5 ways to stay home without feeling stuck | The A List
Stuck at home this week? You don’t have to feel bored, not with the arts to keep you company. We bring you a list of recommended performances to catch online, music to tune in to and a book to snuggle up with a good cuppa. Scroll on and stay sane, safe and inspired.
The Feng Ya Song Symphony
The grandeur of the Singapore Chinese Orchestra in performance is not lost through the digital screen. This vivid recording of the orchestra’s performance has its music director, Tsung Yeh, at the helm and it features the Singapore premiere of The Feng Ya Song Symphony by celebrated composer Zhao Jiping. The Feng Ya Song Symphony here.
The Impractical Uses Of Cake
If you need someone to commiserate over how a well-planned life can turned upside down in a moment, get cosy with this heartfelt book by Singapore author Yeoh Jo-Ann. The story tells of a bookish teacher, his chance encounter with a homeless person and their shared fondness for cake. Yeoh wrote the book during a phase of her life when she was as though life was a little mundane. Read this, find comfort in the characters, then maybe get inspired and pen your own work of fiction? Borrow a copy of The Impractical Uses of Cake here.
Dance Drama: The Greatest Good
For a dose of good vibes and positivity, catch this dance drama by the Singapore Chinese Dance Theatre about filial piety. Be mesmerised by the combination of dance choreography and Chinese folktales. Watch The Greatest Good here.
The Spirit Of Serenity
Life goes on and the music keeps playing. Tune in to this recording of a livestreamed concert by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra from the Victoria Concert Hall to soothe your soul. Meditate and get mindful with The Spirit of Serenity here.
Acis and Galatea
Travel to the Royal Opera House in London’s Covent Garden without leaving home by tuning in to this opera and ballet performance of Acis and Galatea. The Greek myth tells of the inseparable love between Acis, a mortal and Galatea, a sea nymph. For a transporting experience, watch Acis and Galatea here.
(Photos: Singapore Chinese Orchestra, Epigram Books, Singapore Chinese Dance Theatre, Singapore Symphony Orchestra and Bill Cooper)