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Singapore International Festival of Arts 2020

As Singapore’s annual pinnacle performing arts festival, the Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) presents captivating and diverse works across theatre, music, dance, film and visual arts. First launched as the Singapore Festival of Arts in 1977, the festival has gone through several evolutions and inspired generations of arts lovers and practitioners. Today, the highly anticipated festival is a high point on Singapore’s arts and cultural calendar. Under the helm of Festival Director Gaurav Kripalani, SIFA continues its festival mission to champion the creation and presentation of Singaporean and international works. From May 2020, the Singapore International Festival of Arts goes virtual with the launch of SIFA v2.020. Featuring a line-up of virtual talks, workshops, vodcasts, performances and more, please visit sifa.sg for details.

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Presenting #StageOnScreen For All Live Entertainment Fans

A digital hub of all your favourite live entertainment shows and experiences - bringing the stage to you on screen. Click into a virtual tour or enjoy our range of videos spanning from concerts, orchestra, to full theatre recordings. Relive the magic of these great works again! As we await the day that we reunite at the stage, grab a seat at home and enjoy these great events on screen. Check back on this page for the latest uploads and upcoming online releases!

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SISTIC Live - Our New Streaming Platform

SISTIC Live allows you to stream past and present productions on any internet enabled device, enjoying unparalleled access to live entertainment from the comfort of your own homes. Easily purchase tickets to upcoming streamed events on SISTIC’s website via a seamless and secure booking experience and contactless payment. Find out more about SISTIC LIVE through these FAQs. Browse events on SISTIC Live below to find your next event or show to watch!

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#WatchFromHome? Here’s your guide to free entertainment online

There is nothing like experiencing a concert or a play live in the theatre. But hey, with great content, you can still enjoy it in the next best possible way too - from home! We’ve put together a handy, comprehensive list of free recordings, live-streams and virtual tours to get you started on your daily dose of live entertainment on-demand. Meanwhile, we also have a dedicated hub of online videos from past SISTIC events at #StageOnScreen! As this list is going to get really long, here is a helpful section listing to help you get to where you need to: Upcoming releases Already released, by genre: Concerts Theatre & Musicals Comedy Orchestra Dance Kids Virtual Tours ​ Mark your calendars for these upcoming releases: 27 Jun 2020, 8pm (Available till 30 Sep 2020): Emily of Emerald Hill (2010) (Ft. Margaret Chan) by Wild Rice 3 Aug - 31 Dec 2020: @ Home, Truly: A Digital Experience by National Museum of Singapore 8 Aug 2020, 8pm (Available till 7 Sep, 12pm): Sing-Kopi-Ra by Kopi Katz on Esplanade Offstage 11 Aug 2020, 8pm (Available till 7 Sep, 12pm): To: You (__ Miles Away) by Yokez & Isaac on Esplanade Offstage 16 Aug 2020, 8pm (Available till 7 Sep, 12pm): An Intimate Performance with Amni Musfirah on Esplanade Offstage 29 Aug 2020, 8pm (Available till 7 Sep, 12pm): Finding the Light Again by Christiane Mikaela on Esplanade Offstage 7 Sep 2020, 9pm: GO LIVE! In Conversation With Ivan Heng, Gaurav Kripalani and Adrian Pang 23 Sep 2020, 9pm: Rock With Us Online Charity Concert for Darul Ihsan Orphanage (ft. Angela Zhang, Joi Chua, Jimmy Ye, WeiBird, Jeremy Monteiro and more) ​ Concerts 831 – 八三夭線上直播演唱會 YouTube Music Night Popular Taiwanese band 831 plays a digital concert on 30 May 2020. David Guetta – United At Home / Fundraising Live from NYC DJ David Guetta plays a 2-hour set with an online audience. Join the virtual party. Dear Class of 2020: A Virtual Graduation (ft Barack and Michelle Obama, BTS, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, and more) YouTube Originals “Dear Class of 2020," a virtual commencement celebration bringing together inspirational leaders, celebrities, and YouTube creators to celebrate graduates, their families, and their communities. . Diplo – Corona World Tour Weekly DJ Sets Producer Diplo plays 4 sets weekly, with daily themes such as Coronasabbath. Check his schedule here. Foo Fighters - Live at Wembley Stadium (2008) Full Concert Foo Fighters releases multiple full concert recordings on their YouTube channel! JJ Lin 林俊傑 – 327 LOVE WISHES Live Stream 直播見面会 Featuring special collaborations with some of the biggest names in Mandopop such as David Tao, Tanya Chua and Mayday, this is one star-studded special online concert that fans should not miss! Josh Groban – Awake Live Concert Full recording of Josh Groban's 'Awake Live' Concert is shared as part of Groban's weekly Movie Nights series! More concerts and live chats will be released so look out for that in the upcoming releases section. Judas Priest – 'Epitaph' Full Concert Full recording of Judas Priest's 'Epitaph' concert. Mayday 五月天 - [ 突然好想見到你 ] Mayday Live in the Sky 線上演唱會 A concert specially filmed for this pandemic times, and fittingly released on the last day of the month of May! Features the band performing some of its most recognizable songs in an empty stadium. Features guest singers Jam Hsiao and Li Rong Hao. Metallica – Various Concert Recordings Every Tuesday at 8am, metal legends Metallica will release a complete Metallica show from their archives! Mike Shinoda – Music Production Livestream Watch the hip-hop veteran Mike Shinoda's daily music production process such as beat-making and recreating Nintendo Game Boy sounds. If creating tracks is a skill you wish to master, be sure to follow him on his YouTube channel! One World: Together At Home Together Special Concert by Global Citizen, Lady Gaga and WHO The mega 8-hour online concert was put together to celebrate COVID-19 workers and encourage the global audience to stay home. Featuring artistes all around the world such as Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, John Legend, Eason Chan, SuperM, Jennifer Lopez, Billie Eillish and more. Prince - Prince & The Revolution Live Concert The Prince Estate, in partnership with Warner Records, have released the live audio of Prince and the Revolution: Live, a historic concert captured at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY on March 30, 1985. Radiohead – Various concert recordings Full recordings of Radiohead’s concerts Live in Berlin (September 2016) and Live From A Tent in Dublin (October 2000) are now on Radiohead’s YouTube #StayHome playlist. Singapore International Festival of Arts - SIFA v2.020 SIFA may be taking a hiatus for 2020, but it has gone virtual with the launch of SIFA v2.020! It will feature a line-up of virtual talks, workshops, vodcasts, performances and more. Check out their latest releases. Take Back The Nights - Episode 2: Jack and Rai, Izat Ibrahim, Caspar Francis Local musicians takes back the nights! In this episode recorded before the Circuit Breaker, veterans Jack and Rai, as well as Izat and Caspar Francis takes the stage with live sets! Theatre & Musicals Department of Dreams – City Garage (USA) In this Orweillian comedy, a government collects its citizens dreams in a central depository and sifts through it for threats. It is part of the The International Online Theatre Festival 2020. Macbeth – Shakespeare’s Globe (UK) [Available for a limited period (Macbeth)] Catch these Shakespeare classic handled by Shakespeare’s Globe themselves, in the iconic Globe Theatre where the Bard himself staged his plays. Tangled: The Musical – Disney Cruise Lines (US) Love the brave and lovable Rapunzel in Disney's Tangled? Check out the live musical as performed on Disney's Cruise Lines, available for virtual viewing. The Clock God From The West 西洋钟 – Quirky Moth Theatre 鼓楼西剧场 (China) Produced by one of the leading theatre companies in China, this melodramatic fantasy piece incorporates Peking Opera elements while exploring how a family in the late Qing dynasty seeks to turn back time and find a resolution from their destitute circumstances via a magical Western clock gifted by the late Empress. It is part of the The International Online Theatre Festival 2020. The Unknown Island – Gate Theatre (London, UK) Based on Nobel prize-winning novelist Jose Saramago’s short story, The Tale of the Unknown Island, adapted for the stage. This piece was critically acclaimed by major British media and presented by off-West End company Gate Theatre. Comedy #50DaysofLaughter - Dream Academy (Singapore) For 50 days, Dream Academy will upload daily comedic skits from Kumar, Broadway Beng, Selena Tan, Rishi Budhrani, Dim Sum Dollies and more. The Daily Social Distancing Show - Trevor Noah (USA) Social distancing can’t stop the Daily Show, as Trevor Noah continues to deliver laughter and wit to us from a safe distance. Opera and Orchestra Concertgebouworkest - Piano Concerto No. 3 - Rachmaninoff One of the world’s top orchestras, the Concertgebouworkest from The Netherlands will be premiering full concert recordings every few days. Check their schedule here. Ding Yi Music Company – Musical Frontiers 2019 A cross-cultural showcase featuring the award-winning Vietnamese Bamboo Ensemble, Suc Son Moi, with Ding Yi Music Company, Singapore’s Chinese chamber music ensemble. Catch more of their digital exclusives on their YouTube channel. Live with Carnegie Hall Tune in for unforgettable episodes that feature some of the world’s finest artists as they share behind-the-scenes stories, excerpts from past performances, and live musical moments. You may also view live streams on their Facebook and Instagram. Municipal Theatre of Bologna – The Barber of Seville by Rossini Experience an comic opera masterpiece composed by one of the most noted Italian masters Gioachino Rossini, in one of the most important opera houses of Italy. View more from last season's opera performances in their channel. Ryuichi Sakamoto – Playing the Piano for the Isolated Ryuichi Sakamoto, celebrated Japanese composer releases concert film Playing the Piano for the Isolated with Special Guest - Hidejiro Honjoh. Under these special circumstances, he is also regularly releasing musical collaboration with musicians to document the sensations he has been feeling. Follow his releases at his YouTube channel. Singapore Chinese Orchestra - #dabaoSCO Singapore’s premiere Chinese orchestra lets you “dabao” home their past concerts recordings on YouTube! They are also posting short daily clips from musicians playing fun tunes on their Facebook and Instagram. Said tunes include #ClapforSG to the beat of Ravel’s Bolero, and Studio Ghibli classics via a virtual Chinese orchestra. Singapore National Youth Chinese Orchestra - #SNYCOReplay Relish the virtuosity of young musical talents with award-winning compositions as SNYCO brings back their past concerts on their YouTube channel. Singapore Symphony Orchestra – #SSOPlayOn Digital Season SSO continues to delight orchestra fans online with more than 3 weekly uploads, including newly released concert footage, music meditation and more! See SSO’s upcoming online releases at #StageOnScreen video hub of SISTIC events! The Royal Opera - Gloriana As Queen Elizabeth I approaches the end of her reign and her affection for the impulsive Earl of Essex is tested, should she follow the guidance of her advisors or will she be swayed by emotion? The juxtaposition of the modern and the archaic in William Plomer’s libretto is amplified in music that artfully fuses the sounds and manners of Tudor England. Dance Live Dance Class – 1MILLION Dance Studio (South Korea) Daily and past live dance classes by the dance studio that choreographed hit dances for K-pop superstars TWICE (‘TT’), Sunmi (‘Gashina’), and more. Whispers From The Dragon's Teeth Gate 龙牙门-重现 - Dance Ensemble Singapore Embark on a mystical journey to the fabled Dragon’s Teeth Gate and unearth the forgotten stories of Singapore’s distant past in an original dance-drama production. It features influences from renowned Indonesian choreographer Didik Nini Thowok, and incorporates local touches by historian Kua Bak Lim, playwright Han Laoda, and Peranakan costume designer Raymond Wong. Kids Feelings to the Max - Wild Rice (Singapore) Bored by Circuit-Breaker? Missing friends and school? Max is too! In this educational video series perfect for children aged 5 and up, find out how - with the help of his friend, Jasmine - Max learns to identify, understand and manage his emotions as he rides out the last phase of Singapore’s Circuit-Breaker and prepares to go back to school. Storytelling Series – Gateway Kids Club (Singapore) Every week, Gateway Kids Club uploads a new storytelling session in their online Storytelling Series! Catch the latest storytelling event on SISTIC Live here. Workshops – ArtScience Museum (Singapore) Get crafty with ArtScience At Home workshops! They've released fun workshops teaching you how to make a space mission patch, automata and paper beads. Look out for new episodes released every fortnight on Friday. Fun At Home Activities – Sesame Street (USA) Make being home with kids great again with this incredible playlist of 40 videos full of DIY crafts, dance, food, story-telling and even MONSTER MEDITATION! This playlist is also for the parents who loved Sesame Street too – here’s a self-care PSA from them to you! Storytime with Uncle Joe and Aunty Faridah (Malaysia) This animated duo from Malaysia has got you parents’ back with a series of fun stories for your child’s reading time. Young Children’s Concert – Singapore Chinese Orchestra Let your children learn about wind instruments in the Chinese Orchestra in an engaging manner, through a fun story narrated by the conductor himself, while conducting the orchestra. Perfect as a home-based learning resource. Virtual Tours ArtScience Museum (Singapore) Stay connected with ArtScience Museum our latest online programme, ArtScience at Home. Tune in to an exciting line-up of talks, performances, virtual tours and more over the upcoming months! Asian Civilisations Museum - VirtualACM (Singapore) Explore the various galleries of the ACM virtually! Galleries include the Jewellery, Fashion and Textiles, and the Ceramics gallery. National Museum of Singapore - An Old New World Digital Edition (Singapore) An Old New World: Digital Edition allows you to virtually explore the exhibition An Old New World: From the East Indies to the Founding of Singapore, 1600s–1819, which features personal collections from the families of Stamford Raffles and William Farquhar, as well as treasures from international museums such as the Royal Collections Trust, London to highlights from our National Collection. Singapore Art Museum (Singapore) SAM's #MuseumFromHome series allows you to view exhibits from SAM's galleries, watch virtual curator tours of past exhibits, or simply take a virtual tour of the museum. Singapore Philatelic Museum (Singapore) Photo: National Heritage Board, Singapore Philatelic Museum More than just a stamp museum, the SPM curates colourful exhibitions which transports children and adults alike into a different world. Check out full virtual tours of their Little Prince: Behind the Story exhibition and the Harry Potter-themed Collecting Magic: From Stamps to Wands. Forbidden City (China) Home to 24 Chinese emperors, the Forbidden City is majestic in architecture and resplendent with cultural artefacts. Take an architecture tour, or take your pick of the exhibits on display! If you are a Huan Zhu Ge Ge fan, you will want to check out the Shufang Zhai tour where the princesses lived in. Ghibli Museum, Mitaka (Japan) Calling Studio Ghibli fans! Every week, the Ghibli Museum, Mitaka uploads a new video of a walkthrough of a section of the museum. Let the magic of Ghibli works bring you peace and wonder at home! British Museum (UK) The great British Museum needs no introduction to the museum enthusiast. View their enormous artefact collection via their place in a digital interactive timeline of world history. Van Gogh Museum (The Netherlands) Housing the most famous of Van Gogh art, take virtual tours of the museum, the digitally archived collection of artwork or check out their online exhibits exploring the artist’s life. Wild Earth - Daily Safari Drives in Africa (Africa) Photo: LiveEarth YouTube Join safari rangers as they take viewers through the African wilderness live every day at sunrise and sunset! Catch the live streams at 12pm (sunrise) and 9pm (sunset). Keep updated with the latest online video content from past events and local performance groups at SISTIC's #StageOnScreen hub. ​

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Singapore Symphony Orchestra

Since its founding in 1979, the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) has been Singapore’s flagship orchestra, touching lives through music and providing the heartbeat of our cultural scene. Bridging the musical traditions of East and West, the orchestra has a versatile repertoire which spans all-time favourites and orchestral masterpieces to cutting-edge premieres. The orchestra makes its performing home at the 1,800-seat Esplanade Concert Hall. More intimate works and community performances take place at the 673-seat Victoria Concert Hall, the home of the SSO. The SSO also manages the Singapore Symphony Choruses, the chamber music series VCHpresents, the Singapore International Piano Festival, the Singapore National Youth Orchestra and the National Piano & Violin Competition.

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