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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 tomorrow.

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-Editor: Jason Erik Lundberg Of The Epigram Books Collection Of Best New Singaporean Short Stories: Volume 2

Find out about Singapore-based American writer-editor Lundberg's take on Singapore writing and his experience as the editor tasked to put together the stories in this book.

WHERE: Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, 04-20/20B/20C Ngee Ann City, Takashimaya Shopping Centre, 391 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow, 2pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 INFO: www.kinokuniya.com.sg

Meet-The-Author: Wong Kim Hoh Of It Changed My Life

Wong, a senior writer with The Straits Times and a veteran journalist, is best known for his weekly columns Wong Kim Hoh Meets and It Changed My Life in The Sunday Times. Learn more about the many stories he has written that celebrate the human spirit.

WHERE: Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, 04-20/20B/20C Ngee Ann City, Takashimaya Shopping Centre, 391 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow, 4pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 INFO: www.kinokuniya.com.sg


CONCERTS

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 Angels Sing, 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, 4pm ADMISSION: $31 - $84 (Fri & Sat); $21 - $76 (Sun) TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

The Sound Of Music

Vocal Associates Festival Children's and Youth Choirs perform songs from one of the world's best loved musicals - Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound Of Music. The cast, all under 18 years old, including past and present winners of the American Protege Competition, sing classics such as Edelweiss and So Long, Farewell, as well as the Broadway tunes, An Ordinary Couple and No Way To Stop It.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Dec 11 & 12, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $28 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

National Piano & Violin Competition 2015

The biennial National Piano & Violin Competition is back for its 10th edition. More than 150 young musicians will vie for top honours. Witness international adjudicators such as Anna Jastrzebska-Quinn and Daniel Garlitsky conduct violin and piano masterclasses; catch the excitement as finalists perform concertos in the finals (artist category); and enjoy a showcase of the nation's finest young talents as selected winners perform concertos with the Metropolitan Festival Orchestra in the prize winners' concert and prize presentation ceremony.

INFO: Till Sun, various venues and timings, tickets available at www.sistic.com.sg


DANCE

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: Today, 8pm; tomorrow, 1 & 8pm; Sun, 1 & 7pm ADMISSION: $33 - $74 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


EXHIBITIONS (MUSEUMS)

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: http://www.pearllam.comwww.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 experimentation 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: Till 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 1 MRT: Tai Seng WHEN: Till Dec 12, 11am - 6pm (Tue - Sat). Closed on Mon & Sun. By appointment only ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6291-1760 INFO: www.mayagallery.com.sg

Umbra

Artists Adeline Kueh and Betty Susiarjo show their latest work in a joint exhibition featuring installations, photography, and video and audio works.

WHERE: Chapel Gallery, Objectifs, 155 Middle Road MRT: Bugis WHEN: Till Dec 20, noon - 7pm (Tue - Sat); noon - 4pm (Sun) ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.objectifs.com.sg


EXHIBITIONS (SHOWS)

Lost City 3 A group exhibition featuring works by Hong Sek Chern, Tang Ling Nah, C.K. Kum and Geraldine Kang. Through the mediums of installation, photography, painting and Chinese ink, the artists explore the contrasting and overlapping experience of time within the built environment.

WHERE: Chan Hampe Galleries, 01-21 Raffles Hotel Arcade, 328 North Bridge Road MRT: City Hall/Esplanade WHEN: Till Sunday, 11am - 7pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6338-1962 INFO: www.chanhampegalleries.com

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

Innovati50n Reconstructed

For this exhibition, which is the ArtScience Museum's final Sunday Showcase for the year, scientists from the Agency for Science, Technology and Research partnered artists from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts to showcase 17 scientific innovations that have shaped the last 50 years of Singapore's history. The exhibits are created with an array of artistic techniques such as fine art, digital art, photography and sculpture.

WHERE: ArtScience Galleries, Level 4, ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Tomorrow & Sun, 10am - 7pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.marinabaysands.com/museum.html


THEATRE

Dear Santa

The stage adaptation of the well-loved children's book by Rod Campbell - about a child who writes to Santa for a special Christmas present - promises plenty of audience interaction and sing-alongs.

WHERE: Drama Theatre, School of the Arts, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Dec 11, 5pm, Dec 12 &13, 11am, 2 & 5pm ADMISSION: $41 - $62 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 04, 2015, with the headline '(No headline) - FRIDI04B'. Print Edition | Subscribe