Monday, January 5, 2015


With participation from China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan and Singapore

23 January 2015 Friday
Nanyin Musical
Singapore Drama Centre Theatre, 8pm
Admission by ticket only
Ticket prices:  S$32/S$25/S$15
(Concessions for Students, NSF & Senior Citizens S$19)
Adaptation of the Classic - "The New Romance of the Lychee and the Mirror"

A classical piece, this is a cherished love story that has been passed down for seven centuries with familiar tunes that have touched the hearts of generations of Hokkiens. This is the first time that a production has brought together nine groups of young artists from China, Singapore, Taiwan, Korea and Japan. The performance is coupled with various artistic elements to present an unprecedented ‘Nanyin Banquet’.

Tickets from SISTIC`S authorised agents. A SISTIC booking fee applies for all tickets.  Latecomers will only be admitted during intermission.  No admission for infants in arms and children below six years.  Tickets are required for all patrons.

24 January 2015 Saturday
Roundtable on "Transmitting Traditional Arts – Current State and Prospects"
SOTA Concert Hall, 3PM
Free Admission

Nanyin has earned many titles, including that of the label of being a "living fossil" of Han Chinese music in the World Heritage List, yet like many other traditional arts, it continues to face challenges from popular culture and media. What can be effectively done to transmit, preserve and develop Nanyin? Let us hear from the professionals on possible solutions to transmit this living heritage into the future.

Speakers for this seminar include:
Mr. Choo Thiam Siew (CEO of Singapore Chinese Culture Centre),
Mr. Quek Ling Kiong (Resident Conductor of Singapore Chinese Orchestra),
Ms. Lin Pochi (Professor at Taipei National University of the Arts),
Mr. Tian Qing (Head of Chinese Intangible Cultural Heritage Protection Centre),
Mr. Cai Wei Biao (Chairman of China Quanzhou Stone Lion City Nanyin Ensemble)
Mr. Chen Ri Sheng (Chairman of China Quanzhou Nanyin Artists Association).

Prof. Kenneth Dean (Head of the Department of Chinese Studies at the National University of Singapore) will be the Moderator of this seminar discussion.

24 January 2015 Saturday
International Nanyin Youth Exchange Youth “Orchestra"
SOTA Concert Hall, 8pm
Admission by ticket only
* Those who purchase tickets to the show Adaptation of the Classic – “The New Romance of the Lychee and the Mirror” can get to attend this performance.

This will be an arena for Nanyin groups from various countries to present their specialties. This will be likened to an “orchestra” with youth enthusiasts competing with each other and demonstrating their talents.

25 January 2015 Sunday
Nanyin Arts Banquet "The Reluctance of Parting"
Resorts World Sentosa, 7pm

"There is always a reluctance to part with each other – first when we meet and then when we part. Yearning so much for this moment, but by tomorrow, we will be parted by thousands of miles."
A night filled with the vibrancy of youth. A banquet of timeless, youthful classical music. An occasion for the audience to be lost in the beautiful melodies and forget for a moment, that the time for departure has arrived.

Banquet Table : S$ 120   ( PER PERSON )
                             S$ 1200 ( PER TABLE )