I Murray McLachlan Reid Concert Hall. Edinburgh University. Bristo Square. 650 2423. 2pm. £4 (£2). See Fri 20.

I SCO Chamber Ensemble Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 667 7776. 3pm. Pianist Steven Osborne joins the ensemble for Mozart's ls’egelxtatt. Beethoven's l’at/tetique and Brahms' Trio in A minor.

I St Giles At Six St Giles' Cathedral. Royal Mile. 225 9442. 6pm. Free. Bass- baritone Bruce Thomson is accompanied by Alistair Wilson on piano in a diverse programme of works by Bach. Handel. Beethoven. Schumann. Ireland and Vaughan Williams.

I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Festival Theatre. I3—29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 7.30pm. See Sat 28.

I Cappella Nova Greyfriars Kirk. Greyfriars Place. 668 20I9. 7.45—9.45pm. £7.50-£ l0 (£5—£7). Gabriel Faure's famous setting of the Requiem set alongside the music of John Tavener.


I Amore Del Opera Carnegie Hall. East Port. ()l 383 3 I4I27. 7.30pm. £9 (£7—£8). Three British tenors get together to celebrate the great singers and composers of opera.



I Celebration Of Christmas Bute Hall. University of Glasgow. University Avenue. 330 4092. 7.30pm. £5 (£4). The University's lill'lt‘lt‘ Initiatives For /I('(‘(’.\‘.\' project present their annual concert of Christmas music. lead by Alastair McDonald and featuring primary school choirs from throughout Glasgow.

Edinburgh I Chilingirian Quartet Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. (307 7776. 7.45pm.

£8—£ I450 (£5—£l3). The violin. viola and cello group play quartets by Haydn. John Tavener and Brahms.



I Concert Hutcheson’s Hall. I58 Ingram Street. 552 839I. I. 15—2pm. £2.50. Performance by students of Strathclyde University's BA Applied Music degree.

I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - Invitation Concert

BBC Studio I. Broadcasting House. Queen Margaret Drive. 338 8844. 7.30pm. Free tickets available from the BBC SSO Concerts Secretary. Broadcasting House. Queen Margaret Drive. Glasgow. G l 2 800 (enclose an SAE). For further information. call 0141 338 29 I6. Stephan Asbury conducts the orchestra in Stravinsky’s Scherzo A La Russ-e. Frank M artin‘s Petite Sinfimie Coneertante and Ives Symphony No. 3 "l'lte Camp Meeting '.


I Edinburgh Quartet Reid Concert Hall. Edinburgh University. Bristo Square. 650 2423. I.I0pm. Free. The foursome perform Haydn's Quartet in E

flat 0]). 7/ No. 3 and Leighton‘s Seven

Variations 0p. 43.

I Souvenir De Florence Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 667 7776. 7.45pm. £5-£l0 (£3--£7). The Raphael Ensemble continue the BBC‘s tribute to the music of Imperial Russia with a programme featuring Borodin's Sextet. Glazunov‘s Quintet and Tchaikovsky's Souvenir de F/Ul’t’llt't‘.



: I Hansel and Gretel Theatre Royal.

282 Hope Street. 3329000. 7.I5pm.

£3.50—£45.50. Scottish Opera find there's

plenty to sing about when you're lost in the woods. with this enchanting production of Engelbert Humperdinck's popular fairy tale opera.

I Academy String Orchestra RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £6.50 (£4). Manin Hughes conducts the RSAMD‘s string orchestra in Stravinsky‘s Apo/Ion Musagete. Richard Strauss‘s Duett- Cancer/into, Banok‘s Di vertimento, plus Grave and Five Folk Melodies, both by Lutoslawski.

I Music Of The Baroque Renaissance Cottier Theatre. 93 Hyndland Street. 357 3868. 7.30pm. £7 (£5). See Thu I9.

I London Symphony Orchestra Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 55 I I. 7.30pm. £8.50—£22 (£4.25—£l l). The concert hall continue their International Series with a visit from one of the world's greatest living conductors. Sir Colin Davis CBE. Tonight he conducts the orchestra in Mendelssohn‘s Scherzo in G minor Octet opZO. Brahms‘ Coneertofor Violin. Cello and Orchestra, op/ 02 and Elgar's Symphony No. / .


I New Zealand, New Music BBC Studio I. Queen Street. 539 8877. 7.45pm. £8 (free—£3). The first of four concerts organised by Edinburgh Contemporary Arts Trust. celebrating the music of New Zealand and the founding ofthe City of Dunedin by Scottish settlers in l848. Tonight‘s ‘Electro-Acoustic Concen‘ is presented by John Cousins. and features eight compositions. with such diverse titles as Tiger Balm. Iron Pebbles and Gold Dust and Songs For The Little Lady.


Glasgow I Csardas - By George! Merchants‘

classical & opera MllSlG

House. 7 West George Street. 639 3176. 12.45pm. £4 (£l-£3.50). Mezzo-soprano Sheila Osborne and pianist Stephen Adam are joined by a guest baritone in this celebration of the work of George Gershwin. Expect all the hits. including Summertime. I Got Rhythm and Rhapsody In Blue. '

I RSAMD Academy Brass University of Glasgow Chapel. University Avenue. 330 4092. 1.10pm. Free. Conductor Bryan Allen takes you on a tour of brass through the ages. from 16th century Venice to present day classical and jazz.

I Concert Recital Studio. Jordanhill Campus. University of Strathclyde. 950 3476. l. I5—2pm. Free. See Tue 1.

I Masterclass RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 2pm. Free. Douglas 80 d directs this oboe masterclass.

I usica Electronica Hunter Hall West. University Avenue. 330 4092. 4pm. See Thu I9.

I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 55ll. 7.30pm. Mario Venzago conducts guest violinist Kyoko Takezawa and the orchestra in Brahms Violin Concerto plus works by Weber. Prokofiev and Ravel.


I New Zealand, New Music Reid Concert Hall. Edinburgh University. Bristo Square. 650 2423. l.10pm. Free. See Wed 2. This afternoon‘s programme features Margaret Lion on piano.

I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street.

667 7776. 7.45pm. £5—£18 (£2—£9). Sir Peter Maxwell Davies conducts

the orchestra in the world premiere ‘of his new commission. Sea Elegy. plus his earlier Spell For Green Corn - The MacDonald Dances and the dramatic Jacobite Rising.


“very sensitive, romantic style... romanticism and passion - Verdens Gang, Oslo, Norway




Thursday November 26th at 7:45pm

“Brilliant qualities of virtuosity, exceptional technical gifts - II Cittadiono, Lodi, Italy

The Queen’s Hall Clerk Street Edinburgh EH8 9JG TICKET CENTRE: 0131-668-2019

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