Happenings - Arts

Operacalypse Now!! at Aliwal Arts Centre on Nov 5 and 6 is about finding love in unexpected ways.
Operacalypse Now!! at Aliwal Arts Centre on Nov 5 and 6 is about finding love in unexpected ways.PHOTO: AZIZ HUSSIN FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

ARTS

AUDITIONS

Dhwani - Festival Of Music Collaboration 2017

Syama (Society of the Youth for Artistic Music Appreciation) is looking for performers for its annual showcase of professional Hindustani and Carnatic music, which will take place from April 28 to May 1 next year. Interested artists should send in their resumes and descriptions of their concepts and content. Open to Singapore citizens and permanent residents.

INFO: E-mail info@syama.org by Sun to apply. Results will be released by Nov 15. Go to www.syama.org


BOOKS

Meet The Author: Jacqueline Harvey Of Alice-Miranda & Clementine Rose Book Series

The award-winning children's author will talk about the new titles in her book series, which are recommended for children aged seven to 12.

WHERE: Books Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, 04-20 Ngee Ann City, 391 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Sun, 3pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 INFO: www.kinokuniya.com.sg


CONCERTS

Poet's Love

Youth Opera's singers will present love songs and arias. The second half of the concert will be translated from Schuman's best-known song cycle, Dichterliebe Op. 48.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Wed, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $28 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg Singapore Symphony Orchestra: Ray Chen Plays Bruch

Violinist Ray Chen performs Bruch's First Violin Concerto under the direction of guest conductor Andrew Litton. Prokofiev's Fifth Symphony will close the concert.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Thu, 7.30pm (pre-concert talk is at 6.30pm) ADMISSION: $16 - $82 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Oleksandr Korniev Violin Recital

Ukrainian violinist Oleksandr Korniev presents works by violin masters from Wieniawski to Ysaye, as well as Franck's evergreen Violin Sonata. He will be accompanied by Singaporean pianist Lin Xiu Min.

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

Singapore Symphony Orchestra Gala: Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble

The Silk Road Ensemble performs with its artistic director Yo-Yo Ma, who partners sheng player and vocalist Wu Tong for Zhao Lin's Duo, a double concerto for cello and sheng.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Nov 11 & 12, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $62 - $392 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


DANCE

Samon (NC16)

Choreographed by Norihito Ishii, this hour-long programme is a bite-sized dance presentation of a duet performance coupled with dialogue and reception. Part of DanzInc Festival.

WHERE: ODT Studio, 03-08 Aliwal Arts Centre, 28 Aliwal Street MRT: Lavender/Nicoll Highway WHEN: Today, 8pm ADMISSION: $38 INFO: Tickets from www.aliwalartscentre.sg


EXHIBITIONS (GALLERIES)

Drawing Out V

This exhibition presents selected works by students from their studio classes in drawing, painting, ceramics and sculpture.

WHERE: Sota Gallery, Level 2, School of the Arts Singapore, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah WHEN: Till Sun, noon - 8pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.sota.edu.sg

The World Precedes The Eye

Nine emerging and mid-career artists' creations are featured in this show. The works include sculptures, installations, paintings, moving images and sound. An affiliate project of Singapore Biennale.

WHERE: Gallery 1, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, Lasalle College of the Arts, 1 McNally Street MRT: Rochor WHEN: Till Feb 1, noon - 7pm (Tue - Sun), closed on Mon & public holidays ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.lasalle.edu.sg

Boedi Widjaja: Black-Hut

Indonesia-born Singaporean artist Boedi Widjaja has designed a room within a room that links diverse conceptual references to his experiences of migration, culture and aesthetics. An affiliate project of Singapore Biennale.

WHERE: Earl Lu Gallery, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, Lasalle College of the Arts, 1 McNally Street MRT: Rochor WHEN: Till Feb 1, noon - 7pm (Tue - Sun), closed on Mon & public holidays ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.lasalle.edu.sg

Incomplete Urbanism: Attempts Of Critical Spatial Practice

This exhibition aims to explore the indeterminacy and changeability of urban living through videos, films, discussions, debates and seminars.

WHERE: The Exhibition Hall, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, Gillman Barracks, 43 Malan Road MRT: Labrador Park WHEN: Tomorrow - Jan 29, noon - 7pm (Tue - Sun), noon - 9pm (Fri), closed on Mon ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6339-6503 INFO: ntu.ccasingapore.org

Ningura Napurrula & Nanyuma Napangati Solo

This collection of more than 45 works by Australian indigenous artists Ningura Napurrula and Nanyuma Napangati graphically depicts their strong connection to land, culture and family.

WHERE: ReDot Fine Art Gallery, 01-08 Old Hill Street Police Station, 140 Hill Street MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Till Nov 12, noon - 7pm daily, all other times by appointment ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6222-1039 INFO: www.redotgallery.com

Happiness Private Limited: Peculiar Botany

Artist William Sim's work is presented as a series of pseudo-botanical drawings on 36 species of plants frequently encountered in Singapore. The exhibition will be accompanied by the launch of his book, Botanical Singapore: An Illustrated Guide To Popular Plants And Flowers.

WHERE: Utterly Art Exhibition Space, Level 3, 20B Mosque Street MRT: Chinatown WHEN: Tomorrow - Nov 13, 2 - 8pm (Mon - Sat), noon - 5.30pm (Sun), all viewings by appointment ADMISSION: Free TEL: 9487-2006 INFO: www.facebook.com/utterlyart


EXHIBITIONS (SHOWS)

Give N Take Art Exhibition

This exhibition features more than 50 paintings in watercolour and acrylic by seniors from three day-care centres and a sheltered home.

WHERE: B.NU Space, 02-34 333 Kreta Ayer Road MRT: Outram Park WHEN: Till Mon, 10am - 7pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/giventake2016

Last Weeks With Rochor: A Photo Exhibition

Rochor Centre's last weeks are documented by 28 photojournalism students from Nanyang Technological University. There will also be activities such as a photo booth and carnival games.

WHERE: Level 1 Walkway, Rochor Centre, 1 Rochor Road MRT: Rochor WHEN: Tomorrow & Sun, 4 - 10pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/lastweekswithrochor

Is That All There Is?

The second part of The Substation's three-month experiment on how to run an arts centre reimagines what its tagline "A Home for the Arts" might represent in today's cultural economy.

WHERE: The Substation, 45 Armenian Street MRT: Bras Basah/City Hall WHEN: Tue - Nov 30, 6 - 10pm (Tue - Fri), noon - 10pm (Sat & Sun) ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.substation.org


THEATRE

Dracula

American playwright Steven Dietz brings Bram Stoker's classic novel to the stage, with British actor Keith-Lee Castle in the titular role.

WHERE: Resorts World Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Today, 2.30pm (preview) & 7.30pm (gala performance); Sun & Mon, Nov 4 - 6, 11 & 13, 2.30 & 7.30pm; Wed & Thu, Nov 8 - 10, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $39 - $172 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Operacalypse Now!!

This Halloween production is made up of three chamber operas on how people find love in unexpected ways.

WHERE: Aliwal Arts Centre, 28 Aliwal Street MRT: Lavender/Nicoll Highway WHEN: Nov 5 & 6, 8pm (bar opens at 6.30pm) & Nov 6, 3pm (bar opens at 2pm) ADMISSION: $45 (standard), $50 (at the door), $200 (VIP for two people) INFO: Tickets from lariettasg.peatix.com. Go to www.aliwalartscentre.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 28, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Arts'. Print Edition | Subscribe