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Concerts are listed by date, then by city. Classical 8r Opera Listings compiled by Alan Morrison.



I SCO Wind Quintet Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. l00 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. lpin. £2.50 (£l.50). The ensemble play the 1953 version of Ligeti's Six Bagatelles. Barber‘s Summer Musie and anew work by RSAMD student Composer Jennifer Walshe. which will be rehearsed at a free workshop at l lam in the same venue.

I Vocal Competition Stevenson Hall. RSAM D. l()() Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 3pm. Free. Student singers compete for the Margaret Dick Award.

I The Gondoliers Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 3329000. 7.15pm. £2—£|3. The ()rpheus Club return to the Theatre Royal for the first time in 40 years with Gilbert and Sullivan‘s Venice-set light opera. A Duke seeks the lost infant husband of his beautiful daughter. thought now to be one of two republican gondoliers but which one'.’ Walter Paul directs. while Musical Director Iain Campbell keeps an eye on such songs as ‘Take A Pair Of Sparkling Eyes and Regular Royal Queen.

I Glasgow University Wind Band Hunter Halls. Glasgow University. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£1.50). For their annual concert. the students of the GUWB play Dukas's The So/‘t‘el‘et's Appretttiee. music from Bernstein's Candide. John Barry's James Ito/id Theme and other diverse pieces.


I Organ Recital Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 650 2423. l.l0pm. Free. Matthew ()wens plays music by J.S. Bach. Frescobaldi. Walther and Maxwell l)avies.

I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Usher Hall. I.othian Road. 7.30pm. £7—£l9.50 from Usher Hall Box Office (228 I I55) or Ticket Line (220 4349). The late Toru Takemitsu's colourful composition is aptly displayed in HOW Slow The Wind. which opens this concert. conducted by Tadaaki ()taka. Also featured are the talents of Kyoko Takezawa in Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto. and the evening finishes with Shostakovich's Symphony No 5.



I Junior Academy Concert Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. I00 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 3pm. Free by ticket. Soloists and students from the Junior Academy‘s Wind ()rchestra and Brass Ensemble play chamber pieces.

I The Gondoliers Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 7.l5pm. £2—£l3. See Fri 7.

I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra City Hall. Albion Street. 7.30pm. £6—£15 (£4.50/£4) from 227 551 I. The ‘Sibelius Experience' continues with the Finnish composer's contrasting Symphmiy Nos 3 and 4. conducted by ()smo Viinska. In the middle of the Sibelius sandwich comes Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No I. with soloist Nikolai Demidenko.


I New Edinburgh Orchestra Nicolson Square Church. 7.30pm. £6 (£4) from Queens Hall (box office 668 20l9. credit card hotline 667 7776). The theme for tonight's concert is literature. with a rare performance of 20th century composer Hans Gal's A Pl('/\'l$'f(‘kl(lll Overture. Vaughan Williams‘s The Lark Ascending (with violinist Christina Ball) and h’lettdelssohtt's complete incidental music to A Midsummer Night 's Dream (with the ladies of the Edinburgh Royal Choral Union and High Road's Eileen McCallum as narrator).

I Meadows Chamber Orchestra Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019 (credit card hotline 667 7776). 7.45pm. £6 (£4.50/£l). Kenneth Dempster conducts his own Hymn 7o Lenin and a programme which also includes Mendelssohn's Hebrides Overture. Shostakovich’s Violin Camera) No I (with soloist Anthony Moffat. co-leader of the Hallé Orchestra) and Dvorak's zet'h Suite. See preview.

SUNDAY 9 Glasgow

I Paragon Ensemble Scotland Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. l00 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.45pm. £8 (£4). ‘Echoing Landscapes' is the title for a programme of electro-acoustic compositions from the mountains of Armenia and Scotland. including works by Pete Stollery and Alistair MacDonald. There‘s also a repeat performance of Stepan Rostomyan's ‘transcendent' Symphony No 3 and the world premiere of the same composer's Symphony No 4.


I Musical Collections Main Hall. Royal Museum of Scotland. Chambers Street. 247 42l9. lptn. £3.50 (£3/£2). In ‘Town And Gown‘. the Edinburgh University Singers team up with the Really Terrible Orchestra to revel in the fun of the ‘Jupiter’ from Holst's The Planets and Elgar's Pomp And

C irctunstanee. The Morag Alexander School of Ballet create a dance to Edward McGuire's Cruel Mither. which is played by the Saltire Quartet. who are then joined by Neil McFarlane fora Harpsichord Coneerto by Bach.

I Wadaiko lchiro Drummers Festival Theatre. Nicholson Street. 529 6000. 7.30pm. £6.50—£ 14.50 (£5.50—£|2.50). Centuries of Japanese musical culture have gone into the visual and rhythmic spectacle that is the Wadaiko lchiro Drummers. Using traditional triiko drums. the music ranges frotn thunderous power to quiet. evocative melodies.

I Chapter House Singers St Mary‘s Cathedral. Palmerston Place. 8pm. Free. Information from 445 39l 1. Jonathan Willocks. Director of the Junior Academy of the Royal Academy of Music in London. conducts singers from choirs throughout Scotland in Vivaldi's Gloria and his own composition Sing Praises. which receives its Scottish premiere. From 4.30pm. Willocks will direct a three-hour choral workshop on these pieces. for which tickets (available from the number above) cost £5 (£2). Admission to the concert is free.



I The Yeomen Of The Guard Mitchell Theatre. Granville Street. 7.30pm. £6—£9 from 227 551 I. The Savoy Club presents Gilbert and Sullivan‘s light opera. produced by Alan C. Jones and under the musical direction of Bernard McDonald.


I ianusz Piotrowicz Stechley Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019 (credit card hotline 667 7776). 7.45pm. £l()/£8.50 (£5—£8.50). The Polish pianist and cortductor. winner of the International Chopin Competition. plays Schubert's Six Moments Musit'aut. C hopin's Andante Spianato and pieces by Brahms. Rachrnaninov and others.



I Vocal Competition Guinness Room. RSAMD. l00 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 10am. Free. Vocal ensembles compete for the Glasgow Jewish Choral Society Prize.

I Musica Electronica Concert Hall. University ofGlasgow. off University Avenue. 330 4092. l.l5pm. Free. A concert featuring electro-acoustic 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 Rachmaninov Trio Hutcheson‘s Hall. 2 John Street. l.l5pm. £2 on the door. A lunchtime concert consisting of Brahms's Viola Sonata in F minor and Georgii Sviridov's Piano Trio.

I The Yeomen Of The Guard Mitchell Theatre. Granville Street. 7.30pm. £6—£9 from 227 5511. See Mon I0

I Opera Workshops Guinness Room. RSAMD. l00 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. Free by ticket. Students from the RSAMD's opera courses present ‘works in progress‘ front the operatic and dramatic repertoire without the aid of costumes or props.


I Paragon Ensemble Scotland Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 20l9 (credit card hotline 667 7776). See Sun 9. I Vocal Recital McDonald Road Library. off I.eith Walk. 7.45pm. Free. Mezzo-soprano Sheila Graham continues the Nelson Hall Concerts series. accompanied at the piano by Stuart Montgomery.



I The Yeomen Of The Guard Mitchell Theatre. Granville Street. 3pm and 7.30pm. £6-£9 frotn 227 55| I. See Mon 10.

I Universit of Glasgow Choral Society an Orchestra Buie Hall. University of Glasgow. off University Avenue. 3304092. 7.30pm. £5 (£2) by programme at the door. The student musicians perform A Sea Symphmry by Vaughan Williams. with soprano Mhairi Lawson. baritone Richard Burkhard and conductor Mar'orie Rycroft.

I Opera Wor shops Guinness Room. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. Free by ticket. See Tue ll.

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THURSDAY 13 Glasgow

I Cello Recital Merchants' House. 7 West George Street. l2.45pm. £3.50 (£3) at the door. Nina Kotova. accompanied by Scott Mitchell on piano. plays cello music by Beethoven. Bartok. Shostakovich. Schumann and her own ‘Sketches From The Catwalk' which is based on her experiences as a fashion model. Part of the Westbourne Music lunchtime series.

I The Yeomen Of The Guard Mitchell Theatre. Granville Street. 3pm and 7.30pm. £6—£9 from 227 5511. See Mon I0.

I Academy Chamber Orchestra Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. I(X) Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Violinist Leon Spierer directs the student orchestra in Haydn's Symphony No 85. Prokofiev's Classical Symphony. Rossini's ()yerture: The Italian Girl In Algiers. Copland's Quiet City and Johann Strauss's Blue Danube.


I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019 (credit card hotline 667 7776). 7.45pm. £4.50—£l7 (£6/£3.50). Peter Donoltoe is soloist for Mendelssohn‘s Piano Concerto No 2. and conductor for the same composer‘s Hebrides ()yerture. The programme also features Tchaikovsky's Serenade For Strings.



I Strings Masterclass Guinness Room. RSAMD. I(X) Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 9.30am. Free. A masterclass directed by Leon Spierer.

I 5C0 String Quartet Stevenson lIalI. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. Ipm. £2.50 l .50). The quartet play Dvorak's String Quartet in I" (‘Amerir‘an ') and a new work by student composer Sarah Henderson. which will be rehearsed at a free workshop at l lam in the same venue.

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