HCMC – A Capella Concert with German and Vietnamese Folk Songs

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Sat 15 Oct 2016, 8 pm
HCMC Conservatory of Music
112 Nguyen Du, Dist 1, HCMC

From Goethe Institut:

Goethe-Institut Ho Chi Minh welcomes the GewandhausChoir Leipzig, which is directed by Gregor Meyer, in Vietnam. After having held two concerts in Hanoi, they are performing together with the choir of the HCMC Ballet Symphony Orchestra at the Conservatory HCMC on October 15. Two cultures are meeting on the stage: The renowned musicians are singing German and Vietnamese folk songs.

The Gewandhaus Choir Leipzig has been one of the most renowned German concert choirs for over 150 years and is closely related to the traditional Gewandhaus orchestra Leipzig. The choir is covering a huge variety of genres, apart from a capella they are also singing symphonic music, gospel, soul, pop and jazz. They are touring to foreign countries on a regular basis, for instance they were invited to India by the Goethe-Institut and they participated in the birthday concert of Pope Benedict XVI. in Vatican. For the first time, Goethe-Institut Hanoi initiated their concert trip to Vietnam.

HCMC Ballett Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1993 and performs a big repertoire including orchestra, ensemble, solo, opera and ballet pieces. The renowned orchestra aspires to present Vietnamese artists and talents to a global audience as to strengthen the cultural exchange with other countries.

Program

1. Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809-1847)
Nunc dimittis – Lord, now lettest Thou Thy servant depart in peace
2. Der 43. Psalm
Judge me, O God, and plead my cause
3. Lowell Mason (1792-1872)
Nearer my God, to thee
4. Józef Swider (1930-2014)
Cantus gloriosus (Hymn of praise)
5. Felix Mendelssohn
New Year’s Day
6. Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612)
Dancing and leaping
7. Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Where e’er I go
8. Jürgen Golle (*1942)
Little Love Song
9. Friedrich Silcher (1789-1860)
Ännchen von Tharau
In a cold ground (farewell from a lover)
If all fountains are flowing (a song for a secret lover)
10. Gregor Meyer (*1979)
You know that I love you
11. Dân ca/Folk song
Vietnamese rice tabor
12. Trần Mạnh Hùng
Lullaby
13. Dân ca/Folk song
Bèo dạt mây trôi – Trèo lên quán dốc
14. Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839-1901)
Evening Song
15. Max Reger
The moon has risen

Tickets

Price: 250.000 VND; 80.000 VNĐ (reduced admission fee only for students)

Tickets are already available at the HBSO office (opera house) and online starting from 29.09 on www.hbso.org.vn, www.facebook.com/hbsovn or by calling: 08.3823.7419; Ms. Ly: 0903.604.539

Subscription Concert Vol. 95 – Hanoi Opera House

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26 and 27 Oct 2016, 8 pm
Hanoi Opera House – 1 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội

From the organizer:

Come to Subscription Concert Vol. 95 with the performance of:

Conductor: Olivier Ochanine
Piano Soloists: Pham Quynh Trang and Tran Tam Ngoc
and the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra

Program

Franz Schubert – Symphony No. 5 Bb major D.485
Francis Poulenc – Concerto for 2 Pianos

Interval

Edward Elgar – In the South – Vietnam Premiere
Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky – Francesca da Rimini

Tickets

Ticket prices: 200,000 – 350,000 – 500,000 VND. All tickets available at Hanoi Opera House or can book online at vnso.org.vn.

For free delivery Call: 0913489858, 0983067996.

A Talk about Vu Dan Tan and his Multimedia Works

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Sat 08 Oct 2016, 7 – 9 pm
Goethe Institut – 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Ba Dinh, Hanoi

From Goethe Institut:

From 7.10. to 28.10.2016, the Goethe-Institut will be presenting an exhibition titled “Vu Dan Tan and Music”. On October 8 at 7 PM, the curator Iola Lenzi will hold a speech about the artist and his creations. She will give interesting insights into the exhibition and her curatorial work. The audience is invited to participate in a discussion afterwards.

The exhibition “Vu Dan Tan and Music” was initiated by Goethe-Institut in order to celebrate the 70th birthday of the artist. It is organized in cooperation with the Vu Dan Tan Foundation, Hanoi and will be accompanied by an illustrated research catalogue. The visitors will be able to explore Vu Dan Tan’s love for music and how he connected music with his avant-garde visual art. The exhibition presents artworks which refer to music and some that use musical elements – most of these pieces have not been exhibited in Vietnam or any other country.

Vu Dan Tan (1946-2009) was a pioneer of contemporary Vietnamese art. He was born in 1946 in Hanoi and started to paint when travelling through Russia and Cuba. In 1990, he opened “Saloon Natasha” in Hanoi together with his wife Ms. Natasha Kraevskaia – the first private gallery in Hanoi at that time. Tan worked in very small as well as very big dimensions and made use of a huge variety of materials.

Iola Lenzi is an art historian as well as a curator with a focus on South East Asian art and a Vu Dan Tan expert. Lenzi has already curated a large number of institutional exhibitions in Europe and Asia and engages with the regional, social, cultural and political systems. She lives in Singapore and teaches “Society and Politics in Asian Art” at the Singaporean Lasalle-Goldsmiths College of Arts”. Lenzi is the distributor and author of various exhibition catalogues within her field of studies.

Free admission

Concert with Conductor Henri Pompidor

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Tue 25 Oct 2016, 8 pm
Vietnam National Academy of Music
77 Hao Nam, Hanoi

From L’Espace:

Henri Pompidor begins a brilliant musical career in Europe, where he mainly holds the position of choir director, then in Thailand where he is director of choral singing department of the Conservatory. His entrance at the Conservatory of Paris where he directs the famous choir Charles Munch allows him to direct masterpieces and be a famous choir conductor. On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of Vietnam National Academy of Music, Henri Pompidor is invited to give master classes and direct the choir of VNAM for a concert.

Program

Beethoven’s “Choral Fantasy”
and other choral compositions by: Fauré, Charbrier, Velaquez, Young Robinson…

Participating Artists:
– Dao To Loan, Soprano
– Phuong Uyen, Mezzo
– Nguyen Vu, Tenor
– Phuc Tiep, Basse
– Tran Thai Linh, Piano
– The choir and orchestra of VNAM
– Ngo Hoang Linh, Concert Master

 

Ticket

Ticket price : 100 000 VND, 200 000 VND, 350 000 VND, 500 000 VND
Book tickets at: www.ticketvn.com, ticketvn@gmail.com
For free delivery, please contact : 0913489858, 0983067996

Translated by Hanoi Grapevine

”WIND” – Dialogue of Piano & Chèo Opera by pianist Pho An My

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Sat 29 Oct 2016, 8 – 10 pm
Labor Theater
43 Trang Tien, Hanoi

From the organizer:

After “Shadow” and “Fire,” both of which are representative of the discursive musical style, have caught the attention of critics, audience and the press, pianist Phó An My and composer Đặng Tuệ Nguyên collaborate again, in 2016, to present “Wind.” Also written in the same discursive style, this work is inspired by a classic Chèo opera, “Guanyin Thị Kính,” although it does not adhere to the opera’s traditional plot. It characterizes two female archetypes, one symbolizing Patience, and the other symbolizing Thirst (for love, for life). Thus, we have the injustice suffered by Thị Kính, and the chaos caused by Thị Màu.

About Chèo opera “Guanyin Thị Kính”

Thị Kính, from the state of Cao Ly, lived her previous life as a religious man, who was near the end of his path to enlightenment, when Siddhartha decided to test his will, and let him be reborn into a poor family, as a girl and destined for sufferings and misfortunes. When the girl, who is named Thị Kính, came of age, she married a student named Sùng Thiện Sĩ. One night, Sùng Thiện Sĩ fell asleep during his study, with Thị Kính sewing beside him. She saw a strand of hair growing backwards on his chin and wanted to cut it off, when Sùng Thiện Sĩ suddenly woke up, and seeing his wife with a knife in her hand, thought she wanted to kill him. He screamed, and his parents came. They accused Thị Kính of attempted murder, and kicked her out of the house, forcing her to go back to her biological parents. With her heart broken and her reputation ruined, Thị Kính went to live as a monk at the temple of Vân Tự, disguised as a man, adopting the name of Kính Tâm.

In the same village, there was a promiscuous woman named Thị Mầu, who was the daughter of a rich man. She saw Kính Tâm at the temple, and became desirous of the young and good looking monk. She tried to seduce Kính Tâm, but to no avail, as the latter was completely oblivious to her flirtation. To quench her lust, Thị Mầu went to bed with a servant, and became pregnant with him. When the village elders interrogated her about the pregnancy, she named Kính Tâm as the father. Consequently, Kính Tâm was forced out of the temple, and had to live at its gate. Thị Mầu then gave birth to a son, whom she left to Kính Tâm to raise. When the child was three years old, Kính Tâm became fatally sick. Before her death, she wrote a letter to her parents and to the child. When people read her letter, they realized she has been unjustly accused of attempted murder, and when they prepared her body for burial, they discovered she was a woman. Thus, she was cleared of any wrongdoing. Siddartha observed what she went through, found her virtuous, and made made her Guanyin bodhisattva.

Tickets

Ticket prices: 600,000 VND, 800,000 VND, 1,000,000 VND

Hotline: 0169 8969 489/ 0123 9008 284

Percussion Concert with Go Group band

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Fri 21 Oct 2016, 8 – 10 pm
Heritage Space – 1st Floor, Dolphin Plaza

From Heritage Space:

A MUSICAL NIGHT FOR AUTUMN is a special Percussion Concert by GO GROUP band at Heritage Space in this October.

Founded in 2010 – Go Group has impressed the audience for a unique style of performance at percussion symphony shows with very diverse percussion instruments such as marimba, xylophone, vibraphone, campana, gran casa, or even beer can, aluminum container, pieces of woods…

Go Group is still following the same direction as set at the inception of the band, which is elevating the role of percussion in performances, to make it not only a beat-holding instrument but also an independent performance and symphony instrument as part of a whole composition. Go Group aims to develop the use of percussion through innovative performance forms so that the audience can enjoy something not new in the world but relatively new to the Vietnamese audience.

Surcharge:
– Public: 200,000 VND / person
– Students, Heritage Space Library members: 100,000 VND / person
– Free of charge for children under 12 years old.
(Costs for organizers, performers and operation group; Heritage Space does not benefit from it)

Follow these steps to register:
1. Transfer money to account of Heritage Space
Account holder name: Le Hai Linh
Account number: 0451001328704
Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam – Vietcombank
Vietcombank Thanh Cong
2. Notify us via hotline 090 282 67 69 [name / number of tickets / amount]
Or email us [name / number of tickets / amount] at heritagespacehanoi@gmail.com
3. After checking, we’ll contact again to confirm and send your e-ticket.

– Seat: 300.
Because of our limited number of seats, please register before October 18th

Heritage Space is a combination of an art gallery, a library, a concert hall, co-working office, residency space, artist studios and some open-stages, which has the capacity to host art exhibitions, music events, educational programs, multi-creative forms, artist-in-residency programs and others. Run by a group of curators, artists, researchers, musicians and architects, Heritage Space’s mission is to become a HUB for individuals and groups working on multi-disciplines from both inside and outside of the country to support and develop the creative industries in Vietnam

Exhibition “Vu Dan Tan and Music”

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Opening: Fri 07 Oct 2016, 6 pm
Exhibition: 08 – 28 Oct 2016, 9 am – 7 pm
Goethe Institut – 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Ba Dinh, Hanoi

From Goethe Institut:

Hanoi artist Vu Dan Tan (1946-2009) is a pioneer of Vietnamese contemporary art. His rich oeuvre, which spanned the mid-1970s until his death in 2009, is arthistorically significant in Southeast Asian and global art history for its original creative methodology and its sophisticated array of transcultural references that made sense of the evolving context of Vietnam in the world, post–doi moi. Vu Dan Tan’s art was innovative in its mixing of media and reference to multiple modes of cultural expression, including performance and music, both of which have deep roots in Vietnamese culture.

This new exhibition “Vu Dan Tan and Music”, commissioned by Goethe Institut, Hanoi to commemorate Vu Dan Tan’s seventieth birthday, explores Vu Dan Tan’s persistent interest in music and the ways in which the artist integrated music into his avantgarde visual practice. The exhibition presents music-themed artworks, pieces borrowing various aspects of music, pieces produced from objects associated with music, and a performative work with hands and improvised sound, filmed by Hanoi artist Nguyen Quang Huy. Many of the exhibition works have never yet been shown publicly in Vietnam or elsewhere.

These artworks span a wide spectrum of media. In addition, the exhibition features a curated selection of documents relating to Vu Dan Tan’s music-related practice, including musical scores and written statements where Vu Dan Tan offers ideas about the creation of an innovative Vietnamese classical music. Some scores are reproduced in facsimile form such that the Hanoi public may examine Tan’s compositions at leisure in the gallery space. Vu Dan Tan and Music also includes rare filmed documentation from the noughties of Vu Dan Tan playing piano and Hanoi intellectual Duong Tuong reciting poetry and giving an interview, that attests to the collaborative and innovative spirit of Hanoi’s contemporary art world emerging after 1990.

Through the exhibition, it will be argued that Vu Dan Tan’s work was closely connected with traditional Vietnamese culture as well as inserting itself into the wider current of Southeast Asian contemporary art that emerged in regional centres such as Bangkok, Singapore, Jakarta and Manila from the 1970s onwards.

The exhibition comprises paintings, borrowed and transformed objects, video of musical performance, and a sound-installation. The exhibition is curated by Iola Lenzi, a Singapore-based art historian of Southeast Asian art, and a specialist of Vu Dan Tan.

Vu Dan Tan and Music is organised in collaboration with Vu Dan Tan Foundation, Hanoi, and is accompanied by a fully-illustrated multi-essay research catalogue.

Iola Lenzi is a Singapore art historian and curator of contemporary Southeast Asian art. Also trained in law, she has curated numerous institutional exhibitions in Asia and Europe examining Southeast Asia’s social, cultural, and political landscape of recent decades through art. She teaches in the Asian Art Histories MA Programme of Singapore’s Lasalle-Goldsmiths College of the Arts, is the author of two books, and the editor/author of several research anthologies centering on themes of Southeast
Asian art history. Lenzi is currently pursuing doctoral research on early contemporary art in 1990s Hanoi at NTU, Singapore.

Free admission

Music Story of the Old Quarter in October

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Fri 14 Oct 2016, 8 pm
Center of the Old Quarter’s Culture Exchange
50 Dao Duy Tu, Hanoi

From the organizer:

Hanoi – the capital city of Vietnam has its proud 1000-year-old history and tradition. The music born here shares the richness as the city’s history itself: diversified and original.

“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.

Through the shows, we hope to successfully communicate the core values of Hanoi’s culture, history and humans to the audiences, both Vietnamese natives and foreign friends.

This month special guest: Traditional Japanese group Kodo

This time there’ll be a special collaboration with a traditional Japanese group Kodo. They’re specialized in the Taiko art: a traditional Japanese drum with limitless rhythmic possibilities. Kodo’s mission is to explore these possibilities, and in the process forge new directions for a vibrant living art-form. In Japanese, the word “Kodo” holds a double meaning. It can be translated as “heartbeat,” the primal source of all rhythm. Indeed, the great taiko is thought to be reminiscent of a mother’s heartbeat as felt from the womb, and babies are often lulled to sleep by its thunderous vibrations. If read in a different context however, Kodo can also mean “children of the drum,” which reflects the group’s desire to play the drums with the simple heart of a child.

Watch one of Kodo’s performances here:

– ENTRANCE FEE: 200.000 VNĐ
– Donation at the door
– Buying bamboo sticks (50k/stick) and give the stick to organisers after any performance that you find amusing.
– Short term/ Long term sponsorship for the project (contact details are below)

**ABOUT THE ORGANISERS**
THE ANCIENT MUSIC OF TONKIN, the group of artists, traditional singers, musicians and Vietnamese culture lovers who embrace the passion for the conservation of Vietnamese traditional music. We are working to share the values of our beautiful Vietnamese cultural heritages.

CONTACT DETAILS (for information, tour dates, cooperation and sponsorship)
Vũ Nhật Tân
Tel: 0124 912 5212

Concert “A German Requiem” in Hanoi opera house

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Thu 13 Oct 2016, 8 pm
Hanoi Opera House – 1 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội


From Goethe Institut:

Goethe-Institut Hanoi welcomes the Gewandhaus Choir Leipzig for several concerts in Vietnam. On October 13, 2016 the traditional choir will perform “Ein Deutsches Requiem” (A German Requiem) together with the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra (VNSO), directed by Tetsuji Honna.

The idea of this Requiem has kept Brahms (1833-1897) busy for over a decade. In 1856, his friend and supporter Robert Schumann passed away, ten years later he had to cope with the loss of his mother. What is exceptional about this requiem is, that Brahms did not use the common Latin mass texts but selected specific parts of the bible himself which deal with mortality of mankind and such which evolve around the hope for a life after death, which is supposed to comfort the surviving dependants.

Gewandhaus Choir Leipzig has been one of the most renowned German concert choirs for over 150 years and is closely linked to the traditional Gewandhaus orchestra. The Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1959 and performs about 60 concerts each year in Vietnam and other South East Asian countries.

Listen to the first movement of the requiem here:

SOLOISTS

Steven Klose Steven Klose, bass-baritone, received musical impulses from an early stage on at the Kreuz choir Dresden. In 2008, he started vocal studies at the conservatory in Leipzig and was taught by Prof. Roland Schubert. Soon, Klose got active within the frame of choir and ensemble work as well as with solos. Due to travelling and singing with professional choirs, directed by e.g. Sir Simon Rattle, Howard Arman, Riccardo Chailly and Helmuth Rilling, Klose is able to sing a huge repertoire, ranging from old to contemporary music.

Ha Pham Thang Long is a famous soprano opera singer from Vietnam. She studied singing at the National Academy of Music in Vietnam. Currently she is a vocal teacher at the University of Military Culture and Arts and has taken many roles in performances by the National Opera and Ballet. She regularly participates as a solo artist in the Vietnam Symphony Orchestra. Her performing experiences vary, including work by Handel, Mozart and Haydn.

Tickets

Price: S-700.000 VND, A-500.000VND, B-300.000 VND, Students: 100.000 VND

Tickets available at:
– Opera House Hanoi, 1 Trang Tien
– Sketch Travel Hanoi, 3. Floor, Lancaster, 20 Núi Trúc (04 3944 9510)
– Star Lotus – 58 Ho Hien Thanh (04 3974 9710)

Free delivery: 0913489858 & 0983067996

Contemporary Concert with Hanoi New Music Ensemble

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Sun 23 Oct 2016, 8 pm
L’Espace – 24 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội

From L’Espace:

Hanoi New Music Ensemble (HNME) was founded in 2015 on the initiative of the composers Vu Nhat Tan and Tran Kim Ngoc, violist Pham Truong Son and conductor Jeff Von Der Smith. HNME is a new music group founded to bring the international and local contemporary music to Vietnam, and to become an ambassador of Vietnamese contemporary music. By introducing the contemporary musical works by Vietnamese and international composers, HNME hopes to change the music taste of the Vietnamese audience.

Program

Claude Debussy: Syrinx (Solo flute)
Nguyễn Thiện Đạo : Tuyến lửa (flute and percussion)
Olivier Messiaen : Con sáo đen (flute and piano)
Didier Latroupe : Bia đá (solo flute)
Trần Kim Ngọc : Phục hồn
Tôn Thất Tiết : Voyage & Thu Phong
Pierre Boulez: Chơi vơi 1
Vũ Nhật Tân : Ký ức

Nguyễn Trọng Bằng, flute
Nguyễn Quốc Bảo, clarinet
Phạm Trường Sơn, violon
Vũ Thị Khánh Linh, violon
Đào Tuyết Trinh, cello
Dương Thu Giang, cello
Phạm Quỳnh Trang, piano
Trần Thị Tâm Ngọc, piano
Lữ Mạnh Cường, percussion
Vũ Đình Phương, percussion

Tickets

Ticket price: 100,000 VND
Special price for students: 80,000 VND
Tickets are available at L’Espace.

Translated by Hanoi Grapevine

HCMC – Concert “Edvard Grief & the Peer Gynt Suite”

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Sun 09 Oct 2016, 8 pm
HCMC Opera House – No. 7 Lam Son Square, D.1, HCMC

From the organizer:

Music has always been an important vehicle in story-telling. Through-out the development of music over the ages, programmatic music has always found its place in the repertoire. HBSO’s October 9th concert will feature programmatic works from Vietnamese and Norwegian composers.

The first half of the program will feature 2 stories from Norway, Johan Svendsen’s “Norwegian Artists’ Carnival” and Johan Halvorsen’s “Entry March of the Boyars”. The late 19th century and early 20th century Norwegian composers had been instrumental to the development of Norwegian classical music. Their stories will paint a picture of Northern Europe of the previous century and the life a the people more than century ago.

The first half will also feature works by Vietnamese composers Nguyen Manh Duy Linh and Vu Viet Anh. Their works, respectively, “A Gentle Wind” and “Skyline” are a look at Saigon through the eyes of an artist, touching on the simplicity of life among the busy and bustling life of a city. These HBSO commissions have appeared in programs featuring new Vietnamese music, allowing Vietnamese artists to experiment and express themselves through the classical performing arts.

The second half of the program will feature Edvard Grieg’s “Peer Gynt” Suites.

Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg’s career was extremely instrumental in establishing the identity of Norway music on the international stage. His expert use of Norwegian folk music in his works probably was among the reasons why he was asked to write incidental music for Henrik Ibsen’s play “Peer Gynt”, which is based on Norwegian fairy tale. The play was a huge success, acclaimed by critics and audience. However, Grieg was not entirely happy about the result; creative reasons led him to make changes to the music that did not turn out to be exactly as he wanted, and the long process working on the music had created a mild sense of disappointment in Grieg.

In the following years, Grieg extracted 8 themes from the original 26 movements and created 2 four-movement suites for orchestra. The Peer Gynt suites instantly became a hit and has remained in international orchestral standard repertoire since. A few of these themes have been used widely and became very familiar.

Long-time collaborator to HBSO Maestro Magnus Loddgard will lead the HBSO Symphony Orchestra. The concert will also feature cellist Mer. A. Nguyen Tan Anh and soprano Cho Hae Ryong. Maestro Loddgard was last seen in Ho Chi Minh City leading HBSO’s critically and publicly acclaimed production of Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute.

Program

Conductor: Magnus Loddgard
Soprano: Cho Hae Ryong
Performing: HBSO Symphony Orchestra

PART I:
Johan Svendsen – Norwegian Artists’ Carnival, Op. 14
Nguyễn Mạnh Duy Linh – Làn gió nhẹ bay (A Gentle Wind)
Vũ Việt Anh – Chân trời (Skyline)
Johan Halvorsen – Entry March of the Boyars

PART II: Edvard Grieg Excerpts from Peer Gynt
Abduction and Ingrid’s Lament
In the hall of the mountain king
Åse’s death
Morning Mood
Anitra’s dance
Solveig’s song (with soprano)
Return of Peer Gynt
Solveig’s cradle song (with soprano and ossia choir: 8 singers)

Tickets

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

Booking and delivery: 08 38237419, Ms. Hương 0989874517, Ms.Huong Ly: 0908057972
At HCMC Opera House, 7 Lam Son Square

For reference: Listen to two excerpts from the play “Peer Gynt”, which were composed by Edvard Grieg here

Concert “Nights in the Gardens of Spain” – Vietnam National Academy of Music

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Conductor David Gómez Ramírez

Fri 07 Oct 2016, 8 pm
The Grand Concert Hall
Vietnam National Academy of Music – 77 Hao Nam Str., Dong Da Distr., Ha Noi


From Embassy of Spain:

The National Academy of Music hosts a concert directed by the Spaniard David Gómez

The Vietnam National Academy of Music and the Spanish Embassy in Hanoi renew their collaboration to offer the concert “Nights in the Gardens of Spain”, directed by the Spaniard David Gómez Ramírez, lead conductor of the Lira Saguntina Symphonic Orchestra and Choir. Mr. Gómez, a veteran of Vietnamese stages, returns to Hanoi with pianist Mario Mora, a rising talent of the Spanish musical scene.

On this occasion the Spanish conductor, in collaboration with the Hanoi Philharmonic Orchestra, will engage the audience in a musical round-trip from the gardens of Andalusia to the mountains of Sa Pa, combining classics by Manuel de Falla and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov with a few select symphonic pieces from Vietnamese ethnic folk music.

Tickets will be available for free on a first-come, first-served basis. Please book your tickets by sending an e-mail to huong.nguyen@maec.es before September 26. Once you receive confirmation from this Embassy, you can collect your tickets at our premises from September 29 to October 4.

UPDATE: Tickets are fully booked now, thanks for your interest!

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Pianist Mario Mora

Symphony Concert in Hanoi

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Sat 10 Sep 2016, 8 pm
The Grand Concert Hall
Vietnam National Academy of Music – 77 Hao Nam Str., Dong Da Distr., Ha Noi

From the organizer:

Come to the symphony concert with the performance of:

Conductor: Le Phi Phi
Piano Soloist: Pham Quynh Trang
Cello Soloist: People’s Artist Ngo Hoang Quan
Violin Soloist: Ngo Hoang Linh
and the Hanoi Philharmonic Orchestra

Program

F. Schubert – Symphony No. 8 in H moll “Unfinished”

INTERMISSION

L.V. Beethoven – Concerto for Piano, Violin, Violoncello and Orchestra

Tickets

Ticket prices: 200,000 – 350,000 – 500,000 VND. All tickets available at Hanoi Opera House or can book online at ticketvn.com.

For free delivery Call: 0913489858, 0983067996.

For reference: Schubert’s Symphony No. 8, performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra:

Music Story of the Old Quarter in September 2016

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Fri 09 Sep 2016, 8 pm
Center of the Old Quarter’s Culture Exchange
50 Dao Duy Tu, Hanoi

From the organizer:

Hanoi – the capital city of Vietnam has its proud 1000-year-old history and tradition. The music born here shares the richness as the city’s history itself: diversified and original.

“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.

Through the shows, we hope to successfully communicate the core values of Hanoi’s culture, history and humans to the audiences, both Vietnamese natives and foreign friends.

ENTRANCE FEE: 200.000 VNĐ
– Donation at the door
– Buying bamboo sticks (50k/stick) and give the stick to organisers after any performance that you find amusing.
– Short term/ Long term sponsorship for the project (contact details are below)

** ABOUT THE ORGANISERS**
THE ANCIENT MUSIC OF TONKIN, the group of artists, traditional singers, musicians and Vietnamese culture lovers who embrace the passion for the conservation of Vietnamese traditional music. We are working to share the values of our beautiful Vietnamese cultural heritages.

CONTACT DETAILS (for information, tour dates, cooperation and sponsorship)
Vũ Nhật Tân
Tel: 0124 912 5212

Music Night with Fermin Muguruza & DJ TXAKO Conference

Fermin Muguruza- DJ TXAKO

Fri 08 Sep 2016, 8 – 11 pm
Rec Room –  1 Luong Yen Str, Hanoi


From the organizer:

Fermin MUGURUZA is one of the most influential and charismatic artists in the Basque musical scene. In the past 20 years he has played in almost every corner of the world, now for the first time in Hanoi – Vietnam.

From the bands Kortatu and Negu Gorriak to his new project with the Japanese DJ TXAKO, Fermin MUGURUZA comes with The Black is Beltza Vietnam Clash Tour!

Ska-Punk-Dub-Sound System Night guaranteed!

Check out their beats at the Fuji Rock Festival 2015:

SPECIAL GUESTS:
Emiin Crew (Vietnam)
MiNombreEsDolores! (Chile)

Emiin Crew is a new crew of musicians from Ha Noi combining original and unique sounds drawn from around the globe.

– Trần Nhất Linh is a next level beatboxer who lays down live loops, breaks, basslines, raps and melodic vocal parts with smooth and soulful authenticity.
– Minh Nguyễn is a founding member of Emiin Studio and a gnarly finger drummer and keys player. He weaves deep beats and sweet synths into original grooves, all played on pad controllers and keyboards.
– Tomes is an accomplished musician with a range of experience in a multitude of genres. He bends crispy cassette loops, thumping low end bass and soaring squelchy lead lines into a miasma of styles and sounds.

Together these three unique artists blend bass heavy beats with original melodies and create a soundscape of dope rhythms to get your head nodding.

MiNombreEsDolores! is a Chilean musician based in Hanoi. Energetic shows, simple tunes on acoustic guitar with loop effects and a strong message, mixing languages, singing in “Spanglish”. A punk rocker, touring around the world in an accoustic version.
Now he is working on his 3rd album to be launched by the end of 2016

Entrance 100,000 VND

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

Peter Jacobson-Vu Nhat tan

Sat 03 Sep 2016, 8 – 11 pm
Tranquil
05 Nguyen Quang Bich, Hoan Kiem Dist, Hanoi

From the organizer:

Come to a music night with Vu Nhat Tan and Peter Jacobson.

It 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 gernes ranging from classical, modern music to Jazz, Latino and improvising music. He will mix with Vu Nhat Tan’s piano, also ranging from acoustic to experimental and sounds…

The program will commence at 20.30 and it will be an open event, where the audiences can bring their own instruments and play along with the artists in the second part of the program.

 

Music Night “The Nameless Universe” with Le Cat Trong Ly

le cat trong ly

16 and 17 Sep 2016, 8 pm
L’Espace – 24 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội

From L’Espace:

“Miền không tên”(The nameless universe) is the newest musical project of Le Cat Trong Ly – a talented singer-songwriter. It offers us her most recent musical creations performed with classical instruments as string quartet, piano, oboe or clarinet. Conventional arrangements of Nguyen Thanh Tu perfectly envelop the melodies to make them accessible to all.

In her new songs, Ly explores the imaginary world of childhood, the fables and fairy tales, fantasies and dreams, this universe without name where it was good to take refuge and Ly, with her sweet, emotional voice, sings for us during these two exceptional evenings.

Tickets

Ticket price: 400,000 VND
Special price for members of L’Espace and students: 300,000 VND
Tickets are available at L’Espace since 5 Sep.

Translated by Hanoi Grapevine

Tarang – An Indian DJ Musical Night Hanoi

Tarang Indian DJ Night

Sat 27 Aug 2016, 7.30 pm
Hotel Intercontinental Ballroom

From the organizer:

Tarang is a celebration of Bollywood Music and dance. It’s not just a DJ party, it’s like being in a Bollywood Musical. This is an invitation to be goofy, to smile, to drink, to eat and dance all night long.

Live DJ 7:30pm onwards till late with DJ Jeevan from Malaysia:

Tickets

VND 250,000 per adult (Entry + 01 complimentary drink)
VND 100,000 per kid (6-12 years old)

Food available on purchase.

Contact Ms Lan Anh: 091 284 9886 or for tickets

Multi National Night – Live Music Event by Zamina & Hanoi de Skay

Multi National Night - Zamina - Hanoi de Skay

Sun 21 Aug 2016, 8 pm
Rec Room
20th floor, Hanoi Creative City
1 Luong Yen, Hanoi

From the organizer:

Come to Multi National Night – Music Live Event by Zamina & Hanoi de Skay.

ZAMINA S.M.P. are a band known for their sweaty, rhythmic, jam-packed live shows. Get ready to experience a good mix of Afrobeat, Reggae, Asian Rhythms & Makossa.

Tickets: 80,000 VND at door

Concert in the Interplay of Cultures “The Four Seasons in Brandenburg”

Concert in the Interplay of Cultures The Four Seasons in Brandenburg

Thu 11 Aug 2016, 8 pm
Goethe Institut

From Goethe Institut:

In line with the Vietnam Connection Music Festival, the Goethe-Institut presents compositions from the baroque era.

With the performance of:
Zhan Shu, Chuong Vu, Le Minh Hien Violin | Yi-Wen Chao Viola | Bronwyn Banerdt Cello | John Moore Contrabass | Le Thu Huong Fulte | Elliot Figg Cembalo | Pham Vu Thien Bao Viola | Lan Jiang Cello

In collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Hanoi, the Vietnam Connection Music Festival brings international and Vietnamese musicians together on stage. The musical performance of Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Brandenburg Concerto No. 5” and “The Four Seasons” by Antonio Vivaldi revive the sounds of late baroque.

The 5th Brandenburg Concerto will be presented as part of a collection of six concerts composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). The 5th concerto is characterized by the cadenzas of harpsichord, flute and violin in accompaniment of a string orchestra.

The violin concert “The Four Seasons” is a musical portrait of spring, summer, autumn and winter. The most well-known composition by Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) is one of the first musical works of all times that contains narrative elements in the form of poems.

Since 2015 the Vietnam Connection Music Festival enables an intercultural exchange of artists by bringing together accomplished international musicians with outstanding Vietnamese artists in order to perform and to teach classical music in Vietnam. This year, musicians from Vietnam, China, Taiwan and the United States join the concert at the Goethe-Institut Hanoi.

PROGRAM

Johann Sebastian Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 (1720)

I. Allegro
II. Affettuoso
III. Allegro

With the performance of:
Chuong Vu | Violin (Solo)
Le Thu Huong | Flute (Solo)
Elliot Figg | Harpsichord (Solo)
Zhan Shu | Viola
Yi-Wen Chao | Violin
Bronwyn Banerdt | Cello
John Moore | Double Bass

Antonio Vivaldi – The Four Seasons, Op. 8 (1723)

Spring
I. Allegro
II. Largo e pianissimo sempre
III. Allegro pastorale

Summer
I. Allegro non molto
II. Adagio e piano – Presto e forte
III. Presto

Autumm
I. Allegro
II. Adagio molto
III. Allegro

Winter
I. Allegro non molto
II. Largo
III. Allegro

With the performance of:
Zhan Shu | Violin (Solo)
Chuong Vu | Violin 1
Le Minh Hien | Violin 2
Yi-Wen Chao | Viola
Bronwyn Banerdt | Cello
John Moore | Double Bass
Elliot Figg | Harpsichord

Free Admission

Luminous Showcase

luminous showcase

Sat 30 Jul 2016, 7 pm
Hanoi Rock City – 27/52 To Ngoc Van, Tay Ho

“Luminous Showcase”, a Bright Beautiful Showcase of some of the best musicians, artists and performers in Hanoi right now.From the organizer:

As usual bring your dancing shoes, however this evening is a full program of eclectic choices – we urge you to come early and experience the whole show :)

Visual Installation ✫ Art ✫ Performance ✫ Film ✫ Live ✫ DJ

✪LINE UP✪

★Red Room★
▲Film Screening ‘Don’t think I’ve forgotten’ – 7-9pm
▲Jody O’dea // (Ire) – 9-10.30pm
▲Humb (Funk) // UK (Jigsore-irritant-llta) – 10:30pm-12:00am
▲Cabaret Maxim // – 12:00-1:30am
▲ToK // FR/HK (Cliche) – 1:30-2:45am
▲Sameed // UK (Local Talk/Skylax) – 2:45am-Close

★Courtyard★
▼Hub ‘ Moving Culture’ //VN – 8:30-10:30pm
▼Pete T // UK – 11pm

★Phosphorescent Facist Fandango Room★
▼Lark Minkous // HN – 10:30pm-12.30am
▼The Creative Artillery – All evening

FULL PERFORMANCE DETAILS

7pm – Film Screening in the Red Room

To start the evening at 7pm there will be free popcorn to accompany the long awaited screening of the film ‘Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock & Roll – a 2015 documentary film about Cambodian rock music in the 1960s and 1970s, before the Khmer Rouge regime and Cambodian Genocide.

8.30-10.30pm – Hub in the Courtyard

Following this at 8:30pm we are very proud to welcome Hanoi’s very own Hub collective who will be performing a new show called ‘moving culture’

9pm – Jody O’Dea in the Red Room

Should your feet get itchy during this time Jody O’dea will be warming up the red room form 9pm with his uplifting melodic style of DJing.

10:30pm onwards – Lark Minkous in the Phosphorescent Facist Fandango Room

Lark Minous is live electronic and instrumental soundscape performance, this evening set in the aesthetic paradise that is Karen and Loren’s PFF room. Come in – lay back – and let Lark Minkous carry you away to a dream you had once but can’t quite remember.

10.30pm – Humb in the Red Room

Jeffsy AKA Humb has been making music for quite some time and occasionally we are lucky enough to be able to book him, on Saturday he will be kicking things up with his rather excellent taste in funk. We haven’t had the pleasure since he played before ‘7 Deadly Breaks’. Guaranteed ass shaking.

12 Midnight Cabaret Maxim in the Red Room

Relatively new to Hanoi but making all kinds of wonderful touble – the Cabaret Maxim guys are going to be taking over at Midnight for Deep jazzy and soulful saxophone-sopranino improvisations over looped groovy patterns with bongos and house beats on top.

Around 1:30am – ToK in the Red Room

Also a relative newcomer to Hanoi – previously living in Hong Kong – Tok is part of the Cliché crew who will be bringing music on the regular to Hanoi very soon. Tok sounds is a deep disco based house with uplifting feels and a irresistible call to the dance floor. TOK – France Tok is originally from Lyon and he has been influenced by its famous Festival Les Nuits Sonores. Tok spent a tremendous amount of time traveling around Europe (Berlin, Amsterdam, Barcelone and Paris) to discover new musical trends, visiting their scenes and being part of the new generation of the electronic music lovers. Since his arrival in Hong Kong, Tok has started his own events under the name of “Conspiracy” aiming to bring art and music together, he also DJ in different venues to share his musical universe with its crowd. . Funk, house and techno

Around 3am – Sameed in the Red Room

Sammeed is a very versatile DJ and producer. Originally from the UK and with releases on both Local Talk and Skylax Labels, Sameed’s sound is positive feels with plenty of disco, bass Warehouse funky disco garage soul and more.

Tickets

Ticket prices:

➳120K before 10pm
➳150k after 10pm
➳100k Student entry

Door fee is charged at the minimum we can to afford to run these nights, we thank you for choosing to attend and supporting our events and thus Hanoi Artists.

Vietnam Connection Music Festival 2016

KVT- VNSO-feature

13 and 14 Aug 2016, 8 pm
The Grand Concert Hall
Vietnam National Academy of Music – 77 Hao Nam Str., Dong Da Distr., Ha Noi

From the organizer:

Come to Vietnam Connection Music Festival 2016 in August.

CONCERT NUMBER 4
The Music of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Vietnam Virtuosi and Special Guests
Vietnam National Academy of Music Grand Concert Hall – August 13, 2016, 8pm

Program:

1. Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048 (1718)

Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
Chuong Vu, Tang Thanh Nam – violin I
Pham Truong Son, Nguyen TrucThuyen – violin II
Ngo Hoang Linh, Le Minh Hien – violin III
Yi-Wen Chao – viola I
Bui Anh Son – viola II
Pham Vu ThienBao – viola III
Bronwyn Banerdt – cello I
Tran Thi Mo – cello II
Nguyen Tan Anh – cello III
John Moore – double bass
Elliot Figg – harpsichord

2. Concerto for 2 Violins in D Minor, BWV 1043 (1717)

Vivace
II. Largo, ma non tanto
III. Allegro
Dao Mai Anh – violin solo I
Le Hoang Lan – violin solo II
Zhan Shu, Le Tri Toan, Ngo Hoang Linh, Pham Truong Son – violin I
Chuong Vu, Tang Thanh Nam, Nguyen TrucThuyen, Le Minh Hien – violin II
Bui Anh Son, Tran Thi Ngoc Thuy, Pham Vu ThienBao – viola
Nguyen Tan Anh, Tran Thi Mo, Bronwyn Banerdt – cello
John Moore – double bass
Elliot Figg – harpsichord

3. Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major, BWV 1049 (1719)

Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
Bui Cong Duy – solo violin
Nguyen Dieu Quynh – flute I
Le Thu Huong – flute II
Zhan Shu, Le Tri Toan, Ngo Hoang Linh, Pham Truong Son – violin I
Chuong Vu, Tang Thanh Nam, Nguyen TrucThuyen, Le Minh Hien – violin II
Bui Anh Son, Tran Thi Ngoc Thuy, Pham Vu ThienBao – viola
Nguyen Tan Anh, Tran Thi Mo, Bronwyn Banerdt – cello
John Moore – double bass
Elliot Figg – harpsichord

Intermission

4. Concerto for 2 Pianos in C Minor, BWV 1060 (1730)

Allegro
Largo ovvero Adagio
III. Allegro

Nguyen Trinh Huong – piano solo I
Tran Thai Linh – piano solo II
Chuong Vu, Le Tri Toan, Dao Mai Anh, Le Hoang Lan, Le Minh Hien – violin I
Tang Thanh Nam, Nguyen TrucThuyen, Ngo Hoang Linh, Pham Truong Son,
Ha Dang – violin II
Bui Anh Son, Tran Thi Ngoc Thuy, Pham Vu ThienBao – viola
Tran Thi Mo, Nguyen Tan Anh, Lan Jiang – cello
John Moore – double bass

5. Concerto for 2 Pianos in C Major, BWV 1061 (1734)

Allegro
Adagio ovvero Largo
III. Fuga – Vivace

Dao Trong Tuyen – piano solo I
Nguyen Huy Phuong – piano violin II
Chuong Vu, Le Tri Toan, Dao Mai Anh, Le Hoang Lan, Le Minh Hien – violin I
Tang Thanh Nam, Nguyen TrucThuyen, Ngo Hoang Linh, Pham Truong Son,
Ha Dang – violin II
Bui Anh Son, Tran Thi Ngoc Thuy, Pham Vu ThienBao – viola
Tran Thi Mo, Nguyen Tan Anh, Lan Jiang – cello
John Moore – double bass

Vietnamese Virtuosi and Guests:

+ Violin: NSUT Bui Cong Duy, NSUT Ngo Hoang Linh, NSUT Pham Truong Son, NSUT Le Hoang Lan, Dao Mai Anh (Hanoi); Le Tri Toan, Tang Thanh Nam, Nguyen TrucTruyen, Le Minh Hien (Hochiminh City); Zhan Shu, Chuong Vu, Ha Dang (USA).
+ Viola: Tran Thi Ngoc Thuy (Hanoi); Bui Anh Son, Pham Vu ThienBao (Hochiminh City); Yi-Wen Chao (Taiwan)
+ Cello: NSND Tran Thi Mo (Hanoi); NSUT Nguyen Tan Anh (Hochiminh City); BronwynBanerdt, Lan Jiang (USA).
+ Double bass: John Moore (USA).
+ Flute: Nguyen DieuQuynh, Le Thu Huong (Hanoi).
+ Harpsichord: Elliot Figg (USA).
+ Piano: Nguyen Huy Phuong, Dao TrongTuyen, Nguyen Trinh Huong, Tran Thai Linh (Hanoi).

CONCERT NUMBER 5 – CLOSING GALA
“A Celebration of Songs and Dances”
Vietnam National Academy of Music Grand Concert Hall – August 14, 2016 8pm

Program:

1. Prelude & Scherzo for String Octet, Op 11(1925) (Vietnam premiere)

Dmitry Shostakovich(1906-1975)

Tang Thanh Nam, violin I
Nguyen Truc Thuyen, violin II
Le Minh Hien, violin III
Le Tri Toan, violin IV
Bui Anh Son, viola I
Pham Vu Thien Bao, viola II
Nguyen Tan Anh, cello I
Lan Jiang, cello II

2. Café Music (1986) (Vietnam premiere) by Paul Schoenfield(b. 1947)

Dao Trong Tuyen, piano
Zhan Shu, violin
Bronwyn Banerdt, cello

3. Kaiser-Walzer, Op. 437 (1889) (Vietnam premiere)
Johann Strauss II (1825 — 1899)
Arr. Arnold Schönberg (1874 — 1951)

Le Thu Huong, flute
Tran KhanhQuang, clarinet
Pham Truong Son, violin I
Ha Dang, violin II
Tran Thi Ngoc Thuy, viola
Tran Thi Mo, cello
Tran Thai Linh, piano

Intermission

4. Lensky’s Aria from Eugene Onegin(1879) (Vietnam premiere)

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Arr.Leopold Auer (1945-1930)
Alt-Wiener Tanzweisen (1905)
Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962)

Liebesleid (Love’s Sorrow)
Liebesfreud (Love’s Joy)
Bui Cong Duy, violin
Nguyen Trinh Huong, piano

5. Élégie, Op.30(1854) (Vietnam premiere) – Henri Vieuxtemps(1820-1881)

6. Illusionary Dream by Riverside (Vietnam premiere) – Anonymous

Yi-Wen Chao, viola
Nguyen Huy Phuong, piano

7. Piazzolla’s Suite for Four Violins and Bass (Vietnam premiere)Julian Milone (b. 1958)

Vayamos al Diablo
Oblivion
Libertango
Chuong Vu, violin I
Dao Mai Anh, violin II
Le Hoang Lan, violin III
Ngo Hoang Linh, violin IV
John Moore, double bass

8. Capriol Suite (1926) (Vietnam premiere) – Peter Warlock (1894-1930)

Basse-Danse, Allegro moderato
Pavane, Allegretto, ma un poco lento
Tordion, Con moto
Bransles, Presto
Pieds-en-l’air, Andante tranquillo
Mattachins (Sword Dance), Allegro con brio

Vietnamese Virtuosi and special guests:

Bui Cong Duy,Chuong Vu, Dao Mai Anh, Le Hoang Lan, Tang Thanh Nam, Nguyen TrucThuyen – violin I
Zhan Shu, Le Tri Toan, Ngo Hoang Linh, Le Minh Hien, Pham Truong Son, HaDang – violin II
Yi-Wen Chao, Bui Anh Son, Tran Thi Ngoc Thuy, Pham Vu ThienBao – viola
Tran Thi Mo, Nguyen Tan Anh, Bronwyn Banerdt, Lan Jiang – cello
John Moore – double bass
Elliot Figg – harpsichord

Artist Roster:

Violin: NSUT Bui Cong Duy, NSUT Ngo Hoang Linh, NSUT Pham Truong Son, NSUT Le Hoang Lan, Dao Mai Anh(Hanoi); Le Tri Toan, Tang Thanh Nam, Nguyen TrucThuyen, Le Minh Hien (Ho Chi Minh City); Zhan Shu, Chuong Vu, HaDang (USA).
Viola:Tran Thi Ngoc Thuy (Hanoi); Bui Anh Son, Pham Vu ThienBao (Ho Chi Minh City); Yi-Wen Chao (Taiwan).
Cello: NSND Tran Thi Mo (Hanoi);NSUT Nguyen Tan Anh (Ho Chi Minh City); Bronwyn Banerdt, Lan Jiang (USA).
Double bass: John Moore (USA).
Flute: Le Thu Huong (Hanoi).
Clarinet: Tran KhanhQuang (Hanoi).
Piano: Nguyen Huy Phuong, Dao TrongTuyen, Nguyen Trinh Huong, Tran Thai Linh (Hanoi).
Harpsichord: Elliot Figg (USA)

Tickets

Ticket prices: 600.000, 400.000, 300.000 (price for both concerts). All tickets available at Hanoi Opera House or can book online at ticketvn.com.

For free delivery Call: 0913489858, 0983067996.

”HANG On The Rooftop” – Live House Music and Film Screening Night

Live House Music and Film Shoot

Fri 08 Jul 2016, 4 pm
Rec Room – 20th floor, Hanoi Creative City
1 Luong Yen Str, Hanoi

From the organizer:

Come to Live House Music and Film Shoot: HANG On The Rooftop: Marco Selvaggio & Cabaret Maxim

Presenting a unique approach to House music, with a unique setting…

Marco Selvaggio [Italy]
Marco brings his Hang Drum – a beautifully tuned and rare percussive instrument – to Rec Room for a sundown performance against a picturesque backdrop of the Hanoi skyline as well as a later performance into the night fusing his live percussion with House beats.

Cabaret Maxim [France]
The French duo are making waves in Hanoi with their twist on House music with the accompaniment of a live saxophone into their deep grooves. See one of their recent performances in Hanoi here:

Both acts will play two sets, the first will be a recorded set on the balcony – filmed by Banana Island TV. The second sets will take place later on inside the Rec Room, o the 20th Floor of Hanoi Creative City, No. 1 Luong Yen, Hanoi.

Sundown Chill Out Sets: 5pm – 8pm
Late Night Groove Sets: 9pm – 12am

Opening times: 4pm – 12am

Entrance Fee: 100k (60k before 8pm)

Music Show “Music of Joy”

music of joy

Sun 10 Jul 2016, 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm
Trống Đồng palace
173B Truong Chinh, Hanoi

Tue 12 Jul 2016, 8.30 pm
FPT University
Education and training area – Hoa Lac hi-tech park
Km 29, Thang Long Boulevard, Thach That, Hanoi

From the organizer:

Music of Joy is a free music show performed by a group of Australian artists – their 5th consecutive performance in Vietnam.

The 5th edition of Music of Joy will take place from July 4 to September 7 at major cities: HCMC, Nha Trang, Da Lat, Long An, Da Nang and Hanoi.

“Music of Joy” show and Sahaja meditation classes in HCMC, Hanoi, Da Nang are free of charge for the public.
Contact: Thu Trang: 01687422627
Mai Hương 0983 512 487

A Night of Trinh Cong Son’s Music “Nguyệt hạ”

nguyet ha-trinh cong son

Sun 17 Jul 2016, 8 pm
L’Espace

From L’Espace:

Nguyệt hạ is a return to the original spirit of Trinh Cong Son music. It is also an opportunity for Giang Trang, Le Thu Huong and Le Thu to gather after a while of following their own paths.

Three artists, who live and work in different countries, will have a chat over the melodies and lyrics of songwriter Trinh Cong Son. The conversation, sometimes busy, sometimes calm, which empties or fills with the singing, classical guitar and flute, is a return to the serene space of Trinh Cong Son music.

Each song has its own origin, bringing a memory, like a distant meeting in the moonlight. “Nguyet ha” embeds the audience in a quiet area, which floats between memory, forgetting and melancholy.

Artists:

Le Thu: guitar
Giang Trang: vocal
Le Thu Huong: flute

Tickets

A ticket 300 000 VND
B ticket 170 000 VND
B ticket for members 100 000 VND
B ticket for students 80 000 VND

Tickets are available at L’Espace.

Shut Up and Play the Hits: Indie, Hip Hop, Electro

Shut Up and Play the Hits

Fri 24 Jun 2016, 9 pm
ATK – 73a Mai Hac De, Hanoi

From the organizer:

Richie Lionel takes the decks to play an eclectic mix of current and classic indie/hip-hop/electro party tunes.

Expect to hear music from the likes of LCD Soundsystem, The Chemical Brothers, OutKast, Vampire Weekend!!! Toro Y Moi, Santigold, Metronomy, Kanye West, Tame Impala, Blood Orange, Danny Brown, Phoenix, The Go! Team, Jungle, MGMT, and more.

We’ll also be showing some of our favorite music videos, movie clips, TV clips, and memes throughout the night.

Free Entry

Concert “Beethoven Cycle”

chum nhac beethoven

06 and 07 Jul 2016, 8 pm
L’Espace

From L’Espace:

You are invited to the concert “Beethoven Cycle” with the participation of VNSO.

VNSO will return to L’Espace stage with a new series devoted to Beethoven. The concert will start with Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28 by French composer Camille Saint-Saens, and end with Symphony No. 4 in B flat major, Op. 60, by Ludwig van Beethoven.

Conductor: Kim Xuan Hieu
Solo violist: Nguyen Cong Thang

Ticket

Ticket price: 170 000 VND
Special price for members of L’Espace: 100 000 VND
Special price for students: 80 000 VND
Tickets are available at L’Espace.

Vietnam International Fingerstyle Guitar Festival 2016

Vietnam International Finger-Style Guitar Festival 2016

Hanoi: Tue 19 Jul 2016, 8 pm
Youth Theater

HCMC: Wed 20 Jul 2016, 8 pm
HCMC Conservatory of Music

From the organizer:

International Finger-Style Guitar Festival (IFSGF) comprises a series of international finger style guitar concerts. This is an annual event that has been organized continuously since 2010 in Asia. With the participation of famous finger style guitarists from many countries, IFSGF this year is organized with 16 concerts in 7 countries. The festival will start on June 29 in Japan. It will continue in Korea, Taiwan, China, Vietnam, Malaysia and finish on July 23 in Singapore.

Artists of IFSGF 2016 to be performing in Vietnam:

ANDY MCKEE (America)
Very few guitarists nowadays are as well known by the mass as fingerstyle guitar master Andy McKee. At the end of 2006, he became a worldwide iconic figure after the performance of his song “Drifting” gained huge favor on Youtube and MySpace with more than 46 million views, and went viral on the Internet. Until now, it is still rated as the most successful music clip of this genre.

HUANG CHIA WEI (Taiwan)
Chia Wei organized the fingerstyle guitar contests and concerts in Taiwai to boost fingerstyle music in his country. He also organized many global concerts to better promote fingerstyle guitar to people. The differences in the environment around Huang Chia-Wei and in his life created the diversity in his music. Sometimes romantic and emotional, his music can calm you. Sometimes inspiring, his music will make you dance.

MASA SUMIDE (Japan)
Hailed by fellow guitarists as a ‘brilliant groove player’, Masa Sumide stretches the limit of the acoustic guitar and lets it sing with his unique one-man band style and melodic compositions. His repertoire runs from jaw-dropping funky tunes to sophisticated yet accessible jazzy, bluesy grooves. His music is full of beats and rhythm. It will make you want to dance all the time.

TÙNG AG (Vietnam)
At the end of 2011, after 10 months of learning fingerstyle guitar by himself, he gained recognition from the community with his tutorial video of “Sunflower” by Paddy Sun. Born in 1989. Tung AG (real name is Tung Do Duong) is the founder and president of Vietnam Fingerstyle Guitar Organization [VNFS] – the first and currently still the only organization known of fingerstyle guitar genre in Vietnam.

ERICA & SANDRA (Korea)
Erica Eunji Cho is a Korean girl born in 1995 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She started playing guitar in fingerstyle in February 2011 and has had many arrangements, covers highly appreciated on YouTube. Erica took one month of guitar lesson and then starting to learn by herself.

Sandra Bae (born in 1994), is a Korean freestyle guitarist and music composer who is currently signed to record label Namuare in South Korea. She was born in South Korea and was living in Pennsylvania, America before returning to her native country in 2013. She wrote on her YouTube channel: “I was just a girl who loved playing music in her room. I started sharing my music with the world and my dreams started to come true. Now I am a full time musician!”

TYPES OF TICKET
Area 1: 1,200,000 VND
Area 2: 1.000,000 VND
Area 3: 800,000 VND
Area 4: 600,000 VND

* Photo session with the artist at 18:30 before the concert only for Area 1 tickets
* Audience who want to join the signing session after the concert can do so by buying SHJ’s CD at (signature is only for this CD or your guitar, ukelele)

DISCOUNT
Hanoi:
6/6 – 19/6: 20% discount
20/6 – 3/7: 10% discount

Ho Chi Minh:
13/6 – 26/6: 20% discount
27/6 – 10/7: 10% discount

PURCHASE LOCATIONS
● Hotline 096 5777 062
● HANOI
– Youth Theatre of Vietnam – 11 Ngo Thi Nham st.
8h30 – 19h (Mon – Sat) – 091 261 1766 / 04 2240 9025
– GuitarPlus | 14B Hao Nam st.
9h – 21h (all days) – 096 784 8867

● HO CHI MINH:
– Doremi shop | 150/47AB Nguyen Trai, Dist.1
10h – 19h (Mon – Sat) | 10h – 18h (Sun) – 08 3925 2104

Music Night with Aqatuki [Japan] & Squid Eye

Aqatuki Japan- Squid Eye

Sat 18 Jun 2016, 8 pm
ATK – 73a Mai Hac De, Hanoi

From the organizer:

Space is the place as sonic astronauts AQATUKI make their Hanoi debut on June 18. Inspired by the industrial futurescape of their home town Amagasaki, the Japanese four-piece meld psych-rock, dub and electronica in a sprawling astral groove that is guaranteed to get feet moving. With bright guitars, an undercurrent of blues and a nod to the summer soul of Shuggie Otis, AQATUKI are as uplifting and intoxicating as they are eclectic. Definitely one show not to miss this month.

About the band

Instrumental band, AQATUKI was formed in Amagasaki city, Hyogo in 1997.

Their sounds express the roaring sound sound-scape that switched the landscape of the industrial area of Amagasaki that is the hometown of the member by a twin guitar formation and rhythm machine.

Furthermore, a synthesiser and DUB MIX by Real-Joe have joined.The sound lumps which it is simpler and adds to depth,
and were kneaded overflow in blues music original humanity,
and the explosive power that the impulse spouts out is a thing
of the one and only.

It is Crazy Horse of Amagasaki!
Dark horse which you do not know!

Tickets: 150,000 VND at the door

Concert with Hanoi New Music Ensemble

Concert of the Hanoi New Music Ensemble

18 and 19 Jun 2016, 8 pm
Goethe Institut

From Goethe Institut:

The Goethe-Institut Hanoi and DomDom, the hub for experimental music and art, present a second concert with contemporary music.

The Hanoi New Music Ensemble (HNME) was founded in 2015 by the initiative of composer Vu Nhat Tan, violinist Pham Truong Son, composer Tran Kim Ngoc and American conductor Jeff von der Schmidt. The new group is eager to bring Vietnamese and international contemporary music to a broad Vietnamese public. HNME is currently supported by DomDom, which is the hub for experimental music & art in Hanoi. The group has recently organized “Endless Thread” – a chamber concert with songs by contemporary composers of Vietnam and the world through the ages.

At the evening of the concerts, contemporary compositions from all over the world will be presented with special emphasis on works of Vietnamese composers. The extraordinary style of the artists gives the music scene of Vietnam a new and unique voice. Besides instruments of the European classical music the traditional Vietnamese Dan Bau is also used to interpret contemporary music.

Program

1. Đỗ Hồng Quân – String Quartet
Violin 1 :Đào Mai Anh Violin 2 : Phạm Mai Anh
Viola: Hồ Việt Khoa
Cello: Đào Tuyết Trinh

2. Toru Takemitsu – Solo flute
Flute: Nguyễn Trọng Bằng

3. Nguyễn Thiện Đạo: “Sóng” cho đàn bầu solo Đàn Bầu: Ngô Trà My

4. Paul Hindemith: Sonata no.1 for Piano and Violon:
Piano: Phạm Quỳnh Trang
Violon: Phạm Trường Sơn

5. Vũ Nhật Tân: “Trăng” Solo Cello
Cello: Đao Tuyết Trinh

6. D.Shostakovich piano quintet.
Violin 1: Phạm Trường Sơn, Violin 2: Phạm Mai Anh,
Viola: Hồ Việt Khoa,
Cello: Đào Tuyết Trinh,
Piano: Phạm Quỳnh Trang

Free admission

Music Story of the Old Quarter in June

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Fri 10 Jun 2016, 8 pm
Center of the Old Quarter’s Culture Exchange
50 Dao Duy Tu, Hanoi

From the organizer:

Hanoi – the capital city of Vietnam has its proud 1000-year-old history and tradition. The music born here shares the richness as the city’s history itself: diversified and original.

“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.

Through the shows, we hope to successfully communicate the core values of Hanoi’s culture, history and humans to the audiences, both Vietnamese natives and foreign friends.

* FREE ENTRANCE *
This is a non-profit program. Donations are greatly welcome.

Donation methods:
– Donation at the door
– Buying bamboo sticks (50k/stick) and give the stick to organizers after any performance that you find amusing.
– Short term/ Long term sponsorship for the project (Contact details below)

** ABOUT THE ORGANIZERS**
THE ANCIENT MUSIC OF TONKIN, the group of artists, traditional singers, musicians and Vietnamese culture lovers who embrace the passion for the conservation of Vietnamese traditional music. We are working to share the values of our beautiful Vietnamese cultural heritages.

CONTACT DETAILS (for information, tour dates, cooperations and sponsorship)
Vũ Nhật Tân
Tel: 0124 912 5212

Ghibli Music Night Feat. Hanoi Ensemble & friends

Ghibli Music Night Feat Hanoi Ensemble friends

Fri 10 Jun 2016, 8 – 9 pm
Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam

From Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam:

The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam proudly presents its fourth act of the JF Garage Concert, “Ghibli Music Night” by Hanoi Ensemble & friends in Hanoi on Friday 10 June 2016.

Hanoi Ensemble consists of young artists and teachers from Vietnam National Academy of Music. They had studied in Vietnam and several well-known conservatories abroad. Members of Hanoi Ensemble had won several domestic as well as international prestigious music prizes. They have participated and play regularly in several concerts, music festivals as well as many cultural exchange programs in Vietnam and abroad.

In this ninth garage concert, Hanoi Ensemble & friends will introduce us an excellent music program from lovely Japanese anime films of Studio Ghibli. Free admission and no registration is required (first come, first served).

JF Garage Concert is a series of concerts at the garage and courtyard of the Japan Foundation in hope of providing musical diversity to Hanoi through the introduction of Japanese music played by distinguished musicians.

Free admission. All free seats, first-come, first-served.

Flute Recital with Le Thu Huong

Le Thu HuongSat 18 Jun 2016, 8 pm
L’Espace

From L’Espace:

You are invited to a solo flute recital with Le Thu Huong.

Graduating from the Vietnam National Academy of Music in 2001, Le Thu Huong is one of the most prominent Vietnamese flutists. Former student of the Royal Academy of Music in Denmark, she is currently pursuing her Ph.D at the University of North Texas, USA. She participates regularly as a soloist or tuttiste in many international music festivals in Japan, USA, Britain, France, Germany, Denmark and Sweden.

Returning to L’Espace, Le Thu Huong is accompanied by some musicians with whom she concocted this “fantasy summer” and of course “flûtistique”…

Artists:

Flute: Le Thu Huong
Invited artists:
– Violon: Nguyen My Huong
– Marimba/Xylophone: Doan Mai Huong
– Piano: Tran Thai Linh

Program “SUMMER FANTASY”

Pierre-Octave Férroud (1900-1936): Trois pièces (flute solo)
1. Bergère Captive
2. Jade
Toan-Yan (La fête du double cinq)

Georges Hue (1858-1948): Fantaisie (flute & piano)

Doan Nho (b.1933): Remix “Biên cương bốn mùa xanh” (xylophone & piano)

Dang Hong Anh (b.1969): Trio “Tây Nguyên” (flute, violin & marimba)

Francois Borne (1840-1920): Fantaisie brillante sur “Carmen” (flute & piano)

Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992):
1. Rio Sena (violin & piano)
2. Chau, Paris

Astor Piazzolla: Histoire du Tango, Bordel-1900 (flute & (1921-1992) marimba)

Jacob Gade (1879-1963)
(Arr: T.L. Christiansen): Tango Jalousi (flute & piano)

Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992): Oblivion (flute, violin, marimba & piano)

Tickets

Ticket price: 170,000 VND
Special price for members of L’Espace: 100,000 VND
Special price for students: 80,000 VND
Tickets are available at L’Espace.

Rather Unique: LIVE hip-hop w/ Ali & St. What

Rather Unique LIVE hiphop Ali StWhat

Sat 28 May 2016, 9 pm
ATK – 73a Mai Hac De, Hanoi

From the organizer:

Come to enjoy the gold standard in live hip-hop. DJ Ali spins fresh beats while lyrical champ St. What lays down smooth lyrics. He raps for listeners, blunt-heads, fly ladies, and prisoners. Come experience a funk vortex of freestyles, hip-hop bangers, and radiant instrumentals.

Free entry!

Windy Day 14 “Pondering Life, through the Rhythms of Xẩm”

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Fri 27 May 2016, 7.30 – 9.30 pm
Đình Hào Nam, Vu Thanh, Hanoi

From the organizer:

Xẩm is perceived by many as being melancholic, as it is the melody performed by the blind street-artists – this is a huge misconception. In Xẩm, love is a recurring theme, the love for life has the power to drown out sorrow and heal every broken heart. That is the notion of life, as once stated by Luu Quang Vu, a Vietnamese well-known playwright and poet, “The carpenter was wrong / If life is all evil / How could the apple tree bloom? / How could the runnel be so pure?

We do not know how you think about OUR LIVES

It goes without saying, “The stories told in Xẩm are those of life” – that is true, be it love, family, education and examination, or the stories of one’s destiny, there will always be both joy and sorrow. Sadness mixes with happiness, happiness helps to fade the sadness out… In Xẩm they co-exist in the harmony of melody and rhythm, while at the same time being so simple and modest in presentation.

Therefore, Tôi Xê Dịch, in Windy Day 14, chose a topic which at first glance may seem “ordinary”, but is actually so profound: “Pondering life, through the rhythms of Xẩm” in order to help youths enter the world of the most modest genre of traditional music that is so filled with love, appreciation and joy.

To help participants further immerse in the notions of Xẩm, “Pondering life, through the rhythms of Xẩm” is the first time that you’ll get the opportunity to experience such an art form while blindfolded. This unique interaction is our way of helping the participants not only have a natural and genuine beginning, but also experience the features of Xẩm – the notions of lyrics and stories through the perspective of the blind street-performers.

Windy Day 14: “Pondering life, through the rhythms of Xẩm” is a non-profit event. Participants can financially support Tôi Xê Dịch in the process of organizing the event. The money raised during the event will be entirely used for organization expenses and will be explicitly professed on public media and among contributors

Music Night with Chandra from Philippines

chandra

Wed 25 May 2016, 9 pm
ATK – 73a Mai Hac De, Hanoi

From the organizer:

Our special night with Chandra – talented singer/songwriter from Manila, Philippines.

Chandra means moon. Some titles are based on western zodiac, the songs are quite dark and dreamy.

The lyrics are mostly about life, death, sensuality and romanticism. The voice mixes with the guitar to dreary a euphony of pain and melancholy.

The songs can be related to so many things because it is also quite metaphoric; depression, suicide, death, death of the soul, being alive, being aware and awake. It would make you feel sad but at the same time, hopeful. But most importantly, it shows how attachment could bring much sadness and suffering to an individual, so it also tries to make you see things and accept things as they are, by simply letting go of things, of people, of events or situations. Because it is what it is. You just have to trust the universe and believe. Depression and anxiety were the major inspiration why these songs were born.

Tickets: 50,000 VND at the door

Guitar Night “La Fantasia – The Music Inventions”

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Sat 28 May 2016, 8 pm
Heritage Space – 1st Floor, Dolphin Plaza

From Heritage Space:

Heritage Space proudly presents a guitar night with the theme “LA FANTASIA – THE MUSIC INVENTIONS” with performances by artists from The Guitar Club. The night is part of the New Music show, which is created by composer Vu Nhat Tan and his collaborators.

Program

Part 1:

Tuan Khang
1. Milonga – Cardoso
2. Fantasia Original – J. Vinas
3. Domino – Luis Ferrari – transcribed by Chau Dang Khoa

Truong Giang
1. Fantasia Sapa Love Market – Duy Linh
2. Sakura Theme and Variation – Yuquijiro Yocoh
3. Introduction and Sunburst – Andrew York

Part 2:

Truong Giang – Tuan Khang
1. Danza Oriental – Enrique Granados
2. Tango – Isaac Albeniz

Hung Phong
1. Vals Op.8 No.3 – Agustin Barrios Mangore
2. Asturias – Isaac Albeniz
3 Lullabies on the upland – Tran Hoan, arr. Hung Phong

Duy Phong
1. I love you – Nguyen Van Ty, transcribed by Cao Minh Duc
2. Andy McKee – Ebon Coast
3. Tommy Emmanuel – Classical Gas

Tuan Khang – Truong Giang – Duy Phong – Hung Phong: Eine kleine Nachtmusik – W.A Mozart

About the artists

Tuan Khang is one of the classical guitar pioneers of Hanoi. Graduated from The Vietnam National Academy of Music, Tuan Khang won the first prize in the National Guitar Festival 2002. For the recent 10 years, he has supported many young guitarists by organizing the North-South Guitar events series, promoting the professionality in classical guitar playing. With his tireless artistic effort, Tuan Khang has won audiences’ hearts nationwide with a wild and emotional performance style. Watch him play the famous Cuban song “Malaguena” here:

Le Hung Phong is one of the very few classical guitarists who influence significantly the widespread development of guitar activities among students. In 2006, he founded the Guitar Club Le Nguyen Tran, with classes spread across Hanoi as well as in more than 20 universities. He always seeks for the optimal path to help people conquer the guitar through friendly teaching methods and Vietnam music inventions transcribed for guitar. Listen to him playing “Unbreak My Heart”:

Dang Truong Giang is a rare classic artist from the student guitar movement. In 2004, he attended classes of Tuan Khang and then Le Hung Phong, who have developed the love of music and recital skills of Truong Giang. He began his classical performing career in 2012 with events in the North-South Guitar events series and private events at L’espace Hanoi. Watch one of his performances at L’Espace here:

Nguyen Duy Phong is an acoustic, fingerstyle guitarist. In 2008, Duy Phong studied classical music under the guidance of the artitst Quang Vinh and then the artists Tuan Khang, Hung Phong, Cao Minh Duc, etc… An elegant, sophisticated and energetic recital style has made Duy Phong become the most influential fingerstyle guitarist today. In 2014, he also performed in the concert of Korean guitar prodigy Sungha Jung. Listen to his acoustic fingerstyle arrangement of Adele’s “Hello” here:

Tickets

Surcharge:
– Public: 250,000d/ person
Students, members of Heritage Space: 200,000/person
(Costs for organizers, performers and operation group; Heritage Space does not benefit)

– Tickets: 150 seats
Because of our limited number of seats, please register with us before 25th May.

For detailed information, please contact:
Ms Thanh Thoa, Communication Manager
Hotline: 090 282 67 69
Mobile: 01684373611
Heritage Space has gallery, library, concert hall, co-working office, residency place, artist studio and some open-stages in capacity to host arts exhibition, performing events, educational programs, multi-creative working forms, artist-in-residency program and others. Running by group of curator, artist, researcher, musician and architect, Heritage Space’s mission is being a HUB for individual and group working on multi-disciplines from both domestic and international locations to support and develop the creative industry in Vietnam.

Chamber Concert with Musina Amore String Quartet of VNSO

Chamber Concert with the String Quartet of the VNSO

Fri 27 May 2016, 8 pm
Goethe Institut

From Goethe Institut:

Trinh Minh Hien: Violin I
Tran Thuy Ha: Violin II
Tran Ngoc Thuy: Viola
Dao Tuyet Trinh: Cello

This year, the Goethe-Institut Hanoi is hosting two chamber concerts. Lovers of string quartets can look forward to our second concert evening that starts with the Quartet No. 4, Op. 18, by Ludwig van Beethoven. It was composed in 1799 and consists of four movements. It is presumed that Beethoven dedicated the dramatic first movement to Lady Josephine Brunsvik, whom he got to know while he was composing the quartets Op. 18. She and her sister had been taking piano lessons with Beethoven which is when it is said the composer fell in love with Lady Brunsvik.

The second part of the program continues with catchy melodies: Alexander Borodin’s String Quartet No. 2 in D major was composed in 1881 – hence about 100 years after Beethoven’s quartet – and also consists of four movements. The melody of the first part returns as a theme in the first movement again and again. It is considered to be one of the best examples of Borodin’s lyrical expression of the sonata form. The third movement, a ”Notturno”, is probably the most famous movement of Borodin’s quartet.

Program

L. v. Beethoven – String Quartet No. 4, Op. 18
A. Borodin – String Quartet No. 2 in D major

Free tickets are available from Monday, May 23, 9am at the Goethe-Institut Hanoi. Due to the limited number of seats we kindly ask only visitors from the age of 12 and up to come.

Concert “Canada and Vietnam in Harmony”

Concert Canada and Vietnam in Harmony

Thu 26 May 2016, 8 pm
The Grand Concert Hall
Vietnam National Academy of Music

From the organizer:

Come to concert “Canada and Vietnam in Harmony” – an avid contemporary music performer from Canada – Véronique Mathieu and great artists from Vietnam National Academy of Music.

Program

1. A. Vivaldi: Sonata in A major

Veronique Mathieu (Violin – Canada)

Pham Quynh Trang (Piano – Vietnam)

2. Prévost: Improvisation

Veronique Mathieu (Violin – Canada)

3. Milstein: Paganiniana

Veronique Mathieu (Violin – Canada)

4. Hatzis: Coming to

Veronique Mathieu (Violin – Canada)

Pham Quynh Trang (Piano)

5. A. Mozart Duo –

Dr. Artist of Merit Ngo Hoang Linh (Violin)

6. J-M. Leclair: Sonata in e minor – Artist of Merit Pham Truong Son (Violin)

7. G. Handel/ J. Halvorsen Passacaglia in G minor

Nguyen Thu Binh (Viola)

8. F. Mendelsohn – Quartet No2 1st Movement Aurora Quartet: Nguyen Cong Thang; Nguyen My Huong; Nguyen Thu Binh; Nguyen Hong Anh

 

Tickets

Ticket prices: 200,000 – 350,000 – 500,000 VND. All tickets available at Hanoi Opera House

For free delivery Call: 0913489858, 0983067996.

Music Story of the Old Quarter in May

Music Story of the Old Quarter in May

Fri 13 May 2016, 8 pm
Center of the Old Quarter’s Culture Exchange
50 Dao Duy Tu, Hanoi

From the organizer:

Hanoi – the capital city of Vietnam has its proud 1000-year-old history and tradition. The music born here shares the richness as the city’s history itself: diversified and original.

“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.

Through the shows, we hope to successfully communicate the core values of Hanoi’s culture, history and humans to the audiences, both Vietnamese natives and foreign friends.

* FREE ENTRANCE *
This is a non-profit program. Donations are greatly welcome.

Donation methods:
– Donation at the door
– Buying bamboo sticks (50k/stick) and give the stick to organizers after any performance that you find amusing.
– Short term/ Long term sponsorship for the project (Contact details below)

** ABOUT THE ORGANIZERS**
THE ANCIENT MUSIC OF TONKIN, the group of artists, traditional singers, musicians and Vietnamese culture lovers who embrace the passion for the conservation of Vietnamese traditional music. We are working to share the values of our beautiful Vietnamese cultural heritages.

CONTACT DETAILS (for information, tour dates, cooperation and sponsorship)
Linh Nguyen

Music Night with Ratatat from New York

Ratatat

Sun 22 May 2016, 8 pm
ATK
73a Mai Hac De, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi

From the organizer:

World-class talent. Wildcat mayhem. Dancefloor destructors.

New York City experimental rock-meets-electronica duo consisting of Mike Stroud on guitar, melodica, synthesizers, percussion, and producer Evan Mast on bass, synthesizers & percussion.

NPR on their latest album (2015), Magnifique:

On the band’s fifth album, Brooklynites Mike Stroud and Evan Mast built sleek, propulsive instrumentals using a spare palette of guitars, synthesizers and simple percussion in such a way that the music sounds both triumphant and understated. These are rock instrumentals that needn’t overcompensate for their lack of words; they don’t strain to be heard or scramble to stand out, but instead convey coolness that seems effortless.

What Magnifique — Ratatat’s first album since the more experimental LP4 five summers ago — lacks in showy flamboyance or wholly surprising sounds, it possesses in breezy smoothness that proves versatile. The first single, “Cream On Chrome,” has the most overt zippiness to it, but even it never works up a sweat or wastes a breath. When Ratatat kicks up a few ’80s-style hard-rock guitar solos in “Pricks Of Brightness,” they function as some of the most easygoing heroics you’ll ever hear.

Elsewhere on Magnifique, the duo’s instrumentals seem suited to accompany mixed drinks at a beachside restaurant: At several points in “Drift,” Ratatat calms down enough to emit a noise that closely resembles a cat’s purr, while “Supreme” sways softly such that it attracts a chirping bird. If Magnifique unfolds like a snappy summer movie, “I Will Return” is there at the end to burble euphorically over the closing credits, even going so far as to promise a sequel right in its title. Here’s hoping so.

Tickets:
200k pre-advance
250k advance. Likely to sell out!
from CAMA ATK. 73a Mai Hac De.

Reggae Garden Presents Zamina and La-nai Gabriel

Reggae-Garden

Fri 06 May 2016, 9 pm – 3 am
Hanoi Rock City
27/52 To Ngoc Van, Tay Ho, Hanoi

From the organizer:

Reggae Garden presents ZAMINA S.M.P. LIVE with support from La-nai Gabriel.

This is going to be an amazing night with 2 live acts! Also staring DJs One NayTon and Matty C.

ZAMINA S.M.P. are a band known for their sweaty, rhythmic, jam-packed live shows. They got everyone skanking and bouncing for their amazing performance back in February. Get ready to experience a good mix of Afrobeat, Reggae, Asian Rhythms & Makossa.

La-nai Gabriel will be playing her final gig in Hanoi before going back to Canada. Her amazing voice and funky tunes will get you in the mood to dance the night away to Reggae Soul and R&B.

One NayTon will be playing the finest selection of Reggae and Dub form new to old. Expect heavy bass and happy reggae vibes all night long.

Matty C will be bringing a mix of all things Reggae, everything from Roots and Rocksteady to Drum and Bass and Jungle.

This is going to be a BIG NIGHT so come down early and make sure you see all the acts.

FREE ENTRY ALL NIGHT!
50% OFF RUM UNTIL MIDNIGHT!

Launching Event and Exhibition of Photo Book “Hue, City of Crying Stones”

Hue thanh pho cua nhung phien da nho le

Book launch: Fri Apr 30 2016, 3 pm
Exhibition: Apr 30 – May 27 2016
Institut français de Huế

From Institut français de Huế:

You are invited to the launching event of the photo book “Hue – the city of cyring stones” by Philippe Bouler and Sébastien Laval, during which some of the photographs from the book will be exhibited. The event will take place at 3pm on April 30.

Photographer Sébastien Laval has been widely appreciated in Vietnam with several photo exhibitions on 54 Vietnamese ethnic minorities. Philippe Bouler, the first art director of the Hue Festival and many other art performances in Vietnam, has visited Hue several times.

Sharing a passion for the streets, landscapes and people of Hue, they composed the photo book “Hue, the city of crying stones”. Some photographs from the book have been chosen to exhibit at Dien Tho Palace’s backyard, Imperial Palace, Institut français de Hue and La Résidence Hotel.

For more information about the event, please refer to the Vietnamese version of this post.

Free entrance.

Michał Milczarek Trio (MM3) performs in Vietnam

Michał Milczarek Trio

Thu 28 Apr 2016, 9 pm
Hanoi Rock City – 27/52 To Ngoc Van, Tay Ho

From the organizer:

Join the Concert of Michał Milczarek Trio (MM3), one of the most interesting young bands on the Polish jazz scene at the turn of April and May! The Trio will have 1 concert in Hanoi Rock city and 2 at Festival Hue.

The group creates instrumental music which is a combination of modern jazz, rock and electronic. It is considered one of the fastest prospering groups in Polish improvised music. The band is known for a very intense concert activity. Its extremely spontaneous performances present jazz in a decidedly rock perspective. MM3 has performed at many prestigious festivals: International Ethno-Jazz Festival “Flugery Lvova”, Jazz Bez Festival (Ukraine), Singer’s Warsaw Festival, International Theatre Festival Eye On Culture. The band has won the competition “Jazz Phonographic Debut of the Year”. To date, Michał Milczarek Trio has released three records, including EP The Big Game (2012) as well as two long plays: Squirrels and Butterflies (2014) and recently released Ambient Works (April 2016).

Entry: 100.000 VND

Concert “Endless Thread” by Hanoi New Music Ensemble

A performance of the Hanoi New Ensemble Music's members. Photo from HNEM's Facebook page
A performance of the Hanoi New Music Ensemble’s members. Photo from HNME’s Facebook page

Tue 26 Apr 2016, 8 pm
Goethe Institut

From Goethe Institut:

Goethe-Institut Hanoi and DomDom, the hub for experimental music & art, jointly present the concert “Endless Thread”.

The Hanoi New Music Ensemble (HNME) was founded in 2015 by the initiative of the composer Vu Nhat Tan, violinist Pham Truong Son and American conductor Jeff von der Schmidt. The new group is eager to bring Vietnamese and international contemporary music to a broad Vietnamese public. HNME is currently supported by DomDom, which is the hub for experimental music & art in Hanoi.

“Endless Thread” is a chamber concert with songs by contemporary composers of Vietnam and the world through the ages: from the quartet “Central Highlands” (“Tay Nguyen”) by Do Nhuan – a composer belonging to the first generation of Vietnamese contemporary classical music – through “Rain” (Mua) of Vu Nhat Tan and “Journey Number Three” by Tran Kim Ngoc to “Discovery” – a composition by the promising young composer Nguyen Minh Nhat.

Three contemporary works of influential European composers are interspersed: “Syrinx” by the French Impressionist Claude Debussy and the “Quartet for clarinet, violin, cello and piano” by German composer of Modernism Paul Hindemith. The concert furthermore contains “The Sick Moon” (“Der Kranke Mond”) – a duet piece for flute and soprano written by Pierrot Lunaire and premiered in Berlin in 1912. It is representative of the free atonality of the composer Arnold Schönberg, who is regarded as the father of contemporary classical music.

PROGRAM

Đỗ Nhuận | Tây Nguyên („Central Highlands“)
String quartet
Claude Debussy (1913) | Syrinx
Flute solo
Kim Ngọc (1975) | Journey Number Three
1. Violine, Clarinet and Piano
Arnold Schönberg | Pierrot Lunaire – 7. Der kranke Mond (The Sick Moon)
Vocal and Flute
Vũ Nhật Tân (1970) | Mưa (“Rain”)
String quartet
Minh Nhật | Miniatures
2. Violine, Flute and Cello
Paul Hindemith | Quartet for clarinet, violin, cello and piano (Extract)
Clarinet, 1. Violine, Cello and Piano

ARTISTS IN THE PROGRAM

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Free admission.

Subscription Concert Vol. 91

Subcription concert vol 91 vnso

Sat 07 May 2016, 8 pm
Hanoi Opera House –
1 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội

From the organizer:

You are invited to concert with:
Conductor: Honna Tetsuji
Viola Soloist: Imai Nobuko and the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra

Program

ELGAR – Viola Concerto in E minor Op. 85 (original: Cello Concerto)

Interval

BRUCKNER – Symphony No. 4 “Romantic” Eb- major

Tickets

Ticket prices: 200,000 – 350,000 – 500,000 VND. All tickets available at Hanoi Opera House or can book online at vnso.org.vn.

For free delivery call: 0913489858, 0983067996.

A Musical Night with Mai Khoi

Dem nhac Mai Khoi

Sat 23 Apr 2016, 8 pm
Heritage Space

From Heritage Space:

You are invited to the music night with Mai Khoi, a musical event in the New Music series every last Saturday of each month, hosted by artist Vu Nhat Tan at Heritage Space.

Mai Khoi will sing her 13 latest songs, including:

1/ Ngày 31 Tháng 3
2/ You’ve been a bad boy
3/ Adam was no sinner
4/ Chị và em
5/ Rồi sẽ có ngày
6/ Còn lại tiếng người hót đắng cay
7/ Hoá kiếp cô đơn
8/ Om mani
9/ Một nửa mặt trời
10/ I’m a woman in my way
11/ Nhớ
12/ Tiếng lòng tôi
13/ Air drone

Surcharge:
Public: 250 000 VND/pax
Students, Heritage Space members: 200,000 VND/pax
(Non-profit event. All money goes to the organization)

Only 150 seats. Please register before 20 April.

For more information, please contact:
Ms Thanh Thoa, Communication Manager
Hotline: 090 282 67 69
Mobile: 01684373611

Music Night “Jungle Beats”

Jungle Beats

Sat 09 Apr 2016, 9.30 pm
Hanoi Rock City – 27/52 To Ngoc Van, Tay Ho

From the organizer:

Jungle Beats is back with another huge lineup!!!

We have 4 heavyweight UK DJs who will be bringing you the newest and best Underground music from the UK. Expect anything from UK House to Garage to Grime to Jungle and of course a large dose of Drum&Bass!!!

DJ’s:
Spectrum (LDN Underground)
Pete T (Quest Festival)
Vaughan (Zeros & Ones)
Quickfire (Guy) (Hanoi Bass & Beats)

Entrance: 50,000 VND + FREE SHOT for first 100 people
FREE before 9:30 pm

Check out Spectrum’s “I Trusted You”:

Performances of Electric Yard Dogs in April

Electric Yard Dogs April

From the band:

The Electric Yard Dogs continue to have regular dates at the following Bars and Clubs in Hanoi:

THE KNEIPE 52 To Ngoc Van – Thursday 7th April – Wednesdays (13th, 20th & 27th April) 9pm – 11pm
+84 BAR 23 Ngo Van So – Fridays (1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th April) 9pm – 11pm
Docker’s Natura Bar (Below Nha Hang Phuong Nguyen) To Ngoc Van – Saturdays (9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th April) 9pm – 11pm
1900 Le Theatre 8 Ta Hien – Sundays (3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th April) 8.30 -10pm

In various incarnations, The Electric Yard Dogs have been performing in Hanoi for over five years. Original members Jez Hartley and Simon ‘Otis’ Redington, who hail from the ‘70s London Punk Rock scene, have now been joined by Le Havre rocker Ricardo Canu on drums and Louisiana wildcat Scott ‘Shyboy’ Reynolds on Blues harp in a new revitalised Rockabilly, Rock’n’Roll outfit.

The music is a highly dance-able mix of fast rock, rhythm and swing, a style reminiscent of Dr Feelgood, the Texas Bar Room Blues of Stevie Ray Vaughan and the Fabulous Thunderbirds with a touch of Chuck Berry and Jimmy Reed thrown in for the hell of it!

Apart from local music venues around town in Hanoi, the band also tour regularly down south to Danang, Saigon and Phnom Penh where they have an increasing reputation for doing what they do best: Electric Blues with Soul & Style!