Happenings - Arts


Emily The Musical - Call For Auditions

Emily The Musical, to be staged in May, is holding auditions for actors. Those interested should e-mail their resume to mtl.manager@gmail.com and include details of voice range, ability to sight-read music, preferred audition time and a recent headshot.

WHERE: 10 Square @ Orchard Central (White Room II), 10-01, 181 Orchard Road MRT: Somerset WHEN: Jan 9, 11am - 5.30pm, Jan 10, 2.30 - 5.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 8609-0625 INFO: www.facebook.com/EmilyMusical


Meet-The-Author: David H. Ross Of Freehand Figure Drawing For Illustrators - Mastering The Art Of Drawing From Memory

David H. Ross will be in town to promote his book. Pick up useful tips on how to draw the human figure in a variety of life-like, action-packed poses.

WHERE: Books Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, 04-20/20B/20C Ngee Ann City, Takashimaya Shopping Centre, 391 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Jan 9, 2pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 INFO: The book retails at $40.95 a copy. Go to www.kinokuniya.com.sg

Meet-The-Author: Troy Chin Of The Resident Tourist (Part 7)

Home-grown comic-book artist Troy Chin will be at Books Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store to give insight into his new book.

It is the latest instalment in his autobiographical series about adjusting to life in Singapore after spending almost a decade in New York.

WHERE: Books Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, 04-20/20B/20C Ngee Ann City, Takashimaya Shopping Centre, 391 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Jan 9, 4pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 INFO: www.kinokuniya.com.sg


The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted By Maestro Zubin Mehta

Acclaimed classical music conductor Zubin Mehta will lead the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra on its return to Singapore with a classical programme of masterpieces of French, German and Russian origins. The concert will celebrate Mehta's 80th birthday and the 80th season of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Thu, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $94 - $454 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Low Shao Suan & Low Shao Ying @ VCH: Music Diaries

A concert featuring award-winning twin pianist-composers Low Shao Suan and Low Shao Ying, who will play original works for solo piano and chamber music of various styles, ranging from neo-classical and film music to new age and jazz. Guest musicians include flautist Jin Ta, oboist Audi Goh, clarinetist Vincent Goh, bassoonists Aw Yong Tian and Yap Pei Ying, horn player Marcus Ng, trombonist David Wong, violinists Yew Shan and Yong Kailin, violist Jonathan Lee and cellist Noella Yan.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: Jan 8, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $28 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Heroines Of Plucked Strings

Under the baton of resident conductor Quek Ling Kiong, the Singapore Chinese Orchestra's first concert of the year will feature acclaimed konghou musician Wu Lin and local twin sisters, zhongruan musician Tan Su-Min and guzheng musician Tan Su-Hui, in a night of traditional Chinese classics. Renowned Chinese composer and conductor Peng Xiu Wen's Three Variations On Plum Blossoms will be the opening piece.

WHERE: Singapore Chinese Orchestra Concert Hall, Level 1 Singapore Conference Hall, 7 Shenton Way MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Jan 9, 8pm ADMISSION: $33 - $74 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Exo Planet #2 - The Exo'luXion - In Singapore

Join K-pop boyband Exo for two nights of stellar performances and hits such as Wolf, Growl, Call Me Baby and Love Me Right. After their hit first album which was released in 2013, Exo struck gold again with their second album, Exodus, and their second repackaged album, Love Me Right, which sold more than one million copies.

WHERE: Singapore Indoor Stadium, 2 Stadium Walk MRT: Stadium WHEN: Jan 9, 6pm & Jan 10, 3.30pm ADMISSION: $128 - $288 INFO: Tickets from www.sportshub.com.sg/sportshubtix. For inquiries, e-mail EXOinSG2016@ ACMusicEntertainment.com. Go to www.facebook.com/officialacmusicentertainment


KA By Shahrin Johry

KA is the debut production of Shahrin Johry, assistant choreographer of Maya Dance Theatre and winner of Sprouts All-Stars 2012 organised by the National Arts Council and Frontier Danceland.

In KA, Shahrin pays homage to the quest of seeking knowledge and the transition of passing it from one generation to the next. There will be a presentation dedicated to his teachers and mentor of 10 years Kavitha Krishnan.

WHERE: Drama Centre Black Box, 05-01 National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis/Bras Basah WHEN: Jan 15, 8.30pm & Jan 16, 4 & 8.30pm ADMISSION: $28 (standard), $23 (concession) INFO: Tickets from ka2016.peatix.com. Go to www.mayadancetheatre.org/events/ka


The Marriage Of In And Out: Ambiguous Wall

South Korean artist Kim Byung Joo is interested in the sculptural expression of architecture, constructed from overlapping external and internal elements of the space. He is in the spotlight for his contemporary sensibility and originality and his works are collected by national contemporary art centres in South Korea. He has had works commissioned by Imperial Palace Hotel and Lotte Hotel.

WHERE: Gallery Huue, Singapore, 188 Bukit Timah Road MRT: Newton WHEN: Till Jan 8, 10am - 7pm (Mon - Fri), 10am - 5pm (Sat), closed on Sun & public holiday (by appointment only) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6334-2805 INFO: www.galleryhuue.com

Looking In Is The Only Way Out By Soh Ee Shaun

In this exhibition of Soh's latest works, he shifts from the kooky and more accessible first phase of his art - with its renderings of faces marked by delight or trepidation - to more abstract territory, where colour, composition and shape serve as vehicles for emotion and meaning.

WHERE: Mulan Gallery, 01-07, 36 Armenian Street MRT: City Hall WHEN: Till Jan 9, 11.30am - 6.30pm (Tue - Sat), closed on Mon, Sun & public holiday ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6738-0810 INFO: www.mulangallery.com.sg

Mindscapes By Saskia Pintelon

A solo exhibition by Sri Lanka-based Belgian artist Saskia Pintelon featuring a new series of large-scale paintings. Vibrant colours serve as an abstraction of themultitude of emotions and ruminations that pervade the human mind.

WHERE: Yavuz Gallery, 02-23, 9 Lock Road MRT: Labrador Park/HarbourFront WHEN: Till Jan 10, 11am -7pm (Tue - Sat), 1 -5pm (Sun), Mon & public holiday by appointment only ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6734-3262 INFO: For inquiries,e-mail irene@yavuzgallery.com. Go to www.yavuzgallery.com


Transmission: Instant Distant

This exhibition is a collective exploration by six young Singaporean visual artists. Reflecting instant memories from a distant future, it examines the physical and emotional states experienced by a generation growing up in the age of instant gratification.

WHERE: Art Seasons Singapore, 01-02 Big Hotel, 200 Middle Road MRT: Bugis WHEN: Till Jan 9, 11am - 7pm (Tue - Sat), Sun, Mon & public holiday by appointment only ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6741 -6366 INFO: E-mail info@artseasonsgallery.com. Go to www.artseasonsgallery.com

1000 Singapores: Eight Points Of The Compact City

This exhibition travels home after making its debut at the Cite de L'architecture et du Patrimoine in Paris. Commissioned by the DesignSingapore Council, it 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: BugisWHEN: Till Jan 28, 9am - 9pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6333-3737 INFO: www.designsingapore.org


The Teresa Teng Musical

This performance sheds light on the late Teresa Teng's little-known side. The musical will uncover the truth about the Taiwanese pop star and how she spent a lifetime pursuing her ideals of freedom, justice and the truth.

WHERE: Kallang Theatre, 1 Stadium Walk MRT: Stadium WHEN: Jan 22 & 23, 8pm ADMISSION: $52 - $172 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2016 - White Rabbit Red Rabbit By Nassim Soleimanpour

Nassim Soleimanpour dissects the experience of a whole generation in this ground-breaking play from Iran. Disallowed a passport due to his refusal to do military service, he turns his isolation to his advantage with a play that requires no director, no set and a different actor for every performance. Veteran stage and television actors Neo Swee Lin and Sani Hussin, YouTube star and actress Munah Bagharib, Vasantham actress, singer and host Udaya Soundari and Mediacorp Love 97.2FM DJ Dennis Chew take on this monodrama staged in four languages.

WHERE: National Museum of Singapore Gallery Theatre, 93 Stamford Road MRT: Bras Basah/Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Jan 13 - 16, 8pm (Wed - Fri); 3 & 8pm (Sat) ADMISSION: $25 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 01, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Arts'. Print Edition | Subscribe