MUSIC classical & opera




I 81' Voices For Hospices Glasgow Cathedral. Castle Street. 7.30pm. £6 (£4) from 429 5599. City of Glasgow Symphony Orchestra. Glasgow Philharmonic Male Voice Choir. Bearsden Choir. Strathaven Choral Society and members of the public join forces for Handel‘s Messiah. as part of a UK-wide simultaneous performance raising funds and awareness for the hospice movement. Guest soloists include Felicity Hammond. Peter Alexander Wilson. Linda ()rmiston and James Cleverton. with David Hamilton as conductor.


I Rigoletto Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 7.15pm. £9--£«15.50 (£7-£42.50). See Thu 16.

I Piano Recital Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019 (credit card hotline 667 7776). 7.45pm. £7—£l2 (£5/£7). British virtuoso pianist (and renowned painter) John Hoyland plays works by Schumann. Brahms. Prokofiev. Liszt attd Chopin.


I Hebrides Ensemble Stetenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 3pm. £8 (£3.50/£2). To celebrate the bicentenary of the birtlt of Schubert. the ensemble play two of his less frequently performed works String Trio /n One Movement and Roni/o in B Minor as well as the Piano 'l'rio in 8 Flat Major. There's also the world premiere of Edward Harper's Schubert-influenced Trio for clarinet. cello and piano.

I West End Gala Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £l2—£l9.50 from 287 5511. Kim Criswell. James Graeme. Graham

Sean Hu

in “Alibis for Life”


Tue 28 Oct - Sac t Nov 8pm £1 ((4) comedy of manners

Assembly Direct presents

Cliiil” 8”

Barbra & Shirley "

Wildcat present "The Gun" . Tom Robinson

Boris Trajanov plays the title role in Scottish Opera's production of Verdi's Rigoletto. Festival Theatre, Edinburgh,

Thur 16 & Sat 18. Theatre Royal , Glasgow. Tue 21 & Thu 23

Bickley and Katrina M urphy sing hits front Les" Miserables. Phantom ()fT/u‘ ()pel'a. Miss Saigon. Ift'ita. (Hire/1'. Cats and many others. accompanied by the Orchestra of Scottish ()pera under the baton of Martin Yates.


I Ludus Baroque Queen's H.111. Clerk Street. 668 2019 (credit card hotline 667 7776). 2.30pm. £7.50 (£5). The chamber orchestra plays Bach's Branden/tare Concerto No l. Handel's Arrival ()1 The Queen Of She/ta and Concerto Grotto 0/) 3 No 4. Vivaltlis “(USU/1 (‘oltt‘el'lo



A musical

The Gigli Concert" June Tabor

Cottier Theatre


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and J ohnsen‘s Concerto For THY) Bus'soons.

I Cupar Choral Society St Gites‘ Cathedral. High Street. 225 9442. 6pm. Free. with retiring collection. The singers pop down from Fife for works by Britten. Parry. Durufle and Bach.



I Silver Duo Hutcheson’s Hall. 2 John Street. 1.15pm. £2 on the door. Noreen Silver (cello) and Phillip Silver (piano) play pieces by Suk. Fanny Mendelssohn. Sibelius and Martinu.

I Rigoletto Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 7.15pm. £3.50—£45.50. See Thu 16.


I Mike Bennett Brass Quintet Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 650 2423. 1.10pm. Free. The ensemble plays Davismoon‘s Thaw and a self-arranged Byvnl Suite. among others.

I Hebrides Ensemble Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019 (credit card hotline 667 7776). 7.45pm. £8 (£3.50/£2). See Sun 19.


I Harp Masterclass Guinness Room. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 2pm. Free. Skaila Kanga directs a masterclass on the complex string instrument.

I Peter Grimes Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 7.15pm. £3.50—£~15.5(). See Wed 15.



I Rigoletto Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 7.15pm. £3.50—£45.50. See Thu 16.

I Royal Scottish National Orchestra

by William Wycherley Directed by i Laurence Boswell

Designed by Jeremy Herbert

Lighting by Jon Lihstrum




Patrick Robinson, Sara Crowe 8. Jaye Griffiths

The Country

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £8-£21 from 287 5511. The focus falls on Mozart and Richard Strauss tonight. with Michael Chn'stie conducting the RSNO in the former‘s Symphony No 40 and the latter’s Le Br)t(fit,’¢’t)i.\‘ Gentilhomme. American lyric soprano Christine Brewer takes to the stage for operatic arias written by each composer for countess characters in. respectively. The Marriage OfFigaro and Capriecio.

I Piano Recital Concert Hall. University of Glasgow. off University Avenue. 330 4092. 1.15pm. Free. Glasgow University's concert series begins with a piano recital to mark the 70th birthday of Thomas Wilson. one of Scotland‘s leading composers. Richard Deering plays Wilson‘s Sonatina. Three Pieces. Sonata attd Ineunahala.


I Organ Recital St Giles‘ Cathedral. High Street. 225 9442. 1.10pm. Free. with retiring collection. John McGreal is today's guest performer.

St Andrews

I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Younger Hall. 01334 474610. 7.45pm. £8/£ 10 (£5-£7). Jerzy Maksymiuk cottducts Thomas Wilson's lntroit: Towards The Light. Haydn’s Violin Concerto No I (with Elisabeth Batiashvili) and Vaughan Williams‘s Svmp/tonv No 5 .


I Cappella Nova Chapel Royal. Stirling Castle. 7.30pm. £6—£8 (£4—£5.50) from 01786 450000. The polyphonic music of the Scottish Renaissance is featured in a concert in one of the country's most atmospheric and appropriate settings.

C arver‘s Mass For Three Voices. anonymous motets and a selection of plainsong showcase the elegant cotnpositions of pre-Reformation Scodand.

14 - 18 Oct


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