Esplanade Presents


Scenes from Japan

NUS Guitar Ensemble (Singapore)

23 Feb 2023, Thu, 6.45pm & 7.45pm


(Intermission: None)

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GENUS will be presenting a suite of pieces from Japanese popular culture in a chamber-style setting. Expect to hear well-known theme songs and openings to animated movies and series, as well as Japanese music and original Niibori compositions.


Mask-wearing is optional. However, audiences are encouraged to continue to exercise responsibility and caution, such as wearing masks when in crowded places. No tickets will be issued. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Language: English
Things to Note:
Accessibility Advisory: We provide a range of access services and relaxed performances for patrons with access needs. For wheelchair-accessible seats, please call Esplanade Customer Experience at 6828 8377 for assistance. Concessions for Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) and up to one accompanying companion are available. | View our accessibility guide
Artist Information

NUS Guitar Ensemble (GENUS)

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Established in 1981 by Cultural Medallion recipient Mr Alex Abisheganaden, NUS Guitar Ensemble (GENUS) is the region’s first Niibori guitar ensemble. Modelled after the Niibori Orchestra in Japan, GENUS showcases the distinctive musical character of the Niibori method.


As a pioneer in the Singapore guitar ensemble scene, GENUS aims to set the benchmark of musical excellence for ensembles in Singapore. Moving forward, GENUS aims to promote a greater love for guitar ensemble music to establish the Niibori art form as an integral part of Singapore’s arts landscape.


Recent productions with GENUS include Exuberance: An Ode to Youth (October 2022), Springtide (March 2022) and Incandescent – A City That Never Sleeps, a collaboration with NUS Dance Synergy for NUS Arts Festival 2022.

Date & Time

23 Feb 2023, Thu


Esplanade Concourse


Esplanade Concourse

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