Happenings - Arts



Singapore Youth Chinese Orchestra Audition 2016

The orchestra is recruiting new members and application is open till Oct 3. Applicants have to be Singaporeans, permanent residents and students studying in Singapore; between the ages of 11 and 26 as of Jan 1, 2017; and play at least a Chinese orchestral instrument with a minimum of Grade 5 in ABRSM Music Theory. Auditions will be held from Nov 13 to 18 at the Singapore Conference Hall.

INFO: To register & for more information, go to www.syco.com.sg


Meet-The-Artist/Author: J.H. Low Of Night In The Gardens

The artist-cum-author recently published Night In The Gardens, the second title in a series of books on Singapore's attractions that come with beautiful illustrations and is suitable for readers of all ages.

WHERE: Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, 391 Orchard Road, Ngee Ann City, 04-20 MRT: Orchard WHEN: Aug 27, 2pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 INFO: www.kinokuniya.com.sg


Dichterleben: A Poet's Life

This unique concert comparing music and literature features two of Singapore's most exciting young performers, violinist Yang Shuxiang and pianist Li Churen, who performs pieces by Schubert, Ysaye, Poulenc and young Singaporean composer Koh Cheng Jin.

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

Naughty! 10 Years Of Mixing Around

For its 10th-anniversary concert, re: mix, an ensemble of classically trained musicians, presents some of its best hits and newest commissions. It will collaborate with young musicians from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts' School of Music and aspiring young musicians here.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Sun, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $16 & $21 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

re:Sound - The Journey Begins

Singapore's first professional chamber orchestra presents its debut programme, which includes Stravinsky's neo-classical Concerto For Strings.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: Aug 31, 8.15pm ADMISSION: $31 & $41 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


Karya 2016 - "MANusia - Siapakah Kita Di Bumi Ini?" (MAN - Who Are We On This Earth?)

This production aims to create awareness of man's actions on the earth.

WHERE: Yew Tee Community Centre, 20 Choa Chu Kang Street MRT: Yew Tee WHEN: Aug 27, 3pm (matinee) & 8pm (gala) ADMISSION: $20 (standard), $15 (student rate, only for 3pm show) INFO: For tickets, call Atikah on 9326-8967 or  Affie on 8318-3391. Go to www.facebook.com/Azpirasi


Han Sai Por: Secret Landscapes - A Bali Purnati Artist Residency

This is Cultural Medallion recipient Han Sai Por's inaugural solo acrylic medium-focused exhibition, featuring 15 paintings inspired by her recent Bali Purnati artist residency. Highlights include interpretations of the volcanic regions of Mount Batur and Mount Agung, the crashing waves of Water Blow in Nusa Dua and the rice terraces of Jatiluwih.

WHERE: The Private Museum, 51 Waterloo Street, 02-06 MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah WHEN: Till Sept 25, 10am - 7pm (Mon - Fri), 11am - 5pm (Sat - Sun); by appointment on public holiday & other times ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6738-2872 INFO: www.facebook.com/theprivatemuseum

The Parliament In Singapore History Exhibition

This exhibition charts the history of The Arts House from 1827 to 1999. Singapore's nation-building journey is encapsulated through rare archival images and the spoken words of pioneer parliamentarians such as founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, Dr Goh Keng Swee and Mr S. Rajaratnam.

WHERE: The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane, Level 2 MRT: Raffles Place/City Hall WHEN: Ongoing, 10am - 10pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6332-6900 INFO: www.theartshouse.sg


The Urban Pulse Of Old Dreams: New Work By Zhu Hong

This solo exhibition by Zhu Hong showcases 20 oil paintings that explore the distinctive charms of shophouse architecture, paying homage to its heritage, beauty and relevance to Singapore's renewed landscape. This new series is a result of the artist's attempt at plein-air oil painting of local street scenes.

WHERE: AC43 Gallery, 231 Bain Street, Bras Basah Complex, 02-43 MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Today - Aug 28, noon - 7pm daily; tomorrow, 3pm (opening reception) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6336-0446 INFO: www.facebook.com/ac43gallery

Ghost On The Wire 2

This multi-disciplinary exhibition, curated by United Kingdom-based DEM Projects, examines the theme of mediated communication through the works of 18 Singapore and British artists such as Sarah Choo, Shubigi Rao and Ting Min-Wei.

WHERE: Chapel & Lower Gallery, 155 Middle Road, Objectifs MRT: Bugis/Bras Basah WHEN: Till Sept 4, noon - 7pm (Tue - Sat), noon - 4pm (Sun), closed on Mon & public holiday ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6336-2957 INFO: www.objectifs.com.sg or www.facebook.com/objectifscentre

Pusaka: Heritage And Culture Of The Javanese In Singapore

This exhibition highlights the significance of inheritance to the Javanese community here and focuses on the ways in which the community continues to uphold its traditions and culture and passes them down to the next generations.

WHERE: Malay Heritage Centre, 85 Sultan Gate, Galleries 1 & 2 MRT: Bugis WHEN: Till Aug 28, 10am - 6pm (Tue - Sun), closed on Mon ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6391-0450 INFO: www.malayheritage.org.sg

Tapestry Of Life: Exhibition Of Vintage And Contemporary Asian Textiles

Asia is a mosaic of numerous and intriguing cultures awash with rich traditions and crafts. The art of textile craft occupies an important position in these cultures. The textiles featured in this exhibition originate from different parts of Asia.

WHERE: 57 Eng Hoon Street, Tiong Bahru, 01-82 MRT: Outram Park WHEN: Till Sept 30, 11am - 7pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.degiosart.com


National Day Calligraphy & Painting Exhibition 2016

This year's exhibition showcases the works of more than 200 Singapore artists and calligraphers such as Dr Lai Kui Fang, Eng Siak Loy, Dr Ho Kah Leong, Chang Kwang Wee, Koh Mun Hong, Vincent Chua and Goh Siew Guan. Also on display are 18 winning works from the Students' Calligraphy Competition held on July 23.

WHERE: Ngee Ann Exhibition Hall, 97 Tank Road, Teochew Building MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Till Sun, 11am - 7pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-9555 INFO: www.ngeeann.com.sg

An Ecstatic Vision

This art exhibition organised by Very Special Arts Singapore showcases more than 100 works by artists with special needs. It is also the largest platform for such artists to achieve financial independence through art-making.

WHERE: Changi City Point, 5 Changi Business Park Central 1, Basement Atrium MRT: Expo WHEN: Mon, 1 - 2pm (opening ceremony), Tue - Aug 28, 10am - 10pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6604-9431 INFO: www.vsa.org.sg



This inter-disciplinary performance combining dance, theatre, music and multimedia attempts to redefine the morning routine through different lenses.

WHERE: The Substation Gallery, 45 Armenian Street MRT: City Hall/ Bras Basah WHEN: Today, 8pm & tomorrow, 3 & 8pm ADMISSION: $22 INFO: Tickets from 0658.peatix.com


The world's best-loved musical returns. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin and choreographed by Liza Gennaro, this production of the popular musical features book and scores by Tony Award-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Charnin and includes the classic tune, Tomorrow.

WHERE: MasterCard Theatres, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Grand Theatre MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Wed - Sept 11, 7.30pm (Tue - Fri), 2 & 7.30pm (Sat), 1 & 6pm (Sun) ADMISSION: $69 - $179 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 19, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Arts'. Print Edition | Subscribe