I Dunedin Consort Greyfriars Kirk. Grcyfriars Place. 7.30pm. £6.50--£l2

(£3—-£ l0.50) from Queen's Hall (668 20l9). The inaugural concen of the newly fonned Dunedin Consort (accompanied by metnbers of the Scottish Chamber ()rchestra) features Handel's Dirit Dominur and motets by J.S. Bacll. See preview.



I london Symphony Orchestra Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £6—£25 from 287 55 l l. The Shell |.S() National Tour comes north of the border as Sir Colin Davis conducts local boy James MacMillan's haunting 'l‘he II'or/il's Ix’ansonting (with Christine Pcndrill on cor anglais). Schumann's Cello ('oneerto (with Steven lsserlis) and Beethoven‘s Svm/ihonv No 5.


I Edinburgh University Symphony Orchestra Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 20l9 (credit card hotline 667 7776). 7.45pm. £4 (£3.50). James White conducts a programme of Russian music by three of the country‘s greats ~ Shostakovich's Festival ()verture. Rachmaninov's R/IHIM‘Ut/Y ()n .4 Theme ()7 Paganini and Tchaikovsky‘s .S'vmp/tonv .\’o o t 'l’at/tetir/ue 7).



I Uni-Son Concert Hall. University of Glasgow. 3304092. |.l5pm. Free. A progratnme featuring new works by living composers.

I Clarinet Recital Recital Studio. Jordanhill Campus. Strathclydc University. |.l5pm. Free. Followed at 2pm by a woodwind masterclass. See Tue 3.

I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £8—£2l from 287 55 l I. Philippe Auguin conducts the RSNQ and RSNQ Chorus in Verdi's Requiem. with Camellia .lolmson (soprano). Cynthia Clarcy (mezzo). Pattl Charles Clarke (tenor) and Mathew Best (bass).

I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Concert Hall. Broadcasting House. Queen Margaret Drive. Free tickets (while available) by postal application (enclosing sac) to BBC SS() Concerts Secretary. BBC Broadcasting House. Queen Margaret Drrvc. Glasgow. G l 2 8DG. Martyn Brabbins conducts the BBC SS() in Constant l.alnbert's AuhatIe Heron/tie. Bliss's Comer! Suite: Things '12) Come and the Scottish premiere of Andrew 'l‘tiovey‘s Rt’l/ It on.

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GERALDINE MCGREEVY soprano I 996 Winner of Kathleen Ferrier A ward

Glasgow Debut Recital with pianist Gusztav Fenyt')‘ Sunday 8th December 8pm Mozart. Schubert. Brahms. Bizet. Granados. Ravel Tickets £8 (£5)

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I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Usher Hall. l.othian Road. 228 l I55. 7.45pm. £4.50—£l7. The second part of Sir Charles Mackerras's re-evaluation of Brahms’s four great symphonies played on chamber orchestra scale sees performances of the composer's Variations- ()n A Theme By Hart/n ( 'St Anthony Chorale'). Symphony No 3 and Symphony No 4.



I Masterclass Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. l lam. Free. Members of the Scottish Chamber ()rchestra rehearse a new work by student composer Audrey Mackie. prior to its lunchtime premiere.

I SCU Piano Ouartet Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. l00 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. lpm. £2.50 I .50). James Clark (violin). Catherine Marwood (viola). Ursula Smith (cello) and Graeme McNaught (piano) present a new work by student composer Audrey Mackie and Faure's Piano Quartet in C minor.

I Christmas Concert Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £ [5 (£l2). The Glasgow Phoenix Choir. Don l.usher. Alex Morrison and the Entlrick Quartet celebrate the I()th anniversary of the Phoenix Cancer Foundation in this charity concert.

I Scottish Chamber Orchestra City it all. Candleriggs. 7.30pm. £4.50--£l5 from 287‘55l I. See Edinburgh. Thurs 5.


I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Usher Hall. l.othian Road. 228 ll55. 7.30pm. £7—£ l9.50. See Glasgow. Thurs 5.

I Edinburgh University Renaissance Singers Canongate Kirk. Canongate. 7.45pm. £5 (£3) at the door. Noel ()‘Regan directs EURS. who are joined by the Scottiin Gabrieli Ensemble. in 'Cllt'is‘lltltts In Prague'. featuring Adam \’alav Michna's Missa Sam-ti Il'ent'es/ae. and motels and carols by Gallus and Monte.

I ludus Baroque St John‘s Church. Princes Street. 8pm. £6 (£4) from Queens Hall (668 20l9) or at the door. The chamber orchestra and choir present a Christmas concert of Italian trumpet music Vivaldi's (‘Ullt'l’l‘ltl ICU]. Yit'o 'I‘rumpets. Pergolesi's .IIagni/it'at. Torclli's Sin/onia Alan/i .-I/l'()/iera and Scarlatti's Christmas Cantata. Wilma McDougall is solo soprano and Stephen Keavy is guest trumpeter.


I Scottish Opera Collection Albert Hall. Dumbarton Road. 0l786 473544. 7.30pm. £l()/£l2 (£7.50/£9) from Albert Hall box office or MacRobert Arts Centre (0| 786 46l08l ). The full force of the ()rchestra of Scottish ()pera under Richard Armstrong stops off in Stirling with a brand new concert of highlights from the operatic repertoire. Sopranos Susan McCulloch and Lisa Milne. mezzo soprano Elizabeth McCotmack. tenor Peter Bronder and baritone Stephen Gadd sing extracts from 'Iost‘a. lelrnu‘. Eugene ()ntfiein. The Merry Wit/on; The (i_\']7.\'_\' Baron and others.

SATURDAY 7 Edinburgh

I Meadows Chamber Orchestra Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 20l9 (credit card hotline 667 7776). 7.45pm. £9/£6 (£7/£4.50). Peter Evans conducts a special young anists‘ concert for the Cancer Relief Macmillan Fund. featuring Beelhm en's ()l't'rtttt‘t'.‘ Lt'nttm'e Nit 3. lilgttt'K Cello Comer/o (with Eilidh Martin). Busom's Ctmt'ertino I‘or Clarinet Aiu/ (ht/ICU!“ (with Sally Day) and 'l‘chaikovsky ‘s \‘io/in Coneerto (with Corina Belcea ).

I Edinburgh Bach Society St Cuthbert's Church. l.othian Road. 7.45pm. £8 (£6) from Queen's Hall (668 20l9). Usher Hall (228 ll55) and King's Theatre (220 4349). Neil Mantle conducts the EBS in one of the most popular works on the live classical music circuit. Handel's Messiah. Sarah Haigh (soprano). Alison Rodger (alto). Ian Yemm (tenor) and Andrew Foster (bass) are the soloists.


I Opera Gala Concert Airdrie Arts Centre. Anderson Street. ()l236 755436. 7.30pm. £6. Small-scale company ()pera ()n A Shoestring present a Christmas gala with extracts froin their recent productions of Don Giovanni and la Ito/tente. plus hits by Bizct. I)e|ibes and Rossini. Singers Christina Dunwoodie. Debbie Stewart. Campbell Russell and Graeme Danby will be acCompanied by pianist Julia Lynch.



I Glasgow Sintonia Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. l00 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £5.50 (£3.50). Gerald Docherty conducts a special Christmas concert featuring popular works by Beethoven and Mozart.

I Vocal Recital Cottier Theatre. 93 Hyndland Street. 357 3868. 8pm. £8 (£5) from Cottier box office. Ticketlink outlets and 227 55l l. M usic-Makers presents the Glasgow debut of soprano Geraldine McGreevy. winner of this year's Kathleen Fen'ier Award. Accompanied by pianist Gus/.tav Fenyo. she will sing works by Mozart. Schubert. Brahms and various French and Spanish songs.

I ludus Baroque St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral. 300 Great Western Road. 8pm. £6 (£4) from Ticketlink outlets (227 55l l) and at the door. See Edinbrugh. Fri 6.


I Andrusier Ensemble St Giles' Cathedral. High Street. 6pm. Free. The ensemble play Mcndelssohn’s Piano Trio ,\'o /.

I Philomusica at Edinburgh St M at‘y's Cathedral. Palmerston Place. 225 6293. 7.30pm. £6 at the door. An AIDS charity concert. featuring music by Beethoven. Bruch and b’Ieltdelssohtt.

I Edinburgh Palm Court Trio Hat-p Hotel. Corstorphitte. 8pm. £6.50 (£5) from 334 28 l 2. Cadenza presents a lighter concert featuring salon and gypsy styles. plus instrumental selections from stage musicals and carols for Christmas.

MONDAY 9 Edinburgh

I Carol Party Usher Hall. l.othiatt Road. 228 “55. 7.30pm. NFL") (£5.50). Not

just carols. but a party for all the family.

with the David A. Hall Whitburn Band. at massed choir. clowns atld surprise guests. Proceeds to the Nazareth Hospital.



I Competition Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. I00 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 10am. Free. Today features the entrants keyboard section for the Bach Prize (Class A) Competition.

I Lunchtime Concert Httteheson's Hall. 2 John Street. |.l5pm. £2 on the door. Students of Strathclyde University‘s BA Applied Music degree present a programme of wind chamber music.

I Chamber Music Concert Guinness Room. RSAMD. I00 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. RSAMD student ensembles give a concert of chamber music.


I Saltire Ouartet Royal Museum of Scotland. Chambers Street. 247 42 I9. 7pm. £3.50. The quartet invite you to join them on an evening abroad. as they explore the music of France Faure's String Quartet ()pl 2/ . Satie's Gymnopetlie and Ravel's String Quartet in I". Guided tours of related objects from the museum's collections begin at 6.30pm.

I Carol Concert Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019 (credit card hotlitte 667 7776). 7.30pm. £3 (£l ). A collection of carols and Christtnas music performed by a jazz ensemble and mixed choir of pupils from local primary schools.

I Carol Concert Usher Hall. l.othian Road. 228 ll55. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). A charity concert in aid of Childline Scotland. which gathers together 400 Edinburgh schtmlchildren frotn the Edinburgh Primary Schools Choir atid Edinburgh Secondary Schools Training ()rchcstra. Concert Band and Classical Guitar Ensetnble.



I Composer’s Workshop Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. l00 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 3pm. Free. In the second of this series of informal performance and composition workshops. Thomas Atles discusses his life and work.

I X-Static! Chandler Studio Theatre. RSAMD. l()() Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. Free by ticket. This year's collaboration between young composers and film-video students from St Martin‘s College iti l.ondon is showcased in a two- hottr programme of experimental pieces which challenge the eye arid ear.


I SCU Chorus and SC() Brass Greyfriars Kirk. Greyfriars Place. 7.45pm. £6-£l() from Queen's Hall (668 2()l9). To celebrate ‘A Choral Christmas‘. the SC() Chorus and Brass. under Ben Parry. play a wide selection of festive music. from Bruckner's Ave Maria and Prokofiev‘s Kije's' Her/(ling to Strauss's Pi::it‘ato I’m/kit.



I Competition Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. l()() Renfrew Street. 332 5057. l0am. Free. Students compete for the strings and piano duo sections of the Dunbar-Gerber Prize. I Lunchtime Concert Concert Hall. University of Glasgow. 330 4092. l.l5pm. Free. John Kenny (trombone/carnyxl and John Whiting (electronics) play Kenny's Sonata For Solo Alto 'I'romhone and The Voice ()f The Carnyr. and Lucien Bertolina's Al/er Setup/e.

I Masterclass Guinness Room. RSAMD. l00 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 2pm. Free. Diane Forlano directs a masterclass for singers.

I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £8—£2l from 287 55l l. Hans Graf is the conductor and Imogen Cooper the soloist for Schumann‘s Piano ('ont‘erto. The second part of the programme consists of Deryck Cooke's reconstruction of Mahler's unfinished Svmphonv No It).


I Carol Concert Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 20|9 (credit card hotline 667 7776). 7.30pm. £5 (£3). An evening of traditional and contemporary Christmas music performed by MacTaggart Scott l.oanheatl Silver Band and the Cadenza mixed voice choir.

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