August 20-26: Classical Concert with Quatuor Arod and Nguyen Viet Trung 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.



Subscription Concert Vol. 112

8 pm, August 24

Hanoi Opera House

No.1 Trang Tien Street, Hanoi

You are invited to Subscription Concert Vol. 112 for a performance by Conductor Le Phi Phi, Piano Soloist Nguyen Viet Trung and the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra

Ticket prices: VND 200,000 – VND 350,000 – VND 500,000.

Classical Concert with Quatuor Arod & Nguyen Viet Trung

8 pm, August 25


24 Trang Tien, Hanoi

You are invited to a classical concert by Quatuor Arod & pianist Nguyen Viet Trung.

The Quatuor Arod string quartet comprises four young men who have already made a name for themselves in Europe’s classical music scene.

A-class VND 300,000
B-class VND 200,000
C-class VND 100,000 (for students & members)

Chamber Concert “Sommerabend”

8 pm, August 25

Manzi Art Space

14 Phan Huy Ich, Hanoi

“Sommerabend”, a chamber concert featuring the best cellists of Hanoi and their friends from Japan: Đào Tuyết Trinh, Phạm Mai Hoa, Nguyễn Chánh, Nguyễn Diệu Hương (cello), Atsuko Yamamoto (oboe), Ryoko Bohmuki (soprano), Romel Saulog Lacson (tenor), Chie Hanazato, (piano).

The concert will present works by world famous composers including Bach, Bach, Strauss, Rachmaninoff, Puccini, Verdi…


Photo Exhibition “The Eye of Istanbul” by Ara Güler

Leica Boutique Hanoi

14 Ngo Quyen, Hanoi

You are invited to the photo exhibition “The Eye of Istanbul” by Turkish photographer Ara Güler.

Ara Güler’s work has been featured in many international titles – Time, Life, Stern and Paris Match, to name a few. Despite years of being on the road and photographing famous luminaries, Güler’s heart remains rooted in Istanbul. He bears witness to its many changes and continues to find inspiration for photography in the city with his Leica camera.

Exhibition “Summer”

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

Free entry

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 Japan’s top artists, Hikari Sawa. Through this exhibition, the VCCA hopes to bring video art closer to the public.



Performance of Big Band: Brass Music from Bavaria

6.30 pm, August 21

Deutsches Haus

2nd Floor, 33 Le Duan Blvd., District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

Reißner Big Band plays the type of music that makes you happy. Bavarian folk music made famous worldwide through folk festivals such as the Oktoberfest in Munich, is also played at weddings in the country and the city. The musicians of Reißner Big Band have packed their bags and will come to Ho Chi Minh City. With them they carry their wind instruments: tuba, trombone, trumpet, saxophone, clarinet, a good mood and their professionalism in musical performances. It is their desire to come to Vietnam and contribute to the international friendship between Germany and Vietnam.

Free admission


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 is a survey of 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)