MUSIC classical & opera

Edinburgh Grand Opera perform I Pagliaci at Edinburgh Festival Theatre until Sun 20 Mar


St Andrews

I Essential Scottish Opera Town Hall. South Street. (ii 334 746l0. 7.30piit. £7 (£5). Soprano Anti .-\rchibald. mezzo- sopt'aiio Michelle Walton. tenor Ivan Sharpe and baritone Simon Kii‘kbride highlight some of operas most passionate and farcical moments.


I Strathclyde University Chamber Choir New \Vellwynd Parish Church. liifo: ()l4l 548 3444. 7. 30pm. £3 (£2). Alaii Tavenei' conducts the choir in music front renaissance Scotland and linglatid. plus settitigs of Shakespeare and Burns.


I Angela Whelan and Julia Lynch Mei‘chaiits' House. 7 West George Street. 639 3l76. l2.45piii. £4 (£1 £3.50). Ti‘tiiiipet player \Vhelaii aitd pianist Lynch perform Bernstein‘s Rum/n I’m- Liter. linescti's /.(’L‘t’/It/t". Bohme‘s RUM/till /)(ll1t (' aitd Martiitti‘s .S'u/iuIi/it'. I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Royal Concert Hall. 2 Satichiehall Street. 287 55l l. 7.30pm. £8 £21. Pianist Peter Jablonski ioms conductor Paul Daniel and the orchestra for Shostakov lCiFS l’itiiiu ('u/ii (’I'Iil .\'u 2. iii a prograiiiitic which also includes .Iaiiies .\lac.\lillan's 'Ii'vvl and Walton's Svntp/iu/iv .\'u /.

I Laurelin Quartet ()l‘ltilil()\. \72 Great Western Road. 339 9l77. 9 -I lpiit. Free. See Thu l8.


I Scottish Chamber Orchestra QUCL‘ll-S Hit”. (iit'l'k Sll't‘t'l. (th—7 7770. 7.45pm. £5 £l8. .loscpli Sweitseii conducts the orchestra in Beethoven's l’ru/iit'I/it'iiv. Sviit/i/iuiii .\'u 3‘ 'lii‘uit (I. and l’iiiuu ('u/it «rim .\'u / play ed by guest pianist .itist‘pll ls'aliclisteiii. ' t T


I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra MacRobei't Arts Centre. l'ni\ ei‘sztv of Stirling. ()l786 46l08 l. 8pm. £l2'

(£6 £9.50). ('ellist Robert Cohen ioins conductor Jet/y \ltiksy mitik aitd the orchestra for the Scottish pi'eiiiiei'e of Sally Bealllllsll's ('t’l/ii (Ill/it t’llri .VH. / '/\)l'i‘(’l'.. II) a programme which dist) ieaittres Meittlelssohiis Heir/it/t'v ()lt'l'llll't’.



I Masterclass RS.-\.\ll). lltl) Rciili'ew Street. 332 5057. Main. l-i'ee. Short [)lL‘CCS Dy \ltttlc'lll c‘tililt‘tist‘ls .llc‘

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rehearsed by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra prior to their Midday Concert. I Midday Concert RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. lpm. £3.50 (£2.50). Two of the Academy's student

; composers get a chance to hear their

work performed by the Scottish Chamber ()i'chestra's Wind linseittble. as Matthew Brown's C/iii'vI/t l’eiiii'vi/iiiuv and Keith M tirphy's 1)()lt'll."ilxillt/Yh‘ are set beside Beethoven's ()(‘Ic’l iii ligflul.

I Masterclass RSAMD. I()() Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 2pm. Free. Thomas lnderiituhle directs an oboe masterclass. I The Three Divas Kilniardinny Arts Centre. 50 Kiliitardinny Avenue. Bearsden. 93l 5083. 7.30pm. £8 (£6.50). An evening of vocal highlights featuring sopranos Dorothy King and Katie Morrell. plus itiezzo-sopratto Debra Stuart.

I RSNO Opera Gala Royal Concert Hall. 2 Saucltiehall Street. 287 55 l 1. 7.30pm. £8—£2l. Paul Daniel. principal conductor with English National ()pera. welcomes into the fold soprano Susan Bullock. tenor Bonaventura Bottone and bass Garry Magee for a selection of operatic favourites.

I Scottish Chamber Orchestra City Hall. Candleriggs. 287 551 l. 7.30pm. See Thti 25.

I Glasgow Chamber Choir St Aloysius' Church. Hill Street. Gartiethill. Tickets: 287 55l l. 7.45pm. £7 (£5). The choir perform music from Renaissance Scotland. including Christopher Tye's The Alan litiec' Ito/1e.

I Songs From The Shows Henry wood Hall. 73 Claremont Street. 204 4540. 8pm. £5.50 (£2.50—£4). Strathclyde l'niversity Chorus serve tip a helping of familiar tunes from opei’ettas aitd iiittsicals.

I Edinburgh Quartet Adelaide's. 209 Bath Street. 248 4970. 8pm. £8 (£5). The Quartet perform Haydit's Opus 7/ No 3. Beethoven‘s Opus /32 and a new work by Matthew Roddie.


I Edinburgh Harp Festival The Pleasance. 60 The Pleasance. 332 8692. Combining Scottish. lrish and Breton traditions with contemporary. classical and Latin Aiiiei‘ican music. this five-day festival features a ltost ofconcei'ts. workshops. ceilidhs. classes. stalls antl exhibitions. See Folk listings page 5| for further details.

I Easter Passion (ireyi‘riai-s Kirk. Gi‘eyfi'iars Place. 668 20l9. 7pm. £6—-£9 t£4-—£7). The Dunedin Consort follow tip l’ivimts ()j Len! with the second of their liaster concerts. this time featuring Bach's iiiontiitiental work St Matthew /’(t.\.\iuii.

I Essential Scottish Opera Queen’s Hall. Clerk Street. 667 7776. 7.45pm. £9 (£7). See Wed 24.



I Edinburgh Harp Festival The Pleasance. 60 The Pleasance. 332 8692. See Fri 26.

I Gaelic Choirs Of Edinburgh Gt'eyfi‘iars Kirk. Grey-friars Place. 668 2019. 7.30pm. £7.50 (£5). A celebration ofGaelic song. featuring seven local cltoirs and the I998 Royal Mod gold medallists Barbara Smith aitd Aiigtis Smith.


I West Lothian Brass Liiilithgow Academy. Braehead Road. 0|506 848426. 7.3()—9.30piit. £5 l~£4). The current BBC and British competition winners for schools brass bands show what they're made of.


I Edinburgh Quartet MacRobert Arts Centre. University of Stirling. 0l786 46l08l. 8pm. £8 (£5). See Fri 26.



I Lynne Harvey-Allan & Katrine Townhill Pollok House. Pollok Country Park. 2060 Pollokshaws Road. 6l6 64 l0. 2pm. £6 (£4). An afternoon of song from these two vocalists. including Hebrew folk songs and pieces by Brahms aitd Rachmaninov.


I Edinburgh Harp Festival The Pleasance. 60 The Pleasance. 332 8692. See Fri 26.

I Catriona Yates The Pleasance. ()0 The Pleasance. 650 2349. l.45pm. £7 (£5). Ati afternoon ofclassical music on the harp. as part of this year's lidinburgh Harp Festival.

I Edinburgh Quartet Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 667 7776. 2.30pm. £8 (£5 ). See Fri 26.

I Rudsambee National Portrait Gallery. ! Queen Street. 624 6200. 3pm. Free. The a cappella choir sings music for Easter front Western Europe and Scandinavia.

I Children's Classic Concerts Festival Theatre. l3—-29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 3pm. £8 (£4’—£6.50). See Sttii 2|. I St Giles' Cathedral Choir St (iiles‘ Cathedral. Royal Mile. 225 9442. 6pm. Fiee. The resident choir present a programme of music for Paliti Sunday. inclttding Tallis's l.llllll’lllullnlls and

Schutz’s Die Sic/wit Worte Jesu Christi. I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Festival Theatre. 13—29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 7.30pm. £7—£l9.50 (£5—U750). See Thu 25.


I By George! Eastwood Theatre. Eastwood Park. Rouken Glen Road. 577 4970. 7.30pm. £7 (£5). The piano. saxophone. tenor and mezzo-soprano quartet present a programme of Gershwiti's most popular works.

MONDAY 29 Edinburgh I Edinburgh Harp Festival The Pleasance. 60 The Pleasance. 332 8692. See Fri 26.



I La Boheme Theatre Royal. 282 Hope

Street. 332 9000. 7. l5pm. £3.50—£45.50. Scottish ()pera perform Puccini's popular tale of students and prostitutes struggling to survive a harsh winter in 19th century



I Edinburgh Harp Festival The Pleasance. 60 The Pleasance. 332 8692. See Fri 26.

I Napier Chamber Orchestra Ttit‘meati Grand Hall. Napier University. New Craig. Craighouse.

6pm. Free. James Durrant conducts the

student orchestra.


I Camerata Scotland RSAMD, 100 Reitfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £10 (£5). As part of this year's LASMO Staffa Music Awards. Roland Melia

conducts the chamber orchestra of the

National Youth Orchestra of Scotland. and the finalists of this prestigious award iii Arnold's .S't'rtvttit/t'jm' Small ()I'('/I(’.\'Il'll. Mozait's .S'vmp/iu/iv Nu .a’l. 'l’uriv' and more.

I Dame Kiri Te Kanawa Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sattchiehall Street. 287 5511. 7.30pm. £l3—£45. Best remembered for her solo performance

3 at Charles and Di‘s wedding. the

internationally renowned soprano makes her RCl—l debut as part of their ‘lntei'national Series'.

I The Piano Music Of Frederic Chopin Hutcheson's Hall. I58 Ingram Street. 552 839l. 8pm. £12 (£8). Pianist Gusztav Fenyo marks the l50th anniversary of Chopin's death with the fourth of seven concerts featuring some of the composer's finest piano works.


I Edinburgh Harp Festival The Pleasance. 60 The Pleasance. 332 8692. See Fri 26.



I La Boheme Theatre Royal. 282 Hope Street. 3329000. 7. l5pm. £3.50—£45.50. See Tue 30.

I Concerto Caledonia Kelvinside Hillhead Church. Observatory Road. 9pm. £6—£9 (£4—£6.50). The early tittisic eiiseitible present Francois Couperin's /.(‘('(Hl.\‘ (/(’ Ic'/1(’/)I'c‘.\'. his ethereal settings of the Latiientations. stittg by candlelight.


I The Edinburgh Quartet lan Tomlin Scltool ()f Music. Napier University. Craighouse. 455 6280. l.l5pm. Free. The university's quartet in residence perform Mozart's String Qtiurli'! in /'~ and J. B. Mcliwan's Birmv.

I The National'Children’s Orchestra

Of Scotland Queen’s Hall. Clerk Street. 667 7776. 7pm. £7 (£l ). Nigel Murray conducts this talented group of 8—l4 year olds through works by Grieg. Britten and Chabi'ier.