I Sedenka Columcille Centre, 2 Newbattle Terrace, 447 7404. 8pm. £5 (£3). The a cappella vocal group in a mixed programme of traditional and early music from Europe, the Middle East and America.


I MacAlias Howden Park Centre, Howden. Information 01506 433 634. 8pm. £5 (£3). Outstanding singing from Karine Polwart and Gill Bowman, crossing from centuries-old ballads to their own contemporary commentaries.


I Mondo Morricone Cowane Centre, Cowane Street, 01786 473544. 8pm. £5 (£3). Duglas T Stewart (BMX Bandits) and Davie Scott (The Pearlfishers) perform a tribute to famed film composer Ennio Morricone, with themes from, among others, The Good, The Bad/1nd The Ugly. First performed at this year’s Celtic Connections.


I Wee Folk Club Royal Oak Downstairs. 8pm. £3. Tiny, 30-seat venue, with songs and fiddle tunes from Scotland and Ireland by George Duff and Adam Jack. Information and tickets 557 2976.

I None Of The Above Bongo Club, New Street, 558 7604. 8.30pm. £6 (£4). The monthly music blender this week presents Dutch songsmith Bernard Brogue, South African jazz groovers Azitiz, and the band that always attracts a loyal following from their Greek homeland Tinela.

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I lnti lllimani with John Williams and Paco Pena Festival Theatre, 13—29 Nicolson Street, 529 6000. 7.30pm. £7—£19 (£5—£l6). The acclaimed South American Group lnti lllimani are joined by classical guitarist John Williams and flamenco guitarist Paco Pena.


I The Grand Acoustic Road Show Edinburgh Folk Club, Pleasance Cabaret Bar, 60 The Pleasance, 650 2349. 8pm. £6 (£4—£5). A tremendous concert party featuring music and song from top Northumbrian piper Pauline Cato in a duo with North East fiddler and singer Torn McConville. They bring along celebrated singer Maggie Boyle (who’s also very handy on flute and bodhran), and Clive Carroll, who, after debuting at the age of three on banjo with his London/Irish family, moved to the guitar and London’s Guildhall School of Music and is emerging as a leading light of the new school of acoustic, steel- strung pickers.



I Foster And Allan Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 8pm. £10.50—£12.50. Populist, sentimental entertainment from the Irish balladeers.

I Open Stage New Dawn Folk Club, Riverside Club, Fox Street, 445 6271. 8.15pm. £4 (£2). A chance to perform.


I Ladysmith Black Mambazo Playhouse, 18—22 Greenside Place, 0870 6063424. 7.30pm. £15—£22.50. The biggest-ever selling African group, famed world-wide for their Heinz TV ad, with their mix of costume, colour, church-based vocal harmony and dance.


I Come All Ye Howden Park Centre, Howden, 01506 433634. 8pm. Open

session for local musicians and singers.

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


I Susanne Stanzeleit and Gusztav Fenyo Recital Studio, University of Strathclyde, 76 Southbrae Drive, 950 3476. 1.15pm. Free. These two highly regarded musicians, on violin and piano respectively, give a free lunchtime concert featuring Stravinsky’s Suite Italienne, Messiaen’s Themes and Variations and Enesco’s Sonata No 2.

I Alon Goldstein Concert Hall, University of Glasgow, University Avenue, 330 4092. 1.10pm. Free. Pianist Goldstein performs Bach’s Toccata in G minor, Janacek’s Sonata I.X. and Schubert’s Wandererflintasie.


I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 10pm. Free, but ticketed. Martyn Brabbins leads the orcltestra in a portrait of composer Harrison Birtwistle as part of tlte BBC Radio 3 ‘Hear And Now’ series. The programme features three Scottish premieres; Bach illeasures, Antiphonies with Nicolas Hodges on piano, and The Cry Ofrilllllfis with Chris McShane on tuba.

I Hector Scott and Neil McFarlane Kilmardinny House, Kilmardinny Crescent, Bearsden. 339 1707. 7.45pm. £6 (£3). Violinist Scott and pianist McFarlane perform works by Dvorak, Monti, Fiocco and Mackenxie-Murdoch. Also on the bill is archive film footage of St Kilda, accompanied by traditional folk music.

I St Mungo's Festival Glasgow Cathedral, Cathedral Street, 552 8198. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). This two day celebration of Glasgow's rich tradition and culture starts with St 1111013403 Fire on Saturday, featuring a host of poets, authors and musicians including Janice Galloway, Liz Lochhead, Edwin Morgan and The McCluskey Brothers; followed by a look back at one thousand years of dance, drama and chant on Sunday in Celtic Spirit, with performances by Cappella Nova, The Scottish Plainsong Choir and har ist William Taylor.

I Scott At Tfie Opera Pollok House, Pollok Country Park, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, 616 6410. 8pm. £12.50. Opera On A Shoestring perform a programme of romantic words and tnusic by composers who have drawn inspiration front the

novels and poetry of Sir Walter Scott.

I Royal National Lifeboat Institution Charity Concert Royal

i Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287

5511. 7.30pm. £35—£50. A fundraising evening of music inspired by the sea, plus champagne reception.

I Academy Wind Orchestra RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 1pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Bryan Allen conducts the orchestra in a modern programme, which features James MacMillan’s Sowetan Spring and Eric Whiltaker‘s Godzilla [fats l.as Vegas.


I Essential Scottish Opera Brunlon

Theatre, Ladywell Wav. Musselburgh.

665 2240. 7.30pm. £9'(£6). For the

. eighth year running. Scottish Opera go

on the road with a diverse programme of

operatic highlights, including extracts

from The Magic Flute, (.‘armen, The Pearl Fishers, Rigoletto and La Trai'iatu. I The Fairer Six Canongate Kirk, 153 Canongate, 667 7776. 8pm. £6 (£3). The all-female vocal ensemble perform Robert (‘arver's Mass for SSA. llans

Gal’s Drei Lieder and Gusztav Holst’s Hymn to the Vtg Reda, plus works by Warlock and Bartok. Proceeds will go to Firefly, a youth reconciliation project in Bosnia.

I Charles Harrison Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh University, Bristo Square, 650 2423. 1.10pm. Free. Organist Harrison plays three pieces by Bach, includin his Toccata and Fugue in I". I Trio E ecta Italian Cultural Institute, 82 Nicolson Street, 668 2232. 7pm. Federico Paci (clarinet), Gabriele Bonolis (cello) and Piero Di Egidio (piano) perform music by Chiara Marcsca.



I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £10—£22 (concs available). Tonight’s New World- themed programme features the European premiere of Michael Torke’s Jasper, as well as works by Barber and Rouse and Dvorak’s Symphony No 9 from The New World.

I St Mungo'sFestivaI Glasgow Cathedral, Cathedral Street. 552 8198. 7.30pm. £8—£l4 (£5—£10). See Fri 3.


I Scottish Opera Parsifal Festival Theatre, 13—29 Nicolson Street, 529 6000. 4.30pm. £10.50—£49.50 (£8.50—£33.50). Scottish Opera present their first ever production of Wagner’s epic work. Dramatic tenor John Murray takes on the role of Parsifal, a young man who stumbles on an order of knights whose rituals centre on the Holy Grail. Note early start time.

I SCO Chorus Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7.45pm. £5.5()—£l8.50. Ben Parry directs the SCO in Verdi’s Sacred Pieces and Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle with soprano Lorna Anderson, mezzo soprano Louise Innes, tenor Richard Edgar Wilson and bass baritone Christopher Purves weighing in alon ’side the chorus.

I E inburgh Medics' Music Society Spring Concert Nicolson Square Church, Nicolson Square, 667 7776. 7.30pm. £4 (£3). The society perform the premiere ofAlistair Justice‘s The Shore, amon is! other works.

I Edinburgh Symphony Baroque Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh University, Bristo Square, 650 2423. 7.30pm. £6 (£3). Conductor James Gorick isjoincd by counter-tenor Robin Blaze and bass Nigel Brookes for a programme which features 1.8. Bach’s S inget Dem Ilerrn, Jesu Meine Freude and Vergnugte Ruh, plus Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri.

I Edinburgh Symphony Orchestra Greyfriars Kirk. Greyfriars Place, 668 2019. 7.30pm. £7 (£5). Alasdair Mitchell conducts the orchestra in Beethoven ‘s Symphony No 6

‘Pastoral ', Clemson's Pandura and d'lndy's lyrical Symphonie sur un chant montaganard francais.

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I A 20th Century Retrospective Canongate Kirk, 153 Canongate, 556 7534. 8pm. £5 (£3). A programme of music for solo wind instruments by Britten, Ornette Clennon, Hans Martin Linde and Prokofiev.


I Voices For CHAS Town Hall, Lower Auchingramont Road, 01698 452299. £3 (£1.50). BBC presenter Kirsteen McCue isjoincd by local choirs, primary schools and musicians for a fundraising concert.


I Jewish Arts Day RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. Noon. A celebration of the Jewish cultural tradition, featuring a tribute to the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein and a performance of Spanish music from Lucie Skeaping and The Burning Bush. I Richard Markson and Jorge Osorio Merchants House, 7 West George Street, 334 105l. 7.30pm. £15 (£5). Cellist Markson and pianist Osorio perform works by Beethoven, in this fund-raising concert for the Children ‘s Hospice Association Scotland. Ticket price includes wine and canapes.

I Universit of Glasgow Choral Society 8: C amber Orchestra The Chapel, University of Glasgow, University Avenue. 330 4095. 7.30pm. £6 (£3). Cecilia Weston conducts the orchestra in Faure’s Requiem.


I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Festival Theatre, 13—29 Nicolson Street, 529 6000. 7.30pm. £8—£2l (cones available). See Sat 4.

I St Giles’ At Six St Giles‘ Cathedral, Royal Mile, 225 9442. 6pm. Free. The Square Peg Ensemble perform works by Falla, Rodrigo, Weir and Stravinsky.

I Merchiston Castle School Greyfriars Kirk, Greyfriars Place. 668 2019. 7pm. Free. Philip Rossiter conducts the school Choral Society and Orchestra in Vaughan Williams‘ () he joyful in the Lord and Benjamin

Britten 'S S! .V'icltolas.

I Music At St Marks St Mark's. Castle Terrace. 6pm. £5 (£3) on door. Soprano Fiona Mitchell, pianist Spedding Micklcm and clarinettist Pamela Turley perform works by Schubert, Brahms, Mozart and others.



I Paragon Ensemble Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 551 l. 8pm. £9 (£l—£4.50). A major event for Paragon as they present the UK premiere of Philip Glass‘s (ilassworks. The piece will be performed alongside a selection

of Glass's other chamber works. including Piece in the Shape ofa Square and ll'ichita Iiirtex Sutra. See preview.

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