Weekend Guide

Get Ready For Music and Magic This Weekend!

By Zaki JufriEvents - 15 June 2011 12:21 PM | Updated 1:01 PM

Get Ready For Music and Magic This Weekend!

Whoever says that Singapore is a boring place is either a misguided fella or has been hanging out in the wrong parts of town. When the weekend comes a knocking (or everyday actually), the whole island get sprinkled with magic fairy dust and with the wave of a wand, magic happens in the form of exciting concerts, mesmerizing art exhibitions, heart-stopping thrills… you get the drift.

This weekend is no different: A host of electrifying happenings are in store for everyone from the head-nodding audiophile and culture vulture to boozehounds looking for the perfect brew.

For Audiophiles

You don’t have to be a piano lover to enjoy this: The Singapore International Piano Festival (through Jun 19) returns in 2011 with the evocative theme “Transformation”. Over the course of the festival’s four nights, four acclaimed pianists from around the world will embrace this theme with virtuoso performances. Canada’s Janina Fialkowska, Israel-born Shai Wosner, Nareh Arghamanyan from Armenia and Brazilian Arnaldo Cohen will present pieces which represent their personal transformations and life changing experiences.

What do you get when you put two music and old Hong Kong movie buffs together? You get The Karl Maka of course – a synthpop duo whose music leanings is steered by the likes of Depeche Mode and The Postal Service. Check them out at the Esplanade Library this June 18 for the Move My Music Series Featuring The Karl Maka.

The irrepresible singer-songwriter and YouTube sensation David Choi returns for not one but two nights at the Esplanade, bringing his brand of smooth grooves. This Los Angeles native whose songs and tracks have been heard on NBC, VH1, MTV, A&E, E!, Travel Channel, Style, PBS, Food Network, Disney, and more has over 400,000 subscribers online and over 65,000,000 total video views.

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