Things to do, watch, listen this week: 16 to 22 Aug

Things to do, watch, listen this week: 16 to 22 Aug

Beat the mid-month slump with rejuvenating arts and culture offerings. Catch a relaxing performance by a young Singapore saxophonist, watch a new adaptation of Handel’s opera Alcina, or feast your eyes on art at a new exhibition in town. Read on for our top picks of arts and culture activities to help you recharge your week.


Night Of The Saxophone

Night of saxaphone arts and culture

Be serenaded by the saxophone at this classical music concert starring Singapore saxophone extraordinaire Samuel Phua. He will be accompanied by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Hans Graf. The concert is held at Victoria Concert Hall on 19 and 20 Aug. Get tickets to Night of the Saxophone here.



Alcina arts and culture

Relive the downfall of a sorceress in The Opera People’s adaptation of this Handel masterpiece at The Ngee Ann Kongsi Theatre @ Wild Rice, Funan. The cast of renowned Singapore singers including Teng Xiang Ting and Chan Wei En are directed by Tan Shou Chen and accompanied by Red Dot Baroque. Catch one of the two performances on 20 and 22 Aug. Buy tickets for Alcina here.

Visual Arts

Pae White: Friendship Is Magic

Pae White arts and culture

Feast your eyes on vibrantly coloured art works by prolific Los Angeles-based artist Pae White. Her solo exhibition at the STPI gallery features dazzling screenprints that explore space in the two-dimensional realm. The exhibition is on until 5 Sep. Learn more about Pae White: Friendship is Magic here.


Kris Foundation Presents Die Dunkelrosa Rose

kris-foundation-presents-die-dunkelrosa-rose arts and culture

Chill out to relaxing classical music performed by well-known Singapore pianist Azariah Tan and violinist Shuxiang Yang in this concert held at the Esplanade Recital Studio on 20 and 21 Aug. The programme includes compositions by Chopin, Schubert and Strauss. The concert is presented by the non-profit social welfare initiative Kris Foundation. Buy tickets to Kris Foundation Presents Die Dunkelrosa Rose here.

Visual Arts

Fold And Unfold By Byeong Sam Jeon

fold and unfold arts and culture

Stop by The Columns Gallery at Gillman Barracks for this introspective solo exhibition by Korean contemporary artist Byeong Sam Jeon, which features mixed-media works that explore the relationship between sculpture, print and image-making. The immersive exhibition, which is on until 27 Aug, includes diptych prints, a video work, and photographic prints. Learn more about Fold and Unfold by Byeong Sam Jeon here.

(Photos: Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Esplanade – Mojoko – Theatres on the Bay, STPI – Creative Workshop & Gallery, Kris Foundation, Byeong Sam Jeon)

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