Baroque cellist Susan Sheppard plays Bach’s Suites tor Solo Violincello, Edinburgh, Sat 23

on Highland bagpipes) and James MacMillan's Iz'pt'e/esis (with trumpeter John Wallace).


I Direct From Paraguay Assembly Rooms. George Street. 220 434‘). 7pm. £6 (£5). A l.atin flavoured concert featuring harp and guitar duo Rito Pedersen and Neco Delvalle. Toni Sancho from Seville playing flamenco and Chilean guitarist Galo Ceron playing classical/folk music from the Americas.

I Jean-Yves Thibaudet Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 20l‘) (credit card hotline 667 7776). 7.45pm. £5— £12 (£3~-£7). The French pianist. who has appeared regularly with the RSNU arid as a recitalist. brings the New Alliance season to a close with a programme of music by Debussy. Ravel and Satie.

TUESDAY 26 Glasgow

I lunchtime Recital tturehestms' Hall. John Street. I.l5pm. £2 on the door. Gina h'lcCormack (violin) and Nigel Clayton (piano) play Britten‘s Suite 0/) 6 and Richard Strauss's Sir/tutti in lip/lat.


I Accordion Recital Room I25. Music Department. Napier University. 453 48 I4. 7pm. £5. ()leg Sharov. Professor of Accordian at St Petersburg Conservatory. plays a mixture ofclassical accordion music and pieces for organ and piano that he has transcribed for the accordion himself. Also. a masterclass on Wed 27 gives a unique chance to gain further insight into this neglected instrument in the classical spectrum.

WEDNESDAY 27 Edinburgh

I Accordion Masterclass Room 125. Music Department. Napier University. 453 48 I4. I.30pm. ()leg Sharov. Professor of Accordion at St Petersburg Conservatory. enlightens a Scottish audience on the intricacies of the classical accordion. See also Tue 26.

I Peter Grimes Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 52‘) 6000. 7. l5pm. £6.50—£16.50 (£4.50—£ 12.50). For their 40th anniversary production. Edinburgh Grand Opera have chosen Benjamin Britten's opera about an uncompromisingly tough fisherman determined to win his place in the community. Britten‘s music at times tempestuous. at times calm and lyrical reflects the mood of both the sea and the central character. Musical Director John Grundy has recently returned to Scotland after a spell as Director of the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra in Sydney. The opera's title role will be sung on

alternate nights by professional tenors Ian Storey (Thurs/Sat) and Neil Jenkins (Wed/Fri). both seen in Scottish ()pera's Mitt/um Butter/Ir.

I George Heriot’s School Spring Concert Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 20I‘) (credit card hotline 667 7776). 7.30pm. £3 (£1 ). The school's young musical talents take to the stage in orchestra. concert band and choir formats.



I Merchants’ Music b'lerchanls' House. West George Street. l2.-I5pm. £3.50 (£3/£ I) on the door. Heather Corbett. principal percussionist with the BBC SS(). teams up with pianist Graeme McNauqu fora programme of music that ranges from Khachaturian to Howard Blake. Several of the pieces have been arranged for percussion by Corbett herself.


I Coxon Piano Trio St Bernard's Centre. Stockbridge Parish Church. Sase Coburg Street. I.l5pm. £3 (50p) on the door. The Iidinburgh Competition Festival Association's lunchtime series ofchamber concerts continues with a performance by the Coxon Piano Trio.

I Peter Grimes Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 52‘) 6000. 7. I5pm. £6.50—£ I6.50 (£4.50—£ I 2.50). See Wed 27.

I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Queen's- Hall. Clerk Street. 668 20I‘) (credit card hotline 667 7776). 7.45pm. £4.50 £16.50 (£5/£3). A varied and dynamic programme featuring Yuri Bashmet tconductor/viola) arid Catherine .‘slarwood (viola). The programme consists of Bach's Branden/titre ("u/ti'et'tu .\'u 6. Schnittke's .IIottu/uette. Hindemith's 'l'rutterntusik and Schubert's Svmp/m/tv NH 4.



I Scottish Chamber Orchestra City Hall. Albion Street. 227 551 l. 7.30pm. £4.5()-£ l-l.5() (£2.50). See Thurs 28.


I RSIID Brass Ouintet National (iallery of Scotland. The Mound. 556 892 l. I2.45pm. Free. A lunchtime concert with music by Schtitz. Susan and (iabrieli.

I Peter Grimes Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 52‘) 6000. 7.l5pm. £6.50-£ I650 (£4.50—£ l 2.50). See Wed 27.

I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Usher Hall. I.othian Road. 223 I I55. 7.30pm. £6—£l‘).50. Claire Gibault conducts the RSNO in Debrissy's Iberia and Falla's 'I’liree-('ur/tererl Hut. In between. Leon McCawley makes his RSNO debut with Mozart's l’iu/m CUIIt'L’I’IU Na 26 ( '(‘mmtution ').



I Organ Recital Art Gallery and Museum. Kelvingrove. 22I 9600. 2.30pm and 3.30pm. Free. Duncan Sinclair plays from a more light-hearted organ repertoire.

I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £6.50—£ 19.50 from 227 55 l I. See Fri 2‘).

I Scottish Early Music Consort Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. Renfrew Street. 8pm. £ I0 (£5.50) from 227 55l I. The music of I4th century French poet- composer Guillaume de Machaut includes some key works of the entire Middle Ages. This programme. directed by Warwick Edwards and Kenneth Mitchell.

includes the rites-re l)e Nus‘tre Dame and J'inm Lu l-‘luttr I)e Vii/um: The Scottish Recorder Consort will play music from the I5th and I6th centuries in the foyer from 7.30pm.


I Peter Grimes Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 52‘) 6000. 7. I5pm. £6.5()-£|6.50 (£4.50—£l2.50). See Wed 27.



I Saltire String Ouartet Cottier 'l‘heatre. Hyndland Street. 357 3868. Ipm. £5 (£4). The Quartet plays sortie beautiful music by 20th century American composers: Gershwin's I.ll/ltl/H'. Barber‘s xii/(tern I-‘or Strings and Ives‘s Qtrur/et .\'u 2.

I Call That Singing! Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £5—£7.5() (£3.50—£6) from 227 55I l. Limber tip your voice for an evening of song participation. Call That Singing! presents 'Sing Spring Sing' —- a selection of numbers from Burns to Beethoven. Puccini to Porter alongside musical duo Blackeyed Biddy.

I St Mary’s Festival Chorus St Mary‘s Cathedral. 300 Great Western Road. 33‘) 6691. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Iain Paton (tenor) and Scott Cooper (bass) are joined by the St Mary’s Festival Chorus and Stuart Muir (organ) for Stainer's (‘ruei/irimt. Proceeds are going to the Cathedral Restoration Fund. and tickets will also be available on the door.


I Essential Scottish Opera Royal Lyceum Theatre. Grindlay Street. 22‘) 9697. 7.30pm. £8 (£6). Scottiin ()pera's spring tour brings the best of the opera world to the furthest reaches of Scotland (and some of its home bases). Arias. duets

and ensembles from the classics Carmen. Rigulettu. 'l'lte .IItr‘eir‘ l’lttte. I.u Ito/retire, The Barber ()[Sevi/le are sung by four of the company's most outstanding singers: Claire Rutter. Claire Bradshaw. Richard Coson and Stephen Gadd. Music Director Ian Shaw provides the accompaniment. Also at Alloa Town Hall (0l25‘) 2 I 3I3l ) on Thurs 4 Apr.



I Phoenix Choir Barony Hall. Castle Street. Info: 552 4400 est 4107. 8pm. Glasgow‘s renowned Phoenix Choir sing the music of Scotland in this concert celebrating the bicentenary of the University of Strathclyde.


I Alceste Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 0000. 7. I5pm. £3.50-r£~l5. Scottish ()pet'a presents a new production of Christoph Willibald Gluck‘s story of a woman who promises the gods to sacrifice herself if her husband is cured of a serious illness and so descends to Hades. Yannis Kokkos designs and directs. Nicolas McGegan conducts and soprano Isabelle Vernet sings the title role. See preview.


Glasgow I Alceste Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 ‘)000. 7. l5pm. £3.50—£-I5. See Tue 2.


I Harp Recital St Bernard's Centre. Stockbridge Parish Church. Sase Coburg Street. I.l5pm. £3 (50p). Hilary Moore presents a progranmie of harp music.


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