Concerts are listed by date, then by city. Classical 8: Opera listings compiled by Carol Main.



I Midday Concert Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. lpm. £2.50 (£1.50). Academy Strings. an ensemble of guitars. viola and double bass play Rossini. Vivaldi. Villa-Lobos and Dittersdorf.

I Kilmardinny Music Circle Kilmardinny House. 50 Kilmardinny Avenue. Bearsden. 943 0312. 7.45pm. Piers Adam (recorders) and Howard Beach (harpsichord) play Bach. Scarlatti. von Paradis Kalliwoda and David Heath.


I Edinburgh University Concert McEwan Hall. Bn'sto Square. Free at door. 1.10pm. Organist Wojtek Wezranowski plays Franck and Vierne.

I Royal SRD Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. Extra date: Sat 4. £4.50—£ l9 (standby £3.50). Brahms‘s Svmphonv No / is the work to get the teeth into in a programme which opens with Glinka's Russ/an and Ludmilla overture and then the rarely performed Violin Concerto No 9 by Spohr. with Ulf Hoelscher as soloist. Walter Weller conducts.

I Edinburgh University Chamber Choir Greyfriars Tolbooth and Highland Kirk. Candlemaker Row. Tickets: at door. 7.45pm. £3.50 (£2). Kodaly's Missa Brevis and the Mass by Poulenc. with Nicholas Jones. conductor.



I RSAMo Junior Orchestra Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 3pm. Admission free by ticket. Wind orchestra. brass ensemble and chamber music groups.

I Royal SRD Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 7.30pm. £4.50—£|9 (standby £3.50). See Fri 3. Edinburgh.


I The Tallis Scholars Greyfriars Tolbooth and Highland Kirk. Candlemaker Row. Tickets: 668 2019 (Queen's Hall Box Office). 8pm. £8 (£2/£4/£5). They were a sell-out the last time the Georgian Concert Society brought them to Edinburgh. so. be warned. tickets will be scarce for Peter Philips‘s award-winning choral ensemble who celebrate the anniversaries of Byrd and Lassus.



I Music at St Mungo St Mungo Museum. 2 Castle Street. Free at door. 2.30pm. Jewish music performed by Lev Atlas and Alexander Volpov.

I City of Glasgow Chorus Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 7.30pm. £6—£12.50. Special 10th anniversary concert of Verdi’s Requiem with soloists Patricia MacMahon. Philip Creasy. Kathleen McKellar Ferguson and Andrew Greenan and the City of Glasgow Symphony Orchestra. Graham Taylor conducts.

I Euan orysdalelAlan Emslie Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). A combination of electronic. acoustic and unusual percussion instruments in a range of music from filrn tracks to rock and funk. Atmospheric lighting and intense performance are also promised. Could be interesting.


I live from Studio One BBC. 5 Queen Street. Tickets: BBC Reception. 2.30pm. Free by ticket. James Crabb. wizard on the free bass accordion. in a recital showing some of the magic this much neglected instrument in Britain anyway can produce.

I Edinburgh Renaissance Band St Mark‘s Unitarian Church. Castle Terrace. Tickets: 668 2019 (Queen’s Hall Box Office). 6pm. £5 (£3). Vocal and instrumental music from the ERB with the Scottish Gabrieli Ensemble and the Linton Singers. ranging from the 12th to the 17th centuries and all with a Christmas flavour

I Edinburgh Light Orchestra Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.30pm. £6 (£4.80). Festive stuff with Hely- Hutchinson’s Carol Symphony and plenty ; of other tuneful melodies. There‘s a rare chance to hear Sir Alexander Mackenzie’s Highland Ballad for violin (Miles Baster) and orchestra and well known songs are sung by soprano Elizabeth McKeon.

1 James Beyer conducts.

r I Edinburgh University Chamber

l Orchestra Reid Concert Hall. Bristo

j Square. Tickets: at door. 7.45pm. £4 ‘; (£2). Edward Harper conducts the first

[flegl‘jart‘e/lt) by Kenneth Leighton. along with more well known works by Haydn (S'i‘ttlp/tmll' No /()l). Ravel (I’ai'ane pour une injante definite) and Falla (El/1mm: Brujo).


Edinburgh . I New Town Concert Queen's Hall. Clerk { Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £5—£ll i (£3—£6). Violist Nobuko lmai is l

2 accompanied by pianist Roger Vignoles in ' ! works by Beethoven. Brahms.

E Vieuxtemps. Stravinsky and Franck. TUESDAY 7 , Glasgow

i I lunchtime Recital Hutchcsons' Hall. 2 1 John Street. Tickets: at door. l.l5pm.

I £1.60. The New Glasgow Trio of violin. E cello and piano in a programme of piano 5 trios by Ravel and Leighton presented in association with the French Cultural

i Delegation.

! Edinburgh

2 I Edinburgh university Singers Reid

E Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 1.10pm.

1 Free at door. I-‘our Advent Motels by Palestrina and the Cantata No 6! by Bach. John Kitchen is director.

I llelson llall Concert McDonald Road Public Library. off Leith Walk. 7.45pm. Admission free. Pupils of St Mary‘s Music School. All welcome.



I Merchants Music Merchants Hall. 7 West George Street. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 12.45pm. £3.50 (£3). The Mitchell Neave Duo of flute and guitar play Vivaldi. Corelli. Bartok and Cafe I930 and Nightt‘luh [960 from Histoire du Tango by Piazzolla.

I lunchtime Concert Glasgow University Chapel. 1.15pm. Free at door. Forget the pie and the pint (OK. it’s Glasgow. so seafood crépe and dry white wine). and take real sustenance from Messiaen and

La nativitie du Seigneur played on the organ by Stuart Campbell.


I Scaramuccla Church of St Andrew and St George. George Street. Tickets: at door. 12.30pm. £5 (£3). The music of Marais and Leclair. including Sonnerie de St Genevieve. on period instruments.

I SCD Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.15pm. Extra date: Fri 10. Glasgow. £3.50—£15. Bach‘s Christmas Oratorio with Sir Charles Mackerras conducting.



I Midday Concert Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 1pm. £2.50 (£1.50). The King's Consort. with counter-tenor James Bowman and keyboards master Robert King in a baroque programme of Corelli. Vivaldi and Scarlatti.

I SCD City Hall. Candleriggs. 227 5511. 7.15pm. See Thurs 10. Edinburgh.

I Scottish Ensemble Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. Extra date: Fri 12. Edinburgh. £8.50 (£4.50). Tchaikovsky is the driving force behind tonight‘s concert. which includes his Souvenir de Florence. Andante Cantabile. Serenade for Strings and Variations on a Theme of'li'haikoi'ksv by Arensky.


I Clarsach Recital French Institute. 13 Randolph Crecent. 225 5366. 7.30pm. In association with the Franco-Scottish Society. a programme of French and Scottish music from the time of Mary Stuart performed by Ellen Wycherley.


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I Strathclyde University Wind Band and

5 Chamber Choir Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. ; 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm.

= £5 (£3). First Christmassy concert of the season includes Britten‘s Ceremony of

Carols and audience participation items.

No List awards for such early Christmas

spirit unfortunately. but it should put students in a better mood than the end-of-

? term exams did.


I King’s Consort Workshop Queen’s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. Noon. Admission free. A public masterclass on authentic performance techniques for singers with James Bowman and Robert King.

I Christmas Concert St Mary's Cathedral. Palmerston Place. 225 6293. 7.30pm. £9 (£7). The inaugural concert of St Mary's Cathedral Chorus with the Choir of St Mary‘s Cathedral. vocal soloist and The Cathedral Orchestra. Timothy Byram-Wigfield is the conductor and the programme includes Wat-he! Auf by Bach and Christmas Music by Praetorius.

I King‘s Consort Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £4—£9 (£3-£6). Period performance leaders in works by Buxtehude. Corelli. Vivaldi. Handel and Scarlatti‘s Salve Regina.

I Cadenza At Christmas St Andrew’s and St George's Parish Church. George Street. 8pm. £3.50 (£2.50).

An evening of festive choral music under the baton of Graham Lovett.



I Music at St Mungo St Mungo Museum. 2 Castle Street. Free at door. 2.30pm. Christmas carols and songs from Notre Dame Primary School.

I live from Studio One BBC. Queen Margaret Drive. Tickets: Room 209. BBC

(please enclose sae). 2.30pm. Free. The Complete Baroque. a period instrument ensemble whose programme includes music by Krebs. Purcell and Scarlatti.

I Sergei leiterltus Recital Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 7.15pm. £2.50—£14.50. Wonderful chance to hear this magnificent Russian baritone. favourite of the international operatic stage. in a concert performance including songs by Tchaikovsky and Rachrnaninov. Presented by Scottish Opera.

I Glasgow University Choral Society and Chamber Orchestra Glasgow University Chapel. Tickets: at door. 7.30pm. £4 (£2). Carlos Ariel Gracia conducts a programme still to be announced. Never mind. you can revel in the name until it happens.


I Scottish Ensemble Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 2.30pm. £5/£8 (£3.50/£6/.50). See Fri 10. Glasgow, for full description.

I Meadows Chamber orchestra Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £5 (£3). Peter Evans conducts an all-Russian programme including the Shostakovich

C (intent) for piano and trumpet with Marissa Thornton. piano. Also Schnittke’s Moz-Art a la Haydn. the Sinjonietta by Prokofiev and Dumbarton Oaks by Stravinsky.



I Lunchtime Recital Hutchesons‘ Hall. 2 John Street. Tickets: at door. 1.15pm. £1.60. Log/ires and Candlelight. reminiscences of a Victorian soirée. with music by Sullivan. Leoncavallo and others for soprano, flute and piano.

I Academy Carol Concert City Hall. Candleriggs. Tickets: 332 5057 (RSAMD Box Office). 7.30pm. £5.5()-£8 (3.50—£5.50). Carols old and new. familiar and unusual. with a special performance of Paul Patterson's Little Red Riding Hood. Philip Ledger conducts and readers come from the School of Drama. while the School of Music provides the soloists. choir and orchestra.



I Strathclyde University Carol Service Barony Hall. Strathclyde University. 2pm. Free. Traditional student end-of- term carol service. With organ. All welcome.


I Peter Donahue/Martin Roscoe Queen’s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £7 (£2/free). Celebrity recital by two of Britain‘s leading pianists who play Music for Two Pianos by Stravinsky. Geoffrey King and Debussy. Presented by ECAT Contemporary Music.



I Glasgow University Carol Service Glasgow University Chapel. 4pm. Free. A simple service of Bible readings and well known carols to which everyone is invited.

I Chamber Music Concert Guinness Room. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. Admission free by ticket. 7.30pm. A concert given by student chamber ensembles.


I Marisa Robles Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7.45pm. £6—£ 10 : (£4—£8). A Golden Anniversary Recital to celebrate 50 years of performance by harpist Marisa Robles. Programme includes music by Bach. Handel. Mozart

and Albeniz. I

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