WHAT’S ON THIS WEEKEND? (12 – 14 JAN 2018)

Published on 12 January 2018


13 Jan – 3 Jun 2018
ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands

Get excited by the works of top street artists from around the world such as Banksy, Shepard Fairey and Felipe Pantone in this groundbreaking exhibition that explores the countercultural beginnings of street art and its extraordinary rise in contemporary art. There will also be a series of live painting and installations created on-site by some of these iconic artists, along with a spotlight shone on urban artists in the region such as Speak Cryptic (Singapore) and Eko Nugroho (Indonesia).

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13 Jan – 28 Jan 2018
artcommune gallery (Bras Basah Complex, #03-39)

New York-based Singapore artist Wong Keen (b. 1942) presents 15 stunning new works that portray man’s ubiquitous consumption of flesh in the form of the meat industry and prostitution. This series of collage-paintings integrates Chinese ink-wash with Western painting technique. Wong Keen studied in the prestigious Art Students League of New York and was one of the first few Chinese artists to flourish in the post-war American art scene.

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Sat, 13 Jan 2018, 8pm
Kallang Theatre
*In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles

Catch this gripping production where a daughter tells her mother matter-of-factly one ordinary night that she is going to end her life before dawn. The mother gets tired while trying to convince her daughter that life is worth living, and they get into dark yet humourous conversations about their love, and to a certain extent, hatred for each other. Will the mother manage to convince her daughter not to take her own life by dawn?

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Sat, 13 Jan 2018, 7.30pm
Esplanade Concert Hall

The Orchestra of the Music Makers (OMM) revisits highlights from its early years featuring long-time OMM musicians. Two of its musicians who have launched promising careers with the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Singapore Symphony Orchestra take centre stage: violinist Ike See in Korngold’s Violin Concerto and trumpeter Lau Wen Rong in Arutiunian’s Trumpet Concerto. For a local touch, instrumental band The Lorong Boys join OMM in the premiere of Siginnah (Naughty Boys), a concerto specially written for this concert by Jonathan Shin.

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Sat 13 Jan 2019, 7.30pm
Victoria Concert Hall

Be spellbound by the most beautiful and purest voices on earth: that of the Vienna Boys Choir. This renowned choir comprising male choristers between the ages of nine and fourteen, has been singing for the public since 1926. So far, it has sung for 1,000 tours in 97 countries, with a repertoire including Viennese music, children’s operas and world music. Today, the choir is conducted by Maestro Luiz de Godoy, who is the 2016 recipient of the Erwin Orner Prize for Choral Music.

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