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A Date With Friends 2018
It's Now or Never
- A Tribute to Elvis Presley

by Romito Mendoza & Reto Caviezel (Singapore)

Elvis lives! Shake, rattle and roll to the King’s greatest hits from the ’50s to the’70s with the powerhouse pair of Reto & Romito, familiar faces from Rolling Good Times and Star Search, at the Esplanade Concert Hall. Together with backing band Dimension5, a string ensemble (TSU Ensemble) and dancers, they’ll be singing Elvis classics like Blue Hawaii, Hound Dog, Return to Sender and much more! This is one hip-shaking rock and roll spectacular you and your buddies won’t want to miss!

There are more performances and activities happening over the weekend for you to enjoy good times with good friends. Make A Date With Friends at Esplanade this March!

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Approximately 1 hour 50 minutes, includes 20 minutes intermission

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"The tremendous world I have inside my head. But how [to] free myself and free it without being torn to pieces. And a thousand times [I’d] rather be torn to pieces than rather it in me or bury it…”- Franz Kafka, Diaries of Franz KafkaA cross-disciplinary encounter between dance and theatre, inspired by the surreal world of literary icon Franz Kafka.Singapore's T.H.E Dance Company and Nine Years Theatre come together for the very first time, led by artistic directors Kuik Swee Boon (T.H.E) and Nelson Chia (Nine Years Theatre), in a playful and moving rumination on human nature and its many faces. Join them on a dreamlike journey, as two of Singapore’s leading performing arts companies gallantly experience their own metamorphoses.Regarded as one of the most influential writers of the 20th century, Franz Kafka's works, including The Metamorphosis, The Trial and The Castle, have had such an impact that they have also given rise to the term "Kafkaesque”, in reference to his signature writing style and poignant depictions of human alienation and absurd bureaucracy.There will be a Drink and Talk session after each performance.
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Join Cheng San Chinese Orchestra, led by conductor Wilson Neo and guest artist Wilson Wong, as they bring you your favourite Canto-pop hits from the ’90s and 2000’s. Enjoy songs by Sam Hui, Jacky Cheung as well as popular KTV numbers such as The Boundless Sea and Sky (海阔天空), Only Love You (偏偏喜欢你) and Love is Forever (爱是永恒) from the musical Snow.Wolf.Lake.Active since the late 1990s, the Cheng San Orchestra attracts students from various schools as well as graduates looking to continue their passion in Chinese music. Some of their members go on to study Chinese music full time, returning as instructors and professional musicians. 
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A Date With Friends 知己相约 2018 Unforgettable Hokkien Folk Songs II 古早的歌II – 福建民谣演唱会
by Xie Lei, Fang Ning, Xiao Feng Feng, Hong Shao Xuan, Xie Jin Shi & Lin Ru Ping (Singapore/Taiwan/Malaysia)Hokkien folk songs—nostalgic, soul-stirring music from a past era. Their familiar melodies coupled with heartfelt lyrics tell the stories of love, family and life, documenting the joys and sorrows of a past generation.Hailing from Taiwan, Malaysia and Singapore, well-known singers Xie Lei, Fang Ning, Xiao Feng Feng, Hong Shao Xuan, Xie Jin Shi, as well as singer and host Lin Ru Ping gather for an evening of unforgettable Hokkien folk songs. They bring you familiar favourites such as Moonlit Night Sorrow, Mending a Fishing Net and Darkening Sky, taking you down an enjoyable journey down memory lane.There are more performances and activities happening over the weekend for you to enjoy good times with good friends. Make A Date With Friends at Esplanade this March! 
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The Studios 2018 In the Silence of Your Heart
“You look to me. Eyes close, eyes open. I remember too.Like the clouds we named her after, she drifted in and out of our lives.”In the Silence of Your Heart is an invitation to enter the world of a charming politician and inveterate drinker. Lend him your ears because he needs to talk.Thian has been paralysed for 13 years.  He’s been still and silent all this time but his mind has not stopped dancing. He gets by with the two things he does have: his memory and his imagination. Today, his world is trembling. It is the birth day of his dead daughter and there is a hole in his foot.Wakeful and dreaming, he relives his life’s triumphs, passions and betrayals. But at the heart of his meandering memories, is a question: have I disappointed as a father?When the day is done, he remembers one last story… this one's for the road.Meditative and operatic, In the Silence of Your Heart is an in-ear audio experience for the theatre. Performed by Jalyn Han and Tan Hui Er, with the voice of Lim Kay Tong as ‘Man’.In the Silence of Your Heart was developed in residence at Centre 42.Click here to see full lineup for The Studios 2018.Creative teamPlaywright and Director Kaylene TanWoman Jalyn Han Girl Tan Hui ErVoice of Man Lim Kay Tong
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Huayi 华艺节 2018 Einstein in the Carpark 爱因与斯坦 Emergency Stairs (Singapore/China) 避难阶段(新加坡/中国)
- Feel the Earth MoveThe Theory of Relativity tells us: if Einstein can find a car moving at the speed of light, time will stand still, and space will cease. In the warm, stuffy, sometimes noisy, sometimes hauntingly quiet Esplanade Basement Carpark, two men meet. One is Zhang Jun, the prince of Kunqu, possessing in him 600 years of Kun Opera history. The other is George Chan, a leading actor of Singapore musical theatre, trained in the centuries-old Western art form.As they face each other, each with their own histories and cultures etched in their bodies, what do they say? What can’t they hold back? A unique original work where East meets West through past and present, Einstein in the Carpark is Huayi’s first-ever site-specific theatre production and is the second instalment of Emergency Stairs’ Post Dramatic Theatre Series. Einstein in the Carpark is directed and conceptualised by Young Artist Award recipient Liu Xiaoyi, together with two award-winning artists, lighting artist Lim Woan Wen and sound artist Darren Ng.Advisory: Recommended for audience aged 12 and above. Due to the nature of this performance, there will be no latecomer entry. Please be dressed comfortably as the Basement Carpark can be warm, and travel light as audience members will be walking and standing throughout the performance.Meet at the Esplanade B2 Carpark Foyer 15mins before start time. 
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Huayi 华艺节 2018 Blood & Rose Ensemble 血与玫瑰乐队 Shakespeare’s Wild Sisters Group (Taiwan/Singapore) 莎士比亚的妹妹们的剧团(台湾/新加坡)
Blood & Rose Ensemble takes on Shakespeare’s “Wars of the Roses” history plays, putting a fresh, satirical and highly entertaining spin on the question of how history gets made. Between the beauty and violence of roses and bloodshed, how is history written and re-written? How are these histories told, and who gets to tell them?In this brilliantly-inventive staging, prodigious Taiwanese director Wang Chia-Ming plays the invisible DJ, spinning in the arena of history, as he boldly remixes cuts, characters, and conflicts of Shakespeare’s Henry VI and Richard III, whilst jockeying the talented ensemble of actors in a madcap two-hour journey. The actors toggle multiple roles – playing various characters and performing their own music live – and cross-fade seamlessly between improvisation and performance, as they hurtle us through the voices and interwoven (hi)stories of Henry VI and Richard III, only to find that the enduring truth of our time is the illusiveness of truth itself.A co-commission by Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay and The National Theater & Concert Hall, Blood & Rose Ensemble features Singapore theatre actor Oliver Chong, alongside nine illustrious Taiwanese theatre actors, in a performance that is as disquieting a requiem to the blood and beauty of the historic Wars, as it is a striking indictment of truth in our post-truth times.There will be a post-performance talk for the performances on 24 Feb 8pm and 25 Feb 3pm.
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A Date With Friends 2018 Gypsy Reunion
by Gypsy, featuring the Ferdinands brothers (Mel, Joe, Dixie and Don) (Singapore)The Ferdinands brothers are back together on stage again for an electrifying reunion concert! Relive the good old days at Peppermint Park, Rainbow and Gazebo at Paramount Hotel with their band Gypsy, known for impeccable harmonies and skilled musicianship in the vibrant Singapore music scene from the ’70s to the ’90s.Join Mel (guitar, keyboards), Joe (bass, guitar, keyboards), Dixie (guitar) and Don (drums) for a rocking good time featuring the hits of The Eagles, Bee Gees, Deep Purple and more. They’ve even got a dance floor and a bar ready so join in the party with all your friends!There are more performances and activities happening over the weekend for you to enjoy good times with good friends. Make A Date With Friends at Esplanade this March!
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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  
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The Studios x F.Y.I. 2018 A Good Death
A Good Death follows Dr Leong, a palliative care doctor, as she journeys with her patients through their final days. As they open up to her about their hopes and fears, her own family begins to argue over what is best for their ageing parents.Faced with an increasingly blurred line between her professional and personal life, Dr Leong finds herself asking: What truly makes life worth living? What is a good and dignified death? And on whose terms?Poignant and insightful, A Good Death is a tender meditation on what it means to lean on one another, even on those you least expect.A Good Death is performed with English captions. For schools: 29 Mar, Thu, 3pm*This performance includes a post-show talk intended for students.For school bookings, please call Esplanade Box Office at 6828 8389 or email boxoffice@esplanade.comClick here to see full lineup for The Studios 2018.Creative teamPlaywright Faith Ng   Director Chen Yingxuan  Performer Karen Tan
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Singapore International Violin Competition 2018
Click here for full synopsisWitness stellar performances of the world’s top young violinists as they compete in the final live rounds of the Singapore International Violin Competition 2018. 34 candidates from 11 countries 9 exciting days of live rounds at Singapore’s top 3 concert halls Over US$100,000 in total prize money Finals rounds with the YST Conservatory Orchestra conducted by Shlomo Mintz Grand Final with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra conducted by Joshua Tan. Don’t miss the second triennial Singapore International Violin Competition! www.singaporeviolincompetition.com EVENT DATES & VENUES First Rounds January 28-30, Sun-Tue (Time to be announced) Yong Siew Toh Conservatory Concert Hall Special Event: Shlomo Mintz Solo Violin Recital January 31, Wed (From 7:30pm) Yong Siew Toh Conservatory Concert Hall Semi-Finals February 1-3, Thu-Sat (Daily from 1:30pm) Yong Siew Toh Conservatory Concert Hall Finals Featuring YST Conservatory Orchestra Conducted by Distinguished Artist-in-residence Shlomo Mintz February 5 & 6, Mon & Tue (From 7:30pm) Victoria Concert Hall Grand Final Featuring Singapore Symphony Orchestra Conducted by Joshua Tan February 8, Thu (From 7:30pm) Esplanade Concert Hall For further information on the Singapore Violin Competition and venue locations and live round timings and finalist updates please visit http://www.singaporeviolincompetition.com/ Follow us on Facebook @singaporeinternationalviolincompetition  
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Huayi 华艺节 2018 in::music – Miss Ko: Here Comes the Queen 好in::乐 – 葛仲珊《皇后驾到》 (Taiwan台湾)
“Queen of Queens finds Miss Ko in fine form and ready to reclaim her throne.”– The Straits TimesAll hail the queen! Widely regarded as the queen of Mandarin hip hop, Miss Ko makes her Singapore debut at Huayi! Bask in the unabashed, fun vibes and groove to the highly infectious energy of her music in this livehouse experience.Growing up in Queens, New York, the Taiwanese-American Miss Ko was exposed to hip hop music and culture at a very young age. Miss Ko released her critically acclaimed debut album Knock Out in 2012, taking the Taiwanese public by storm, and in the same year won Best New Artist at the Golden Melody Awards, considered to be the Grammys of Taiwan.Known for her ability to rap fluently in English and Mandarin, she has performed at music festivals such as the CMJ Music Marathon, Glastonbury and at SXSW, and has collaborated with music bigwigs such as MC HotDog, Khalil Fong and A-Mei. She recently released her latest album Queen of Queens in 2016, and became the first-ever hip hop artist to be nominated for Best Female Artist at the Golden Melody Awards the following year. Miss Ko has created a sound and a signature style that is entirely her own, and is now recognised as a modern trailblazer for women. 
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Murray Perahia in Recital
“Perahia’s extraordinary pianism is a sacrament of purification and a kind of return to an age of pianistic innocence.” – Los Angeles TimesAmerican pianist Murray Perahia has become one of the most sought-after and cherished pianists of our time, performing in all of the major international music centres and with every leading orchestra.He is the Principal Guest Conductor of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, with whom he has toured as conductor and pianist throughout the United States, Europe, Japan, and Southeast Asia. He has a wide and varied discography, and is the recipient of two Grammy Awards and multiple Gramophone Awards, including the inaugural Piano Award in 2012.Perahia is an honorary fellow of the Royal Academy of Music, and he holds honorary doctorates from the Juilliard School, Oxford University, the Royal College of Music, Leeds University, and Duke University. In 2004, he was awarded an honorary KBE by Her Majesty The Queen of the UK, in recognition of his outstanding service to music.ProgrammeBach               French Suite No. 6 in E MajorSchubert         Impromptus Op. 142, D. 935Mozart            Rondo in A minor, K. 511Beethoven       Piano Sonata No. 32 Op. 111(2hrs, including 20min intermission)
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Estonian National Male Choir
The Grammy Award-winning Estonian National Male Choir makes its Singapore debut at the Esplanade Concert Hall, presenting choral works from the 19th century to the present!The choir will be performing pieces by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Sergei Rachmaninov, Henrik Ødegaard, Galina Grigoryeva, Giovanni Bonato and Veljo Tormis.Founded in 1944 by legendary composer and leader of the Estonian choral movement, Gustav Emesaks, the choir has since grown to become the largest full-time professional male choir in the world. Over its 60 years of existence, they have given more than 6000 concerts all over Estonia, in many cities of former Soviet Union, as well as Western European countries, Israel, Canada and the US.In 2004, the choir won the Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance for their recording of Sibelius’ cantatas. A year later, their recording of Edvard Grieg's Peer Gynt was voted the Orchestral Album of the Year in BBC Music Magazine.This concert is presented as part of Estonia 100, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia.Mikk ÜleojaMikk Üleoja is the chief conductor and artistic director of the Estonian National Male Choir. He has been the principal conductor of Pärnu chamber choir Mattone (1994–1996) and St. Michael's Boys' Choir (2003–2005). Since 2003, Üleoja has also been the conductor of the concert choir of Tallinn St. Charles Congregation. Üleoja has taught conducting in Viljandi Culture Academy (2004–2005) and been a long-time choir master of the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir (1998–2011).Üleoja has been awarded the Golden Medal of Armenian Ministry of Culture for supporting and popularisation Armenian culture (2016) and the Annual Prize of the Estonian Cultural Endowment for Music (2007).
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Pentas Dayang Nurfaizah
“goosebumps-inducing ballads” – The Star OnlineMalaysia’s singing sensation and award winning singer, Dayang Nurfaizah is set to enthrall music lovers with her first ever solo concert in Singapore.Her sultry tone, melodious voice, dazzling vocal prowess and effortless rendering of high pitched ballads has earned her numerous awards since she burst into the music scene in 1999. This vocal powerhouse singer is at her best on stage, injecting a signature style of her own in every performance and her live performances are highly anticipated by music fans.Dayang marked a career milestone in 2017 when she was the overall Winner of Malaysia’s Annual Music Competition, Anugerah Juara Lagu 2016 for the song “Lelaki Teragung”. She also bagged The Best Vocal Award after her mesmerizing performance of the song at the event and scoring her a hatrick in the “Best Vocal” category for 3 consecutive years.Dayang Nurfaizah recently released her 8th studio album, a self-titled album that has received rave reviews and media attention. The digital release of her reached #1 on Malaysia iTunes charts, Top 10 on Spotify Malaysia as well as top releases in Singapore and Brunei and the only Malay language album trending on iTunes at the time of release.With nearly 20 years experience on stage, expect a night of beautiful ballads of her chart topping hits songs from the start of her career such as Hakikat Cinta, Seandainya Masih Ada Cinta, to her recent hit roster of songs such as Di Pintu Syurga, Lelaki Teragung, Separuh Mati Ku Bercinta and more.Dayang will be backed by an ensemble of the finest musicians under the direction of musical director extraordinaire, Jenny Chin. Drawing on a rich musical experience, Dayang will surely bring to her audience moving melodies that will reach right into the lives, hearts and minds of her listeners.Fans can expect the Dayang they’ve come to love. She just really loves to perform; it’s who she is, it’s what she does.”“I just want to share my music with my fans. This is a gift for them.”- Dayang NurfaizahTickets from: www.esplanade.com/dayang
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Event Date
Fri, 9 Mar 2018


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