Category: Esplanade Concert Hall

Preview: Kalaa Utsavam – Indian Festival of Arts 2018 by Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay

This November, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay returns with the 17th edition of the annual Kalaa Utsavam – Indian Festival of Arts. From 16th to 25th November this year, watch as the region’s top Indian artists gather to present revolutionary modern versions of traditional art forms, with artists such as sitar maverick Niladri Kumar, alternative rock

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Licha Stelaus Productions: An Interview with Founder Richard Chen and Oboist Quek Jun Rui

This November, Licha Stelaus Productions is bringing in the renowned Saint-Marc Children’s Choir (Les Petits Chanteurs de Saint-Marc) as they present an evening of family-friendly tunes from various Disney films. But as a French choir, of course they’ll be presenting them not in English, but French! Best known for appearing in the 2004 Academy-award nominated movie Les Choristes,

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Preview: Southern Charms – An Evening of Cantonese Classics by Ding Yi Music Company

Ding Yi Music Company returns this November with Southern Charms: An Evening of Cantonese Classics. Playing for one night only at the Esplanade Recital Studio, Southern Charms will feature Ding Yi Music Company’s concert master Chin Yen Choong and huqin musician Fred Chan, in an evening of traditional Cantonese music. They will be joined by qin qin musician Chua Yew Kok, dizi musician Ng Hsien Han

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Preview: National Theatre Live 2018 presented by Esplanade – Theatres on The Bay

On 29th September, the National Theatre returns to the Esplanade – in film. For one Saturday only, the Esplanade has set aside its Theatre to become a temporary cinema, where audiences will be able to enjoy gloriously filmed performances of the National Theatre and Young Vic’s 2017 co-production of Stephen Sondheim’s Follies and the Bridge Theatre’s 2018

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Preview: Esplanade’s Moonfest 2018

The mid-autumn festival returns once again this September, ushering in an entire month of mooncakes, lanterns, and the Esplanade’s annual weekend celebration – Moonfest! Taking place from 21st – 23rd September, the 14th edition of Moonfest will feature traditional Chinese arts as they showcase and shine a spotlight on legendary figures such as Ji Gong

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Preview: Saint Marc Children’s Choir – An Evening of Disney Delights & Season’s Greetings presented by Licha Stelaus Productions

This holiday season, come enjoy children’s choir music at its most angelic as Licha Stelaus Productions welcomes The Saint Marc Children’s Choir (PCSM: Les Petits Chanteurs de Saint Marc) to present an evening of catchy Disney tunes and familiar Christmas carols! The Saint Marc Children’s Choir is best known for singing in the 2004 Academy-award nominated movie Les Choristes,

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Review: Singapopera – A Celebration of the Musicals of Dick Lee

Celebrating 30 years of Dick Lee’s contributions to the Singapore musical theatre scene. Dick Lee is one of those Singaporeans who’s done so much for the country, he’s become a household name synonymous with good local music. And beyond the pop music scene, Lee has also contributed significantly to the musical theatre scene, to the

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Preview: Mahler 2 by Orchestra of the Music Makers

After a stunning midyear concert, the Orchestra of the Music Makers continues their 10th anniversary celebrations with the centre piece of the entire year – a performance of Gustav Mahler’s 2nd Symphony Resurrection. Mahler’s Second Symphony was known to have taken six years to perfect, changing the musical landscape forever on account of its scale and

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Pesta Raya 2018: Tarakucha! by Sean Ghazi and Ida Mariana (Review)

The Esplanade’s annual Pesta Raya festivities are always a joy to attend and witness. With a whole host of well-curated activities celebrating Malay culture, this year’s festival even feels like a massive party, as fireworks went off nearby at the National Day preview, and a mini pasar malam was in full swing at the Esplanade

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Pesta Raya 2018: Alkesah (Review)

A colourful romp of unbridled fun through Malay folklore opens Pesta Raya 2018. The Malay oral tradition is a rich one, full of colourful characters and unforgettable stories. But as these tales become increasingly hard to hear in the traditional form, so must they evolve with the times to find a new audience. That evolution

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