What to see, watch and listen from home #4
Staying at home doesn’t mean that everyday life has to be mundane. Let digital arts and culture offerings, from virtual art shows to recorded performances bring you simple pleasures and creative inspiration every day. Here is a list to get you started.
Great Peranakans: Fifty Remarkable Lives
Delve into the lives of Singapore’s early Chinese settlers, the Peranakans. This online exhibition from the National Heritage Board features notable Peranakan figures such as philanthropist Tan Tock Seng and Singapore’s first Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. Glean valuable life lessons from pioneers here: Great Peranakans: Fifty Remarkable Lives.
Guitar Prasanna Trio
Get into the groove with this recorded performance of the Guitar Prasanna Trio at the Esplanade Recital Studio. Comprising acclaimed guitarist Prasanna, bass phenomenon Mohini Dey and Surinamese master drummer Harvey Wirht, the trio plays original hits that blend genres such as Carnatic music, jazz metal and funk. Watch the concert highlights of Guitar Prasanna Trio here.
Jack & The Beanstalk
Entertain the little ones with this timeless fairy tale, brought to life by The Storytelling Centre through this video storytelling session. Bond with the family over Jack & The Beanstalk here.
An Evening Of Xinyao II
You can’t usually singalong to orchestral performances in concert halls, but at home, there is no stopping you from sharing the stage with the stars. This recording of a xinyao concert by the Singapore Chinese Orchestra features vocal performances of well-loved Singapore Mandarin folk songs. If you have the “feels,” round up young and old at home and singalong to the songs. Enjoy the full performance of An Evening Of Xinyao II here.
Once Upon This Island
Explore this online art exhibition, from the archives of the Singapore Art Museum, which explores what home and community mean in our ever-changing city-state. Browse the selection of contemporary art in Once Upon This Island here.
For more digital arts and culture offerings you can enjoy from home, explore #SGCultureAnywhere.
(Photos: National Heritage Board, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, The Storytelling Centre, Singapore Chinese Orchestra, Singapore Art Museum)