Spilling the beans (weekly highlights) 30 May – 6 June

May 30 – June 6

A weekend of music and movement.

1. 55 Minutes – Conversation through dance

This co-presented dance performance with Maya Dance Theatre, Singapore, and ODC Dance, USA, promises an interesting cross-cultural collaboration. If you’re into contemporary dance and how it is married with more traditional dance forms, why not check this one out? It looks to be a high-spirited dance performance which seeks to engage and enthrall. (S$32.00, 1 June – Friday & 2 June – Saturday, 8.00pm, Drama Centre Black Box, National Library Building Singapore. Tickets from SISTIC).

2. Brass Explosion! 2012 – a burst of talent 

I’m excited to hear of the festival presented by The Brass Society (Singapore). It is a brass music delight of trumpets, horns, tubas, trombones, euphoniums, staged at various venues, free or ticketed. I would definitely recommend James Morrison Live in Concert with The All Stars Big Band (S$40.00, S$100.00, 2 June – Saturday, 9.00pm, Stella Artois Festival Stage, Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza). Multi-talented trumpeter Morrison, with an illustrious career as a musician, has a witty presence from his days hosting Top Gear Australia and is set to take the stage in a 2-hour jazz extravaganza.

If you’re low on cash, do check out the Concerts by the Bay (3 June – Sunday, 4.00pm, Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza) which will feature a range of music performances – pop, classical, jazz, by both local and international artists. This would make a perfect and relaxing family outing.

If you’re in for a more sultry evening, head on down to the All Star Jazz Jam at the Sultan Jazz Club (3 June – Sunday, 9.00pm till late, 2nd floor Sultan Hotel), a newly-opened jazz venue, which will showcase the festival stars, and various local artists.

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