MDSIG classical & opera


I Strathclyde University Concert Band and Strathclyde Winds Barony Hall. University of Strathclyde. 8pm. £5.50 (£2.50/£4) from 548 3444. For a concert entitled ‘No 111 Winds‘. the student musicians play pieces for wind quintet to full concert band. including Mozart's Serenade For Thirteen Wind Instruments.


I Lunch-Time Concert St Mark‘s unitarian Church. Castle Terrace. ()1875 320123. 12.15—1.15pm. £4. The Edinburgh Friends of the RSNO present this concert featuring work by Debussy on viola. flute and harp.

I Lucio Silla Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 7.15pm. £9—£40 (£7-£37). Opera For Europe the European Opera Centre‘s new company arrives in Scotland with its first ever production. directed by internationally famous singer Brigitte Fassbaeiider. Written when Mozart was only sixteen. Lucio Silla is a story of passion. sexual jealousy and political ambition which has never been performed outside London. Two select casts drawn from Europe's most promising young singers take part in the tour. Also on Sat 14.



I Ruthie Henshall and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £7.50—£20 from 287 5511. Perhaps the leading lady in London‘s West End musicals. Henshall sings selections from Cats. Les Miserables, Crazy For You, Cabaret, Gypsy and more - with full orchestral accompaniment from the RSNO.


I Lucio Silla Festival Theatre. NiColson Street. 529 6000. 7.15pm. £9—£40 (£7—£37). See Fri 13.

I New Edinburgh Orchestra Nicolson Square Church. 7.30pm. £6 (£4) from Queen‘s Hall. 668 2019 (credit card hotline 667 7776) or at the door. Highlight of the evening is the world premiere of conductor Steve King‘s A Place Of Welcome for folk singer and orchestra. which features the vocal talents of Mairi Campbell. Also on the bill is Mozart's Symphony No 4 I

( 'Jupiter') and Elgar‘s Four Dances For Wind Quintet.

I Edinburgh University Renaissance Singers Canongate Kirk. Canongate. 7.45pm. £5 (£3) at the door. For their 30th anniversary concert. EURS perform Carver's Missa (‘antate Domino.


I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra MacRobert Arts Centre. University of Stirling. 01786 461081. 8pm. £12 (£6/£9.50). Alexander Titov conducts Haydn's Symphony No 92 ( ‘().t]ord '). Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 4 (with Anne Queffelec) and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No / ( ‘Winter Daydreams').



I Paragon Ensemble Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 1pm. £6 (£3.50) from 287 551 1. The Sunday Brunch season continues with Schubert‘s Quintet in A ( ‘T/ie Trout ') and Beethoven‘s Piano Trio in I)

I Glasgow University Chapel Choir Chapel. University ofGlasgow. 330 4092. 7.30pm. Admission by donation programme at the door. Stuart Campbell directs the choir in a concert of vocal works.


I Chamber Music Workshops St Mary‘s Music School. 25 Grosvenor

Crescent. 2pm. £5 (£1) at the door. The Dartrngton Trio present an afternoon of

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workshops through which all proceeds go to the Joan Dickson Chamber Music Fund for young chamber music players. Participants (£10 per hour/£5 per half hour) should contact Ruth Beaucharnp at 48 Spottiswoode Road. Edinburgh. EH9 (447 5210).

I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 7.15pm. £7—£19.50 (£5—£17.50). See Thu 12. At 6.30pm. The List’s Deputy Editor Alan Morrison gives an illustrated pre-concert talk (free to ticket- holders) on the varied use ofclassical music on film soundtracks. with Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No 3 and Shine as the starting point.


I Paisley Philharmonic Choir Town Hall. Paisley. 7.30pm. £6 (£4) from Gilmore the Jeweller in Gauze Street and Florette the Florist in New Street. A combination of sacred and operatic classics are on the bill as the choir perform works by Vivaldi. Handel. Mozart. Bernstein. Puccini and Gilbert and Sullivan. Soprano Patricia MacMahon. accompanied by Walter Blair. also sings a selection of Scottish songs



I Lunchtime Concert St Giles' Cathedral. High Street. 12.15pm. Free. with retiring collection. Today marks a visit by the Roland Park County School from Baltimore. Maryland.

I Graham Fitkin Group Traverse Theatre. Cambridge Street. 228 1404. 7.45pm. £7.50 (£3/schoolchi1dren free) frorn Queen's Hall. 668 2019 (credit card hotline 667 7776). The acclaimed composer and his band play pieces by Xenakis. Part and Fitkiit himself.



I Musica Electronica Concert Hall. University of Glasgow. 330 4092. 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 on special sound diffusion equipment.

I Student Lunchtime Concert Hutcheson's Hall. 2 John Street. 1.15pm. £2 on the door. Students front the RSAMD Junior Academy of Music put together a varich programme of solo and chamber music.

I BIT 20 Ensemble Henry Wood Hall. Claremont Street. 7.30pm. £7.50 (£5) from 287 5511. James MacMillan conducts the Norwegian Chamber Ensemble as the Royal Scottish National Orchestra‘s Contemporary Music Week kicks off with an exciting set of shorter pieces. On the bill are Michael Torke‘s Yellow Pages. Sally Beamish‘s Pihiat‘eat'lid. Kjell Marcussen's 'l'resnitt and four of MacMillan‘s works (I-‘ourteen Little Pieces. Two Visions ()j‘Hoy. Unto/d and Three Dawn Rituals).

Edinburgh I Enigma Brass Quintet Queen‘s l Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019 (credit card hotline 667 7776). 7.30pm. £8



I Ariadne Auf Naxos Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 7.15pm. £3.50—£45.50. Theatre and opera both make a strong showing in the production of Richard Strauss's work that provided a hit for Scottish ()pera at last year's Edinburgh International Festival. The great Wagnerian soprano Anne Evans takes the dual roles of Ariadne and the Prima Donna. but watch out for young American soprano Lisa Saffer ~ a star in the making.

I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Henry Wood Hall. Claremont Street. 7.30pm. £5 (including wine) front 287 5511. Sally Beamish and the RSNO preview tomorrow night‘s premiere of the Composer's Symphony No 2 with an illustrated lecture. student compositions based on themes within the work and a performance of the piece itself. See preview.


I White Horse Inn King's Theatre.

Leven Street. 220 4349. 7.30pm. £7--£I0.50. See Tue 17.


(£4). Marking the end of their education work with Edinburgh schools. the Queen‘s Hall resident musicians perform a gala concert with St Mary's Cathedral choir.

I White Horse Inn King‘s Theatre. Leven Street. 7.30pm. £7—£9.50 from King's Theatre. Assentny Rooms. Usher Hall. Queen's Hall and Ticketline (220 4349). Local amateur ensemble the Southern Light Opera Company present popular operetta White Horse Inn. Set in Austria. it's a bright and breezy show that takes the Iong-estabhshed company into its second century. Alan Borthwick directs; Alison Rushworth is musical director; and Louise Williamson handles the choreography.


I Uni-Son Concert Hall. University of Glasgow. 330 4092. 1.15pm. Free. The contemporary music ensemble play works by living composers.

I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Henry Wood Hall. Claremont Street. 7.30pm. £10 (£7.50) front 287 5511. The RSNO's Contemporary Music Week continues with the world premiere of Sally Beamish‘s Symphony No 2. Elgar Howarth also conducts Gordon McPherson's lt'amperduin and Thomas Wilson's Violin Concerto (with Edwin Paling). See preview.

I Academy Chamber Orchestra Stevenson Hall. RSAMI). 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). In his

Anne Evans (centre) stars in Scottish Opera's production of Richard Strauss's Ariadne Auf Naxos, which opens at the Theatre Royal, Glasgow, on Wed 18 Mar.

I debut concert. Nicolas Kraemer conducts i Ilaydn‘s SI'In/llltillv No ()9. Frank Martin's rat'er performed ('ont’erto For Seven Wind Instruments and Mozart's Symphony No 4/ ( 'Jupiter'i.

I John Currie Singers and Orchestra Adelaide's. 209 Bath Street. 248 4970. 8pm. £8 (£4.50/£6). The Sirigers' 30th anniversary season closes with the same piece that opened their first ever concert Hritten's lyrical I’at'ahle 0/ The (iood Samaritan. Also featured is Fatire's Requiem.


I White Horse Inn King‘s Theatre. Leven Street. 220 434‘). 7.30pm. £7—£10.50. See Tue 17.

I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 201‘) (credit card hotline 667 7776). 7.45pm. £54217(£3.51)/£b.51)). Iltigti \VOIII' conducts Kernis's arrangement of Debussy's l‘ii'e litrttles. Beethoven's l’iano ('oirt‘erto No 2 (with l)ezso Ranki) and Schubert's string quartet Death And The Maiden. arranged for orchestra by Stein.


I Essential Scottish Opera New Town Hall. (‘umbernauld 7.30pm. £7 (£5) from 01698 267515. Scottish ()pera continues its mission to bring operatic highlights to the furthest corners of Scotland. Franzita Whelan (soprano). Joanna Campion (ritezzo-soprano). Gordon Wilson (tenor). Benjamin Bland (baritone) and Stephen Higgins (piano) run a tauntlet of emotions with arias and ensembles from Carmen. Rigoletto, Die l-‘ledermaus, The Magic Flute and titany

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I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Younger Hall. 7.45pm. £8/£ l0 (£5-‘£7) from 01334 474610. Osmo Vitriskii conducts Sibelius's The ()r'eanides. Berg's Violin Concerto (with Jennifer Koh) and Beethoven‘s Symphony No 6 ('I’tts‘lorttl').