Performances will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least eight days before publication. Classical listings compiled by Kelly Apter.
I RSNO Junior Chorus Merchants House, 7 West George Street, 639 3176. 12.30pm. £4.50 (£1.50—£4). Christopher Bell conducts the youth wing of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra chorus in a programme of popular choral works. I Masterclass RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 2pm. Free. Robert Cohen directs a masterclass on the cello, while Andrew Marriner looks at the clarinet.
I Composer's Workshop RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 6.30pm. Free. Leading electroacoustic composer Joe Hyde gives an insight into the art of composition.
I Scottish Opera - Carmen Theatre Royal, 282 Hope Street, 332 9000. 7.15pm. £5.50—£45.50. Based on Prosper Merimee’s tale of 19th century peasant life in Seville, Bizet’s legendary musical score has become one of the world’s most popular operas. A joint effort between Scottish Opera and Welsh National Opera, this new production captures the passion, colour and spirit of the iece.
I Four Seasons By Candlelig t Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £12.50—£21. The Mozart Festival Orchestra don their 18th century gladrags for this atmospheric concert bathed in candlelight. Joining Vivaldi on the bill tonight are Charpentier, Bach, Clarke, Stanley and Handel.
I Hebrides Ensemble Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7.45pm. £8 (£2—£5). The ensemble offer up a mix of old and new, with Sally Beamish’s theatrical piece, Commedia, the world premiere of Jennifer Walshe’s need nothing too deep, Poulenc’s Le Bal Masque and finally Schoenberg’s atmospheric Pierrot Lunaire.
I Lakme Adam Smith Theatre, Bennochy Road, 01592 412929. 7.15pm. £9 (£4—£6). Fife Opera presents Delibes’ tragic tale of a young Hindu priestess who falls in love with a British officer.
I Midday Concert RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 1pm. £3.50 (£2.50). A programme which brings together lute, bass viol and harpsichord, with countertenor from Robin Blaze. Part of BBC Radio 3’s concert series.
I Edinburgh Quartet Kilmardinny Arts Centre, 50 Kilmardinny Avenue, Bearsden, 931 5083. 7.45pm. £6 (£3). The string Quartet perform works by Haydn, Matthew Roddie and Beethoven.
I Isobel Mieras and Ian Ferguson National Gallery of Scotland, The Mound, 624 6200. 12.45pm. Free. The history of Scottish fiddle music is brought to life by Mieras (clarsach/voice) and Ferguson (fiddle), featuring stories and songs from the 18th century to present day. I Caroline Cradock Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh University, Bristo Square, 650 2423. 1.10pm. Free. Organist Cradock is joined by a plainsong choir for two 17th century French organ masses, plus Couperin’s Offertoire from Messe propre pour les couvents. I Cappella Nova - Song Of Songs Greyfriars Kirk, Greyfriars Place, 668 2019. 7.30pm. £6—£9 (£4.50-£6.50). The vocal ensemble open their 1999/2000
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season with this homage to the poetry of King Solomon, and the music inspired by him through the ages. Featuring the world premiere of Peter McGarr’s Love Remains, the concert also includes pieces by Palestrina, Victoria, Guerrero, Walton and Bairstow plus a selection of 16th century Scottish works.
I Laltme Adam Smith Theatre, Bennochy Road, 01592 412929. 7.15pm. £9 (£4-£6). See Thu 4.
SATURDAY 6 Glasgow I Children’s Classic Concerts Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 3pm. £8 (£4—£6); family ticket £22. Presenter Atarah Ben-Tovim is joined by the RSNO for this fun classical concert for 4-14 year olds, featuring works by Ravel, Rimsky-Korsakov and Prokoﬁev. See Kids pa e. I Glasgow Opera Bu aCottier Theatre, 93—95 Hyndland Street, 357 3868. 7pm. £8 (£5). The company take on Pergolesi’s one-act comic chamber Opera, La Serva Padrona. Sung in En lish. I cottish Opera - Friend Of The People Theatre Royal, 282 Hope Street, 332 9000. 7.15pm. £5.50—£45.50. Set against the backdrop of the French Revolution, this new opera by emerging Scottish composer David Horne follows the trials and tribulations of young Scottish advocate and parliamentary reformer, Thomas Muir. See feature. I The Bearsden Choir St Mary’s Cathedral, 300 Great Western Road, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £8 (£6). Organist John Langdon and cellist Rudi de Groote join the choir for ‘Ethereal Sounds’, a programme featuring Faure’s Requiem, Barber’s Agnus Dei, Gorecki’s Torus Tuus and Tavemer’s Little Requiem For Father L nch. I Roya Scottish National Orchestra Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £10—£22 (£5). Guest conductor Carlo Rizzi is joined by the RSNO’s principal trumpet player John Gracie for Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto, in a programme which also features Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No 5 and Brahms’ Haydn Variations.
I The Edinburgh Light Orchestra Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7.30pm. £4-£7.50. Tenor Peter Alexander Wilson joins conductor James Beyer and the orchestra for a selection of favourites from the stage and screen.
I Music For A Perfect Day Greyfriars Kirk, Greyfriars Place, 668 2019. 7.30pm. £10 (£8). Trumpeter Simon Lenton and organist Kevin Bowyer perform a selection of Baroque classics, including Albinoni’s Adagio, Bach ’5 Air on a G String and Handel’s Music For The Royal Fireworks.
I Close To You Theatre Workshop, 34 Hamilton Place, 226 5425. 7.45pm. £6 (£3/children free). One Voice specialise in bringing wide-ranging sounds to a wide range of people, and this concert is deﬁnitely no exception. Essentially a musical potted history of one of the most popular songwriters of the late 20th century, Burt Bacharach, the concert also features music by those who taught and influenced him, including Darius Milhaud’s Suite and Henry Cowell’s Vestiges.
I Lakme Adam Smith Theatre, Bennochy Road, 01592 412929. 7.15pm. £9 (£4-£6). See Thu 4.
I Cappella Nova - Song Of Songs Holy Trinity Church, Fullarton Street, 01292 610702. 7.30pm. £6—£9 (£4.50—£6.50). See Fri 5.
I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra MacRobert, University of Stirling, 01786
461081. 8pm. £12 (£9.50). Jerzy Maksymuik conducts guest violinist Elizabeth Layton and the orchestra in Walton’s Violin Concerto, in a programme which also features Walton’s Spitﬁre: Prelude and Fugue and Beethoven’s Symphony No 3 ‘E roica ’.
SUNDAY 7 Glasgow I Young Musicians At Pollok Pollok House, Pollok Country Park, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, 616 6410. 2pm. £3 (£2). The ﬁrst in a series of afternoon concerts featuring talented young students from the RSAMD. Getting the ball rolling is pianist Marina Nadiradze, who will perform a programme of romantic piano classics.
I The Barbican Piano Trio Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 2.30pm. £10(£5). One of the UK’s ﬁnest chamber groups returns to the Queen’s Hall for a programme featuring Beethoven’s Piano Trio in B ﬂat, Ravel’s Piano Trio in A Minor and Dvorak’s 'Dumky’ Trio.
I Michael Bonaventure St Peter’s Church, Lutton Place, 667 9838. 4.30pm. Free. A programme of contemporary Scottish and French works from organist Michael Bonaventure.
I David Phillips St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile, 225 9442. 6pm. Free. Organist Phillips gives a free early evening recital featuring works by Widor, Bach, Messiaen and Durufle.
I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Festival Theatre, 13—29 Nicolson Street, 529 6000. 7.30pm. £8—£21 (£6—£19). See Sat 6.
I Cappella Nova - Song Of Songs St Salvator’s Chapel, North Street, 01334 462226. 8pm. £6—£9 (£4.50—£6.50). See Fri 5.
MONDAY 8 Glasgow I Opera Galactica Shettleston Hall, Wellshot Road. Info: 306 3288/557 2553. 7.30pm. Donation on the door. Opera-On A Shoestring continue to break new ground with their new space age extravaganza featuring operatic highlights from La Traviata, The Magic Flute and The Marriage 0f Figaro among others. Performed by three singers and piano accompaniment, all the arias are sung in English and musical director Richard Lewis has looked towards both science ﬁction and the soap opera to add an extra comic element to the show.
TUESDAY 9 Glasgow
I Prizewinner of the 10th Naverhill Sinfonia Soloist Competition Hutcheson’s Hall, 158 Ingram Street, 552 8391. 1.15pm. £2.50. A yet-to-be- announced programme from a still-to-be- decided winner.
I Opera Galactica Maryhill Community Hall, Maryhill Road. Info: 306 3288/557 2553. 2.30pm. Donation on door. See Mon 8.
I J. W. Goethe - A Musical Celebration Hutcheson’s Hall, 158 Ingram Street, 552 8391. 8pm. £10(£8). Pianist Gusztav Fenyo presents the ﬁrst of two concerts celebrating the life and work of one of Germany’s greatest poets and playwrights, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Tonight’s recital features soprano Sarah Fox and baritone Christopher Underwood, performing works by Franz Schubert and Hugo Wolf, plus poetry and recitations by Giles Havergal and Sandy Welsh.
I The Edinburgh Quartet Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh University, Bristo Square, 650 2423. 1.10pm. Free. The string quartet perform Beethoven’s Quartet in A Minor.
I Richard Goode Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 7.30pm. CANCELLED.
I Alexander Hay and Judith Keaney Pollok House, Pollok Country Park, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, 616 6410. 7.30pm. £8 (£7). An atmospheric concert in the Edwardian Library of Pollok House, with flautist Hay and pianist Keaney performing works by Beethoven, Bach and Poulenc.
I Opera Galactica Drumchapel Community Centre, Kinfauns Drive. Info: 306 3288/557 2553. 7.30pm. Donation on door. See Mon 8.
THURSDAY 11 Glasgow
I Bingham String Quartet John Mclntyre Hall, University Avenue, 330 4092. 1.10pm. Free. The quartet perform Elgar’s String Quartet in E Minor, Mozart’s Adagio and Fugue, and Company by Philip Glass.
I Schools Gala Concert '99 City Hall, Candleriggs, 287 5511. 7pm. £5 (£1-£3). A fine display of young musical talent takes to the City Hall stage tonight, as bands, orchestras and choirs from schools in Fife, Lochaber, Aberdeen, Strathclyde, Perth and Lothian perform a wide range of material. BBC Radio Scotland’s lain Anderson hosts proceedings.
I 20th Century Pops St Bride’s Centre, 10 Orwell Terrace, 346 1405. 7.30pm. £5 (£4). The Glits Choir takes a look at women and music from the 20th century — from Vera Lynn to Madonna.
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I Quatuor Mosaiques RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 1pm. £3.50 (£2.50). The string quartet perform Beethoven’s String Quartets in A and F major as part of the RSAMD’s concert series to be broadcast on BBC Radio 3. I Opera Galactica Barmulloch Community Centre, Wallacewell Quadrant. Info: 306 3288/557 2553. 7.30pm. Donation on door. See Mon 8. I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra City Hall, Candleriggs, 287 5511. 8pm. £7—£16 (cones available). The orchestra continue their ‘Steel & Gold’ series, highlighting the work and influence of Sergei Rachmaninov. Tonight Martyn Brabbins conducts Elgar’s Symphonic Study: F alstafjr and Rachmaninov’s The Miserly Knight, sung in Russian.
I Simon Nieminski McEwan Hall, Bristo Square, 650 4381. 1.10pm. Free. Organist Nieminski performs Reuchsel’s Promenades en Provence.
I Concentus Romae St Cecilia’s Hall, Niddry Street, Cowgate, 668 2232. 7pm. Free. The quartet, on ﬂute, violin, cello and harpsichord perform works by Vivaldi, Bononcini, Leonarda and Corelli.
I 20th Century Pops St Bride’s Centre, 10 Orwell Terrace, 346 1405. 7.30pm. £5 (£4). See Thu 11.
SATURDAY 13 Glasgow
I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £10—£22 (£5). Recording star and world tourer Howard Shelley pulls up a chair at the grand piano for Grieg’s Piano Concerto, in a programme which also features Michael Torke’s December and Sibelius’s Symphony No 2. Conductor Tadaaki Otaka is at the baton.
I Strathaven Choral Society Uddingston Old Parish Church, Old Glasgow Road, Uddingston, 01357 300323. 7.30pm. £4. Organist Peter Backhouse is joined by soloists from the society for Durufle’s Requiem, Parry’s Blest Pair Of Sirens and Vivaldi’s Gloria.