I Friends of Scottish Opera Queen‘s l lull. 3 Clerk Street. 668 201‘). 3pm. £2. Norman White in conversation about his work at Nimbus Records.
I Merchiston Castle School Choral Society and Orchestra Greyfriars Kirk. Candlemaker Row. Free at door - retiring Collection. Beethoven .ilass in Caiid Choral I-‘antasia conducted by Philip Rossiter.
MONDAY 16 Glasgow
I The Carmelites New Athenaeum Theatre. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7. 15pm. Extra dates: Tue 17. Thurs 1‘). Fri 20. £4 (£2 ). ()pera School in Poulenc's 3 act opera which tells ofthc martyrdom of Carmelite nuns during the French Revolution.
I Brindisi String Quartet Queen's l lull. Clerk Street. 668 2111‘). 7.45pm. £4—£‘).50 (on night conc £3). Exciting young quartet perform under the New Town Concert banner. Mozart K589. Britten Divertimenti and Schubert‘s Quartet in (i [)887.
I Lunchtime Concert 1 lutchesons' Hall. 2 John Street. Tickets: at door. 1.15~2pm. £1 .50. Pianist Peter Seivewright joinsthe Edinburgh Quartet for the Quintet in C minor by Reger. Programme also includes Mozart's arrangement of Bach's Largo and Fugue from the Organ Sonata No.7 .
I The Carmelites New Athenaeum Theatre. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 3325057. 7. 15pm. Extra dates: Thurs 1‘). 1 Fri 21). £4 (£2). See Mon 16.
WEDNESDAY 18 ' Glasgow
I SCO City Hall. Candleriggs. 227 5511. 7.30pm. Extra date: Thurs 1‘). Edinburgh. £2.50—£11.Handel‘s rarely heard oratorio. Saul with the SCQ ChorUs and soloists Lynne Dawson. Michael Chance and Michael George. Nicholas Kraemer conducts.
THURSDAY 19 Glasgow 1
I celebrity Recital Concert Hall. Glasgow University. Admission at door. 1.15pm. £3. Pianist Janusz. International Chopin Competition prizewinner. plays Chopin and Rachmaninov.
I Stains Masterclass Guinness Room. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 2pm. Free at door. William Bennett directs a flute masterclass.
I A Devil's Dance Ballerup Hall. East Kilbride. Tickets: Leisure Services Civic Centre. East Kilbride. 7pm. Extradates: Fri 20. Sat 21 . Thurs 26. Mon 28. Tue31 March. Wed 1 . Thurs 2. Fri 3 April (various venues — see listings). £3 (£1 .50). Another SCO innovation mixing music. theatre and dance with a fullystaged performance of Stravinsky"s Soldier‘s 'I'ale as its centrepiece. Local schools present their own work which has been inspired by the piece.
I The Carmelites New Athenaeum Theatre. RSAMD. 100 RenfrewStreet. 332 5057. 7.15pm. Extra date: Fri 20. £4 (£2). See Mon 16.
I Chamber Music at Queen Street BBC. 5 Queen Street. Tickets: BBC Reception. Edinburgh or Room 113. BBC.
Drive. Glasgow. 1—2pm. Prize-winning pianist Graeme McNaught plays Mozart.
Broadcasting House. Queen Margaret 1
? SATURDAY 21
Chopin. Brahms and Ronald Stevenson. I Spring Concert Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. Belford Road. Tickets: at door. 1.15—2pm. £3 (50p). Pupils from St Mary's Mtisic School in Edinburgh with a selection of solo and chamber music.
I Youth Recital Stockbridge l louse. Cheyne Street. 315 2236. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1). Pupils from Edinburgh Academy
perform in aid of Edinburgh and Leith ()ld
I George ileriot’s School Community Choir and Orchestra Greyfriars Kirk. Candlcmaker Row. Tickets: at door. 7.30pm. £1 .50(trec). Part | ofHaydn's
Creation. Parry"s I Was (ilatl and the Bach
Double l'iolin Concerto.
I SCO Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street.668 2111‘). 7.45pm. £3 -£l2. See Wed 18. Glasgow.
FRIDAY 20 Z
I Midday Concert Stevenson Hall. RSAMI). 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. lpm. Admission free by ticket. Students from the RSAMD piano department in works by Scriabin. Ravel and'l'ippett.
I Alan Davie and Friends Mchllaii Galleries. Sauchiehall Street. 331 1854. 6.30pm—8pm. £5 (£3). Final concert in series to complement Alan Davie's solo retrospective exhibition feattires the painter musician with friends in a blend of jazz. classical and experimental music.
I A Devil's Dance Cumnoek Academy. Greenock. Tickets: Stanley's. Glaisnock Shopping Centre. 7pm. Extra dates: Sat 21 . Thurs 26. Mon 28. Tue 31 March. Wed 1 . Thurs 2. Fri 3 Apr (various venues — see listings). £3 (£1 .50). See Thurs 1‘).
I The Carmelites New Athenaeum Theatre. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5(157. 7.15pm. £4(£2). See Mon 16.
I Hebrides Ensemble Milngavie Town Hall. Further info: ‘)56 1572(Mi1ngavie Music Club). 7.30pm. Top chamber ensemble with Beethoven's l’iano 'I’rio ()p I No 3 . Contrast by Bartok and the Quartet for the 15nd of Time by Messiaen.
I Ralph Markham/Kenneth Broadway Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 10(1 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £7.50(£3). Music for two pianos ranging from Lutoslawski to Mozart via Grieg. Liszt and Rachmaninov.
I Scottish Early Music Consort Glasgow Cathedral. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 8pm. Extra date: Sat 21. Edinburgh. £7 (£4). Return. by popular demand. of SEMC's production by Warwick Edwards and Roger Savage of three Medieval Easter Dramas. staged in beautiful costumes and telling the seasonal biblical stories of the Lamentof Mary. the Visit to the .S‘epult'lire and '1 he Stranger. Unaccompanied plainchant and instruments of the period.
I 380 Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. Extra date: Sat 21. Glasgow. £4—£17.50 (standby £3.50). Strauss Violin Concerto (soloist L'lf Hoelscher) is centrepiece ofJane Glover's programme of Mendelssohn .S'ympliony No 3 — Scottish and Beethoven Symphony .N'o 2.
I A Devil's Dance Muirhead Public 1 lull. Tickets: Local library. 7.30pm. Extra dates: Thurs 26. Mon 28. Tue 31 March. Wed l.Thurs 2. Fri 3 Aprillvarious venues— see listings). £3 (£1.50). See Thurs 1‘). I Call That Singing! City 1 lull. Candleriggs. 227 551 1. 7.30pm. £4 (£2.50).G1asgow's singing audience in an evening of melody and merriment called March is ()n . . . I 330 Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2
‘ MONDAY 23 '
Sauchiehall Street. Tickets: 227 5511 “"‘I Am?” 01’ 70- ‘ (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 7.30pm. I Rso_(’lasg°w R")?! ( “me” “a”: 2 £4_£17.5U. Sec Fri 3”. Edinburgh Sauchiehall Street. rickets: 227 5511
(Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 7.30pm. £4—£17.50. In a departure from their usual sort of thing. the RSO goes American and lets its hair down with songs from Show-boat. Carousel. orchestral music from South Pacific and Gone with the Wind. lively Sousa and Copland. and Barber'sxltlagio. Carl Davis conductsand Sarah Walker is soloist.
WEDNESDAY 25 Glasgow
I 800 Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 7.30pm. Extra date: Thurs 26. Edinburgh. £2.50—£l 1. Paul Daniels conducts the SC() in Milhaud's l.a ('reation tlu .ilontle. Britten‘s Les Illuminations and the Faure Requiem. Soloists are soprano Joan Rodgers and baritone Stephen Varcoe.
I ECAT Contemporary Music Queen's l lull. Clerk Street. 668 201‘). 7.45pm. £6.50 (£2 free). See Mon 23. Glasgow.
THURSDAY 26 Glasgow
I Merchants Music Merchants' Hall. 7 West George Street. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 12.45pm. £3 (£2.50). Pianist Kenneth Hamilton ina programme of Liszt and Ronald Stevenson. including the former's .llephisto 11'alt:.\'o l and the latter's Beltane Bonfire.
I A Devil‘s Dance Lochgilphead High School. Tickets: Artlines. 2(1 Argy'll Street. 7pm. Extra dates: Mon 28. Tue 31 March. Wed 1 . Thurs 2. Fri 3 April (various venues — see listings). £3 (£1 .50). Sec Thurs 1‘).
I RSAMO Chamber Orchestra Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 10(1 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £4 (£2). Leon Spierer directs Rossini. Beethoven and Schubert’s Symphony .N'o 5.
I Spring Concert Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. Belford Road. Tickets: at door. 1.15—2pm. £3 (50p). Andrea and Elizabeth Jacobs give a violin and piano recital in this annual concert series organised by the Edinburgh Competition Festival.
I Lothian Region Schools Queen's l lull. Clerk Street. 668 201‘). 7.30pm. £3 (£2). Edinburgh Primary String Orchestra and Transitional ()rchestra in a selection of music for strings.
I 300 Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. Tickets: 668 201‘) (Queen‘s Hall Box ()ffice). 7.45pm. £3—£12. Sec Wed 25. Glasgow.
I Scottish Early Music Consort Old St Paul‘s Church. Jeffrey Street. Tickets: 668 201‘) (Queen‘s Hall Box ()ffice). 7.45pm. £6.50 (£4). See Fri 20. Glasgow.
I Bearsden Burgh Choir City llull. Candleriggs. 227 5511.7.30pm. Programme will include 'I‘lie.1lusic Makers by Elgar.
I Meadows Chamber Orchestra Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 201‘). 7.45pm. £4.50 ( £2.50). Peter Evans conducts Quiet ('in by Copland. Dvorak 's Symphony .\’o (i and the 1'io/in ('ont‘erto by Sibelius with Anthony Marwood as soloist.
I competition Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 51157. 10am. Free at door. The A Ramsay Calder Debussy Prize Competition.
I The Philharmonia Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 7.30pm. £7.5lL-£15. Scottish trumpeter .lohn Wallace is soloist in llummel's 'I'rumpet ( 'ont‘erto and also appears in his ow n version of the same composer‘s lntlian Rontlo. Haydn tostart and Beethoven's Symphony .Vo 7 to finish this concert in the GRCl1‘slnternational ()rchestra Series.
I ECAT Contemporary Music 'l‘ramway. 25 Albert Drive. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 7.45pm. £6.50
(£2 free). Dutch ensemble. ()rkest de Volharding. celebrates 20 years of music making on the borders ofcomposed. improvised. jazz and popmusic with a programme of new works especially for the occasion. See Music preview.
I Lothian Region Schools Queen's l lull. Clerk Street. 668 201‘). 7.30pm. £4 (£2). Varied items for orchestra and wind band from Edinburgh Secondary Schools Training ()rchestra and Training Wind Band.
TUESDAY 24 Glasgow 1
I Lunchtime Concert 1 luichesons‘ Hall. 2 John Street. Tickets: at door. 1.15—2pm. £1.50. The Silver Duo of Noreen Silver (cello) and Philip Silver (piano) play Bach. ()nslow and Schumann's .-ltlagio
From the Netherlands Orkest de Volharding
celebrating 20 years of 'cross-over' of contemporary composed.
improvised, jazz and pop music, with the energy and aggression of rock, 1
in a programme of new works by Andriessen, Ayres, Braam, 5 Finnissy and Zuidam.
TRAMWAY, GLASGOW 23 MARCH 7.45PM 041 227 5511 QUEEN'S HALL, EDINBURGH 25 MARCH 7.45PM 031 668 2019 ARTS CENTRE, ABERDEEN 26 MARCH 7.45PM 0224 641122 £6.50, concxessions £2, schoolchildren tree
presented by m 031 334 7414 also Queen's Hall, Edinburgh 29 April 7.45pm Evelyn Glennie, percussion and Anna Steiger, soprano
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