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CLASSICAL: EDINBURGH, TUE 16 MAY cont.
I St Giles' At Six St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile. 225 9442. 6pm. Free. Kyle McCallum conducts the Aberdeen Orpheus Choir in Vivaldi's Magntﬁcat and Rutter’s Requiem.
I William Jewell College Choir Greyfriars Kirk, Greyfriars Place, 668 2019. 7.30pm. Entry by donation. Arnold Epley conducts a varied programme of music dating front the English Renaissance to the 20th century, accompanied by American literature from the period.
I Edinburgh University Chamber Orchestra Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh University. Bristo Square, 650 2423. 7.30pm. £6 (£3). James Lowe conducts the orchestra in Copland‘s Appalachian Spring, Borodin’s .S'ymphony No l and Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 4 with guest pianist Neil Georgeson.
I Jubilo Concert Central Hall, West 'I’ollcross, 228 1155. 8pm. £7 (£5). The 70-strong Edinburgh choir perform Vaughan Williams’ Sea .S'ymphon y, accompanied by The Edinburgh Players.
I Edinburgh University Music Society Choir 8: Orchestra St Micheal’s Church, Brougham Street. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Info: 07989 85625]. Richard Jeffcoat conducts llaydn‘s llarmoniemesse. plus works by Bruckner and Mozart.
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I WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne Roy al (‘oncert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £8.50—£22. This already l’eted orchestra are tonight joined by the supremely talented pianist sisters Marielle and Katia labeque, for what promises to be art unforgettable end to the R( "l l ’s International Series. Their perlormance of Mendelssohn’s Concerto
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Slrauss’s dramatic tone poem [fin lleh/en/ebeu (:1 Hero's Life). Conductor Semyon llycltkoy leads the way. See preview.
I Simon Rennard and Ingrid Sawers Merchants House, 7 West George Street, 334 9757. 12.45pm. £4.50 (£1.50—£4). The iidinburgh-lmsed bassoon and piano duo bring the Mercltants House
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I Mr McFall's Chamber - 'Revolucionario' Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 8pm. £8 (£6). Comprising mainly classical musicians, this chamber group refuse to stay within the boundaries of the genre’s repertoire, preferring to venture out into the worlds ofjazz, rock and world music. Signings of Robert Fripp’s DGM label, Mr McFall’s serve up an exciting blend of Frank Zappa, Edward McGuire, Richard Thompson, Ray Davies, Shostakovitch and Astor Piazolla.
I Lunchtime Organ Music St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile, 225 9442. 1.10pm. Free. Benjamin Saunders, Assistant Organist at Chester Cathedral gives an afternoon recital featuring works by Kellner, Messiaen, Bach and Vivaldi. I Edinburgh University Renaissance Singers Canongate Kirk, 153 Canongate, 667 7776. 7.45pm. £6 (£3.50). The singers perform a programme of Renaissance favourites, including works by Aichinger, Palestrina, Peebles and Victoria.
I Be Our Guest MacRobert, University of Stirling, 01786 461081. 7.30pm. £10. Ken Christie and friends perform popular melodies selected from Operettas and Broadway musicals in this fundraising evening for Crossroads (Stirling).
I Mr McFall's Chamber - ‘Revolucionario' Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 8pm. £8 (£6). See Thu 18.
I Hebrides Ensemble RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 1pm. £3.50 (£2.50). The ensemble present new compositions from RSAMD students Peter Dowling and David Fenncssy, rounded off by Faure’s Piano Quartet in C Minor.
I Edinburgh University Contemporary Music Ensemble Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh University, Bristo Square, 650 2423. 7.30pm. £4 (£2). The student ensemble perform an eclectic programme.
I Madama Butterfly Town Hall, Camelon Road, 01324 506850. 7.30pm. £10 (£9). The much feted Opera On A
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The genre-busting Mr McFall's Chamber play Edinburgh Queen's Hall Thu 18 and Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Fri 19 May
Shoestring continue to prove that big budgets don’t necessarily equal good art, with this new production of Puccini’s tragic love story.
I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Caird Hall, City Square, 01382 434940. 7.30pm. £11—£14.50. Owain Arwel Hughes leads the Orchestra in an evening of classical favourites including Grieg’s Piano Concerto, and a selection of Scottish tunes including Malcolm Arnold’s ls'our Scottish Dances.
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 ofa 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 Debussy’s Nocturnes and Mahler’s Symphony No 4 on the bill for Concert 3. Conductor lon Marin is at the baton, and Canadian soprano Valdine Anderson is the soloist.
I Junior Academy Percussion Extravaganza RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 4pm. Free but ticketed. A multi-instrumental beat~fest, presented by RSAMD students.
I Junior Academy Chamber Music Concert RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 6pm. Free but ticketed. A recital from the combined forces of the RSAMD’sjunior ranks.
I Lunchtime Concert St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile, 225 9442. 12.15pm. Free. The Southwest Texas State Orchestra stop off for art early afternoon recital.
I Edinburgh Academy Summer Concert Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7pm. £5 (£3). A popular mix of classical works performed by chamber choir, orchestra, pipe bands and soloists, all comprising ﬁnal year pupils.
I Come And Sing 2000 St Vincent’s Church, St Stephen Street, Stockbridge. 7pm. Singers: £7 (£6); Audience £5 (£4). Christopher Bell conducts performances of Beethoven’s Symphony No 9 ‘Ode to Joy’ and Mozart’s Requiem in aid of the National Youth Choir of Scotland.
I Edinburgh University Music Society Symphony Orchestra Greyfriars Kirk, Greyfriars Place, 668 2019. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). Richard Jeffcoat conducts the orchestra in llolst’s The Planets, plus works by Leighton and Bingham.
I RSNO Kids Prom Caird Hall, City Square, 01382 434940. 3pm. £8 (£4). A fun-packed family concert aimed at children aged 7-12 where you cart bring along an instrument andjoin in.
I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Proms Caird Hall, City Square, 01382 434940. 7.30pm. £1 l—£l4.50. From Goldﬁnger and From Russia With Love to Dances With Wolves and Born Free, Nic Raine conducts the orchestra in some of John Barry’s most memorable compositions.
I Sunday Promenade Organ Concerts Art Gallery 8: Museum, Kelvingrove, Argyle Street, 287 2699. 2.30—4pm. Free. Organist Dr Christoph F Lorenz delivers some popular classics.
I BT Scottish Ensemble Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 2.30pm. £7 (£3.50). Tim Settle and Rebecca Low join the orchestra for Prokofiev ‘s popular Peter And The Wolf. Suitable for children aged 4 +, the piece is a fun introduction to the instruments of the orchestra.
I St Giles’ At Six St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile, 225 9442. 6pm. Free. Strathallan School Choral Society & Chamber Orchestra perform Pergolesi’s Magniﬁcat and Widor’s Mass 0p 36.
I Paisley Philharmonic Choir Paisley Town Hall, Abbey Close, 959 5877. 7.30pm. £7 (£4). [an S. Anderson hosts the choir’s Spring Concert, featuring Haydn’s Te Deum and Rossini’s Petite Messe Solenelle.
I Lunchtime Concert St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile, 225 9442. 12.15pm. Free. The Stratford Central Secondary School of Ontario, Canada offer up some free lunchtime sounds.
TUESDAY 23 Edinburgh I Lunchtime Concert St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile, 225 9442. 12.15pm. Free. The vocal charms of the Grantham Singers, on tour from their home at the Messiah College, Pennsylvania.
I Scottish Opera - Salome Theatre Royal, 282 Hope Street, 332 9000. 7.15pm. £5.50—£45.50. See Sat 13.
I Peter Evans Harry Ramsden’s, Newhaven Fish Market, Newhaven Harbour, 551 5566. 7pm. £12.50. The popular pianist performs solos by Scarlatti, Chopin, Liszt, Brahms, Gershwin and others. Ticket price includes meal. Part ofBBC Music Live. I Celebrity Organ Recital Greyfriars Kirk, Greyfriars Place, 668 2019. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). The celebrity in question is Gordon Stewart, and if the name doesn’t ring any bells, apparently he’s a well-known ‘son of the Manse’. Tonight he’ll be performing a varied programme of works as part of General Assembly Week.
I Cappella Nova - Music For Robert The Bruce Glasgow Cathedral, Cathedral Street, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £6—£11 (£4.50—£7.50). The vocal ensemble draw their eighteenth birthday series to a close with a dip into the St Andrews Music Book, the source of much merrymaking at the court of King Robert. See preview. I Glasgow Festival Strings CCA at McLellan Galleries, 270 Sauchiehall Street, 3320522. 7.30pm. £10 (£7). The string ensemble give a promenade concert as part of BBC Music Live, during which you can sit, stand or even lie down if you wish (audience members are invited to bring their own cushion). Ticket price includes a free glass of wine.
I Celestial Voices Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 8pm. £9 (£6). Two female ensembles for the price of one: Bulgarian a capella group Angelite deliver traditional music from their country; and Shine, a Scottish harp and vocal trio who have previously won fans at Celtic Connections, serve up a modern approach to traditional music.
I Lunchtime Organ Music St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile, 225 9442. 1.10pm. Free. A lunchtime recital from organist Michael Harris, featuring works by Couperin, Bach, Schneider and Reger. I Dialogues Bedlam Theatre, 11b Bristo Place, 225 9893. 6pm & 8pm. £5 (£3). The University of Edinburgh musrc facultry present a series of electroaeoustic sound art performances, featuring Student Works at 6pm and on tape at 8pm.