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



I Celtic Music Recital Recital Studio. Jordanhill Campus. University of Strathclyde. 950 3476. l.l5pm. Free. Students of the BA Applied Music degree perform a programme of Celtic tnusic.

I Musica Electronica Hunter Hall West. University Avenue. 330 4092. 4pm. A series of short recitals aitning to explore developments in the field of electro-acoustic music.

I Masterclass RSAMD. too Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 6pm. Free. John ()rford directs a bassoon masterclass.

I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 55l l. 7pm. £7.50—£l2.50 (£2-£4.50). Alexander Lazarev conducts the orchestra in the third of their live ‘l)iscovery Series' concerts. this time with violin soloist Kurt Nikkanen. Tonight‘s programme features Rimsky- Korsakov's 'lfx'ur Salton Suite (including the infamous ‘Flight of the Bumble

Bee' ). Mozart's Violin Concerto No 5 and Korndorf's Syrup/tony No 4.

I La Traviata Citizens‘ Theatre. 1 l9 Gorbals Street. 4290022. 7.30pm.

£6--£ l 5 (£4—£l0). ()pera ()n A Shoestring continue their quest to bring opera to the tnasses. with their brand new production of Giuseppe Verdi's tragic love story.

I Laurelin Quartet ()blotnov. 372 Great Western Road. 339 9l77. 9>--l lprn. Free. A weekly residency from this string quartet. playing accessible classical music from around the world.


I Don Giovanni Festival Theatre. l3-29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 7.15pm. £5.50-~£l7.50 (£4.50-—£l5.50). As part of the celebrations marking the opening of the Alexander Gibson ()pera School. an international cast of RSAMI) students present Mozart‘s dramatic masterpiece. See review page 44.


I Midday Concert RSAMD. I00 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. lpm. £3.50 (£2.50). The academy's Strings Department perform a programme of modern instrument Baroque. featuring Telemann‘s Suite: l)on Quit-hone. Vivaldi's l)ou/)/e (luitar (‘Ulltl’l'lfl in (i and Purcell's Suite from .»lIu/e/u:er.

I Nikolai Demidenko Bute Hall. University of Glasgow. L'niversity Avenue. 330 4092. 7.30pm. £5. The


visiting pianist plays three works by Beethoven. Sonata No 6 in If ()p [0 No 2. Six Bagatelles ()p [26. with Diabelli Variations 0p [20 as a finale.

I La Traviata Citizens' Theatre. ll9 Gorbals Street. 429 0022. 7.30pm. £6—£15(£4—£l0). See Thu 4.

I Sheila Osborne and Graeme McNaught Kilmarditmy Arts Centre. 50 Kilmardinny Avenue. Bearsden. 93l 5083. 7.45pm. £6 (£3). Mezzo-soprano Osborne and award-winning pianist McNaught perform a selection of popular works.


I Peter Backhouse McEwan Hall. Bristo Square. 650 438i. l.l0pm. Free. Organ recital of Widor's Symp/tmtie No 6.



I La Traviata Citizens‘ Theatre. ll9 Gorbals Street. 429 0022. 2.30pm. £6—£l5 (£4—£l0). See Thu 4.

I Junior Academy Second Orchestra RSAMD. too Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 4pm. Free. James Durrant conducts the orchestra in works by Malcolm Arnold. Percy Fletcher and Kenneth Platts.

I Der Rosenkavalier Theatre Royal. 282 Hope Street. 332 9000. 6.30pm. £3.50—£45.50. For those of yott slightly intimidated by opera. this could be your way in as Scottish ()pera present Richard Strauss's great romantic opera. Set in l8th century Vienna. I)er Rosenkaru/ier can at times border on panto rather than a serious operatic work. featuring a hearty dose of slapstick and. for want of a better term. ‘adult humour". See preview page



I RSAMD Opera - Don Giovanni Festival Theatre. l3—29 Nicolson Street. 5296000. 7. l5pm. £5.50-—£ l 7.50 (£4.50—£l5.50). See Thu 4.

I One Voice Ensemble Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 667 7776. 7.45pm. £6 (£3). The ensemble present works by Purcell. Stravinsky. Ades. Machaut and ()ckeghem.


I Edinburgh Quartet .‘ylacRobert Arts Centre. University of Stirling. 332 8691. 8pm. £8 (£5). The Quartet perform Beethoven‘s ()pux I30. Haydn's Opus 7/. No l and a new work by Kenneth Dempster.


l I Paragon Ensemble Royal Concert

Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 55l l. lptn. £7 (£4.50). The ‘Sunday Brunch' series continues with a triple bill. featuring Mozart's Quartet in If flu! K370. arranged by Rechtman. Bax's ()lme Quartet and Mo/at't‘s 'I'lu'ee xlriux

from Don Giovanni. arranged by


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I Promenade Organ Recital Art Gallery & Museum. Kelvingrove. Argyle

. Street. 287 2699. 2.30—4pm. Free. A free

Sunday afternoon concert from organist Malcolm Sim.

I The Banquet of Musick Burt-ell Collection. 2060 Pollokshaws Road. 649 7 l5l. 2.30pm. £5 (£4). A classic collection of Baroque masterpieces played on period instruments by the Banquet of M usick.


I Edinburgh Palm Court Orchestra Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 667 7776. 2.30pm. £7.50—£6 (£4.50). Afternoon concert of nostalgic musical memories. frotn Grand Hotel to Seaside Spa.

I None Of The Above Bongo Club. 6

New Street. 556 5204. Midnight. £6 (£4).

()ut ()f The Blue present a hybrid evening of music. featuring lavishly arranged classical pieces by the California Guitar Trio. jazz from the l)ogcatchers and performance poetry from Anita (iovan.

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I Sinfonia Greyfriars Kirk. Greyfriars Place. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £7 (£4—£6). An evening of three popular Russian masterpieces. featuring Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto in C Minor (featured in the film Briej‘lfm'otmter). Prokofiev‘s music for the ballet Romeo and Juliet and Stravinsky's I’irehirtl Suite ( l9l9 version).


Glasgow I Masterclass RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 2pm. Free. Benjamin

Luxon directs a masterclass for concert singers.


I Reid Memorial Concert Reid Concert Hall. Edinburgh University. Bristo Square. 650 2423. l.10pm. Free. Pianist Murray Mcl.ach|an performs works by Harper. McLeod and Prokofiev.

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Conductor Percussion

Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow.

Percussion Concerto Con Madera, Metal y CUB/'0 European premiere

Discovery Series

Artistic Director: James Machllan

Explore a new world of music and . surprise yourself at what you find...

JAMES MACMILLAN The Exorcism of Rio Sumthl

The Prince of the Pagodas Suite

Steuart Bedford Evelyn Glennie

Free introductory session led by Roberto Sierra and James MacMillan, Sunday 21 February from 2pm to 5pm,

Concert introduction in the Hall from 7pm.

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