Happenings - Arts



Singapore Youth Chinese Orchestra Audition 2016

The orchestra is recruiting new members and applications are open till Oct 3. Applicants have to be Singaporean citizens, permanent residents or international students studying in Singapore; aged 11 to 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 take place from Nov 13 to 18 at the Singapore Conference Hall.

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

SkillsFuture: Apply For Design Study Awards

This award is for Singaporeans who have at least three years of work experience in design. Successful applicants will receive $5,000, which can be used to defray out-of-pocket expenses. Applications will be evaluated on a first-come, first-served basis until Dec 31 or when the award quota is fulfilled. Only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

INFO: To apply & for more information, go to www.designsingapore.org


5 Under 25: SG Lit Fair @Booktique

Join young poets Mohammed Mukul Hossine, Cheryl Julia Lee, Hamid Roslan, Ruth Tang and Theophilus Kwek in a reading of their new and published poems. Part of the Singapore Literature Book Fair.

WHERE: Booktique Where Writers Shop, 1 Raffles Link , CityLink Mall, B1-17A MRT: City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 7.30 - 9pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/ethosbooks


SPH Gift Of Music Series: Singapore Symphony Children's Choir In The Park

Under the direction of assistant choir- master Darius Lim, this concert features tunes from Broadway favourites such as The Sound Of Music and Wicked.

WHERE: Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, 1 Cluny Road, Singapore Botanic Gardens MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Tomorrow, 6pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.sso.org.sg

Singapore Conference Hall Presents Ensemble Showcase In September

This showcase, which provides a platform for Singapore music groups and artists, will feature musicians from Sheng Hong Arts Institute (Singapore) and Wolfgang Violin Studio. They will play pieces such as Into The Garden and Blue Shambala as well as a medley of children's favourites.

WHERE: The Singapore Conference Hall, 7 Shenton Way, Level 1 Concourse MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Today (Wolfgang Violin Studio) & tomorrow (Sheng Hong Arts Institute) , 7pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.sco.com.sg

SYCO Concert: A Moment We Share - Moonlight Charms

Conductor Moses Gay will lead the Singapore Youth Chinese Orchestra (SYCO) to perform a Mid-Autumn Festival-themed repertoire.

WHERE: China Cultural Centre Theatre, 217 Queen Street, Level 4 MRT: Bugis/Bras Basah WHEN: Sept 11, 3 & 5pm ADMISSION: Free with registration (seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis) INFO: Register at sycomoonfest.eventbrite.sg. Go to www.syco.com.sg

Visiting Artist Series: Takacs Quartet Plays Beethoven

The Grammy Award-winning string quartet returns with an all-Beethoven programme. In chronological order, it will start with Quartet Op. 18, No. 2 and end with the seven-movement Op. 131.

WHERE: Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music Concert Hall, 3 Conservatory Drive MRT: Clementi WHEN: Sept 16, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $21 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Krishna Manjari

Singapore artists put on dance and music performances and skits on the Bhagavad Gita, a 700-verse Hindu scripture in Sanskrit. This is followed by a bhajan session with popular bhajan singer, music composer and music director Ajay Kapil.

WHERE: Singapore Polytechnic Auditorium, 500 Dover Road MRT: Dover WHEN: Sept 10, 6pm ADMISSION: $15 (standard), $50 (VIP), $50 (group of four); excludes booking fee TEL: 9389-0407 INFO: Tickets from www.gitajayanti.org.sg


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

This is Cultural Medallion recipient Han's inaugural solo acrylic 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 in 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


Invisible Lives: Tempting Frailty

Self-taught Malaysian artist Marvin Chan is known for his painting, printmaking and sculptural works. In this exhibition, he has produced a body of work that explores the darker underbelly of our times.

WHERE: Chan Hampe Galleries, 328 North Bridge, Raffles Hotel Arcade, 01-21 WHEN: Till Sept 11, 11am - 7pm (Tue - Sun), closed on Mon & public holiday ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6338-1962 INFO: www.chanhampegalleries.com

Tropical Lab 10: Fictive Dreams

This exhibition features artworks created by 28 students from major international art schools while attending an art camp in Singapore. The camp invited the participants to delve into fictional worlds and probe their notions of reality.

WHERE: Brother Joseph McNally Gallery, 1 McNally Street, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore MRT: Rochor WHEN: Till Wed, noon - 7pm, closed on Mon ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.lasalle.edu.sg


Arts Beyond Sight

This exhibition, spread across three galleries offering different sets of experiences, allows visitors to experience art in total darkness. It is part of CausewayEXchange 2016. Proceeds from this show go towards Arts & Healing programmes by CausewayEXchange, an arts festival featuring artists from both sides of the Causeway.

WHERE: Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Raffles Boulevard, The Crescent, Level 2 MRT: Esplanade/ Promenade WHEN: Today - Thu, public: noon - 2pm & 6 - 8pm; corporate/group: 11am - noon & 2 - 6pm ADMISSION: public: $10 donation for 30 minutes; corporate/group: $300 for hourly slot (group of 40) INFO: E-mail enquiries@gcaworld.sg for group bookings. Go to causewayexchange.peatix.com

Survey: Space, Sharing, Haunting

For this event, arts collective Post-Museum takes over The Substation's premises to hold more than 30 talks, workshops, exhibitions and activity stations, which examine the state of the arts and culture in Singapore. This is the first of The Substation's three-part, month-long experiment to run an arts centre.

WHERE: The Substation, 45 Armenian Street MRT: Bras Basah/City Hall WHEN: Till Sept 30, noon - 9pm (Tue - Thu), noon - midnight (Fri & Sat), closed on Mon & public holiday ADMISSION: Most activities are free with registration INFO: Register at postmuseum.wordpress.com/survey

International Fine Strange Stone Art Exhibition

This is a showcase of natural stones in unusual shapes, such as one resembling the Merlion.

WHERE: Visual Arts Centre, 10 Penang Road, Dhoby Ghaut Green, 01-02 MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Tomorrow - Sept 11, 11am - 8pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6255-0711 INFO: visualartscentre.sg



Set in a village in Peninsula Malaya during the mediaeval period, this story tells of a teenager who tricks villagers into believing that she can see witches. In Malay with English translation. Part of CausewayExchange 2016.

WHERE: The Lawn @ Malay Heritage Centre, 85 Sultan Gate MRT: Bugis WHEN: Today & tomorrow, 9pm ADMISSION: $20 (standard), $15 (concession) INFO: Tickets from causewayexchange.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 September 02, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Arts'. Subscribe