Concerts are listed by date, then by city. Classical 8r Opera Listings compiled by Alan Morrison.
Glasgow I Carmen New Athenaeum Theatre. RSAMD. I00 Renfrew Street. 332 5057.
7.15pm. £l()/£S (£5/£4). Bizet's ever- popular opera about the gypsy girl arid the army officer. contains some passionate arias arid fiery Spanish-tinted orchestral passages. For this production by Glasgow Grand Opera. Kate McColl is director and Bruce Davis the musical director.
I BT Scottish Ensemble Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. I00 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £9 (£5 ). Composer Craig .-\rntstrong ltas contributed to the soundtracks of li‘tnmrm I’m/ever and Mission: Int/mvxili/e. and tonight tlte BT Scottish Ensemble play his Slou- .l/Ul't'lllt‘lll .VU / /"HI‘ Sir/Ire ()I'(‘/I(’.\'Il'rl. which was chosen as the main theme for Bar. l.uhrmann‘s Romeo And .ltt/iel. Also on the programme are Stravinsky's April/rm .llnsrteete and Dvorak‘s Nocturne and Serenrir/e For Slit/rev.
I Strathclyde University Concert Band and Chorus Barony Hall. l'niversity of Strathclyde. 8pm. £5 (£3.50/£2.50) from Director of Music. University of Strathclyde. .lohn Anderson Catnpus. Livingstone Tower. Richmond Street. (ilasgow (il lllX (552 4400 ext 3444 ). A bright and buoyant Spring Concert. in wltich conductors Colin Suckling and Alan 'l‘avener take the instrumentalists and singers through the classical and modern repertoire. with excerpts from musicals and West End shows.
I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 7.30pm. £7—t2l‘l50 (C(itlc‘s‘) lTUIIl l'sllet‘ littll Hox ()ffice (228 l I55) or Ticket Line (220 4349). Kees Bakels conducts the RS.\'() tlt Haydth .S'vIn/i/Irntt- A}; 6!) I 'I/ [NAT/711100. Nielsen’s Hit/e Comer/ii (with the orchestra’s principal litlllliSl .lohn Grant) and Saint-Sae'us's .S'vnip/ninv .\'u 3 (with organist (ieorge McPhee).
I Carmen New Athenaeum Theatre. RSAMD. I00 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 2.l5pm and 7.15pm. .£l()/£h' (£5/£4). See Fri IS.
I Song Circle Burrell Collection. Pollokshaws Road. 2.30pm. £4 (£2) from 440 0484 or at the door. The Glaswegian (I (‘rippe/ltt octet present a light-hearted programme of music to put a smile on your lace.
I Schools Concert L's-her Hall. Lothian Road. 7.30pm. Tickets (Price tbc) from L'sher Hall Box ()ffice (228 1 I55) or Ticket Line (220 4349). Pupils at Mary Erskine School and Stewart‘s College combine in the form of the Senior Choirs. First ()rchestra. Community Choir and Orchestra. and .lunior School Choir for a varied programme.
I Guitar Recital St Mark‘s L'nitarian Church. Castle Terrace. 8pm. £5 (£3) at the door. Information from 667 0773. l.uca Villani and David Pavlovits perform music by Bach. Walton. Purcell. Llobet. Rodrigo. Ginastera. \'illani and Granados.
I Glasgow Philharmonic Choir St Giles‘ Cathedral. High Street. 6pm. Free. The choir perform pieces by Gilbert and Sullivan. Holst. Elgar and Cole Porter.
Eyeful in Gaza: Mark l.undberg and Carolyn Sebron play the title roles in
Scottish Opera's new production of Samson And Delilah
I None Of The Above Bongo Club, 14 New Street. 556 5204. 8pm. £5 (£3) at the door. Another evening of the unexpected. featuring an alchemy of musical styles. Tonight features experimental ensemble Mr McFall's Chamber (with dattce from Jonathan Burnett) and classical guitar from Galo. as well as a set from Dominic Waxing Lyrical. and Russian gypsy guitar arid balalaika blues from Misha Feigin. Finishes at lam.
I Showboat King‘s 'l‘lteatre. 2 Leven Street. 220 4349. 7.30pm. £3~£b’.50. The Bohemians Lyric ()pera Company present Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein ll's musical trip down the Mississippi. directed by Norma Kinnear and choreographed by Thor'ey Mountain. ‘()l' Man Rivet' is still a stand-out number.
I RSAMD Junior Academy llutcheson‘s Hall. 2 John Street. l.l5pm. £2 on the door. The students of the Junior Acadetny present a varied programme of solo and chamber music.
I Musica Electronica Concert Hall. University of Glasgow. 330 4092. l.l5pm. Free. A concert featuring electro-acoustic music selected frorn 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 Concerto Examinations Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. l00 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 2pm. Free. Students of the M.Mus (Perforrtmnce) course showcase their talents.
I Glasgow Phoenix Choir Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £6—£l() from 2S7 55 l l. The choir invites the audience to ‘Swing lnto ()pera' with popular choruses from such masterpieces as .Vrt/ntem and Carri/lent: RIM/lttllltl. Soloists from Opera ()n .A Shoestring perform \ ariotts love dtrets and arias. including the by now obligatory ‘Nes‘suu Dorma'.
Edinburgh I Edinburgh Quartet Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 650 2423. 1.10pm.
Free. The foursome play Schubert's String Quartet in (i.
I Showboat King's Theatre. 2 Leven Street. 220 4349. 7.30pm. £3 «£8.50. See Mon 21.
I Samson And Delilah Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 7. l5pm. £3.50~£45. For the first time. Scottish ()pera present Saint-Sacris’s versiort of the ()ld Testament story about slavery. rebellion. passion and bad hair days. Arttony McDonald doubles as both director and designer. and the production is conducted by Frederic Chaslin. The leads are sung by acclaimed American singers Mark l.undberg and Carolyn Sebron. Sung in French with English supertitles. See preview.
I Glasgow Phoenix Choir Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £6- £l0. See Tue 22.
I Edinburgh Quartet Swarm Building. King's Buildings. West Mains Road. l.l()pm. Free. See Tue 22.
I Showboat King's Theatre. 2 Leven Street. 220 4349. 7.30pm. £3—£9.5(). See Mon 2 l.
I Guitar Recital Rosslyn Chapel. Roslin. 7.30pm. £5 (£3.50) at the door. Gary MacLeod performs the works of the great Spanish and Latin American composers of the 19th and 20th century.
I Harlequin Ensemble Merchants' House. West George Street. 12.45pm. £3.50 (£3) at the door. As well as some more familiar pieces — Mozart's [Merl/inertia. Sullivan's ()l't‘l'flll'(’.' [alanine and Mancini's The Pink Punt/rei- — this relatively new group play works by Dan/i (a contemporary of Beethoven) and l9th century composer Lefebvre.
I Piano Recital Recital Studio. Jordanhill Campus. 1.15pm. Free. Murray McLachlan plays Brahms's [fig/n l’irtnn Pieces and 'lim R/tttp.\'(n/i(’.\'.
I Bailie Trio Concert Hall. University of Glasgow. 330 4092. 1.15pm. Free. A lunchtime concert featuring Edward McGuu'e's li/eev I’m Piano Trio and Shostakovich's Piano Trio .\'o 2.
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I Piano Masterclass Guinness Room. RSAMD. l00 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 2pm. Free. A masterclass on piano accompaniment directed by John Streets. I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £8—£2l from 287 55 l l. The RSNO‘s winter season draws to a close as Alexander Lazarev conducts two major Russian works — Prokofiev‘s Sin/8min Concentrate (with solo cello Raphael Walllisch) and Shostakovich’s Symphony No I0.
I Organ Recital St Gites‘ Cathedral. High Street. 1.10pm. Free. John Kitchen plays music by Gibbons. Russell. Jackson. Walton. Franck and Lemmens. I Showboat King's Theatre. 2 Leven Street. 220 4349. 7.30pm. £3—£9.50. See Mon 2 l.
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Queen’s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019 (credit card hotline 667 7776). 7.45pm. £4.50—£l7 (£6/£3.5()). Matthias Bamert conducts the SC() in Mozart's ('ussutirm. Goldschmidt‘s Violin Concerto and Rant/earl (with the Composer‘s favourite violinist Chantal Jttillet) and Schubert‘s .S'v/np/mny No .S' ( ‘Un/inis/rerl ').
I Academy Chamber Choir Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. lptn. £2.50 (£l.5()). With Richard Jeffcoat as conductor and Graham Scott on the organ. the RSAMD choir performs music by Schubert. Mendelssohn. Brahms and Bach.
I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Tramway. Albert Drive. 7.30pm. £8 (£4/£2) frotn 287 5511. Tonight sees the Scottish premiere of Messiaen‘s Dex Crtnvrms Ant [ﬁrm/es. a ‘kaleidoscopic vision of praise and contemplation' written in the early 70s. This large-scale work resonates with sounds from desert and deep space. using unusual percussion instruments including a wind machine and a sand machine. Martyn Brabbins cortducts. with notable solo contributions from Rolf Hind (piano). David Flack (horn) and Heather Corbett and David Lyons (percussion). See preview.
I Essential Scottish Opera Adelaide‘s. 209 Bath Street. 248 4970. 7.30pm. £7 (£5). Scottish ()pera continues to refresh the parts of Scotland that others don't reach. and tonight stops off on home ground it) Glasgow. Seasoned opera- goers and first-timers can enjoy ltighlights from eternal favourites by Puccini. Verdi. Mozart and others as Mary Callan Clarke (soprano). Louise Armit (mezzo soprano). David Newman (tenor) and Martin Higgins (baritone) strut their stttff to piano accompaniment.
I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 7.30pm. £7—£l9.50 (cones) frorn Usher Hall Box Office (228 l155) or Ticket Line (220 4349). See Thurs 24.
I Organ Recital Christ Church. Morningside. 7.30pm. £4 (£2) at the door. James Douglas plays music by Bach. Pachelbel. Walton. Copland. Mussorgsky and his own compositions. I Showboat King's Theatre. 2 Leven Street. 220 4349. 7.30pm. £3—£9.50. See Mon 21.
I Samson And Delilah Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 2.15pm. £3.50-£45. See Wed 23.
I Song Circle Burrell Collection. Pollokshaws Road. 2.30pm. £4 (£2) from 440 0484 or at the door. The Glaswegian (I euppella octet take on a wide range of sacred music. including anonymous 14th century pieces. Renaissance works by Taverner and Morales. and ruore recent works by Gieg. litabms an.l Rutter.
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