Performances will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least eight days before publication. Classical listings compiled by Kelly Apter.
I A Classic Taste Of Scotland Pollok House. Pollok Country Park, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, 616 6410. 7.30pm. £8 (£7). The Summer Evening Concerts series at Pollok House continues apace, with vocalists Jamie MacDougalI and Elizabeth McCormack accompanied on piano by Julia Lynch. A celebration of Scots music and song. the programme will feature works by Burns, Beethoven, Haydn, Harry Lauder and lots inbetween. Complimentary champagne will be served in the interval.
I Rodgers 8: Hammerstein House For An Art Lover, Bellahouston Park, 10 Dumbreck Road. 353 4773. 7pm. £38.50 (£33.50). The tunes of Rodgers and Hammerstein in the Music Room followed by a sumptuous dinner in the Dining Room.
I Simon Nieminski St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile, 225 9442. 1.10pm. Free. Assistant Organist at Edinburgh’s St Mary’s Cathedral, Nieminski performs works by Bach, Reuchsel and Guilmant.
I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra BBC Studio 1, Broadcasting House, Queen Margaret Drive, 338 8844. 7.30pm. Free. Elizabeth Layton directs from the violin for Haydn’s Symphony No 55. Shostakovich’s Chamber Symphony and Beethoven’s Romance in F and 6‘. There will be a pre-concert talk at 7.15pm. Tickets are free by postal application. Contact 0141 338 2916 for further info.
I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra MacRobert, University of Stirling, 01786 461081. 8pm. £17 (£6—£14). See Fri 22.
I Sunday Musical Recitals House For An Art Lover, Bellahouston Park, 10 Dumbreck Road, 353 4773. 1—3pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Music on the harp and ﬂute in the striking surroundings of the Music Room. just as Mackintosh intended.
I Harvey Wells Quartet Edinburgh Castle, 225 9846. 1pm, 2pm & 3pm. £7 (£2—£5). Students from Edinburgh University perform a medley of classical, jazz and contemporary pieces.
I Rodgers 8: Hammerstein House For An Art Lover, Bellahouston Park. 10 Dumbreck Road, 353 4773. 7pm. £38.50 (£33.50). See Thu 21.
I Fine Arts Brass Ensemble Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £5—£l4. Formed in 1980 to further the cause of the brass quintet genre, the ensemble have since performed in over 40 countries, garnering superlatives wherever they land. Tonight they’ll be running the classical gamut, with works by Rossini, Bach, Mozart. Holst. Bernstein and Gershwin all making an appearance.
I lnchcolm New Music Ensemble Heriot Watt University. Lecture Theatre 4, Riccarton, 449 5111. 6.30pm and St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile, 225 9442. 10pm. The result of a commission sent out to four young composers, asking them to write a piece reflecting the lnchcolm Island Antiphonies. Originally written in the island abbey, a selection of the chants will be performed alongside the new works.
Glasgow I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
BBC Studio I, Broadcasting House, 3 Queen Margaret Drive, 338 8844. 1pm.
Free. Jerzy Maksymiuk conducts Shostakovich’s Symphony No 10. Tickets are free by postal application. Contact 0141 338 2916 for further info.
I Fine Arts Brass Ensemble Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £10 (£8). See Wed 27.
I Midday Concert RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 1pm. £4 (£2.50). Pianists Jean Hutchison and Jack Keaney perform Messiaen’s lisions de I'Amen.
I Call That Singing Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £2.50. The vocal group celebrate ten years of audience participation, as special guests Paul McWilliams, the Carlton Big Swing Band and Blackeyed Biddy join them (and you) in a night of song.
I The Merry Widow Adam Smith Theatre, Bennochy Road, 01592 412929. 7.30pm. £9.50 (£7.50). Opera Della Luna present Franz Lehar’s Parisian Operetta.
I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £5-£22.50. On its debut outing, Stravinsky’s Rite OfSpring caused audiences to walk out of the
, theatre. Tonight, the RSNO offset the erotic dissonance of the piece with the
crowd-pleasing Iiolin Concerto No 1 by Bruch, number one in Classic FM’s listeners poll for the past four years. Joining them on the bill is Respighi’s Feste Romane. Exuberant conductor Alexander Lazarev is at the baton, and veteran ﬁddler Kyung Wha Chung is the guest soloist.
I An Evening With Verlaine lnstitut
E Francais d’Ecosse, 13 Randolph Crescent, 225 5366. 7.30pm. £4 (£2). An evening of
music devoted to the French poet Paul Verlaine, featuring contralto Catherine Dagois and Edgar Teufel on piano for a programme of works by Debussy, Faure, Ravel, Chabrier and Poldowski.
I The Merry Widow Adam Smith Theatre, Bennochy Road, ()1592 412929. 7.30pm. £9.50 (£7.50). See Fri 29.
I Paragon Ensemble 20th Anniversary Celebration Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 1pm, 3pm,
7pm & 10pm. £7—£20 (£5—£10). The
contemporary music group celebrate two decades in the business with a day-long
: programme of concerts and showcases.
Starting with ‘Sunday Brunch With Paragon’ at 1pm, they perform Mozart’s Serenade in B for Thirteen Wind Instruments. Next up is the ‘Community & Education Showcase’ at 3pm, highlighting the ensemble’s extensive programme of extra-curricular activities. At 7pm, it’s time for the ‘Birthday Bash’, with commissions from James MacMillan, Edward McGuire, Gordon McPherson, William Sweeney, Thomas Wilson, Martin Butler and others. The party continues at 10pm, with a
special multi-media performance of Steve Reich’s Drumming. See preview.
I Edinburgh Palm Court Orchestra Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 2.30pm. £4—£7.50. Directed by pianist David Lyle and featuring the vocal talents of soprano Elizabeth McKeon, the orchestra perform a nostalgic programme of tunes from a bygone era of Grand Hotels and seaside spas.
I St Giles' At Six St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile, 225 9442. 6pm. Free. Organist Christopher Bragg gives a recital, featuring works by Mendelssohn. Franck, Alain and Schmidt.
I The Bare Bach Hutcheson’s Hall. 158 Ingram Street, 552 8391. 1.15pm. £2.50. Popular violinist and one fourth of the Edinburgh Quartet, Susanne Stanzeleit performs Bach’s Partita Nos 1 & 3.
I Hansel And Gretel Carnegie Hall. East Port, 01383 314127. 7.30pm. £10 (£7.50). The touring wing of our national opera company, Scottish Opera Go Round, jump on the tour bus once again and visit 21 venues across the country. This time, they’re performing Engelbert Humperdinck’s charming fairy tale about the evil witch who imprisons two unsuspecting siblings in her edible house.
I Jacques Loussier Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £12.50—£17.50. The renowned jazz
B -‘ ENSEMBLE
Fine Arts Brass Ensemble play Queens Hall, Edinburgh Wed 27 Sep; Royal Concert
classical & opera MUSIC
Hall, Glasgow, Thu 28 Sep.
pianist turns his attention to the classical repertoire, with pieces by Satie, Ravel, Vivaldi and Bach all given a new spin.
I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 8pm. £7—£16 (concs available). The orchestra set sail for their autumn season with Osmo Vanska conducting two old favourites and two new works. Sibelius’ Symphonic Poem: Night-Ride and Sunrise is followed by the UK premiere of Kalevi Aho’s Symphony No 9 for Trombone and Orchestra, with guest trombonist Christian Lindberg. To close the evening, Holst’s The Planets paves the way for the Scottish premiere of Colin Matthews’ Pluto.
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7.45pm. £5.50—£19. The SCO open their autumn season with a new piece by Karin Rehnqvist, co-commissioned with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra. Inspired by the artic wastelands, Arkris Arktis.’ is followed by Schumann’s Piano Concerto and Mozart’s Symphony No 40. Joseph Swensen is at the baton, and special guest Jon Kimura Parker is at the piano.
I The Parc Quartet St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile, 225 9442. 7.30pm. £10. A gala concert from the quartet, who are joined by mezzo- soprano Alison Young and tenor Peter Alexander Wilson.
I Lunchtime Organ Music St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile, 225 9442. 1.10pm. free. A mixed programme from organist James Thomas.
Paragon Ensemble Scotland
David Davies Attislit: Director
20th Anniversary Celebrations
1pm 3.30pm 7pm 10pm Sunday 1st October
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall www.paragonensemble.org.uk
Sunday Brunch with Paragon FREE - Education Showcase Birthday Bash (WORLD PREMIERES) Steve Reich’s DRUMMING
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