MIISID classical & opera
CLASSICAL 8i OPERA: SUN 19 MAR cont. Paisley
I Paisley Philharmonic Choir Paisley Town Hall, Abbey Close, 959 5877. 7pm.
£7 (£4). Iain Anderson hosts a celebration of 500 years of sacred and secular music.
I Chamber Music Concert RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 7.30pm. Free. A concert from the RSAMD’s student chamber ensembles.
I Piano Circus Traverse Theatre, Cambridge Street, 228 1404. 7.45pm. £9 (£4). See Fri 17.
I Sorrel Quartet Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7.45pm. £8.50—£15 (£5.50—£14). This exciting young string quartet have toured extensively throughout the world to rapturous acclaim. Tonight they perform Elgar’s 0p 93, Britten’s Quartet No 3 and Haydn’s Quartet 0p 50 No 1.
I Melisma - A Taste Of Italy Hutcheson’s Hall, 158 Ingram Street, 552 8391. 1.15pm. £2.50. The soprano, tenor and piano trio perform this musical celebration of all things Italian, including arias and duets by Puccini and Verdi.
I HMS Pinafore King’s Theatre, 2 Leven Street, 529 6000. 7.30pm. £8—£12 (£5-£7). The Edinburgh Gilbert and Sullivan Society present this satirical portrait of Victorian Britain.
I Woodwind Department Concert RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). The amassed talents of the RSAMD’s Woodwind Department scholars.
I The Banquet Of Music Queen’s Craig Recital Room, Craighouse Campus, Napier University, 455 2328. 1.15pm. Free. An afternoon recital on baroque violin, cello, organ and harpsichord.
I HMS Pinafore King’s Theatre, 2 Leven Street, 529 6000. 7.30pm. £8—£12 (£5-£7). See Tue 21.
THURSDAY 23 Glasgow . I Kenneth Hamilton Merchants House, 7 West George Street, 334 9757. 12.45pm. £4.50 (£1.50—£4). Described as one of the ﬁnest pianists of his generation, Hamilton performs works by Chopin and Liszt. I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £10.50—£21.50(concs available). The orchestra perform
Piano Circus perform at RSAMD, Glasgow. Fri 17 8. Mon 20 Mar
Mahler’s Symphony No 5 and Lieder by Richard Strauss.
I American Pie Barony Hall, Castle Street, 287 5511. 8pm. £6 (£3—£4). The Strathclyde University Concert Band and the Big Band & Brass Ensemble perform top tunes from the US, including works by composer Aaron Copland.
I HMS Pinafore King’s Theatre, 2 Leven Street, 529 6000. 7.30pm. £8—£12 (cs—£7). See Tue 21.
FRIDAY 24 Glasgow I Academy Early Music Players And Singers RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 1pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Catherine Mackintosh conducts the ensemble in Purcell’s ‘Masque’ from Dioclesian as well as pieces by Michel-Richard De Lalande and Jean-Fery Rebel.
I HMS Pinafore King’s Theatre, 2 Leven Street, 529 6000. 7.30pm. £8—£12 (£5—£7). See Tue 21.
I Tommy Smith And Murray McLachlan Rothes Halls, Rothes Square, 01592 611101. 8pm. £6. A classical collaboration between Scottish National Jazz Orchestra director Smith and pianist McLachlan, including pieces from their new album Gymnopedie.
I Glasgow Wind Band RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 7.30pm. £7.50 (£4). Kevin Price conducts works by
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The Paragon Sunday Series
Mozart 8: Beethoven
Virtuoso chamber music with complimentary newspapers and a special Brunch menu Excluswe cafe discounts for ticket holders
Tickets £6 (concs £3) Family Ticket £12 The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh 0131 668 2019
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Britten, Ireland, Sparke and Ronan Hardiman as well as Sweeney Astray by Scottish composer William Sweeney.
I HMS Pinafore King’s Theatre, 2 Leven Street, 529 6000. 2.30pm & 7.30pm. £8—£12 (£5—£7). See Tue 21. I John Kitchen and Friends St Cecilia’s Hall, Niddry Street, 668 2019. 7.45pm. £10 (£5—£7). The celebrated Scottish harpsichordist pays homage to the work of late 19th century Parisian Louis Diemer, one of the leading ﬁgures in the harpsichord revival.
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7.45pm. £5.50—£18.50. Conductor Andrew Litton is joined by guest cellist Truls Mork for Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No I, in a programme which also features Bartok’s Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste and Prokofiev’s Symphony No 1 ‘Classical’. Litton gives a pre-concert talk at 6.45pm.
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra St Mary’s Parish Church, The Sidegate, 01620 823738. 7.30pm. £10—£12. The orchestra visit this beautiful and atmospheric church to perform a programme of works by Dvorak and Mozart, with Swiss conductor Thierry Fischer at the baton and guest violinist Elisabeth Batiashvili as the soloist.
I The Mandolinquents Adam Smith Theatre, Bennochy Road, 01592 412929. 8pm. £8 (£5). Britain’s first modern mandolin ensemble perform such diversities as works by Handel and Mozart through to swing and ragtime tunes of the 305 and 405.
I Sunday Brunch With Paragon Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 1pm. £7 (£18 including brunch). The ensemble continue their popular pairing of food and music, performing Schumann’s Marchenersahlingen, Paganini’s Caprice and Mozart’s Kegelstatt Trio. Food served from 11am.
I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Festival Theatre, 13—29 Nicolson Street, 529 6000. 7.30pm. £8—£2l (cones available). See Thu 23.
I ECAT Young Composers And Writers Forum Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh University, Bristo Square, 650 2423. 7.45pm. Free. VOCEM electric voice theatre present seven new works resulting from collaborations between young composers and writers. See preview.
MONDAY 27 Edinburgh I St George's School For Girls Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7.30pm. The pupils perform Handel’s Messiah with full chorus and orchestral
I Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £7-£22. Soloist Steven Isserlis takes centre stage for Elgar’s wonderful Cello Concerto, which sits squarely between Dvorak’s Overture Carnival and Shostakovich ’5 Symphony No 5.
WEDNESDAY 29 Glasgow
I Scottish Opera - Tosca Theatre Royal, 282 Hope Street, 332 9000. 7.15pm. £5.50—£45.50 (concs Mon- Thu £4.13—£34.13). Nina Rautio takes the title role in Scottish Opera’s production of Puccini’s operatic masterpiece, with the action updated to 19405 Fascist Italy.
I Murray Perahia Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £8-£13. The first of three International Series events commemorating the 250th anniversary of the death of IS. Bach. Tonight sees acclaimed pianist Perahia give a solo recital of the composer’s Goldberg Variations, originally written for ha sichord.
I Fre dy Kempf Merchants House, 7 West George Street, 334 9757. 7.30pm. £15 (£5). Piano recital from Kempf, a prize-winner at the prestigious Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. All proceeds go to the Children’s Hospice Association Scotland.
I The Edinburgh Quartet Queen’s Craig Recital Room, Craighouse Campus, Napier University, 455 2328. 1.15pm. Free. The quartet perform Chausson’s Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Quartet.
I Wilma MacDougall And Robert Melling Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 3pm. £6. Soprano MacDougall teams up with pianist Melling for a classical selection which ranges from the songs of Shakespeare to the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein.
I Prince Igor Festival Theatre, 13—29 Nicolson Street, 529 6000. 7.15pm. £7—£20 (£5—£16). Edinburgh Grand Opera present Alexander Borodin's passionate Russian opera, in which Prince Igor goes to war against the great Tartar warlord leaving his own homeland unprotected.
I The Mysteries St Mary’s Cathedral, 23 Palmerston Place, 667 7776. 7.30pm. £7 (£6). The Makars and DMDC present this programme of medieval pageants re-telling the story of the Creation, through to the events of the New Testament.
THURSDAY 30 Glasgow
I McFalls Chamber House For An Art Lover, Bellahouston Park, 10 Dumbreck Road, 248 4607. £38.50. The popular ensemble, who combine elements of classical, jazz and folk in their repertoire, play as part of the Houses" dinner series.
I Prince Igor Festival Theatre, 13—29 Nicolson Street, 529 6000. 7.15pm. £7—£20 (£5—£16). See Wed 29.
I George Heriot's School Greyfriars Kirk, Greyfriars Place, 668 2019. 7.30pm. £3 (Free). Howard Duthie conducts the First Orchestra. the Concert Band and the Community Choir of the school.
I The Mysteries St Mary’s Cathedral, 23 Palmerston Place, 667 7776. 7.30pm. £7 (£6). See Wed 29.