MUSIC classical & opera

CLASSICAL & OPERA LISTINGS continued Edinburgh

I Lisa Milne, lain Paton and Richard Pierson Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 8pm. £9—£17.50. Henry Kelly’s in town, but this time he’s going for a song, rather than gold. Scottish soprano superstar Lisa Milne is joined by the equally popular tenor lain Paton and Scottish Opera pianist Richard Pierson for this evening of extracts and arias from Mozart, Schumann, Verdi, Bizet and others.

I The Edinburgh Quartet Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh University, Bristo Square, 668 2019. 1.10pm. Free. The quartet perform MacMillan’s Quartet No 1 and Mendelssohn’s Quartet in [5 Minor.


I University of Glasgow Orchestra Bute Hall, University of Glasgow, University Avenue, 330 4092. 7.30pm. £6 (£3). Conductor Julian Clayton is joined by soloist Shona Brown for Vaughan Williams’ ()boe Concerto, in a programme which also features Stravinsky‘s Symphony of Mind Instruments and Borodin 's Symphme No 2.

I Academy Now! Festival Concert Two RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1). We Were Here new works performed by past students from the Academy.


I The Jeckl Ensemble Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 3pm. £6. This award-winning wind quintet celebrate the festival of St Cecilia, the Patron Saint of Music with works by lbert, Danzi. Gershwin and Hindemith.



I Scottish Voices Glasgow University Concert Hall, University Avenue, 330 4092. 1.10pm. Free. Sopranos Wilma MaeDougall and Amanda Morrison, while Dorcas Owen and Taylor Wilson are joined by harpist Sophie Askew for Edward McGuire's Celtic Knotwok, Schumann’s [)uets and Serenissima by Graham Hair, who also directs the concen.

I Academy Now! Festival Concert Three RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1). The World of Mel electroacoustic compositions by [an Mellish.

I Dinner Concert Series House For An Art Lover. Bellahouston Park, 10 Dumbreck Road, 353 4773. 7.30pm. £38.50. Allan Neave performs a selection of classical guitar works in the Music Room, followed by a meal in the Main Hall and Dining Room.


I Lucie Skeaping And The Burning Bush Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh University, Bristo Square, 668 2019. 7.30pm. £12.50 (£6). Britain's most acclaimed Jewish music ensemble play and sing music of the old Jewish world. The performance will include songs of the Yiddish theatre, Judeo Spanish romances, devotional music of the old Ottoman world and Yemenite songs.



I Scottish Chamber Orchestra City Hall, Candleriggs. 287 5511. 7.30pm. £5.50—£17. Regular guest violinist Thomas Zehetmairjoins the SCO for works by a couple of youngsters. Mozart wrote his Violin Concert No 4 when he was just nineteen and Mendelssohn was only fifteen when he penned his Symphony No 1. They are joined by granddaddy Haydn, who was in his 405 when he created his Symphony No 49 ‘La Passione', a piece inspired by Easter plainchants.

I Scottish Music Weekend Midday

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Bryn Terfel sings at Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, Sun 19 Nov

Concert RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 1pm. £4 (£2.50). Scottish Ballads a programme of muckle songs, sung by the staff of the Academy’s Department of Scottish Music.

I Academy Now! Festival Concert Four RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1). How Low Can You Go." a concert of deep music for brass instruments.


I Edinburgh University Contemporary Music Ensemble Reid Concert Hall. Edinburgh University, Bristo Square. 668 2019. 7.30pm. £4 (£2). Edward Harper conducts the ensemble in a performance of MacMillan's Raising Sparks.



I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 5511. 7.30pm. £10.25—£22.50. Neeme Jarvi is at the baton for Mahler’s Symphony No 9, a piece written by the Austrian composer shortly after he developed a fatal heart condition which heavily influenced his feelings about time and mortality. both of which are evident in this critically acclaimed piece.

I Scottish Music Weekend RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. Free but ticketed. A weekend devoted to Scottish music presented by the Scottish Amateur Music Association. With competitions, courses and ending with a ceilidh on Sunday night.


I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Queen’s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45 m. £5.50—£19. See Fri 24.

I Edinburgh University Music Society Symphony Orchestra Greyfriars Kirk. Greyfriars Place, 668 2019. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). Richard Jeffcoat conducts the orchestra in a performance of Dvorak’s New World Symphony, Bernstein 3' Fancy Free and llalil and finally Copland’s Four Dance Episodes front Rodeo.

I Helen Buckmayer Stockbridge Parish Church. Saxe Cobutg Street. Stockbridge. 07092 080753. 7.30pm. £8 (£6). The Soviet-born. Germany-raised. Edinburgh-based pianist lends her highly lyrical touch to works by Schumann. Chopin and Franck. plus the first performance in Scotland of a piece by Klein.

I Sir Arthur Sullivan St Cuthbert‘s Church, Lothian Road, 229 1142. 7.30pm. £7. The centenary of Sir Arthur Sullivan’s death is marked by a performance of his cantata Tlte Golden Legend.


I Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £10—£22. Ivor Bolton conducts the orchestra in Mozart ’s Symphony No 38 ‘l’rague ',

I lorn Concerto No I, Concerto-Rondo for Horn and Orchestra and Symphony No 4] ‘Jupiter’. Haydn's Horn Concerto No 2 also makes an appearance. Joining them for the occasion is horn player David Pyatt, who in 1988 was the youngest ever winner of the BBC Young Musician of the Year award.

I Millennium Choral Celebration Govan Old Parish Church, 840 Govan Road, 3.30pm. Free. Alan Tavener conducts organist Christopher Nickol and the Strathclyde University Chamber Choir in a community Mass for the end of the church year. Featured works include Finzi’s [.o, the Full l’inal Sacrifice.

I Scottish Music Weekend RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. Free but ticketed. See Sat 25.

I Sunday Music Recital House For An

Art Lover, Bellahouston Park. 10 Dumbreck Road. 353 4773. 1—3pm. £3.50 (£2.50). A classical guitar recital in the striking surroundings of the Music Room, just as Mackintosh originally intended.

I Dolce Argento Princes Square. 48 Buchanan Street, 221 0324. 2—4pm. Free. Flute trio playing an atmospheric programme of music.

I Vienna Waltz Cafe Cossachok. Russian Cultural Centre. 10 King Street,

; 553 0733. 8.30pm. Accordionist Georgie

Gajjic presents a programme of French and Viennese romantic music.


I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Festival Theatre, 13—29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 7.30pm. £8.25—£21.50 (£6.25—£19.50). See Sat 25.

I The Edinburgh Quartet Queen 's Hall. Clerk Street, 668 2019. 2.30pm. £9 (£6). The string quartet perform the final instalment of their ‘Three

Centuries of String Quartets‘ series,

with Haydn's Quartet in I). Bartok's

Quartet No 3 and Tchaikovsky's

. Quartet No 1 on the bill.

I St Giles' At Six St Giles‘ Cathedral.

3 Royal Mile. 225 9442. 6pm. Free. An

' evening of chamber music for strings and

wind. featuring Schubert's Octet. I Coltnton and Merchiston Chorr

T Greyfriars Kirk. Greyfriars Place, 668 2019. 7.30pm. Free. The choir perform I works by Elgar. Finzi and Vaughan

1 Williams.


I A Family Concert Adam Smith Theatre. Bennochy Road. 01592 412929. 3pm. £4.50 (£3). Kirkcaldy Orchestral Society present an afternoon of family favourites.



I Around About Bach llutcheson's Hall. 158 lngram Street. 552 8391. 1.15pm. £2.50. Pianist Alasdair Cameron performs works by Bach and Mendelssohn.


I Nicholas Ashton Reid Concert Hall. Edinburgh University, Bristo Square, 668 2019. 1.10pm. Free. Ashton gives a recital of piano music by Beethoven and Schumann with UK premieres of

C opland’s Midsummer .‘N'octurne and .llidday Thoughts.



I Academy Chamber Orchestra RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 7.30pm. £7 (£4). The Academy Chamber Orchestra perform works by Haydn, Ravel and Milhaud conducted by Jean- Bernard Pommier.


I Melvyn Tan Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7.45pm. £5—£14.Arare cltance to catch this exceptional Singaporean pianist as he performs Brahms’ Schumann Variations and Sonata in C Major, plus Debussy’s Preludes Book 1.

I Colette Ruddy and Robert Melling Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 3pm. £6. Dundee-born soprano Ruddy, the recipient of the LASMO Staffa Music Award, is accompanied by pianist Mellittg for an afternoon of love songs by Faure, Purcell and Moeran.


I Scott At The Opera Royal Hotel, 55 Henderson Street, Bridge of Allan, ()1786 461316. 7.30pm. £14. Opera On A Shoestring present an evening of music by Rossini. Schubert, Parry, Donizetti and Bizet with readings of work by Sir Walter Scott and anecdotes from his life and times.

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' I Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Younger Hall, North Street, 01334 474610. 7.45pm. £5.50—£15. Cherubini's stormy overture from his 18th century tragic opera .lledee is soothed over by Strauss' serene ()boe Concerto and Brahms’ Serenade No 1. Lu Jia is the

conductor and Gordon Hunt the guest

soloist. THURSDAY 30 Glasgow

I Melvyn Tan Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 5511. 7.30pm. See Wed 29.

I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Roval Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street,

2875511. 7.30pm. £10—£16.The RSNO

Chorus and Whitburn Brass Band celebrate St Andrew‘s night. ' I The Scottish Flute Trio The

Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, 221 6362. 1.15pm. Free. The trio are joined by

I percussionist Ed Cervenka for a free

performance of music on their Feasibility

3 Studies album. featuring works by Thea 1 Musgrave, Edward McGuire and Gordon McPherson.

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I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Queen's Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019.

7.45pm. £5.50—£l9. See Wed 29.

I Edinburgh University Renaissance

Singers Canongate Kirk. 153 Canongate,

667 7776. 7.45pm. £6 (£3.50). Music to celebrate St Andrew’s Day in a programme which includes work by. Dufay. Lassus, Palestrina and Victoria.