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A Date With Friends 2017
Unforgettable Hokkien Folk Songs
知己相约: 古早的歌 – 福建民谣演唱会
Synopsis
By Yin Zheng Yang, Xiao Feng Feng, Hao Hao, Xia Hui, Amy Lin and Zhuang Qing Yu
 
Take a walk down memory lane with your loved ones at an evening of evergreen Hokkien folk favourites by singers Yin Zheng Yang, Xiao Feng Feng, Hao Hao, Xia Hui, Amy Lin and Zhuang Qing Yu. These singers from Taiwan, Malaysia and Singapore present unforgettable classics like Longing for the Spring Breeze, Rice Dumplings, Flower in Rainy Night, Four Seasons of Red and Love Never Ceases. Some of these familiar favourites became popular as early as the 1930s and capture a myriad of human emotions and life experiences of a generation.

殷正洋、小凤凤、林安咛、夏蕙、庄清玉与皓皓
 
古早的乡音,熟悉的旋律。一首首超过半个世纪的福建民谣记录了先辈们丰富多彩,喜怒哀乐的故事人生。知己相约的这个夜晚,来自台湾、马来西亚和新加坡的知名歌手包括了殷正洋、小凤凤(童欣)、林安咛、夏蕙、庄清玉还有歌手兼主持人皓皓将为大多家呈献多首从30年代就开始传唱不断的经典福建民谣如:《望春风》、《烧肉粽》、《雨夜花》、《孤女的愿望》、《四季红》、《旧情绵绵》等。带你走入时光隧道,重温福建民谣的草根情怀,动人情韵!
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Language
Performed in Hokkien
Duration
Approximately 2 hours
(20 minutes interval)

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The Studios 2017 HOPE (HARAP) A co-production with Teater Ekamatra
Written by Haresh SharmaDirected by Mohd Fared JainalA co-production with Teater Ekamatra“A badly decomposed corpse was found floating on Singapore River early this morning…”Hope, the root word of “hoping”, “hopeful”, “hopefulness”, and the like; a word that serves as the thrust for the condition, the needs, the wants of each and every human being. A father, a mother, to a son; and two friends. Human beings, each one of them. Desperate, dejected, whose fate remain undecided, whose dreams remain uncertain, and whose ambitions remain undefined, only because deep in their hearts, the seeds of hope were sown. Probably, without hope, without hoping, without being hopeful, their lives would be untainted, unscathed, undamaged, and not naked; devoured to the skeletal frames of their existence.First produced in 1994, this version of Haresh Sharma’s Hope is adapted into Malay by Zulfadli Rashid. Hope (Harap) is directed by Mohd Fared Jainal and features a stellar cast which includes Sani Hussin, Siti Hajar Abd Gani, Fir Rahman, Hirzi Zulkiflie and Nur Zakiah Bte Mohd Fared.Photo Credit: Tuckys Photography
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Raga Pallavi in Time by CHOWK Productions
Dance is a contemplation of the human body in movement, within perceptible coordinates of space and time. Or rather all dance is thinking about the body in movement, on stage with music. In Pallavi in Time, CHOWK Artistic Director Raka Maitra continues the journey of exploration that she began in Pallavi and Space (Mar 2016).A pallavi is a repeated refrain in music. In Raka’s work, it refers to choreographic refrains or elaborations; a series of fluid, complex movements and shifts inspired by odissi but now devoid of story, character and context. In the end, it is just pure dance. And pleasure.You see, it’s really all about rhythm, the beat. Rhythm punctuates time,beats out possibilities inside the palace of imagination. In those intervals, between each end and every beginning, lives the heartbeat of the dance.
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Voices Series The Philippine Madrigal Singers
The Philippine Madrigal Singers returns to the Esplanade Concert Hall for another mesmerising evening of a cappella. The Philippine Madrigal Singers, also known as Madz, showcases their vocal prowess again under the direction of choirmaster Mark Anthony Carpio. The first choir in the world to win the European Grand Prix for Choral Singing twice, Madz has also won top prizes in prestigious choral competitions in Europe. Performing in their unique seated semi-circle arrangement without a conductor, Madz presents a wide repertoire that includes Renaissance and classical music, Filipino and international folk songs, and contemporary popular music. Songs such as Ama Niamo, Gloria laus et honor and Talismane will be featured.
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Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Jaap van Zweden Violin: Ning Feng
Asia’s foremost classical orchestra returns to Singapore. Under the baton of Music Director Jaap van Zweden, one of today’s most sought-after conductors, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra makes their debut at the Esplanade Concert Hall together with International Paganini Competition winner Ning Feng. Last performing in Singapore 17 years ago, the orchestra makes a stop here as part of a five-city international tour, and presents a programme that showcases Hong Kong’s creativity and classical music culture, including the Singapore premiere of a new work from Hong Kong and masterpieces by Mozart and Mahler. ProgrammeFung Lam – Quintessence (Singapore premiere, HK Phil commission)Mozart – Violin Concerto No. 4Mahler – Symphony No. 1  Jaap van Zweden is one of today’s most distinguished conductors, and has been appointed Music Director of the New York Philharmonic from the 2018/19 season. He became Music Director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic in 2012 and has recently announced that he will continue in this role until at least summer 2022. He is also the current Music Director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. A regular guest conductor with leading orchestras around the world, he has recently made his debuts with both the Berlin and Vienna philharmonics.Watch the conductor from the orchestra’s view at the Gallery Seats. Ning Feng performs regularly in his native country of China with major international and local orchestras, in recital and with the Dragon Quartet which he founded in 2012. Now based in Berlin and enjoying a global career, Ning Feng has developed a reputation internationally as an artist of great lyricism and emotional transparency, displaying tremendous bravura and awe-inspiring technical accomplishment. Jointly Presented by Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay and Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra          The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra Singapore tour in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) is supported by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (HKETO) in Singapore.
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Spectrum SEEDS by Schola Cantorum Singapore Chamber Choir
Seeds – a beginning and an end.Schola Cantorum Chamber Choir explores facets of minimalism in music and how some of the simplest musical seeds can grow into mighty oaks. Delve into the sparse spiritual minimalism of Tavener and Pärt, treat yourself to the economy of means of Leong Yoon Pin's music, and experience the lean polyphony that creates the lush harmonies of Kelly Tang's music. Join us on our journey as the Schola Cantorum Chamber Choir continues to grow with Seeds!PROGRAMME Steve Reich - Clapping Music  Thomas Jennefelt - Villarosa SarialdiJohn Cage- Four2Leong Yoon Pin - Dragon DanceArvo Pärt - The BeatitudesJohn Tavener - Song for AtheneKelly Tang - The WindAlbert Tay – Longing
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A Date With Friends 2017 Malam Kenanganku - Jeffrydin (An Evening of My Memories - Jeffrydin)
New show added: 11 Mar, Sat, 8pm For over 50 years, pop yeh yeh has been a unique music genre that holds a special place in the hearts of the Malay community. Celebrate pop yeh yeh with one of its legends, Jeffrydin! Relive the golden age of Singapore Malay music with the band leader of the Siglap 5 as he performs hits such as Mas Mona, Kenanganku Seruling Anak Gembala and many more with backing band ZZXPrezz!_________________________________________________ Persembahan baru 11 Mac, Sabtu, 8mlm sekarang dibuka!Demam Beatles pada tahun 60an telah melahirkin pop yeh yeh, sebuah genre muzik yang unik pada dunia muzik Melayu. Walaupun hanya “hidup” untuk masa yang singkat, lagu-lagu dan pengiat-pengiatnya genre ini terus menjadi pengaruh dunia muzik Melayu. Raikan pop yeh yeh dalam satu-satunya konsert oleh lagenda Jeffrydin dari kumpulan Siglap 5. Para peminat akan dapat mengenang kembali zaman kegemilangan muzik Melayu Singapura dengan lagu-lagu seperti Mas Mona, Kenanganku, Seruling Anak Gembala dan banyak lagi. Iringan muzik oleh ZZXPrezz!
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A Date With Friends 2017 Family Secrets Two Heartwarming Stories by The Necessary Stage
Don’t Forget to Remember Me & Don’t Know, Don’t Care Written by Haresh SharmaDirected by Peter Sau Set Design by Vincent LimLighting Design by Dorothy PngSound Design by Bani Haykal What are the secrets that a family keeps from others—and do family members keep one another in the dark sometimes? The Necessary Stage’s Theatre for Seniors presents Family Secrets, a double bill of well-loved plays by Cultural Medallion winner Haresh Sharma, about two families encountering change through illness afflicting their senior members, and how they rise above the challenge to grow stronger and closer than ever. Don’t Forget to Remember MeWhen Madam Wong begins her retirement, all she can think of is enjoying her golden years with rest and serenity, surrounded by family and friends. However, rest turns into restlessness as she starts to lose her short-term memory. Her dream of a peaceful life soon becomes a nightmare of remembering and forgetting. First commissioned by the Alzheimer’s Disease Association, Don’t Forget to Remember Me is a touching and thought-provoking play that deals with the trials and tribulations of people with dementia and their struggles to come to terms with their illness. In Singapore, about five percent of people above 65 have dementia. It is an illness that causes brain cells to die at a faster rate than normal. This leads to failing memory, deterioration of intellectual function and personality changes. Dementia is not normal ageing. Cast:Al-Matin YatimCatherine SngDoreen TohPadma Krishnan Don’t Know, Don’t CareOriginally commissioned by HCA Hospice Care, Don't Know, Don't Care looks at a family trying to deal with terminal illness within the household. Wrapped up in their own lives, the family members “don't want to know”. They prefer to leave the care-giving to strangers.Soon, they realise they have to know, and they learn how to care. They discover the importance of being there for each other. In a time of illness, they can finally share a bond and experience joy.  Cast:Judy NgoMatthias TehMichael Tan 
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