Gear up with the most delectable picnic grub, load up on the hydration, and dress up to be whisked away on a musical journey. With Temasek presenting Jubilee at the Botanics taking place this weekend, we give you a heads up on what to expect during the series of free garden concerts.
Where: Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road
When and who's performing:
30 May, 6pm: Singapore Chinese Orchestra - see programme schedule here
31 May, 6pm: Singapore Symphony Orchestra - see programme schedule here
Admission: Free A bird?
A plane? No, it's a drone!
Be on the lookout for drones flying overhead during the course of the concert! Manned by a group of Singapore University of Technology and Design students who designed, built and operate these drones, your favourite Jubilee at the Botanics moments will be captured from a bird's eye view.
Sing-a-long to your favourite tunes…
Beside good company and food, the next best thing to round up a picnic session in the evening would be great songs to sing along to. Whether you are a 90s Mando-pop fan, local television show aficionado, or a walking Broadway musical jukebox, there is definitely something for everyone.
The Singapore Chinese Orchestra will be presenting some all-time-favourite theme songs from award winning local productions such as one of Singapore's pioneer dramas (The Awakening), pop ballads from the 1990s by the likes of Sandy Lam and the late Leslie Cheung, and one of our favourite national songs, Home.
The Singapore Symphony Orchestra will be bring you your favourite tunes from Broadway, accompanied by the dazzling vocals of Singapore's rising talent, Amni Musfirah. Be entranced by her and the orchestra's renditions of I dreamed a dream from Les Miserables and Somewhere from West Side Story.
…while cozying up with the stars
Jubilee at the Botanics will take place over two star-studded nights. By that, we mean both types of stars, those in the sky, and those amongst us. Our two hosts, Tay Kewei and Nathan Hartono will be amongst the crowds on both evenings.
Kewei will be serenading us onstage with her beautiful vocals and musical talent on her erhu this Saturday.
Nathan might just pop by your picnic area to join you as you grab a bite of your sandwich before he goes on stage to introduce Who will be the lucky ones to get up close and personal with these talented personalities? Watch this space!
Quick tips to maximise your experience at Jubilee at the Botanics
Outdoor concerts are always better when you sit back, have food in your system and are ready to go on a musical journey. Here are 5 tips for you at Jubilee at the Botanics.
1.Pack a picnic basket - don't forget the family favourites. Also, bring a bag so you can easily dispose of waste after you're done.
2. Mosquito patches - avoid the bites, get a mosquito patch.
3. Umbrella or poncho - it's an open air concert, and hopefully it doesn't rain, but if it does, make sure you have an umbrella or poncho to keep yourself dry.
4. Comfortable shoes - it's at the Botanic Gardens, so avoid those heels that get stuck in the grass.
5. Camera - this is a great day out, so come prepared with your camera and take selfies with the SCO, SSO, Kewei, Nathan or Amni. Don't forget to #Temasek4music and check back on Temasek's Instagram page for opportunities to win exciting prizes!
Don't miss the action and join us this weekend for an evening of great music, sights and company!
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