Concerts are listed by date. then by city. Classical 8: Opera Listings compiled by Alan Morrison.
FRIDAY 21 Glasgow
I Academy Wind Orchestra Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 1pm. £2.50 (£1.50). David Davies conducts the student orchestra in Bernstein‘s Divertimento. Adam Gorb's Metropolis. Paul Hart‘s Cartoon and a selection from John Williams's score for the Indiana Jones movies.
I Guitar Masterclass Guinness Room. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 2pm. Free. John Feeley directs a session on the guitar.
I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Concert Hall. Broadcasting House. Queen Margaret Drive. 7.30pm. Free tickets (while available) by postal application (enclosing sae) to BBC SSO Concerts Secretary. BBC Broadcasting House. Queen Margaret Drive. Glasgow, G12 8DG. It‘s an all- American night for the BBC SSO. as conductor Alun Francis takes the orchestra through Bernstein‘s Overture: Candide. Barber‘s Cello Concerto (with Raphael Wallﬁsch) and Copland‘s Appalachian Spring.
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra City Hall. Albion Street. 7.30pm. £4.5()—£15 (£3) from 287 5511. Carlo Rizzi conducts the SCO in Beethoven‘s Overture: Leonora No 3 and Symphony No 6 ('Pastoral') and is joined by soprano Christine Brewer for Weber‘s Overture And Seena ‘Oeean Thou Mighty Monster’ from Oberon and Beethoven's Concert Aria: ‘Ah.’ Perjido '.
I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 7.30pm. £7-£ 19.50 (cones) from Usher Hall Box Ofﬁce (228 1155) or Ticket Line (220 4349). Thomas Dausgaard conducts the RSNO and RSNO Chorus in Lutoslawski‘s Chain 3. Szymanowski‘s Symphony No 3 ( 'Song Of The Night '). with its lush settings of Persian poetry. and Tchaikovsky‘s Symphony No 5. Adrian Thompson is the featured tenor.
I Opera Gala Kilmardinny House. 50 Kilmardiny Avenue. Bearsden. 943 0312. 8pm. £7 (£6). Bearsden and Milngavie Arts Guild present a night of opera classics. featuring Katie Morrell (soprano). Carol Rowlands (mezzo- soprano). Robert Crowe (tenor) and Stewart Kempster (bass). Rachael Andrist is the accompanist.
I Vocal Recital St Paul's and St George‘s Church. York Place. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). at the door. Lisa Nolan and accompanist Cathy Nardiello perform art songs. German leider and piano solos.
I Scottish Sinfonia and Edinburgh Bach Society Greyfriars Church. Greyfriars Place. 7.45pm. £8 (£6) from Queen's Hall (box ofﬁce 668 2019. credit card hotline 667 7776). Usher Hall (228 1155). King‘s Theatre (220 4349) and Assembly Rooms (220 4349). This annual joint concert. conducted by Neil Mantle. features two dramatic works — Bruckner's 7e Deunt and Rossini‘s Stabat Mater. Gillian Taylor (soprano). Fiona Milne (mezzo-soprano). Alan Oke (tenor) and Alan Watt (baritone) are the soloists.
I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra MacRobert Arts Centre. University of Stirling. 01786 461081. 8pm. £12 (£9.50/£6). Composer and journalist Neil
Mackay gives an introductory talk at 7.15pm. See Fri 21.
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' SUNDAY 23
I Junior Academy Orchestra Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Alasdair Mitchell is conductor for Berlioz's Overture: Le Carnaval Romain. Delius's Two Pieces. Arnold‘s Four Scottish Dances and Glazunov‘s Symphony No 5.
I St Mary's Cathedral Choir St Mary‘s Cathedral. Great Western Road. 7.30pm. £6 (£4) from 228 5511 and at the door. The choir. directed by Fridrik Walker. perform Requiems by Gabriel Faure’ and Herbert Howells. Stuart Muir plays organ. with soloists Christine Walker (soprano). Alistair Thom (tenor) and Scott Cooper (baritone).
I Musical Collections Main Hall. Royal Museum of Scotland. Chambers Street. 247 4219. 1pm. £3.50 (£3/£2). Today‘s mixed bill sees the Edinburgh Academy Parents‘ Choir sing excerpts from Vivaldi‘s Gloria. the Sonia Messer Dance Academy and Saltire Quartet perform Barber's Adagio For Strings and Paragon Ensemble conjure up the mountains of Scotland and Armenia with Echoing Landscapes.
I Dunedin Consort Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019 (credit card hotline 667 7776). 3pm. £7—£l2 (£3—£10.50). The newly formed chamber choir. directed by Ben Parry. concludes its inaugural concert series with Bach's St John Passion. Jamie MacDougall sings The Evangelist. Jonathan Arnold is Christus and the choir isjoined by members of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
I None Of The Above The Bongo Club. 14 New Street. 556 5204. 8pm. £5 (£3). The club that calls itself ‘a crucible for a new alchemy of musical styles‘ features a performance by the experimental Mr McFalls Chamber. There‘s also contributions from Scotia Nova. Ash-Ay Fusion. Torntny Beavitt and Elspeth Murray.
MONDAY 24 Glasgow I Chamber Music Competition Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 10am. Free. Students compete for the A. Ramsay Calder Debussy Prize.
I Belgian Brass Trio Greyfriars Church. Greyfriars Place. 7.30pm. £tbc froin Queen‘s Hall (box ofﬁce 668 2019. credit card hotline 667 7776) and at the door. A varied selection of pieces for brass and organ will be performed by the principal trumpet. horn and trombone players from the Belgian National Orchestra. The programme includes works by Scheidt. Isaac. Roussakis. Frescobaldi and Flor Peeters.
I Chamber Concert Stockbridge Parish Church. Saxe-Coburg Street. 7.45pm. £5 (£3/£ 1) at the door. The Edinburgh Competition Festival Association present a concert by Jonathan Morton (violin). Gillianne Haddow (viola). Alasdair Tait (cello) and Jeremy Young (piano).
I Robert Cohen Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019 (credit card hotline 667 7776). 7.45pm. £7—£13 (£3—£1 1.50). The New Town Concerts Society season concludes with a cello recital by Robert Cohen. accompanied by Elizabeth Burley. Sonatas by Bridge and Beethoven ﬁt on either side of Britten‘s Suite For Solo Cello No 3. which Cohen recently recorded to great acclaim.
TUESDAY 25 Glasgow
I Die Fledermaus Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 7.15pm. £3.50—£45. Last couple ofchances to see Scottish Opera‘s sparkling new production of the Johann Strauss favourite. which is turned into a riot of colour and camp comedy under the direction ofGiles Havergal of
Glasgow's Citizens' Theatre. The cast features Anne Howells. Janis Kelly. Peter Evans. Richard Coxon and Lisa Milne. Sun in English. Also on Thurs 27 Mar. I C amber Music Concert Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. Free. The RSAMD student chamber ensembles give a free performance.
I La Boheme Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 7.15pm. £3.50—£45. For the ﬁnal time this season. Scottish Opera revives Elijah 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 lan Storey's moving Rodolfo and David Barrell's lovany cynical Marcello. 1n Italian with English supertitles.
I Csardas Merchants' House. West George Street. 12.45pm. £3.50 (£3/£l ) at the door. The trio celebrate the centenary of cinema with a programme of songs. arias and instrumental pieces taken from favourite ﬁlms including West Side Story. K iss Me K are. Brief Ifneounter and Fantasia.
I Die Fledermaus Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 7.15pm. £3.50—£45. See Tue 25.
I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Concert Hall. Broadcasting House. Queen Margaret Drive. 7.30pm. Free tickets (while available) by postal application (enclosing sae) to BBC SSO Concerts Secretary. BBC Broadcasting House. Queen Margaret Drive. Glasgow. G12 8DG. The ‘British Symphony" series continues with the world premiere of David Dorward's Symphonv No 2. Also on the programme are Dvorak‘s Overture: ()thello and Hummel‘s Bassoon Concerto (with Paul Boyes).
I Edinburgh International Guitar Festival St Oswald‘s Hall. Montpelier. Bruntsﬁeld. 7.30pm. £4 (£2) from CCE. l l Buccleuch Place or at the door. Cambridge's Eastwood-Kilvington Duo play music by Granados and Albeniz. as well as The Cambridge Suite. a piece written for them by Russian gauitarist Nikita Koshkin.
I Scottish Early Music Consort Glasgow Cathedral. Castle Street. 8pm. £12.50 (£4—£1()) from 287 551 l. The life ofGlasgow‘s patron saint. St Mungo. is the inspiration for ‘St Kentigern‘s Easter Journey". in which medieval dramas are sung to recently rediscovered Scottish chants and music and the Easter story is told in plainsong. Byzantine costumes and atmospheric lighting add to the uniqueness of this performance. which takes place in the very building under which. according to legend. St Mungo lies buried. See preview.
I Ludus Baroque St John's Church. Princes Street. 8pm. £7.50 (£5) from Queen‘s Hall (box ofﬁce 668 2019. credit card hotline 667 7776). The chamber orchestra and choir — joined by soloists Wilma MacDougall (soprano). Louise lnnes (alto) and Gail Hennessy (oboe) —- present an Easter Concert. consisting of Pergolesi's Stabat Mater. and Handel's Oboe Concerto in (1' Minor and C/taIu/os Anthem No [0 ( "l'he Lord Is My Light '). I Guitar Recital St Mark‘s Unitarian Church. Castle Terrace. 8pm. £5 (£3) at the door. Luca Villani performs music by Bach. Ginastera. Granados. 1.1obet. Walton and Rodrigo. plus a tribute to the Polish composer Alexander Talisman on his centenary. Details from 667 ()773.
Thomas Dausgaard conducts the RSNO. Edinburgh: Usher Hall, Fri 21
I Edinburgh International Guitar Festival St()swalt1‘s Hall. Montpelier. Bruntsﬁeld. 7.30pm. £4 (£2) from CCE.
l l Buccleuch Place or at the door. Japanese guitarist Shuko Shibata presents a programme that includes works by Sanz de la Mala. 1.eo Bronwer and ('hat'onne by J. S. Bach.
I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Town Hall. ()1292 611222. 7.30pm.
£7 --£l5 (£3-—£14). See Thurs 27. with Brahms's Symphony No .i’ replacing the piece by Dorward.
I Baroque Chamber Concert St Cecilia‘s Hall. Cowgate. 7.45pm. £9 from Queen's Hall (box ofﬁce 668 2019. credit card hotline 667 7776). Usher Hall (228 1155). King's Theatre (220 4349) and at the door. Renowned llautist Nancy Hadden and harpsichordist Lucy Carolan perform music by J. S. Bach. including Sonatas in x1 major and 8 minor and the solo llute l’artita in ."1 minor. Part of the Georgian Concert Society season.
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019 (credit cartl hotline 667 7776). 7.45pm. £4.5()-£17(£6/£3.5()). Raymond 1.eppard conducts a concert celebrating Mozart’s period ofcreativity in Vienna. with ()i'erture: 'l'he Impresario. Piano Concerto No 25 (with Pascal Roge) and Symphony No 39.
I Edinburgh International Guitar Festival St ()swald's Hall. Montpelier. Bruntsﬁeld. 7.30pm. £4 (£2) from CCE.
1 l Buccleuch Place or at the door. internationally renowned virtuoso Carlos Bonell plays works by Albeniz. Taverner. Purcell. Weiss's Suite in xi major anti J. S. Bach's Lute Suite in If mirror.
I Ludus Baroque St Mary's Cathedral. 300 Great Western Road. 8.30pm. £7.51) (£5) from 287 5511. See Fri 28.
I St Giles' At Six St Giles” Cathedral. High Street. 6pm. Free. Counter-tenor Eric 1bler. accompanied at the piano by Wolfgang Ganz. sings arias by Handel. Mozart and Gluck.
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019 (credit card hotline 667 7776). 7.45pm. £4.5()—£l7 (Hi/£3.50). Pascal Roge keeps up his collaboration with the SC() this fortnight (see Sat 29). playing Mozart's Piano Concerto No 9 ( ‘.leune Homme '). The rest of the programme consists of Schumann's ()i'erture. .St‘lterro And l-‘ina/e and Mendelssohn's ()i'erture: Son .‘illt/ Stranger and Not'ture And Scherzo: :1 Midsummer Night is Dream.