I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra City Hall. Candleriggs. 7.30pm. £6—£15 (£4.50) from 287 5511. The BBC 580 and conductor Osmo Vanska begin the ‘Beethoven The Revolutionary' series with the composer's Symphonies l, 2 and 3 (‘Eroir‘a’). revealing how his style developed over a mere four years. See preview.
I Kirov Orchestra Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £14.50—£35 from 287 5511. One of the highlights of the Concert Hall‘s uniformly excellent International Series. the Russian experts follow up their visit to last year‘s Edinburgh Festival with Tchaikovsky's Franr‘exm [)a Rinlini. Stravinsky’s Concerto For Piano .‘lnr/ Wian Instruments. Rimsky-Korsakov's Prelude: Invisible C'in Of'Kitezh and Borodin's Symphony No 2. The inimitable Valery Gergiev conducts.
I Organ Recital Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 650 2423. 1.10pm. Free. Stephen Doughty plays organ music by Bruhns. Bach. Russell and Ebert.
I Pirates Of Penzance Church Hill Theatre. 33a Morningside Road. 7.30pm. £7.50 (£5) from 662 9202 and 313 3074. See Mon 26.
SATURDAY 31 Glasgow
I Paragon Ensemble Old Fruitmarket. Albion Street. 9pm. £8 (£4) from 287 5511. One of the key events in Celtic Connections is the premiere of the specially commissioned Gaelic language opera An Torus ( The Journey). which uses nine voices and thirteen instrumentalists. With music by William Sweeney and libretto by the poet Aonghas MacNeacail. it tells the story of an elopement set in a framework of spiritual. allegorical. mythical and political dimensions. In Gaelic with English subtitles. The writers arid participants give a free talk on the work at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall at 6pm on Fri 30.
I Pirates Of Penzance Church Hill Theatre. 33a Morningside Road. 2.30pm and 7.30pm. £7.50 (£5) from 662 9202 and 313 3074. See Mon 26.
I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 7.30pm. £7—£I9.50 (£5—£17.50). See Thu 29.
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Queen’s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019 (credit card hotline 667 7776). 7.45pm. £5—£I7.50 (£6.50/£3.50). Thomas Dausgaard conducts Wagner‘s Siegfried ltlyll. Mendelssohn’s Violin C(Hlt't’l‘ﬂ) (with Pekka Kuusisto) and Schumann‘s
Symphony No 2. ,, Edinburgh
I Organ Recital St Giles‘ Cathedral. High Street. 6pm. Free. with retiring collection. Jeremy Cull plays Tournemire. Demesseux. Dupre and Hakim.
I Evening Concert St Mark‘s Unitarian Church. Castle Terrace. 6pm. £5 (£3) at the door. Pianist Peter Evans assembles six of his companions for a concert including music by Mozart. Beethoven. Brahms. Shostakovich and Gershwin.
I Scottish Sinfonia Greyfriar‘s Kirk. Candlemaker Row. 7.45pm. £6.50 (£6/£4) from Queen's Hall (668 2019). Usher Hall (228 1155). King's Theatre and Assembly Rooms (220 4349). Neil Mantle conducts Vaughan Williams‘s evocative London Symphony and Elgar‘s Symphony No I.
MONDAY 2 Glasgow I Vocal Competition Guinness Room. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057.
10am. Free. Students compete for the John D. Miles Lieder Prize.
TUESDAY 3 Glasgow
I Musica Electronica Concert Hall. University ofGlasgow. 3304092.
1. 15pm. Free. A concert featuring electroacoustic 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.
I Celtic Music Concert Hutcheson‘s Hall. 2 John Street. 1.15pm. £2 on the door. Students of Strathclyde University‘s BA Applied Music degree present a programme of Celtic music.
I Jean-Yves Thibaudet Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £7.50—£15 from 287 5511. The French virtuoso now brings breadth and power to the complete solo works for piano by the satne composer. including the beautiful Pai'ane Pour Une lnfante Dejunte. Part of the International Series.
I Lunchtime Concert Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 650 2423. 1.10pm. Free. Fiona McNaught (violin) and Vanessa McNaught (viola) play Bach’s Sonata in A minor. Maconchy's Five Pieces For Solo Viola and Mozart's Duo in G.
WEDNESDAY 4 Glasgow
I Singing Masterclass Guinness Room. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 2pm. Free. Benjamin Luxon directs a masterclass for singers.
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra City Hall. Candleriggs. 7.30pm. £4.50—£15.50 (£3.50) from 287 5511. A programme of music by Richard Strauss contrasts some of his mellow later work ~— Sonatina No I For Wind and Duet Coneertino For
C larinet, Bassoon Anz/ Strings — with the more sprightly neo-classical dances from Le Bourgeois Genti/honune. written 30 years earlier.
- THURSDAY 5"
I Piano Competition Guinness Room. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 10am. Free. Piano duos compete for the Peter Lindsay Miller Prize.
I Vocal Recital Concert Hall. University of Glasgow, 330 4092. 1.15pm. Free. Ivan Ludlow (baritone) and Hazel Ratnsay (piano) perform a lunchtime concert featuring Faure's [a Bonne C hanson.
I Celtic Music Concert Recital Studio. Jordanhill Campus. University of Strathclyde. 1.15pm. Free. See Tue 3.
I Cosl Fan Tutte Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 7.15pm. £3.50—£45.50. Conductor and early music specialist Nicholas McGegan brings his expertise to Scottish Opera‘s new production of Mozart‘s dark-ed ed comedy. .
I Academy Orc estra Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Russian conductor Alexander Polistchuk conducts the RSAMD student musicians in Gershwin's Strike Up The Band. Debussy‘s Images and Stravinsky‘s Petruxhka.
I John Currie Singers and Orchestra Adelaide‘s. 209 Bath Street. 248 4970. 8pm. £8 (£6/£4.50). Informal programme of favourites. which includes sotne tine Scottish settings.
I One Voice Tramway. 25 Albert Drive. 8pm. £6 (£3) from 287 5511. ‘Shaking. Strings And Trains' showcases the work of four leading contemporary composers. performed alongside specially created video footage: Steve Reich‘s Different Trains. John Adams‘s Shaker Loops. Geraint Wiggins‘s Four Quartets and Phillip Cashian‘s In The Still Hours.
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019 (credit card hotline 667 7776). 7.45pm. £5-£17.50 (£3.50). See Wed 4.
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