Happenings - Arts

The Exposure series by Kazuma Obara, comprising pictures shot on old Ukrainian film depicting the life of someone affected by radiation from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986, is part of the World Press Photo 2016 Exhibition.
The Exposure series by Kazuma Obara, comprising pictures shot on old Ukrainian film depicting the life of someone affected by radiation from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986, is part of the World Press Photo 2016 Exhibition.PHOTO: KAZUMA OBARA

ARTS

BOOKS

Book Launch: Journey Of 190 Years - A History Of The Eurasian Catholic Community In Singapore 1825-2015

Research scientist and humanitarian James Newton Boss' book is a social, historical and cultural account of the stories and experiences of the Portuguese Eurasian community in Singapore.

WHERE: The Eurasian Association, 139 Ceylon Road MRT: Dakota WHEN: Tomorrow, 3 - 4.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: E-mail bryan-tay@therice.sg by today to register

The Singapore Literature Book Club

The book club discusses books by Singapore authors touching on topics close to home. In this session, award-winning playwright Jean Tay will talk about her play Boom.

WHERE: Multi-purpose Room, Basement 1 Central Public Library, 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis/City Hall WHEN: Thu, 7 - 8.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

AfterWords - Writing As Resistance (Part II)

This is a reading-cum-discussion of the strategies that writers use to alter their own narratives and redefine the terms of their own lives, such as allegory, satire and speculative fiction. Clara Chow, author of Dream Storeys, will moderate.

WHERE: Marine Parade Public Library, 01-02 Marine Parade Community Building, 278 Marine Parade Road MRT: Eunos WHEN: Thu, 7.30 - 9pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/ethosbooks


CONCERTS

Wrinkles In The Air X: The Lost Word

To commemorate the 10th edition of its annual production, Singapore Management University Chamber Choir will perform various pieces with the Singapore Youth Choir Ensemble Singers.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/ Raffles Place WHEN: Sun, 4pm ADMISSION: $24 (door sales) INFO: smuchamberchoir.com

Spectrum: Seeds

Schola Cantorum Chamber Choir explores facets of minimalism in music, from the sparse spiritual minimalism of composers John Tavener and Arvo Part to the economy of means of Singapore composer Leong Yoon Pin.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Sun, 5pm ADMISSION: $28 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Great Masters Of Chinese Music

Ding Yi Music Company invites four of Chinese music's greatest masters - Hu Zhi Hou (guan), Zhao Han Yang (erhu), Tang Liang Xing (pipa) and Li Zheng (dizi) - to perform.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Sun, 5pm ADMISSION: $28 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Piano Recital Philipp Richardsen

Pianist Philipp Richardsen will connect Viennese classics to French Romantics and Turkish jazz. The evening will conclude with Chopin and a jazzed-up version of Paganini's famous last violin caprice.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: March 16, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $33 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Dauntless Spirit 2017 - SNYCO & SCO Annual Concert

The newly renamed Singapore National Youth Chinese Orchestra will perform with the Singapore Chinese Orchestra in a concert, which will feature Chinese orchestral masterpieces and a new composition by young and budding composers including Wang Chenwei, Wang Dan Hong and Jiang Ying.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: March 18, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $16 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

The Vocal Consort Presents: Transcendence

The Vocal Consort presents two of its branches, the National Youth Choir of Singapore and The Chamber Chorus. Led by choral conductor Nelson Kwei, they will perform works from Eriks Esenvalds and the late Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah.

WHERE: School of the Arts Concert Hall, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah WHEN: March 18, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $21 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

SSO Chamber Series: Schumann Piano Quintet

Pianist Chiao-Ying Chang and musicians from the Singapore Symphony Orchestra will perform the second of three sets of Miniatures For Piano Trio, composed by the late Frank Bridge. The concert also features the Piano Trio No. 6 by Mozart and Piano Quintet In E Flat Major by Schumann.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/ Raffles Place WHEN: March 25, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $21 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

SPH Gift Of Music Presents SSO Lunchtime Concert

The Singapore Symphony Orchestra and associate conductor Joshua Tan perform classic pieces such as Rimsky-Korsakov's Russian Easter Overture and Rossini's La Cenerentola Overture, as well as music from the Star Wars films. Sponsored by Singapore Press Holdings Gift of Music series.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/ Raffles Place WHEN: Thu, 12.30pm (doors open at noon) ADMISSION: Free; go early to secure the best seats as seating is limited INFO: sph.com.sg/sph-gift-of-music


DANCE

Coppelia Presented By Singapore Dance Theatre

Based on a story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, this three-act ballet tells the story of the mysterious Dr Coppelius who owns a beautiful life-sized mechanical doll, Coppelia.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: March 16 & 17, 8pm; March 18, 1 & 8pm; March 19, 1 & 7pm ADMISSION: $38 - $79 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


EXHIBITIONS (GALLERIES)

In My Walkup Apartment!

South Korean artist Hannami Kim showcases her regular paintings and drawings of her Virgin Apple series in this open studio.

WHERE: Painting Room, 3B Binjai Park MRT: King Albert Park WHEN: Sun, 10am - 5pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.hannamikim.com

Cheong Soo Pieng: 100th Anniversary Exhibition

This exhibition encompasses four decades of Cheong Soo Pieng's creative journey and features more than 20 artworks in different media. The showcase is curated to chronologically reflect the diverse styles that emerged and synthesised during different periods of his career. There will also be a talk on the artist's life and art.

WHERE: Artcommune Gallery, 03-39 Bras Basah Complex, 231 Bain Street MRT: City Hall/Bras Basah WHEN: Till March 19, noon - 7pm daily; talk: Sun, 7 - 9.30pm ADMISSION: Free; registration required for talk, at $25 a person TEL: 6336-4240 INFO: E-mail valerie@artcommune. com.sg by tomorrow to register. Go to www.artcommune.com.sg

Frolic

In this solo show, 1992 UOB Painting of the Year Award winner Soh Chee Hui presents delicate nudes in panels of ink and acrylic on silk.

WHERE: Utterly Art Exhibition Space, Level 3, 20B Mosque Street MRT: Telok Ayer/Chinatown WHEN: Today - March 12, 2 - 8pm (Mon - Sat) & noon - 5.30pm (Sun), all viewings by appointment only; opening reception: today, 7pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: Call 9487-2006 to arrange for an appointment. Go to www.facebook.com/utterlyart

Pioneer Literati Ink - Singapore's First Generation Chinese Painting & Calligraphy Exhibition 100

This exhibition features 100 pieces of traditional work by more than 20 Singapore first-generation Chinese painters and calligraphers, such as Lim Hak Tai, Fan Chang Tien, Pan Shou, Liu Kang and Shi Xiang Tuo. The works span from the 1930s to the 1980s.

WHERE: Ins' Art, 03-03 Bras Basah Complex, 231 Bain Street MRT: City Hall/Bras Basah WHEN: Till March 12, 12.30 - 7.30pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 9180-7648 INFO: www.insart.com.sg


EXHIBITIONS (SHOWS)

Artisan - Beyond Craft

This exhibition offers a comprehensive view of the Japanese craft industry, showcasing the works of eight Japanese craft manufacturers. Visitors can handle the products on display to better understand and appreciate the design and craft elements. There will also be a talk on the Japanese craft industry.

WHERE: Exhibition: Visual Arts Centre, 01-02 Dhoby Ghaut Green, 10 Penang Road; talk: National Design Centre Auditorium, 111 Middle Road MRT: Various WHEN: Exhibition: Wed & Thu, March 11 - 14, 11am - 8pm & March 10, 11am - 3pm; talk: March 11, 11.30am - 1pm ADMISSION: Free; registration recommended for talk INFO: Register at bit.ly/2l2HRAw. Go to artisanbeyondcraft.com

The World Press Photo 2016 Exhibition

Presented by The Straits Times, this international showcase of award-winning photos celebrates the most provocative and poignant images from around the world. There will also be a series of talks, a panel discussion and a guided tour.

WHERE: Level 1 & Basement 1, National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Exhibition: today - March 26, 10am - 7pm daily; guided tour: 10am & 12.30pm (Sat & Sun, limited to 20 people a session); panel discussion & talks: various times ADMISSION: Free; registration required for panel discussion & talks INFO: Register at www.straitstimes.com/st-world-press-photo-2016


THEATRE

Fundamentally Happy (R18)

Eric returns to his childhood home to visit his neighbours - of whom he has many warm memories - only to uncover a shocking secret that has lain hidden in the house. Part of Esplanade's The Studios 2017, which in this season focuses on the works of playwright Haresh Sharma. In Mandarin with English surtitles.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: March 16 - 19, 8pm (Thu - Sat), 3pm (Sat & Sun) ADMISSION: $38 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 03, 2017, with the headline 'Happenings - Arts'. Print Edition | Subscribe