MUSIC classical & opera
CLASSICAL: FRI 7 continued
I Organ Recital McEwan Hall. Bristo Square. 650 2423. 1. 10pm. Free. Michael Bonaventure plays music by Leguay. Nelson. Langlais. Cresswell and his own Animus V].
I Rigoletto Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street, 529 6000. 7.15pm. £9—£45.50 (concs). In this excellent Scottish Opera production. director Kenny Ireland and designer Richard Aylwin perfectly capture the dark and cruel heart of Verdi’s masterpiece about the curse that befalls a court jester when a womanising Duke falls for his daughter. Macedonian baritone Boris Trajanov conveys the title character‘s mix of spite and fatherly love. Claire Rutter is charming as Gilda and tenor Paul Charles Clarke excels as the seductive but callous Duke. In Italian with English supertitles.
I John Suchet on Beethoven Assembly Rooms. George Street. 220 4348. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). See Glasgow.
I Edinburgh University Singers Greyfriars Kirk. offCandIemaker Row. 7.30pm. £6 (£4) from the Secretary at Greyfriars Kirk and at the door. The student singers are joined by organist Margaret Phillips for Guilain‘s Suite Du Deuxieme Ton. Hakim's Le Tombeau D'Olivier Messiaen and Duruflé’s Requiem.
SATURDAY 8 Glasgow I Children's Classic Concerts Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. Noon. £7 (£3.50) from 287 5511. It‘s time for the 'Russian Revolution‘. with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra under the baton of Christopher Bell for favourites by Stravinsky (Firebird). Tchaikovsky (Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake). Rachmaninov. Shostakovich and Rimsky-Korsakov. Polina Chersonskaya is piano soloist. but teenage keyboard
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I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £8—£21 from 287 5511. Walter Weller conducts Smetana‘s Ma Vlast: ‘Sarka ’and ‘Vltava '. Glazunov's Violin Concerto (with Austria‘s Karin Adam) and Beethoven’s Symphony No 5.
I Norma Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 7.15pm. £9-£45.50 (concs). American soprano Frances Ginsberg takes over the title role in this Scottish Opera production. having recently played Bellini's heroine in Belgium. The story tells of a Druid high priestess whose love affair with a Roman soldier complicates her plans to lead the Gauls’ rebellion against their occupiers. Ian Judge directs this hit from the 1992—93 season. and Julian Smith is the conductor. In Italian with English supertitles.
I Edinburgh Royal Choral Union Assembly Hall. The Mound. 7.30pm. £5—£10(£2.50—£7) from Assembly Rooms (220 4349). Queen‘s Hall (668 2019; credit card hotline 667 7776) and at the door. To begin its 140th season. ERC U presents a programme to commemorate the centenary of Brahms‘s death and the bicentenary of Schubert’s birth. Cantorum Amici and various guest soloists also take to the stage for Brahms‘s Four Songs for women's voices and Alto Rhapsody. and Schubert‘s Mass in Eﬂat.
I Edinburgh Light Orchestra Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019 (credit card hotline 667 7776). 7.30pm. £4-£7.50. The ELO return to the concert arena after a three~year absence for an evening of light orchestral evergreens. including hits from Me And My Girl. The Phantom Of The Opera. Guys And Dolls and South Paciﬁc. Also featured is the music of 80- year-old composer Robert Famon.
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SUNDAY 9 Edinburgh I Remembrance Day Concert St Mary’s Cathedral. Palmerston Place. 225 6293. 3.30pm. Free. Remembrance Sunday is commemorated with a devotional performance of Fauré's
I Organ Recital St Peter’s Church. Lutton Place. 4.30pm. Free. with retiring collection for Waverley Care Trust. Michael Bonaventure continues his regular series of recitals on the newly refurbished or an at St Peter‘s.
I Organ Rec al St Giles' Cathedral. High Street. 225 9442. 6pm. Free. with retiring collection. David Thomas plays music by Bach. Scheidt. Karg-Elert. Bossi. Howells and Langlais.
I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 7.30pm. £7-£l9.50 (£5—£17.50). See Sat 8.
I Helensburgh Composers' Concert West Kirk. Colquhoun Street. 7.30pm. £5 (£3) at the door. Some of the town’s most renowned musical talents are brought together for a concert that includes the premieres of Callum Kenmuir‘s Five Dylan Thomas Poems and Piano Sonata. Alan Craig’s Conquerors and David Finlay’s clarinet piece Mr Pye. Ronnie Walker. David Bruce and Euan Lawson are the other locals featured.
I Piano Recital Hutcheson‘s Hall. 2 John Street. 1.15pm. £2 on the door. Fifteen-year-old Russian pianist Anna Vinnitskaya. who studies at the Rostov Rachmaninov Conservatory. plays Tchaikovsky. Rachmaninov. Prokoﬁev and others.
I First Pages Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £6.50—£18 from 287 551 l. Twenty three women make up Gen Verde. who blend various musical and theatrical styles in a musical set against the background of war-torn italy.
I Piano Recital Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 650 2423. 1.10pm. Free. Audrey lnnes plays Schubert‘s Sonata in Bﬂat.
I West Side Story Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 7.30pm. £4—£9.75 (£3—£8.25). The music of Leonard Bernstein and lyrics of Stephen Sondheim combine to create one of the greatest musicals of the century. Shakespeare‘s Romeo Am/ Julie! is transplanted to New York in the 50s as gangs get ready to rumble to defend their racially defined stomping grounds. David Habbin and Katie Knight-Adams star as the young lovers. Alan Johnson directs and everyone sings along with ‘America‘. ‘Tonight‘ and ‘Maria‘.
I Singing Masterclass Guinness Room. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 2pm. Free. Benjamin l.uxon directs a masterclass for singers.
I West Side Story Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 7.30pm. £11—£23.50(£9—£20.50). See Tue 1 I.
THURSDAY 13 Glasgow
I Piano Duo Concert Hall. University ofGlasgow. 330 4092. 1.15pm. Free. Peter Hill and Benjamin Ftith play Debussy's Epigrap/tes Antiques and Stravinsky's The Rite 0/‘Spring.
I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £8—£21 from 287 5511. Neeme Jarvi conducts the Orchestra. Chorus. Junior Chorus and guest soloists
in Orff’s ever-popular Carmina Burana. The music of Weber and Hindemith also features.
I Academy Orchestra Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Tadaaki Otaka, Conductor Laureate of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. conducts the RSAMD’s symphony orchestra in Takemitsu's A Flock Descends Into The Pentagonal Garden. Mozart's Flute Concerto in G (with Emilia Zakrzewska) and Dvorak’s Svm hony No 8.
I BBC Scottish ymphony 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. In ‘Stars. Stripes & Symphonies ll‘. Martyn Brabbins conducts Roy Harris's Symphony No 3 and Tchaikovsky’s Svmpltmty No 4.
I Afghan Mtisic Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 650 2423. 1.10pm. Free. John Baily and Yusaf Mahmood play. respectively. the Afghan rubab and the Indian tabla. a combination of instruments typical ofAfghan cities before the current ban on music was imposed.
I West Side Story Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 2pm. £7.50—£l7.50 (£5-£8.75). See Tue 11.
I West Side Story Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 7.30pm.
£1 l—£23.50 (£9—£20.50). See Tue 11.
I Four Seasons By Candlelight Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. £1 l—£l9.50. Vivaldi's popular masterpiece forms the finale to a programme of Baroque music performed in 18th century costume. Other highlights include Handel's Water Music. Albinoni's Adagio. Bach's Air On The G String. Pachelbei's Canon and Purcell's Trumpet Concerto in 1). Anthony Marwood is the violin soloist.
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019 (credit card hotline 667 7776). 7.45pm. £5—£17.50 (£6.50/£3.50). It's an all-Sibelius programme tonight for the SCO. featuring rarely heard works rather than the famous symphonies — Suite: King Christian II. Sir Hummer/ties. Tim Serenades and Suite: Pelle’rts Ant/ Melisa/tile.
I King's Consort Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 1pm. £2.50 (£1.50). The early music specialists play pieces by Purcell. Handel and Corelli. and direct a free masterclass at 2.30pm in the same venue.
I Opera Masterclass Guinness Room. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 2pm. Free. Benjamin Luxon directs a masterclass for opera singers.
I Four Seasons By Candlelight Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £1 l.50—£l9.5() from 287 5511. See Thu 13.
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra City Hall. Candlcriggs. 7.30pm. £4.50—£15.50 (concs) from 287 5511. See Thu 13.
I Commonwealth Chamber Ensemble National Gallery of Scotland. The Mound. 12.45pm. Free. Scottish- based musicians hailing from around the world play music highlighting oboe. ﬂute and harp.
I Organ Recital Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 650 2423. 1.10pm. Free. Michael Harris plays music by Purcell. Scheidt. Krebs. C.P.E. Bach and Bruhns. I West Side Story Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 7.30pm. £14.5()—£26.5() (no cones). See Tue 11. I The Voice House Assembly Rooms. George Street. 220 4349. 8pm. £5 (£3). The Edinburgh-based 8()-strong a t'appella group set out on a musical journey through Eastern Europe and Georgia. to haunting Celtic melodies and pulsating African rhythms.