Lunchtime Concerts at ACM - Piano
22 Mar 2019, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Your favourite free concerts are back – with a twist. For the first time, some of the music will be inspired by ACM’s galleries. Enriching and enrapturing Fridays are on us! Brought to you by ACM and Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music.
The piano session this Friday (8 March) is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. You’ll hear delightful masterworks from the solo piano repertoire.
Concerts are at 12.30pm, last about an hour, and are suitable for all over the age of 4. Grab lunch at Privé or Empress before or after for a tasty, sonorous Friday.
About Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (YST)
Founded in 2003, the Conservatory has established a reputation as Asia’s most exciting international conservatory. Keenly focused on nurturing identity as a driver for excellence, we are primarily an undergraduate institution, offering full financial support for all our 220 Bachelor of Music (BMus) students with support from the Yong Loo Lin Trust and other donors. Alongside our BMus programme in instrumental performance, voice, composition, and Audio Arts & Sciences, our new majors in Music & Society and Music, Collaboration, & Production offer ever-more ways to engage aspiring professional musicians in full-time study. Performances at the ACM have been a tradition since 2007, making this our 12th year in collaboration.
About Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM)
ACM is devoted to preserving the cultural heritage of Asia. The museum explores art that blends different ideas, as a means of achieving understanding that encompasses different religions, languages, and creative forms. ACM regular presents free signature events, suitable for everyone, including ACM After Dark, Saturdays@ACM, and these Lunchtime Concerts.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who are the performers?
All performers are students (and sometimes professors!) from Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, Asia’s most exciting international conservatory. Headed by Professor Thomas Hecht, the piano department attracts outstanding applicants from around the world. Besides performing at ACM, Esplanade, and Victoria Concert Hall, students are often selected for study at prestigious international festivals, including Verbier, Aspen, and Fondation Bell’ Arte summer music programme. Graduates have earned an impressive number of scholarships for further studies at renowned schools and conservatories such as Julliard, Yale, Indiana, and Royal Academy and Royal College.
Can I bring children to the concerts?
Absolutely. But we recommend bringing only children 4 years old and above, so as to fully enjoy the experience. You can check out Saturdays@ACM for a free, regular, monthly programme suitable for kids of all ages.
What is this concert series about?
Back for its 12th year, the series presents free classical concerts to the public, and provides a showcase for young, talented musicians from Singapore’s music conservatory to gain experience and confidence. Each week features a different music genre, and a different group of students. Check out the other concerts on 15, 22, 29 March, 5, and 12 April.
Are there any eating places around the museum?
Privé café and Empress Chinese restaurant are closest – both inside ACM. And both offer unbeatable views of the Singapore River. Alternatively, there are plenty of cheap eats at Raffles Place MRT station and along Circular Road.
What can I do after the free concerts?
There are plenty of things to do at the museum! Check out our latest special exhibition, Raffles in Southeast Asia*, which is jointly presented with the British Museum. Or chill out at our new Wonderland space at the Foyer, featuring a pop-up library by the National Library Board.
*Tickets are $12 for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents. $20 for Foreign Residents and Tourists. Our permanent galleries are free for all Singaporeans and Permanent Residents.
Asian Civilisations Museum
1 Empress Place