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Events scheduled in Hanoi & HCMC for January 8-14

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MUSIC & PERFORMANCES

Hanoi & HCMC-Concert ‘Kuricorder and Friends’





Jan 12, 8pm, Youth Theatre, 11 Ngo Thi Nham Street, Hai Ba Trung District,

Jan 14, 8pm, Ho Chi Minh City Conservatory of Music, 112 Nguyen Du, Ben Thanh, District 1,

Kuricorder Quartet, which is well known as a recorder ensemble group, play a variety of recorders and other musical instruments.

The concert is part of the activities to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the establishment of Vietnam – Japan diplomatic relations.

Hanoi-Solo Flute Concert ‘Air/Sound’ by Laura Chislett






Jan 12, 8pm 

Manzi Art Space, 14 Phan Huy Ich Street, Ba Dinh District,

A solo flute concert, featuring works by world famous composers such as Bach, Debussy, Kazuo Fukushima…

Ticket: VND200,000

HCMC-A Night of Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich








Jan 9, 8pm 

Ho Chi Minh City Opera House, No. 7 Lam Son Square, District 1

January 2018 begins with the Russian greats, Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich, with Piano concerto No.1 B-flat minor, op 23 and Symphony 5 in D minor op. 47.

The pieces will be performed by maestro Ho Thi The Van upon her return to Vietnam, and the HBSO Symphony Orchestra.

Ticket: VND550,000 – VND400,000 – VND350,000 – VND200,000 – VND80,000 (for students, limited offer)

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EXHIBITION

Hanoi- Exhibition ‘Quiet’







Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts, 68 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Ba Dinh District,

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

Hanoi-Exhibition ‘Vestige of a Land’







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

The exhibition is the result of six months of joint cooperation between the artist Le Giang, Sino-Nom researcher Nguyen Dinh Hung, vernacular architect Pham Thanh Thuy and environmental consultant Nguyen Thuy Duong.

It highlights the youngster’s perspective on the life of communal houses in Northern Vietnam, along the Red River Delta region.

Hanoi-Hang Trong Folk Painting Exhibition ‘The New Classics’

Ca Chep Bookstore, 115 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Ba Dinh District,

Hang Trong folk paintings are the quintessence of the aesthetic, spiritual and religious values of people of ancient Hanoi.

The exhibition aims to bring young people closer to the art of Hang Trong folk paintings and show audiences how this type of folk art can be applied in modern life.

HCMC-Exhibition ‘La Sourire de la Mutation’







Ho Chi Minh City 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.

HCMC-Exhibition ‘Remnant’ by Le The Lam


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

The exhibition ‘Remnant’ brings us into Le The Lam’s own world, where lies 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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CINEMA

Hanoi-MOVIES 74, 84, 94, 04, 14: “Chinatown (1974)”






Jan 12, 7.30 pm

The Centre for Assistance and Development of Movie Talents, 51 Tran Hung Dao Str (4th floor)

From this week until the Lunar New Year, TPD will screen 5 outstanding movies that were produced in the years of 1974, 1984, 1994, 2004 and 2014. These are not the best movies of those years, but definitely the gems of the world’s cinema.

List of movies

– Chinatown (1974)
– Amadeus (1984)
– Léon (1994)
– Closer (2004)
– The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

The first movie Chinatown (1974), directed by Roman Polanski, will be screened this week.

Film notes

CHINATOWN / US / 1974
130′ / Drama – Mystery – Thriller
Directed by Roman Polanski

Chinatown is a neo-noir mystery film, directed by Roman Polanski from a screenplay by Robert Towne, starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway. The film was inspired by the California Water Wars, a series of disputes over southern California water at the beginning of the 20th century, by which Los Angeles interests secured water rights in the Owens Valley. The Robert Evans production, a Paramount Pictures release, was the director’s last film in the United States and features many elements of film noir, particularly a multi-layered story that is part mystery and part psychological drama.

Language: English with Vietnamese subtitles

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