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Performances will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least ten daClassical 8: Opera listings compiled by Kelly Apter.



I Edinburgh String Quartet Merchants House. 7 West (ieorge Street. 639 3l76. l2.45pm. £4 (£l»—£3.50). Not really a quartet and not confined to strings for this performance. the ensemble play Dvoraks I’M/m Quilt/('1. McGuire's (ii/ml Quin/cl arid Porter's inH'I/II'IIQ (im’y. arranged by llalligart.

I Piers Adams & Howard Beach John McIntyre Hall. I7rriversity Avenue. 330 4092. IIIle. Free. .-\fternoon recital with Adams on recorders and Beach on piano. I Musica Electronica Hunter Hall West. I'urver'srty :‘vvenue. .230 4092. 4pm. Free The first in a series ol short recitals arming to bring electroacottstre music to the masses. prepared by rural-year students on the Bling. (lilectt'orucs w rtlr Mtrsic) course. I Andrew Marriner RSI-UH). I00 Rertfrew Street. 3 32 5057. 6pm. Free. Marriner hosts a clarinet masterclass.

I The Magic Flute Theatre Royal. 282 Hope Street. 332 9000. 7. l5pm. Scottish ()pera present Mozart’s whimsical yet dramatic tale of love and sell-discovery. I Music Of The Baroque Renaissance Cottier Theatre. 93 Hyndlartd Street. 357 3868. 7.30pm. £7 (£5 ). Arcadia present four different programmes of music from the I60) and l7th centuries.

I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra City Hall. Candlerrggs’. 287 55l l. 7.30pm. £6 £ | 5. The ()rclrestra continue their season with Nielsen's 'Helros' o\crttlt‘e and Stunt/rout No. 4 r/r:r'\IrrreriivlriI/tlr'r.


I Malcolm Layfield, William Conway 8t Ronan O’Hora Reid Concert Hall. Iidinbtrrgh University. Bristo Square. 650 2423. |.l0pm. Free. Trio on violirt. violoncello and piarto respectively. performing Schubert's 'l'rr'o in If flat.

I Musica Italia Italiart Cultural Institute. 32 Nicolson Street. 068 2232. 6pm. Free. Book Iatrnch of the ('rt/rli'm/mri/rv .l/Hv/i lt’r't'r'r'tt .' Luigi Mum and Cl) latrnclr of .llm'm [)7 mm recorded live at last year's Mtrsicaltalia. I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Queens Ilall. Clerk Street. 667 7776 “.45pm. (itrest violinist .Ioir Hattorr tours the S(‘() for Mo/art's I'm/m (‘orii i'r/o No 3. followed by Haydn's flamboyant Stunt/ruin NH ()0 ill/I'm It' .. (it't‘lg'ls HUI/N'I'g' Nut/c. MelttIeIssoltnis’ I'm/I'll (it’llt't‘l’llt and James MaeMrIIan's .‘i (.l .llt'i/iliuim: ()ri III/{(1). with conductor .loseph Swenccn,


I Carmen Adam Smith 'I'lreatrc. Berrnochy Road. 0l592 4l2929. 7. l 5pm. £9 (£4). Fife ()pera present Bi/ets classic Spanish tragedy.



I Bartok String Quartet RSAMI). l()0 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. lpnr. £3.50 (£2.50). The quartet play Haydn‘s String Quartet in (i ()p 77// and Bartok's Sir/ire Quurle/ .\’o. J at tltts lunchtime concert. I Bartok Sting Quartet RSAMI). Inn Renfrew Street. 3 32 5057. 2.30pm. Free. A masterclass for vrolirt. viola and cello from members of the quartet.

I Scottish Chamber Orchestra City Hall. (‘andleriggs. 287 55l l. 7.30pm. See Tlitt 5.

I Paragon Ensemble RSAMI). I00 Renfrew Street. 332 5057 7.45pm. £8 (£4). A diverse prograrrrrne from tltis wind ensemble. featuring I.tgeti's .Sr't Brigitte/It's. Martin I)alby's Sir/rev .llv Moll/er 'Iirrre/il .lli'. Wilma I’aterson\ Wim/Quin/('1(mil/mutt (I ‘\ .ll/m/i.

I William Fong Kilnrardinny Arts Centre. Bearsden. 93l 5083. 7.45pm. £6 (£3). Up-and-eoming pianist Fong plays pieces by Beethoven. Mozart. Chopin. Ravel and Btrsorti. Presented by Kilmardinny Music Circle.


I Mabellini Wind Quartet Reid Concert Hall. Edinburgh University.

i Bristo Square. 650 2423. l.l0pm. Free. i The quartet perform works by Ludovico I liinaudi's as part of Musica ltalia.

g I Timothy Byram-Wigfield :‘vlcliwan ' Hall. Bristo Square. 650 438i. l.l0prn. Free. Edinburgh's organist about towtt


presents a varied programme. ranging from Wagner and Lemare's l’re/rri/e: Die .1It'ixlt'l‘s‘ilrgt'l' to (in Doit'lr .llrrst'x.

I arranged by Fats Waller. .

l I Musica Italia Alison House. Ntcolson Square. 3pm. Free. Art open workshop in ‘\\’orking Out New Music' with Faculty

of Music composition students.

I Musica ltalia (ir'eyfriars Kirk. (ireyfr'iar's Place. 668 20l9. 6.30pm. The celebration of Italian music continues with a rotrrtd table disctrssron entitled

'( Re )storing the Past: .'\tllIlc‘llIlt‘lI}' and cortteporaneity iii .-\rclritecturc. Mirsic and literature.

I Musica ltalia (ir'eyfrrars Kirk. (ir'eyfriars Place. 668 20l9. 7.45pm. £8 (£3 school children free. ). l)a\ id McGtrinness directs the Concerto Caledonia in an invocation of Venice.


I Carmen Adam Srrritlr Theatre. Bennochy Road. 0l592 4l2929. 7.15pm. £9 (£4). See Thu 5.


Glasgow I Musica ltalia BB(‘ Studio I. Broadcasting llotrse. Queen Margaret Drive. 338 8844. 2pm. ()ne of Italy 's foremost duo‘s. Bruno Canino and Antonio Ballista. present ’I)ialogues‘ around Two Pianos” featuring Btrssotti’s 'IEr/rlr'urrt lieu/us. I Tristan Und Isolde Theatre Royal. 282 Hope Street. 332 9000. 2.15pm. No less than live Irotlt's arid forty minutes long (courrt cm) Richard Wagner's monumental opera is trtrly worthy of the term ‘epic‘. Full of ltateftrl revenge and potion-induced love. Scottish ()pera‘s new production. sting tit German with English strpet'titles. may well break your heart. not to tnentiorr leavirtg yotr a little sore of seat. I Children’s Classic Concerts Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchielrall Street. 287 55l l. 3-7 4pm. £8 £5 (£4). The concert series for 4- l4-year-olds celebrates its fifth birthday. with works by Sousa. Mo/art. Sibelius. Sally Bearttislr and 'l‘chaikovsky. pltrs pie-concert entertainment front poet Roger .\lc(iough at 1.30pm. See preview in Kids Listings. page I22. I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra City Hall. ('andleriggs. 287 55 I I. 5.30pm. £6--£ I 5. The orchestra s'et .Ittltlc‘S NICMTIIIHI‘S (cl/rt (Y'IltT’l'IU alongside Nielsen's pow erftrl and exuberant Svmp/rmrv Mr. 5 in tonight's programme. I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Royal Concert Hall. 2 Satrchieltall Street. 287 55l l. 7.30pm. £8 —£2I, Baritone Thomas Allert joins the orchestra for Mahler’s [Jet/er clues y/u/rrwrr/en (irate/It'll and Bruckner's Svm/i/ruuv No 7.

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' I Edinburgh Light Orchestra ()treen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 667 7776. 7.30pm.

£4 -£7.50. Memorable music from stage and screen at this charity concert in aid of I lidinburglr Council For Single Ilorrreless. . I Musica Italia (ireyfr'iar‘s Kirk. (ireyfriar's‘ Place. 668 20l9. 7.45pm. £8 (£3 school children free). Claudio l’roietti conducts the 1-..(‘olirrsembleirta programme feattrrirrg a specially commissioned piece front yotrrrg composer I.ara Morciano. Pic-concert

talk at 6.45pm.


I Carmen Adam Smith Theatre. Bennoehy Road. 01592 4|2929. 7.l5pm. £9 (£4). See Thtr 5.


I Edinburgh Quartet Linlithgow Primary School. Preston Road. 3.32 8691. 7.30—9.30pm. £5 (£l—£4). Tire l.inlithgow Arts Guild welcome the talented foursome for a prograrrtrne of chamber music.

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I Hebrides Ensemble RSAMI). loo Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 3pm. £8 (£2--£4). A haunting programme from this quintet. featuring Messien's Le .lli'rle Nair and Bartok's ('n/rrrrrsts. as well as pieces by l.utoslawski. Berg and Schoenberg.

I Souvenir d'ltalie BB(‘ Sttrdio t. Broadcasting House. Queen i‘vlargat'et Drive. 338 8844. 8pm. Piano atrd percussion duo who draw inspiration from Monteverdi. performing as part of Musica ltalia.


I Musica ltalia National Gallery of Modern Art. Belfor‘d Road. 624 6200. The gallery joins in this celebration of ltaliarr music. startrng at l.l5pur wrtlr [.(‘ Qllrtllml‘ (/(’.\ Pots/Ides. a film following the lives of the Ardittr Quartet. followed by ()ttartetto Boriciani’s .llusit- of Silence at 3. l 5pm

I Ludus Baroque Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 667 7776. 2.30pm. £6 (£4). The early rntrsic cotrsort perform Handel‘s .-l/('.t'(tII(/t'/' 3’ /'-('rl.\'l.

I Children's Classic Concerts Festiy al Theatre. l3~~29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 3 4pm. £8 l£4--»£().50). See (ilasgow Sat 7 and preview lll Kids listings. page I22.

I New Landscapes For The Recorder Augustine l'nited Clturclr. (ieorge l\" Bridge. 447 7930. 6pm. l)avid Bellugi and his ‘virttral' orchestra perform a programme of folk. Renaissance and contemporary works.

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I St Giles At Six St Giles‘ Cathedral. Royal Mile. 225 9442. 6pm. Free. The St Giles' Quartet present Haydn's String Quartets.

I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Festival Theatre. 13—29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 7.30pm. See Sat 7.

I Hebrides Ensemble Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 667 7776. 7.45pm. £8 (£4). See Glasgow Suit 8.

I None Of The Above Out Of The Blue. 4-l4 New Street. 556 5204. 8.30pm. £6 (£4). A hybrid of styles from piano sextet Mr McFall's Chamber (comprised of forrrter members of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra) plus vocals from es-Revillos singer. Polly Phillips.


I The Piano Music of Spain and England The Piping Centre. P4 McPhater Street. 287 55l l. 7.30pm. ()ne of Spain's rrrost distinguished pianists. Maria (iarzon visits Scotland following successful tours across litrrope and USA. Phone 0I3I 220 I843 for tickets.


I Edinburgh Quartet Reid Concert Hall. lidinbtrrgh University. Bristo Square. 650 2423. l.l0pm. Free. The foursome perform Haydn’s Quartet III I) ()p 7/ No. 2 and Leigltton's Quarter .Vo. 2 ()p 33.

I Remembering Tchaikovsky Queen's llall. Clerk Street. 667 7776. 7.45pm. £5~£l0 (£3—£7). The Gould Piano Trio present works by Rachmaninov. Arensky and Tchaikovsky as part of the BBC's International Chamber Music series. celebrating the music of Irrrperial Russia.



I The Piano Music of Spain and England St Bernard Centre. Saxe Cobtrrg Street. 7.30pm. See Tue l0.

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