Singapore has always aspired to be a leading centre for the arts. In the last decade or so, the arts scene has grown voraciously, with ticketed performances exceeding 5000 annually. The island state’s performing arts venues now attract both world-class international artists and local ones from a myriad of genres.
For those that appreciate the arts, you can look forward to each year’s arts calendar for jazz, classical, fusion, pop, R&B etc. performances. World-renowned theatre acts and musicals are also staged locally. In recent years, acts like Cats, Cinderella, Rodger and Hammerstein’s The King & I have graced our theatres.
There are a number of art festivals held annually. Major ones include the Singapore Arts Festival, Mosaic Music Festival and the Baybeats Music Festival. Each festival plays host to differing genres of musical performances, hence reaching to a wider audience.
Mention local music and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra & Singapore Chinese Orchestra comes to mind. These professional orchestras regularly stage free concerts (including concerts for charity) and ticketed ones around the island. Do make it a point to attend concerts like these and many more at the various venues around Singapore.