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What's on September 2016 (Daily updated)
  • | dtinews.vn | September 02, 2016 09:17 AM


Hanoi-A Night of Cello and Electronic Music “No Filter”

Sep 10, 8-10 pm

Heritage Space, 1st Floor, Dolphin Plaza, 6 Nguyen Hoang Street (for car) | 28 Tran Binh Street (for bike), Nam Tu Liem district

NO FILTER is a night of fringe art music with captivating sounds by cellist/producer Peter PT Jacobson and experimental maverick Vu Nhat Tan.

Using elements of classical music, nature sounds, noise, melodic cello loops, sampling and processing, Tan and Jacobson weave a fascinating tapestry of sounds and rhythms to groove to, inspired by the notion that we are all connected more deeply than we may realize. The semi acoustic performance will feature cello, piano, and electronics.

Hanoi-Music Story of the Old Quarter

Sep 9, 8 pm

Center of the Old Quarter’s Culture Exchange, 50 Dao Duy Tu street, Hoan Kiem district

“Music Story of the Old Quarter” is a monthly music shows which is objected to introduce generally to the world the evolution of the city of Hanoi’s music, from past to present.

The shows portrait the city’s music history through traditional vocal techniques, rhythms and beats combined with contemporary installation arts. The performances are delivered by the top class singers and musicians.

Hanoi- Classical Concert with Alumni from France

Sep 10, 8 pm

L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien street, Hoan Kiem district

Graduating from prestigious conservatories (Paris CNSMD, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow), violist Pham Vu Thien Bao and pianist Tran Ngoc Nguyen Trinh – two alumni from France – will meet violinist Nguyen Trong Binh for an exceptional concert at L’Espace.

Currently being teachers in different conservatories and members of different bands, these three artists are all strong musical personalities who constantly explore and open new musical paths.

Ticket price: VND 170,000 – VND 100,000 for L’Espace members – VND 40,000 for students

HCMC-22nd Anniversary Gala Concert of HCMC Opera House

Sep 9, 8 pm

HCMC Opera House, No. 7 Lam Son Square, District 1

HBSO is pleased to have Nguyen Huu Khoi Nam – solo violinist of the French National Symphony Orchestra – joining us for our 22nd Anniversary Gala Concert.

The program will present Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony No. 7 in D minor and Carnival Overture, op. 92. The performance will be led by Maestro Mer. A. Tran Vuong Thach.

Ticket price: VND 550,000 – VND 400,000 – VND 350,000 – VND 200,000 – VND 80,000 (for students only)

Hanoi-Music Night “Improvisation” with Peter Jacobson and Vu Nhat Tan

8pm on September 3

Tranquil, 5 Nguyen Quang Bich, Hoan Kiem District,

The programme will be an interactive musical event between the two artists, between a cello and a piano, and between the two artists and the audiences.

Peter Jacobson is a young cellist from Los Angeles, where he lives and performs different genres ranging from classical, modern music to jazz, Latino and improvised music. He will play with Vu Nhat Tan’s piano, also ranging from acoustic to experimental.

Entrance: VND100,000

Hanoi-Soundscape “Five Emotions for Hanoi” by Michael Schiefel

Until Sep 10, Goethe Institute

56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Ba Dinh District,

The singer, composer and sound artist Michael Schiefel presents an interactive soundscape, together with media expert Fabian Bronner.

HCMC- Performance by London-based DJ

DJ Marco Shuttle

Sep 9, 9pm

The Observatory, 5 Nguyen Tat Thanh Street, D4

An underground music and light show with London-based DJ Marco Shuttle

Born in Italy, Shuttle worked as promoter and DJ at local underground clubs. After travelling to London to gain his MA in fashion at St Martin’s School of Arts, he became involved in the city’s clubbing scene.

Shuttle has released extended plays featuring his music inspired by Detroit techno, New York deep house and garage music. In 2012, he launched his own label EERIE Records.

The show will also feature resident DJs Chris Wolter and OKO, and visual artist EROL.



Hanoi-Exhibition “Who Am I” by Nguyen Minh Chau

Toong Co-working Space

8 Trang Thi, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi

“Who Am I” is the first solo exhibition of artist Nguyen Minh Chau, and is also an important milestone marking the full bloom of the artist during his career. This exhibition includes 19 works with different themes.

HCMC-“One Grand Show!” Exhibition

Craig Thomas Gallery

165 Calmette, Nguyen Thai Binh Ward, District 1,

“One Grand Show!” is a group exhibition of smaller sized works by twenty Vietnamese visual artists.

It is modeled on the well-known affordable art fair format. Eighty percent or more of the art works on display will be priced at US$1,000 or less.

Hanoi-Exhibition “An Encounter”

Until Sep 20

Dong Phong Gallery, 3 Ly Dao Thanh Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

Dong Phong Art Gallery is pleased to present the new exhibition “An Encounter” by two young artists: Do Trong Quy (born in 1994) and Nguyen Dinh Son (born in 1991). This is their first duo show to celebrate their first encounter in a group exhibition of the Hanoi Young Artist Club this March and their deep appreciation for each other’s works. Both of them have worked together in the same studio since the end of April.

The exhibition is showing some of their latest still-life paintings that depict their feelings on daily life.

Hanoi-Exhibition "Hanoi - The Future Metropolis"

Sep 8

L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem District,

The exhibition features the participation of curators Sylvie Fanchette, Emmanuel Cerise and Amélie Codugnella.

It shows how urbanisation is facing “top” metropolisation urbanization. Combining several disciplinary approaches to spatial and social scales in a dynamic perspective, it measures the impact of major urban development projects on the life of villages in big cities.

Hanoi / Yangon Photo Exhibition


Opening: Sep 10, 7 – 10 pm

Exhibition: Sep 10 – Oct 10

Vietnam in Focus, 46 Hang Vai Street, Hoan Kiem District

Photographer Jon Sanwell has created a series of portraits and street photography juxtaposing life in two fast-changing cities of South-East Asia, Hanoi and Yangon. The result is a striking vision of contemporary South-East Asian street life.

Jon Sanwell has lived, travelled and photographed in South East Asia for the past 8 years. His books, Portraits of Vietnam and Downriver have been published by Blurb Books.

Free admission 



7th German Film Festival in Vietnam

Hanoi: Sep 8 – 16

National Cinema Centre, 87 Lang Ha Street

HCMC: Sep 9 – 17

CineStar, 271 Nguyen Trai Street, D1

Hue: Sep 15 – 18 and Sep 23 – 25
Dong Ba Cinema, 187 Tran Hung Dao Street

Da Nang: Sep 16 – 18 and Sep 23 – 25
Le Do Cinema, 46 Tran Phu Street

Hai Phong: Sep 13 – 18 and Sep 23 – 25
Lotte Cinema, 1 Le Thanh Tong Street

The German Film Festival is bringing new German-language film highlights to Vietnam this September, sure to thrill audiences with a versatile program in addition to an exciting special guest from Germany. The Goethe-Institut opens the festival on the 8th of September 2016 in Vietnam’s capital. A selection of the newest and most popular films from Germany will be shown in Hanoi, Haiphong, Da Nang, Hue and HCMC. In its 7th annual year, the festival will showcase the remarkable dynamism and creativity of the German film industry, genres ranging from drama to adventure and comedy.

Hanoi-Film Screening “The French Minister”

Sep 11, 6 pm

L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street

Director: Bertrand Tavernier

Casting: Thierry Lhermitte, Raphaël Personnaz, Niels Arestrup

Based on actual experiences of a government employee, the film is a hilarious look into politics. This funny portrait of a French minister also unveils the hidden corners of diplomacy world.

French with English subtitles

Ticket price: 50 000 VND

Special price for members of L’Espace and students: 40 000 VND

Hanoi-Documentary Film Screening “Work hard, Play hard”

Sep 7, 7 pm
Goethe Institut, 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street

Documentary about the modern workplace from Carmen Losmann, 2011. Producer Erik Winker introduces the film and talks to the audience.

The Documentary “Work Hard — Play Hard” provides an unusual insight into the organizational structure of numerous companies and exposes the basic concept of modern working environment. The desire to maximize profits and gain unlimited economic growth has led to the so-called “Human Resource Management”. Perfect offices without usual office characteristics and a workplace that isn’t considered as a workplace anymore but rather perceived as a leisure center are supposed to optimize the employee’s work performance.

After detailed research director Carmen Losmann shows in her debut feature film how boundaries between work and privacy slowly disappear and offers an outlook on the future of work in times of postindustrial service economy. 

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