Music classical & opera

Edinburgh, Sat 31

I RSNO Pops RoyaI Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 551 1. 7.30pm. £10.75- £24. The 'Pops series continues with an evening of crow d-pleasing works by Tchaikov sky. conducted by ()wain Arw e1 Hughes. Iixcerpts frotn Swan lxl/s't’ and The A'ttlerur'kt r are followed by John l.iII on piano I'or the Piano ('onr'erto .\'o l and finally the oh so famous /8/2 ()verlttre.

I Opera On A Shoestring (‘iiizeiis‘ Theatre. I I‘) (iorbals Street. 42‘) 0022. 7.30pm. £5-£15. See Thu 2‘).

I Call That Singing! City Hall. Candleriggs. 287 551 1. 7.30pm. £5 (£3.50). (ilasgow‘s sing-a—Iong group invite you to join them for “That‘s Iintertainment'. an evening of songs from the shows. All are welcome and song sheets are provided.


I The Mikado King's Theatre. 2 [even Street. 52‘) 6000. 2.30pm & 7.30pm.

£7 £12 (£5—£7). See Thu 2‘).

I Ricordo St Cecilia‘s Hall. Niddry' Street. 668 201‘). 7.45pm. £10 (£5). Known for playing entirely from memory. this young quartet perform 17th century works by Biber. Buxtehude. Froberger. Lawes. Simpson. Playford and PurceII.

I The Practice Choir Reid Memorial Church. 182 West SaviIIe Terrace. 662 1203. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). Susan Dingle conducts the choir and the Kentigern linsemble in works by Mozart. lilgar and Haydn.


I Peter Morrison’s World Of Music Paisley Town Hall. Abbey Close. 887 1010. 7.30pm. £8 (£6). Morrison is joined by Peggy ()‘Keefe and others for a night of songs from Broadway. Gilbert and Sullivan and the West Iind.


I The Three Irish Sopranos Carnegie Hall. 1iastPort.01383 314127. 7.30pm. £10.50 (£8—-£‘)). See Thu 2‘).


I National Youth Choir of Scotland St Aloysius‘ Church. 25 Rose Street. (iarnethill. 287 5511. 7pm. £6 on door 1 —£-1 ). Conducted by Christopher Bell. bathed in candlelight and accompanied by organist Stephen Doughty. the 80-strong cltoir give their first (ilasgow performance of 2001.

I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra BBC Studio 1. Broadcasting House. Queen Margaret Drive. 338 8844. 7.30pm. Free. Conductor Nicholas Kok is joined by soloist Krysia ()sos‘tow'icz for Iidmund Rubbra‘s l'i'olin ('oneerto and baritone Donald Maxwell for Havergal Brian's .S'y-mplionv .\'o 5. Tickets by postal application only". send an SAIi to SS() Concerts Secretary. BBC Broadcasting House. Queen Margaret Drive. (ilasgow.

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I Third Anniversary Celebrations Cafe Cossachok. Ritssian Cultural Centre. 10 King Street. 553 0733. 8.30pm. Live music at a masquerade ball celebrating three years of the Cafe. featuring ()Ieg Ponomarev. Nigel Clark. Stephen Adam and Lev Atlas.


I William Conway, Kim Bak Dinitzen, Ursula Smith and The Consort Of Voices (ireyfriars Kirk. (ireyfriars Place. 668 201‘). 7.30pm. £6 (£4). Bach's complete cello suites and motets performed over two nights; suites 1. 2 and 5 are performed tonight. with 3. 4 and 6 on Wednesday.


I The Brass Company Hutchesons' Hall. 158 Ingram Street. 552 8391. 1.15pm. £2.50. The ensemble. comprising trumpets. horn. trombone and tuba. perform works from the 1‘)th. 20th and 21st centuries.

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Festival Theatre. 13—-2‘) Nicolson Street. 52‘) 6000. 7.15pm. £‘).50-£46 (£7.50--£43). See Sat 31.

I Indian Classical Music tidinhurgh Vedic Centre. 4 West Newington Place. 668 164‘). 7.30pm. £12.50 in advance; £17.50 on the door. The centre welcomes Professor Subroto Roy Chowdhury and Salbal Chatterjee for an evening of Indian classical music played on the sitar and tabla.

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I Strathclyde University Symphony Orchestra Barony Hall. Castle Street. 287 5511. 8pm. £6 (£3-£4.50). Alan Tavener conducts the student orchestra in Mozart's ()i-erture ‘1)er St'liutt.vpieIt/irektor'. Borodin‘s .S'y'mphony No 2 and. with soloist Myra Chahin. Finzi's Cello Concerto.


I William Conway, Kim Bak Dinitzen, Ursula Smith and The Consort Of Voices (ireyfriars Kirk. (irey'friars Place. 668 201‘). 7.30pm. £6 (£4). See Sun 1.


I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 551 1. 7.30pm. £7.50—£I2.50 (£2.50—£5). The RSNQ continue their innovative ‘Discovery Series'. with three more works selected by Jatnes MacMiIIan. First up is Between Homage Am! Homily. a new work by former RSAM 1) student. A. J. McCaffrey". followed by Sibelius's‘ [in Sago. To close.

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the orchestra perform Finoiuhani Rautavaara's spiritual work Sun/whom .\‘o 7 ‘Aneel or Lie/11'. with Barry Millington delivering an informative pre-concert talk on the work at 6.30pm.

I Susanne Stanzeleit, Mark Bailey and Gusztav Fenyo Merchants House. 7 \VCNT (icorge Street. 334 ‘)757. 12.45pm. £4.50 (£1.50 £4). Three masters of their musical art. on violin. cello and piano respectively. perform piano him by Mendelssohn and Brahms.

I The Brass Company Recital Studio. l'niversity of Strathclyde. 76 Southbrae Drive. ‘)5() 3476. 1.15pm. Free. See Tue 3.


I Scottish Opera - Don Giovanni Festival Theatre. 132‘) Nicolson Street. 52‘) 6000. 7.15pm. £‘).50 £46 (£7.50 £43). See Sat 31.

I Bagatelle Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 201‘). 12.15pm. £5 (£4). The RSN() Friends present at) afternoon concert by this violin. cello. double bass and accordion sextet. drawn from members of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. A selection of light classics are promised.


I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra BBC Studio 1. Broadcasting HoUse. Queen Margaret Drive. 338 8844. 7.30pm. Free. Jer/y Maksymiuk conducts the orchestra in the world premiere of Fraser Maitland‘s Behind the Silenee. litnho/‘s Concerto in [HM double lmvv and Franck's Symphony in D minor. Tickets by postal application only“. send an SAI-I to SS() Concerts Secretary. BBC Broadcasting House. Queen Margaret Drive. (ilasgow, (312 8D(i.

I National Youth Orchestra Of Great Britain Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 551 1. 7.30pm. £5 (£2). This highly respected youth orchestra perform Dvorak's Cello Concerto and Suk's Avruel .S'y-mplionv. Lynn Harrell is the soloist and Jiri BelohIavek conducts.

I BT Scottish Ensemble Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 5511. 7.45pm. £11 (£7). For the final concert of their winter series. the Iinseinble explore international folk music. in particular Bartok's love for the music of his native Hungary. Iintitled A Song uni/A Dance. the programme features his Rllllltlltlun Domes and Divertimento as well as (irieg's Two Norii't’gitm .llt'lot/tes. Lutoslawski's 5 Folk Songs atid Holst's St Paul '5 Suite.


I France From The Baroque To The 20th Century Institut Francais d’Ecosse. 13 Randolph Crescent. 225 5366. 7pm. £3 (£2). Flautist Katharine Wake and pianist Mark ()wen explore the mitsical history of the flute.

I Edinburgh Harp Festival Opening Concert Queen’s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 201‘). 7.30pm. £12 (£8). Holland‘s Iidward Witsenburg and \Vales' Robin Huw Bowen present ‘The Tree ()1 Strings‘. an evening of traditional to 21st century music. including Iidvvard McGuire's newly commissioned work. Pieces of [fig/it.

I Hands Across The Sea! Reid Concert Hall. Edinburgh I'niversity. Bristo Square. 668 201‘). 8pm. £3 (£2). American saxophonist Harry Hindson and pianist Martin Strachan perform a programme of international music.


I Mo’s Company (iallery ()f Modern Art. Queen Street. 22‘) 19%. 34pm. Free. Violin and clarinet duo Hector Scott and Shinobu Miki perform an informal concert of contemporary classical inttsic. with each piece preceded by a short talk from the composer.


I Scottish Opera - Don Giovanni Festival Theatre. 13 2‘) \Icolsolt Street. 529011110 2.15pm. U15” Lil) (£7511 £45 1. Sc‘c‘ Sat 2‘ l.

I BT Scottish Ensemble Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. Nib 201‘}. ,2. 'Spltt. £11 (£7) See Fri 6.


I Sunday Afternoon Recital House 1-or.-\n Art lover. Bellalioustoi) Park. 10 Dumbreck Road. 353 4773. 2.31) 3_3()pllt. £3.50 ( £2511). The \lllslc‘ Rootii at the Home is iised )ttst as Mackintosh originally intended. for all afternoon concert. Today is recital comes from a trio blending ja/l atid classical sounds.

I From Russia With Spring Cale Cossachok. Rtissiai) Cultural Centre. 10 Kitig Street. 553 0733. 8.30pm. .-\ccordionist (ieorgic (iaiiic gets in the mood for spring with a selection of Rtissian vvaIt/es. tangos and melodies.


I Edward Witsenburg And Jennifer Campbell .‘vlercliision Castle School. 2‘)4 Coliiitoi) Road. 0772 0831 383. 1.45 2.45pm. £8 (£6). Dutch harpist \‘y'itsenburg. a teacher at the Royal Conservatory ill the Hague for forty years. is joined by young Scottiin cIarsach player Jennifer Campbell. principal harp w ith the London Schools Symphony Orchestra. l’ort oft/re lit/inlnuieli Harp I’evtii'ul.


I Paisley Abbey Choir Paisley Abbey. Abbey Place. 88‘) 7654. 7.30pm. £‘). Dr (icorge McPhce conducts the cltoir itt Staincr's ('rttei/iiton attd Durufle's Requiem.


I Cappella Nova Finnart St Paul‘s Church. Newark Street. 01475 723956. 8.15pm. £8 (£5). The early music ensemble present a musical meditation for Lent. lintitlcd Passion and .Ilyvvterv. the programme features Victoria's 'Iene/H'oe Rev/)onvoriev. The Scottish Plainsong Choir join them for the occasion.


I Camerata Scotland Rothes llalls. Rothes Square. 015‘)2 61 1 101. 7.30pm. £10 (£2—£5). (iet‘ard Korstcn conducts this pre-professional chamber orchestra in a repertoire of classical and contemporary music.

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I National Children’s Orchestra of Scotland Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 5511. 7pm. £8 £16 (£2 £8). Conductor Nigel Murray leads the way. as this talented bunch of 8- 14-y'ear-olds perform Bach's (‘rmt't'rln It)" l'tmr l’iunm. ()ffenbach's ()verture ‘()rp/iet(v in the (,'mlerivol'/rl' and Dvorak's S/(Il'lnlft' I)(ll1('(’\ among others. They are joined by pre-professional chamber group Camerata Scotland in the second half. for works by Schubert. Mendelssohn and Mozart.


I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 201‘). 7.45pm. £5.50-£18.50. Alexander Janic/ek directs from the violin in this homage to Haydn. featuring his ()\‘(’l'llll'(’ '()I'/eo et/ littl'lt/lt‘t' ‘. Sin/mitt! ('oneertonte and. just in time for Faster. Seven Lust Words of Christ/root the Cross.