October 22-27: Concert Alfred Schnittke’s Concerto Grosso Number 1 in HCMC

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NDO - A selection of noteworthy artistic and cultural events to take place in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.



DANCE DANCE ASIA – Crossing the Movements 2019

7.30 pm, October 24

7.30 pm, October 25

3.30 pm, October 26

Youth Theater

11 Ngo Thi Nham street, Hai Ba Trung district

The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam proudly presents DANCE DANCE ASIA―Crossing the Movements 2019, street dance performances featuring three dance works created collaboratively by emerging directors and dancers from across Asia.

Free tickets are available at The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam

Contemporary Music Concert “Black River”

8 pm, October 23

Manzi Art Space

14 Phan Huy Ich, Hanoi

Manzi is pleased to present a special concert titled “Black River” by Nguyen Thanh Thuy, a well-known zither artist who made a name for herself in both traditional and experimental practices in cross cultural collaborations.

In this one and only recital for Hanoi music lovers, Nguyen Thanh Thuy will introduce new works by contemporary artists from USA, Sweden and Vietnam, which all explored novel sonorities as well as transformed the identity of the instrument with electronic sound. Two composers Kent Oloffson and Luong Hue Trinh will participate in the incredible concert.

Surcharge: VND 200,000 /seat


Exhibition “Land of Leisure” by Le Phi Long

4 pm – 6 pm at Manzi Art Space, 14 Phan Huy Ich

9 am – 7 pm at Manzi Exhibition Space, 2 Ngo Hang Bun

Manzi Art Space is pleased to present ‘Land of Leisure’ – a solo exhibition by Le Phi Long, one of the most promising visual artists in Vietnam.

‘Land of Leisure’ is part of Le Phi Long’s research project on Indochina in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Taking place at both of Manzi’s spaces, the exhibition features a site-specific installation and a series of paintings created from old archival photos and drawings of wildlife hunting activities in Da Lat during the colonial period.

Free Entrance

Exhibition “We Will Have Been Young”

Matca Space for Photography

48 Ngoc Ha, Ba Dinh district

You are invited to a contemporary photography exhibition by 12 emerging Southeast Asian photographers, including Alvin Lau (Malaysia), Amrita Chandradas (Singapore), Muhammad Fadli (Indonesia), Dennese Victoria (Philippines), Kanel Khiev (Cambodia), Dwi Asrul Fajar (Indonesia), Elliott Koon (Malaysia), Watsamon Tri-yasakda (Thailand), Lee Chang Ming (Singapore), Geric Cruz (Philippines), Linh Phạm (Việt Nam) và Yu Yu Myint Than (Myanmar).

The works on display examine the fragility of youth and the ambiguity of the future, through a still-developing yet unique visual language from the Southeast Asian region.

Free entrance

Exhibition “Bui Xuan Phai and Hanoi”

Hanoi Museum

Pham Hung Street, Me Tri Ward, My Dinh District

Some 100 paintings by the late artist will be on show, characterised by the three following themes:

– “Phai’s streets”

– “Phai’s cheo” (cheo is a traditional form of Vietnam’s musical theatre)

– “Phai and friends”

This is the first showcase of late Vietnamese painter Bui Xuan Phai’s painting in Vietnam to use the 3D mapping technique and multimedia, including a light and sound system, to create an impressive exhibition space full of colours.

The interactive exhibition will provide audiences with a new visual and auditory experience and help them get a better understanding of Bui Xuan Phai’s work.



Concert Alfred Schnittke’s Concerto Grosso Number 1

8 pm, October 26

Ho Chi Minh City Opera House

No. 7 Lam Son Square, D.1, Ho Chi Minh City

the Ho Chi Minh City Ballet, Symphony Orchestra and Opera [HBSO] will present a program of music by composers of various nationalities in co-operation with the Ho Chi Minh City Union of Friendship Organizations and the Ho Chi Minh City’s Vietnam – US Friendship Association.

The two main works will be Alfred Schnittke’s Concerto Grosso Number 1 and Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring for 13 Instruments.

Shorter works by Vaughan Williams and Tchaikovsky will begin and conclude the program.

The concert begins with Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis by the English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams. It was premiered in 1910, when Vaughan Williams was 38, and lasts about 15 minutes.

Tickets for this attractive concert are from 300,000 to 650,000 VND, with a special price of 80,000 VND for students.


Exhibition “Landscape | Mindscape” by Ha Manh Thang

Galerie Quynh

118 Nguyen Van Thu, Dakao, District 1

You are invited to exhibition “Landscape | Mindscape”, an exhibition of new works by Ha Manh Thang, one of Vietnam’s most accomplished painters.

Consisting of mixed media paintings on canvas, silk, and paper, Thang’s works evokes the change of the seasons, and the mixture of melancholia and awe experienced when viewing the remains of beautiful ruins.

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