Performances will be listed, provided that details reach our ofﬁces at least eight days before publication. Classical listings compiled by Kelly Apter.
I The Marriage Of Figaro Theatre Royal, 282 Hope Street, 332 9000. 2.15pm. £5.50—£45.50. Scottish Opera present one of the world’s best loved operas, featuring Christopher Purves as Figaro, and Rebecca Caine as Susanna. Sharing the podium as conductor are Raymond Lep ard and Derek Clark.
I Strauss Ga a Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £12.50—£21.50. An exuberant New Year celebration as the Johann Strauss Orchestra and Dancers, with soprano Lousie Walsh, recreate the elegance of 19th century Vienna. The extensive programme includes Strauss favourites The Blue Danube and Die Fledermaus.
I The Dunedin Consort Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7.30pm. £4—£9. A fully-staged version of the suitably seasonal opera Amahl And The Night Visitors, directed by the composer himself, Gian Carlo Menotti. There is an opportunity to join the company before the show to find out the background of the piece.
I Andae-Louise Hypolite 8: Yuval Zorn Pollok House, Pollok Country Park, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, 616 6410. 2pm. £3 (£2). The ‘Young Musicians At Pollock’ series continues with mezzo- soprano Andae-Louise Hypolite performing Haydn’s Canzonets and Shumann’s Frauenliebe Un Leben, accompanied by pianist Yuval Zorn.
I Strauss Gala Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £12.50—£21.50. Sec Sat 8.
I The Dunedin Consort Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 2.30pm. £4—£9. See Sat 8.
I The Tomlin Consort St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile, 226 2998. 6pm. Free. The Consort perform works by Boccherini, Michael Berkeley, Leo Brouwer and Poulenc.
Edinburgh I Strauss Gala Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 8pm. £10—£22. See Sat 8.
I Graeme Danby 8: Julia Lynch Merchants House, 7 West George Street, 639 3176. 12.45pm. £4.50 (£1.50—£4). Baritone Graeme Danby makes a welcome return to the Merchant’s House for a concert filled with opera, Operetta and humorous songs, accompanied by pianist Julia Lynch.
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7.45pm. £5.50—£18.50. Joseph Swensen conducts the orchestra in Schumann’s Overture, Scherzo and Finale and Symphony No 1 'Spring', and is joined by soloist Ralph Kirshbaum for Barber’s Cello Concerto.
I Dou ie MacLean With The ST Scottis Ensemble Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £11—£13. Scotland’s prolific singer-
songwriter Dougie MacLean isjoined by the Ensemble in an unconventional collaboration. Part of Celtic Connections. I Scottish Chamber Orchestra City Hall, Candleriggs, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £5.50—£16.50. See Thu 13.
I Composer's Workshop RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 8pm. Free. Judith Weir, who is featured in tonight’s BBC Radio 3 concert, gives a workshop around her chamber piece Airs From Another Planet.
I Hear And Now RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 10pm. Free but ticketed — two per applicant. Martyn Brabbins conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the Academy Chamber Choir in this BBC Radio 3 concert which highlights the work of Scottish composer Judith Weir. Featured pieces are Storm, Piano Concerto — with piano soloist Rolf Hind — and Moon And Star.
I The Marriage Of Figaro Festival Theatre, 13—29 Nicolson Street, 529 6000. 7.15pm. £9.50—£45.50 (£7.50—£42.50). See Sat 8.
I The Marriage Of Figaro Festival Theatre, 13-29 Nicolson Street, 529 6000. 7.15pm. £9.50—£45.50 (£7.50—£42.50). See Sat 8.
I Hebrides Ensemble BBC Studio 1,5 Queen Street, 7.45pm. Free but ticketed. The Ensemble perform Judith Weir‘s Distance And Enchantment, Sally Beamish’s Piobaireachd, Gordon McPherson’s Stramash and Dvorak’s Piano Quartet in D Major. The performance is being recorded for future transmission on BBC Radio 3; free tickets are available by sending an SAE to 1MP, Room 220, BBC Broadcasting House, Queen Margaret Drive, Glasgow.
I Sinfonia Orchestra and Steven Osborne St Michael’s Parish Church, Kirkgate, 01506 842630. 7.30pm. £6 (£2—£4). Pianist Steven Osborne joins the Sinfonia Orchestra performing Wagner’s Prelude — Die Meistersinger Von Nuremberg, Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No 5 and Dvorak’s Symphony No 8.
I Bel Canto St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile, 226 2998. 6pm. Free. The vocal group perform Francisco Guerrero’s
M issa Surge Propera.
I Music In The Conservatory Calderglen Country Park, Strathaven Road, 01355 236644. 1—3pm. Free. Students from the RSAMD perform a mixed programme of music.
I BT Scottish Ensemble BBC Studio 1, Broadcasting House, Queen Margaret Drive, 338 8844. 7.30pm. Free but ticketed. The Ensemble perform Copland’s Hoedown Front Rodeo and Appalachian Spring, Holst’s St Paul's Suite, Bartok’s Romanian Dances, Grainger’s Danish Folk Songs Suite and Lutoslawski’s Folk Songs. The performance is being recorded for future transmission on BBC Radio 3; free tickets are available by sending an SAE to IMF, Room 220, BBC Broadcasting House, Queen Margaret Drive, Glasgow.
I Solid Brass Brunton Theatre, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, 665 2240. 7.15pm. £3.50 (£2.50). A concert by Musselburgh and Fisherrow Trades Band. I Noye's Fludde Festival Theatre, 13—29 Nicolson Street, 529 6000. 7.30pm. £7. Pupils from The Mary Erskine and Stewart’s Melville schools perform this Benjamin Britten opera.
I Musica Electronica Concert Hall, University of Glasgow, University Avenue, 330 4092. 1.10—1.50pm. Free. Electroacoustic music using the latest digital technology is performed by students of the BEng Electronics with Music course.
I The Edinburgh Quartet Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh University, Bristo Square, 650 2423. 1.10pm. Free. Enjoy a lunchtime concert from the renowned quartet, with a programme including llaydn’s Quartet 0;) 20 and Kodaly‘s Quartet No 2.
I An Evening With Evelyn Glennie Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7.30pm. £12—£20. A fundraising concert for VSO, which sees a solo programme from the hugely talented percussionist featuring such delights as The Golden Age Of The Xylophone and [.os Destellos de la Resonancia. Royalty fans should keep an eye out for the Duchess of Kent, who is expected to be in attendance.
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I The Edinburgh Quartet Swann Buildings, King‘s Buildings, Mayfield Road, 650 2423. 1.10pm. Free. See Tue 18.
I Paul Boyes And Scott Mitchell Concert Hall, University of Glasgow, University Avenue, 330 4092. 1.10—2prn. Free. This bassoon recital by Paul Boyes, Principal Bassoon of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, will feature a varied programme, including the liuropean premiere of Andre l’revin‘s new [human Sonata. Pianist Scott Mitchell accompanies.
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Town Hall, Sandgate, 01292 611222. 7.30pm. Augustin Dumay directs and provides the violin solos in this Mozart celebration, which aims to replicate a concert of the time. Works include Mozart's Adagio K261, Rondo K3 73, liolin Concerto No .i‘ and Symphony No 35, plus Bach 's Concerto for ()boe, Violin and Strings.
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