Happenings - Arts

ARTS

AUDITIONS

Our Gallery At Taman Jurong

This open call seeks to garner creative ideas and appoint suitable visual artists to engage Taman Jurong residents in visual arts projects that are facilitated by the artists. Project proposals will be implemented and featured in green spaces in the Taman Jurong neighbourhood between next month and April next year. Applicants are invited to submit their proposals by Nov 3.

INFO: www.tamanjurong.sg/ourgallery


BOOKS

Meet The Author: Warran Kalasegaran Of Lieutenant Kurosawa's Errand Boy

The home-grown writer's historical novel, which was long-listed for last year's Epigram Books Fiction Prize, questions how reconciliation can be possible amid the ruthlessness of war.

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

Meet The Editor: Tan Dan Feng Of Living In Babel: Singapore Literature In Translation

The book features some of the best Singapore writers in Chinese, Malay and Tamil literature, such as Mohamed Latiff Mohamed, Yeng Pway Ngon, Tang Jui Piow and Elancharan Gunasekaran. Translated into English for the first time, these works provide a glimpse into the country's non-Anglophone worlds. Meet editor Tan Dan Feng at this session.

WHERE: Books Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, Takashimaya Shopping Centre, 04-20 Ngee Ann City, 391 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow, 3.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 INFO: kinokuniya.com.sg


CONCERTS

Concert Series: Telemann In Europe

Under the direction of professor Ashley Solomon, chair and head of historical performance at the Royal College of Music in London, students and staff from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts' School of Music present the first of two concerts in conjunction with the 250th death anniversary of German composer Georg Philipp Telemann.

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

An Evening Of Xinyao

The Singapore Chinese Orchestra collaborates with TCR Music Station to present songs in four segments which signify the stages of xinyao - its budding period in the 1980s, development, peak and legacy.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Oct 22, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $42 - $102 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

VCH Organ Series: The Phantom Of The Opera

A 1925 silent horror film of the same title preceded the popular musical.

Known for her silent film programmes, organist Dorothy Papadakos brings out the film's raw terror with an improvised score.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/ Raffles Place WHEN: Oct 26, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $21 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Khor Ai Ming Solo Recital: Chi Of Love

Soprano Khor Ai Ming will sing love songs by Bach, Handel, Donaudy, Hahn, Ponce and more. Joining her are musicians Bertrand Lee (piano), Tony Makarome (double bass), Sebastian Ho (guitar), Rit Xu (flute) and Tamagoh (drums).

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Oct 29, 5pm ADMISSION: $31 - $52 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Star Wars Film Concert Series - Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

More than 70 orchestra musicians will play the 2015 science-fiction film's soundtrack by Academy Award-winning American composer John Williams.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Oct 29 - 31, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $73 - $173 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

SSO Gala: Diana Damrau

German soprano Diana Damrau performs with her husband, bass-baritone Nicolas Teste, in a programme featuring famous arias from Rossini's The Barber Of Seville, Gounod's Romeo Et Juliette, Meyerbeer's Les Huguenots and Dinorah, Bellini's I Puritani and Gershwin's Porgy And Bess.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Nov 1, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $28 - $102 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Purgatory

Written in 1966 by British composer Gordon Crosse, this opera utilises Irish writer W.B. Yeats' original drama of the same name in its entirety. Directed by theatre veteran Eleanor Tan, the production departs from its original Irish setting and is set in an old Peranakan household filled with matriarchs of the past.

WHERE: Theatre Practice Black Box, 54 Waterloo Street MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Oct 27, 31 & Nov 3, 8pm; Oct 28 & Nov 4, 3.30 & 8pm; Oct 29 & Nov 5, 3.30pm ADMISSION: $40 (standard), $34 (student) INFO: purgatory.peatix.com


EXHIBITIONS (MUSEUMS)

Grand Prix: The Early Years

This exhibition explores three decades of race-car evolution - the 1930s, 1950s and 1960s. It features pieces such as the Indianapolis 500 Racer, mirroring the race car driven by American Troy Ruttman in his victorious 1952 Indianapolis race, as well as a Bluebird, based on 1920s British legend Malcolm Campbell's Campbell-Napier-Railton Blue Bird.

WHERE: Mint Museum of Toys, 26 Seah Street MRT: Esplanade WHEN: Till Oct 27, 9.30am - 6.30pm daily ADMISSION: $15 (adult), $7.50 (concession) TEL: 6339-0660 INFO: emint.com


EXHIBITION (GALLERIES)

Digidream

Finnish artist Soile Yli-Mayry presents new paintings in this exhibition that examines the universal theme of alienation of humans from nature in the face of increasing urbanisation. The show is held as part of Suomi Finland 100 Singapore, in celebration of 100 years of Finnish independence.

WHERE: Goshen Art Gallery, 02-19 Millenia Walk, 9 Raffles Boulevard MRT: Promenade WHEN: Tomorrow - Oct 22, 11am - 9pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 9742-3621 INFO: www.goshenartgallery.com

(Nome Javavamu Daruge Ijove) We Dance Our Designs To Life

This exhibition of 31 works is dedicated to the late Papuan artist Dapeni Jonevari (Mokokari). Highlights are paintings by the Paramount Chief of Omie women, Lila Warrimou (Misaso), as well as barkcloths by Sarah Ugibari and Brenda Kesi (Arire), the last two women who create their designs with an ancient sewing technique using bat-wing bones.

WHERE: Redot Fine Art Gallery, 01-08 Old Hill Street Police Station, 140 Hill Street MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Till Nov 4, noon - 7pm daily; other times by appointment ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6222-1039 INFO: www.redotgallery.com


EXHIBITION (SHOWS)

National Museum Of Singapore - 130th Anniversary Celebrations

There will be live music performances, craft activities for children to construct their own museum, a light-up birthday card, cupcake giveaways, an artisanal retro market and more.

WHERE: National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road MRT: Bras Basah/Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Today - Sun, 10am - 10pm ADMISSION: Free, with selected ticketed programmes TEL: 6332-3659 INFO: nationalmuseum.sg


THEATRE

White Rabbit Red Rabbit

Iranian writer Nassim Soleimanpour wrote this play to connect himself with the world at a time when he was forbidden to travel out of Iran. At its heart is the idea of speaking to the audience about his terrifying and personal exploration of individual freedom.

WHERE: KC Arts Centre - Home of Singapore Repertory Theatre, 20 Merbau Road MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Nov 1, 8pm ADMISSION: $92 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Kings & Queen Of Comedy Asia 8 (R18)

Headlining this annual show is Malaysian comedian Harith Iskander. Daliso Chaponda, second runner-up of this year's Britain's Got Talent competition, home-grown comedian Sharul Channa and American Raj Sharma will also perform.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Nov 3 & 4, 8.30pm ADMISSION: $42 - $112 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Sanctuary By The Necessary Stage & Hanchu-Yuei

Written by Haresh Sharma and Suguru Yamamoto, this production tells of a terminally ill woman who hires a digital-legacy company to record video greetings for her children to watch long after she is gone.

WHERE: The Necessary Stage Black Box, B1-02, 278 Marine Parade Road MRT: Dakota WHEN: Nov 1 - 4 & 8 - 11, 8pm; Nov 4, 5, 11 & 12, 3pm ADMISSION: $40 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 13, 2017, with the headline 'Happenings - Arts'. Print Edition | Subscribe