HRC presents array of rock performances
Ha Noi Rock City (HRC) will host duos Xu Shaoyang and Sha Sha from Hong Kong and Zippy Doiron (Canada) and Jordan Senior (UK) tomorrow.
Influenced by bands and artists such as The Pastels, Dan Hill, Tori Kudo, Joao Gillberto and Faye Wong, Xu has created his own unique style mixing blues, Chinese pop and soul. He has spent 10 years touring Europe, America and Asia.
Jordan Senior, who performed at HRC last August, will kick-start the night with singer/ganster Zippy Doiron, at 27/52 To Ngoc Van Street, Tay Ho District, from 9pm. Entrance fee at door: VND50,000.
On Saturday, the rock band Tiny Monster will hit the HRC stage. Founded in late 2011, the band comprises some familiar faces from the infamous Vietnamese rock bands Gat Tan Day, Microwave and Little Wings. Moving forward from their animated indie pop rock pasts, Tiny Monster are writing lyrically mature music that sounds delightfully delicate and calm.
Besides their impressive debut performance at the Rock Storm concert, the HCM City-based band marked their first outstanding steps into the music scene with their acclaimed 12-track debut album Duong Ve (The Way Home).
Their performance at HRC will start at 9.40pm.
Rugby matches to be hosted by Hanoi Dragons
Everyone interested in playing or watching a game of rugby are invited to join the Hanoi Dragons Rugby Union Football Club on Sunday, for an event featuring 10-a-side and mixed-seven matches.
The games will start at 2pm at Ha Dong Stadium, located at the corner of Ba Trieu and To Hieu streets in Ha Dong District.
Electro maestro accompanied by young talent
Electro maestro Vu Nhat Tan will join bassist Bush Lam for a performance at CAMA ATK, 73 Mai Hac De Street, on Saturday night.
Tan has long been considered the "vanguard" of experimental and electronic music in the capital. Through his noise groups, DJ sets, classical compositions and lectures at the Ha Noi Conservatory, he has introduced a generation of Hanoians to a world of music considered "strange" by many.
During Saturday's performance, Tan will have one of Viet Nam's most promising young musicians, Bush Lam, to accompany him on live bass. The duo's performance will start at 7pm.
Listen to extracts from Cosi fan Tutte
Extracts from the world-famous Cosi fan Tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart will be presented during the An Evening of Opera in the courtyard of the Italian restaurant Luna d'Autunno on Thursday, February 22.
Under the baton of British conductor Graham Sutcliffe, the artists will perform 10 extracts, including Una donna a quindici anni (soprano), Ah Garda sorella (soprano), Non Siete ritrosi (baritone), Donna mie la fate (tenor) and Verdi: La Donne e mobile (tenor).
The An Evening of Opera will take place at 78 Tho Nhuom Street from 8.30-10.30pm.
Japanese artist exhibits first video in HCM
The first solo video exhibition of Japanese artist Meiro Koizumi, Human Opera: Meiro Koizumi, will open at San Art in HCM City on February 24.
The exhibition will feature two video works titled Human Opera XXX (2005) and My Voice Would Reach You (2009). They represent the human spirit's dilemma in dealing with the complex contradictions of urban life.
Born in Gunma in 1976, Koizumi currently lives and works in Yokohama in Japan. He studied at Chelsea Art and Design School in London and Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten Institute in Amsterdam. His works have been shown in major museums around the world.
The exhibition will run until March 23 at 3 Me Linh Street in Binh Thanh District.
Eighty-year-old artist's works put on display
Eighty-year-old artist Pham Cung is displaying his works at the Dan Ba Trong Mat Toi (Women in My Eyes) exhibition at HCM City Fine Arts Association.
The exhibition features 37 oil paintings reflecting the beauty of Vietnamese women. The exhibition closes on Saturday at 218A Pasteur Street in District 3.