Happenings - Arts



Music Clinic Performing Artists Audition

Stand a chance to receive a professional training package from The Music Clinic, founded by vocal coach Peter Tan, who has groomed numerous singers such as Stefanie Sun, JJ Lin and Nathan Hartono.

WHERE: The Music Clinic, 801 French Road, 02-39 MRT: Lavender WHEN: Sun, 1 - 5pm INFO: To register, call 6325-0388 or go to www.themusicclinic.com.sg

Singapore Youth Chinese Orchestra Audition

The orchestra is recruiting new members and applications are open till Monday. Applicants have to be Singapore citizens, permanent residents or international students studying in Singapore; aged 11 to 26 as of Jan 1 next year; 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: www.syco.com.sg


Book Launch: Bend Not Break

Based on a true story, this book by Dr Peter Mack looks at the ordeal of two suicide survivors as well as how to help children cope with challenges.

WHERE: School of the Arts Concert Hall, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/ Bras Basah WHEN: Today, 7.30 - 9.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.brahmcentre.com


Rococo Variations

Singapore Symphony Orchestra principal cellist Ng Pei-Sian takes centre stage with Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations, and principal guest conductor Okko Kamu lends insight into Prokofiev's Classical Symphony and Beethoven's Second Symphony.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 11 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: Today & tomorrow, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $19 - $76 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

SSO: Pictures At An Exhibition

Japanese violinist Sayaka Shoji makes her Singapore debut with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra playing Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto.

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

SSO Subscription: Bruckner Mass No. 3

This concert directed by Lim Yau features Estonian composer Arvo Part's Te Deum, followed by Anton Bruckner's Mass No. 3 In F Minor.

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


Nelken (Carnations)

Dance company Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bauschreturns to Singapore after four decades. The performance, created in 1982, is set to music by Gershwin and Schubert, among others. Part of da:ns festival 2016.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: City Hall/Esplanade WHEN: Oct 13 - 16, 8pm (Thu - Sat) & 3pm (Sun) ADMISSION: $21 - $104 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


Artist And Empire: (En)countering Colonial Legacies

With more than 200 artworks dating from the 16th century to the present, this exhibition examines art in relation to the colonial experience, and looks at the rise of modern art in some former colonies.

WHERE: Singtel Special Exhibition Gallery, National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew's Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Thu - March 26, 10am - 7pm (Sun - Thu), 10am - 10pm (Fri & Sat, eve of public holiday & public holiday) ADMISSION: Singaporeans & permanent residents: $15 (standard), $10 (concession); foreigners: $25 (standard), $20 (concession) TEL: 6271-7000 INFO: www.nationalgallery.sg

North Of The DMZ

This exhibition by Singapore photojournalist Wong Maye-E aims to gives a glimpse of the many facets of the world's most reclusive state, North Korea.

WHERE: Objectifs, Chapel Gallery, 155 Middle Road MRT: Bras Basah/Bugis WHEN: Tue - Oct 15, noon - 7pm (Tue - Sat), noon - 4pm (Sun), closed on Mon & public holiday ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6336-2957 INFO: www.objectifs.com.sg

We Will Meet

For the works in this exhibition, Singaporean artist Alvin Ong was inspired by a month-long coastal trek through Spain. His figurative paintings mark an evolution in his subject matter as he finds the local in the global.

WHERE: Chan Hampe Galleries, 01-21 Raffles Hotel Arcade, 328 North Bridge Road MRT: City Hall/Esplanade WHEN: Till Oct 16, 11am - 7pm (Tue - Sun), closed on Mon & public holiday ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6338-1962 INFO: www.chanhampegalleries.com

In The Loop

Consisting of paintings, sculptures and installations, this exhibition by Thai artist Jittagarn Kaewtinkoy examines the cyclical nature of his country's politics.

WHERE: Yavuz Gallery, 02-23 Gillman Barracks, 9 Lock Road MRT: Labrador Park WHEN: Till Oct 16, 11am - 7pm (Tue - Sat), 1 - 5pm (Sun), Mon & public holiday by appointment ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6734-3262 INFO: www.yavuzgallery.com


Time Is Money

For this exhibition, French artist Madame uses the proverbial phrase , "time is money", to question the value of time and art, recording as precisely as possible the time spent to create each drawing in the series.

WHERE: Intersections, 34 Kandahar Street MRT: Bugis/Lavender WHEN: Till Oct 16, 2 - 7pm (Wed - Sun), closed on Mon, Tue & public holiday ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.intersections.com.sg

Witness: The Archive Of Cultural Revolution

Veteran Chinese photographer Li Zhensheng opens a window to one of China's most tumultuous historical events, the Cultural Revolution of 1966 to 1976. Part of the Singapore International Photography Festival.

WHERE: The Arts House Gallery I, 1 Old Parliament Lane MRT: City Hall WHEN: Till Oct 29, 11am - 8pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6332-6900 INFO: www.theartshouse.sg



Directed by Geraldine Wu, this play looks at anorexia and the impact a sufferer's death has on her family.

WHERE: The Playtent, 180 Joo Chiat Road, 02-01 MRT: Paya Lebar WHEN: Oct 15 & 16, 8pm ADMISSION: $15 TEL: 9621-8154 INFO: Tickets from www.budstheatre.com

Ira Levin's Deathtrap

This play within a play by Asylum Theatre tells of a writer of Broadway thrillers who is struggling with a dry spell and receives a promising script from a student.

WHERE: Drama Centre Black Box, Level 5 National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis/Bras Basah WHEN: Oct 12 - 30, 8pm (Tue - Fri), 3 & 8pm (Sat), 3pm (Sun) ADMISSION: $28 - $54 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Happy Ever Laughter: Standup Comedy Madness! (M18)

Eleven of Singapore's comedians, such as Kumar, Dee Kosh and Patricia Mok, tell personal stories, anecdotes and real-life scenarios in this show directed by Hossan Leong.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Oct 26 - Nov 6, 8pm (Tue - Fri), 3 & 8pm (Sat), 3pm (Sun) ADMISSION: $72 - $162 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 30, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Arts'. Print Edition | Subscribe