What’s on May 2014 (Daily updated) | Halong Bay Airport

What’s on May 2014 (Daily updated)

MUSIC AND PERFORMANCES

Hanoi-Experimental Futurist Electronic Music with Tri Minh and Saxophonist Quyen Thien Dac

May 1, 9 pm

The Rooftop, 19th Floor, Pacific Place, No. 83B Ly Thuong Kiet Street

Vietnam’s famous saxophonist Quyen Thien Dac is going to have a special session with DJ Tri Minh, who has been always determined on his way of experimental electronic music.

For booking, call: 04 3946 1901 – 0913 70 69 66.

HCMC- Performance of Haydn masterpiece

May 8 and 9

HCM City Opera House

Performance of Haydn’s oratorio, The Creation.

The performance, to be directed by well-known Norwegian conductor Lars Notto Birkeland, will feature international opera singers, including soprano Cho Hae Ryong, tenor Erlend Tvinnereim, baritone Halvor F. Melien and the HCM City symphony orchestra and choir.

Tickets are available at the venue.

Hanoi-Concert celebrates Dien Bien Phu Victory

May 7 and 8, 8pm

Hanoi Opera House,1 Trang Tien Street

A musical work celebrating the victory at the battle of Dien Bien Phu by French Vietnamese composer Nguyen Thien Dao will start out the concert.

The 25-minute symphony has four chapters: Rong Tien (Fairy Dragon), Tinh Ca (Love Music), Thoi No Le (Slavery), and Diem Hen (Rendezvous).

Two symphonies, Poem by Ernest Chausson and Beethoven’s 3rd will be performed.

The concert will feature musicians from the VNSO, including violin virtuoso Bui Cong Duy.

Conductor: Tetsuji Honna.

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EXHIBITIONS

HCMC-Art exhibition celebrates Vesak Day

Through May 9,

HCM City Fine Arts Association’s headquarters, 218A Pasteur Street, D.3.

An exhibition of paintings and sculptures by 52 well-known HCM City artists.

Proceeds from the sales will be given to the Buddhism Today Charity Fund to assist cancer patients.

On display are 59 works in oil, lacquer and wood, reflecting a wide range of topics, covering daily life, landscapes, people, lotus flowers and still life.

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OTHER EVENTS

HCMC- Overnight camp

May 4 and 5, 8pm until 7am next day

Saigon Outcast, 188/1 Nguyen Van Huong Street, D. 2

An overnight camp called “SO Camping: Into the Wild” will include a bonfire, a BBQ, s’mores (marshmallow/chocolate sweets roasted over an open fire), an acoustic guitar performance, a pyjama party, ghost stories, campfire songs and games. Participants are asked to bring a mosquito net.

Da Nang- Beach festival

Apr 30-May 5, My Khe and Pham Van Dong beaches

Featuring sports, art, flash mob bikini performances, and culinary events

Over 200 amateur cyclists will race from the beach road to finish at the top of Son Tra Mountain on the opening day.

Beach volleyball, kayaking, coracle wagging, net fishing, and hip-hop contests will be held on May Day.

Three DJs, windy Quyen, Ngoc Anh, Nhunk, and some rock bands are slated to perform at the night beach party in the Dana beach entertainment centre on May 1-3.

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