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What's on January 1-7 (Daily updated)
  • | dtinews.vn | January 02, 2018 11:10 AM

Hanoi- New Year Concert “VConcert 2018”

Jan 1, 8 pm,

Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien Street

Featuring artists from the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra and leading artists in the field of classical music in Vietnam, such as sopranos Tran Trang and Dinh Trang, and tenor Dang Duong. Conductor Honna Tetsuji – who has been working in the field for the last decade – and Japanese violinist Matsuda Lina will also take part in the concert.

Classical music lovers will get to enjoy well-known instrumental Vietnamese music pieces by Do Kien Cuong, Nguyen Dinh Long, Do Hong Quan, Dang Huu Phuc and by foreign composers, such as J. Offenbach, J.Strauss II, G. Rossini, J. Brahms, L.V. Beethoven, V.A.Mozart.

Ticket prices: VND 1 million, VND 2 million, VND 3 million

Hanoi-Subscription Concert Vol. 107

Jan 5, 8pm,

Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien Street

Featuring a performance by Conductor Wes Kenny (the United States), Violin Soloist Do Phuong Nhi and the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra.

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

HCMC-Crossing Beyond - an evening of World Music

Jan 7, 8pm,

The Old Compass Cafe and Bar, 3rd Floor, Apt 11, 63 Pasteur St, District 1

A night of world music with Guihangtar. Traditional Asian idioms weaved with Western styles, exploring the technical and expressive dimensions of the guitar, enhanced with percussion instruments from various parts of the world.

Guihangtar is an international duo featuring guitarist Le-Tuyen Nguyen (Teaching Fellow, Australian National University School of Music) and percussionist Salil Sachdev (Professor of Music, Music Department Bridgewater State University, USA).

Guihangtar perform original compositions and arrangements largely inspired by, but not limited to, nature and traditional music.



Hanoi-Exhibition “Vestige of a Land”

Until Jan 12

Goethe Institut, 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street

A collaborated project throughout 6 months between Lê Giang and Sino-Nom researcher Nguyễn Đình Hưng, vernacular architect Phạm Thanh Thủy and environmental consultant Nguyễn Thùy Dương on communal houses in Northern Vietnam and the Red River’s water flow.

Free entry

Hanoi- Exhibition “Quiet”

Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts, 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street

Featuring works by three artists: Hoang Duc Dung, Nguyen Van Duc and Nguyen Van Cuong with the theme of Spring, depicting the simple, ordinary, yet beautiful things in life.

Hanoi- Hanoi Sketching Exhibition 2017 – Part I

Ho Guom Cultural Information Centre, 2 Le Thai To Street

Showcasing 160 sketches by 73 sketchers from 4-70 years old. The artworks were selected and evaluated by experts in the fields of fine arts, painting and architecture.

Hanoi-Exhibition “As Years Go By”

Korean Cultural Centre, 49 Nguyen Du Street

Presenting 30 artworks using various medium such as metal, ceramic, lacquer, oil, and acrylic on canvas by 4 artists Trinh Tuan, Nguyen Ngoc Quan, Vu Huu Nhung, Le Anh Vu.

Free entry

HCMC-Exhibition “La Sourire de la Mutation”

HCMC Fine Arts Museum, 97A Pho Duc Chinh Street, district 1

Introducing a poetic perspective of Vietnam in its metamorphosis through artworks by three artists from France, Belgium, and Vietnam, as well as students from HCMC University of Fine Arts, and through participatory workshops for the audience.

The exploration of urban metamorphosis in a modern and multidisciplinary way is superimposed, questioning the transition between the past and the future.

HCMC – Exhibition “the line” by Tran Van Thao

Until Jan 20,

Galerie Quynh, 118 Nguyen Van Thu, Dakao, District 1

The first solo exhibition in four years of Vietnam’s foremost abstract painter Tran Van Thao.

“the line” finds Tran in a contemplative mood. While previous bodies of work took inspiration from the artist’s surrounding environments and the little joys found in everyday life, his new paintings – stylistically sparser and utilizing a more muted palette yet larger in thematic scope – are somber ponderings on life’s passages and trajectories. There is an airiness about these new paintings, yet a marked tension as well conveying an equilibrium. Straight lines are the key element of the series, forming linear shapes of markers or arrows – perhaps needles of compasses. In contrast with the languid circles found in Tran’s other recent works, the lines suggest an almost urgent sense of direction and movement.

HCMC-Exhibition “Empty Forest” by Tuan Andrew Nguyen

The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre, 15 Nguyen U Di, Thao Dien, District 2

A solo exhibition showcasing film, sculpture, photography and performance – revealing a landscape where the industry of ailing spiritual beliefs is feeding the most wretched of human desires, to irreversible effect.

Tuan Andrew Nguyen will transform the ground floor main hall into a menagerie of animalistic forms, a kind of large-scale diorama where the voice of the endangered sits on the edge of extinction (or in this particular case has already teetered into oblivion).

HCMC-Exhibition “Remnant” by Le The Lam

The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre, 15 Nguyen U Di, Thao Dien, District 2,

Featuring the sorrow and anxiety of living in postwar Vietnam. In this exhibition, Le The Lam’s paintings depict different states of a ‘silent death’, using the presence of closed coffins and lingering shadow-like humans, interspersed at times with words.

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