JAN 1 TO 8
Last week was a relatively quiet one as the arts scene geared up for its first big event of the year, Art Stage Singapore, and the surrounding exhibitions. But it was nonetheless a busy one as folks were hastily setting up exhibitions. Elsewhere, parody sketch show Chestnuts opened its 15th anniversary edition, the fifth Short Circuit showcase of queer films was held at the Substation, pianist Melvyn Tan performed at the Impressionist exhibition at the National Museum (the first in a series of concerts around the show), the Institute Of Technical Education revealed it will be offering classes on stage production in April, and Singapore Symphony Orchestra held its 33rd anniversary concert. It was also announced that the orchestra’s resident conductor Lim Yau had stepped down for a teaching career at Nanyang Academy Of Fine Arts.