Happenings - Arts

ARTS

AUDITIONS

Objectifs Film Residency: Open Call

Objectifs will host an Indian film-maker and Cinedarbaar, based in New Delhi, will host a Singapore film-maker in return in this reciprocal four-week residency programme. Applicants must be a director/ scriptwriter/producer of at least two short films and selection will be based on a portfolio and a project brief/ proposal. Applications must be submitted by April 18.

INFO: tinyurl.com/mtgl7d3


CONCERTS

A Victoria-Cedar Musical Evening @ Botanic Gardens

Victoria School Concert Band, Cedar Symphonic Band and Victoria Junior College Symphonic Band present an afternoon of music under the baton of conductors David Wong, Sia Swee Suan and Adrian Chiang, performing evergreen favourites and recent compositions by local composers.

WHERE: Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Tomorrow, 5.30 - 7pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.nparks.gov.sg

Varsity Voices

The NUSChoir will take the stage with a repertoire that includes works such as Peter Philips' Ascendit Deus and Antonio Lotti's Crucifixus, alongside contemporary pieces such as Let It Be Forgotten by Eriks Esenvalds and Sakura, a Japanese folk song composed by Toru Takemitsu. Part of NUS Arts Festival.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $18 - $25 TEL: 3158-8588 INFO: Tickets from www.apactix.com. Go to nusartsfestival.com

In The Spotlight

Classical musicians Khor Shang Jin, Lillian Wang, Lin Juan and Tan Wee-Hsin offer a sampling of Mozart, Prokofiev and Faure. Part of House Party, an annual celebration organised by The Arts House.

WHERE: Living Room, The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane MRT: City Hall WHEN: Sun, 4pm (pre-concert programme at 3pm) ADMISSION: $20 (pre-concert event is free) TEL: 6332-6900 INFO: Tickets from houseparty-inthespotlight.peatix.com. Go to theartshouse.sg

From The Heart Of Europe - Piano Recital By Przemyslaw Witek

The Embassy of the Republic of Poland and the Embassy of Hungary present this recital to celebrate the Polish presidency of the Visegrad Group, a cultural and political alliance of four central European countries, and the group's 25th anniversary.

WHERE: Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Sun, 6.30 - 7.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: nparks.gov.sg

Tabla soloist Nawaz Mirajkar will present an extravaganza of Indian, Chinese and Western instruments on Sunday in a performance inspired by water.
Tabla soloist Nawaz Mirajkar will present an extravaganza of Indian, Chinese and Western instruments on Sunday in a performance inspired by water. PHOTO: NAWAZ MIRAJKAR

Water: A Musical Tribute By Nawaz Mirajkar

Tabla soloist and Young Artist Award recipient Nawaz Mirajkar will present a multicultural extravaganza of Indian, Chinese and Western instruments in this musical performance inspired by the diverse forms of water. Part of the Arts In Your Neighbourhood initiative.

WHERE: Chong Pang Amphitheatre, 104 Yishun Ring Road MRT: Yishun WHEN: Sun, 7.30 - 8.15pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: artsforall.sg

Concert Series: The Joy Of Playing Together

Students of the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts keyboard studies programme present an evening of piano works for solo and duo piano.

WHERE: Lee Foundation Theatre, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Campus 3, 151 Bencoolen Street MRT: Rochor/Bugis WHEN: Tue, 7.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6512-4179 INFO: Register at joyofplaying together1703.eventbrite.sg. Go to www.nafa.edu.sg

Concert Series: Shchedrin's Carmen

Under the direction of maestro Lim Yau, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts' Project Strings presents Rodion Shchedrin's Carmen Suite, arguably the composer's most popular work.

WHERE: Lee Foundation Theatre, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Campus 3, 151 Bencoolen Street MRT: Rochor/Bugis WHEN: Thu, 7.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6512-4179 INFO: Register at shchedrin1703. eventbrite.sg. Go to www.nafa.edu.sg

The Philharmonic Orchestra's 15th Anniversary: The Complete Beethoven Symphonies (I)

The orchestra kicks off a celebration of its 15th anniversary with its Beethoven Symphony Cycle, starting with the composer's fourth and seventh symphonies.

WHERE: Lee Foundation Theatre, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Campus 3, 151 Bencoolen Street MRT: Rochor/Bugis WHEN: April 1, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $28 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


DANCE

The Wedding

Presented in the form of a dance drama, audiences can expect a balance of Oriental and contemporary movements with a Singaporean flavour. The show features a Peranakan wedding, the ceremonies involved and traditional bridalwear.

WHERE: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre Auditorium, 1 Straits Boulevard MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: April 8, 3 & 8pm ADMISSION: $33, $44 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


EXHIBITIONS (MUSEUMS)

One Night In Wuchang: 1911 Revolution And Nanyang

View more than 100 artefacts tracing the history of the Wuchang Uprising, which marked the beginning of the 1911 Revolution that overthrew the Qing dynasty in China.

WHERE: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, 12 Tai Gin Road MRT: Toa Payoh/Novena WHEN: Till April 30, 10am - 5pm (Tue - Sun), closed on Mon ADMISSION: Free for Singapore citizens & permanent residents; foreign visitors: $6 (adult), $4 (concession), $18 (family of five) TEL: 6256-7377 INFO: sysnmh.org.sg

EXHIBITIONS (GALLERIES)

The Colours We Meet

Artist Lin Xiaonan, one-half of singing duo Southern Duet, presents an exhibition of Chinese landscapes and musical semi-abstracts, with a theme aimed at cultivating a love for the arts as well as greater curiosity and desire to appreciate sights and sounds.

WHERE:Ion Art Gallery, Level 4 Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn MRT: Orchard WHEN:Today - Thu, 10am - 10pm; opening reception today at 7.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 9487-2006/ 9816-5230 INFO: www.linxiaonan.com or www.ionorchard.com/en/ion-art/exhibitions.html

The Ink Art Of Zhuang Shengtao

This exhibition brings together a selection of ink works created by the Singaporean artist and ink master between 1984 and 2010, a period marked by his significant artistic development from one of tradition to that of the contemporary.

WHERE:iPreciation, 01-01 HPL House, 50 Cuscaden Road MRT: Orchard WHEN:Till April 1; 10am - 7pm (weekdays), 11am - 6pm (Sat), closed on Sun ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6339-0678 INFO: www.ipreciation.com

Flower Fields And Landscapes By Zhuang Hong Yi

Chinese contemporary artist Zhuang Hong Yi's new solo exhibition explores his popular flowerbed creations, meticulously crafted from pieces of painted rice paper, bent and folded into tiny buds.

WHERE:RedSea Gallery, 01-10 Dempsey Hill, 9 Dempsey Road MRT: Commonwealth/Queenstown WHEN:Till April 17, 11am - 8pm daily ADMISSION: FreeTEL: 6732-6711 INFO: www.redseagallery.com

THEATRE

The Four Note Opera By Tom Johnson

This minimalist 1972 cult opera uses just four notes and four singers to deconstruct conventional opera, with this version gathering some of Singapore's best emerging talent.

WHERE: Multi-purpose Hall, Aliwal Arts Centre, 28 Aliwal Street MRT: Nicoll Highway/Lavender WHEN: March 31, 8pm; April 1, 3 & 8pm; April 2, 3pm ADMISSION: $28 - $200 INFO: Tickets from lariettasg.peatix.com

Being Leonardo - An Impossible Interview

Directed and performed by Italian director and actor Massimiliano Finazzer Flory with actor Jacopo Rampini, this one-act theatre play with audio-visual reconstructions features the life, art and science of Italian Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci. The play will be performed in Italian, with English surtitles, and English.

WHERE: RELC Auditorium, RELC International Hotel, 30 Orange Grove Road MRT: Stevens WHEN: April 6, 7.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: E-mail iicsingapore@esteri.it to register. Go to www.iicsingapore.esteri.it

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 24, 2017, with the headline 'Happenings - Arts'. Print Edition | Subscribe