Happenings - Arts

A re-creation of British television show Downton Abbey's kitchen at the exhibition at Sands Expo and Convention Centre.
A re-creation of British television show Downton Abbey's kitchen at the exhibition at Sands Expo and Convention Centre.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

DANCE

Masterpiece In Motion

This triple bill of ballet features The Four Temperaments by George Balanchine, followed by 13th Heaven by Edwaard Liang and a restaging of the work Paquita.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: July 7 & 8, 8pm ADMISSION: $38, $58, $79 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: Tickets from www.sistic.com.sg. Go to www.singaporedancetheatre.com

Tattva

This dance production explores concepts based on traditional Hindu mythological texts and rekindles least explored dimensions of characters from iconic episodes.

WHERE: Goodman Arts Centre, 90 Goodman Road MRT: Mountbatten WHEN: July 7 & 8, 8pm; July 9, 3pm ADMISSION: $15 (pre-sale), $20 (at the door) INFO: Tickets from tinyurl.com/y9nuj6hn

Ballet Under The Stars

This year marks the 22nd edition of this outdoor dance event. The first weekend features three contemporary creations - Sticks And Stones by Kinsun Chan, Age Of Innocence by Edwaard Liang and Organ Concerto by Nils Christe. The second weekend presents three iconic weddings - Coppelia Act III, Aurora's Wedding from Sleeping Beauty and Don Quixote Act III.

WHERE: Fort Canning Park, Fort Canning Green, River Valley Road MRT: City Hall/Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Sept 1 - 3 & 7 - 10, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $38 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


EXHIBITIONS (GALLERIES)

Cape Of Good Hope: Commemorating NS50 Through Art

This exhibition explores the spirit of national service in Singapore, through generations of servicemen and artists who have each played a role, in their own way, in the continued growth and success of the nation.

WHERE: Ion Art Gallery, Level 4 Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow - Thu, 10am - 10pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.ionorchard.com


EXHIBITIONS (SHOWS)

State Of Change

This joint exhibition examines the significance of memory in a city-state where change is the only constant, featuring two projects which employ photography in the activation of memory: Some Other Way and Singapore's Vanished Public Housing Estates.

WHERE: Deck, 120A Prinsep Street MRT: Rochor WHEN: Today - July 22, noon - 7pm (Tue - Sat), noon - 5pm (Sun), closed on Mon & public holidays;opening reception: today, 7.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6734-6578 INFO: deck.sg

Downtown Abbey: The Exhibition

See the characters and iconic house of British television show Downton Abbey come to life in this exhibition. Learn about events which helped shape the world, including fashion, new technologies and cultural shifts before and following World War I.

WHERE: Hall F, Basement 2 Sands Expo and Convention Centre, 1 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Till July 31, 11am - 8pm daily ADMISSION: Adult: $33 (Mon - Thu), $38 (Fri - Sun); child: $16 (Mon - Thu), $18 (Fri - Sun); senior citizen: $31 (Mon - Thu), $36 (Fri - Sun); add $8 for mobile guide TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: Tickets from www.sistic.com.sg. Go to tinyurl.com/downtownabbeyexhibition


THEATRE

The Great Wall: One Woman's Journey

This musical adaptation of one of the most enduring legends in Chinese folklore, the story of Meng Jiang Nu, whose tears brought down the Great Wall, is based on a new script by Singaporean playwright Jean Tay.

WHERE: Drama Centre Theatre, Level 3 National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis/ City Hall WHEN: July 14 - 30, 8pm (Tue - Fri), 3 & 8pm (Sat), 3pm (Sun) ADMISSION: $62 - $132 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


ARTS

AUDITIONS

SCO Composer Workshop

Under the guidance of music director Yeh Tsung and composer-in- residence Eric Watson, the Singapore Chinese Orchestra Composer Workshop exposes young composers to a range of compositional approaches to Chinese instruments and provides an intensive practicum with the orchestra. Participants must be aged 25 and below. Registration closes on Aug 11 and applicants are required to submit a composition by Oct 15. Shortlisted applicants will be notified by Nov 30.

INFO: www.sco.com.sg/concerts-events/composer-workshop-2018


BOOKS

Meet The Poet: Eileen Chong

Burning Rice is the Sydney-based poet's debut collection of 30 poems, which explore her origins in Singapore, ancestry in China and new home in Australia. This sharing and poetry reading session will be moderated by academic Matilda Gabrielpillai.

WHERE: Books Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, 04-20 Ngee Ann City, 391 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Today, 7pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 INFO: kinokuniya.com.sg

Meet The Author: Ovidia Yu Of The Frangipani Tree Mystery

The home-grown author is behind bestsellers such as Aunty Lee's Delights, Aunty Lee's Deadly Specials and Aunty Lee's Chilled Revenge. This book is set in 1930s Singapore and is the first in a new crime series centred on Su Lin, a local girl and governess for the acting governor.

WHERE: Books Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, 04-20 Ngee Ann City, 391 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow, 2pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 INFO: kinokuniya.com.sg

Meet The Author: Gurmit Singh Of What Was I Thinking?

The award-winning actor, funnyman and television host promotes his first publication.

WHERE: Books Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, 04-20 Ngee Ann City, 391 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow, 4pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 INFO: kinokuniya.com.sg


CONCERTS

Mob-Proms: Land Of Hope & Glory

This concert brings together young musicians and professional artists, taking the audience through a grand and celebratory concert similar to the finale of the annual BBC Proms at Royal Albert Hall in London.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/ Raffles Place WHEN: Tomorrow, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $28, $33 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Victoria Memorial Hall 1930

The long-running Young Virtuoso Recital Series showcases Singapore's brightest young pianists. This instalment features, for the first time, a non-pianist - cellist Loke Hoe Kit. Pianist Khor Shang Jin and organist Joanna Paul will accompany him in the recital, which pays tribute to the evening's venue.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/ Raffles Place WHEN: July 1, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $28 - $49 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Re:Sound The Red Violin With Kam Ning

Re:Sound chamber orchestra opens its second season with a concert with prize-winning Singapore-born violinist Kam Ning. The concert features Benjamin Britten's Simple Symphony and String Quartet No. 1 by Edvard Grieg, culminating in John Corigliano's The Red Violin Suite.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/ Raffles Place WHEN: July 2, 8.15pm (pre-concert talk at 7.30pm) ADMISSION: $31, $41 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone In Concert

This concert will feature a symphony orchestra performing every note from the 2001 film Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: July 1 & 2, 7pm ADMISSION: $109 - $259 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

SSO: Gil Shaham - Brahms Symphonies

Conductor Shui Lan and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra open the season with Singaporean Tan Chan Boon's Soir, Reves, Fantaisie, while American violinist Gil Shaham performs Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: July 7, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $16 - $92 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

VCH Presents: Gil Shaham And Adele Anthony

Virtuoso couple Gil Shaham and Adele Anthony bring to life the intimate dialogue between two violins, presenting a repertoire for violin duo, including selections from Bela Bartok's 44 Duos For Two Violins and an arrangement of jazz favourite Sweet Georgia Brown.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/ Raffles Place WHEN: July 8, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $21, $41, $62 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Gala: Sun Yingdi & Chelsea Chen Keyboard Extravaganza

The Singapore Chinese Orchestra's season opening gala will start with Chinese pianist Sun Yingdi, who performs two famous Chinese piano works - Battle Typhoon and Yellow River Piano Concerto; and American-Taiwanese organist Chelsea Chen, who will perform Kuan Nai-chung's Symphony No. 2.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: July 8, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $41 - $102 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 23, 2017, with the headline 'Happenings - Arts'. Print Edition | Subscribe