MUSIG classical & opera
CLASSICAL & OPERA continued
I Promise Of Spring Bun‘ell Collection. Pollokshaws Road. 3pm. £5 (£3.50). lnfo: 0l3l 478 7050. A reflection on the life of Marie Curie through poetry. readings and the music of Chopin among others. Murray McLachlan will be at the piano with the proceeds helping the Marie Curie Cancer Care's Flowering of Scotland Appeal. The show goes on the road throughout the country until July —- for details of the itinerary. call the above number.
I Sainsbury's Choir Of The Year Queen’s Hall. Clerk Street. l0.30am. Free. Info: 0l7l 33l 7883. Amateur choirs battle it out for a place in the televised ﬁnals with available seats at a premium. The above number must he runs: for details.
I The Kevock Choir Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 53‘) 6000. 7.30pm. £7/£‘) (£5/£7). Under the conducting tutelage of Norman Adam. the Kevock Choir make their ﬁrst appearance at the Festival Theatre with a selection of classics songs from Scotland and beyond. Thomas Allen. lauded for his recent appearance on BBC3 in The .llerrv ll’n/ow. is guest soloist.
I Scottish Sinfonia Greyfriars Kirk. Candlemaker Row. info: 335 1900. 7.45pm. £6.50 (.£6/£4). Neil Mantle conducts the Sinfonia through r‘vlendelssohn. Beethoven and Weber with John Peacock on the clarinet.
I The Marriage Of Figaro New Alhenaeum Theatre. RSAMD. Renfrew Street. 333 5057. 7. l5pm. £5 (£3). See Sat 3.
I Rachmaninov Trio l-luteheson’s Hall. John Street. l.l5pm. Free. Info: 548 3444. The trio perform a couple of works from Beethoven - Sonqu in C and Piano Trio in I).
I The Queen Of Spades Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 333 9000. 7.15pm. £3.50—£45.50. Pushkin's story has become one of the most enduring and
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spooky tales in Russian literature and has become almost immortal through Tchaikovsky's treatment. it took hiinjust 44 days to write what turned otlt to be his penultimate opera and contains some of his most intense and memorable music. Yannis Kokkos is the designer and director of the piece with Richard Armstrong conducting.
I Academy Now! Festival (‘harrtller Studio Theatre. RSAMD. Renfrew Street. 333 5057. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£l.50). Now in its sixth year. the festival seeks to present innovative performances of contemporary music. The opening show is from the Actors of .>\cadem_v Nowl with an exploration of the boundaries between speech and music performing the works of Luciano Berio. laiir Armstrong and Chris Stout.
I The Marriage Of Figaro New Athenaeum 'I’healre. RSAMD. Renfrew Street. 333 5057. 7.15pm. £5 (£3). See Sat 3.
I BBC Scottish Symphony 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. G13 SDG. Brahnts' close buddy lgna/ Briill is remembered with his piano concertos played by Martin Roscoe with Martyn Brabbins doing the conducting. l.ook out fora future Cl) release of these works on the l'lyperion label.
I The Consort Of Voices St Mary's Parish Church. Sidegate. 8pm. £8 (£6). lnfo: 0l630 833738. The Consort join forces with The Scottish Baroque Soloists in the opening concert of the Lamp of l.othian Festival. William Conway conducts this performance of Handel's oratorio 'I‘heot/oru.
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. I Glasgow University Students
Concert Hall. L‘niversity of (ilasgow. University .-\v enue. 330 4003. l.l5pm. l‘il‘c‘c‘. Beethoven's .S'ollilltr/or Horn and Coplattd's Dior/or lr‘lure (Hitl I’iuno are the works under scrutiny Jtilia Lynch plays piano on both. accompanied by Katharine Bow es for Beethoven and Rosalind Sangster in the Copland piece
I Academy Now! Festival Stevenson
Hall. RSAMD. Renfrew Street. 333 5057. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£1.50). Academy Now! oboe and marimba players take on the task of interpreting Terry Riley. Simon Bainbridge. Steve Reich and Martin Butler.
I A Language 01‘ Others Tramway. Albert Drive. 9.30pm. £5 (£3). Tickets: 387 5511. Take ajourney through a stunning triptych of performance. visual art and music with this Cryptic Productions piece created and directed by Alex Rigg. Thirty ﬁve artists are brought together over the three nights including Cappella Nova with William Sweeney. Dick Lee and Junk Culture taking up the scoring.
I Academy Now! Festival Foyer. RSAMD. Renfrew Street. 333 5057. 10pm. Free. The Academy Big Band perform some swing classics from legends such as Duke Ellington and Count Basic and modern arrangers Don lillis and Sammy Nestico.
I Academy Now! Festival Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. Renfrew Street. 333 5057. lpm. £3.50 (£l.50). The festival closes iii big style with works from Steve Reich. Philip Glass. John Adams and David F. Crichton. the student winner of this year's Dinah Wolfe Memorial Award. I Junior Academy Competition Guinness Room. RSAMD. Renfrew Street. 333 5057. 5.30pm. Free. The Gilbert lnness Prize Competition for Brass and the Nan Christie Memorial Prize Competition for Strings are tip for grabs.
I The Marriage Of Figaro New Athenaeum Theatre. RSAMD. Renfrew Street. 333 5057. 7.15pm. £5 (£3). See Sat 3.
I Symphonic Sounds Hollywood Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £7.50—£30 from 387 55l 1. Joel McNeer conducts a series of recent Hollywood ﬁlm scores such as multiple ()scar winners The English Patient and Titanic.
I A Language Of Others Tramway. Albert Drive. ‘).30pm. £5 (£3). Tickets: 387 55l 1. See Thu 7.
I Abba To Opera Greyfriars Kirk. Candlemaker Row. 7.30pm. £5 (£4). Info: 667 87 H). The James Farrer Singers present a night of fun in aid of St Columba's Hospice.
I Junior Academy Competition
Guinness Room. RSAMD. Renfrew Street. 333 5057. 3.30pm. Free. lt's
Gilbert lnness dav with competitions for
piano and woodwind.
I The Queen Of Spades Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 333 9000. 7. l5pm. £3.50—£45.50. See Tue 5.
I Kedron Choir Adelaide's. Bath Street. 7.30pm. £4. Info: 348 4970. A spring
chorale from the Kedrons.
I A Language Of Others Tramway. Albert Drive. 9.30pm. £5 (£3). Tickets: 387 55 l l. See Thu 7.
I The Gurkhas Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 53‘) 6000. 3.30pm. £6. Colour. music and song is promised with this show in aid of The Gurkha Welfare Trust. The Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas. The Pipes and Drums of the Royal Gurkha Rifles and the Central Band of the Royal British Legion (Scotland) are all on the bill.
I Edinburgh Concert Band Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 30l‘) (credit card hotlrne 667 7776). 7.30pm. £6 (£3). The tenth anniversary concert from the band has Clark Rundell as guest conductor. l-‘rank Tichelli's Anrrrrrne (irate is among the tunes.
I Edinburgh Symphony Orchestra
(irey friars Kirk. Candlemaker Row.
7.30pm. £6 (£4). Info: 335 1900. Alasdair Mitchell conducts three works from Beethoven — Prometheus Overture. Svmphony No 7 and Violin Concerto.
I The Freshman Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 3pm. £7.50—£l5 (£7.50 under lb/standby); £35 family ticket from 387 55 l l. The Kings of Comedy series commences with the Harold Lloyd caper with Carl Davis conducting the Willem Breuker Kollektiev Band. Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin are also scheduled for the silent treatment.
I Eva-Maria Hagen Tron Theatre. Trongate. 553 4367. 8pm. £8 (£4). Brecht would have been celebrating his 100th birthday this year and his songs are still loved by many. Here. the former Berliner Ensemble member sings the numbers he wrote with Kurt Weill. Hanns Eisler and Paul Dessau as well as presenting new works of his poetry set to music by Wolf Biermann.
I Napier Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Choir St Giles' Cathedral. High Street. Free. Pergolesi. Bach and Hindemith are the subjects of St Giles' at Six.
I West End Gala Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £l3—£l‘).50 frotn 387 55l l. The Scottish Opera Orchestra accompany West End stars as they give you a night of top musical moments. Les Miserables. Cats and Miss Saigon are among the West End hits being plundered.
I The Marriage Of Figaro Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 53‘) 6000. 7.15pm. £5.50—-£l7.50 (£4.50~£15.50). See Sat 3.
I Shockheaded Peter Tramway, Albert Drive. 387 3900. 8pm. £3-—£8. Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch of Improbable Theatre join forces with falsetto singer Martyn Jacques and his band the Tiger Lilies for this ‘junk opera‘ based on Dr Heinrich Hoffmann's nasty cautionary tales. See feature. page H).
I The Queen Of Spades Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 333 9000. 7. l5pm. £3.50—-£45.50. See Tue 5.
I Shockheaded Peter 'l‘ramway. Albert Drive. 387 3900. 3pm at 8pm. £3—£8. See Tue l3 arid feature. page l0.
I Glasgow Youth Chorr Adelaide‘s. Bath Street. 7.30pm. £5. Info: 348 4970. A spring chorale from the Glasgow Youth Choir.
I The Marriage Of Figaro Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 53‘) 6000.
7. l5pm. £5.50~-£l7.50 (£4.50—£15.50). See Sat 3.
I Shockheaded Peter Tramway. Albert Drive. 387 3900. 8pm. £3—£8. See Tue l3 and feature. page I0.
I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Glasgow Cathedral. 7.30pm. £l0 (£8/£4). Tickets from 387 55l l. The New Territories season concludes with Martyn Brabbins conducting Peter Maxwell Davies' interpretations of two of Taverner's works while the Dunedin Consort perform the Tudor composer‘s Sir/reins and In Nomi/re.