Happenings - Arts

ARTS

AUDITIONS

Drama Box Call For Participants

Theatre company Drama Box is seeking participants for a production titled The Lesson, to be staged in July. They will assume the roles of residents of a fictitious estate and gather on stage during the performance to vote on the site to be demolished. Participants will attend a briefing and a performance session of their choice. Registration closes today.

INFO: tinyurl.com/thelesson2017

BOOKS

Meet-The-Author: Mo Gawdat Of Solve For Happy - Engineer Your Path To Joy

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The chief business officer of research-and-development facility Google X promotes his first publication, about finding enduring contentment by questioning some of the fundamentals of existence.

WHERE: Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, 04-20/20A/20B/20C/21 Ngee Ann City, Takashimaya Shopping Centre, 391 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow, 2pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 INFO: kinokuniya.com.sg

CONCERTS

SSO Gala: Beethoven Violin Concerto - Crusell Sinfonia Concertante

The Singapore Symphony Orchestra closes its season with Beethoven's Violin Concerto In D Major performed by German violinist Frank Peter Zimmerman and a triple concerto by Finnish-Swedish composer Bernhard Crusell, featuring Ma Yue (clarinet), Han Chang Chou (horn) and Zhang Jin Min (bassoon). The concert opens with music by Singaporean composer Jeremiah Li.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/ Raffles Place WHEN: Today & tomorrow, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $28 - $102 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Pacem: Colours Of Peace

The Raffles Singers, a choir formed by alumni of the Raffles Institution choir, will be representing Singapore at the 11th World Symposium on Choral Music, in Barcelona this July. They showcase their repertoire at this concert as a prelude to the event.

WHERE: School of the Arts Concert Hall, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah WHEN: Sun, 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm) ADMISSION: $20, $25, message 9177-8310 for ticket purchase INFO: bit.ly/Pacem

Temasek Junior College Chinese Orchestra

Led by conductor Ng Seng Hong, the orchestra will present pieces such as Night In The Woods and Alishan, as well as other melodious pieces.

WHERE: Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Sun, 5 - 6pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.nparks.gov.sg

Dreams Of Homeland - SCO With Zhang Wei Liang

Dizi master Zhang Wei Liang returns to perform with the Singapore Chinese Orchestra. Under the baton of music director Tsung Yeh, they will perform well-known dizi pieces composed by Zhao Ji Ping, Qigang Chen, Zhao Song Ting and Zhang himself.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/ Raffles Place WHEN: Sun, 8pm ADMISSION: $21 - $74 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Voyage

Celebrate Singapore Chinese Culture with home-grown award-winning director Royston Tan in this musical and visual production. Performers include The Teng Ensemble, Mediacorp actor Desmond Tan, veteran actress Lin Yinzhu and "getai princess" and radio deejay Lee Peifen.

WHERE: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre Auditorium, 1 Straits Boulevard MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Sun & Mon, 7pm ADMISSION: $19, $41 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

SSCC 11th Anniversary Concert: Sound Musings

The Singapore Symphony Children's Choir celebrates its 11th Anniversary together with choirmaster Wong Lai Foon and assistant choirmaster Darius Lim, sharing the stage with the newly formed Singapore Symphony Youth Choir. The programme includes Lim's Echoes Of The Lost World and Chen Zhang Yi's Water.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/ Raffles Place WHEN: May 27, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $21 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Philippe Herreweghe Conducts Beethoven Orchestre Des Champs-Elysees

Experience Beethoven's works as the well-loved composer meant for them to be heard on the 190th anniversary of his death, with the orchestra using only instruments that existed during Beethoven's lifetime.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: June 9, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $54 - $164 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

The Legend Of Zelda: Symphony Of The Goddesses

The concert features a 56-piece orchestra, a 20-person choir and a reimagined score that draws from the high-fantasy action-adventure video game series The Legend Of Zelda.

WHERE: Grand Theatre, MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: May 26, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $69 - $219 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

EXHIBITIONS (GALLERIES)

Singapore Artists In The States: Wong Keen, Goh Beng Kwan, Zhuang Sheng Tao And Choy Weng Yang

Featuring more than 20 artworks in different media, this exhibition highlights the influence of New York art movements in shaping the distinct practice and stylistic expression of these four second-generation Singapore artists.

WHERE: Artcommune Gallery, 03-39 Bras Basah Complex, 231 Bain Street MRT: Bras Basah/City Hall WHEN: Today - May 31, noon - 7pm daily; artists' forum: tomorrow, 2.30 - 3.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6336-4240 INFO: www.artcommune.com.sg

EXHIBITIONS (MUSEUMS)

Joseon Korea: Court Treasures And City Life

This is an intimate inspection of 500 years of Korea's last dynasty and its definitive legacy and impact on modern South Korea. The showcase features more than 150 artefacts and treasures from the National Museum of Korea and National Palace Museum of Korea.

WHERE: Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Till July 23, 10am - 7pm (Sat - Thu), 10am - 9pm (Fri), closed on Sun ADMISSION: Singapore citizens & permanent residents: $10 (standard), $5 (Fridays from 7 - 9pm), free for senior citizens, students, children aged six & below & NSF; foreign residents & tourists: $15 (standard), $7.50 (Fridays from 7 - 9pm), $45 (family of five); foreign students & seniors: $10 (standard), $5 (Fridays from 7 - 9pm) TEL: 6332-7798 INFO: acm.org.sg

Imaginarium: To The Ends Of The Earth

This family-focused exhibition features immersive, tactile and interactive artworks by nine contemporary artists, inviting explorers of all ages to take a closer look at their surroundings and the environment. There will also be performances and workshops, tours, short film screenings, toddler art workshops and other programmes.

WHERE: Singapore Art Museum at 8Q, 8 Queen Street MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Till Aug 27, 10am - 7pm (Sat - Thu), 10am - 9pm (Fri); various times for performances, workshops and other programmes ADMISSION: $6 (adults), $3 (students & senior citizens), free for Singapore citizens, permanent residents and children aged below six, as well as every Friday from 6 - 9pm and on Open House Days (June 25, Aug 9 & Aug 26) INFO: www.singaporeartmuseum.sg

THEATRE

One Man, Two Guvnors

Richard Bean's English version of playwright Carlo Goldoni's classic comedy A Servant Of Two Masters centres around Francis, an out-of-work skiffle player who becomes separately employed by a gangster and a criminal in hiding, and who must do everything to keep the two from meeting. This production is directed by Nick Perry.

WHERE: KC Arts Centre, Home of Singapore Repertory Theatre, Robertson Quay, 20 Merbau Road MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Wed - May 27, 8pm ADMISSION: $40, $46 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Ra Ra Night

Local and regional comedians such as Gurmit Singh, Rishi Budhrani and Fakkah Fuzz hit the stage, accompanied by a live band and music by DJs Nicole Chen and Douglas Olivero.

WHERE: Millian, 01-05 St James Power Station, 3 Sentosa Gateway MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: May 27, 8pm ADMISSION: $53 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Russell Howard Around The World

The writer and star of British entertainment show Russell Howard's Good News brings his global comedy tour to Singapore for the first time.

WHERE: Kallang Theatre, 1 Stadium Walk MRT: Stadium WHEN: May 28, 8pm ADMISSION: $92 - $152 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Michael McIntyre - Big World Tour

The UK comedian turns everyday situations into masterclasses of human exasperation, and has previously sold out arenas in New Zealand, Australia and Dubai.

WHERE: The Star Theatre, 04-01 The Star Performing Arts Centre, 1 Vista Exchange Green MRT: Buona Vista WHEN: Nov 29, 8pm ADMISSION: $122 - $182 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 19, 2017, with the headline 'Happenings - Arts'. Print Edition | Subscribe