weekend listing January 4 2012 DECOR

Kalakriti Arts with Nupurnad academy of dance has something different to offer to art connoisseurs this New Year! ‘Dance n Tunes’ brings a mesmerizing experience to music and dance lovers with a dance drama – ‘Sura Shyama Ranga’ based on saint poet Surdas’s Hindi compositions choreographed by Bharatnātyam exponent Mrs. Swati Daithankar followed by a ‘Santoor’ recital by Mr Dhananjay Daithankar and climaxed with a unique duet of Santoor & Bharatnatyam.
Date: January 5, 2013
Time: 6pm
Venue: Alliance Francaise Theatre
Admission: Tickets from $32 available at SISTIC

One of the great virtuosos of our time, Polish pianist Krystian Zimerman won the Chopin Piano Competition in 1975 at the age of eighteen, and, in celebration of Witold Lutoslawski’s birth centenary, makes his SSO debut playing Lutoslawski’s Piano Concerto, a work specially composed for him. The concert closes with Beethoven’s Seventh, which remains one of the most popular masterpieces in the symphonic repertoire.
Date: January 5, 2013
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Esplanade Concert Hall
Admission: Tickets from $40 available at SISTIC

Join the Singapore Lyric Opera for a light-hearted and candid session as they strip away the artifices and mystique behind Opera and share with you what it is really all about. Be enthralled by its captivating stories through examples of well-known operas and songs. They’ll also give some background information about its history, the beautiful sets and costumes, as well as other elements of opera.

Date: January 6, 2013
Time: 2pm
Venue: Esplanade Rehearsal Studio
Admission: Tickets at $15 available at SISTIC

Each idol drama has its own theme song. These theme songs accompany us through episodes of ups and downs, in laughter and in tears. Though we may not have the opportunity to partake in these dramas, each of us can have a theme song of our own.

Could your theme song be Ding Dang’s many popular idol drama hits? Ding Dang’s vocal power and moving interpretation of these songs draw viewers closer to the storyline of the dramas. Allow Ding Dang to warm our hearts with her many love titles amidst life’s lonely moments and day-to-day mundane activities.

Date: January 5, 2013
Time: 8pm
Venue: Singapore Indoor Stadium
Admission: Tickets from $28 available at SISTIC

The Purple Phoenix is a highly acclaimed all female orchestra from Beijing, China. The members are excellent graduates from the Centre Conservatory of Music and Golden medal winners of CCTV National Instrumental Music Contest & Splendor Award.

They are also the silver medal winners of the Golden Bell Award in China. One distinctive feature of The Purple Phoenix is the instruments played by the musicians.

Apart from the familiar traditional instruments like Erhu, Guzheng, Pipa, Suona and Chinese flute, the audience will get to hear for the first time, sounds made by rare Chinese instruments such as the Juqin – a Chinese musical saw, and the Zhuihu, which can mimic the voice of a Peking opera singer. The audience will also be treated to the sweet and clear timbre made by the newly developed Crystal Erhu, a beautiful erhu made of crystals.

Date: January 6, 2013
Time: 2.30pm & 8pm
Venue: The MAX Pavilion@Singapore Expo Hall 10
Admission: Tickets from $28 available at SISTIC

Heating up our dance floors for the very first time, Spanish electronic dance music (EDM) heavyweight Danny Avila – he’s only 20 years old! and he’s cute and buring up the top DJ charts around the world – and special guest Swedish DJ Mikael Weermets are here to ensure you have a rockin’ good time on the first weekend of the year.

Both young talents have won over the hearts of EDM lovers and fellow DJs alike with their natural skills on the decks, so expect a night filled with head banging beats and infectious melodies.
Date: January 5, 2013

Time: Doors open from 9pm
Venue: Zouk, 17 Jiak Kim Street
Admission: Non-members $24/$32

Volunteer guides will bring you into one of the oldest remnants of the island’s original rainforest. Be observant and you will be rewarded with sights of birds, squirrels and butterflies. The tours take place every first Sat of the month (in Japanese) and second of the month (in English). Register 15 minutes before the tour at the Visitor Centre.

Date: January 5, 2013
Time: 10am
Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road 
Admission: Free

Popular local acoustic duo made famous by their radio hit ‘The Fa La La Song’ shows you how to take the week’s edge off with beer and live music.

Date: January 6, 2013
Time: 9.30pm
Venue: Wala Wala, 31 Lorong Mambong
Admission: Free

“Outside In: A Magnum Photo Showcase” brings together a rare showcase of 143 works by three lauded photographers – Stuart Franklin, Mark Power and Jacob Aue Sobol – from the prestigious photography agency, Magnum Photos.

Stuart Franklin – known for his photograph of a student challenging army tanks in Tiananmen Square in 1989 – documents Europe’s altering landscape and impact of environmental changes in “Footprint: Our Landscape in Flux”.

Mark Powers’ “Sound of Two Songs” is an intimate account of a foreigner’s impression of Poland, documenting the poetic side of the country’s fascinating transition and state.

In “I, Tokyo”, Jacob Aue Sobol captures his mood and experiences in Tokyo, where he felt overwhelming isolation and loneliness amidst the lack of eye contact in the busy streets and silence amongst big crowds.

Date: January 6, 2013 [last day]
Time: 10am – 10pm
Venue: Arts Sciences Museum, Marina Bay Sands
Admission: Tickets from $2-6