Things to do, watch, listen this week: 23 to 29 Aug
If you are looking for ways to keep boredom at bay this week, Singapore’s arts and culture institutions have you covered. The Singapore Chinese Orchestra is staging a concert that you can enjoy in person or online, and Ode To Art gallery offers an audio tour of works by well-known Singapore artist Lim Tze Peng. In addition, Toy Factory Productions is streaming a spirited Mandarin musical about chasing one’s dreams. Read on for more ideas of arts and culture activities to enjoy this week.
Virtuoso Series II: Bow
Perk up your weekend with this concert by the Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO). Held on 28 Aug at the SCO Concert Hall, it features performances by Concertmaster and huqin musician Li Baoshun and erhu Principal Zhao Jianhua. The concert is also be available for streaming via SISTIC until 5 Sep. Get tickets to Virtuoso Series II: Bow here.
Tune in to this audio tour, which introduces audiences to the passion and artistic contributions of 99-year-old artist Lim Tze Peng to Singapore’s local art scene. The audio tour, which guides people through an exhibition located at Raffles City Shopping Centre’s The Art Passage, will also highlight more than 20 artworks such as his paintings of Chinatown and Boat Quay. It is on until 30 Sep. Learn more about Gotong Royong here.
Don’t miss this introspective online musical, which follows a diverse group of characters, each struggling to find strength in adversity. The musical film, by theatre company Toy Factory Productions, is the sequel to its sold-out predecessor, Innamorati, staged in 2014. The sequel is also directed by Goh Boon Teck and written by Jiang Daini. It is performed in Mandarin with English subtitles andavailable online until 30 Sep. Watch Innamorati II here.
Love, Carmen And Mozart
Unwind with this concert by talented Korean violinist Ye-Eun Choi and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, as they bring a richly melodic programme that features works by Mozart and Bizet. It is held at the Esplanade Concert Hall on 27 and 28 Aug. Get tickets to Love, Carmen And Mozart here.
DANCE: A Tribute To Rudolf Nureyev
Immerse yourself in the history of French ballet at this exhibition, which honours famed ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev. Presented by Alliance Française, the exhibition features exquisite costumes from his signature ballets such as Swan Lake, and photographs from his iconic performances such as La Bayadère. The exhibition is on until 15 Sep and complemented by talks and film screenings, as well as workshops and conferences. Learn more about DANCE: A Tribute to Rudolf Nureyev here.
(Photos: Singapore Chinese Orchestra, Ode To Art, Toy Factory Productions Ltd, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Alliance Française)