MUSIC CLASSICAL & OPERA
CLASSICAL & OPERA
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. 1pm. £2.50 (£1.50). Be Mirthful and Mak Melody is the title of the Acadetny Singers concert as they celebrate the end of term.
I Soroptimist International Guinness Room. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £4 (£2). A concert given by RSAMD students in aid of Alzheimer Scodand.
I Essential Opera Henry Wood Hall. Claremont Street. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 7.30pm. Extra dates: on tour throughout Scotland/Wed 13 April. Edinburgh. £5. Scottish Opera presents an evening of operatic highlights including excerpts from Carmen. Madame Butterﬂy. The Merry Widow. The Mikado and so on. Line-up is soprano (Fiona Cameron). mezzo (Claire Shearer). tenor (John Bowen). baritone (Toni McVeigh) and accompanist (Gareth Hancock).
I 300 City Hall. Candleriggs. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £3~£ll (£1). An all-Mozart concert with guest artist Marisa Robles whojoins with principal ﬂute David Nicholson for the Concerto/or Flute and Harp. Raymond Leppard conducts the programme. which also includes the Paris Symphony.
I RSND Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. Extra date: Sat 26. Glasgow. £4.50—£ 19 (£3.50). Russia and France come together for Christopher Seaman‘s programme of Borodin's Symphony No 2 and Mussorgsky's Night on the Bare Mountain juxtaposed with the Motlter Goose Suite by Ravel and Saint- Saéns' Piano Concerto No 2.
I Aida King‘s Theatre. Leven Street. Tickets: 220 4349 (Ticketline). 7.30pm. Extra date: Sat 26. £5—£l2. Edinburgh Grand Opera in annual production. Benjamin Twist makes his debut with the company and Christopher Bell is in charge of the music. There might not be elephants but there are plenty of other exciting things in store.
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I RSNO Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 7.30pm. £4.50—£l9 (£3.50). See Fri 25. Edinburgh.
I Aida King's Theatre. l.even Street. Tickets: 220 4349 (Ticketline). 7.30pm. £5-£12. See Fri 25. I Reiouissance St Cecilia's Hall. Cowgate. Tickets: 668 2019 (Queen‘s Hall Box Office). 7.45pm. £8 (£2/£4/£5). The Georgian Concert Society‘s final concert this season welcomes these six younger generation musicians in Paris touched by the Italian ﬂame. I Icebreaker The Studios. BBC. 5 Queen Street. Tickets: 668 2019 (Queen‘s Hall Box Office). 8pm. £6.50 (£4). Fifteen- piece ensemble who appear as part of the Sound Check series. which aims to challenge established perceptions. No categorisation ﬁts the group as they mix ; minimalism. rhythmic energy. dissonance f and high volume. lnstrumentation is bass guitar alongside strings. classical j woodwind alongside saxophones and at least two pan pipes. a I Guitar Residency Seeds Cafe. west 1 Nicolson Street. 7pm-9pm. Free. Dave E Russell plays classical guitar.
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I RSAMD Junior Orchestra Stevenson
; Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332
. 5057. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Attractive
: programme including Kodaly‘s (.‘oneet'to l for Orchestra and Elgar‘s Wand of l’outh ; Suite. Donnie Deacon is soloist in
i Mozart‘s liolin Concerto in (i and
1 Alexandre Myrat conducts.
I SCD Brass Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 2.30pm. £3--£7 (£3). As part of the SCO‘s series of ensemble concerts. this lively brass quintet appears with Four
Outings-for Brass by Gershwin. the
Quintet by Malcolm Arnold and
Caprit‘t‘io by Salzedo.
I Music for Passiontlde St Mary‘s
Cathedral. Palmerston Place. 225 6293.
7.30pm. £6 (£4/family £10). The Choir of
St Mary's in the Allegri Miserere.
‘ Crueifixus by Lotti and music by Lassus.
1 Victoria. Purcell and Byrd.
i I Edinburgh Harp Festival Queen‘s Hall.
Clerk Street. 668 2019. 8pm. £8 (£6). Harpist Eluned Pierce. flautist David Nicholson and members of the SCOjoin together for Ravel's Introdttt‘lion and Allegro and the premiere ofJa:: Suite by
I Deborah Henson-Conant.
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I Royal Overseas League Priminners Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. Extra date: Tue 29. Edinburgh. £5 (£3). Music for clarinet. viola and piano by three of Britain’s top young performers — Robert Plane. Philip Dukes and Sophia Rahman. From Schumann and Brahms to Weir and Mozart.
I Lothian Region Schools Choir/Chamber Ensembles Greyfriars Tolbooth and Highland Church. Candlemaker Row. Tickets: 668 2019 (Queen‘s Hall Box Office). 7.30pm. £4 (£2). Bach‘s .ilagnifit'at conducted by Neil Bell.
I Brass is our Business! Concert Hall. Glasgow University. Tickets: at door. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1). Students of the RSAMD present a varied programme of music for brass by composer Rick Potter. interspersed with a number of serious and not-so-serious original and arranged works.
I Song Recital Kilmardinny House. 50 Kilmardinny Avenue. Bearsden. Further info: 0360620211. 8pm. £3.50 (£2). Schubert's ll'interreise performed by baritone William Coleman and pianist Julian Nathan.
I Organ Recital Greyfriars Tolbooth and Highland Church. Candletnaker Row. Tickets: 668 2019 (Queen‘s Hall Box Office). 7.30pm. £4 (£3). Michael Chibbett plays .Sept Chorals-Poemes sur les dernieres paroles du Christ by 'l’oumettiire.
I Royal Over-Seas league Prizewinners Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £5/£6 (£3).
I Medici String Guartet Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £9.50 (£5). Mind of Music Series looks at the MllSlC of Youth and Age. Mendelssohn‘s String Quartet No 2 sits alongside Brahms' Clarinet Quintet in [3 minor. with clarinettist Jack Brymer. Dialogue by Paul Robertson and Margaret Howard.
I Cappella Nova/Scottish Ensemble St Aloysius Church. Garnethill. 7.30pm. World Premiere and only chance to hear live James MacMillan's Seven Ixtst ll’ords. which is being broadcast through Holy Week on BBC 2.
I The Mind Di Music Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £9.50 (£5). The first in a Classic FM-sponsored series of concerts around the country. this selection of Mendelssohn‘s String Quartet No 2 in Ant 0/) l3 and Brahm's Clarinet Quintet in BM ()p [15. played by The Medici String Quartet. is intended to demonstrate ‘Memories and Evocations'. This and the five other concerts taking place around the country will be broadcast in the autumn.
I lothian Region Classical Guitar Ensembles St Bernard's Church. Stockbridge. 7.30pm. Tickets: at door. A variety ofclassical guitar music.
I ECAT Contemporary Music Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £7 (£2/free). A rare chance to hear Ronald Stevenson’s epic Passaeaglia on DSCH. the longest unbroken span of piano music ever written. they say. and performed on this occasion by the indefatigable Peter Sievewright.
I Medici String Quartet Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £9.50 (£5). More Mind of Music Series — Kingdom ofthe Spirit takes Beethoven through his letters as its theme.
FRIDAY 1 . Edinburgh
I RSUD Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. Extra date: Sat 2. Glasgow. £4.50—£l9 (£3.50). A special Easter performance of Handel’s Messiah with the RSNO Chorus. soloists Janis Kelly. Ameral Gunson. Martyn Hill and David Wilson-Johnson. Simon Preston conducts. I St Mary’s Cathedral Choir St Mary’s Cathedral. Palmerston Place. 225 6293. 7.30pm. £8 (£5/£3). On Good Friday. the Choir. joined by mixed chorus and orchestra. performs Bach‘s St John Passion.
I RSNO Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 7.30pm. £4.50—£l9 (£3.50). See Fri 1. Edinburgh.
I 500 Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £3.50~£15 (£3/£5). Raymond Leppard is back in town to conduct more Mozart. Tonight‘s programme features Mozart in Vienna and includes the Clarinet Concerto with Michael Collins and the Jupiter Symphony.
I Guitar Residency Seeds Cafe. West Nicolson Street. 7pm—9pm. Free. Dave Russell plays classical guitar.
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I Chamber Group of Scotland Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. Extra date: Mon 11. Edinburgh. £7 (£3.50). Fire is the inspiration for tonight's concert. the third in the Chamber Group‘s series on The Elements. Berio. Beamish and Brahms with three dances from Stravinsky’s Firehird and Maxwell Davies's The Door ofthe Sun. Mike Newman's specially created lighting effects promise to be quite spectacular.
I 8C0 Quartet/Michael Collins Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 2.30pm. £3-£7 (£3). Leading SCO string players James Clark. Ruth Crouch. Catherine Marwood and Ursula Smith in a popular programme of Schubert's Death and the Maiden and. with clarinettist Michael Collins. Mozart's Clarinet Quintet.