conductor and guest soloist Romolo Trsano joins them for Stamit’s Clarinet Concerto.
SUNDAY 2 Glasgow I Amicorum St Bride’s Church, Hyndland, 4pm. Tickets £4 (£3) on the door. The choral group are joined by soloists and an orchestra for Schubert’s Mass in E ﬂat. I Junior Academy Orchestra RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 7.30pm. £6.50 (£4). Mark Shanahan conducts horn soloist Christopher Lund and the orchestra in a varied programme, in which Edward McGuire’s The Spirit of Wallace, and Vaughan Williams’sA London Symphony frame works by Mozart and Sibelius.
I John Kitchen 8r Felicity Hammond Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 2.30pm. £7 (£4). The second of two concerts presented by BBC Radio 3 under the banner The Enlightenment In Edinburgh is performed by soprano Felicity Hammond and harpsichordist John Kitchen. Featuring works popular with audiences at St Cecilia’s Hall in the mid-18th century, the programme includes songs and arias by Handel, Linley and Gluck.
I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Festival Theatre, 13—29 Nicolson Street, 529 6000. 7.30pm. £8—£2l (cones available). See Sat 1.
I Students of the BA Applied Music degree Hutcheson’s Hall, 158 Ingram Street, 552 8391. 1.15pm. £2.50. Strathclyde University students offer up a slice of afternoon chamber music.
I Scottish Opera — Tosca Theatre Royal, 282 Hope Street, 332 9000. 7.15pm. £5.50—£45.50 (cones available Mon—Thu). See Sat 1.
I Chorus 8: Orchestra of St Mary's Music School St Mary’s Cathedral, Palmerston Place, 538 7766. 7.30pm. £7 (£5). The pupils perform Bach’s St John Passion (sung in German).
I Dennis Haggerty and Andrew Nicol Merchants House, 7 West George Street, 334 9757. 12.45pm. £4.50 (£1.50—£4). Young Scottish tenor Haggerty is accompanied by pianist Nicol for this homage to some of the great tenors of yesteryear. Richard Tauber, John McCormack and the legendary Mario Lanza are just a few of the vocal heroes on the menu.
I Scottish Opera - Tosca Theatre Royal, 282 Hope Street, 332 9000. 7.15pm. £5.50—£45.50 (concs available Mon—Thu). See Sat 1.
I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra City Hall, Candleriggs, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £7—£16 (£6). As the year 2000 gets into full ﬂow, the BBC SSO take a look back at the dawn of the previous century in their three-concert series 1900: Birth of a Century. An era of much artistic and cultural change, the concerts reﬂect the coming together of traditional and modern which took place at that time, with Schoenberg’s Verklarte Nacht and Bruckner’s Symphony No 9 getting the ball rolling in Concert 1. Conductor Yoav Talmi is at the baton.
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7.45pm. £5.50—£l8.50. Sir Charles Mackerras conducts the orchestra in Haydn’s Symphony No 83 in 8 minor ‘The Hen’, Schubert’s .S‘ymplronv No 4
‘Tragic’ and is joined by guest pianist Ivan Moravec for Mozart’s Piano Concerto No 25.
FRIDAY 7 Glasgow
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra City Hall, Candleriggs, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £5.50—£16.50. See Thu 6.
I BA Applied Music Choir and Chamber Orchestra St Bride’s Church, Hyndland, 7.30pm. £6 (£3—£4.50). Guest soloists from vocal ensemble Cappella Nova join the Strathclyde University groups for Mozart’s Mass in C ‘Coronation’. Conductor lain Massey keeps them all in check.
I National Children's Orchestra Of Scotland Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7pm. £8 (£2). Drawn from throughout Scotland, and ranging in age from just 8—14-years-old, this 114-strong orchestra perform an evening concert resulting from a week-long residential rehearsal in Edinburgh. On the bill this evening are Leighton’s Dance Suite No I, Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings and Bizet’s Carmen Suite No I.
I Millennium Voices Church Hill Theatre, Morningside Road, 447 7597. 7.15pm. Music and song from the Lothian Youth Arts and Musical Company.-
I Scottish Opera - Tosca Theatre Royal, 282 Hope Street, 332 9000. 7.15pm. £5.50—£45.50 (concs available Mon-Thu). See Sat 1.
I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £10—£22. Conductor Alexander Lazarev handpicks the work of two Russian maestros for tonight’s concert entitled ‘Lazarev’s Choice’. Guest violinist Boris Belkin joins the orchestra for Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, in a programme which also features his Festival Coronation March and Prokofiev’s Sym )hony No 4.
I Glasgow Phi harmonic Male Voice Choir City Hall, Candleriggs, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £6. Elizabeth Izatt conducts the choir in their 75th Anniversary Spring Concert, a mix of traditional Scottish songs and popular works by Verdi, Wagner, Vaughan Williams and others.
I Millennium Voices Church Hill Theatre, Morningside Road, 447 7597. 7.15pm. See Fri 7.
I The Cumbernauld Choir St Mungo’s Parish Church, St Mungo’s Road, 01236 821580. 7.30pm. £5 (£3.50). The choir are joined by the Kentigern Ensemble for two great choral works: Vivaldi’s Gloria and Mozart’s Vespers. The programme is complemented by a selection of sacred songs by Bruckner, plus Bach’s Jesu, Joy of Man ’3 Desiring.
I Sunday Promenade Organ Concerts Art Gallery & Museum, Kelvingrove, Argyle Street, 287 2699. 2.30—4pm. Free. Organist Graham Mark Scott delivers an afternoon of popular classics.
I The Bearsden Choir Glasgow Cathedral, Cathedral Street, 287 5511. 5.30pm. £12.50—£15. The choir commemorate the 250th anniversary of the death ofJ.S. Bach with a full performance of his choral masterpiece, St Matthew Passion.
I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Festival Theatre, 13—29 Nicolson Street, 529 6000. 7.30pm. £8—£21 (cones available). See Sat 8.
classical & opera MUSIC
Alexander Lazarev conducts the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in some of his Russian favourites at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Sat 8 and Edinburgh
I Strathaven Choral Society 8: Hamilton Youth Theatre 'I‘own Hall, Lower Auchingramont Road, 01357 522225. 5.30pm (play); 7.30pm (concert). £8 (Ur—£6). The youth theatre present ‘It’sA Mystery", a medieval-style look at the Passion story, followed by the Choral Society’s rendition of J.S.Bach‘s St John Passion.
I The Edinburgh Quartet Hutcheson's Hall, 158 Ingram Street, 552 8391. 1.15pm. £2.50. The string foursome liven up a Tuesday afternoon with quartets by Beethoven and Tippett.
I Emanuel Ax Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £8—£13. The recipient of no less than three Grammy awards, this Polish-born pianist is hot property the world over. Playing Glasgow as part of the RCII‘s International Series he will perform works spanning 200 years, from llaydn‘s Sonata inA ﬂat major, through Debussy’s Estampes to George Benjamin’s Fantasia on the name I layiln. I Hebrides Ensemble Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 7.45pm. £8 (£2—£5). The ensemble continue to give a voice to lesser heard composers in this very contemporary programme. Works featured include the world premiere of Stuart MacRae‘s l’iamr Quintet and Nigel Osborne’s Remembering lissenin, as well as pieces by Mangus Lindberg and Korngold.
I Scottish Opera - Tosca I’estival Theatre, 13—29 Nicolson Street, 52‘) 6000. 7.15pm. £9.50—£45.50 (£7.50—£42.50). See Sat 1.
I Madama Butterﬂy Citizens’ Theatre, 119 Gorbals Street, 429 0022. 7.30pm. £5—£15. The much feted Opera ()n A Shoestring continue to prove that big budgets don’t necessarily equal great art. Their recent stagings of loyal and La Traviata at the Citizens’ see them returning to open arms with this new production of Puccini's tragic love story. See preview.
I From The New World Barony Hall, Castle Street, 287 551 1. 8pm. £6 (£3—£4.50). Conductor Alan 'l'avr-ner
Festival Theatre Sun 9 Apr
brings together Strathclyde University’s Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Choir with soprano Elinor Carter for a diverse programme. Contributing composers include Copland, Milhaud and Dvorak, whose Symphony No 9 ‘l’rom the New
§ ll'rv/lrl' is the inspiration for the concert.
; Edinburgh I Hebrides Ensemble Queen’s Hall,
(‘lerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £8 til—£5). See Tue 11.
I Edinburgh Organ Academy St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile. £5 (£3) on door. ()rganist Matthew Owens performs
worlzs by 1S. Bach, Pachelbel and others.
; I Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £10—£22 (cones
available). Alexander Lazarev conducts the orchestra in Verdi's vocal masterpiece, Requiem, with vocals supplied by the
RSNO Chorus and guests.
3 I Scottish Opera —Tosca Festival
Theatre, 13-29 Nicolson Street, 529 6000. 7.15pm. £9.50—£45.50 (£7.50—£~12.50). See Sat 1.
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra St
Maer Cathedral, 23 Palmerston Place,
667 7776. 7.45pm. £3.50—£17.50.
’ Berliox's masterpiece I. ’Enfance du
(‘lrrist is tonight’s aural treat, with four
guest vocalists joining the orchestra for
the biblical bash: mezzo soprano Pamela llelen Stephen sings the part of Mary,
tenor James Gilchrist is the narrator, baritone Roderick Williams plays Joseph and bass Matthew Best is the evil Herod.
5 (.‘onduetor Richard I-Iickox gives a pre-
concer't talk in Glasgow at 6.30pm.
I Dunedin Consort Paisley Abbey, Abbey Place. 287 5511. 7pm. £6—£9 (Ll—£7). 'l‘he consort present their annual
; performance of Bach’s spiritual ; masterpiece, St Matthew Passron, sung in
I 81' Scottish Ensemble Marryat Hall, City Square, 01382 434940. 7.30pm. £10 (£6.50). The ensemble up the tempo with a fast-paced selection of pieces, including liac/riarras Brasileiras No 9 and Suite for Strings by Villa Lobos, plus works by
‘xt rr’tri leor‘rwll .1an Rosauro.
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