Happenings - Arts



Goh Soon Tioe Centenary Award 2016 This award is supported by the Goh Soon Tioe Centenary Fund, set up to honour Singapore's pioneer violinist, conductor and impresario. The $6,000 award is given to a string player who has shown a track record of outstanding musicianship and performance. Priority will be given to violinists. String players who are Singapore citizens or permanent residents born between 1991 and 2001 can apply.

INFO: For inquiries & to obtain the application form, e-mail Vivien Goh at gstms22@yahoo.com.sg. Submit your application form with relevant documentation of musical activities & achievements by May 1 . Shortlisted applicants will be auditioned in June/July. Go to www.facebook.com/GohSoonTioeCentenaryAward

Noise Singapore 2016: Open Call

The Noise Art Mentorship (NAM) and Noise Music Mentorship (NMM) provide a six- month mentorship experience with some of Singapore's most talented practitioners in interdisciplinary art, photography, moving images and music. The programmes are crafted in collaboration with programme partners Objectifs (NAM: Photography & Moving Images), OH! Open House (NAM: Multi-Disciplinary Arts) and Thunder Rock School (NMM).

INFO: Apply at www.noisesingapore.com/Mentorship by May 2


SSO: Eroica

Pianist Wong Chiyan makes his Singapore Symphony Orchestra debut with Prokofiev's Second Piano Concerto under the direction of principal guest conductor Okko Kamu. The concert closes with Beethoven's Eroica Symphony.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Today, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $16 - $79 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Anahata - Mystical Sounds Of Music A Carnatic Vocal Recital

Sudha Ragunathan, winner of Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian honour, is known for her mellifluous and lilting voice and wide repertoire. Part of Sifas Festival of Indian Classical Music and Dance 2016.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $28, $43 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

SCO 20th Anniversary Gala Concert: Joshua Bell With SCO

Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) celebrates its 20th anniversary with a gala concert featuring violinist Joshua Bell and conducted by SCO music director Yeh Tsung. It also marks the first time Bell will perform with a Chinese orchestra.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: April 9, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $38 - $114 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Discovering Music! When Nature Calls

Join the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and associate conductor Joshua Tan for a nature-inspired programme featuring timeless favourites such as Sibelius' The Swan Of Tuonela and Respighi's The Birds.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: April 10, 4pm ADMISSION: $21 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


Sita - Daughter Of The Earth A Solo Bharatanatyam Recital

Meenakshi Srinivasan, who embodies both the sensitive and the playful in her dance, presents the story of Sita, heroine of the epic Ramayana. Part of Sifas Festival of Indian Classical Music and Dance 2016.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Sun, 8pm ADMISSION: $28, $43 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Rapport 2016

The School of the Arts Faculty of Dance presents the works of Year Four to Six students.

WHERE: Sota Drama Theatre,1 Zubir Said Drive, School of the Arts Singapore, Level 2 MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah WHEN: Thu & Fri, 8pm ADMISSION: $30 (stalls); $20 (circle); $10 (students) TEL: 6338-9663 INFO: Tickets from sota.eventclique.com

Buddhist Ceremonial Drumming And Dances Of Sri Lanka

Enjoy Sinhalese celebratory art forms and ritual performances, which include live drumming, dance and devotional music.

WHERE: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: April 15, 8.30pm; April 16, 8.45pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com


Treasures Of The World From The British Museum

View artefacts from the British Museum in London, such as the "unlucky mummy" falsely rumoured to have sunk the Titanic, and gold jewellery from ancient Mesopotamian graves.

WHERE: National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road, Special Exhibition Galleries, Basement MRT: City Hall/Bras Basah WHEN: Till May 29, 10am - 7pm daily ADMISSION: $14 (Singaporean & permanent resident), $20 (foreigner) INFO: www.nationalmuseum.sg

The Singapore Journey: 50 Years Through Stamps

These stamps document the nation's growth, trials and tribulations, achievements and aspirations. View specially selected stamps, philatelic materials and original stamp artworks.

WHERE: Singapore Philatelic Museum, 23-B Coleman Street MRT: City Hall/Clarke Quay/Bras Basah WHEN: Till July 31, 10am - 7pm daily ADMISSION: Free for Singaporean & permanent resident; $6 (adult) & $4 (child) for foreigner TEL: 6337-3888 INFO: www.spm.org.sg


Exotic Sunlight: Paintings By Ong Kim Seng

This exhibition features more than 30 watercolour scenes by the self-taught artist and avid traveller - such as Bali's Ubud, Singapore's old Chinatown, Nepal's Kathmandu and Italy's Portofino .

WHERE: Artcommune Gallery, Block 231 Bain Street, Bras Basah Complex, 03-39 MRT: Bras Basah/Bugis WHEN: Till Sun, noon - 7pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6336-4240 INFO: www.artcommune.com.sg

Kampong Gelam: Beyond The Port Town Special Exhibition

This exhibition examines the ways in which the precinct has influenced and transformed the lives of those who have lived, worked, played and visited the area.

WHERE: Malay Heritage Centre, 85 Sultan Gate, Galleries 1 & 2 MRT: Bugis/Lavender WHEN: Till Sun, 10am - 6pm ADMISSION: Free for Singaporean/permanent resident. For tourist & foreign citizen: $4 (adult), $2 (senior citizen/student) TEL: 6391-0450 INFO: www.malayheritage.org.sg

As If We Had Never Said Goodbye

Art teacher Melissa Teo revisits Chinatown and Tiong Bahru in this exhibition. Splashes of colour add interest to the otherwise predominantly monochromatic compositions in her paintings, reminding one of old newsprint from a bygone era.

WHERE: Utterly Art Exhibition Space, 20B Mosque Street, Level 3 MRT: Chinatown WHEN: Thu, 7pm (opening reception), April 8 - 24, viewing by appointments only ADMISSION: Free INFO: Call Keng Hock on 9487-2006 for appointments


Bursting With Dazzling Colours - Fan Shao Hua's Watercolour Exhibition

This exhibition showcases works by the UOB painting award winner around four themes: the beauty of the old civilisation, tales of Singapore, nostalgic scenes of village and portraits of life.

WHERE: Signature Art House,19 Tanglin Road, Tanglin Shopping Centre, 02-39 MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till April 10, noon - 7pm (except Tue) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-8790/9221-1780 INFO: www.signaturearthouse.com

Pinakarriluny Marnalunya Ngalimpakura Artists Jarlu Palu Wantinya

This exhibition, curated over the last 18 months, features works by Sonia Kurarra, Daisy Japulija, Tjigila Nada Rawlins and Lisa Uhl, and pays homage to the recently departed doyenne of the Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency, Mrs Jukuja Dolly Snell.

WHERE: Redot Fine Art Gallery, 140 Hill Street, Old Hill Street Police Station, 01-08 MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Till April 23, noon - 7pm daily; all other times by appointment TEL: 6222-1039 ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.redotgallery.com

Celluloid Void 2: The Lost Films Of South-east Asia

This film exhibition is presented by the Asian Film Archive and supported by the National Library Board. This year, it is anchored by the twin themes of confluence and conflict, and features a selection of significant 20th-century films from South-east Asia through the lens of specific socio-political milestones.

WHERE: National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street, Promenade, Level 8 MRT: Bugis/City Hall WHEN: Till April 27, 10am - 9pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6777-3243 INFO: www.asianfilmarchive.org



In this collaboration between Jean Ng and Joavien Ng, who have rich backgrounds in theatre and dance, the duo explore the world of dreams.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Till tomorrow, 8pm ADMISSION: $33 TEL: 6348- 5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Blue Man Group

This acclaimed stage show is best known for its trio of bald and blue performers. This performance shows what fun three guys can have with 30 litres of paint and 55 mashed-up bananas in 11/2 hours.

WHERE: Sands Theatre, MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Till April 23, 8pm (Tue - Fri); 2 & 8pm (Sat: tomorrow & April 9); 2, 5 & 8pm (April 16 & 23); 1 & 6.30pm (Sun, except for April 17 only one show at 1pm) ADMISSION: $94 - $159 TEL: 6688-8826 INFO: Tickets from entertainment.marinabaysands.com

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