Published on 11 June 2018

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Star violinist returns to Singapore

Grammy Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell returns to Singapore to play with the Singapore Chinese Orchestra on 30 August. He will play the Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto, which is considered a classic of the Chinese musical repertoire and based on a classic tale of star-crossed love. Bell made his debut with the Singapore Chinese Orchestra in 2016, where he played his usual Western repertoire. This will be the first time he tackles a Chinese concerto. The concert is one of the main events of the orchestra’s new season. Other highlights include erhu virtuoso Duan Ai Ai and a mega production by renowned Chinese female composer Wang Dan Hong.

More details here.

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SAM launches Late Nights

Singapore Art Museum’s SAM Late Nights programme is back for the June – August season! This year’s programme is held in conjunction with the museum’s latest exhibition, Imaginarium: Into the Space of Time. It will allow visitors complimentary late night access to the museum, live poetry reading sessions, live music performances and artwork discussions. The next session will held on July 13th 2018.


More information here.

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National Chinese Music Competition 2018 registration opens

The biennial competition seeks to discover and support young, up-and-coming musical talent. The competition consists of solo and ensemble categories. Entries will be accepted until 31 August. Selected candidates will have the opportunity to compete and perform in a series of judged performances from November 26 to December 7. First prize winners will receive their awards at a Prize Winners’ Concert and Prize Presentation Ceremony on December 9, with selected performers being given the chance to perform with the Singapore Chinese Orchestra. All stages of the competition are open to the public.

For more information, click here.

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Romeo & Juliet ballet to come to Singapore for the first time

For the first time, the greatest Shakespearean romance comes to Singapore in the form of ballet in November. The ballet translation of Romeo and Juliet will be led and choreographed by former Bolshoi principal dancer, Sergei Bobrov, and set against a backdrop of special effects. Immerse yourself in this refreshed rendition of the classic tale, where traditional and digital art collide at the Mastercard Theatres, Marina Bay Sands.

Buy tickets here.

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Treasures of the Fullerton

In celebration of 90 years of the building’s history, The Fullerton Hotel has launched an interactive theatre experience called “Treasures of Fullerton”. Uncover the mysteries of the hotel and wander through the hallways and luxurious suites of this prestigious establishment. These special tours will take place on Saturday, 9, 16 and 23 June from 8.00 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. Each tour is limited to 25 persons.

More information here.

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Young Company Writers programme details announced

Organised by the Singapore Repertory Theatre, the Young Company Writers programme will hone the skills of emerging young writers through a 16-week programme under acclaimed thespian, Daniel Jenkins. Throughout the course, participants will be taught how to construct and create their very first play.

For more information, click here.

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