MUSIC AND MAKAN
Intimate and engaging classical music experiences,
paired with the culinary arts.
We are a specialist lifestyle platform that curates memorable live music experiences through innovative approaches to audience engagement and education; creating opportunities to build community around makan (local slang for eating) - every Singaporean’s favourite pastime.
COMING UP NEXT
MUSIC AND MAKAN X SENTOSA!
We collaborate with SENTOSA in a series of exciting nature-inspired concerts.
"Hidden in plain sight" on Sat, 11 and 18 November 2023 at 5pm features Shirley Tong (Flute) and Jonathan Shin (Piano) in a programme inspired by birdcalls. We are joined by GastroGeography of Singapore to discover edible plants in our surroundings! More information about the event available here https://musicandmakanhiddeninplainsight.peatix.com/
"What lies beneath" on Sat, 25 Nov and 2 Dec 2023 at 5pm features Edward Tan (Violin), Erlene Koh (Viola), Yeh Tzu-Jou (Cello) in a programme inspired by geology!
*please note that due to venue restrictions there will be no food served for this series of concerts.
Music and Makan featured on 92.4 FM Symphony Uncensored!
Click on the link to listen to Beverly chatting with Amanda Zhu about good food, good music, and about our upcoming events in Sentosa! https://www.melisten.sg/podcast/playlist/Symphony-Uncensored-174696/Good-food--Good-music!-2240686
What is the Music and Makan experience?
A Music and Makan session is usually held in an intimate space, that feels like a living room. It begins with an hour-long performance, where Singapore's finest classical musicians give a verbal explanation of the music before performing it. After the performance, guests are free to meet the musicians and make new friends over makan.
Music and Makan sessions are enjoyed by seasoned classical music lovers, but are particularly effective in creating a deep and meaningful initial engagement with classical music for audiences new to the genre by breaking down notoriously complex yet emotionally rewarding classical music pieces.
ABOUT MUSIc and makan
In 2012, founder Beverly Hiong, a cellist, invited friends to her living room for “potluck classical music parties” to share her love for classical music in a fun and intimate way. These Music and Makan sessions were an opportunity to listen to a short performance by brilliant Singaporean classical musicians, which were followed by the chance to mingle with new and old friends over food and drink.
To extend this experience to the general public, Music and Makan was formally registered in 2017. Since then, we have programmed more than 40 of Singapore’s best young classical musicians in over 15 performances, impacting more than 600 audience members in our own unique way. We have been fortunate to collaborate with members club 1880, Chef Han Liguang from one Michelin star Modern Singaporean restaurant, Labyrinth, visual arts salon and advisory, The Culture Story, amongst others.
Music and Makan has been featured on the Straits Times Life! “A little night music” https://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/a-little-night-music in July 2017 and “Time for an Airbnb for arts groups” in November 2018. Beverly has also been invited to present Music and Makan on the artist panel at the Singapore Art Museum – Institute of Policy Studies Roundtable on the Development of Community Arts in Singapore in 2017 and on the Peatix Backstage Pass platform in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur in 2018.
What we do
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