Happenings - Arts

A nearly 400-year-old first edition of William Shakespeare's plays is on display at the show, Shakespeare In Print: The First Folio.
A nearly 400-year-old first edition of William Shakespeare's plays is on display at the show, Shakespeare In Print: The First Folio.PHOTO: NATIONAL LIBRARY BOARD

ARTS

AUDITIONS

Objectifs Film Residency: Open Call

In this reciprocal four-week residency programme, Objectifs will host an Indian film-maker and Cinedarbaar, based in New Delhi, will host a Singapore film-maker in return. Applicants must be a director/scriptwriter/producer of at least two short films and the selection will be based on a portfolio and a project brief/proposal. Applications must be submitted by April 18.

INFO: tinyurl.com/mtgl7d3

BOOKS

Butterfly Books Launch & Waiting For Mamu Screening

At the launch of this series of six values-based children's books authored by the youth of The Early Childhood Development Centre, there will also be a screening of the documentary, Waiting For Mamu, which tells the story of what it means for a child to grow up in prison.

WHERE: Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium, National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew's Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: April 15, 10am - 12.30pm ADMISSION: $30 INFO: Tickets from Hazeepenya.com/our-events

CONCERTS

New Opera Singapore's Easter Concert - Stabat Mater

This presentation comprises two prayers - Geistliche Lieder, composed by Bach and realised by Britten; and Pergolesi's Stabat Mater, sung by sopranos and altos. The prayer itself is a 13th-century Catholic hymn to Mary which portrays her suffering as Jesus Christ's mother during his crucifixion.

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

SSO Pops Concert: Makoto Ozone - Rhapsody In Blue

Japanese jazz pianist Makoto Ozone joins Joshua Tan and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra for a concert featuring American composer George Gershwin's Rhapsody In Blue. He will also perform Ravel's Concerto In G Major.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $31 - $92 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Conservatory Orchestra Series: Qin Li-Wei & Yang Yang: Barber & Rachmaninoff

Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music's associate professor Qin Li-Wei performs with the Conservatory Orchestra and Yang Yang, principal conductor of the China Philharmonic Orchestra and artistic director and chief conductor of the Hangzhou Philharmonic. Barber's Cello Concerto, a work composed during World War II, is coupled here with Rachmaninov's symphony from the beginning of the century.

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

Concert Series: Stabat Mater

Under the direction of maestro Lim Yau, the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Orchestra and Chorus presents Gioachino Rossini's Stabat Mater. Violinist Nattawat Luantampol is the soloist for Bela Bartok's Violin Rhapsody No. 1 and the concert opens with Rossini's William Tell Overture.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/ Raffles Place WHEN: April 14, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $28 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

SSO Subscription Concert: Robert Spano - Titan

American conductor and pianist Robert Spano sets the scene to Titan with Schubert's Unfinished Symphony as well as Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 1.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: April 15, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $16 - $82 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

DANCE

Giselle

This ballet comes direct from the most ancient opera house in the world, Teatro Di San Carlo in Naples, Italy. It tells the story of Giselle, a young beautiful peasant girl who falls for a nobleman named Albrecht.

WHERE: Grand Theatre, MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: April 26 - 28, 8pm; April 29, 3.30 & 8pm ADMISSION: $69 - $229 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

EXHIBITIONS (MUSEUMS)

Oh Soon-Hwa: Coastal Regions (Delta)

Singapore-based photographer Oh Soon-Hwa returns to her ongoing series exploring the Mekong Delta in Vietnam. The photographs investigate the impact of recent climate changes on the landscape of the coastal regions.

WHERE: The Private Museum, 02-06, 51 Waterloo Street MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Till May 14, 10am - 7pm (Mon - Fri), 11am - 5pm (Sat & Sun), by appointment on public holidays & other times ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6738-2872 INFO: www.theprivatemuseum.org

EXHIBITIONS (GALLERIES)

Angkor Wat

This exhibition of 51 works is conceptualised by 122 students from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts' 3D Design, Design & Media, Fashion Studies, Fine Art and Music and Theatre programmes.

WHERE: Lim Hak Tai Gallery, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Campus 1, 80 Bencoolen Street MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Till Sun, 11am - 7pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.nafa.edu.sg

Elysium Artists For The Arctic Exhibition - A World Premiere, Singapore

This body of work produced by some of the world's best wildlife photographers and artists features animals such as polar bears, seals and walruses as well as glaciers.

WHERE: Ion Art Gallery, Level 4 Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till April 16, 10am - 10pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.OceanGeographic.org or www.ElysiumEpic.org

Shakespeare In Print: The First Folio Showcase

The showcase is of the first printed anthology of 36 of William Shakespeare's plays, many of which had never been printed before it was published as a folio in 1623. Without the first folio to preserve Shakespeare's works, plays such as Antony And Cleopatra, The Tempest and Macbeth might have been lost.

WHERE: National Library Gallery, Level 10 National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis/City Hall WHEN: Till April 23, 10am - 9pm daily, closed on public holidays ADMISSION: Free INFO: nlb.gov.sg

Sonance: Sound As Body, Sound As Architecture

Spanish artist Jordi Fornies explores the correlation of different materials with sound and form in his solo exhibition curated by Khairuddin Hori as part of Season 1: The Next Cut.

WHERE: Chan + Hori Contemporary, 02-09 Gillman Barracks, 6 Lock Road MRT: Labrador Park WHEN: Till April 30, 11am - 7pm (Tue - Sun), closed on Mon & public holidays ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6338-1962 INFO: www.chanhori.com

Rivieres - A Solo Art Exhibition By Khan Siong Ann

The China-born artist and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts alumnus uses various techniques and media such as oil, Chinese ink and watercolour. All works on display are for sale. Part of the proceeds will go to Autism Resource Centre (Singapore).

WHERE: Public Art Space, Level 2 Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard MRT: City Hall/Esplanade WHEN: Till April 30, 10am - 9pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 9742-3621 INFO: For inquiries, e-mail info@goshenartgallery.com. Go to www.goshenartgallery.com

Ink Flows Through

The complementary exhibitions in this series - Rediscovering Treasures: Ink Art From Xiu Hai Lou Collection, Strokes Of Life: The Art Of Chen Chong Swee and Wu Guanzhong: A Walk Through Nature - explore the richness of the Chinese ink practice from the ink masters of the 20th century.

WHERE: Wu Guanzhong Gallery, Level 4 City Hall Wing, National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew's Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Till Dec 3, 10am - 7pm (Sun - Thu & public holidays), 10am - 10pm (Fri, Sat & eve of public holidays) ADMISSION: $20 (standard), $15 (concession); free entry for Singaporeans & permanent residents TEL: 6271-7000 INFO: www.nationalgallery.sg

EXHIBITIONS (SHOWS)

Age 3 & Above (The Gun Show)

With its title taken from the advisory on the packaging of toy assault rifles, machine guns and hand guns, this show in progress by Iskander Walen provides members of the public a chance to see what an exhibition looks like halfway through, and allows them to see how the artist develops his ideas thereafter.

WHERE: 02-62, Block O Goodman Arts Centre, 90 Goodman Road MRT: Mountbatten WHEN: Till Thu, 10am - 8pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: bit.ly/age3andabove

THEATRE

The Studios: Hope (Harap)

This version of the 1994 play by Haresh Sharma about the hopes of Singaporeans is adapted into Malay by Zulfadli Rashid. Part of Esplanade's The Studios which, in this season, focuses on the works of playwright Sharma.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Today, 8pm, tomorrow, 3 & 8pm & Sun, 3pm ADMISSION: $38 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

La Cage Aux Folles

Directed by Glen Goei, this production of one of Broadway's biggest hit musicals is about a family's struggle to stay together, stay fabulous and, above all else, true to themselves.

WHERE: Victoria Theatre, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: April 19 - May 13, 8pm (Tue - Sat) & 3pm (Sat & Sun) ADMISSION: $54 - $124 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 07, 2017, with the headline 'Happenings - Arts'. Print Edition | Subscribe