Symphony Lake is a lake in the Singapore Botanic Gardens. It features a large stage known as the Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage built on an islet in the middle of the water body.

concert at botanical gardens

There are free concerts held regularly at Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage. Here are some of the upcoming Free Concerts this April and May 2017.

Gourmet Picnic, Siong Leng Musical Association Concert & Mademoiselle Paillette – Street Art Performance
Date: 9 April 2017
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage

Gourmet Picnic
Savour French delicacies with specially-crafted Gourmet Picnic baskets while enjoying the performances at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Purchase your picnic baskets at

Siong Leng Musical Association Concert
Experience and nourish your soul and mind through the gentle charm of Nanyin. To bring new life to this ancient art form, Siong Leng ensemble merges traditional Nanyin music and its Zen influences with other elements such as vocals, different genres of instrument, Liyuan movements, contemporary dance and more.

A participant of the Singapore en France Festival in 2015 and recipient of the National Arts Council’s Major Grant 2016-2019, Siong Leng will bring you on a journey to experience traditions anew.

Mademoiselle Paillette – Street Art Performance
Be allured by the White Shadows (Les Ombres Blanches) as they entertain visitors with soft and fugacious characters on stilts and in giant bubbles. Be enchanted by acrobatic dancers that will carry you into their world of dreams and enchantment.

The White Shadows (and The Red Hearts) are produced by Mademoiselle Paillette, an artistic company that specializes in interactive shows and perform all over the world.


Singapore Chinese Orchestra Music Oasis Concert
Date: 15 April 2017
Time: 6pm – 7pm
Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage

Join the Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) in a programme of themes across cultural heritages around the world at the Singapore Botanic Gardens, our very own UNESCO World Heritage Site. Listen out to cultural elements through these pieces you will hear including Bumper Harvest Worship, Izpirazione II, Mahjong Kakis, Lion City Street Opera and The Ceilidh.


Jazz @ Sunset
Date: 16 April 2017
Time: 5pm – 7pm
Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage

Come and join us for Jazz @ Sunset at Singapore Botanic Gardens where you will be entertained by international standards performances by New York and local jazz stars along with their students and future jazz greats. This promises to be an event for families and music lovers of all ages.


Party with Novo!
Date: 6 May 2017
Time: 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage

Join us for an evening of whimsical adventure while throwback to the days of disco and feel free to sing along to pieces such as ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You’ and medley of music from the Beatles! Feel free to groove along with music in the air and dance a little to the upbeating tempo of Deep purple medley and Elvis in Concert!


Concert performance by the French Navy Bagad de Lann Bihoue (Bagpipe Band)
Date: 7 May 2017
Time: 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage

In commemorating the Republic of Singapore Navy’s 50th anniversary, DCNS Group, through its local subsidiary DCNS Far East Pte Ltd, is proud to present Bagad de Lann Bihoue, the French Navy Bagpipe professional band concert at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. The French Navy Bagpipe Band was formed in 1952 and became a professional band in 2001. The band has recorded about 15 albums during its 60 years of existence and has performed in several countries. This is their first time performing in Singapore, but certainly not the last.

Being a professional band, it promises an international repertoire of songs that will entertain and delight your music appetite for you and your family. Be mesmerised by their unique uniform and their distinctive hat red feathered top too. Definitely an event not to be missed!


SSO Classics in the Park
Date: 14 May 2017
Time: 6pm – 7pm
Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage

Celebrate Mother’s Day by bringing your Mum to the Singapore Symphony Orchestra’s Mother’s Day Concert! Amongst the lush greenery of the Singapore Botanic Gardens, Associate Conductor Jason Lai and the SSO will perform a delightful repertoire including excerpts from Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto, Tchaikovsky’s Fourth and Sixth Symphonies and Massenet’s beautiful “Méditation” from Thaïs. There will also be a special Mother’s Day gift from us (while stocks last), so do drop by the SSO booth with Mum to receive it!


Concerts subject to prevailing weather conditions.
Concert-goers are advised to take public transport.

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