{Media Invite + Giveaway}


Ever since we were impressed by the successful performance of the Young People’s Concert by the Singapore Chinese Orchestra which incorporates the beauty of Pulau Ubin, we had total full confidence that music performance along the line of immersing in different forms of art, dance, nature and a story will captivate us alike.

There is one performance that you MUST bring your kids to watch and this is Ding Yi Music Company re-enacting the legend of Sisters’ Islands with the music collaboration of Sand Art and Javanese Dance performances! The performance which includes multiple art forms is suitable for the whole family! Yes, kids, adults and elders too!

Think of Ding Yi Music Company, the first Chinese chamber music ensemble in Singapore, with its distinctive approach to composing and interpreting a wide repertoire that ranges from traditional Chinese music to contemporary and even cross-genre works.

Think of Sand Art performance by the celebrated artist, Mr Lawrence Koh, an international sand art virtuoso and multi-disciplinary artist specialized in both visual and performing arts.


Think of a Javanese dance performance by Mr Garrett Kam, an accomplished performer and choreographer of classical Javanese dance in the Yogyakarta court style.


Think of the same great conductor, Mr Quek Ling Kiong, who is now my favourite conductor after seeing his friendly and creative engagement with the kids in the Young People’s concert. Mr Quek is currently an adjunct teacher at the Lasalle College of the Arts and the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Music Director for Singapore Management University Chinese Orchestra, Singapore Youth Chinese Orchestra and Conductor for Singapore most acclaimed Chinese Chamber ensemble the Ding Yi Music Company.

Think of all these put together, and I am already looking forward to how the performance will wow my kids and myself!

This performance is named as Of Music and Art: The Legend Retold, which aims to transport audience to the shores of Sisters’ Islands to relive the tale of the two fateful sisters.

I want to bring the kids to more of such performances to let them start appreciate orchestra, chinese instruments, chinese music, and at the same time enjoy the performance side of it.

There is only ONE performance, so hurry! Details as follows:

Date                : 3 Dec, Sat
Time                : 7:30pm
Duration          : Approximately 1 hour, without intermission
Venue              : Esplanade Recital Studio
Ticket price     : $25

Tickets are available at Esplanade Box Office and SISTIC www.esplanade.com and www.sistic.com.sg.

*There is also a workshop with limited seats available on 30 Nov, 3-5pm, with artists – Ding Yi musicians and Javanese dancer Garrett Kam (open to those who purchase 4 tickets and more).  This workshop will bring participants through Javanese dance moves and its musical influences. Interested readers can drop an email at khaihong@anticsatplay.com for more details.




How to enter this giveaway:

  1. Tell me who you will bring to this performance in the comments in the facebook post.
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Giveaway will end by 18 Nov at 12noon. Winners will be announced on this post on 19 Nov.

See you there!