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Arts Picks: Open house in Joo Chiat, masterclasses with Uto Ughi and Bruno Canino

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OH! OPEN HOUSE IN JOO CHIAT

The hip art walkabout, which has previously traversed Marine Parade and Tiong Bahru, now takes on the close-knit neighbourhood of Joo Chiat and embraces how a city’s residents shape and experience their surroundings. This year, the walking tour showcases eight artworks by 12 artists, mostly in cosy private spaces – including a pre-war shophouse in the colourful Koon Seng Road, two rooms at Fragrance Hotel and a bright orange boat tucked into a back alley.

Where: Meet beside 136 Tembeling Road at least 15 minutes before the tour; tours will not wait for latecomers MRT: Paya Lebar/Eunos When: March 21, 22, 28 and 29, 4 - 10pm. Each tour is two hours and the last tour leaves at 7.45pm Admission: Limited tickets at $25 (go to ohopenhouse.org)


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LYNNETTE SEAH & SHANE THIO PERFORM AS PART OF SG5O @ VCH

This is the first of eight concerts that the Singapore Symphony Orchestra will be presenting as part of SG50 in the newly refurbished Victoria Concert Hall. In this opening performance, violinist and Cultural Medallion recipient Lynnette Seah teams up with pianist Shane Thio on the harpsichord for J.S. Bach’s Sonata No. 3 In E Major. Also on the programme are Franck’s elegant Sonata In A Major and Corelli’s La Folia Sonata In D Minor.

Where: Victoria Concert Hall MRT: Raffles Place/City Hall When: Tomorrow, 7.30pm Admission: $18 from Sistic (excludes booking fee; call 6348-5555 or go to www.sistic.com.sg)


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MASTERCLASSES WITH UTO UGHI AND BRUNO CANINO

Famed Italian violinist Uto Ughi and his long-time collaborator, Italian pianist Bruno Canino, will be giving masterclasses at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts today following their performance yesterday at the Victoria Concert Hall. The classes are free and open to the public. The 71-year-old Ughi, who is actively involved in music advocacy and education, is considered one of Italy’s living violin legends. There will also be a documentary screening prior to the classes, titled Uto Ughi: A Life In Music, from 12.30pm to 1pm at the Lee Foundation Theatre.

Where: Lee Foundation Theatre (Violin), Recital Hall (Piano) at Nafa Campus 3, 151 Bencoolen Street MRT: Bugis/Bras Basah When: Today, 1pm to 4pm Admission: Free Info: Call 6512-4179 or e-mail music@nafa.edu.sg


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GOLDILOCKS & THE THREE BEARS IN MANDARIN BY THE SINGAPORE REPERTORY THEATRE'S THE LITTLE COMPANY

The chair-hopping leading lady faces the three bears again - in Mandarin. Director- playwright Danny Yeo and composer Ruth Ling are behind this Mandarin adaptation of the fairy tale, which was originally set to music and lyrics by award-winning British theatre songwriting duo George Stiles and Anthony Drew. Recommended for children aged five to 12.

Where: DBS Arts Centre, 20 Merbau Road MRT: Clarke Quay When: Till March 29, 10am (weekday), 11am and 2pm (weekend) Admission: $22, $25 on weekdays; $32, $35 on weekends from Sistic (excludes booking fee) Info: www.srt.com.sg