classical & opera
Concerts are listed by date, then by city. Classical 8: Opera listings compiled by Alan Morrison.
' FRIDAY 6
I The King's Consort Stevenson Hall. RSAMI). 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. lpm. £2.50 (LL50). (‘ountertenor James Bowman returns to the RSANH) after his sell-out recital iii l‘)‘)7. performing again willi the King's ('onsorl. The programme includes pieces by 'I‘eleniaiin and Bach. including the (Hive I 'on. (II/l in i iii/no." twill) soloist Kathaima Spit-ckelsen). A free iiiasteiclass on early music follow-s at 2.30pm in the same yenue.
I Violin Recital Kilmardinny Ilouse. Bearsden. 7.30pm. £5.50 (£2.75) from 33‘) I707 and (HI 5033. Hector Scott
(y ioliii) aiid Neil Mcl-‘arlane (piano) play Dvorak's Sonatina in (i. Hamish .\Iac(‘tinii‘s Romance in (i. William (irant Still's Suite arid soiiatas by l)ebussy and Prokofiev.
I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra ("ity Hall. Albion Street. 7.30pm. £()»£l5 (Li-£7.50) from 287 551 l. The BBC SS()'s ‘Beethoy en The Revolutionary" series continues will) what is perhaps his best known work Swap/tony" .\’o 5 - which the orchestra performed to great acclaim at The Proms in London in NW». The concert begins with Beethoven's .S'i'nlp/loni' .\'u 4 and continues with Stray'insk}'\ ('ont'eilo I'or /)f(l/l(’ .'III(/ Iii/til II].\II’lIII.’('/Il.\' alid \\'eberii's iiiiiiiature Si'ni/i/ioni'.
I Organ Recital Mel-1w an Hall. Brisio Square. 050 2423. l. 10pm. l‘ree. Robin Jackson and Maureen .‘ychllister play pieces by l.ecosaldi. .‘ylo/art. l auky‘ik. Ilaselbock. Bedal‘d and Major.
I One Voice (irey friars Kirk. (‘andlemaker Row: 7.30pm. to l£3/schoolcliildren free) from Queens Hall (063 20“); credit card liolllne 007 777(i). 'Sliakiiig. Strings And Trains' showcases the work of four leading contemporary composers. performed alongside specially created yideo footage: Sley e Reich's lhl/erent l'rainy‘. John .-\daliiss Slit/Aer Loo/u. (ieraint Wiggins‘s /-‘oiir Qiatrlety and Phillip ('ashian‘s In The Still Hoary.
I Paragon Ensemble St Brides (‘enii-e. ()rw'ell 'l‘eriace. Spin. £8 (£4) from Queens Hall (668 20H): credit card holliiie (its? 77%) Recently premiered at ('eltic ('oiiiiections‘. the specially commissioned (iaelic language opera .IIn 'Iilray (’l‘lit' .litlll'llt‘Vl uses nine y'oices and thirteen iiisti‘tmientalists. Willi music by William Sweeney and libretto by the poet .-\onghas MacNeacail. it tells the story of ati elopement set in a framework of spiritual. allegorical. mythical alid political dimensions In (iaelic with linglisli subtitles.
I Children's Classic Concerts (illtsgtiw Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 2pm. £7 (£3.50/L’5) from 287 55l 1. Bill .\lc(‘ue presents a 'Best of Biitisli~ programme aimed at youngel listeners. The RSNU play music by Britten. Holst. Arnold. l)elitis. lilgar and Sally Beamish's new commission 'I/it I’li’g/it ()t The line/e. Bring a kitchen implement and join iii with the percussion on Vaughan Williams's March ()j The Kitchen L'Ienii/i. l‘ree pre-concerl entertainment front the RSAMI) Junior Chamber Orchestra from lpm in the foyer.
I Cosi Fan Tutte Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 7.l5pni. £3.50—L‘4550. Stewart Laing makes his first foray into opera direction. transforming Mozart's daik-edged comedy ltllo soltielliilig close
Get your fan tutte cosi at Glasgow's Theatre Royal, Sat 7,
to Abigail's" I’artv. Scottish ()pera's strong cast features Peter Mattei and Claire Rutter (botli magnificent as leads in recent productions of Hon (ii'oi'anni' and la 'l‘rai'iata). alid marks a return to home ground for young soprano I.isa Millie. Early music esperl Nicholas McGegan conducts.
I Piano Recital Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. I00 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. L7 (L2). After many years Iiy'ing and performing abroad. Alasdair Cameron presents his lirst major recital since returning to Scotland. The programme consists of music by Schubert. Debussy and I.is/l.
I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street 7.30pm. LS £2| from 2S7 55H The spotlight falls on 'l‘chaikoy'sk‘y as Vassily Sinaisk'y conducts the RSNt) iii Marc/re Slai'e. \io/I'n ('ont'erto thIIl young ('anadian soloist Kai (ileiisteeli) and Si'inp/ioni' .Vo (i (‘I’at/ietn/ia' ' t.
I Charity Concert (ileyfiiars Kirk. (‘andlemaker Row. 7.30pm. £5 from Sheena McNeil Mtisic (228 3000). Tonight sees the pl'clllit‘t'c of Peter I). Robinson's new work (i/ori'a. a setting of the words of the (floral for choir and soloists. as well as l)erfoi iiiances of other instrumental and \ocal works by the composer All proceeds to Children's Hospice .-\ssociation Scotlalid
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I Children's Classic Concert l-‘esiival Theatre. Nicolsoii Street. 52‘) ()(IIJII. 3pm. £7.50 (£3.5(I/LS). See 8:117.
I The Seventeen St Giles (‘ailietliat High Street. 6pm. l‘ree. with retiring collection. The ensemble pei form choral music by Palestrina. Howells. Rutter. lillis. Weller and Ttiinell.
I Royal Scottish National Orchestra liestiy'al 'l'lieatre. Nicolson Street. 52‘) (i000. 7.30pm. £7 110.50 (£57; £17 50). Sec Sal .
I Opera On A Shoestring Beilli (‘oiiiniimity Centre. King’s Road. 2.30pm L5 (L3) from ()l5()5 502nm arid at the door Heather Stewart. Karen Murray. (‘giiiipbell Russell and Martin Higgins perloriii arias. duets and ensembles from In liolil’int'. lion (iioi'onni. ('arnien and Samson :lnt/ l)elilo/i. plus highlights from masterpieces by Rossini. Verdi. Johann Strauss. leliar and ()l'fenbach. The quartet of singers are accompanied at the piano by Chris Squires.
I Quatuor Mosai’ques Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019 (credit card Iiotline (167 7776), 7.45pm. L7-£I_3
~sSsi‘y Wed 11, Sat 14, Tue 17 and Thu 19
(Ll—El I50). The internationally acclaimed group play quartets by Mozart. Schubert and Haydn.
I Strings Competition Stevenson Hall. RSAMI). l()0 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. l0am. l‘ree. Students compete for the Governors Recital l’ri/e (Strings).
I Rachmaninov Trio Huiclieson‘s Hall. 2 John Street. l.l5pm. £2 on the door. l)espite the name. the composers on show today are l-‘anny lylendelssohli (Piano Trio III 1) minor: Allegro Molto I’i‘i'aee) and Brahms (Piano Trio No 2). I Clarinet Masterclass Guinness Room. RSAMD. I00 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 2pm. Free. Paul Meyer directs a masterclass on the woodwind instrument.
classical & opera MUSIC
I Reid Memorial Concert Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 650 2423. 1.10pm. Free. Cecilia Weston conducts the Edinburgh University Chamber Orchestra in In The Garb Of Old Gaul. variations on a theme of General Reid by composers associated with the Faculty of Music.
I Oboe Masterclass Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. l00 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 2pm. Free. John Anderson directs a masterclass on the woodwind instrument I Cosl Fan Tutte Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 7. l5pm. £3.50—£45.50. See Sat 7.
THURSDAY 12 Glasgow I Piano Recital Concert Hall. University of Glasgow. 330 4092. l.l5pm. Free. Murray McLachlan plays John McLeod's Sonata No 3 (which features on a new highly acclaimed CD of the composer's music). Hamish M acC unn's Sir Scotch Dances. J.B. McEwen's Three K eats Preludes and Alexander Campbell MacKenzie's Nocturne. I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £8—L‘2l from 287 551 l. Ralph Kirshbaum is the soloist for Dvora’k‘s Cello Concerto in a concert that also features l)elius's Walk To The Paradise Garden and Vaughan Williams's Symphony No 5. I Academy Choir Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). The full choir. with featured soloists. perform Rossini's Petite Mess-e Solennelle — a worthy successor to last year's rousing Belshaxar.
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