Poetry With Music | Shiyun: Islands Interludes

7 Sep 2019 – 8 Sep 2019

Event times

7 September 2019, Saturday | 730pm – 9pm
8 September 2019, Sunday | 5pm – 630pm

Cost of entry

Free, register on peatix at https://islandinterludes.peatix.com/

The Arts House

Singapore, Singapore


Travel Information

  • 195, 961 and 961C (Supreme Ct, bus stop no. 02181) 61, 63, 80, 124, 145, 166, 174, 197, 851 and 961 (Opposite The Treasury, bus stop no. 04249) 2, 12, 33, 147, 190 (High St Ctr, bus stop no. 04229) 75, 100, 107, 130, 131 and 167 (Opposite S’pore Cricket Club, bus stop no. 02029) 10, 10e, 57, 70, 75, 100, 107, 128, 130, 131, 162, 167, 196, 196e, 531, 533, 534, 535, 536, 538, 539, 544, 545, 549, 554, 560, 564, 585, 589, 700, 761, 850E, 868, 951E and 971E (Fullerton Sq, bus stop no. 03011
  • City Hall (10-min walk), Clarke Quay (15-min walk), Esplanade (15-min walk), Fort Canning (15-min walk), Raffles Place (10-min walk)

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Indulge in an evening of Chinese poetry and chamber music while contemplating the changing landscape of Singapore.


In conjunction with the Mid-Autumn Festival, Shiyun: Island Interludes presents an evening of Chinese poetry and chamber music exploring iconic landmarks and urban landscapes in Singapore. Rediscover these spaces through lyrical verses and melodies based on excerpts from 23 poems by writers across different generations.

Performed in Mandarin. 

This performance is part of The Arts House’s Poetry with Music series.

About Poetry with Music

The Poetry with Music series, launched by The Arts House since 2017, pays tribute to Singapore’s diverse multi-lingual culture by celebrating literary excellence in local poetry in all four of the country’s official languages. The series pairs the cadence of poems to melodic accompaniment and is developed as an annual signature series of The Arts House.

Presented as Note for Note, Shiyun, Rapatseni, and Sollum Swaramum, each edition threads local expressions alongside diasporic influences through performances that capture the intricate relationship between music and poetry. Aside from cultivating interest in the works of Singapore written word  artists, the multi-lingual series aims to grow cross-cultural appreciation and greater understanding through the literary arts.

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