations of local artists (and/or artist groups) of the 20th century.


For adults: VND 35,000

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

For children under 16: free (with appropriate ID)