I The Complete Beethoven String Quartets Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 551 1. 4pm. £10 (£8). Over a series of six concerts. the Endellion String Quartet perform Beethoven's entire string quartets.
I Glasgow Youth Choir Spring Concert RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £6. See Sat 12.
I Sunday Afternoon Recital Home For An .Art Lover. BellahoUston Park. 10 Dumbreck Road. 353 4773. 2.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). The .Music Room at the House is used just as Mackintosh intended. with an afternoon concert from RSAMD students. I Kun Song Princes Square. 48 Buchanan Street. 221 0324. 2—4pm. Free. Live music while you shop. courtesy of this talented pianist performing a mixed programme.
1'.) Polish State Opera of Wroclaw - Tosca Festival Theatre. 13—29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 7.15pm. £10—£30 (£7—£27). The acclaimed opera company offer tip a Puccini double-bill this week. with the French Revolution drama 'l'osca in Edinburgh. followed by the Parisian La Boheme at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on the 15th. See photo caption.
I Cappella Nova Greyfriars Kirk. Greyfriars Place. 668 2019. 7.30pm. £6—£12(£4.50—£8). See Fri 11.
I Meadows Chamber Orchestra Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £7.50 (£l—£6). Conductor Richard Beauchamp leads the orchestra in a well-chosen mix of old and new. The world premiere of Paragon. a new composition by one of St Mary‘s Music School‘s fittest students. Simon Smith. is followed by Berg‘s Lyric Suite. Strauss‘ Four Songs and Mozart's Symphony No 4 l ‘Jupiter’.
0 Mr McFalls Chamber, Elspeth Cowie and The Burt MacDonald Quartet Bongo Club. 14 New Street. 558 7604. 8.30pm. £7 (£5). None Of The Above present another eclectic night of music as Mr McFalls Chamber are joined by Valentina Martinez for a selection of tangos. Tonight also sees folk from singer Cowie and inventive jazz and blues from the Burt MacDonald Quartet.
I Holland-Koor Greyfriars Kirk. Greyfriars Place. 225 1900. 7.30pm. Free. The acclaimed Dutch choir visit Edinburgh to perform a selection of well known hymns and classical favourites.
I Listen To The Band Eastwood Theatre. Eastwood Park. Rouken Glen Road. 951 2890. 7.30pm. The Clarkston Local Committee host a concert in aid of Cancer Research.
I Merlot-Watt Orchestra Town Hall. Marshill. 01259 213131. 8—9.30pm. Free. A diverse programme from the young musicians at Heriot-Watt L'niversity.
I Scottish Opera - Ii ﬂovatore Theatre Royal. 282 Hope Street. 332 9000. 7.15pm. £3.50—£46. See Sat 12.
I The Polish State Opera of Wroclaw - La Boheme Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 551 1. 7.30pm. £17.50—£30. The acclaimed Polish company return to Scotland with their successful production of Puccini‘s tragic masterpiece.
I The Complete Beethoven String Quartets Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 5511. 8pm. £10 (£8). See Sun 13.
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I Organ Extravaganza with Giles Brightwell and Friends Glasgow L'niversity Chapel. L'niversity Avenue. 330 4092. 7pm. Pay a small fee and request an organ piece of your choice. Call 0141 330 2540 for details.
I Nicholas Ashton Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £8 (£4). At the first of two concerts celebrating the work of Napier L'niversity's lan Tomlin School of MUsic. pianist Ashton performs works by Schubert. Chopin. DebUssy. Scarlatti and Nono in what promises to be a charged performance.
I Edinburgh University Renaissance Singers C anongate Kirk. High Street. 7.45pm. £tbc. Brian Clark directs a programme of sacred choral mUsic by the Flemish composer. Clemens non Papa.
I Timpani and Percussion Department Midday Concert RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 1pm. £4 (£2). The students perform works by Leonard Salzedo. George Hamilton Green and John Cage.
I Carmen MacRobert. University of Stirling. 01786 461081. 7.30pm. £12 (£6—£8). Peopled by singers who have performed at some of the world's fittest opera houses. Pegasus Opera Company take their new production of Carmen on tour. Sung in English. their dynamic new adaptation of the Merimee classic is an urban street tragedy with accessibility high on the agenda.
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I Scottish Opera - II Trovatore Theatre Royal. 282 Hope Street. 332 9000. 7.15pm. £3.50—£46. See Sat 12. I Sonnerie RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £10 (£6). The quartet perform four Mozart pieces for ﬂute and strings.
I Junior Academy Chamber Music Concert RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 6pm. Free but ticketed. Programme to be announced.
I The Edinburgh Academy Summer Concert Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7pm. £5 (£2.50). The school's various orchestras. concert bands. dance band and chamber choir provide this eclectic evening of music by Bolero. Dvorak and Dag Wirren among others.
I Edinburgh University Music Society Symphony Orchestra Greyfriars Kirk. Greyfriars Place. 225 1900. 7.30pm. £6 (£4) on the door. Richard Jeffcoat conducts the talented student orchestra in Berlioz‘s Symphonie Fantastic/ire. Matthew Roddie‘s The Eden Myth and. with organist Joseph McHardy. Saint-Saens' Symphony No 3 ‘Organ Symphony '.
I The Garleton Singers St Mary‘s Cathedral. 23 Palmerston Place. 7.30pm. £8 (£3—£7). Stephen Doughty conducts the East Lothian singing group in Mendelssohn's Elijah.
I Organ Recital Reid Memorial Church. 182 West Saville Terrace. 662 1203. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). Jeremy Cull performs works by Brahms. Elgar and Saint-Saens.
I Carmen MacRobert. University of Stirling. 01786 461081. 7.30pm. £12 i£6—£8). See Fri 18.
I City Of Glasgow Chorus Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 5511. 7.30pm. £9.50—£17.50.The largest independent choir in the West of Scotland end their season with a performance of two requiems in one night. Mozart's haunting unfinished mass is followed by Cherubini's Requiem in C minor. with musical accompaniment from the orchestra of Scottish Opera.
I Glasgow Lyrlc Choir Henry Wood Hall. 73 Claremont Street. 287 551 l. 7.30—9.30pm. £8. A performance of music by Handel.
I Dolce Argento Princes Square. 48 Buchanan Street. 221 0324. 2—4pm. Free. An atmospheric programme from this flute trio.
I Edinburgh University Music Society Slnfonla and Choir St Michael & All Saints' Church. Panmure Place. Tollcross. 7.30pm. £5 (£3) on the door. The orchestra and choir join forces to perform Vaughan Williams‘ I‘Ti‘i’ Mystical Songs and Mendelssohn‘s Hymn o/‘Praise. Max Bruch's hugely popular Violin Concerto No I is also on the bill. with violin soloist Ashleena Deike.
I Linton Singers Greyfriars Kirk. Greyfriars Place. 225 1900. 7.30pm. £7. Murray Campbell conducts soprano Stephanie Davidson. tenor Michael Towers. baritone Paul Faulkener and the singers in Hadyn‘s Creation. Tickets available on the door.
I Paisley Philharmonic Choir Paisley Town Hall. Abbey Close. 887 1010. 7.30pm. Conductor [an S. Anderson and the choir present their Spring Concert. with accompanying orchestra and guest soprano Wilma MacDougall. contralto Colette Ruddy. tenor Paul Rendall and bass George Gordon. Featured works include Mozart's [fine Klei'ne Nachtmusik and Haydn‘s Nelson Mass.
I The Garleton Singers St Mary's Parish Church. The Sidegate. 01620 823738. 7.30pm. £8 (£3—£7). See Sat 19.
OMr McFall’s Chamber The Arches. 253 Argyle Street. 0901 022 0300. 8pm. £7 (£5). The ever-eclectic ensemble continue to cover all bases with the release of two albums this month. Tonight's launch sees the arrival of the first one. a heady mix of South American numbers featuring a number of works by Argentinean tango compos- er. Astor Piazzolla. Chilean vocalist Valentina Martinez also makes an appearance.
I The Edinburgh Quartet Reid Concert Hall. Edinburgh University. Bristo Square. 668 2019. 1.10pm. Free. The quartet perform works by Bartok and Haydn.
I Dinner Concert Series House For An Art Lover. Bellahouston Park. 10 Dumbreck Road. 353 4773. 7pm. £39.50 (£35). The House continue their concert series with a performance from the eclectic Mr McFall's chamber. who this week launch their new album of South American works. Price includes a three-course meal.
Polish State Opera of Wroclaw Their trip to the capital earlier this year was so successful that they decided to come back. But this time around. both Edinburgh and Glasgow can appreciate their two treatments of Puccini. See photo caption. Tosca is at Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Sun 73 May; La Boheme is at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Tue 75 May.
Why Should Children Have All The Fun? Why indeed? And this fundraising gala for Children's Classic Concerts aims to redress the balance. Apart from an excellent programme. celebrity hosts and superb musicians (including Scottish prodigy Nicola Benedetti and Yaltah Menuhin. pictured) there's the chance to play Irish bingo and win a car! Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Thu 70 May. It’s A Beautli‘ul Night From Here To The Trembling Stars Music and imagery combine in this stellar evening. which features members of the BT Scottish Ensemble. Composed by Keith Johnson, the music charts the transit of a pulsar across the night Sky. with projected visuals by Sarah Came. Should be pretty beautiful. Tramway, Glasgow, Fri
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I The Orchestra of Scottish Opera with Anne Evans Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 5511. 7.30pm. £10—£22. Renowned Wagnerians Richard Armstrong and Anne Evans (conductor and soprano respectively) are joined by the orchestra of Scottish Opera for an evening of works by the German composer. Featured pieces include The F lying Dutchman Overture. the prelude from Tristan and Isolde and three excerpts from Die Meistersinger. Pan of the Royal Concert Hall‘s International Series.
I lan Tomlin School of Music Concert Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £6 (£2). [n the second of two concerts celebrating the work created at Napier L'niversity‘s lan Tomlin School of Music. past and present students of the college come together to perform a varied programme of solo and ensemble works.
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