CLASSICAL & OPERA MUSIC
I Park Bar Argyle Street. 9pm. Free. Accordion.
I Brazen Head Cathcart Road. 8.30pm. Free. Live bands.
I Victoria Bar Stockwell Street. 9pm. Free. Live groups.
I Ritz Bar North Street. 9.30pm. Free. Session.
I Whistlebinkies Niddry Street. 9pm. Free. Live roots/folk bands.
I North Sea Gas Balmoral Hotel. Princes Street. 9pm. Free.
I Alan Hunter and Friends Waterloo Buffet. Waterloo Place. 9pm. Free.
I Wally Allen Ensign Ewart. Lawnmarket. top of High Street. 9pm. Free.
I Sandy Bell’s Forrest Road. 9pm. Free. Scots/Irish session.
I live Bands Thistle Hotel. Manor Place. 225 6144. 9pm—midnight. Free.
I Shore Music The Shore Bar. Shore. I.eith. 9pm. Free. Folk instrumental music.
I Graeme E. Pearson Ensign Ewart. Lawnmarket. top of High Street. 9pm. Free.
I West End Hotel Palmerston Place. 225 3656. 9pm. Free. Accordion music in the bar.
I Royal Oak Inﬁrmary Street. 557 2976. 9pm till late. Free. Informal session.
I Sandy Brechin and Friends Ensign Ewart. Lawnmarket. top of High Street. 9—1 lpm. Free. Fine accordionist in an open session.
I Sandy Bell's Forrest Road. Afternoon from lpm. Free. Session at the back of the famous folk pub.
I Royal Oak 31nﬁrmary Street. 10pm. Free. Informal music upstairs and downstairs.
I The Wrigleys Sandy Bell's. Forrest Road. 9pm. Free. Brilliant Orkney twins on ﬁddle and guitar.
I Fiddler’s Arms Grassmarket. 9pm. Free. 1 Instrumental session.
I Legends Cowgate. 225 8382. h’lidnight—3am. Free. Late-night folk session/jam with members of various bands.
I Tron Ceilidh House Hunter Square. High Street. 9pm. Free. Bluegrass night. I Nobles Bar Constitution Street. 8.30pm. Folk session.
I Green Tree Cowgate. 9pm. Free. Instrumental. mainly Irish.
I Patsy Mack Bannerman's Bar. Cowgate. 9.30pm. Free.
I Tron Ceilidh House Hunter Square. High Street. Infonnal live acoustic session most nights.
I Hebrides Bar Market Street. 9pm. Free. Live Highland music on accordion and ﬁddle.
I The Shore Bar The Shore. l.eith. 9pm. Free. Session.
I Tron Ceilidh House Hunter Square. High Street. Infonnal live acoustic music most nights.
I Hebrides Bar Market Street. 9pm. Free. Live Highland music.
I Sandy Bell’s Forrest Road. 9pm. Session. Free.
I Tron Ceilidh House Hunter Square. High Street. 9pm. Free. informal session with Orkney's Wrigley Sisters on ﬁddle and guitar.
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Concerts are listed by date, then by city. Classical & Opera Listings compiled by Jonathan Trew.
I Midday Concert Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. Renfrew Street. 332 5057. lptn. £2.50 (£1.50). Maurice Temple narrates while John L.angdon (piano. organ) and Anthony Plog get stuck into Handel's Suite in D. Fisher Tull's Three Bagatelles. Gabrieli's Sonata No 6 and Sonata No 5
:and two of Plog's own works: Animal
Ditties anti Three Miniatures.
I Competition Guinness Room. RSAMD. Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 2.30pm. Free. Roll up for the John Ireland Prize Competition for voice and piano duos.
I Masterclass Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 2.30pm. Free. Anthony Plog gives a trumpet masterclass.
I Touched by Torchsong Charity Gala Mitchell Theatre. Granville Street. 227 5511. 9pm. £5 (£2.50). Some of Scotland‘s top performers get together to mark World AIDS Day. Stars include Suzanne Bonner. The Madeleine Macdonald Band. the Socialist Women's Choir. Eurydice and the Glasgow Gay Men's Chorus.
I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. £6—£ 19.50. The conductor for the evening is Alexander Lazarev. The programme consists of Elgar‘s Wand of Youth Suite No 2. Dohnanyi's Variations on a Nursery Song and the 1947 version of Stravinsky's l’etrushka. Pianist Murray McLachlan will join in.
| I Edinburgh Singers Greyfriars Kirk. 225
1900. 7.45pm. £5.50 (£3). Mary Carmichael conducts the singers in Mozart's Vesperae solennes tle confessore and Bruckner's Two Marian Compositions. John Kitchen accompanies on the organ and a trio of trumpeters will have their say.
I Colin Tipple Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 650 2423. 1.10pm. Free. The organist performs Bach‘s Toccata and Fugue in 1) minor. Franck's Ant/amino and Hampton's Five Dances for Organ.
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I City of Glasgow Chorus and The Orchestra at Scottish Opera Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 227 55 I I. 7.30pm. £6.50—£15. Graham Taylor conducts the musicians in Poulenc's Gloria and Puccini's .‘llessa di Gloria. The soloists are soprano Linda Gerrard. tenor Peter Wilson and bass Graeme Danby.
I Avis McIntyre Renﬁeld St Stephen‘s Parish Church. 260 Bath Street. 332 4293. lpm. Free. The church's organist gives a recital which will include works by Bach. Guiltnant. Rutter and Vieme.
I Glasgow University Chamber Singers Chapel. Glasgow University. 330 4092. 7.30pm. A programme of sacred music from the British Isles.
I Junior Academy Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 3pm. Free by ticketflhe Wind Orchestra. Brass Ensemble and Chamber Music Groups display their skills.
I British Oiabetic Association Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. credit card hotline 667 7776. 7.30pm. £6 (£5). Marilyn J. Smith conducts the Glasgow Phoenix Choir which. accompanied by Cameron Murdoch. will perfomt a mixed programme of Christmas related music. I Edinburgh University Contemporary Music Ensemble Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 650 2423. 8pm. Programme to be announced.
I West End Gala Evening Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £8.50—£18.50. Martin Yates conducts the RSNO and soloists Ethan Freeman. Kim Criswell. Graham Bickley and Katrina Murphy perform a selection of highlights from popular musicals.
I The Walter Blair Singers and Orchestra St Aloysius Church. Gamethill. 221 5088. 6pm. £5 (£3). The singers and orchestra tackle Handel’s Messiah. The soloists are Pat MacMahon (soprano). Colette Ruddy (mezzo soprano). Willie Strachan (tenor) and Christopher Underwood (baritone). Charity concert in aid of Alzheimer Scotland — Action on Dementia.
I Sunday Promenade Organ Recital Art Gallery and Museum. Kelvingrove. 221 9600. 2.30pm and 3.30pm. Free. Anne Strachan from the RSAMD gives an organ recital.
I The Edinburgh Ouartet Slockbridge Parish Church. Saxe Coburg Street. 332 8691. 3pm. £7.50 (£4/£6). Baster. Beeston. Bailey and Markham tackle Haydn's Quartet 0,) 54 No 2. Ruth Crawford’s Quartet I93] and Beethoven's Quartet 0/) 127.
I Edinburgh Renaissance Band, The Scottish Gabrielli Ensemble and The Linton Singers St Mark's. Castle Terrace. 6pm. £5 (£3). Vocal and instrumental music with a Christmas ﬂavour ranging from the 12th to the 17th century.
I The Oalkeith Singers St Mary’s Episcopal Church. Dalkeitlt. 7pm. Free. The singers give a Christmas concert.
I St Giles’ at Six Royal Mile. 225 9442. 6pm. Free. Michael Bonaventure gives an organ recital which includes the ﬁrst performance of a new piece by Geoffrey King entitled The Seven FIOWL’I‘S.
I VlA’s Chrisbnas Celebration Chapel. Glasgow University. 7.30pm. Info: 330 8042. Look out for celebrity guests and children's choirs.
I Prazalt String Ouartet Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. credit card hotline 667 7776. 7.45pm. £5—£l2 (£3—£7). Two violins. one viola and one cello get together to perform Beethoven‘s Quartet. Schufhoff ‘s F be Pieces for Quartet and Smetana’s Quartet No I.
I Electric Sound Theatre Traverse Theatre. Cambridge Street. 7.45pm. £7.50 (£3. schoolchildren free) Tickets from Queen‘s Hall. 668 2019. Edinburgh Contemporary Arts Trust continue to push the boundaries of music with a programme ofelectronic sounds by lannis Xenakis and Edinburgh composer Robert Dow.
I Royal Scottish National Orchestra and
Scottish Opera Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £7.50-£21. Walter Weller. Richard Armstrong and Alexander Lazarev make up a crack trio of conductors for this concert to celebrate the life of the late Sir Alexander Gibson. The music comes from Beethoven. Berlioz. Elgar. Sibelius and Wagner. The soloists are John Lill. Kathryn Harries and Jefffrey Lawton. In aid of the Scottish Musicians' Benevolent Fund.
I Lunchtime Concert Hutcheson's Hall. John Street. 552 4400 ext 3444. 1.10pm. £2. Donald Gillan (cello) and Murray McLachlan (piano) perform Beethoven‘s Sonata 0]) 69 and Prokoﬁev‘s Sonata 0/) [19.
I VIA‘s Christmas Celebration Chapel. Glasgow University. 7.30pm. Info: 330 8042. See Mon 4.
I Masterclass Guinness Room. RSAMD. Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 2pm. Piano accompaniment masterclass directed by Roger Vignobles.
I Masterclass Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 2pm. Cello masterclass directed by Ralph Kirshbaum.
I Edinburgh University Renaissance Singers McEwan Hall. Bristo Square. 650 2423. 1.10pm. Free. Noel ()‘Regan directs the singers in Christmas in Rome. a programme of music by Palestrina.
I Nelson Hall Concerts Nelson Hall. McDonald Road Library. Info: 225 5584 ext 233. 7.45pm. Free. Robert MacKilIop (lute), Paul Rendall (tenor) anti Jamie Reid Baxter (reciter) perform in a programme which is appropriately titled ‘I.ute Songs and Poetry of the Scottish Court’.
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