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 in Botanic Gardens Singapore. Here are some of the Free Concerts in the upcoming weeks.

Note: All details are correct as at the time of publishing. Readers are advised to check with NParks for the most updated schedules.


The Bird’s Promenade
Date: 17 November 2019
Time: 8am – 9am
Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Visitor Services at Tyersall Gate (Roving performance, performance will not be limited to the Visitor Services area)

Is there anything more perfect than birdsong imitated by a flute? This suave, melodious instrument can also soar to high-pitched notes and vie with the warble of these tiny winged creatures, in turn sweet turtle dove, virtuoso nightingale, or mocking cuckoo. Then, let the violin join the performance and show how ornamentation can indeed emulate birds’ trills.

With The Birds’ Promenade (La Balade des Oiseaux), Ensemble Artifices, including an ornithologist and two musicians, take the audience on a musical tour of the Singapore Botanic Gardens, in search of a variety of birds and their symbolic dimension. Playing pieces from the 17th and 18th centuries, a time when the aviary was both a source of amusement and a motive of inspiration, The Birds’ Promenade introduces audiences to the landscape’s power into the hearing of music.

The starting point of the walk will be announced on Voilah! website and social media. No registration is required.

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Spectrum 2019 Nanyang Polytechnic Arts Festival
Date: 17 November 2019
Time: 6pm – 7pm
Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage

Talented student performers from the Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP)’s Chinese Orchestra Percussion Ensemble, Malay Cultural Group, La Ballroom en Masse and the Foreign Bodies street dance club will be performing at the Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage on 17th November!

Join us to experience how these youths interpret culture within their various art forms.

The concert at the Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage is an outreach programme organised as part of NYP’s annual arts festival, Spectrum. This year, Spectrum spans over 2 months, starting from October 18! The student-initiated event features a full line-up of performances, arts installations and outdoor events such as this evening’s programme and exhibition at the newly-opened Gallop extension.

This concert is in conjunction with SBG160.

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Nan Hua Chinese Orchestra Family and Friends Concert II
Date: 23 November 2019
Time: 6pm – 7pm
Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage

The Nan Hua Chinese Orchestra is back with “Family and Friends Concert II” concert under the guidance of Dingyi Ensemble’s Dedric Wong, the students cannot wait to share their love for music and performance with the audience! As this concert celebrates the unique timbre of instruments, expect to be delighted with traditional tunes that bring out the best of Chinese instruments as well as adaptations of modern songs! Get ready for the adrenaline pumping Dance of the Golden Snakes, and also the charming tunes of Bruno Mars’ “Marry You”. What are you waiting for, join us for an evening of music!

This event is in conjunction with SBG160.

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A Musical ACventure
Date: 8 December 2019
Time: 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage

The Anglo-Chinese Junior College Concert Band takes the Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage under the baton of their conductor, Mr Alvin Seville. Be mesmerised by their wide array of tunes of various genres, ranging from the contemporary to the traditional. Come join us for a fun-filled evening as we go on a magic carpet ride with Aladdin, explore the world of jazz through Big Band Showcase, and venture through the plains of Ireland with Suite Of Celtic Folk Songs. See you on the 8th of December at 5.30 pm!

This event is in conjunction with SBG160.



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Haflah Musica
Date: 14 December 2019
Time: 6pm – 7pm
Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage

Transport yourself across the lands of Arabia through the rhythm and melody of Haflah Musica. With a fusion of traditional and modern instruments, we will dish out popular classics from Egypt, evergreen tunes from across the Arabian Gulf and introduce you to the rhythmic favourites of the Southeast Asian Hadrami Arabs. Come join us shake your hips to the infectious beats of the Darbouka and tap your toes to the melodious strums of the Oud.

Haflah Musica is presented to you by the Arab Network @ Singapore in partnership with the NUS Middle East Institute. Don’t miss the premier of this first ever Concert in the Garden featuring live Arabic music by local and regional Arab musicians who have performed all over Asia including various establishments in Singapore like the Malay Heritage Centre and the Esplanade!

This concert is held in conjunction with SBG160.

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SISAY’s Year-End Concert
Date: 21 December 2019
Time: 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage

Let’s celebrate Singapore Botanic Garden’s 160th Anniversary with SISAY! A multi-award winning ensemble is a Native American power house ensemble from Ecuador.

In 1999, SISAY made an appearance on the Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage and now they are back once again after 20 years!

Soak in the evening sun as the Ecuadorian ensemble share their culture and perform a mix of Latin and Andean pieces. Gather your family and friends to celebrate together for an interactive performance!

This concert is held in conjunction with SBG160.

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

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