Live gigs and concerts to catch in Singapore in 2021 — Bitty, Claire Kuo, MICappella, and more

Live gigs and concerts to catch in Singapore in 2021 — Bitty, Claire Kuo, MICappella, and more

The immense anxiety that you feel while trying to secure your tickets. The sudden adrenaline rush that you experience seconds before your favourite artist or band takes the stage. The sweet sound of live instruments and vocals in your ear.  These sensations have been sorely missed since the pandemic disrupted life as we knew it.

The wait for the resumption of live gigs has been a long one, but with Singapore now officially in Phase 3 of re-opening, the concert calendar is slowly (but surely) filling up again.

With numerous acts already lined up for the months ahead, it is only a matter of time before we get to see our favourite musicians in the flesh again. To help you keep track of everything that will be happening this year, we have compiled a list of gigs that are scheduled to take place in 2021. 

UPCOMING LIVE SHOWS/GIGS


*SCAPE Music Day Out!

When: 18 - 23rd October

Where: *SCAPE The Ground Theatre

Tickets: $5, available here.

*SCAPE returns for their third edition of Music Day Out! (MDO). Attendees and participants alike can expect a star-studded line up of bands performing, music consultation and panel discussions from subject matter experts of the industry. Local bands performing at MDO include math-rock trio Forests, shoegaze/alternative outfit Coming Up Roses, and alternative R&B duo nkei. Each act will be playing 30-minutes each and will be sharing some personal insights into their journey musically, what drives their creativity, and how they’ve been


Travel Around Japan with Music & Dance!


When: 21 October, 7 PM & 8 PM; 24 October, 6.30 PM, 7.45 PM, & 9 PM; 30 October, 5 PM, 6 PM, & 7 PM. 

Where: Esplanade Concourse, Esplanade Outdoor Theatre. Stream it online on Esplanade Offstage.

Tickets: Free 

Miss exploring Japan? Let this concert by HIBIKIYA take you to different parts of the country with a mesmerizing performance of Japanese music and dance.


AL!VE VOL 15: Olivia Ong王俪婷「Heart to Heart花言心语」

When: 22 October 2021, 8 PM.

Where: Capitol Theatre

Tickets: S$88, available here

Olivia Ong is back for the latest reinstallation of the AL!VE concert series with her show Heart to Heart花言心语. Fans can look forward to a show of songs from her previous albums as well as past covers, reimagined. The Singaporean songstress will also be unveiling a new track at the concert.


The Observer – An Album Launch

When: 28 & 29 October 2021, 7.30 PM.

Where: Esplanade Recital Studio

Tickets: S$30, available here

Join The Steve McQueens as they put on an exclusive concert to celebrate the launch of their album The Observer. Having released the first single from the album titled 'Mila Ascending' in July, the band's new album will feature eight songs ranging from R&B to 60s Motown. 


Coffee Morning & Afternoon Tea: Fabulous Femmes by Syltra Lee

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When: Postponed to 1 November, 10.30 AM, 3 PM.

Where: Esplanade Recital Studio

Tickets: S$15, available here

Singapore Idol 2009 finalist Syltra Lee will make her Coffee Morning & Afternoon Tea debut as she performs hits from female-fronted acts and singers such as ABBA, The Carpenters, Carole King, and more. Vouchers for coffee/tea will be provided at each performance. Limited to one voucher per ticket.


Baybeats 2021

When: 4 - 7 November

Where: Esplanade

Tickets: Free

Baybeats kicks off on the 4th of November, marking its 20th anniversary since its inception in 2001. Every year, Baybeats gives artists - established and upcoming alike - a platform to showcase their music through their genre-diverse line-up. Currently, the 3-day festival lineup includes Lion city Ska-punk representatives The Full Pledge Munkees, legendary Singaporean indie-rock trio Electrico, Californian outfit Destroy Boys, Malaysia-native Johny Comes Lately, rock quartet Blush, genre-bending quintet Astronauts and math-rockers Approaching Alphelion. Accompanying the headliners are budding bands Cactus Cactus, RENE, Seavision, Tranquil, Ultra Mega Cat Attack, and Woes.


Dru Chen: an album launch with Rangga Jones

When: 12 November, 7:30PM

Where: Esplanade Concert Hall

Tickets: $28, available for purchase here.

Witness the performance of the Australian-born, Singapore-raised Dru Chen as he performs songs alongside Rangga Jones who marks his debut on the Esplanade stage.


Adventure of Cosmic Proportions - Saints Amongst Sinners

When: 13 November, 7:30PM

Where: Esplanade Concert Hall

Tickets: $28 available for purchase here.

Go on  ‘An Adventure of Cosmic Proportions’ with psychedelic band Saints Amongst Sinners as they perform songs from their debut album.


AL!VE VOL. 11 FT. CLAIRE KUO 郭静

When: 13 November 2021, 8 PM.

Where: Capitol Theatre

Tickets: S$118, available here

Taiwanese singer Claire Kuo 郭静 will headline the twelfth edition of IMC Live Global's AL!VE concert series. Aside from having eight albums under her belt, the '我非獨自生活 (I Don't Live Alone)' artist has also hosted several variety shows and recorded the theme songs for Unstoppable, Fighting Youth, and Love The Way You Are.


RUDRA - Kalaa Utsavam – Indian Festival of Arts

When: 27 November, 8PM.

Where: Esplanade Theatre

Tickets: $22, available for purchase here.

Who: As pioneers of Vedic metal, the legendary Rudra bridges the gap between traditional Indian music and death/black metal with their incorporation of Sanskrit chants and mantras. Since their inception in 1992, they have consistently released a total of ten albums, the first being their hugely successful self-titled debut from 1998, and the latest offering being 2019’s ‘Invoking the Gods.’ Always pushing the boundaries of metal, Rudra is a band that is sure to offer a unique performance experience as they have somehow managed to seamlessly meld two seemingly disparate genres of music together. Watch them live at the Esplanade Theatre yourself to see what we’re on about!


COMPLETED LIVE SHOWS/GIGS


Tempoh

When: 8 October, 8 PM; 9 October, 2 PM, 4.30 PM, 8 PM; 10 October, 4.30 PM & 8 PM.
Where: Esplanade Recital Studio
Tickets: S$30, available here

A joint concert by Singapore’s OrkeStar Trio and Indonesia’s Djangat, this show is sure to tug on audiences’ heartstrings. Learn more about the Nusantara people with this interactive, one-of-a-kind cultural performance of original works from the artists.


SCO25 Dazzling Rhapsodies 《炫彩》

When: 9 October, 8 PM. Available for streaming until 17 October, 8 PM.

Where: SCO Concert Hall

Tickets: S$15, S$18, S$25, available here

Join the Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) in a momentous performance as they celebrate their 25th anniversary. Led by Music Director Tsung Yeh, Resident Conductor Quek Ling Kiong and Associate Conductor Moses Gay, an exciting lineup of songs await.


SSO Subscription Concert: Sayaka Shoji – Spirit of the Violin

When: 14 & 15 October, 7.30 PM.

Where: Esplanade Concert Hall

Tickets: S$28, S$38, S$48, S$68, and S$88, available here

Japanese violinist Sayaka Shoji is back in Singapore to put on yet another spectacular performance. Joined by SSO Chief Conductor Hans Graf, look forward to a concert featuring Schumann’s Violin Concerto.


AL!VE VOL 9: Hong Junyang

When: 16 October 2021, 8 PM.

Where: Capitol Theatre

Tickets: S$68, available here

Hong Junyang made a name for himself in 2005, when he participated in season one of Project SuperStar and was awarded the runner-up title. In 2006, he released his debut album titled 独角兽. Since then, he's also worked on songs for different soundtracks and also produced songs for artists such as 阿杜 (A-do) and BY2.


The Dance of Music


When: 17 October, 2 PM.

Where: Esplanade Concert Hall

Tickets: Free, available here

Watch the Keat Hong Chinese Orchestra shine in an evening of orchestral dance music. From Uyghur folk to Malay classics, this concert is sure to be enjoyed by all.


Symphony of Motherhood


When: 29 September, 6 PM.

Where: Esplanade Recital Studio

Tickets: S$48, available here

Experience the healing factor of music in this calming performance presented by Artistventure. Classical music is paired with visual art for an all-rounded experience.


The Digital Shamans


When: 29 & 30 September, 6.45 & 7.45 PM. Available for streaming until 7 October, 11.59 PM.

Where: Esplanade Concourse

Tickets: Free 

Traditional meets modern in this performance by Ragha and Syafiq Halid. A classical flautist and an electronic artist respectively, this music is nothing like you’ve ever seen before.


Like Nothing Else


When: 30 September, 8 PM.

Where: Esplanade Recital Studio

Tickets: S$50, available here

A joint collaboration between Robert Casteels, the National Arts Council, and the Embassy of Italy, Like Nothing Else is a unique show that features different forms of music and art. The performance is centred on the theme of water and combines poetry, dance, piano, and more.


FS Visual Trilogy: The Show

When: 10 September, 7 PM & 8.30 PM. Available for streaming until 11 October, 12 PM.

Where: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Tickets: Free

Farhan Shah recently produced a set of music videos for each of his songs, and he is ready to showcase their concepts through an invigorating dance performance. Look forward to seeing him perform his hit songs live, most of which have topped Malay radio charts including his latest single, ‘Pertama’.


RE:thym

When: 16 September, 6:45 PM and 7:45PM. Available for streaming until 7 October.

Where: Esplanade Concourse

Tickets: Free

Combining acoustic and synthesized sounds and weaving in not commonly used compositions such as the Cuban bongo or Malay gedombak, watch as PandaMachine and OFTRT perform through this unique collaborative effort.


dreaming again: yams x russell

When: 27 September, 6:45PM & 7:45PM. Available for streaming until 7 October.
Where: Esplanade Concourse
Tickets: Free

Join genre-bending musicians yams and russell on their first collaborative performance as they dive into their unique artistry and perform re-imagined takes of their original compositions together.


Bitty

When: Postponed to 1 October, 7.30 PM

Where: Esplanade Recital Studio

Tickets: S$28 & S$25.20 (Students, NSFs and seniors), Esplanade&Me members enjoy 15% or 10% savings on tickets, available here from 9 AM on 7 June.

Formerly known as bittymacbeth, Bitty takes the stage under her new moniker and she will play exclusive live versions of her R&B/pop self-titled EP, as well as familiar hits. The funky bassist-soulful chanteuse will be joined by special guest Axel Brizzy and expect a spectacular and dramatic performance that will utilise an orchestra of sounds for her performance from trumpets, violins and everything in between.


LOVE, MICAPPELLA LIVE IN CONCERT

When: Postponed to 1 October, 6.30 PM and 9 PM, and 2 October, 2 PM, 5 PM and 8 PM.

Where: Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands

Tickets: S$58, S$78, and S$98, available here

Singaporean acapella group MICappella will host their biggest live concert to date this year at the Sands Theatre in Marina Bay Sands. The sextet will perform a mix of original songs as well as modern hits, including a mash-up of BTS' 'Dynamite' and BLACKPINK's 'Ice Cream' on a specially built 360-degree stage.


Pesta Jazz: A Jazzy Celebration of Malay Music

When: 2 October, 8PM
Where: Capitol Theatre
Tickets: $38, $58 (online stream: free)

The Jazz Association Singapore brings  "Pesta Jazz: A Jazzy Celebration of Malay Music."  Performing at the Capitol Theatre are the legendary Ramli Sarip and Rahimah Rahim alongside Rudy Djoe and Siti Nur Iman. Performing classic Malay tracks with a jazzy twist, led by music director Jeremy Monteiro and associate music director Weixing Tan.


Coffee Morning & Afternoon Tea: Lovely Ballads by Tallin Ang

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When: Postponed to 4 October, 10.30 AM, 3 PM.

Where: Esplanade Recital Studio

Tickets: S$15, available here

Local songstress Tallin Ang will walk you down memory lane as she performs nostalgic ballads such as ‘Eternal Smile’, ‘A Message from a Thousand Miles’, and more. Vouchers for coffee/tea will be provided at each performance. Limited to one voucher per ticket.


Amalgamation

When: 17 September, 7.15 PM, 8.15 PM & 9.15 PM.

Where: Esplanade Concourse

Tickets: Free

Local east-west fusion band SZINC made up of erhu master Mike Chiang, sanxian artist Jessica Lu and composer/keyboardist Christine Siam joins percussionist Mohamed Noor and Anarva Wang to present Amalgamation as part of Esplanade’s Moonfest - Mid Autumn Celebration.


IGNITE! Music Festival

When: 17 and 18 September

Where: Republic Polytechnic

Tickets: Free, stream online here

Organized by Republic Polytechnic, the annual festival features local musicians and bands from all genres to amplify homegrown music. Having featured local acts like ShiGGa Shay, Sezairi, Yung Raja and more in past shows, the festival exhibits Singapore musicians’ passion for music, as well as propagates the importance of youth volunteerism. 


Re-License to Cry: Dominic Chin in Concert Ft. Guest Duets

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When: 19 September, 8.00 PM.

Where: Esplanade Recital Studio

Tickets: $45, available here.

The “Re-License to Cry” concert will feature songs from Dominic Chin’s license to cry EP - reimagined. Featuring duets with other local artists from the likes of Jean Seizure, Jason Yu, Marian Carmel, Haneri, Gail Belmonte, Sherman Zhuo, and Eli Ordonez.


Autumn Mistral, Moonlight Allure

When: 19 September, 7 PM & 8.30 PM. 

Where: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Tickets: Free

The Cheng San Chinese Orchestra together with singer Novabelle Ng will be performing lunar-themed songs such as ‘The Moon Represents My Heart’, ‘Moonlight in the City’ and more!


She Shines SG: Life On Hold 2021/21 

When: 23 September, 7.45 PM.

Where: Arts House Living Room

Tickets: $38, available here.

Join three Singaporean women as they put on a performance about the struggles they've encountered during the pandemic. Featuring Alemay Fernandez, Michelle SgP, and Masia One,  the concert is part of She Shines SG, a project created to bring together women from different walks of life in Singapore and beyond.


Kaatrinile – Tamil Silverscreen Melodies of Yesteryears

When: 24 September, 7.30 PM.

Where: Esplanade Recital Studio

Tickets: $30, available here.

Lanya Balachandran and Shruti Anand, renowned carnatic vocalists will be performing compositions popularized in classic Tamil films such as Amba manam kanidhu from 1943, Krishna mukunda murare from 1944 and the legendary Kaatrinile varum geetham from 1945. 


Virtuoso Series III: Winds 《鸾歌凤吹》 名家名曲(三)之吹管 

When: 25 September, 8 PM. 

Where: SCO Concert Hall 

Tickets: S$20, S$28, available here

In this performance by Sheng Principal Guo Changsuo, Dizi Principal Yin Zhiyang, and Suona/Guan Principal Jin Shiyi, watch as they close the Virtuoso Series concerts with refreshing modern takes on former tunes such as ‘Grand Prelude’, ‘Partridges Flying’ and ‘Eighteen Songs on Nomad Flute’.


Music and Poetry of the Heart

When: 7 & 28 September, 6.45 PM & 7.45 PM

Where: Esplanade Concourse

Tickets: Free

Join Mohamed Noor and Suraya MS in a unique performance featuring the handpan drum. Mohamed Noor is known for his outstanding percussion performances, while Suraya MS is recognized for her soul-song acts where she puts on a show with her vocals and prayers.


The Wonda Factory

When: 10 September, 7 PM & 9.30 PM.

Where: Esplanade Concourse

Tickets: Free

Singapore music production house: The Wonda Factory is performing an intimate evening made up of contemporary Malay music through genres like acoustic, R&B, Hip-Hop and soul. Enjoy these performances by Wafiq Hadee, ITSDATBOYINBLVCK, Nurhakeem, Fizz Ghetto, Vina Varisha and Khairil Ardy.


VCHpresents Intimate Moments 乐享时光: On the Air with Jin Ta

When: 10 and 11 September, 7.30 PM.

Where: Victoria Concert Hall

Tickets: S$18, available here

Join Jin Ta, the veteran Principal Flute of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO), in an intimate performance with other musicians of the SSO. Apart from playing pieces, Jin Ta will also share about his life and music.


Zalelo

When: 11 September, 7.30 & 9PM.

Where: Esplanade Concourse

Tickets: Free

Singaporean singer Zalelo will be performing acoustic renditions of her music, treating audiences to a different sound of her released tracks. Joining her is Mikhail on the guitar and Ahmad on the drums.


「For You, I Can」 Album Launch Concert

Marcus Lee's 「For You, I Can」 Album Launch Concert

When: 11 September, 8.00 PM.

Where: Capitol Theatre

Tickets: $80, available here.

To celebrate the launch of his debut full-length album 為了你,我可以 For You, I Can, Marcus Lee will be holding a concert at the Capitol Theatre where he will be performing songs from his 14-track album which he wrote and produced himself.


I HATE MUSIC: Stories for Big and Little People

When: Postponed to 6 September 2021

Where: Esplanade Recital Studio

Tickets: S$20, available here

This intriguing art song recital features musicians Rebecca Reavley, John Lee and Pamela Krakauer. Experience childhood once again with songs from global composers such as Bernstein, Liza Lehmann, Charles Wolseley, and more.


Chorus in Concert

When: 5 September, 7.30PM.

Where: Esplanade Recital Studio

Tickets: $30, available here.

Celebrating the important role chorus plays, watch the Singapore Lyric Opera Adult Chorus perform renditions of their favourite solos, duets, arias, and ensembles - sung in English, German, French, and Italian.


Beautiful Sunday: Souvenir for Singapore Asian Cultural Symphony Orchestra

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When: 8 August, 2 PM and 5.30 PM.

Where: Esplanade Concert Hall

Tickets: Free, available here

Led by conductors Dedric Wong and Edmund Song, The Asian Cultural Symphony Orchestra will return this National Day with an afternoon of multicultural medleys and notable Singapore songs.


Munch! Lunchtime Concerts TANGO FOR YOU by Alexander Souptel, Masako Suzuki White, Guennadi Mouzyka and Santiago Jiaxi Zhang

When: 30 August, 12.30 PM and 7 PM.

Where: Esplanade Concert Hall

Tickets: S$10, available here

A unique genre that first made its appearance in cafes and bars, tango is now appreciated and performed at renowned venues worldwide. Join tango musicians Alexander Souptel, Masako Suzuki White, Guennadi Mouzyka and Santiago Jiaxi Zhang who hail from all over the world for a stellar performance of tango hits. From Libertango to Ave Maria, experience the passion of love and heartbreak in the two shows at the Esplanade Concert Hall.


VIVA RAVE - The Duality of Harp [G]

When: 30 August, 5 PM and 8 PM.

Where: Esplanade Recital Studio

Tickets: S$38, available here

Experience the charm of the harp in this musical concert from The Harp Association. Pieces from J. S. Bach, Debussy, and Rodrigo, as well as Singapore musicians Charmaine Teo and Jonathan Shin will be performed. 


Cadence

When: 29 August, 7.15 PM and 9 PM.

Where: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Tickets: Free

Join alternative rock band Cadence for an evening of performances at the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre! Full of spirit and vigor, the band has played at festivals such as Baybeats and IGN!TE music festival. Enjoy performances of songs from the band’s previous EPs, as well as an exclusive preview of their upcoming releases.


Bryan Chua

When: 28 August, 7.15 PM and 9 PM.

Where: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Tickets: Free

Rising singer-songwriter Bryan Chua will be playing some of his original releases, including his debut single ‘Artist’. Not only has he performed at shows in Singapore, he also played at London’s The Green Note. In the past year, he also made a name for himself at online festivals like Not Done Yet and City 65 Music’s The Living Room Sessions.


Virtuoso Series II: Bow《丝弦古韵》 名家名曲(二)之拉弦

When: 28 August, 8 PM. 

Where: SCO Concert Hall

Tickets: S$20 and S$28, available here 

Putting decades of experience into play in this special performance, concertmaster Li Baoshun and Erhu Principal Zhao Jianhua will perform timeless classics from Virtuoso Series II: Bow such as ‘Hymn of Idleness’ and ‘Farewell at Yangguan Pass’.


KRIS FOUNDATION PRESENTS DIE DUNKELROSA ROSE

When: 20 August and 21 August, 730 PM

Where: Esplanade Recital Studio

Tickets: S$28, S$25.20 (Students, NSFs and Seniors), available here from 9 AM on 14 June

Presented by the Kris Foundation, Die dunkelrosa Rose will see Singaporean violinist Shuxiang Yang and pianist Azariah Tan present works by legendary musicians such as F. Chopin, R. Strauss, and F. Schubert.


SCO25 Our Shared Memories: The SCO Yesteryear 《那些年,我们的华乐》

When: 14 August, 8 PM.

Where: SCO Concert Hall

Tickets: S$25, available here 

Musical Director Tsung Yeh, Resident Conductor Quek Ling Kiong, and Associate Conductor Moses Gay take you back to the 90s with a special performance celebrating the Singapore Chinese Orchestra’s 25th anniversary. Experience spectacular performances from Erhu Principal Zhao Jianhua, local dizi musician Lin Sin Yeo and Vocal Associates Chamber Choir.


Beautiful Sunday: Souvenir for Singapore Asian Cultural Symphony Orchestra

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When: 8 August, 2 PM and 5.30 PM.

Where: Esplanade Concert Hall

Tickets: Free, available here

Led by conductors Dedric Wong and Edmund Song, The Asian Cultural Symphony Orchestra will return this National Day with an afternoon of multicultural medleys and notable Singapore songs.


VCHpresents Organ: Pipe Up! Pedal to the Metal

When: 1 August, 2 PM and 5 PM.

Where: Victoria Concert Hall

Tickets: S$5, available here

Joined by percussionists Chloe Miranda and Kevin Tan from the Singapore National Youth Orchestra, Isaac Lee will perform contemporary pieces for solo organ, percussion or both together in this fascinating and eye-opening performance.


Virtuoso Series I: Pluck 《弹指间》 名家名曲(一)之弹拨

When: 31 July, 8 PM. 

Tickets: S$20, S$28, available here

Yangqin Principal Qu Jianqing, Sanxian Associate Principal Huang Guifang and Pipa Principal Yu Jia will be joined by Xu Hui (guzheng), and Jing Po (daruan) to kick off the Virtuoso Series which will explore the “jeu perle” sound of the plucked strings section, presenting pieces that showcase a wide range of moods and expressions with pieces such as ‘Lament at the Changmen Palace’, ‘Tanci San Liu’, and ‘Winter Ducks Frolicking in the Water’.


VCHpresents Chamber: More Than Music, More Than Love

When: 20 July (7.30 PM), 21 July (7.30 PM).

Where: Victoria Concert Hall

Tickets: S$20, S$30, S$45, available here

Join the founders of the ‘More Than Music’ Chamber Series, Loh Jun Hong and Abigail Sin, as well as violist Dandan Wang and cellist Ng Pei-Sian in this concert depicting love and longing. 


Project Ra: The Vibes Collective

When: 19 July, 7.15 PM, 8.30 PM and 9.45 PM.

Where: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Tickets: Free 

Join musicians Ramu Thiruyanam, Miss Lou, Euntaek Kim, Casey Subramaniam, Mohd Noor and Rizal Sanip for an evening of jazz and salsa tunes. The concert will feature works by Tito Puente, Ray Barretto, Tania Maria, Dave Samuels and more. 


Impressions of Brazilian Music

When: 19 July, 7 PM, 8.15 PM. 

Where: Esplanade Concourse

Tickets: Free

Sarah Chew (vocals), Yap Ting Wei (drums), Chok Kerong (guitar, piano) and Ben Poh (bass) will transport you back to the 1970s their take of classic Brazilian hits by Elis Regina, Djavan, Gilberto Gil and many more.


Smooth Jazz: Dapur Smooth Jazz Trio

When: 18 July, 6 PM, 7.15 PM and 8.30 PM.

Where: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Tickets: Free 

Unwind with a smooth jazz performance by Daniel Purnomo, Lydia Ng and Low Han Quan at the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre. Performing music by The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, The Carpenters, and more, don’t miss this musical trio in action.


Mario Serio and UnBroken

When: 18 July, 5 PM, 6.45 PM. 

Where: Esplanade Concourse

Tickets: Free

Veteran jazz pianist Mario Serio will be joined by Fabian Lim (saxophonist), Jimmy Lee (drummer), and Casey Subramaniam (electric bassist) as they will perform pieces of jazz classics and original compositions.


Piano 1 to 3: Sharik Hasan Trio

When: 17 July, 5 PM, 6.15 PM (Sharik Hasan's solo set), 7.30 PM.

Where: Esplanade Concourse

Tickets: Free

One of the leading pianists and composers to emerge from India and based in New York City, Sharik Hasan is well-known for his virtuosity and versatility, making him the top-call pianist for many renowned bands and venues. In this performance, he will perform his modern interpretations of well-known jazz standards and original compositions.


Ladies of Modern Jazz

When: 17 July, 7.15 PM, 8.30 PM and 9.45 PM.

Where: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Tickets: Free 

Join The Jordan Wei Trio in a concert tribute to the ladies of modern jazz. The trio comprising Namie Rasman, Eugene Chew, and Yap Ting Wei will play a myriad of instruments in this performance that’s not to be missed.


Date Night Fridays: On the Sunny Side by Daniela Ruggieri

When: 16 July, 7.15 PM, 8.30 PM and 9.45PM.

Where: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Tickets: Free

Join Daniela Ruggieri, Rit Xu, Nakano Kenji, Massimo Alitot and Lee Ann Gie in an uplifting performance of songs from the 'Great American Songbook' and the Brazillian traditional and modern repertoire.


'S Wonderful: The Music of George Gershwin

When: 16 July, 7 PM, 8.15 PM.

Where: Esplanade Concourse

Tickets: Free

The jazz trio, which comprises Lester Ang (saxophone), Aya Sekine (piano), and Tama Goh (drums), will perform some of their famous selections from George Gershwin like ‘But Not For Me’, ‘A Foggy Day’, ‘Liza’, ‘They Can’t Take That Away From Me’, and many more.


Goodbye Garden: Raw Earth and Friends

When: 15 July, 9.15 PM.

Where: The Substation Garden

Tickets: $36, available here

The final act to perform at The Substation Garden, join Raw Earth and Friends for the very final blues and rock jam at the venue and expect a set like nothing you've ever seen or heard before.


Goodbye Garden: 53A

When: 15 July, 7.30 PM.

Where: The Substation Garden

Tickets: $36, available here

One of Singapore's most prominent cover bands, 53A will take The Substation Garden stage for one of its last nights, taking requests for your favourite covers, and also performing some of their most-loved songs.


The Rachma Lim Trio

When: 14 July, 7 PM, 8.15 PM. 

Where: Esplanade Concourse

Tickets: Free

In this performance, the Rachma Lim Trio explores the transparency and art of the piano trio. Inspired by pianists like Hank Jones,  Ahmad Jamal, Jonny O’Neal and Aaron Diehl, this performance will feature arrangements sprinkled with decisive hits.


The Return of the Blue Monks

When: 13 July, 7 PM, 8.15 PM.

Where: Esplanade Concourse

Tickets: Free

A mainstay in jam sessions held in Blu Jaz Café on Sundays, Join The Blue Monks as they perform some of their favourite songs played in their jam sessions, including 'Recordame' by Joe Henderson, 'Song for My Father' by Horace Silver, 'Beatrice' by Sam Rivers, 'St. Thomas' by Sonny Rollins and 'I Remember You' by Victor Schertzinger.


Ain't Nothin' But Soul: A Betty Carter Tribute

When: 12 July, 7 PM, 8.15 PM. 

Where: Esplanade Concourse

Tickets: Free

Vocalist Sarah-Kei teams up with Marius Andrian (keys), Elaine Wijaya (drums), Gabriel Ng (bass), and Jay Ong (saxophone), to perform a set of tunes made famous by the legendary jazz vocalist Betty Carter in this performance.


Goodbye Garden: DYRT

When: 11 July, 9.15 PM.

Where: The Substation Garden

Tickets: $28, available here

Fans of the '90s grunge music will be taken on a reminiscent journey with DYRT belting a list of songs such as Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains and Stone Temple Pilots. 


Smooth Jazz Sundays: Daniel Chia

When:  11 July, 6 PM, 7.15 PM, 8.30PM.

Where: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Tickets: Free

Join Daniel Chia for an evening of smooth jazz tunes, ballads and feel-good music, featuring music produced by two-time Grammy Award-winning producer Paul Brown. He will also be performing all of his original compositions, inspired by the likes of Grover Washington Jr., Kirk Whalum, Boney James, Dave Koz and Earth, Wind and Fire.


Jazz for Kids: Hello Humpty! - Dawn Wong

When:  11 July, 12 PM.

Where: Esplanade Concourse

Tickets: Free

Singer-songwriter and producer Dawn Wong is set to perform jazz renditions of familiar children's classics like 'You Are My Sunshine' and 'Humpty Dumpty Sat On A Wall', making this the perfect opportunity to introduce young ones to the richness of the genre. 


Rick Smith & Promise

When: 11 July, 5 PM, 6.45 PM.

Where: Esplanade Concourse

Tickets: Free

Promise comprises a group of international musicians from the USA, Taiwan, Cuba and Singapore. Together, they will perform a variety of original music written and arranged by Rick Smith. Their performances will feature a wide variety of grooves and textures that reflect their diversity, with a combination of classical textures and subtlety with the improvisational character of jazz reflected on their sound. 


Piano 1 to 43: Tan Weixiang Trio

When: 10 July, 5 PM, 7.30 PM.

Where: Esplanade Concourse

Tickets: Free

Pianist Tan Weixiang, also known as Wei will be performing fresh takes on old jazz standards. He will also be joined by his long-time trio partners, Benjamin Poh and Soh Wen Ming, to reinterpret material from popular jazz history in joyful, hilarious and intriguing ways.


Date Night Fridays: Richard Jackson

When: 9 July, 7.15 PM, 8.30 PM and 9.45 PM.

Where: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Tickets: Free

Join world-class musicians Richard Jackson, Erik Hargrove, Tony Makarome, and Rick Smith as they perform intimate tunes from the likes of The Beatles and Frank Sinatra, and a range of originals and jazz standards.


Exile Quartet

When: 9 July, 7 PM, 8.15 PM. 

Where: Esplanade Concourse

Tickets: Free

Coming from different roots and backgrounds, four musicians will present their own blend of jazz, improvised music and contemporary arrangements of renowned pieces from their respective countries, including Arabic folk, Italian opera and original compositions written in Singapore. 


Mad Dogs & Singlishmen: Tribute to Joe Cocker

When: 8 July, 9.30 PM.

Where: The Substation Garden

Tickets: $32, available here

Celebrating one of the greatest singers from the UK, The Souls of Singapore will pay a special tribute to English singer Joe Cocker, with Surath Godfrey and special guest Michelle SgP with their interpretations of 'A Little Help From My Friends', 'Feelin’ Alright' and others. 


Aledeu Trio

When: 8 July, 7 PM, 8.15 PM. 

Where: Esplanade Concourse

Tickets: Free

Presenting an evening of jazz standards, long-time friends and collaborators Alvin Wong, Edmund Wuu, and Eugene Ang will come together as the Aledeu Trio to play pieces by artists like Benny Golson, Sonny Rollins, and Johnny Mercer.


Oo-Bla-Dee! Celebrating the Women in the Band

When: 7 July, 7 PM, 8.15 PM.

Where: Esplanade Concourse 

Tickets: Free

Presented by the W in Jazz Band, a collective which aims to spotlight the stories of female jazz musicians, audience members of the show can expect to hear well-known pieces by artists like Mary Lou Williams ('In The Land of Oo-Bla-Dee'), Emily Remler ('Pocket Wes') and Cindy Blackman ('Traffic'). 


Mei Sheum & Sebastian Ho Duo

When: 6 July, 7 PM, 8.15 PM.

Where: Esplanade Concourse

Tickets: Free

Veteran musicians Mei Sheum and Sebastian Ho will perform jazz renditions of songs by Thelonious Monk, Chick Corea and even a refreshing re-arrangement of Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit'. The two artists have worked with some of the scene's biggest names, including David Tao and Wang Leehom (for Mel Sheum), as well as Kit Chan and Joanna Dong (for Sebastian). 


Swingalese! Songs for Bopping Lovers!

When: 5 July, 7 PM, 8.15 PM.

Where: Esplanade Concourse

Tickets: Free

Jazz pioneer Yvette Atienza, together with members of her musical trio, will present intricate vocalese renditions of songs like 'Four' and 'Joyspring'. Vocalese, originating from bebop vocals, is the art of writing lyrics to instrumental solos and singing them.


Smooth Jazz Sundays: Tribute to David Sanborn

When: 4 July, 6 PM, 7.15 PM, 8.30 PM.

Where: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Tickets: Free

A tribute to legendary saxophonist David Sanborn, woodwind instrumentalist Fabian Lim and his friends will perform their renditions of the Grammy-winning musician's songs from his solo works of the '80s and '90s. 


Joshua Wan: Something I Heard

When: 4 July, 5 PM, 6.45 PM. 

Where: Esplanade Concourse

Tickets: Free

In this special concert presented by Esplanade, members of one of Singapore's most recognized neo-jazz groups, The Steve McQueens, will perform their acoustic renditions of tunes like 'Afro Blue', 'Blue in Green' and 'Giant Steps'. 


World Music & Jazz Fusion - Pablo Calzado's Group

When: 3 July, 7.15 PM, 8.30 PM, 9.45 PM. 

Where: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Tickets: Free

Hailing from Cuba, experienced percussionist Pablo Calzado has travelled Latin America and Asia and brought his unique fusion of world and jazz music to a global audience. He will be delighting audience with a 30-minute set at the Esplanade's Outdoor Theatre in this free concert. 


Piano 1 to 3: Aya Sekine Now Trio

When: 3 July, 5 PM, 6.15 PM (Aya Sekine's solo set), 7.30 PM.

Where: Esplanade Concourse

Tickets: Free

Pianist Aya Sekine is set to perform jazz pieces from the scene's greatest names — including Thelonious Monk, Chick Corea and Bud Powell. She will be joined by her esteemed Now Trio, which features bassist Christy Smith and drummer Aaron James Lee. Aya's solo piano set will feature challenging pieces by Beethoven, Rentaro Taki and others. 


Date Night Fridays: Alemay Fernandez & The Sharik Hasan Trio

When: 2 July, 7.15 PM, 8.30 PM, 9.45 PM. 

Where: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Tickets: Free

A star-studded show featuring Singapore's most acclaimed jazz musicians awaits as Aleamy Fernandez, Sharik Hassan (along with his band) and Miss Lou take the stage for this one-night-only concert. Audience can expect to hear original material from Alemay's album 'Hard To Imagine', a live version of Sharik and Lou's recent collaboration 'Girlfriends' Covid Blues' and many more jazz standards. 


An Evening of Herbie Hancock - Anson Fung Trio

When: 2 July, 7 PM, 8.15 PM.

Where: Esplanade Concourse

Tickets: Free

Performing their renditions of jazz legend Herbie Hancock's pieces, the guitar trio is set to delight audience members with their unique arrangements of Hancock's most-recognized songs written across his rich 60-year career. Anson Fung Trio is composed of Anson (guitars), Daryl Chen (bass) and Yap Ting Wei (drums). 


Shawn Letts featuring Darryl Ervin

When: 1 July, 7 PM, 8.15 PM. 

Where: Esplanade Concourse

Tickets: Free

American musicians Shawn Letts and Darryl Ervin are respected names in the local jazz scene who have made Singapore their home for years. In this one-night only performance, the duo will take the stage together for the first time and perform original compositions that infuse elements of funk, pop and samba.  


An Exclusive Adventure with the Frisson Quartet!

When: 26 June 2021, 11 AM, 1.30 PM, 4 PM

Where: Esplanade Recital Hall 

Tickets: $50, $100. Available here

An afternoon of family fun and entertainment awaits as Frisson String Quartet (Singapore) takes the stage at Esplanade for one of the venue's first live concerts after the easing of Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) restrictions!

The ensemble, consisting of Ikuko, Ryan, Jeremy and Brandon, will perform pieces that's sure to evoke a wide range of emotions in the audience — from feelings of being surprised (Haydn's Symphony No. 94, 2nd movement) to sheer happiness (Tchaikovsky's Russian Dance), and blind anger (a self-improvised piece by the quartet).  


Goodbye Garden - Jack and Rai

When: 26 June, 6 PM, 9.15 PM

Where: The Substation Garden

Tickets: $39, $41. Available here (6 PM show) and here (9.15 PM show). 

Welcome iconic rock duo Jack and Rai back on stage for their first live performance in over a year. This show is part of Goodbye Garden, a farewell concert series held at the Substation's legendary Garden to pay tribute to its rich musical legacy before it closes down in July this year. 


Goodbye Garden - Raw Earth

When: 27 June, 6 PM

Where: The Substation Garden 

Tickets: $35, $37. Available here.  

Blues-rock band Raw Earth is set to take the stage with covers of old-school classics by iconic acts like Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton and B.B. King. This show is part of Goodbye Garden, a farewell concert series held at the Substation's legendary Garden to pay tribute to its rich musical legacy before it closes down in July this year. 


Goodbye Garden - The Unfortunate Sons

When: 27 Jun, 9.15 PM

Where: The Substation Garden

Tickets: $35, $37. Available here.  

Local Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute band The Unfortunate Sons will play well-known numbers from the '60s by the American classic rock group. This show is part of Goodbye Garden, a farewell concert series held at the Substation's legendary Garden to pay tribute to its rich musical legacy before it closes down in July this year. 


Goodbye Garden - Strings Out Loud

When: 28 Jun, 7 PM. 

Where: The Substation Garden 

Tickets: $25, available here.

Guitarists from Strings Out Loud, a local acoustic guitar community, will perform fingerstyle pieces with veteran jazz guitarist and educator Rick Smith. This show is part of Goodbye Garden, a farewell concert series held at the Substation's legendary Garden to pay tribute to its rich musical legacy before it closes down in July this year. 


Goodbye Garden - Dreebsby's 5AM Listening Party

When: 9.15 PM

Where: The Substation Garden

Tickets: $30, $32. Available here

Pop-funk-rock act Dreebsby will be performing tracks from his upcoming EP '5AM' for the very first time at this exclusive concert. This show is part of Goodbye Garden, a farewell concert series held at the Substation's legendary Garden to pay tribute to its rich musical legacy before it closes down in July this year. 


Opus Number Zoo - TPO Wind Quintet

When: 28 June, 12.30 PM, 7 PM. 

Where: Esplanade Concert Hall

Tickets: $10, Available here

The Philharmonic Orchestra (TPO) wind quintet will perform two animated pieces that will take concertgoers on a musical adventure filled with whimsical discoveries. Audience members can expect to hear their lively renditions of 'Opus Number Zoo' by Luciano Berio and 'Serenade No. 2' by Julius Röntgen.

This concert is part of Esplanade's Munch! Lunchtime Concert Series


Music Tuesdays: Strings of Elegance II

When: 22 June, 7.30 PM. 

Where: SCO Concert Hall

Tickets: S$20, S$28 available here

Presented by Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) as part of its 'Music Tuesdays' series, SCO’s Erhu II Associate Principal Li Yulong and Huqin musician Mu Ruixue will take the stage for a rhapsodic evening of Huqin pieces and performances. Be prepared to experience the full gamut of emotions Huqin instruments can evoke in its listeners - from melancholy to joy. 


AN EXTRAORDINARY TIME — HAIOU ZHANG PLAYS BACH & BEETHOVEN

When: 5 June, 3 PM and 730 PM

Where: Esplanade Concert Hall

Tickets: S$98, available here

At his first-ever concert in Singapore, German-Chinese pianist Haiou Zhang will present works by two of the greatest composers to have walked the earth — Beethoven and Bach. Expect to hear the former's Waldstein Sonata as well as a selection of beautiful melodies from the latter.


SIFA 2021: COMPASSION: CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES

When: 16 May to 26 May (various time slots)

Where: Various locations

Tickets: Available here

Part of SIFA 2021, Compassion: Chamber Music Series is an eight-part concert series that spans four centuries of music and includes works by Bach, Chopin, David T. Little, Shostakovich, and more. Organised with the hope of bringing hope and comfort to people amid their struggles, the series will feature performances by prominent Singaporean acts such as Morse Percussion, who will present Ghost of Yesteryear, a programme about reflection, realisation, and redemption, and Ding Yi Music Company, who will showcase a message of healing to humanity. For the full schedule, visit SIFA's official website.


SIFA 2021: DEMON STATES

When: 19 May to 30 May (various time slots)

Where: Various locations

Tickets: S$10, available here

Described as an "immersive mixed reality experience", Singapore International Festival of Arts 2021's (SIFA 2021) Demon States will explore two emotions that constantly plague human beings — fear and anxiety. This will be done by combining new music from The Observatory & Koichi Shimizu's upcoming album, virtual landscapes created by Brandon Tay, and physical environments by Irfan Kasban. The event will be held at four locations around Singapore.


SIFA 2021: THE RHYTHM OF US

When: 28 May and 29 May, 8 PM

Where: Esplanade Theatre

Tickets: S$78 and S$88, limited student tickets at S$10, available here

Presented by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) and the Singapore Dance Theatre (SDT), The Rhythm of Us is a cross-disciplinary concert that will bring to life three contemporary musical pieces — William Walton's 'Passacaglia for Cello', Henry Cowell’s 'Variations on Thirds', as well as 'The Light Behind Us', an original composition by Singaporean jazz musician Chok Kerong. This concert will be choreographed by SDT director Janek Schergen, Christina Chan, and Pam Tanowitz.


SIFA 2021: The Invisible Opera

When: 28 May - 30 May (various timeslots)

Where: Central Singapore

Tickets: S$15, available here from 30 April onwards

The Invisible Opera is a hybrid performance that brings together opera and theatre to produce an interactive, experiential encounter where "the city takes centre stage". Created by Australian multidisciplinary performer Sophia Brous, with award-winning performance-makers Lara Thoms, Samara Hersch and US choreographer Faye Driscoll, The Invisible Opera will be presenting the world premiere of its first remote edition at SIFA 2021. Set in a location around Central Singapore, this unique performance will combine dynamic sound design and live libretti with surveillance technology, compelling viewers to rethink how we experience the city.


(CANCELLED)BEST OF ALAN TAM - JASON CHUNG

When: 7 June, 3 PM

Where: Esplanade Recital Studio

Tickets: S$15, available here

Local Getai star Jason Chung will put his own spins on Cantopop legend Alan Tam's most iconic songs. Expect to hear tunes such as 'Love Soldier''Between Dream', and 'Reality' during his performance.


GIG PICK: SIFA 2021: A SONG FOR LOUIS 

When: 14 May, 6 PM and 9 PM

Where: Victoria Theatre

Tickets: S$58 and S$68; limited student tickets at S$10, available here

Jazz musicians from Singapore, including Jeremy Monteiro, Joanna Dong, Daniel Wong, Tama Goh, Rit Xu, and Bobby Singh, will come together to honour the life and legacy of Singaporean jazz stalwart Louis Soliano at this intimate and heartwarming concert. Titled "A Song For Louis", the event — part of Singapore International Festival of Arts 2021 (SIFA 2021) — will see each musician pay tribute to Soliano by dedicating a song to him. Soliano himself will also take the stage to present a special showcase.


HAVEN LIVE IN CONCERT

When: 13 May, 8 PM

Where: Esplanade Recital Studio

Tickets: S$35, available here

17-year-old Singaporean singer-songwriter HAVEN — who has two English and two Mandarin songs under her belt — will put her own spins on familiar tunes and perform original tracks from her repertoire, including a brand new single, at her first-ever live concert this May. She will be joined by Zimbabwean musician and actress Iwani Mawocha and Singaporean singer-songwriter and producer Caspar.

#HASHCOVERS - HASHY (CANCELLED)

When: 11 May, 645 PM and 745 PM

Where: Esplanade Concourse

Tickets: Free

Singaporean singer-songwriter Hashy will perform a selection of songs that she grew up with at her Esplanade Concourse show this May. Known for her dream-pop sound, the 'Homesick' singer, who is also known for her 15-second covers on Instagram, draws inspiration for her music from a number of different sources. 

4TH LION CITY YOUTH JAZZ FESTIVAL 2021: THE COUNT AND THE DUKE

When: 24 April, 730 PM

Where: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, Far East Organization Auditorium, Level 9

Tickets: S$58, available here

The hybrid (live and virtual) Finale Concert of this year's Lion City Youth Jazz Festival (LCYJF) will bring together prominent jazz musicians such as Jeremy Monteiro, Alemay Fernandez, Rit Xu, Weixiang Tan, Alex Sipiagin, Shawn Letts, and Scotty Barnhart, who will celebrate the works of Count Basie and Duke Ellington. Those in attendance will also get to hear two brand new compositions — 'The Laughing Watch' and 'Hidden Gems' — from Weixiang Tan and Chok Kerong.


ABSENCE!

When: 23 April, 7 PM and 815 PM

Where: Esplanade Concourse

Tickets: Free

Singaporean alternative pop-rock outfit Absence! will the stage at the Esplanade Concourse this April. Expect to hear covers of familiar tunes from acts such as The 1975 and Valley as well as a selection of original songs from their discography.


DEFøRMED: PEE PEE ADVENTURE

When: 22 April, 7 PM and 815 PM

Where: Esplanade Concourse

Tickets: Free

Singaporean electronic music producer Abdul Hakiim, better known by his stage name deførmed, is known for his experimental and energetic music. Join him at the Esplanade for two performances that are guaranteed to make your "legs shake and you will want to go to the toilet".


BOMSORI KIM IN RECITAL

When: 18 April, 4 PM

Where: Victoria Concert Hall

Tickets: S$25, S$40 and S$60, available here

Acclaimed South Korean violinist Bomsori Kim will perform a chamber recital of violin favourites at her Victoria Concert Hall concert. She will be joined on stage by Singapore International Piano Festival Director, Lim Yan.


AL!VE VOL 11 - 周蕙 WHERE CHOU

When: 17 April, 8 PM

Where: Capitol Theatre

Tickets: S$128, available here

Mandopop sensation 周蕙 Where Chou will take the Capitol Theatre stage on 17 April. Since breaking onto the scene more than two decades ago, she has won the hearts of many with her sweet-sounding vocals. Expect to hear classics such as '约定', '不想让你知道', and '风铃', as well as new hits during her performance.


SAMRUPA - BHASKAR'S SWATHI'S ORCHESTRA

When: 16 April, 745 PM and 915 PM

Where: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Tickets: Free

Singapore's Bhaskar's Swathi Orchestra will offer a bite-sized version of a katcheri at their Esplanade Outdoor Theatre performances. Be sure to keep an ear out for multi-cultural elements that will be incorporated into the show.


AL!VE VOL 8 -  赖铭伟 YUMING LAI "为你而唱 (WEI NI ER CHANG)"

When: 9 April, 8 PM

Where: Capitol Theatre

Tickets: S$108, available here

Taiwanese Mandopop singer 赖铭伟 Yuming Lai gained fame for winning the second edition of the Taiwanese singing competition One Million Star. Following his stint on the show, he made a strong debut with his 2016 album 内心话, which earned him a nomination for the coveted Best Male Taiwanese Singer award at the 28th Golden Melody Awards. Catch him live at the Capitol Theatre this April.


UNFORGETTABLE CLASSICS OF YU TIAN -JOHNNY KIONG

When: 5 April, 1030 AM and 3 PM

Where: Esplanade Recital Studio

Tickets: S$15, available here

Singaporean veteran vocalist Johnny Kiong will take on the greatest hits of legendary Taiwanese singer Yu Tian at his Esplanade Recital Studio show. Expect to hear songs such as 'Dusk Again' and 'Under The Banyan Tree'.


GLORY 45 - MARCUS CHIN LIVE IN CONCERT

When: 27 March, 8 PM

Where: Esplanade Concert Hall

Tickets: S$30, available here

The multitalented Marcus Chin will be celebrating his 45th year in the entertainment industry with a very special concert, titled "Glory 45". During the show, Chin, who is a singer, actor, DJ and host, will entertain fans with a selection of songs and reflect on his experiences as a veteran entertainer.


BUSHMEN AND KAMALIAH LATIFF

When: 26 March, 7 PM and 830 PM

Where: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Tickets: Free

Singaporean reggae band Bushmen will team up with Malay pop veteran Kamaliah Latiff for live renditions of beloved tunes at their Esplanade Outdoor Theatre show.


CHAMBER JAZZ BY JEREMY MONTEIRO BRADDELL HEIGHTS SYMPHONY STRING ENSEMBLE

When: 20 March, 730 PM

Where: Esplanade Concert Hall

Tickets: S$68 and S$88, available here

Singapore's very own King of Swing, Jeremy Monteiro, will reunite with jazz heavyweights, Louis Soliano and Alemay Fernandez, to perform original tunes as well as standard jazz songs at his Chamber Jazz concert in March. Monteiro will also be joined by a string ensemble from the Braddell Heights Symphony Orchestra and local violinist Lynette Seah.


NARYSAL

When: 20 March, 7 PM, 830 PM, 10 PM

Where: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Tickets: Free

Known for his soulful vocals, Narysal is a singer who has a knack for telling stories through his music. Watch him perform songs such as 'Fade Away' at his concert at the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre.


VCH COMMUNITY CONCERT

When: 19 March, 12:30 PM and 21 March, 4 PM

Where: Victoria Concert Hall

Tickets: Free, register here

The Singapore Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Joshua Tan, will present classics by Grieg and Tchaikovsky at this free community concert at the Victoria concert Hall.


DRU CHEN

When: 19 March, 7 PM, 830 PM, 10 PM

Where: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Tickets: Free

Singapore-based Australian singer-songwriter Dru Chen counts D’Angelo, Freddie Mercury, Gentle Bones, Daniel Caesar, and Jeff Buckley among his greatest musical influences. In his eventful career, he has co-written songs with Tanya Chua and Ge Da Wei, and even written a theme song for the popular online game League of Legends.


FRISSION: AN AFTERNOON OF MUSIC

When: 13 March, 1 PM

Where: Esplanade Concourse

Tickets: Free

Singaporean acapella group Frission will present a number of tunes, ranging from Disney classics to contemporary hits, at their Esplanade concert on 13 March. 

STRING FAVOURITES - NAWARAH BAND

When: 10 March and 11 March, 745 PM

Where: Esplanade Concourse

Tickets: Free

Nawarah Band will entertain those in attendance with soothing instrumental renditions of iconic Disney tunes as well as a number of beloved modern songs this March. 


BILO BROS.

When: 7 March, 7 PM and 830 PM

Where: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Tickets: Free

Singaporean trio Bilo Bros. have been described as guitar and rhythm maestros that draw inspiration from artists such as John Mayer and Frank Ocean. Catch them live at the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre this March.


FOR NOW, THIS IS ALL WE HAVE - AERIQAH

When: 5 March, 645 PM, 8 PM, and 20 March, 630 PM, 745 PM, 9 PM

Where: Esplanade Concourse

Tickets: Free

Singaporean songstress aeriqah is known for writing personal songs that tackle issues such as mental health, heartbreak, and letting go. At her Esplanade Concourse shows, she will perform a selection of original compositions about missed opportunity and occasional epiphany.


MARK CHENG IN RECITAL

When: 3 March, 730 PM

Where: Esplanade Recital Studio

Tickets: S$15, available here

Singaporean pianist Mark Cheng will present 'Dussek Piano Sonata No. 24, Op. 61 ‘Élégie Harmonique’, Granados El Amor y la Muerte: Balada de Goyescas (1911)', 'Alkan Morte de 3 Morceaux dans le genre pathétique', 'Op. 15, Liszt Funérailles des Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, S.173', 'Janáček 1.X.1905 ‘From the Street’', and 'Myaskovsky Piano Sonata No. 2, Op. 13' at the Esplanade Recital Studio in March.


THE OX AND THE SONGBIRD

When: 27 and 28 February, 1115 AM, 230 PM, 445PM

Where: PIP's PLAYbox

Tickets: Register for free here

This festive season, Jonathan Shin (flute) and Rit Xu (violin) from the Singaporean instrumental band, Lorong Boys, will regale audiences with stories and songs about two friends — an ox and a songbird — who find joy in making music together while in quarantine.


REVERIE LIVE IN CONCERT

When: 27 February, 730 PM

Where: The Star Theatre, The Star Performing Arts Centre

Tickets: S$45 here

Prepare to be transported back to the 70s by Singaporean quintet Reverie. The band — which comprises Surath Godfrey (lead Vocals and guitar), Joanna Lim (keyboards, saxophone and vocals), Simon Yong (lead guitar and vocals), Hiroaki Maekawa (bass), Ken Hanrong Lin (drums, percussion and vocals) — will treat those in attendance with renditions of iconic hits from artists such as The Eagles, Stevie Wonder, Led Zeppelin, Toto, Dire Straits and James Taylor.


MASALA COFFEE: TRIBUTE TO LEGENDS

When: 27 February, 7 PM

Where: Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands

Tickets: S$50 (E Reserve), S$60 (D Reserve), S$70 (C Reserve), S$90 (B Reserve), S$100 (A Reserve), S$150 (VIP Reserve), S$400 (VIP Seats for 4) and S$600 (Box Seats for 4), available here

The nine-piece band from India rose to fame seven years ago after putting their own unique spins on Tamil hits such as 'Munbe Vaa' and 'Snehithane'. For their third concert in Singapore, Masala Coffee will honour esteemed South Indian composers such as A.R. Rahman, Harris Jayaraj and Illayaraja by performing covers of their most renowned works.


WEIBIRD "AT THIRTY" WORLD TOUR 

When: Postponed to 26 February 2022

Where: Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Hall F, Level B2 at Marina Bay Sands

Tickets: S$68 (CAT 4), S$98 (CAT 3), S$128 (CAT 2), S$158 (CAT 1) and S$198 (VIP), available here

Since his career began in 2010, Taiwanese sensation WeiBird (whose real name is Wei Li-an) has released five studio albums and picked up two Golden Melody Awards and two KKBOX Music Awards. During his "At Thirty" tour, the 33-year-old will entertain fans with familiar tunes from his earlier albums as well as fresh ones from his 2020 album Sounds of My Life.


THE FRESHMAN "THAT ESCALATED QUICKLY" CONCERT

When: 20 February, 7:30 PM

Where: Esplanade Concert Hall

Tickets: S$48 and S$68, available here from 9 AM on 19 January to 20 January for Esplanade&Me members. Public sales begin at 9 AM on 21 January. Or watch the recorded show for S$15 from 5 PM on 28 February to 11:59 PM on 14 March here

Carrie Yeo and Chen Diya have gone from touring with Mandopop legend Jacky Cheung to carving out a name for themselves in the local Mandopop scene in what has been an impressive 11-year run. During their belated 10th anniversary celebration (their 2020 show was cancelled because of the pandemic) at the Esplanade, the duo will perform familiar tunes such as 'Holding On' as well as new ones like 'Still'.


MUNCH! LUNCHTIME CONCERTS BACH CELLO SUITE NO. 1 BY TANG I SHYAN

When: 16 February, 12:30 PM

Where: Esplanade Concert Hall

Tickets: S$10, available here

Tang I Shyan will perform Bach's iconic Cello Suite No. 1 at this lunchtime concert. She will also perform Camille Saint-Saëns' Prière, Op.158 alongside organist Phoon Yu.


LUNAR FESTIVE CLASSICS - NAFA CHINESE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

When: 13 and 14 February, 7:15 PM and 8:45 PM

Where: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Tickets: Free

Usher in the Year of the Ox with Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts' (NAFA) Chinese Chamber Orchestra. The award-winning ensemble will perform popular Chinese New Year numbers as well as a selection of classical works at their upcoming Esplanade concert.


A FIELD GUIDE TO THE NATURE OF THINGS BY SUBSONIC EYE

When: 6 February, 7:30 PM

Where: Esplanade Concert Hall

Tickets: S$25, available here

In just five years, Singapore band Subsonic Eye have grown to become one of the most exciting acts in the Southeast Asian indie rock scene. The dreamy vocals of lead singer Nur Wahidah, coupled with the unmatchable synergy between guitarists Jared Lim and Daniel Castro Borces, bassist Spencer Tan and drummer Lucas Tee give the quintet their distinctive sound — as heard in songs such as 'Cosmic Realignment' and 'Sunkissed Skin'. Fans can look forward to hearing live renditions of songs from their latest album Nature of Things as well as staples from the Subsonic Eye catalogue.


AL!VE VOLUME 4

When: 5 February, 8PM

Where: Capitol Theatre

Tickets: S$58, available here

What better way to unwind after a long week at work or school than by letting not one but six talented singers serenade you with their soothing vocals? Acts who will grace AL!VE Volume 4 include Hong Kong singer-songwriter Tien Chong, rising Singapore mandopop artist Sherman Zhuo, The Voice Singapore and Malaysia finalist Cherelle Tan, Campus Superstar second runner-up Marcus Huang, songster Wilson Huang and TinBox The Live House resident singer Relyne Ban.


AL!VE VOLUME 6

When: 30 January, 8 PM

Where: Capitol Theatre

Tickets: S$58 (from 11AM (SGT) on 8 January), available here

Hip-Hop fans will want to mark this date down on their calendars. Three of the biggest artists in the Singapore rap game right now - THELIONCITYBOY, Fariz Jabba and Mediocre Haircut Crew - are set to dazzle the crowd at the Capitol Theatre with their incredible flows during the newly added AL!VE Volume 6. 


MORE LIONS

When: 30 January, 5:30 PM and 8:30 PM

Where: Esplanade Recital Studio

Tickets: S$25, available here

More Lions was born when the minds of Greg Lyons of the Greg Lyons Quartet, a band that once played at the Blu Jaz Cafe at Kampong Glam, and Darren Moore came together. Witness these talented individuals experiment with rhythm and group interplay alongside pianist Eivind Lodemel and bassist Fabian Lee at the Esplanade on 30 January.


AL!VE VOLUME 3

When: 23 January, 8 PM

Where: Capitol Theatre

Tickets: S$118, available here

Mandopop songstress Joi Chua will take the stage in the sixth edition of IMC Live Global's AL!VE concert series. In her 25-year-long career, the 42-year-old has captured the hearts of audiences in Singapore, Taiwan and China. 


AL!VE VOLUME 2

When: 22 January, 8 PM

Where: Capitol Theatre

Tickets: S$88, available here

There are not many people who can do it like Jeremy Monteiro when it comes to swing. Since he started playing jazz music at the age of 16, Monteiro has performed alongside icons such as Ernie Watts and Simon and Garfunkel and recorded an album with American jazz record label Verve Records. Monteiro will be joined by local jazz heavyweights Louis Soliano and Alemay Fernandez, as well as Melissa Tham and Siti Iman.


DARRYL ERVIN QUINTET

When: 23 January, 5:30 PM and 8:30 PM

Where: Esplanade Recital Studio

Tickets: S$25, available here

Led by Singapore jazz veteran Darryl Ervin, the Darryl Ervin Quintet comprises Alex Sipiagin (trumpet), Sean Hong Wei (saxophone), Weixiang Tan (piano) and Christy Smith (double bass). Expect to be whisked back to the 1960s and early 1970s as they perform their own renditions of works that defined the jazz music scenes of those eras.


AL!VE VOLUME 1

When: 21 January, 8 PM

Where: Capitol Theatre

Tickets: S$58, available here

Designed to kick off IMC Live Global's in-person concert series AL!VE with a bang, AL!VE Volume 1 will be graced by Rausyanfikir singer Art Faizal, Anugerah (Suria's talent search competition) 2005 winner Hyrul Anuar, SG Mania champion Rahila Rashun, and Jive Talkin', a respected local band that has performed alongside the likes of B.B. King, Kenny G, and Gloria Estefan.


Rudra

When: 27 November, 8 PM.

Where: Esplanade Theatre

Tickets: $22*, $30^, available here

Melding metal with Indian classical music together, the band Rudra will play a repertoire of songs from their discography which comprises eight albums spanning 29 years. If you’re a fan of Rudra’s very own brand of Vedic metal, you won’t want to miss the band’s live gig at the Esplanade Theatre!