MUSIC classical & opera


I Drapen Royal Museum, 2 Chambers Street, 247 4219. 2pm. The choir of Norwegian company Statoil give an afternoon performance.

I St Giles' At Six St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile, 225 9442. 6pm. Free. David Crisp conducts the Open Orchestra in works by Brahms.

I Suzanne Henderson MacRobert, University of Stirling. 01786 461081. 2.30pm. £6. Suzanne Henderson isjoined by young tenor Graham Boyce and pianist Robert Melling for a fundraising recital.

MONDAY 29 Glasgow

I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 353 8000. 7.30pm. Free. Young piano virtuoso Rolf llind joins the orchestra for Messiaen‘s epic homage to the earth, Des Canyons aux etoiles (Front The Canyons to the Stars). Forming a part of BBC Music Live‘s week-long programme of events, the audience is invited to stay behind after the concert and join in a UK- wide mass rendition of Lou Reed‘s Perfect Day. Part of BBC Music Li ve.


I Lunchtime Concert St Giles‘ Cathedral, Royal Mile, 225 9442. 12.15pm. Free. A recital from the Swedish Youth Orchestra.

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I Dinner Concert Series House For An Art Lover. Bellahouston Park, 10 Dumbreck Road, 353 4773. 7pm. £38.50 (£33.50). The House continue their Dinner Concert Series witlt a night of Rodgers and Hammerstein. Ticket price includes a concert in the Music Room followed by a gourmet dinner in the Main Hall.


I Winter Gardens Prom People‘s Palace & Winter Garden, Glasgow Green. 554 0223. 7.30pm. £6 (£3—£4). Alan Tavener artd Colin Suckling conduct the Strathclyde University Concert Band, Ensembles, Chorus and Chamber Choir in their annual summer prom. The suitably seasonal programme features folksongs, madrigals and marches, all of which should benefit from the atmospheric surroundings.


I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Proms Bond and Beyond Festival Theatre, 13—29 Nicolson Street, 529 6000. 7.30pm. £9.75—£20 (£7.75—£18).

From Goldfinger and From Russia With Love to Dances With Wolves and Born l Free. Nic Raine conducts the orchestra in some of John Barry’s most memorable compositions.

I Lunchtime Organ Music St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile, 225 9442. 1.10pm. Free. Organist Philip Sawyer performs works by Muffat, Buxtehude, Pachelbel, Bach and Mendelssohn.


I 100 Voices For Save The Children Rothes Halls, Rothes Square. 01592 611101. 7.30pm. £7.50 (£6). A fundraising event featuring the combined talents of Gwent’s Cwmbran Male Choir and the East Fife Male Choir.


I Aida Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £15-£30. The Polish State Opera of

Wroclaw bring their lavish production of

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Verdi's monumental opera to Scotland. Featuring over 120 performers. tltis tragic tale of love and treachery in ancient Egypt is a spectacular feast for the eyes and ears.

I :zoviet'france Tramway. 25 Albert Drive. 287 5511. 8pm. £6 (£3). These improvisational ambassadors present an instrumental set featuring a mix of electronic and acoustic sounds.


I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Proms The Four Seasons Festival Theatre. l3--29 Nicolson Street, 529 6000. 7.30pm. £9.75*£20 (£7.75--£l8). lidwin Palin directs from the violin as the orchestra perform \‘ivaldi‘s ever-popular Four Seasons. The atmospheric lighting also lends itself to Mozart's Serenata .N'ottu/‘nu and llaydn’s I‘ill't‘lt't’ll Symphony.

I Lunchtime Concert St (.iiles‘ Cathedral. Royal Mile, 225 9442. 12.15pm. Free. A recital from the Northern Chamber Choir. Kentucky.

I Showcase St Michael‘s Church.

Slateford Road, 229 1926. 7.30pm. £5. See Sat 27.


I Glasgow Chamber Orchestra Society RSAMI), 100 Rent'rew Street, 332 5057. 8pm. £6 (£4). The orchestra close their season with a Scandinavian double-bill featuring (ircig's Peer (iynt Suite No 1 and Sibelius's Symphony .N'o I. Peter Jones conducts and BBC SSO principal clarinettist Yann (ihiro joins them for the occasion.

I Music In The Millennium (iallery of Modern Art, Royal Exchange Square. 221 7484. 2pm. Free. Violinist llector Scott and clarinettisl Shinobu Miki perform contemporary works by lidward McGuire, John llearne and Malcolm Lindsay among others. As an added bonus. most of the composers will be on hand to say a few words after the performance.

I Junior Academy Wind Orchestra Concert RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 3.30pm. Free but ticketed. The

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students present a diverse programme which sees familiar works, including llolst's Suite No 1 in If Flat and a medley James Homer’s litunic, interspersed by new works and folk music-inspired pieces. I The Organist Entertains Art Gallery s.- Museum. Kelvingrove. Argyle Street, 287 2699. 2.3(Hpm. Free. An afternoon of popular music from organist Simon (iledhill.


I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Proms - Last Night Festival Theatre, 13—29 Nicolson Street, 5296000. 7.30pm. £9.75—£20 (£7.75—£l8). The RSNO draw their spell in Edinburgh to a close with a diverse programme of traditional and contemporary roof-raisers. Works by Grieg and Sibelius make way for a seriously Scottish selection, featuring Hamish MacCunn‘s Land oft/re Mountain and the Flood, [Edward McGuire's Fiddler ’5 Farewell and Malcolm Arnold's Tam O ’S/urnter.

I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Kids Prom Festival Theatre. 13—29 Nicolson Street, 5296000. 3pm. £8 (£4). Appropriater titled "Troublemakcrs', this year‘s Kids Prom features such minxy characters as (.‘opland‘s Billy the Kid, Danny Flfman's theme from The Simpsons and Dukas' 'l'lie Sorcerer 's Apprentice.

I Scottish Chamber Choir St Mary's Cathedral. 23 Palmerston Place, 667 7776. 8pm. £6 (£4). Conductor Michael Harris is joined by Peter Backhouse on the harmonium and pianist Stuart Hope for Rossini's l’rtite .llesse Solennelle.

I Showcase St Mary's Metropolitan Cathedral. Leith Street. 229 1926. 7.45pm. £5. See Sat 27.

I Lunchtime Concert St Giles” Cathedral. Royal Mile. 225 9442. 12.15pm. Free. A recital from the Marshall County Choir. Kentucky.



I Sunday Music Recitals House For An Art Lover, Bellahouston Park, 10 Dumbreck Road, 353 4773. 1—3pm. £3.50 (£2.50) entrance to House. The

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The combined heavenly bodies of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra perform Messiaen's homage to the earth, From The Canyons To The Stars at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Mon 29 May

Music Room of the House is brought to life in the way Mackintosh intended, with the strains of a string ensemble filling the house.


I Michael Bonaventure St Peter‘s

Church, Lutton Place, 667 9838. 4.30pm. Free. An afternoon of contemporary Scottish and French organ music from keyboard maestro Bonaventure.

I St Giles' At Six St Giles‘ Cathedral, Royal Mile, 225 9442. 6pm. Free. Organist Christopher Cromar performs works by 'l'ournemire, Durufle. Langlais and others.



I Scottish Opera Macbeth Festival Theatre. 13—29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 7.15pm. £9.50-—£45.50 (£7.50—£42.50). See Fri 26.


I Trio Serenata Pollok House, Pollok Country Park. 2060 l’ollokshaws Road, 616 6410. 7.30pm. £8 (£7). The first of the llouse's summer evening concert series finds this trio performing ‘Twa Robbies'. a programme dedicated to Robert Louis Stevenson and Robert Burns.

Edinburgh I Scottish Opera - Salome Festival Theatre. 13—29 Nicolson Street. 529

3 6000. 7.15pm. £9.50—£45.50

(£7.50-£42.50). See Sat 27.

I Lunchtime Organ Music St (iiles‘

Cathedral. Royal Mile. 225 9442. 1.10pm. Free. Organist John Harris performs works by Bach. Franck. Fin/i and Peelers among others.

: Paisley

I Schumann's House Party Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. 887 1010. 7.30pm. £8 (£4). Robin and Kint Colvill recreate an imaginary night in the Schumann household, featuring music by Brahms. Chopin and Liszt.