A trip to California might be nice, especially to hear baritone Richard Zeller sing Count di Luna in Verdi’s ll Trovatore with San Diego Opera. But you can always save on the fare and instead of going that far, you can catch him with Scottish Opera as this season he also takes on the challenging role in the forthcoming revival of their 1992 production. This is grand opera in classic form love, death, murder, intrigue et al in notoriously complicated action - with well known melodic treasures including the ‘Anvil Chorus’ and the gypsy inspired ‘Stride la vampa’.

(Carol Main)


I Edinburgh Quartet lluichesons‘ Hall. 158 lngram Street. 552 8391. 1.15pm. £2.50. The quartet perform Beethoven’s String Quartet in C minor and Bai'tok‘s String Quartet No 6.

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I The Rape Of Lucretia RSAMI). I00 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.15pm. {Ill (£71. See Sat 2S.


I SUSA Orchestra MacRobei‘t. l'niversity of Stirling. 01786 461081. 7.30pm. £4 (£2.50). The orchestra of the universil} '\ Student's .-\ssociation are joined by the Camarata Choir and Flute Quintet for a mixed programme of works. including Mo/art's ()i'i'rtitre: .lluuit' Hide and James llorner's theme from 'Iitunit‘.


0Royal Scottish National Orchestra Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 551 1. 7.30pm. £7.50~£ l 2.50. .-\le.\ander l.a/arev con- ducts the orchestra in the final concert in the RS.\'()'s Discovery Series. featuring Sti'avinsky's Jt’ll dc ('urtes and Schnittke's Svmplimiv .\'u 4. The brainchild of James MacMillan. each concert in the Discovery Series features a new composition by one of .\lac.\lillan's recent post grad students at the RSAMI): tonight Peter l)ow|ing's

Now that we are ltt'l't' . . . lills that gap. I Susanne Stanzeleit, Mark Bailey and Gusztav Fenyo Merchants House. 7 West (ieorge Street. 334 9757. 12.45pm. £4.50 l .50—£4i. Three masters of their musical art. on violin. cello and piano respectively”. perform piano trios by Schumann and l'aure.


I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 201‘). 7.45pm. £5.50-£l8.50. The last concert in the S(‘()'s Viennese Masters series features Mozart's ()1'(’I'Illl'('.' Dun (iftntllllli and. with pianist Imogen Cooper. his Piano Concerto No [9. Baritone Wolfgang llolzmain joins them for Mahler's I’i’tiif Rllt'kl’l'l Lieder. with the concert closing on Schubert's Symphony No 3.


I The Ghost Of Hamish Prong (iaiety Theatre. Carrick Street. 01292 61 1222. 7.30pm. £3~£7 (£24261. An ()pera \s'est production.


I Scottish Chamber Orchestra City Hall. Candleriggs. 287 5511. 7.30pm. £5.50—£l7. See Thu 3.

I The Rape Of Lucretia RSAMI). 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.15pm. £10 (£71. See Sat 28.

Edinburgh I Richard Smith Reid Concert Hall. Edinburgh L'niversity. Bristo Square. 668

2019, 1.10pm. l"ree. ()rganist Smith performs a wide range of music including hllllil‘ttlis Ii'i’t'tllt1()t’lttlt1. KL‘les l’ttvvttrue/iu III I) minor and Bach‘s l’n'lrtt/t’ unit l'tlL’llr' III If Itllllttl‘.


I The Ghost Of Hamish Prong (iaicty Theatre. (‘arrick Street. lll2‘)2 611222. 7.30pm. £3 £7 (£2 £6i. Sec Thu 3.


0 Scottish Opera - ll Trovatore Theatre Royal. 282 Hope Street. 332 9000. 7.15pm. £3.50 £46. With a story- line spanning twenty years. Verdi's mon- umental tale of kidnap. murder. revenge and love is an emotional roller coaster. Richard Zeller. w ho won himself no small amount of praise for his portrayal of Macbeth last season. takes on the role of Count di Luna and Bulgarian soprano Xvetelina \';issilev;i sings the apple of his eye. Leonora. See photo caption.

I Mo’s Company (iallery Of Modern Art. Queen Street. 22‘) 1996. 3—4pm. liree. Violin and clarinet dtio Hector Scott and Shinobti Miki perform an informal concert of contemporary classical music. with each piece preceded by a short talk from the composer.


I The Ghost Of Hamish Prong (iaiety Theatre. (‘arrick Street. 01292 611222. 7.30pm. £3 -£7 t£2~£6). See Thu 3.


I Eastertide Choral Evensong St Bride's Church. Hyndland. 3.30pm. Free. Alan Tavener conducts the Strathclyde University Chamber Choir and organist David Hamilton in l‘in/i‘s .flugnitii-ut.

I Purbayan Chatterjee and Anindo Chatterjee Woodlands Methodist Church. 22‘) Woodlands Road. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). The Scottish Academy of Asian Arts present a programme of Indian classical music performed on the Sitar and Tabla by these two esteemed musicians.


I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 201‘). 2.30pm. £6.50--£12.50. The penultimate concert in the orchestra's 2000/2001 season finds Joseph Swensen directing from the violin. as the SC() quartet perform works by Wolf. Webern. Mozart and Schubert. Pianist lmogen Cooper. a renowned Mozartian. joins them for his Fantasia in C minor.

0 Sinfonia - 2001 is here! (ireyfriars Kirk. (ireyfriars Place. 668 201‘). 7.30pm. £8 (£3 £6). The final con- cert in the orchestra's current season takes its title from Stanley Kubrick's leg- endary science fiction film. the opening sequence of which features Strauss‘s tone poetn. Also Spruc/i Zarathustra. Sitting alongside this popular work will he Haydn's Trumpet Concerto. with guest soloist Mike Handy. and Mussorgsky"s Pictures (I! an lit/iiliitimi. I Music At St Mark’s St Mark's Church. Castle Terrace. 668 201‘). 6pm. £5 (£3). Peter Evans presents six young pianists who will perform works by Bach. Beethoven. Chopin. Debussy. Bartok and Shostakovich.

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0 Scottish Opera - ll Trovatore Theatre Royal. 282 Hope Street. 332 9000. 7.15pm. £3.50—£46. See Sat 5.


I Ermis Theodorakis Reid Concert Hall. Edinburgh L'niversity. Bristo Square. 668 201‘). 1.10pm. Free. Pianist Theodorakis performs a diverse

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Sinfonia - 2001 is here! Strauss's monumental tone poem Also St_)r'(i(,‘/i ft’ir‘at/iust'a .‘.at; a bargairrhin resident for man; a year until Stanley isuhrick used it to open his Sci i 1 classic quot Enioy' it here. Without the distraction of a huge space ship, courtesy of Edinburgh’s; Sinfonia. G/nyf/(t/S K/I/s. [dinning/i, Sui; ti May.

Royal Scottish National Orchestra The RSNO's short but sweet DISCOVGW Series draws; to a close with a Russian flavoured line up. Schnittke's rarer performed. cross-denomiiiatioiial Symphony No 4 is the highlight, and series; programmer James Marzlvlillan has; a ore—concert chat wrth musicologist Ronald Welt/man about the work. G/asgow Hom/ Concert Ha//, Thu (3 Mav.

II Trovatore Opera 's are notorious for highlighting the dark side of human nature. and llilfi Verdi classic is no exception. Murder. infanticide and kidnap are all on the menu. and that's before they start burning mothers at the stake . . . Theatre Roy/at G/asgow. Sat :S—Sat 79 May.

programme of works. including two l'K premieres.

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I ‘Why Should Children Have All The Fun?’ Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 551 1. 7.30pm. £19.50 £45. (iala concert to raise money for the excellent Children‘s Classic Concerts series. with performances from the piano playing sister onehudi. Yaltah Menuhin. 13-year-old Scottish violinist Nicola Bencdetti. the Orchestra of Scottish ()pera. Bearstlen Choir and the Newtongrange Silver Band.


I Scottish Chamber

Orchestra t’sher Hall. l.otlfiaii Road. 228 l 155. 7.45pm. £5.50£l9. The final concert in the S(‘()'s autumn/w inter season Itfakes full Use of the lishet Hall's acoustic properties. with a performance of llaydn's 'I'lit' (rm/inn. Conducted by Nicholas McGegan. the work will be sung in linglish by soprano (ieraldine Mc(irce\_\. tenor John Mark Ainsley. bass baritone (ierald Finley and the SCO Chorus.

I London Baroque St Mary ‘s Cathedral. 23 Palmerston Place. 667 7776. 8pm. £l0~£25. The orchestra are joined by Emma Kirkby for an evening of sacred mUsic and song by Handel.

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