Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 7pm. £8—£2l.50. Subtitled ‘A Spanish Fiesta’, this live broadcast for BBC Radio 2 is brought to you by the people who claim to be ‘Britain’s best-loved orchestra’. They’re also the folk behind the soundtrack to Walking With Dinosaurs. I Sunday Music Recitals House For An Art Lover, Bellahouston Park, 10 Dumbreck Road, 353 4773. 1—3pm. £3.50 (£2.50). The Music Room is brought to life in the way Mackintosh intended, with the strains of trumpet and piano ﬁlling the house.
I Linton Singers Greyfriars Kirk, Greyfriars Place, 668 2019. 7.30pm. £7. Murray Campbell conducts the singers in Monteverdi’s Vespers, accompanied by members of the Edinburgh Renaissance Band and the Scottish Gabrieli Ensemble on period instruments.
I St Giles' At Six St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile, 225 9442. 6pm. Free. The Kilbarchan Singers perform J.S. Bach’s Lobe! den Herrn and Faure’s Requiem.
I Scottish Opera - Macbeth Theatre Royal, 282 Hope Street, 332 9000.
7.15 m. £5.50—£45.50. See Fri 9.
I C orus At The Kibble Kibble Palace, GlaSgow Botanic Gardens, 730 Great Western Road, 334 2422. 7.15pm. Free. The twelve-strong Close Shave Chorus take you through some classic barber shop melodies. Part of the West End Festival.
I Scottish Opera - Salome Theatre Royal, 282 Hope Street, 332 9000. 7.15pm. £5.50—£45.50. See Thu 8.
I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Proms - Not Strictly Ballroom Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £8.25—£21.50. Dancing queen Marin Alsop makes her Proms debut when she conducts the orchestra in an evening of dance classics. From Prokofiev’s Cinderella Suite No 1, through James P. Johnson’s Charleston and Shostakovich’s Tea for Two, prepare to tap your way through the programme. I Opera School Showcase RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 7.30pm. Free. Students from the RSAMD Opera School deliver an evening of classic scenes from a variety of popular operas.
. W .. s": T v . The RSNO Proms raise the roof at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. with Not Strictly Ballroom on Thu 15. Romeo & Juliet on Fri
16, Kids Prom and Bond and Beyond on Sat 17 and Beethoven Night on Thu 22 Jun.
I Lunchtime Organ Music St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile, 225 9442. 1.10pm. Free. Organist Gabriel Dessauer performs works by J.S. Bach, Reger, Eben and Nigel Ogden.
I Paisley Choral Festival Paisley Town Hall, Abbey Close, 887 1010. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). The combined vocal talents of the Thomas Coates Memorial Choral Society, Arkleston Singers, Glenniffer Singers, Kilbarchan Singers and the Paisley Philharmonic Choir perform a diverse evening of tunes, from Brahms to Lennon and McCartney.
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I Scottish Opera — Macbeth Theatre Royal, 282 Hope Street, 332 9000. 7.15pm. £5.50—£45.50. See Fri 9.
I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Proms - Romeo and Juliet Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £8.25—£21.50. Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture is followed by musical interpretations of Shakespeare’s romantic classic by Prokofiev and Leonard Bernstein. lnterspersed with the music will be readings from the original text, by narrator Stephen Macdonald and a group of young Scottish actors.
I Chamber Music Concert RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 7.30pm. Free. Students from various departments at the Academy join together for an evening of chamber music.
I Edinburgh Quartet Stockbridge Parish Church, Saxe Coburg Street, 668 2019. 7.30pm. £10 (£7). The quartet launch their ‘Music For A Summer Evening’ series, with Quartets from Haydn, Kodaly and Brahms. Ticket includes interval drink.
I The Utah Choir Greyfriars Kirk, Greyfriars Place, 668 2019. 1.10pm. Free (with donation). The young US choir perform a programme of sacred and secular works.
I The Glorious Company Christ Church, Morningside Road, 667 3633. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). A Caritas music label performance, featuring the modestly named Glorious Company on organ. piano and cello. Tonight they’re promoting their new CD A Vision, featuring works by James Douglas.
I Royal Scottish National Orchestra - ths Prom Royal Concert Hall, 2
Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 11am. Appropriately titled ‘Troublemakers’, this year’s Kids Prom features such minxy characters as Copland’s Billy the Kid, Danny Elfman’s theme from The Simpsons and Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.
I Scottish Opera — Salome Theatre Royal, 282 Hope Street, 332 9000. 7.15pm. £5.50—£45.50. See Thu 8.
I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Proms — Bond and Beyond Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £8.25—£21.50. 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
I G asgow University Chamber Singers and Scottish Voices John Mclntyre Hall, Glasgow University, University Avenue, 330 4092. 2.15pm & 3pm. Free. Senior students from the Department of Music perform works by Schumann, Gershwin, Cole Porter and others. Followed by Scottish Voices at 3pm, featuring ducts and trios by Schumman and Brahms, plus works by Edward McGuire and Graham Hair. Part of the West [ind Festival.
I Another Arresting Evening Kelvinside Hillhead Church, Huntly Gardens, 334 2788. 7.30pm. £5. Never let it be said that the police haven’t got a sense of humour. Tonight the Glasgow Phoenix Choir are joined by the Hereford Police Male Voice Choir for this humorously-titled concert of popular choral tunes. Part of the West [ind Festival.
I Opera School Showcase RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 7.30pm. Free. See Thu 15.
I Edinburgh Stage and Screen Orchestra Canongate Kirk, 153 Canongate, 443 8150. 7.30pm. £6 (£5). The orchestra commemorate the centenary of the death ofArthur Sullivan, with a programme of works by him and his equally proliﬁc songwriting partner, William Gilbert. A smattering of works by Sullivan’s contemporary Edward German and Eric ‘Dambusters’ Coates completes the bill.
I Edinburgh Symphony Baroque Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh University, Bristo Square, 668 2019. 7.30pm. £6 (£3) in advance; £7 (£4) on door. Ben Parry conducts the ensemble in Handel’s Coronation A nthems and Pu rcell’s Funeral .S’entences, with guest soprano Susan Hamilton.
I The Scottish Concert Choir llowden Park Centre, llowden, 01506 433634.
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7.30pm. £5 (£3.50). The choir give a charity concert in aid of Moonbeams Children’s Cancer Charity, featuring a pot pourri of tunes from Abba and Queen to show songs from Phantom Of The Opera and Les Miserables.
I Midsummer Music Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £7. Young orchestras from various Ayrshire schools present an evening of music in aid of the Hansel Foundanon.
I St Giles' At Six St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile, 225 9442. 6pm. Free. George Watson’s College Chamber Orchestra perform works by Hayes and Bach.
I Great Opera, Great Scot Paisley Town Hall, Abbey Close, 887 1010. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). Paisley Festival Chorus present the second edition of this popular concert which went down a storm at last year’s Shot Festival. Tonight they play a similarly crowd-pleasing mix of traditional and Scottish music, with full orchestra and soloists.
I St Margaret's Festival Dunfermline Abbey, St Margaret Street, 01383 739026. 7pm. Vocal ensemble Cappella Nova are joined by singer Sheena Wellington and organist Michael Bonaventure for an evening of medieval Scottish music, as part of this annual festival of historical re-enactments, street performers, music and storytelling.
I Opera On A Shoestring Cottier Theatre, 93—95 Hyndland Street, 357 3868. 7.30pm. £10 (£8). The literature and poetry of Sir Walter Scott was inspirational to many composers, and tonight Opera On A Shoestring perform excerpts from Rossini’s La Donna del Lago, Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, Bizet’s La Jolie Fille de Perth, and many more pieces which looked towards Scott for their origins.
I A Midsummer's Eve Cocktail Concert GilmorehillGlZ, 9 University Avenue, 287 5511. 8pm. £12 (£10). Glasgow Festival Strings celebrate the longest night of the year with a blend of new works and popular classics. Complementary cocktails will be served from 7pm, and the invite suggests you ‘dress formal if you dare’.
I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Proms - Beethoven Night Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £8.25 (£21.50). Carlos Kalmar conducts the orchestra in an evening of pure Ludwig. Three of Beethoven’s most impressive works come under the spotlight; Coriolan Overture, Piano Concerto No 5 ‘Emperor’ (with guest soloist Steven Osborne) and Symphony No 3 ‘Eroica ’.
I Opera On A Shoestring Cottier Theatre, 93-95 Hyndland Street, 357 3868. 7.30pm.£10(£8). See Wed 21.
I Dinner Concert Series House For An Art Lover, Bellahouston Park, 10 Dumbreck Road, 353 4773. 7.30pm. £38.50 (£33.50). The House continue their Dinner Concert Series with an evening ofjau sounds performed on piano, saxophone and guitar. Ticket price includes a concert in the Music Room followed by a gourmet dinner in the Main Hall.
I Lunchtime Organ Music St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile, 225 9442. 1.10pm. Free. Organist Edward de Geest performs works by JS. Bach, Vterne, Paul Barras and Litaize.
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