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In finding new ways to bring the arts closer to you, we also want to get to know you better. Esplanade&Me (E&Me) is an opportunity for us to grow our community and strengthen our relationship with you through the arts.E&Me is more than a card for arts lovers; it’s your special pass to experience the arts, a chance to go behind the scenes, a way to support the arts – an opportunity for everyone to be engaged, be involved and be entertained.Visit www.esplanade.com for details
Hansel and Gretel In Collaboratio...
The forest is dark and cold as nightBut what do we see there in the clearing's light?A house made of sweets, oh what a delight!How could a hungry child resist such a sightBut not all that’s sweet is cause for joy,For who lives within has planned this ploy. Beloved by children and adults alike the world over, the story of Hansel and Gretel has inspired many adaptations for the stage. One of the most popular of these is Engelbert Humperdinck’s 1893 opera which remains as popular today as it was when it was first performed. Filled with lush, romantic melodies and German folk songs, Hansel and Gretel is one of the great operas to be experiences live.In this adventure for the whole family, Orchestra of the Music Makers is joined by an international and local cast of singers for this staged concert performance. Directed by Edith Podesta and conducted by Chan Tze Law, come and venture into the forest for this unforgettable performance and fun-filled performance that will delight young and old.Chan Tze Law, conductorEdith Podesta, directorStefanie Iranyi, HanselFelicitas Fuchs, GretelFiona Campbell, Gertrud & Gingerbread WitchWarwick Fyfe, PeterEvangeline Ng, Sleep FairyRachel Lim, Dew FairyDarius Lim, Chorus Master
M1 Peer Pleasure Youth Theatre Fest...
Rating to be advised Nonsense Devised & Performed by Down Syndrome Association (Singapore)Conceptualised, Written & Directed by Jean NgAssistant Director, Julius FooNonsense is a story about refugees.It is also a story about us.War is nonsense.Millions losing their families and homes is nonsense.And then,What we take as sense may sometimes be nonsense.What we take as nonsense may sometimes be beauty and hope.Nonsense is an original play devised and performed by young people with Down syndrome and other intellectual differences.The BoxDevised & Performed by St Anthony’s Canossian Secondary SchoolWritten & Directed by Dwayne LauIn a world saturated by social media and its influences on lifestyles, latest trends and body image, the temptation is to curate a pseudo perfect way of life. The Box explores the struggles that teenagers face negotiating this superficial world, filtering away flaws and blemishes so that all that remains is a hazy tint of reality.The Untitled Play (working title)Staged by UNSAIDDirected by Serena HoA new play that will draw from crowd-sourced stories on mental illness and our attitudes towards this in contemporary society. Can we make space for multiple realities? This work is staged by a collective of young doers committed to transforming the untold narratives of Singapore into meaningful and engaging works of art.M1 Peer Pleasure Youth Theatre Festival is a unique platform that mentors youths in the craft of theatre-making, providing opportunities for them to collaborate with their peers to stage productions with important social themes.For more information on the festival, please visit www.peerpleasure.orgFor general enquiries, please e-mail: email@example.com
M1 Peer Pleasure Youth Theatre Fest...
Rating to be advised Written by Sim Yan YingDirected by Adib KosnanA classic boy-meets-girl story in modern day Singapore. Or is it? Without Reason explores the challenges of an inter-racial relationship where a Chinese girl and a Malay boy struggle to overcome cultural differences, reconcile religious beliefs, and manage the expectations of friends and family. This coming-of-age story will take you on an unforgettable quest for love and the search for identity.M1 Peer Pleasure Youth Theatre Festival is a unique platform that mentors youths in the craft of theatre-making, providing opportunities for them to collaborate with their peers to stage productions with important social themes.For more information on the festival, please visit www.peerpleasure.orgFor general enquiries, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
ADAM GYORGY, PIANO
Known best for his Liszt interpretations, Adam Gyorgy is recognized worldwide as one of today’s finest pianists. As a part of his 2017/2018 World Tour, Mr. Gyorgy returns to Esplanade concert hall with a poetic program with works of Frederic Chopin, Franz Liszt and his own improvisations. Adam Gyorgy will perform a unique one hour program at Esplanade with no intermission with works of Frederic Chopin, Franz Liszt and his own. The audience will begin this musical journey with Adam Gyorgy’s improvisations, which always tells a genuine and personal story of Adam’s emotional experiences. This 20-minute section includes melodies from Adam Gyorgy’s childhood including well-known Hungarian folk-songs and his own simple melodies and finished with Chopin's Nocturne in c minor (Op 48. No.2). Afterwards, Mr. Gyorgy will continue with his favorite romantic repertoire from Frederic Chopin and Franz Liszt. The following two miniatures: two Chopin Mazurkas (c sharp minor Op. 6 No. 2 and a minor Op. 17 No. 4) are Chopin's not so often played short masterpieces. As a detour from poetry and before the meaningful coda of the night, Mr. Gyorgy quickly revisits his favourite repertoire with two of his often played virtuosic pieces, Franz Liszt's Rigoletto Paraphrase and La Campanella.Following the poetic beginning and his virtuosic interlude, Mr. Gyorgy finishes his program with the rarely played composition of Franz Liszt: Legend No. 2 in E major and one of Mr. Gyorgy’s all time favorite, Frederic Chopin’s Scherzo No. 2.Mr. Gyorgy’s ability to connect with his audience is remarkable whether in a small, intimate concert or in a large, highly televised performance. Adam Gyorgy creates an ambience that interwines celestial music and communication, in which makes up a signature Adam Gyorgy experience that is incomparable to others.In 2012, he opened the UEFA European Football Championship in Warsaw with a fun and unique interpretation of Chopin’s Winterwind broadcast live to an audience of 300 million across the globe. A prestigious Steinway Artist, Mr. Gyorgy has played in multiple sold out performances at Carnegie Hall, sold-out performances at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts (Canada), the Palace of Arts (Hungary) among others. Mr. Gyorgy’s recent performances include The United Nations Day Humanitarian Awards Gala Dinner in New York City where he was invited to the 70th Anniversary of United Nation as the honorary musical guest.
Chinese Chamber Music 5trings ...
By SCO Silk String Quintet Five outstanding Singapore Chinese Orchestra musicians present acclaimed works by Hu Deng Tiao, the late composer who established the silk string quintet performance format. Boldly incorporating Western string ensemble playing techniques while retaining the form of the traditional Chinese ensemble, this quintet features five traditional Chinese string instruments—erhu, pipa, yangqin, liuqin and guzheng. Enjoy elegant and lively quintet pieces such as A Joyful Night, Martial Arts in the Farmland, Three Variations on the Yangguan Pass and more. The SCO Silk String Quintet comprises Lin Hock Siang (erhu), Zhang Li (liuqin/zhongruan), Qu Jian Qing (yangqin), Zhang Yin (pipa) and Xu Hui (guzheng). There will be a post-show talk in English and Mandarin.
Classics Philippe Herreweghe cond...
The Orchestre des Champs-Elysées, led by artistic director and principal conductor Philippe Herreweghe, makes its Esplanade Concert Hall debut with two of Beethoven’s most famous symphonies. Experience Beethoven’s signature works as the well-loved composer meant for them to be heard, on the 190th anniversary of his death, as the orchestra performs using only instruments that existed during Beethoven’s lifetime. The Orchestre des Champs-Elysées is devoted to the performance of music written from the mid-18th to the early 20th century, and has been in residence at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris and the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels. The orchestra has also performed in major concert halls such as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Musikverein in Vienna and the Barbican Centre in London, and has toured Japan, Korea, China and Australia. Artistic director and principal conductor Philippe Herreweghe is the recipient of numerous European awards for his artistic imagination and commitment, and in 1990 was named by the European press as the “Musical Personality of the Year”. Programme: Beethoven - Symphony No. 5 in C minorBeethoven - Symphony No. 7 in A major
Coffee Morning & Afternoon Tea Be...
Known as Taiwan’s Elvis Presley, Yu Tian has won fans all over Asia with his rich melodious voice and powerful vocals. Cai Zhen Xiong, first-runner up of the 1983 Singapore Broadcasting Corporation Talentime competition, performs a selection of Yu Tian’s most well-known songs such as Under the Banyan Tree, It's Dusk Again and By the Sea. Vouchers for coffee/tea will be provided at each performance. Limited to one voucher per ticket.
Coffee Morning & Afternoon Tea Ra...
The golden voice of Karen Carpenter lives on in Singapore songstress Wendy Chin. Join Wendy and her band as they bring you on a nostalgic journey with unforgettable songs like Close to You, Yesterday Once More, Jambalaya and more!Vouchers for coffee/tea will be provided at each performance. Limited to one voucher per ticket.
FLOW - A DJ's Story of KoFlow
Pain, doubt, love and the search for an identity. This is the story, a hip hop theatrical experience, of a boy who grew up to become the Singapore musician known as DJ KoFlow. Featuring special guests Shigga Shay (rapper), Radikal Forze (b-boy crew), Mohammed Noor (drummer) and more, set against a spectacular curved screen with visuals by UNTITLED Project, Flow features original songs and brand new works written specially for the concert. DJ KoFlow was there when hip hop was formally introduced to Singapore in the late 1990s. Not knowing what it really meant and where it would take him, it was both a joy and a risk. Could this be a career? Would he be successful? What would his family think? Why hip hop even? This is how DJ KoFlow set out to prove that a boy, or anyone else like him, doesn’t need to accept a future that has been laid out for them. Follow DJ KoFlow atwww.facebook.com/djkoflowwww.instagram.com/djkoflowwww.twitter.com/djkoflowwww.djkoflow.comwww.soundcloud.com/koflow
Feed Your Imagination (F.Y.I) 2017 ...
Under the direction of Syed Ahmad, the band Orkes Nuri will take audiences on a journey back in time to trace the chronology of Malay music history from pre-independence 1900s to present day Singapore that will surely incite nostalgia. Orkes Nuri is made up of talented musicians and is led by the famous Azrin Abdullah. Through Lagu Nuri Terbang Malam, the programme will feature many popular songs that were produced by artists of the different eras such as songs from the Bangsawan, Tanya Sama Hati by P. Ramlee, Lagu Kacang by Ahmad C.B, Suzanna by M. Osman, Hati Emas by Kembara, Seiring dan Sejalan by Sharifah Aini dan Broery Marantika. The programme will be hosted by Farhana M. Noor, a familiar face on Suria. She will be partnered with Farez Najid, an actor who has featured in many theatre programmes. Accompanied by them is Orkes Nuri, led by Azrin Abdullah. Hosted by Farhana M. Noor, a familiar face on TV screens, and Farez Najid, a versatile theatre artist with big talent, this programme will explore how how various social, historical, cultural and inter-cultural changes have influenced the Malay community, its language and culture. Creative TeamDirector: Syed AhmadProgramme Consultant: Zulfadhli RashidAudio Visuals: Safuan Bin Johari Facilitators:Farez NajidFarhana M. Noor MusiciansGuitars & Mandolin: Azrin AbdullahKeyboards, Flute & Accordian: Muhammad Hafiz Bin JamatBass: Muhammad Hadi Adl-Thouib Bin RosmanViolin & Accordian: Muhammad Fadhli Bin RamliDrum kit: Mohammad Nizafauzi Bin NorliePercussions: Saidrudy Bin Mohammed Buang
Feed Your Imagination (F.Y.I) 2017 ...
Directed by Grace Kalaiselvi featuring various artistsHave you ever wondered why elephants fear mice or why the turtle’s shell is cracked? Join Grace Kalaiselvi and friends as they take you on a journey through fables from the Panchatantra, one of the oldest collections of Indian fables.The stories are told through Villu Paatu, also known as ‘bow song’, an ancient art form of musical storytelling where narration is accompanied with live music from traditional Indian instruments.
Forbidden City - Portrait of an Emp...
Singapore Repertory Theatre and Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, invite you to join us for the restaging of the most successful original musical ever to be produced in Singapore – Forbidden City: Portrait of an Empress. Following three sold-out runs and over 100,000 tickets sold, this epic musical promises to be the cultural event of the year. The musical stars Kit Chan as the Empress Dowager Cixi, with Cheryl Tan as the young imperial concubine, Yehenara, and features music by Cultural Medallion winner, Dick Lee. The cast will also include West End and Broadway star Earl Carpenter (Les Misérables) and Broadway star Steffanie Leigh (Mary Poppins) as well as Singapore's very own Sebastian Tan (Broadway Beng). Two of the greatest icons of China’s ancient history come to life before your eyes in a spectacular musical of epic proportions. Come step into the cloaked world of the Forbidden City and the legendary Empress Dowager Cixi. You’ll be mesmerized by this soulful tale of dark secrets, whispered rumours, love, betrayal and power. Forbidden City: Portrait of an Empress explodes on stage with stunning sets, costumes and the ever-haunting question of the truth. What really happened in the Forbidden City over a century ago? Who was the real Dowager Empress? The Dragon Lady of myth? Or a misunderstood victim of circumstance? Experience Forbidden City: Portrait of an Empress…then you decide.*The role of The Empress Dowager Cixi will be played by Cheryl Tan, Kit Chan and Sheila Francisco depicting different stages of her life.
Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra ...
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.
Limelight 2017 by Ang Mo Kio Second...
Ang Mo Kio Secondary School Symphonic Band is helmed by resident conductor, Mr Brando Tan, and assistant conductor, Mr Sebastian Koh. With over 100 members, the band has a wide ranging repertoire which it showcases its musical abilities at various performance venues and enthralled the public with different genres of music catering to different audiences. For over a decade, it has consistently achieved the best standard of Certificate of Distinction in the Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation.Joining the band at this concert is Ang Mo Kio Alumni Wind Ensemble. The Alumni Wind Ensemble has been featured prominently in band concerts together with the school’s symphonic band since it was formed in 2006.This night's concert will feature an exciting repertoire of wind music to entertain the audience and celebrate our newfound passion in music-making. Highlights of the night include Songs of the Sailor and Sea, Sunny Island, The Times, Cinderella, I need to be in Love, How to Train your Dragon, March Spring Breeze, Japanese Graffiti 18 & Field Overture.
Limelight 2017 by CHIJ Katong Conve...
Formed in 2010, the CHIJ Katong Convent Concert Band now has a total of 50 student musicians under the baton of Mr. Sim Kim Seng and Mr. Ong Yeow Tong.Despite its short history, the concert band has made outstanding achievements in the local schools' arts scene. The band was awarded Gold Awards at the biennial Singapore International Band Festival (SIBF) and the National Band Competition consecutively from 2012 to 2016. At the 2013 and 2015 Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation, the band attained Certificates of Distinction. Its clarinet ensemble also won the First Prize at the 2015 Singapore Clarinet Festival Ensemble Competition.Throughout the year, all members attend numerous concerts performed by various ensembles, such as the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and by musicians from the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory. In addition to their exposure to excellent musical works, every member is trained to take the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music practical examinations to develop their skills and talents.Since its inception, the concert band has performed in many concerts and recitals. More recently in 2014, the band was invited to perform at the SIBF Winner Bands Presentation at the Esplanade Concert Hall. The band was again invited to perform at the newly refurbished Victoria Concert Hall in November 2014 and 2016.The concert band has taken part in exchange programmes with ensembles such as the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and Macau Youth Symphonic Band. The band has also worked with renowned conductors and composers such as Yo Goto, Toro Miura, Frank Tryoka and Richard Saucedo.In their second Limelight performance, the band performs contemporary compositions for the wind ensemble. Be swept away with the blustery atmosphere created in Whirlwind by Jodie Blackshaw and energised by Covington Square by James Swearingen. Sit back and be enchanted by familiar favourites from Charlie Puth, Pharrell Williams, Disney blockbusters such as Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and Pirates of the Caribbean.
Limelight 2017 by Catholic High Sch...
The Edward Becheras Choir is a premier, multi-award winning Soprano Alto Tenor and Bass (SATB) choir under the guidance and instruction of internationally-acclaimed choral director and conductor, Professor Nelson Kwei and Mr Kane Teo. Well regarded in the local choral community and acknowledged as one of the top Secondary School choirs in Singapore, the Edward Becheras Choir hail from humble origins almost half a century ago. The choir has evolved to become a sophisticated group known for producing quality music. This rare choir showcases male sopranos and altos - usually sung by female voices. Through months of rigorous practising of technique, the choir has honed the skill of singing with a falsetto, creating a beautiful tone quality unique to male upper voices. They pride themselves with a prodigious repertoire of choral songs, ranging from the classics to modern selections, from timely to dynamic pieces, providing choristers with exposure towards the various styles of choral music. Holding a multitude of awards to its name, the choir is also often invited to participate in workshops and masterclasses. Under the guidance of esteemed conductor Professor Nelson Kwei, and with the principles of hard work, pride and a zero tolerance towards imperfection at the heart of the choir, the Edward Becheras Choir continues to provide a holistic choral experience for its members. The Choir’s motto "Pride. Passion. Performance" is a reminder to all singers to take pride in their abilities, be passionate about singing and to give their best in every performance. Join them at their debut performance at Limelight.
Limelight 2017 by Fairfield Symphon...
Fairfield Methodist Girls' School, then located at Neil Road in Chinatown, was one of the first schools in Singapore to start a band in 1967. The Fairfield Methodist Girls’ School Brass Band grew from a group of twenty pioneer members and flourished into the Fairfield Methodist Military Band from 1983‐1992. The Fairfield Methodist Military Band later was converted to Fairfield Symphonic Band (FSB) in 1993.Under the baton of Mdm Tan Soh Hwa, FSB has attained a high standard of showmanship and recognition through public performances and music activities over the years. It participated in a band exchange cum cultural tour with the world‐renowned Kinki University Band and Affiliated School Bands in Osaka, Japan in 2008 and 2010. Recent achievements include Certificate of Distinction at the Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation in 2013 and 2015, Gold award at National Band Competition 2014.Join the Fairfield Symphonic Band as the delight you with tunes such as Fantasy Adventure at the Movies, Flight: Adventure in the Sky and Soundtrack Highlights from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Limelight 2017 by Meridian Junior C...
Established in 2003, the Meridian Junior College Choir has been active in the local music scene, taking part in functions within the college, choral workshops, festivals and competitions. The high standard of this young choir was affirmed when they achieved Gold awards in the prestigious biennial Singapore Youth Festival Central Judging in 2005, 2007, 2011, and the highest Gold with Honours award in 2009. The Choir obtained a Certificate of Distinction in the recent Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation 2013 & 2015.Under the leadership of their directors, Mr. Nelson Kwei and Mr. Foong Hak Luen, the Choir continues to scale new heights in choral singing. At every performance, the Choir strives to impress the audience with its vibrant choral tone and interpretative skills. In addition, they have always aimed to perform challenging works of choral music; with a wide repertoire that ranges from classical to modern pieces.Join the Meridian Junior College Choir for a night of song as they bring you tunes such as Karimatanu Kuicha, Blue! ‘Tis the Life of Heaven, O Salutaris Hostia and Good Night Dear Heart.
Limelight 2017 by Victoria Junior C...
Join Victoria Junior College (VJC) Symphonic Band as they bring you a night of captivating music. Under the direction of music director Adrian Chiang, the band will be presenting an array of diverse works from all over the world, ranging from popular local favourites, May You Achieve Happiness, Mohd Rasull’s grand recomposition of Zubir Said’s endearing Semoga Bahagia (better known as our Children’s Day Song), to pieces beyond Southeast Asia. The band will also be performing Toshio Mashima's Les Trois Notes Du Japon, a spectacular suite that offers three visions of the Japanese environment, and Mexican composer Arturo Márquez's Danzon No. 2, one of the most popular Mexican contemporary classical music compositions.Since its formation in 1984, VJC Symphonic Band has endeavoured to nurture its students' musical proficiency and to develop in them a life-long interest in music. In this spirit, the band has staged numerous public concerts over the years and has participated actively in the Singapore Youth Festival, garnering top awards.
Musical Portraits by Kenneth Hamilt...
Kenneth Hamilton returns to the Esplanade for one of his ever-popular concerts, presenting a colourful selection of piano music inspired by pictures and paintings, along with Chopin’s stunning third Sonata.
PLAYtime! 2017 Koko the Great
Before Koko’s mother leaves for the market, she reminds him never to go beyond the river. The moment he’s alone, Koko wears a pot as a helmet, wields a spatula as a sword and proudly proclaims that he is Koko the Great. Off he goes on his adventure, creating quite a ruckus in the kampong. Join Koko in this terrific adventure story and discover if he goes beyond the river! Walk into the wonderful world of Koko the Great, a kampong alive with colours, friendly animal puppets, sing-a-longs, dance-a-longs, surprises and more! Koko’s tale of adventure was inspired by Singaporean artist Liu Kang’s oil painting, Life by the River. Adapted from the children’s book Koko the Great, written by Natalie Hennedige, illustrated by Twisstii and inspired by Singaporean artist Liu Kang’s oil painting, Life by the River. Directed by Natalie HennedigeScript by Natalie HennedigeMusic by Philip Tan Sensory friendly version of this production will be available on 23 & 26 Aug, Wed & Sat. A sensory friendly performance provides a welcoming and relaxed environment for children, and is particularly suited for those on the autism spectrum or with sensory sensitivities. To find out what sensory friendly performances are, visit www.esplanade.com/sensoryfriendly. To purchase tickets to a sensory friendly Koko the Great performance, visit http://www.sistic.com.sg/events/cgreat0817
PLAYtime! 2017 Sensory Friendly P...
Meet Fatimah, the little girl with a bright smile on her face and feet that cannot stop dancing! One rainy afternoon, Fatimah meets a mysterious and magical lion that takes her on a thrilling adventure. In this newly discovered world of fun, Fatimah learns about friendship, laughter and the power of… magical socks! Dance, laugh, sing and imagine with Fatimah in this colourful theatrical delight. Adapted from the children’s book Fatimah and her Magic Socks, written by Zizi Azah Bte Abdul Majid and illustrated by Izmir Ickbal. This sensory friendly performance provides a welcoming and relaxed environment for children, and is particularly suited for those on the autism spectrum or with sensory sensitivities. To find out what sensory friendly performances are, visit www.esplanade.com/sensoryfriendly.Fatimah is still looking for her socks! Stay tuned to this page for more updates on the production.Directed by Daniel JenkinsScript by Zizi Azah Bte Abdul MajidMusic by Stan X Soap
PLAYtime! 2017 Sensory Friendly P...
Before Koko’s mother leaves for the market, she reminds him never to go beyond the river. The moment he’s alone, Koko wears a pot as a helmet, wields a spatula as a sword and proudly proclaims that he is Koko the Great. Off he goes on his adventure, creating quite a ruckus in the kampong. Join Koko in this terrific adventure story and discover if he goes beyond the river! Walk into the wonderful world of Koko the Great, a kampong alive with colours, friendly animal puppets, sing-a-longs, dance-a-longs, surprises and more! Koko’s tale of adventure was inspired by Singaporean artist Liu Kang’s oil painting, Life by the River. Adapted from the children’s book Koko the Great, written by Natalie Hennedige, illustrated by Twisstii and inspired by Singaporean artist Liu Kang’s oil painting, Life by the River.This sensory friendly performance provides a welcoming and relaxed environment for children, and is particularly suited for those on the autism spectrum or with sensory sensitivities. To find out what sensory friendly performances are, visit www.esplanade.com/sensoryfriendly. Koko is still getting ready for an adventure across the river. Stay tuned to this page for more updates on the production.Directed by Natalie HennedigeScript by Natalie HennedigeMusic by Philip Tan
PLAYtime! 2017 Fatimah and Her Magi...
Meet Fatimah, the little girl with a bright smile on her face and feet that cannot stop dancing! One rainy afternoon, Fatimah meets a mysterious and magical lion that takes her on a thrilling adventure. In this newly discovered world of fun, Fatimah learns about friendship, laughter and the power of... magical socks! Dance, laugh, sing and imagine with Fatimah in this colourful theatrical delight especially created for children aged 2 to 4. Adapted from the children's book Fatimah and her Magic Socks, written by Zizi Azah Bte Abdul Majid and illustrated by Izmir Ickbal. Directed by Daniel JenkinsScript by Zizi Azah Bte Abdul MajidMusic by Stan X Soap Sensory friendly version of this production will be available on 11 & 13 May, Thu & Sat. A sensory friendly performance provides a welcoming and relaxed environment for children, and is particularly suited for those on the autism spectrum or with sensory sensitivities. To find out what sensory friendly performances are, visit www.esplanade.com/sensoryfriendly. To purchase tickets to a sensory friendly Fatimah and Her Magic Socks performance, visit http://www.sistic.com.sg/events/cmagic0517.
Raga Pallavi in Time by CHOWK P...
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.
SOUND OF WISDOM 2 - HEAL 净世慧音2
World renowned Buddhist music composer and vocalist Imee Ooi and the JSJG Men's Dharma Group, along with their concert team, premiered The Sound of Wisdom at Istana Budaya National Theatre Kuala Lumpur in 2015 before going on tour to the Singapore Esplanade Concert Hall, Medan and Jakarta. They performed to a total audience of 20,000. In gratitude for the great support and anticipation from fans and music followers, Imee will be presenting another exquisite production with her group and team, Sound of Wisdom 2 - HEAL, which seeks to continue the spreading of loving-kindness, peace and light throughout the world.
SSO POPS CONCERT: MAKOTO OZONE RH...
"In a series of dazzling, improvised cadenzas, Ozone showed how much classically grounded technique can expand a jazz pianist's freedom." - The New York Times TCHAIKOVSKY (arr. ELLINGTON& STRAYHORN, orch TYZIK) The Nutcracker SuiteRAVEL Concerto in G major TYZIK Symphonic Swing GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue Prepare to be thrilled as acclaimed Japanese jazz pianist Makoto Ozone joins Joshua Tan and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra at the Esplanade Concert Hall for a one-night-only Pops Concert featuring American composer George Gershwins ever-popular Rhapsody In Blue, which draws on lively jazz elements. Makoto Ozone will also perform Ravel's Concerto in G major.
Spectrum SETTS #4
This season of Spectrum, we looked at the roots of minimalism through the works of Steve Reich and how they have influenced the music of today. In the Far East, another strain exists—gamelan music, of which interlocking rhythms and harmonic patterns from Java and Bali blend to create almost-hypnotic sounds. These Singapore premieres trace the influence of gamelan on western music, performed by the Southeastern Ensemble for Today's and Tomorrow's Sounds (SETTS), a contemporary chamber ensemble with a focus on Southeast Asian compositions.This programme represents the microcosm of peoples, cultures, environments and even economic models that aggregately create beautiful diversity and showcases the range and universality that represents Southeast Asian and Western classical music today.Experience a rich tapestry of contemporary soundscapes as we celebrate the magical Indonesian tradition of gamelan music at SETTS #4.PROGRAMMEHoh Chung Shih – secret music one (Singapore premiere)Winton White - Kirishitan Mantra for Solo Percussion and Marimba (Singapore premiereLou Harrison - Varied TrioAnanda Sukarlan - Ménage à troisGatot Danar Sulistiyanto - Trio for Flute, Oboe and ClarinetMichael Asmara - Fantasia for String QuartetAldi Maulana - Pakuan VI for Woodwind Trio
The Studios 2017 HOPE (HARAP) A...
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
The Studios 2017 THIS CHORD AND O...
Written by Haresh SharmaDirected by Timothy NgaA commission by The StudiosThis Chord and Others is a comedy about friendship and a witty exploration of identity through the eyes of three young men, Sukdev, Gerald and Thomas. The three friends work together and enjoy spending time with one another, until a job promotion and office talent time come between them, leading the men to discover new truths and challenges about their race, religion, background and friendship. First staged in 1991, and last performed in 2000, This Chord & Others is one of the first full-length comedies written by Haresh Sharma. This revival of the play, staged 25 years after it was first written, asks, "How do we carry the vestiges of our various histories?" This 2017 re-staging is directed by Timothy Nga and stars Neo Hai Bin, Thomas Pang and Pavan J Singh, with creative design by Bani Haykal Mohamed, Bernice Ong, Adrian Tan, Ong Kian Peng and Koh Wan Ching. Photo Credit: Tuckys Photography
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