September 24-30: A Random Night with Stanford Reid 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.115

8 pm, September 25

Hanoi Opera House

01 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem district

You are invited to the Subscription Concert Vol.115 with the performance of piano soloist Karla Haltenwanger, violin soloist Birgit Erz, cello soloist Ilona Kindt and the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of conductor Honna Tetsuji


L.V. Beethoven: Violin, Cello and Piano Concerto C-major “Triple”, Op.56


L.V. Beethoven: Symphony No3 E flat-major “Eroica”, Op.55

Ticket prices: VND200,000 – VND 350,000 – VND 500,000

A Random Night with Stanford Reid

8 – 10 pm, September 29

Heritage Space

Fl.1 Dolphin Plaza, 6 Nguyen Hoang/ 28 Tran Binh Street, My Dinh 2 ward, Nam Tu Liem district

Come to enjoy a music night featuring the wonderful saxophonist-songwriter-singer Stanford Reid and the special orchestra of his new project ‘Randomness’.

Stanford Reid uses an eclectic variety of instrumentation to create chill and soothing Cosmic Soul vibes, warm rhythms and blues, and fiery, electrifying neo-jazz… Reid attributes all of the positive changes in his life to his Buddhist practice.

Ticket prices:VND100,000 - VND120,000 - VND150,000

‘Lang Toi’ (My Village) by Lune Production

6 pm, September 24, 25 and 26

Hanoi Opera House

01 Trang Tien 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 “Wild Banana” by Tran Ngoc Hung

Korean Cultural Center (KCC)

49 Nguyen Du Street, Hai Ba Trung district

The “Wild Banana”exhibition showcases more than 30 artworks made with powdered colours on Dó paper. Wild banana flowers are just an “excuse” for the artist to reveal his findings of visual art language, personal thoughts and emotions.

Free entrance.

Exhibition “Nguyen Minh and Streets”

Vietnam Fine Arts Museum

66 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Ba Dinh district

The exhibition displays 35 artworks by Vietnamese artist Nguyen Minh, including 29 oil and acrylic paintings and 6 sculptures made with iron and composites.

The exhibits feature Minh’s look at the streets, villages, trees, and people around him.

Free entrance.

Exhibition “Infinity of Mirror”

Institut Français de Hanoi – L’Espace

24 Trang Tien street, Hoan Kiem district

The exhibition is expected to be a unique experience, giving audiences a chance to enjoy calligraphic artworks by Christian Hadengue and paintings by Le Thua Tien, with music composed by Mark Lockett played in the background and accompanied by Hubert Haddad’s poems.

The exhibition is a meeting between artists who have adopted a language naturally ‘out of step’ with their cultural backgrounds (Western and Asian).



Concert with a Jazz Quartet

8 pm, September 28

Ho Chi Minh City Opera House

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

You are invited to the concert of the jazz quartet featuring Steve Houben (saxophone & flute), Grégory Houben (trompette & vocal), Jean-Louis Rassinfosse (contrabass), and Quentin Liégeois (guitar)

The quartet is an encounter on stage between father and son, bound together by the same culture, the same love for music and of course, tenderness. They understand each other, and their conversations in music happen as easily as in daily life.

Free tickets can be obtained at the Ho Chi Minh City Opera House

A O Show by Lune Production

6:00 pm, September 26 and 27

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


Photo Media Exhibition “FoMO – Fear of Missing Out”

Toong Minh Khai

126 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, District 3

In his series ‘Fear of Missing Out’, Australian photomedia artist Darren Tynan documents video compression errors using broadcasts from free-to-air Australian television channels.

By intercepting broadcast signals, Tynan explores transmission glitches as a serendipitous phenomenon and as a creative tool in the photographic process.

A project spanning two years, FoMO is a world punctuated by randomness, disintegration and transmutation.

Free entrance.

Exhibition by Hoang Duong Cam

Galerie Quynh

118 Nguyen Van Thu Street, district 1

You are invited to the sixth solo exhibition of Hoang Duong Cam, showcasing his new sculptures and some of the artist’s most ambitious paintings to date.

The works on display reflect a fixation on an often irreconcilable distance, whether it’s the gap between ambition and resignation, between the heroic and the condemned in a nation’s history, or between calculated composition and inexplicable effect.