MUSIC AND PERFORMANCES
HCMC-Concert commemorates Franz Liszt
Nov 5, 8pm
HCM City Conservatory of Music, 92 Nguyễn Du Street in District 1
A piano recital to mark the 130th death anniversary of Hungarian composer Franz Liszt
The concert will feature pianist Lưu Đức Anh, 23, a graduate of the Royal Conservatory of Liège in Belgium.
The programme will introduce Liszt’s Annees de Pelerinage Volume 2 “Italie”, Transcendental Étude No. 7 "Eroica" and others.
Hanoi-Concert Tour of the German Band VON WEGEN LISBETH in Vietnam
November 4, 8pm
Youth Theatre, 11 Ngo Thi Nham Street, Hai Ba Trung District,
The German band VON WEGEN LISBETH, in co-operation with the Goethe-Institute Thailand, is putting on five concerts. The concerts, come along with interactive workshops and talks in which German learners from the Goethe-Institut, PASCH partner schools and universities will get the chance to meet and exchange with the musicians.
HCMC- Performance by German DJNov 11, 9pm
A concert featuring German DJ and music producer Till Von Sein
HCMC – Concert “A Night of Haydn & Mozart”
Nov 9, 8 pm
HCMC Opera House, 7 Lam Son Square
“A Night of Haydn & Mozart” will be performing well-known works from the two great composers: String Quartet No. 3 in G Major by Mozart, String Quartet No. 2 in D Minor by Haydn, String Divertimento in D Major by Mozart. Specially, Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major by Haydn will be performed by a talented cellist from the French National Symphony Orchestra (Orchestre National de France), Emma Savouert. She has been guest artist of many prestigious orchestras in France. Emma Savouert will be using a special ancient cello from Nicolas-François Vuillaume which was produced in 1866. Under the lead and an honour to perform with in the concert will be violinist Nguyen Huu Nguyen, one of the soloists of the French National Symphony Orchestra.
Ticket price: 400,000 – 350,000 – 200,000 – 80,000 VND (for students only)
Booking and delivery: 08 38237419/0903604539, Ms. Huong: 0989874517, Ms. Huong Ly: 0908057972
Online Booking: www.ticketbox.vn
Hanoi-Classical Concert with Lotus Quartet
November 5, 8pm
L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem District,
The Lotus quartet was founded in 2007 by a number of exceptional artists from the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra (VNSO).
The quartet will present a mesmerising evening of music which consists of Vietnamese, French and Japanese melodies.
Ticket: VND170,000 – VND100,000 (for members of L’Espace) – VND80,000 (for students)
Hanoi- ‘?!’ – A Solo Exhibition by Artist Nguyen Dinh Hoang Viet
Opening: Nov 5, 6.30 pm
Exhibition: Nov 6 – Dec 6
Manzi Art Space, 14 Phan Huy Ich
Showcasing two new series of paintings by the Huế-based artist Nguyen Dinh Hoang Viet.
Having quietly made a name for himself in the past few years, Viet is best known for his trompe l’oeil portraits of rodents and fish looking peacefully content, trancelike, as if captured by a wonderful dream. Although playfully depicted, the works seriously have us question our eyes, as on closer inspection all the creatures turn out to be dead, for mice don’t lie face up when they sleep, and fish cannot breathe without their gills. The latest work in the continuation of the animal series – presented as the first half of “?!” – features flawlessly painted renditions of dead chickens, ducks and crabs. This time, however, they are flanked by comical exclamation marks and empty, black speech bubbles. The animals seem to be communicating something with us, but are ultimately failing to get their message across. How can they, really? For they are dead and we are not animals (or are we?!)
Hanoi-Exhibition – Installation “Back to front” by Nguyen The Son & Tran Hau Yen The
L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem District,
Social housing represents an important page in the history of housing in Vietnam. Nguyen The Son and Tran Hau Yen The endeavour to testify the poetry of Social housing and document this form of housing and lifestyle that is gradually disappearing from the urban landscape.
Hanoi-Exhibition “Across the Forest” by Truong Cong Tung
Nha San Collective, Floor 15, Hanoi Creative City Building, 1 Luong Yen Street, Hai Ba Trung District
“Across the Forest” continues Tung’s deep-rooted fascination with the history and culture of the Jarai, the largest ethnic group in Vietnam’s Central Highlands, where the artist comes from. Fusing elements of folklore with his personal observations of the landscape and lives of the modern Jarai people, Tung’s video work paints a bleak portrait of the Jarai people’s situation and contemplates the state of a community confronted with numerous upheavals.
Hanoi-Public exhibition “LIMITED–INFINITE”
Royal City Square, Royal City, 72A Nguyen Trai Street
The programme is part of the “2016 Month of Arts Practice” project. Visitors will have the opportunity to see two large works of outdoor art by foreign and Vietnamese artists from the “2016 Month of Arts Practice” project.
HCMC-Exhibition “Fading Memories” by Nguyen Minh Nam
Craig Thomas Gallery
165 Calmette, Nguyen Thai Binh Ward, District 1,
Nguyen Minh Nam’s latest collection “Fading Memories” is a further addition to his on-going work to depict the inevitable losses suffered by traditional Vietnamese culture in the country’s impulsive rush into the modern world.
HCMC-Solo exhibition “Flat Sunlight” by Lena Bui
The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre
15 Nguyen U Di Street, Thao Dien, District 2
This exhibition examines the theme of food and our ready consumption of its diversity (both natural and artificial), examining how man’s relationship with nature has in the past yielded both spiritual and medical benefits.
HCMC-Japanese Film Festival 2016
October 31-November 6
Dong Da Cinema, 890 Tran Hung Dao Street, District 5,
Youth drama, Family, Suspense, Animation, Documentary… eight diverse films will be screened at cinemas in 3 cities. All film are new works, most of them screened in 2016. All films will be screened with both English and Vietnamese sub-titles.
Hanoi- The fourth Hanoi International Film Festival
Introducing around 500 films, including more than 300 feature length films and over 200 shorts from 40 countries and territories such as India, Poland, Brazil, Colombia and South Korea.
All films will be screened free of charge at the National Cinema Centre, Kim Đồng Cinema, August Cinema, Ngọc Khánh Cinema, CGV Vincom Nguyễn Chí Thanh and CGV Mipec Tower. The schedule and free tickets can be collected at the sites.
The Hanoi Goethe Institute will present short films of Berlinale Shorts 2016 and the movie Three-Quarter. Free tickets are available from October 31 at the Goethe Institute, 56-58 Nguyễn Thái Học Street,