Happenings - Arts



President's Young Performers Concert 2016

The Singapore Symphony Orchestra is calling for Singaporean musicians for next year's concert. Auditions will be held for shortlisted conductors and musicians performing on Western classical instruments. Instrumentalists should be aged below 25 and conductors below 35 as of July 1. Send your biography with your date of birth, musical background, contact details and a non-returnable DVD recording of your performance of one movement of a concerto to President's Young Performers Concert Auditions, SSO Programming Department, 01-02 Victoria Concert Hall, 11 Empress Place by Tuesday.

INFO: www.sso.org.sg


Meet-The-Celebrity: Belinda Lee Of Larger Than Life - Celebrating The Human Spirit

Meet award-winning local television actress and host Belinda Lee at this event and learn more about her encounters with people who seek to make a difference in the lives of others.

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

Meet-The-Author: Graham Berry Of From Kilts To Sarongs - Scottish Pioneers Of Singapore

Author Graham Berry will talk about the history and heritage of the Scottish community here.

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


The Sound Of Music

Vocal Associates Festival Children's and Youth Choirs perform songs from one of the world's best-loved musicals - Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound Of Music. The cast, all under 18 years old, including past and present winners of the American Protege Competition, sing classics such as Edelweiss and So Long, Farewell, as well as Broadway tunes An Ordinary Couple and No Way To Stop It.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Today & tomorrow, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $28 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Ave Maria And Carols For Advent & Christmas

The Choir of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge, will make their debut here in a one-night-only concert at the Victoria Concert Hall. They will perform some of the most famous songs and motets with the title Ave Maria. The choir will also sing traditional and modern carols.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: Thu, 8pm ADMISSION: $28 - $74 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


Yellow Ribbon Community Art Exhibition 2015

The Singapore Art Museum and Yellow Ribbon Project present A New Horizon, which features the individual and collaborative artworks of inmates.

The exhibition is curated to reflect the aspirations of the inmates, as they contemplate and embark, through art, on their personal journeys towards "a new horizon".

WHERE: Singapore Art Museum, 71 Bras Basah Road MRT: Bugis/City Hall/Bras Basah WHEN: Today - Dec 27, 10am - 7pm (Sat - Thu), 10am - 9pm (Fri) ADMISSION: Free for Singapore citizens & permanent residents. Foreign visitors pay $10 (adult) & $5 (those aged 60 & above with valid ID & students with valid student pass) TEL: 6589-9580 INFO: www.facebook.com/ yellowribbonproj


Nanyang Sensation - An Oil Painting Exhibition By Wang Mo Ping

Artist Wang Mo Ping was born in China in 1957 and migrated to Singapore in 2001. His works display his affection for the landscape here as he spends much of his time painting at places such as West Coast Park and Tanjong Pagar. His paintings deploy Impressionistic techniques, using bright colours, distinctive brushstrokes, transient effects of sunlight and unique compositions to express a "Nanyang" sensation.

WHERE: Cape of Good Hope Art Gallery, 01-06 Old Hill Street Police Station, 140 Hill Street MRT: City Hall WHEN: Today - Dec 18, 11am - 7pm daily. Opening reception today at 6.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6733-3822 INFO: www.capeofgoodhope.com.sg

Sous La Lune/Beneath The Moon

Sous La Lune/Beneath The Moon presents major existing and new works by 11 artists from South-east Asia and France.

It is co-produced by the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, the curatorial division of Lasalle College of the Arts, and Palais de Tokyo (Paris).

Curated by Singaporean Khairuddin Hori, deputy director of artistic programming at Palais de Tokyo, the exhibition explores the mysterious, complex and multi-layered nature of aesthetic experience through immersive artworks and installations in a range of media.

WHERE: Gallery 1, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, Lasalle College of the Arts, 1 McNally Street MRT: Little India WHEN: Tomorrow - Feb 3, noon - 7pm (Tue - Sun), closed on Mon & public holiday ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6496-5000 INFO: E-mail contact.us@lasalle.edu.sg. Go to tinyurl.com/h42n5uk


Artists Adeline Kueh and Betty Susiarjo show their latest work in a joint exhibition featuring installations, photography as well as video and audio works.

WHERE: Chapel Gallery, Objectifs, 155 Middle Road MRT: Bugis WHEN: Till Dec 20, noon - 7pm (Tue - Sat), noon - 4pm (Sun) ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.objectifs.com.sg

Visual Arts Graduating Cohort 2015

This exhibition showcases selected works by Sota graduating Year 6 Visual Arts students, including the inaugural batch of International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme (IBCP) students. Through their exposure to ceramics, design, media arts, painting and sculpture, as well as through integrated learning, the exhibition offers a glimpse into the diversity of works across disciplines and genres.

WHERE: Sota Gallery, Level 2 School of the Arts Singapore, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah WHEN: Till Dec 27, noon - 8pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6338-9663 INFO: www.sota.edu.sg & www.facebook.com/Sota.SG


1000 Singapores: Eight Points Of The Compact City

The 1000 Singapores: Eight Points Of The Compact City exhibition travels home after making its debut appearance at the Cite de L'architecture et du Patrimoine in Paris.

The exhibition, commissioned by the DesignSingapore Council, suggests ways in which future urbanisation and compact cities can be designed. It is curated by award-winning designers Khoo Peng Beng, Erik L'Heureux and Florian Schatz.

WHERE: Atrium, Level 1 National Design Centre, 111 Middle Road MRT: Bugis WHEN: Tue - Jan 28, 9am - 9pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6333-3737 INFO: www.designsingapore.org

Singapore Energy Story Exhibition

To commemorate Singapore's 50th anniversary, this interactive exhibition highlights the milestones in the development of the country's energy sector.

WHERE:Artrium@MCI, Ministry of Communications and Information, 140 Hill Street MRT: Clarke Quay/City Hall WHEN: Till Dec 17, 9am - 6pm daily ADMISSION:Free INFO: www.siew.sg & www.facebook.com/siew.sg

The Future Of Us Exhibition

This immersive and multi-sensory experience offers a glimpse at how Singaporeans can live, work, learn and care in the future.

WHERE: Near Gardens by the Bay

(Bay South), 18 Marina Gardens Drive

MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Till March 8, 9am - 9pm daily ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Book your tickets at www.thefutureofus.sg


The Emperor's New Clothes

Catch Wild Rice's final production of its Imagination season. Directed by Pam Oei and written by Joel Tan, the musical is about an emperor who decrees that a National Dress Parade be held to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his reign. Lim Kay Siu plays the emperor. Musicians Benjamin Kheng of the Sam Willows and Singapore Idol winner Sezairi Sezali are the mischievous tailors.

WHERE: Drama Centre Theatre, Level 3 National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bras Basah/Bugis WHEN: Till tomorrow, 7.30pm (today), 2.30 & 7.30pm (tomorrow) ADMISSION: $59 - $84 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Dear Santa

The stage adaptation of the well-loved children's book by Rod Campbell - about a child who writes to Santa for a special Christmas present - promises plenty of audience interaction and sing-alongs.

WHERE: Drama Theatre, School of the Arts, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Today, 5pm, tomorrow & Sun, 11am, 2 & 5pm ADMISSION: $41 - $62 TEL:6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Crazy Christmas - A Ground Nutcracker

Crazy Christmas comes back with a bang, celebrating Dream Academy's 15th birthday with the wacky Dream Academy characters. Segments include the Dim

Sum Dollies' Aloha Christmas Island madness, Pam Oei's infamous Christmas wannabe Bat and Sebastian Tan's

Hokkien-spewing Santa Claus. Also featuring Selena Tan, Denise Tan, Petrina Kow, Karen Tan, Michaela Therese, Caleb Goh, George Chan, Robin Goh, Vocaluptuous and Kumar.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Till Dec 19, 8pm (Tue - Sat), 3pm (Sat & Sun, except Dec 19) ADMISSION: $70 - $120 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 11, 2015, with the headline ' Happenings - Art'. Print Edition | Subscribe