Singapore is a place where the people not only love food and shopping but are also an absolute music lovers. Singapore is a music powerhouse. Be it classical music or a western fusion music, Singapore is the perfect place that has it all. The melting pot of different ethnic groups, Singapore has emerged as a favorite destination of western jazz, rock, pop, traditional folk and classical musicians, bands and singers.
In Singapore, musical event flows throughout the calendar year like the Mosaic Music Festival, Singapore International Piano Festival and some ethnic musical programs. A melodic treat awaits for the classical music lovers almost every week by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and by the Singapore Chinese Orchestra.
Or if you are an opera fan then you get the treat Western classics by the Singapore Lyric Opera. You can also enjoy the opera concerts by local operatic groups like the Chinese Theatre Circle and Chinese Opera Institute. The Singapore Opera Festival is generally held in the months of September and October every year.
Singapore Symphony Orchestra
This is a grand concert hall that can accommodate almost 2000 people. You can check the schedule at its website for its weekly programs. It is located at the Esplanade, Theatres on the Bay. Students and senior citizens can avail discount on ticket price. It has completed three decades in Singapore, and has established its name as a leading orchestra which has displayed the best of Asian and Western musical traditions. The auditorium is almost packed during the weekly concerts and its musical excellence justifies its home venue at the grand Esplanade. Apart from the enchanting performances the Orchestra has also launched many albums, which have been acclaimed and sold globally. Your visit to Singapore is incomplete without attending the magical and soulful music at SSO.
Unlike its name this music club is more centered upon gunmetal. But as a matter of fact the tech-house, hip hop, trance and the energetic DJs will make you dance for hours.
RAV is a youngsters’ music club, with red as its theme. It offers you high energy acid jazz. Thronged by star DJs of the town, this is a glamorous music club decorated with disco balls.
This music club is the paradise of boozers. Apart from bands, soul DJs, disco, R&B and tireless dancing, you get access to a whisky bar and a wine bar where you get premium brands of wine.
Crowded mostly by the Chinese and the locals, it’s the center of both mainland Chinese pop and Hong Kong pop music. The scantily clad girls are sure to arouse your passions.
Though the music is not that fluid, but you get enough “liquid” to booze. DJs are quite noisy and there is a place to play pool as well.
Singapore Indian Orchestra & Choir
A center of Indian classical music, the music club uses original Indian instruments such as table, sitar, sarod and shehnai to produce authentic Indian music.
it has a state of the art design and you get enough space to dance. Meant for youngsters, it’s a cool place to let your hair down.
Live Music entertainment in Singapore at Bars
Apart from the regular music clubs and orchestras there is enough live musical entertainment available in Singapore at bars.
Night and Day
This three storey art dcor building of the mid-twentieth century is located in the art-student district of the city. It has been converted into an art gallery cum bar. The bar section offers live music entertainment with grunge, heavy metal and some special performances for the classes (not meant for masses.)
Apart from it, the other live music at bars and eateries can be enjoyed at Thumper bar, Wala Wala, Red Lantern Beer garden, BluJaz caf, and Crazy Elephant.
Apart from it, there are a lot of western, Chinese and other international DJs, bands, music groups, instrumentalists and singers who keep coming for live performances in Singapore. You can check out the events calendar during your visit to find out such concerts and live performances, so that you can book it in advance. For example, Will Beattie would be in Singapore on 3rd December 2012 at the venue called Muddy Murphy’s.
Last Updated: 10,Dec'2012
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