Styled ‘A Crucible for a New Alchemy of Musical Styles‘. Expect cultural collision between the Gaelic of Tannas. the Flamenco music of Albahaca. veteran English folk singer Dave Brady and Mr McFalls Chamber. and Garnelan sounds from Kyai Sekar Surnarsomo Mills.

I George Dun and Adam Jack Canon's Gait. Canongate. 556 448 I. 9pm. Free. Traditional songs and instrumental fiddle music in an informal session.

I IIdebele Music Ndebele African Cafe. Home Street. Tollcross. 22] I I4 I. 6.30—8.30pm. Free. Jekajo performs Ugandan drumming. xylophone and song.


I Ceilidh Dance Class Riverside Club. Fox Street. offCIyde Street. 248 3 I44. 7.30—IOpm. Doors open 7pm. £3.50. Bar. Regular caller Karin Ingram arid piano- accordionist Freeland Barbour.


I Javanese Gamelan Sessions Music Suite. Chessel's Land. Moray House. 6.30—8.30pm. Information Neil Houston. 558 6007.

TUESDAY 18 Edinburgh

I Iilverdance Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. Booking 557

I 199/8444/2590. Tickets £10—£30.50. Concessions less £I.50—£2.50. The Irish tradition-based dance extravaganza uses a tnix of pre-recorded and live music.

I Javanese Gamelan Sessions Music Suite. Chessel's Land. Moray House. 6.30-8.30pm. Information Neil Houston. 558 6007.


I Dulamain Scotia Bar. Stockwell Street. 552 868l. 9pm. Free. With singer Heather lnnes.

I Weekly Scots Fiddle Workshops Govatt Parish School. Cornwall Street. Kinning Park. 7.30—9.30pm. £4 I .50) Information 636 I450. Iain Fraser leads the season of workshops on Scots and Cape Breton fiddle styles. for more advdnced players; other tutors lead the beginners and intermediate levels.


I Ray and Cilla Fisher Edinburgh Folk Club. Pleasance Cabaret Bar. The Pleasance. 332 7067. 8pm. £4 (£3). Thelma and Louise of the Scots tradition. Long. amusing introductions and shorter songs.

I Riverdance Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. Booking 557

I I99/8444/2590. Tickets £ I0—£30.50. Concessions less £ I .50—£2.50. The Irish tradition-based dance extravaganza uses a mix of pre-recorded and live music.


I Fiona Forbes and Sandy Stanage New Dawn Folk Club. Glasgow Press Club. West Regent Street. 332 I674. 8pm. £3—£5.

I Riverdence Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. Booking 557

I I99/8444/2590. Tickets £ I0—£30.50. Concessions less £ I .50—£2.50. The Irish tradition-based dance extravaganza uses a mix of prerecorded and live music.


Concerts are listed by date, then by city. Classical & Opera listings compiled by Alan Morrison.



I Violin Recital Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. l00 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. Ipm. £2.50 (£1.50). Icelandic virtuoso Sigrtin lidvaldsdr’rttir teams tip with Philip Jenkins. the RSAMD's Head of Keyboard Studies. for sonatas by Mozart. JOII Nordal and Grieg.

I Strings Competition Stevensott Hall. RSAMD. l00 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 2.30pm. Free. The Governor's Recital Prize turns its attention to the strings section.

I Cecilia Bartoli Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauclriehall Street. 7.30pm.

£ l 7.50~£33.50 from 287 55 I I. The world famous singer. accompanied by string ensemble and piano. makes a rare visit to Scotland for a recital of works by Vivaldi. Pauline Viardot Garcia and. ofcourse. Rossini. whose arias formed the basis of her recent best-selling album.


I Organ Recital Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 650 2423. l.|0pm. Free. David Ponsfot'd plays music by M uffat. Sweelinck. Bohm. Byrd and Bruhns.

I Cappella Nova Greyfriars Kit-k. Greyfriat's Place. 7.30pm. £6—£ I0 (Li—£7) from Queen’s Hall (box office 668 2019. credit card hotlirte 667 7776). ‘New Worlds' is the title for an evening devoted to five centuries of vocal music frotn the Americas. Spanish polyphony takes us back to the titne of the Conquistadores. while Protestant psalmody brings to mind the Pilgrim Fathers. Also on the programme are Aaron Copland's In The Beginning and the world premiere of [Earlier Heaven. a newa commissioned piece by Joanne Metcalf.

I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 7.30pm.

£7—£ l9.5() (cottcs) from Usher Hall Box Office (228 I I55) or Ticket Line (220 4349). Anne Manson conducts the premiere of Lyell (.‘resswell's new work. Concerto I’or ()rehextra And String Quartet. itr which the RSNO are joined by the Aberdeen-based Yggdrasil Quartet. The programme is rounded out by Stravinsky's l9|9 version of The Fire/tin] .S’uite and Dvorak's .S'vmphony No 7.



I Junior Academy Concert Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. l00 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 3pm. Free by ticket. The RSAMID’s Second Orchestra play chamber and solo items.

I Cappella IIova Glasgow Cathedral. Castle Street. 7.30pm. £6-—£ IO (£4—£7) from 227 55I I. See Fri 7.


I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 20l9 (credit card hotline 667 7776). 7.45pm. £4.50—£I7 (£6/£3.50). Tonight's concert consists of Haydn’s Symphony No 92 ( '().\j/ort/ '). Brahms's Alto Rhapsody (with soloist Randi Stene and the men of the SCO Chorus) and Schubert's dark and lyrical Symphony No 4 ( ‘Tragit' '). Paavo Berglund conducts.



I Salon Trio St Mungo Museum. Castle Street. 2.30pm. £5 (£4) at the door. Ian MacGregor (bass) joins the trio for a ‘Victorian soirée‘ on a Sunday afternoon.

I Children’s Classic Concerts Usher Hail. Lothian Road. 2pm. £7.50 (£3.50) from Usher Hall Box Office (228 “55) or Ticket Line (220 4349). Radio star Ken Bruce invites children to ‘Draw That Tune' in the company of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Disney famoust brought together animation and classical music in Fantasia. arid this concert features music from that frlm and imaginative other works. such as Ravel's Mother (iotu't’. Prizes will go to children who submit a drawing inspired by one of the pieces.

I Doune Ensemble St Mark‘s Unitarian Church. Castle Terrace. 6pm. £5 (£3) at the door. A varied programme of music from the Baroque. Romantic and 20th century eras.

I St Giles’ At Six St Giles‘ Cathedral. High Street. 6pm. Free. Napier University Chamber Orchestra play a concert in atmospheric surroundings.

I Six Characters In Search or An Opera Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 7.l5pm. £7 (£5). Peter Knapp of Travelling Opera presents the story of a couple whose visit to Venice descends itrto a web of passions worthy of a comic opera. A mixture of humour and music. itrcluding the famous duet frotn The Pearl Fishers and the overture from William Tell. Exclusive Scottish performance.

MONDAY 10 Edinburgh

I Insight Into Opera Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 5296000. 10.30am. £2.50. A glimpse into the history and secrets of the opera world. from how singers prepare. to how a scene takes shape. hosted by Travelling Opera.

I Ilabucco King‘s Theatre. Leven Street. 2204349. 7. l5pm. £10—£30 (£6—£24). Verdi's tale of revenge. destruction and

jealousy marks the first visit to Scotland

by the Latvian National Opera. Featuring the famous ‘Chorus Of The Hebrew Slaves”. the opera set in Biblical times - has a theme of resistance to tyranny that struck a chord with the Latvian people in their struggle for independence in the late 80s.


I Musica Electronica Concert Hall. University of Glasgow. 330 4092.

l.l5pm. Free. A concert featuring electro- aeoustic music selected from international festivals. prizes and studios around the world. prepared and diffused by final year students of the B.Eng (Electronics With Music) course on special sound diffusion equipment.

I Singing Masterclass Guinness Room. RSAM D. I00 Rettfrew Street. 332 5057. 2pm. Free. World-renowned baritone Benjamin Luxon directs a masterclass for singers.


I held Memorial Concert Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 650 2423. l.I0pm. Free. Jenny Nex (soprano). Anna Higgins (flute). Christopher Field (violin) and Michael Turnbull (harpsichord) are joined by students from the University of Edinburgh's Faculty of Music fora concert featuring Reid's Sonata For Flute And Continua and other pieces by Greene. Bayne and Clerk.

I labucco King's Theatre. Leven Street. 220 4349. 7. ISpm. £I0-£30 (£6—£24). See Mon 10.

I Yggdrasil Ouartet Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 20I9 (credit card hotline 667 7776). 7.45pm. £7—£I2 (£3-£7). The Aberdeen-based foursome have already achieved a remarkable reputation for thrilling performances. so it’s perhaps surprising that this is their Edinburgh debut recital. Receiving the Yggdrasil treatment are Beethoven‘s Quartet 0p 18/3. Stenhammer's Quartet No 2 and Mozart‘s Quartet K590. Broadcast live on Radio 3.



I Die Fledermaus Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 7.l5pm. £3.50—£45 (eoncs). Scottish Opera‘s sparkling new production of the Johann Strauss favourite is turned itrto a riot of colour and camp comedy under the direction of Giles Havergal of the Citizens‘ Theatre. The cast features Anne Howells. Janis Kelly. Peter Evans. Ricltard Coxon and last issue's ‘Famespotting‘ star Lisa Milne. Vienna and the waltz provide the backdrop for a series of mistaken identities anti scandals-in-the-making at Prince Orlofsky's party. Sung in English. See preview. Also on I4. l5. I8. 20 and 22 Feb. and 25 and 27 Mar in Glasgow.



I Vocal Recital Merchant's House. 7 West George Street. 12.45pm. £3.50 (£3/£I) at the door. Information from 639 3l76. The Westbourne Music lunchtime series continues with a programme of songs by Schubert and Vaughan Williams performed by Ivan Ludlow (baritone) and Hazel Ramsay (piano).

I IISAMD Junior Academy Chamber Orchestra Bute Hall. University of Glasgow. University Avenue. 1.15pm. Free. If you go down to the Bute today. you're in for a big surprise. because this special concert is for 4 to 7-year-olds and their teddy bears (adults are also welcome). The programme includes Scottish dances and songs. as well as an arrangement of The Teddy Bears" Plt‘lll(' by Richard Michael.

I la Boheme Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 7.l5pm. £3.50—£45 (concs). Scottish Opera revive Flijah Moshinsky‘s production of Puccini's Parisian masterpiece. directed this time round by Daniel Slater. Michael Yeargan's design is as captivating as ever. and there are fine performances by the young cast. particularly Ian Storey's tnoving performance as Rodolfo artd David Barrell's lovably cynical Marcello. Stephen Clarke conducts. In ltaliarr with English supertitles. Also on I9 Feb and 26 Mar in Glasgow.

I Academy Orchestra Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. I(X) Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Jerzy Maksymiuk. Principal Conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. is the guest with the baton for Schumann‘s Symphony No 2. Ravel‘s sensuous song cycle Shéhérauule (with soprano Renata Skarelyte) and Stravinsky's Symphony In Three Movements.

I see Scottish Symphony Orchestra City Hall. Candleriggs. 7.30pm. £6—£15 (concs) frorn 227 551 I. Tire BBC 850 and conductor Osrno V'anska's ‘Sibelius Experience' continues with the Finnish composer‘s popular Symphony No 2. Also on the prograrntne are Britten's anti-war protest. the Sin/mm: Da Requiem. and the UK premiere ofJames MacMiIlan‘s Tuireadh. a lament for the victims of the Piper Alpha disaster. featuring Paul Meyer on clarinet.

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