Akshita Nanda Arts Correspondent recommends

Arts Picks: Akshita Nanda recommends Leonard Bernstein’s Mass by Orchestra of the Music Makers and Storyfest performances

PHOTOS: KATHRIN LEISCH, THE TELLING THEATRE

ASIA PACIFIC BREWERIES FOUNDATION SIGNATURE ART PRIZE

This exhibition showcases the 15 artists from Asia Pacific whose works are shortlisted for the triennial Signature Art Prize. It awards $60,000 to the best work.

Singaporean artist Shubigi Rao (bottom left) is in the running with Pulp: A Short Biography Of The Banished Book. Vol I: Written In The Margins (2014 to 2016), part of a 10-year project on the destruction of books and libraries.

WHERE: National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah WHEN: Until Sept 2, 10am to 7pm daily ADMISSION: Free for Singapore citizens and permanent residents. Go to nationalmuseum.sg for details. INFO: For details of artist talks and related events, go to www.singaporeartmuseum.sg/programmes


LEONARD BERNSTEIN'S MASS

Expect mega-church vibes and glorious melodies as the Orchestra of the Music Makers (OMM) presents American composer Leonard Bernstein's "reverent, irreverent" Mass for street singers, chorus and celebrant. The concert is directed by noted theatre-maker Edith Podesta. Joshua Kangming Tan conducts.


PHOTOS: KATHRIN LEISCH, THE TELLING THEATRE

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: City Hall/ Esplanade WHEN: Tomorrow, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $15 and $30 from Sistic (call 6348-5555 or go to www.sistic.com.sg)


Storyfest: International Storytelling Festival Singapore

Experience ancient storytelling traditions and contemporary performances in this festival presented by The Storytelling Centre Limited and The Arts House.

Scottish storyteller Mara Menzies performs traditional tales from Kenya and Scotland, while The Telling Theatre (above) from Denmark does the Nordic tale of monster-slayer Beowulf.

BEOWULF BY THE TELLING THEATRE

WHERE: Play Den, The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: Today, 8pm ADMISSION: $25 from storyfestsg.com INFO: Recommended for those aged 16 and older. No admission to those aged below 12

THE ILLUSION OF TRUTH BY MARA MENZIES

WHERE: Play Den, The Arts House MRT: City Hall/ Raffles Place WHEN: Tomorrow, 8pm ADMISSION: $25 from storyfestsg.com. Recommended for those aged 16 and older. No admission to those aged below 12

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 01, 2018, with the headline 'Arts Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe