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Of Music and Story: River of Life 乐。叙 《生命之河》
By Ding Yi Music Company, In Collaboration with Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay

Inspired by the late senior reporter and historian Han Shan Yuan’s famous literature about the stories of our Singapore River. Through music, storytelling and multimedia, this multi-disciplinary concert sheds light upon the great historic river which once was the very heart and lifeblood of our island’s economy.

受本地已故资深报人、文史学家韩山元先生著名文学作品《新加坡河:讲不完的故事》启发而编创的叙事音乐会,结合华乐室内乐与说书艺术,由新加坡河流出的音符,连串幕幕情景,唤醒段段历史,奏响首首心曲,激起颗颗心灵。鼎艺团2019年度重头戏:乐。叙 《生命之河》,精彩可期!

Start Sales Date

Internet :
13 Jun 2019, 9am

Other Channels :
13 Jun 2019, 10am


Approximately 1 hour, with no intermission

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Admission Rules of Esplanade:
Rating/Age Limit

  • Admission is subject to tickets produced at the entrance.
  • Infants in arms or children below the age of 6 shall not be admitted.
  • Children above 6 years must purchase ticket for admission.

Late Seating Advisory

  • You are strongly advised to be seated 15 minutes before the performance start time.
  • No admission will be allowed into the venue once the performance has commenced.
  • Exceptions may be made at Esplanade's discretion depending on the nature of the performance.

Photography/Video Recording Rules

  • No Photography, Video recording and Audio recording is allowed for this event.
  • Please note that photographs and videos of patrons may be taken at this event for use in our archival and publicity material.

Corporate / Group Bookings
For Group Booking of 20 tickets and above, please contact Esplanade Box Office at (65) 68288389 or email at boxoffice@esplanade.com

Through all SISTIC Channels
*$20 per ticket for Student, Senior Citizen aged 60 & above and NSF
[Full Time students with valid student pass]
[NSF personnel with valid SAF 11B (Military IC)]
[Please note that random checks on concession tickets will be conducted at the point of entry]
[Patrons unable to present proof of eligibility are required to upgrade their concession tickets to full price tickets]

*15% Discount for OCBC Arts Platinum Card
*10% Discount for OCBC Credit/Debit Card

*15% Discount for PAssion Card Members
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*10% Discount for SAFRA Card
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Group purchase (Package for 4 or more): $18 each
For purchase of 4 or more tickets. Limited packages available.

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*Esplanade&Me Specials
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Alter Ego | #01-13D, Annexe
Gajalee Indian Seafood Restaurant | #02-12

Co+Nut+ink | #01-K7, Waterfront
Harry’s | #01-05/07
Jiak Modern Tzechar | #02-14
Mischief | #01-10/12
Noosh Halal Noodle Bar and Grill | #01-13B, Annexe
Restaurant Labyrinth | #02-23 (Valid for Pre-Theatre menu only)
Supply & Demand Italian Restaurant & Rooftop Bar| #01-13, Annexe (Complimentary Garlic Truffles Fries from 10pm – 1am.)
The Boiler Seafood Bar & Beer | #01-13A, Annexe
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf | #01-02/04
The ExciseMan Whisky Bar | #02-27 (exclude bottle sales)
Tomo Izakaya | #01-09
Wah Kee Big Prawn Noodle and Bistro | #01-13C, Annexe

Poster Hub | #02-15/17
The Band World | #02-08
Tong Ming Xi Gallery | #02-06

Old School Delights | #02-25

Retail & Services
Alexandria Maison | #02-02
Alexandria Maison Singapore | #02-11
Fort Sanctuary | #02-04
Studio Haroobee | #02-20 (For first time trial lesson and/or courses)
The Analog Vault | #02-10
The Naturalist Grandeur | #02-09

Barossa | #01-11
Available 5.30pm – 7.30pm daily.
Pre-show two-course set dinner at $28++. Additional house wine or half pint Archipelago at $5++

Gajalee Indian Seafood Restaurant | #02-12
Available 6pm – 8pm daily.
Pre-show lunch or dinner set from $19.90.

Restaurant Labyrinth | #02-23
Available 6pm-8pm from Thursdays to Saturdays. Last order at 6.30pm.
Four-course Pre-Theatre menu at $68++

Terms and conditions: Valid till 31 Mar 2020. Not applicable with other promotions, discounts, vouchers and offers by credit or privilege cards. Ticket stubs presented must be for shows in Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay and used on the day of the performance except for Studio Haroobee (Valid 7 days from the date of performance). Prices indicated may be subject to service charge and prevailing government taxes. Management reserves the right to amend any promotional terms and conditions without prior notice. Merchants’ terms and conditions apply.

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Event Date
Sun, 15 Dec 2019

5pm & 8pm

Ticket Pricing
(Excludes Booking Fee)

Standard: S$28
(Free Seating)