Happenings - Arts

AUDITIONS

Choral Association Singapore Children's Choir Audition

The newly set-up choir will audition children aged six to 14. Practice sessions are held on Saturdays from 2 to 4pm.

WHERE: Goodman Arts Centre, 04-04 Block B, 90 Goodman Road MRT: Mountbatten WHEN: Dec 6, 2 - 4pm ADMISSION:$20 TEL: 8126-6965 INFO: E-mail cascc2015@gmail.com for details & to register

Make Space 2016 Production - Casting Call

Make Space is looking for eight actors for a production to be staged in July. People of all ages and experiences are welcome. E-mail your preferred time slots, contact number and CV or a brief write-up about yourself to makespacetheatre @gmail.com by Dec 5.

WHEN: Dec 11, 6.30 - 10.30pm & Dec 12, 2 - 6pm INFO: www.facebook.com/spacemake

SSO President's Young Performers Concert 2016

The Singapore Symphony Orchestra is calling for Singaporean musicians for next year's concert. Auditions will be held for shortlisted conductors and musicians performing on Western classical instruments. Instrumentalists should be aged below 25 and conductors below 35 as of July 1. Send in your biography with your date of birth, musical background and contact details and a non-returnable DVD recording of your performance of one movement of a concerto to President's Young Performers Concert Auditions, SSO Programming Department, 01-02 Victoria Concert Hall, 11 Empress Place by Dec 15.

INFO: www.sso.org.sg


BOOKS

Meet-The-Poet/Artist: Lang Leav Of Memories

Australian poet-artist Lang Leav will meet and greet readers as well as promote her latest publication, Memories. Apart from pieces from her previous works, Love & Misadventure and Lullabies, Memories contains 35 new poems and her original art presented in four-colour illustrations.

WHERE: Kinokuniya Bugis Junction, 03-09 Bugis Junction, 200 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: Today, 3.30pm WHERE: Kinokuniya Jurong Store, 04-23 Jem, 50 Jurong Gateway Road MRT: Jurong East WHEN: Today, 7pm WHERE: Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, 04-20/20B/20C Ngee Ann City, Takashimaya Shopping Centre, 391 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow, 2.30pm WHERE: Kinokuniya Liang Court, 03-50 Liang Court, 177 River Valley Road MRT: City Hall/Clarke Quay WHEN: Tomorrow, 5pm ADMISSION:Free TEL: 6339-1790 (Kinokuniya Bugis Junction), 6430-0868 (Kinokuniya Jurong Store), 6737-5021 (Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store), 6337-1300 (Kinokuniya Liang Court) INFO: www.kinokuniya.com.sg


CONCERTS

SSO Gala: Rachmaninov Concerto No. 3

Conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy returns with an all-Rachmaninov programme featuring Russian pianist Alexei Volodin in the grand Third Piano Concerto, which gained popularity after it was used in the soundtrack of the movie Shine. The concert opens with Vocalise and closes with Rachmaninov's final work, the Symphonic Dances, which includes a solo for alto saxophone.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Thu, 7.30pm ADMISSION:$25 - $102 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Tan Chin Tuan Centennial Concert Series Presents SSO Christmas Concert

Associate conductor Jason Lai and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra perform traditional carols and favourite yuletide melodies. The Singapore Symphony Children's Choir and Singapore Bible College Chorale will also sing Christmas classics such as Hark The Herald, First Noel and Joy To The World.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN:Dec 11 & 12, 7.30pm; Dec 13, 4pmADMISSION:$31 - $84 (Fri & Sat); $21 - $76 (Sun) TEL:6348-5555 INFO:www.sistic.com.sg


DANCE

Natya Manjari

Artists from the Singapore Malayalee Community Groups put on folk and contemporary dance performances.

WHERE:Esplanade Concourse, 1 Esplanade DriveMRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN:Tomorrow, 12.15 & 1.15pm ADMISSION:FreeTEL: 6828-8377 INFO:www.esplanade.com

Swan Lake By Singapore Dance Theatre - 2015 Grand Finale

The Singapore Dance Theatre performs the world's most beloved ballet, which tells the story of an undying love, a cruel twist of fate and the promise of devotion.

WHERE:Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN:Thu & Dec 4, 8pm; Dec 5, 1 & 8pm; Dec 6, 1 & 7pmADMISSION:$33 - $74 TEL:6348-5555INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


EXHIBITIONS (MUSEUMS)

Kimi Kim Jalan Jalan: Takuji Kogo + Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries

The exhibition consists of collaborative artworks using multiple screens by Japanese artist Takuji Kogo and Korean- based art duo Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries, made up of South Korean Young Hae Chang and American Marc Voge.

WHERE: The Private Museum, 02-06, 51 Waterloo Street MRT: Bugis/City Hall WHEN: Till Dec 6, 10am - 7pm (Mon - Fri), 11am - 5pm (Sat & Sun), other timings by appointment ADMISSION:Free TEL: 6738-2872 INFO: www.theprivatemuseum.org

Hermes Leather Forever

The exhibition presents items from the French luxury label's past as well as some of its latest creations. Craftsmen from the Hermes workshops in Paris will be present to demonstrate how its iconic bags are made.

WHERE: ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands, 6 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Till Dec 13, 10am - 7pm (daily); 10am - 9pm (Fri) ADMISSION:Free INFO: www.marinabaysands.com


EXHIBITIONS (GALLERIES)

Chun Kwang Young Solo Exhibition - Aggregation

This exhibition by the South Korean artist surveys works from his long-running series of the same name. In his search for a culturally authentic mode of expression, Chun combines his early experimentations with abstract expressionism, featuring his mastery of mulberry paper, a special Korean material .

WHERE: Pearl Lam Galleries, 03-22 Gillman Barracks, 9 Lock Road MRT: Labrador Park WHEN: Tomorrow - Jan 3, 11am - 7pm (Tue - Sat), noon - 6pm (Sun). Closed on Mon & public holiday ADMISSION:Free TEL: 6570-2284 INFO: www.pearllam.com

Wayan Gede Susana: Infinite Beauty

The artist, known for his serene abstract paintings, inspired by the beauty of his hometown Bali, makes his debut solo exhibition in Singapore, which showcases his interpretation of the island's harmonious environment.

WHERE: Maya Gallery, 01-21 Oxley Bizhub 2, 62 Ubi Road 1MRT: Tai SengWHEN: Till Dec 12, 11am - 6pm (Tue - Sat). Closed on Mon & Sun. By appointment onlyADMISSION:Free TEL: 6291-1760 INFO:www.mayagallery.com.sg

Our Island, Our Sea - An Ocean Away

This first international show by Australian community art centre Erub Arts showcases more than 40 3D sculptural installations by 16 artists .

WHERE: Redot Fine Art Gallery, 01-08 Old Hill Street Police Station, 140 Hill Street MRT: Clarke Quay/City Hall WHEN: Till Dec 31, noon - 7pm ADMISSION:Free INFO: www.redotgallery.com

My Home My Love

Home-grown septuagenarian painters Seah Kang Chui and Yue Keh Hung and new immigrant artist Chen Shimo use watercolour, oil and Chinese ink to express their love for their homes.

WHERE: Signature Art House, 02-39 Tanglin Shopping Centre, 19 Tanglin Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till Dec 4, noon - 7pm, closed on Thu ADMISSION:Free TEL: 92211780 INFO: www.signaturearthouse.com


EXHIBITIONS (SHOWS)

Singapore Unboxed

This exhibition showcases the city's landscape and the history behind the transformation of the areas where iconic developments, such as Ocean Financial Centre, Bugis Junction, Keppel Bay and Marina Bay Financial Centre, stand today.

WHERE: Singapore Management University MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Till Wed ADMISSION:Free INFO: www.facebook.com/ SG50Keppelland

For Those Who Have Been Killed

This exhibition by Singaporean artist Vincent Leow considers the concept of memes as related to international, social and political issues and how they are discussed and shared on social media.

WHERE: Shophouse 5, 5 Lorong 24A Geylang MRT: Aljunied WHEN: Thu - Jan 3, viewings by appointment; Dec 5 & 6, 11am - 7pm (open house), Dec 12, 3 - 4pm (artist talk) ADMISSION:Free TEL: 6338-1962

Singapore Energy Story Exhibition 2015

To commemorate Singapore's 50th anniversary, this interactive exhibition highlights the key milestones in the development of Singapore's energy sector.

WHERE: Artrium@MCI, Ministry of Communications and Information, 140 Hill Street MRT: Clarke Quay/City Hall WHEN: Till Dec 17, 9am - 6pm ADMISSION:Free INFO: www.SIEW.sg or www.facebook.com/SIEW.sg


THEATRE

Indian Invasion Comedy - A Desi Stand-Up Spectacular

The Comedy Store Singapore presents three of the most funny stand-up comedians from India - Kunal Rao, Sorabh Pant and Sanjay Manaktala.

WHERE:Klapsons, The Boutique Hotel, 15 Hoe Chiang RoadMRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN:Dec 4 & 5, 8.30pm ADMISSION:$82TEL: 6348-5555INFO:www.sistic.com

Beauty World

Since its debut at the Singapore Arts Festival in 1988, the musical has had multiple restagings. Set in mid-1960s Singapore, it traces the adventures of a young girl who enters a seedy cabaret hoping to find her long-lost father. This revival, which features Michael Chiang's revised script from 2008, will be directed by Dick Lee, who wrote the music and lyrics.

WHERE: Victoria Theatre, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall WHEN: Till Dec 12, 8pm (Tue - Fri), 3 & 8pm (Sat), 3pm (Sun) ADMISSION:$41 - $132 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 27, 2015, with the headline 'Happenings - Arts'. Print Edition | Subscribe