TEXT BY JO TAN
The News Issue 29
Published on 8 November 2015
Play for the President
Perform with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra at the President’s Young Performers Concert.
The Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) is recruiting fresh talent for the President’s Young Performers Concert in December 2016. If you’re an instrumentalist aged 25 and below, or a conductor aged 35 and below, send your details (see below) including date of birth, musical background and contact information. Attach a non-returnable DVD recording of yourself performing one movement of a concerto by 15 December 2015. You might end up performing a solo at an SSO concert graced by President Tony Tan. Shortlisted applicants will be notified in January 2016 to attend a live audition
Send your details and DVD recording to: President’s Young Performers Concert Auditions c/o SSO Programming Department, 11 Empress Place #01-02, Victoria Concert Hall, Singapore 179558. For more details, visit www.sso.org.sg.
Follow the Script
From amateur script to full-fledged play? It’s possible!
The Twenty-Something Theatre Festival, taking place at the Goodman Arts Centre from 9-12 and 16-19 June 2016, will feature new works by acclaimed twentysomething playwrights Joel Tan, Irfan Kasban and maybe, you.
If you’re a Singapore citizen/permanent resident aged between 20-29 as of midnight on 19 June 2016, and have an idea for a possible 30- to 45-minute play, send your PDF script to
firstname.lastname@example.org by 31 January 2016. Six selected applicants get a $5,000 budget to stage their scripts.
Send your scripts with a 150-word write-up of yourself, a 100-word play synopsis, your play title, a photograph of yourself, your full name, address, IC number, email address and mobile number.
For more information, or to volunteer with The Twenty-Something Theatre Festival 2016, email email@example.com.
Pameran Poskad, the exhibition of postcard-sized artworks, turns 10.
Founded by collective Keyakismos with the aim of making art accessible, the Pameran Poskad exhibition, now into its 10th year, sees new and noted artists from various countries contributing diverse works ranging from paintings to prints to ceramics and even stuffed creations. All the art works are small enough to fit in a postcard-sized plastic pocket and are, generally, for sale. Look out for the works of Singapore contributors, including Young Artist Award recipient Robert Zhao.
Pameran Poskad is on at Gillman Barracks from 20-22 November. For more information, visit www.keyakismos.com/pameranposkad.