Happenings - Arts



Goh Soon Tioe Centenary Award 2016

This award is supported by the Goh Soon Tioe Centenary Fund, which was 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 & application form, e-mail Vivien Goh at gstms22@ yahoo.com.sg. Submit the 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


Meet-The-Author: Parag Khanna Of Connectography: Mapping The Future Of Global Civilization

A leading global strategist and world traveller, the author, who wrote The Second World and How To Run The World, shares more about his new book, the final one in his trilogy on the future of world order.

WHERE: Books Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, 391 Orchard Road, Ngee Ann City, Takashimaya Shopping Centre, 04-20 MRT: Orchard WHEN: April 16, 2pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 INFO: www.kinokuniya.com.sg

Meet-The-Author: Ovidia Yu Of Aunty Lee's Chilled Revenge

Award-winning Singapore author and playwright Ovidia Yu makes a special appearance to promote the third and latest book in her Singaporean Mystery series, Aunty Lee's Chilled Revenge.

WHERE: Books Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, 391 Orchard Road, Ngee Ann City, Takashimaya Shopping Centre, 04-20 MRT: Orchard WHEN: April 16, 4pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 INFO: www.kinokuniya.com.sg


SSO: Barber's Violin Concerto

Singapore Symphony Orchestra's concertmaster Igor Yuzefovich takes centre stage in Barber's Violin Concerto, under the direction of music director Shui Lan. The first half will also feature Stravinsky's Danses Concertantes.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: Today & tomorrow, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $21 - $76 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

VCH Chamber Series: Christian Blackshaw In Recital

Critically acclaimed British pianist Christian Blackshaw returns for a solo recital. He will present three masterpieces by Mozart, Schumann and Schubert. The concert will open with Mozart's dramatic Sonata No. 14 In C Minor, a poignant expression of the composer's anguish at the time.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: April 15, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $21 - $52 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Virtuosos Of Chinese Music

In collaboration with Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay, Ding Yi Music Company presents the fourth instalment of the concert series. It is conducted by Quek Ling Kiong and will present three maestros - Xue Ke (erhu), Zhang Wei Liang (dizi) and Zhou Wang (guzheng). They will be performing famous tunes such as Tears For Fallen Flowers. There will be a debut collaboration among the three musicians in the piece, Flavors Of Jiangnan, by Gu Guan Ren.

WHERE: 1 Esplanade Drive, Esplanade Concert Hall MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: April 24, 5pm ADMISSION: $28 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


Na Mah

This performance features 10 of Bhaskar's Arts Academy's best bharatanatyam dancers and its in-house kathak soloist in pieces of demanding choreography.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade WHEN: April 16, 3 & 7.30pm ADMISSION: $20 & $25 TEL: 6336-6537/ 6396-4523 INFO: E-mail enquiries@ bhaskarsarts.com. Go to www.bhaskarsartsacademy.com


Explore the traditional art of face- changing in this work by DES Arts (Dance Ensemble Singapore), a contemporary Chinese dance company founded in 2004.

WHERE: Sota Drama Theatre, 1 Zubir Said Drive, School of the Arts Singapore MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: April 16, 3 & 8pm ADMISSION: $33 & $43 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: Tickets from www.sistic.com.sg. Go to www.des.org.sg


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


Paintings by Tay Bak Koi

This exhibition showcases 15 significant works by the late artist, ranging from his early abstract experiment in 1962 to his later iconic styles of rendering buffaloes and multi-viewpoint pastoral scenes between the 1970s and 1980s.

WHERE: Artcommune Gallery, Block 231 Bain Street, Bras Basah Complex, 03-39 MRT: Bugis/Bras Basah WHEN: Tomorrow - April 17, noon - 7pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6336-4240

Wurna Juwal - Walking Up And Down, Always Moving, From Waterhole To Soak By Ngarralja Tommy May

For the first time, ReDot Fine Art Gallery showcases more than 27 works on board and tin from Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency. They are created by Ngarralja Tommy May in what are reminiscent of early Papunya Tula boards.

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


Exhibition Of Early & Modern Singapore Paintings

An exhibition of rare artworks by first- and second-generation Singapore artists, such as Cheong Soo Pieng, Chen Wen Hsi, Lim Cheng Hoe and Lim Tze Peng. There will also be a small selection of contemporary South-east Asian paintings from Singapore, Malaysia, Myanmar and Vietnam.

WHERE: Ion Art Gallery, 2 Orchard Turn, Level 4 MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow - April 17, 10am - 10pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6238-8228 INFO: www.ionorchard.com

Unsung By Terence Tan

Singaporean photographer Terence Tan's chance encounter with a horse stable that resulted from a random detour led to a two-year endeavour to capture the beauty of the horses.

WHERE: Degiosart, Eng Hoon Street, Block 57, 01-82 MRT: Outram Park/ Tiong Bahru WHEN: Till April 24, 11am - 7pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.degiosart.com

"RememberingLKY" First Anniversary Tribute Solo Exhibition

Singapore-born visual communicator Sharlene Leong presents more than 10 artworks of the late founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew in different eras, with inkings of his memorable quotes and paintings of his expressions.

WHERE: Palais Renaissance, 390 Orchard Road, Basement 1 MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till April 30, 10am - 10pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.wordyourstory.com/rememberingLKY


Ge Tai - The Musical

Written by Jonathan Lim, this collaboration between Singapore's getai celebrities and local musical theatre creators will feature weekly special appearances by stars such as Sakura Teng. Feel the heartbreak and joys behind the bright lights of the getai stage in this production, which boasts a colourful set and over-the-top costumes.

WHERE: Resorts World Sentosa Theatre, 8 Sentosa Gateway MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: April 20, 8pm; April 23 - May 29, 8pm (Fri); 3 & 8pm (Sat & Sun, except May 28, 4 & 8pm) ADMISSION: $41 - $102 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

RAW: All About My Mother By Jemima Yong

This performance explores the parent people least want to grow up into, but cannot help seeing themselves become. RAW is a developmental platform for artists to present their works-in-progress, as part of The Studios.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: April 22 & 23, 8pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: Register at www.esplanade.com

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 08, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Arts'. Print Edition | Subscribe