MUSiC 'ototk &wOrIci classical

Die Schbne Miillerin St Attdren"s it- St George's (‘hurch. 27 Aug. I 2.30pm. Icelandic baritone Asttnar ()lafsson and pianist Alan Jacques perform Schubert‘s cycle of Heine‘s love poems. Oie Walkiire Scottish ()pera. I'estival Theatre. 23. 26. 29Aug (C- I Sep. 5pm. Scottish ()pera continue their monumental undertaking of Wagner‘s Ring Cycle. See preview. East Dunbartonshire Secondary Schools Orchestra National Association ofl'outh Orchestras. ('entral Hall. 24 Aug. 7.30pm. (‘onductor (ieorge Kelly leads the orchestra in a programme of symphonic classics. including Sullivan‘s Irish'Symphony. Edinburgh Schools Wind Ensemble National Association of Youth ()rchestras. ('entra/ Ila/l. 23 Aug. [2.30pm. Local young talent get their chance to shine. with the help of conductor Stephen Callaghan. Ensemble St Andrew's (C- St George's ('hurch. 26 Aug. 7.30pm. The group perform scenes from popular operas. operettas and musicals. Festival Masses Old St Paul 's ('hurch a- IIa/I. 26 Aug. 10.30am. A performance of Langlais' Messe Solennelle. Fife Youth String Orchestra and Fife Youth Percussion Ensemble National Assm‘iation of Youth ()rchestras. ( 'entraI Ila/I. 29Aug. I 2.30pm. A mixed programme of new and old. conducted by Kenneth (‘lark and Rebecca Paterson. Fife Youth Orchestra National Association of Youth Orchestras. ('entral Hall. 29Aug. 7.30pm. (iraeme Wilson is at the baton for works by Rossini. Britten. Arnold. Bach. Elgar and Mendelssohn. Soloist John Wallace joins them for Bruce Fraser‘s Trumpet Concerto. 4-Mality Live! m. The Bongo (ltd). until 27Aug. 6. I 5pm. See Jazz. Free Lunchtime Concert St Mark 's Unitarian ('hurch. I Sep. I pnt. Sec venue notice board for today's line-up. The Gentle Shepherd ('oncerto ('aledonia. Queen's Hall. 26 Aug. 3pm & 8pm. ('oncett performance of Allan Ramsay's 18th century tale of love and courtship in the Pentland Hills. Gershwin & Porter - From Broadway To Basin Street Strict/y Songtime. Stm'khridge IIouse. until 25 Aug. 8pm. A blend of music theatre and jazz interpretations. The Glorious Company: A Festival Gala Concert Christ Church. Morningside. 24 Aug. 7.30pm. ('aritas Music present six world premieres by pianist James Douglas performed by a six-strong group on organ. trumpet. piano. flute plus soprano and narration. Guitar Recital St Andrew's & St Georges Church. 26 Aug. 2.30pm. Malcolm Watson plays popular classics by Bach and Albeniz. Handel in Dublin Scottish ('hamher ()rchestra. L'sher Hall. 27 Aug. 7pm. See entry for Beethoven in Vienna. Handel's Messiah Old St Paul 's (‘harr/i & Hall. 3() Aug. 7.30pm. Leslie Shankland directs the church choir and orchestra in Handel's ntuch loved oratorio. Hear and Now-Live BBC Radio 3. Dance Base. 24 Aug. I ()pm. Live music frotn the top contemporary classical musicians in town. with Verity Sharp Hillevi Martinpelto and Matti Hirvonen Queen's Hall. 23 Aug. IIant. Soprano and piano duo playing works by (irieg. Mozart. Sibelius and Strauss. Hip Harp Fantasies so Assembly Rooms. until 27 Aug. l.l5pm. Deborah Henson-(‘onant blends comedy. storytelling and harp playing 7 and only pulls off the latter. In Tune-Live [386 Radio 3. Dance Ifase. until 24 Aug. 5pm. Sean Rafferty with a tnix of live music and interviews. Journeys and Memories oooo Komeilia St Step/tens. until 26 Aug. I .3()pm. See review on Dance page. Just This Side oi Midnight Strictly Songtime. Stock/)ridge llouse. until 2.5 Aug. It). 30an Favourite songs and obscure party pieces.

Kantaro St Mark 's Unitarian ('hurch. 24 ‘25 Aug, 8pm. An evening of contemporary rhythms. sortie of which is played on mystical pre-lnca Andean instruments.

La Traviata ()pera I’iccoIa. The I'antous Spiegeltent. until 24 Aug, 4pm. Verdi's most popular opera. performed in his centenary year

Gustav Leonhardt Queen 's Hall. 28 Aug. IIam. Baroque legend Leonhardt performs works by ('ouperin and Bach on the harpsichord.

Lothian Schools Orchestra National Association of Youth ()rchestras. ( ‘entral Ila/l. 3/ Aug. 7.30pm. William ('onway conducts the talented young orchestra in Saint-Sacns‘ ('eIlo ('oncerto .\'o I. Tchaikovsky's Symphony .\'o 5 and works by ('opland.

Lunchtime Concert (.‘reyfriars Kirk. 24 Aug. noon. (‘omposer Robert Roglcr and listonian violinist and soprano Katariina Sarapik present a programme of original. classical music.

Lunchtime Concerts St Mary is ('athedral. until 25 Aug. I. I()pm. Leading performers from the l'K's top universities and conscrvatoires.

Mahler Symphony No.6 Scottish

Sin/onia. (irev/i'iars Kirk. 26 Aug 5pm: 27

Aug 8pm. Neil Mantle conducts Mahler

wonderful work.

Merlyn Trio St Andrew's & St George's ('hurch. 24 Aug. 2.30pm. Violin. cello and piano trio playing works by Beethoven. (’oates and Brahms.

Midge Scottish National Portrait (iallery. I Sep. 3pm. (‘horal works by Byrd. Monteverdi. Janequin and ('ole Porter. "018“ at Teatime Ros‘l Arts. Royal ()verseas league. 2.3 Aug. 5pm. Violin and piano duo perform works by Debussy and Mozart.

Neapolitan Songs l’aIt-ana it ( 'rolla. 25

Aug. 8pm. Philip ('ontini and his band play

songs and tell stories from Napoli.

None of the Above The Bongo (lab. 26 Aug. 8.30pm. Today's show has performances from Scottish (‘hamber ()rchestra off-shoot Mr Mc Fall's (‘hamber with Valentina Martinez playing a selection of classical tangos. Jazz from Bachue and (‘hilean guitar from (ialo ('cron.

Orchestral Concert old St Paul is ('hurth ({- IIalI. 24 Aug. 7.45pm. Mozart's ('Iarinet ('oncerto forms the centrepiece of a programme of Viennese (‘lassics presented by the Orchestra of Old St. Paul's.

Organ Recitals (ireyjriars Kirk. 23. 28 (<- 3() Aug. I. 10pm. Matthew ()wens performs on the 23rd. John Kitchen on the 28m and Henry Wallace on the .itlth.

Organtest St ( 'uthhert 's I’arish (hutch. until 24 Aug. 12.45pm. Lunchtime recital on acclaimed Walker organ given by organists from (ireat Britain and beyond.

The Organs of Edinburgh SI .lIary"s ('athedral. Palmerston Place. 24 Aug. 7pm: St ( ‘uthhert's ( ‘hurch. - 7 Aug. 6pm; St Stephen 's ( 'entre. 2‘) Aug. 6pm: St (ii/es '( ‘athedral. 3 I Aug. 6pm. A performance from organist Thomas Trotter.

The Oxford Belles The David Young Gallery at Marie (’urie Ilouse. until 25 Aug. 3.15pm. A gathering of all female ()xford undergraduates with their own arrangements of popular song through voice and harmony alone.

Paul Lewis and Steven Osborne Queen 's Hall. 3/ Aug. IIam. Piano duo performing works by Schubert. Kurtag and Debussy.

MiklOs Perenyi The Hub. 24 di- 26 Aug. [0.30pm. ('ellist Perenyi performs works by Bach.

Perth Youth Orchestra National Association of Youth ()n'hestras. ( 'entral Hall. 28 Aug. 7.30pm. Allan Young conducts the orchestra in Mozart's Marriage o,‘ I'igat’o. Dvorak‘s Symphony No9 'New World ' attd (iershwin's An American in Paris.

Perth Youth Orchestra Ensembles National Association oIYouth ()I'chestrus. ('entral Ila/l. 28 Aug. 12.30pm. Performing works by Bocherini and others.

Petit Ensemble Scottish National Portrait (iallery. 25 Aug. 3pm. The group of seven singers perform a selection of songs from Scotland. lingland and further afield.

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Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra Central Hall. Sat I Sep, 7.30pm Most of the Fringe may have packed its bags. but the Festival of British Youth ()rchestras continues until 1 September when it finishes in style with a new piece by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies. Receiving its world premiere in Glasgow the night before. High On The Slopes 0/ Terror was commissioned by the National Association of Youth Orchestras in celebration of its annual Festival.

‘The title comes from Scott's diary. written in I91 l.‘ says Sir Peter. universally known as Max. ‘It refers to an Antarctic mountain which I myself did not see on my ‘97/98 trip to Antarctica. but which. nevertheless. fired my imagination. particularly in relationship to the hardships endured by Scott and the early explorers.‘

Max‘s Antarctic Symphony was premiered by London‘s Philharmonia Orchestra in May. but it is the NAYO commission which was his first response to his Antarctic experience. It will also be his last new orchestral score to be heard. as he now concentrates on writing chamber music. Rising to the challenge of what Max describes as ‘a virtuoso piece‘ is the highly acclaimed (lhetham's Symphony Orchestra. Terror is written in the belief that today‘s young musicians need no compromise or concession. such is their quality.‘ he says. ‘lt's as tough in some respects as any work I‘ve written for mature professionals.‘ (Carol Main)

Piano and Song Recital St Mark is (.‘nitarian (hutch. 2‘) Aug. 4.30pm. Mezzo soprano Anne Lewis sings works by Handel. Berlioz and Kurt Weill.

Piano Favourites St Mark 's Unitarian ('hurch. 25 Aug. 2pm. William Alexander performs music by Bach. Haydn. Beethoven. Schubert and others.

Piano Recital St Andrequ (C- St George's ('hurch. 23 Aug. 12.30pm. London based pianist (ieoffrey Dancer performs works by Schumann and Schubert.

Pieter Wispelwey and Dejan Lazic Queen 's Hall. I Sep. IIam. ('ellist Wispelwey‘ and pianist Lazic perform a selection of Beethoven sonatas.

Guatuor Mosa’t‘ques Queen 's Hall. 24. 25 it’- 27Aug. I lam. The chamber ensemble perform various quartets by Mozart. Haydn. Jadin and Boccherini over three nights. Queen Marie-Antoinette l.a Reine Artiste. (irevtriars It'irk. until 24 Aug. 7.30pm. Soprano Rhonda Bachtnann (dressed like the Queen herself) and pianist Peter (iellhortl perform works favoured by Marie-Antoinette. Redbridge Music Service Wind Band National As’sm‘ialion ofl'outh ()rchestras. ('entral Ila/l. 3/ Aug. [2.30pm. The London- bascd orchestra play classics frotn Annie and Les .lliserahles plus works by Holst. Slater and others.

Ricardo i Elena ('ompanvia ( ‘arles Santos. King’s 'Iheatre. until 23 Aug. 8pm. ('arles Santos‘ company of seven performs his script and music. all under his direction.

The Rite at Midnite Rosl Arts. Royal ()verseas League. 23 Aug. [0.30pm. Saxophonist Sarah l-‘ield performs the Piazzola 'I‘ango. followed by Stravinsky"s Rite o/‘Spring for four hands. played by two piano duos. Saint Francois d’Assise by Olivier Messiaen .\'etherlamls Radio I’hiIIuirmmric. Reinhert de Leeuw. (J'sher Ila/l. I Sep. 5pm. With Messiaen‘s only opera clocking in at five hours. Festival goers this year need stamina. An orchestra of l2() and a chorus of even tnore will deliver what should be a mind-blowing experience. l'niversally recognised for his understamling of nature. St lirattcis' preaching to the birds is a well-depicted scene. t('arol Main)

St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra (lsher Hall. 3() Aug. 8pm. Yuri 'femirkanov conducts three works by Stravinsky. including his I-irelnrd Suite. Shropshire Youth Orchestra sartorial Association oli'outh ()rchestras. (‘entral Hall. 23 Aug. 7.30pm. ('onductor Robert Wysomc leads the young orchestra in Leighton's I'estit'al ()verture. Rossini‘s Ilarher o/Seville and Beethoven's Symphony .\'o .S'.

Squair Mile Consort of Viols St Mark 's (Tnitarian ( 'hurch. 26 Aug. 5pm. The (‘onsort are joined by soprano Rosie Sweetnam for a programme of early and consort music frotn Italy and England.

St. Michael and All Saints Choir St Michael and All Saints ' ('hurch. 26 Aug. Hunt. The choir perform Victoria's Missa (It’ Victoria.

Staflordshire Youth Recorder and Renaissance Ensemble National Association onouth ()rchestras. (‘entral Hall. 25 Aug. 12.30pm. The orchestra perform a programme of Renaissance music in Elizabethan-ster costumes.

Tea with Chopin Rosl Arts. Royal ()t'erseas League. 23 Aug. 2. 30pm. Saxophonist Sarah Field and pianist Simon Lepper present an afternoon of romantic classics.

Three Sisters 131K ' Scottish Symphony Orchestra. I'estival Theatre. 25 Aug. 7.I5pm. (‘oncert performance of Peter liotvos‘ opera. sung in Rtissian.

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons I’hilontusica of lz'dinlnagh. St it’d/"YIN ( 'athedral. 23 Aug. 8pm. Violinist Lawrence Dunn complement‘s Vivaldi's classic with works by Handel. Warwickshire County Youth Orchestra National Association of Youth ()rchestras. ('entral Hall. 25 Aug. 7.30pm. Ray Hutchinson conducts the orchestra in Schubert's Svmp/umv .\'o 3 and works by Poulenc.

West of Scotland Schools Concert Band .‘v'ational Association afloth Orchestras. ('entral Ila/I. 27Aug. [2.30pm. Nigel Boddice is at the baton for excerpts front Bernstein's West Side Story pltts l‘raser's (‘arnival of the Insects and Mc(iuire's Sirocco.

West of Scotland Schools Orchestra National Association onouth ()rchestras. ('entra/ Ila/I. 27Aug. 7.30pm. The orchestra perform Berlioz's Roman ('arnival ()verture. 'l‘chaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet and Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Iithihition. all under the watchful eye of conductor William (‘onwayx

The World’s Gone Mad Susan Black. (‘ o2. until 26 Aug. 9pm. Piaf. Bowie. Queen. opera and tnore in this cabaret show by an up- and-coming talent.

Your 100 Best Tunes l’riesttleltl Parish Church. 23 Aug. 7.30pm. James Turner is at the organ for this mixed programme of popular works.

Zoroastre l.e.\' Arts I'Aloriss‘altls. ( 's’her Hall. 24 Aug. 7. I5pm. Williatn (‘hristie conducts a concert performance of Jean-Philippe Ratneau's baroque opera. sung in French.