TUESDAY 24 Glasgow I Vocal Recital Hutcheson's Hall. 2 John Street. 1.15pm. £2 on the door. Counter-tenor William Missin and pianist Paul Plummer present a programme of 20th century Scottish and American song. including works by Martin Dalby. John McLeod and Samuel Barber.


I Clarinet Recital Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 650 2423. I.l0pm. Free. Ronald Woodley (bass clarinet) and Andrew West (piano) perform solo and accompanied works by Schoek. Fox. lsang Yun. Tomasi and Martinu.

I Cosi Fan Tutte Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 7. 15pm. £9—£45.50. The vocal casting has to be spot on for Mozart's dark-edged comedy of love and betrayal to work. and Scottish Opera have found six wonderful singers whose voices match perfectly. There‘s plenty of fun in Act One and. as the mood darkens in Act Two. the performers prove their acting abilities. The effectiveness of the stage design is up for debate. but in musical terms. this production cannot be bettered. Sung in Italian with English surtitles. Also on Thu 26 and Sat 28.

I Organ Recital St Cuthbert‘s Parish Church. Lothian Road. 7.30pm. £6 (£5) from 229 5919. Colin Tipple plays on St Cuthbert's rebuilt organ as part of the on- going inaugural series of recitals.

I The Sorcerer King‘s Theatre. Leven Street. 220 4349. 7.30pm. £7/£8.50. The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Edinburgh indulge in some mystery and magic in this lesser known work frotu their repertoire. Alan Borthwick directs and David L. Ler is musical director. Also on Wed 25—Sat 28.

I Chrysanth Trio Nelson Hall. McDonald Road Library. 225 5584 ext 233. 7.45pm. Free. Bringing some more unusual pieces into the trio repertoire. the

Scottish Opera perform Mozart's dark-edged comedy of love and betrayal - Cosi Fan Tutte at Edinburgh's Festival Theatre, Tue 24, Thu 26 and Sat 28 Feb.

group play Khachaturian's (.‘larinet 'l'rt'o. Bartok's Contrasts. Schumann‘s Mart'henerzahhutgen. Bruch's lily/It Pieces For Clarinet. Viola xllltl Piano and Mozart's Kegelstatt 'l'rio.



I Scottish Chamber Orchestra City Hall. Albion Street. 7.30pm. £4.50—£15.50(£3.50) from 287 551 1. Michael Collins is the soloist for Weber's Clarinet (‘oneerto No 2 and Rossini's Itttrot/ttetion, 'I'lteme Atttl Variations l’ot‘ Clarinet Aml ()rehestra. The programme is completed by Larsson's Pastoral Suite

and Suk's Serenade For Strings.

I University of Glasgow Orchestra Bute Hall. University ofGlasgow. 330 4092. 7.30pm. £5 (£2) at the door. Pianist Rachel Beckles Willson joins the student orchestra for Hartok's Piano ('oneerto No 5’. Ravel's Vii/sex Noble [5! Sentimentalm and Dvorak's Swap/tony No 8.

I Strathclyde University Chorus, Chamber Choir and Symphony Orchestra Barony Hall. University of Strathclyde. 8pm. £5.50 (£4/£2.50) from 548 3444. The students are at full strength for a concert of works by Arnold attd Bernstein -- l-‘onr Scottish Danees and Guitar ('oneerto frotn the former. ('hiehester I’sal/ns and excerpts from

classical & Opera MDSID

West Side Story from the latter. Peter Argondtzza (guitar) and William Missin (counter-tenor) are the soloists.


I Snatched By The Gods/Broken Strings Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 7.15pm. £9—£45.50. See Sat 21.

I The Sorcerer King's Theatre. Leven Street. 2204349. 7.30pm. £7—£ll (£7). See Tue 24. Also on Thu 2b—Sat 28.



I Russian Recital Concert Hall. University of Glasgow. 330 4092. l.l5pm. Free. Lev Atlas plays solo violin pieces by Khachaturian and Rachmaninov. while mezzo-soprano Sheila ()sborne offers a rare chance to hear songs by Tchaikovsky. Vlasov and Glinka sung in their native language. Stephen Adatn accompanies on the piano. I Percussion Masterclass Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. l00 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 2pm. Free. Percussionist Evelyn Glennie directs a public masterclass.

I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £8-£2l frottt 287 551]. Walter Weller conducts an evening of German masterpieces: Schubert's Symphony No 8 ( ‘Unfinished '). Beethoven's Piano Concerto No I (with Andreas Haefliger) and Schumann‘s S_\'mpll(m)‘ No 3 ( ‘Rhenish ').


I Cosi Fan Tutte Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 7.15pm. £9-£45.50. See Tue 24. Also on Sat 28. I The Sorcerer King‘s Theatre. Leven Street. 220 4349. 7.30pm. £7—£ll (£7). See Tue 24. Also on Wed 25. Fri 27 and Sat 28.

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