The Singapore Sun Festival returns on the 3 to
12 October 2009 to celebrate the Art of Living Well.
Featuring over 190 international artists and
celebrities in more than 90 events, the Festival, which is held at
some of Singapore's leading venues, will also be presenting new
elements and several "first experiences" this year.
Kicking off with a gala performance at the
Esplanade Concert Hall on Saturday, 3 October, audiences will be
treated to a stunning world premiere ballet performance starring
principal dancers of the renowned Bolshoi Theatre and Mariinsky
Theatre sharing the stage for the first time.
Classical music highlights include concerts by
one of the world's finest radio orchestras - Netherlands Radio
Philharmonic Orchestra - visiting Singapore with its chief
conductor and artistic director, Jaap van Zweden. The Orchestra
will perform with glamorous soloists like Sir James Galway (8
October); 14 year-old prodigy, Conrad Tao and Russian Cellist,
Nina Kotova (9 October); and a Singapore premiere performance by
opera superstar Angela Gheorghiu (10 October) with tenor Marius
Another 'first' is the indoor film screenings with
multi-talented and highly-respected Film star and Director, Joan
Chen. Joan will select eight unique films that depict the Art of
Living Well for screening will also be conducting an on-stage
interview facilitated by film writer Ben Slater at the Singapore
Airlines Theatre at LASALLE College of the Arts - a brand new
programming element that's included in this year's Festival.
Other 'first' celebrity appearances at the Festival include
prolific author and spiritual advisor, Deepak Chopra, who will
enlighten Festival-goers on physical and mental wellbeing; whilst
Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, will expand the horizons of literary
aficionados and playwrights as he shares his insights on writing
for the stage; singer-songwriter, Elvis Costello, will be rocking
Singapore at the Esplanade Concert Hall with his greatest hits at
his one-night- only Singapore premiere concert!
Experimental chef Floyd Cardoz, executive chef of groundbreaking
New York restaurant Tabla, will be serving a myriad of sensational flavours during the exclusive signature dinner and cooking class.
"The genius of modern French cuisine", Thierry Marx will
be using the finest produce to express his avant- garde cuisine in
Singapore! The two Michelin star chef will prepare gastronomic
treats that perfectly match the finest Bordeaux wines, ensuring a
unique and sumptuous experience for his diners at the Fullerton
The Festival also celebrates Singapore's rich
Peranakan heritage offering interactive guided charity tours at
the Baba House. Festival-goers can also enjoy a showcase of over
300 pieces of intricately crafted Peranakan jewellery at the
Jeff Fuhrman, Global Chief Operating
Officer of IMG Artists, said, "In keeping with our aim to deliver
premium international music and lifestyle events that are
exclusive and fresh, we are proud to offer festival audiences a
series of "firsts" in the Festival's 3rd year. The programme for
the Singapore Sun Festival 2009 will have a spectacular line-up,
featuring world-renowned celebrities and artists, boosting
Singapore's position as a truly global entertainment and lifestyle
Furthermore, in an effort to bring added
Festival-goers, ticket prices to various events have also been
reduced from the previous year and more free events have been
Tickets for the Singapore Sun Festival events go
on sale on 3 July 2009. Customers can enjoy an early bird
discount of 15% across all seating categories if they purchase
their tickets before 31st July.
A special grand prize of a 3 day 2
night stay at the Banyan Tree Bintan will also be awarded to one
lucky early bird ticket buyer.
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