CLASSICAL & OPERA MUSIC
CLASSICAL & OPERA m
Concerts are listed by date, then by city. Classical & Opera Listings compiled by Jonathan Trew.
I Midday Concert Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 332 5057. lpm. £2.50 (£1.50). Guitarist Carlos Bonell presents Villa- Lobos’ Five Preludes. Ottavio Negro’s Cycle: Prima Luce. Leo Brouwer’s Cuban Landscape with Bells and Leyenda and Asturias by Albeniz.
I Masterclass Guinness Room. RSAMD. 332 5057. 2.30pm. Free. Fresh from his lunchtime finger-picking efforts. Carlos Bonell gives a guitar masterclass.
I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. £6—£19. Bella Davidovich is the pianist this evening for Grieg’s Piano Concerto. Walter Weller conducts the orchestra in Britten’s Simple Symphony and Mendelssohn’s Symplumy No 3. also known as The Scottish.
I Hector Scott and Neil McFarlane Balmoral Hotel. 556 2414. 7pm. £40. Black tie. Scott and McFarlane on violin and piano respectively. play works by Beethoven and Vivaldi. This is followed by a four-course dinner.
I Organ Recital McEwan Hall. 650 2423. 1.10pm. Free. As part of Edinburgh
University‘s lunch-hour recitals series John Willmett performs Elgar‘s Sonata No2. Mozart’s Fantasy in F minor/major. Bach's I’assacaglia and Fugue in C minor. Folk Song by Whitlock and Party's Fantasia and Fugue in G.
I Tristan und Isolde Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 5pm. £4—£48.50. Scottish Opera in a co-production with Welsh National Opera present Wagners' rich epic of the doomed lovers. Carol Yahr
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King Mark is played by Carsten Stabell and Kenneth Cox. Richard Armstrong conducts.
I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £6—£21. See Fri
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7pm. £4.50—£ 10. The SCO present a scratch performance of Bizet‘s Carmen. Christopher Bell conducts. Frances McCafferty is Carmen. Melanie Armistead is Mercedes/IVIicaela. Ian Storey plays Don Jose. Jeremy Peaker is Escamillo and the narrator is Diane Sherlock.
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Cecilia’s Hall. Cowgate. Information 229 8018. 7.45pm. £8 (£5 OAPs. £4 students and UB40s. £2 Young Scot cardholders). Tickets on the door. from Queen‘s Hall. 668 2019; credit card hotline 667 7776 or from Usher Hall. 228_ 1155. III a programme entitled AThe Voice of the Night’. Evelyn Tubb. soprano and Michael Fields on lute and guitar explore the links between 17th century ayres and 19th century lieder.
I Edinburgh Light Orchestra Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. credit card hotline 667 7776. 7.30pm. £5 unreserved. £6 reserved from ELO on 334 3140. Conducted by James Beyer and led by Miles Baster. the ELO present a selection of songs and music from musicals and opera. Walter Anderson is the tenor.
I Cappella Nova Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 332 5057. 7.45pm. £10 (£6). Alan Taverner directs the choir in Leonard Bernstein’s Chic/tester Psalms and the world premier of Ron Weidberg‘s Rabbi Amnon o/‘Mainz. There will also be Jewish liturgical music by Lewandowski and others featuring Cantor Ernest Levy. I Recital Guinness Room. RSAMD. 332 5057. 1.15pm. £7 (£5). Richard Markson on cello and Jorge Federico Osorio on piano give an all-Beethoven programme comprising Seven Variations on a theme from Mozart 's The Magic Flute and his Sonata 0/) 69 in A major.
I Lucie Skeaping and the Burning Bush Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 332 5057. 3.30pm. £7 (£5). Traditional Sephardi ballads performed on exotic medieval instruments.
I Csardas The Burrell Collection. 331 1854. 2.30pm. £4 (£2). Popular trio Sheila Osborne. mezzosoprano, Bernard Docherty on violin and Stephen Adam on piano give a concert.
I Kelvingrove Organ Series Art Gallery and Museum. Kelvingrove. 331 1854. 2.30pm. Free. Graeme Stevenson continues the tradition of recitals on the organ built by Lewis and Co Ltd at the tum of the century.
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I Stuart Montgomery and Roderick Long St Mark's Church. Castle Terrace. 6pm. £5 (£3) from Queen’s Hall. 668 2019; credit card hotline 667 7776. Montgomery on piano and Long on violin. give a performance of pieces by Brahms. Cesar Franck. Bruch and Bartok.
I EDAT Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019; credit card hotline 667 7776. 7.45pm. £7.50 (£3. children free). Geoffrey King conducts the Nouvelles Images Ensemble and the Choir of St Mary’s Cathedral in a tribute to one of Scotland’s most remarkable composers. Sir Peter Maxwell Davies. The ensemble will play Images, Reflection. S/l(l(/()W and Tenebrae super Gesualtlo.
I Into The Dark BBC Radio Scotland. Queen Street. 2.30pm. Free froIn reception in advance or on the door. John Kitchen plays harpischord and fortepiano in a concert of music from Renaissance Britain and Nocturnes by John Field. The concert will be broadcast live on Radio Scodand.
I The Edinburgh Ouartet Stockbridge Parish Church. Saxe Coburg Street. 3pm. £7 (£6. £3 unemployed. Young Scot card holders and disabled people) from Edinburgh Quartet. 119 Craigleith Road. 332 8691; Queen’s Hall Box Office. 668 2019; credit card hotline 667 7776: Ticketline. Assembly Rooms. 220 4349. The Quartet open up their winter series with Mozart's Quartet in Bﬂat. Beethoven‘s Grosse Fugue and Brahms‘ Quartet in C minor.
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