I Stuart Montgomery St Michael‘s- Church. Slateford Road. 441 3035. 7.30pm. Pianist Montgomery performs John McLeod‘s 'Iii‘e/l'e Preludes. plus works by Mozart. Beethoven. Chopin and Ravel.

I Edinburgh University Music Society Sinfonia Reid Concert Hall. Edinburgh [.‘niversity. Bristo Square. 668 2019. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Robin Versteeg conducts the student orchestra in Beethoven's Coriolan ()verture. Brahms' Piano Concerto No I and Schubert's Syrup/tony No 8 ‘b'nfinislted'. Robin Hutt is the piano soloist.

I Philip Sawyer Reid Concert Hall. Edinburgh University. Bristo Square. 668 2019. 1.10pm. Free. ()rganist Sawyer performs works by Peeters. Rheinberger and IS. Bach.

Saturday 24


I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 7.30pm. £10.50—£23. See Fri 23.

0 Black Over Red Tramway. 25 Albert Drive. 287 3900. 8pm. £8 (£4). See Thu 22.

I La Traviata Theatre Royal. 282 Hope Street. 332 9000. 7.15pm. £5.50—£50. See Wed 2|.

I Olivier Baumont St Andrew‘s In The Square. Off Saltmarket. St Andrew‘s Street. 5486020. 2.30pm. £5 (£2.50). French harpsichordist Baumont performs works by Handel. Rameau and Duphly. plus his rendition of Alexander Reinagle‘s 18th century Scots tunes.

I Kelvin Ensemble Bttte Hall. L'niversity of Glasgow. University Avenue. 357 2997. 7.30pm. £6 (£3). Tickets available from 330 5419 (weekdays between I—5pm) or e-mail kelvin(a Conductor Giles Brightwell and the Ensemble are joined by the Ifniversity Chapel Choir and clarinettist Neil Moore for works by Copland. Mozart and Beethoven.

I Renfield Recitals Renfield St Stephen's Church Centre. 260 Bath Street. 332 2826. lptn. Free. See Sat 17. I The Organist Entertains Art (iallery & Museum. Kelvingrove. Argyle Street. 287 2699. 2.30—4pm. Free. Alberto Massimo gives a free afternoon performance on the museum organ.


I Edinburgh Bach Choir St Cuthbert's Church. Lothian Road. 668 2019. 7.30pm. £12 (£9). Monteverdi‘s Vespers ()f [610 are delivered in full voice by the choir and accompanying soloists. with conductor Neil Mantle and the EBC orchestra.

I Edinburgh Symphony Orchestra (ireyfriars Kirk. (ireyfriars Place. 225 1900. 7.30pm. £7 (£5). Alasdair Mitchell conducts the orchestra in Prokoliev‘s Violin Concerto No l (with soloist Roderick Long). Kabalevsky‘s ()i'erture to ( ‘olas‘ Breugnon and Borodin's Symphony No 2.

I Harold Lester St Cecilia‘s Hall. Niddry Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £10 (£5—£7). Pianist Lester celebrates the 300th anniversary of his instrument of choice with works by Scarlatti. Bach and Ilaydn. performed on the [.‘K‘s oldest grand piano.


I Peter Karrie Vikingar. Barrlields. (ireenock Road. 01475 689777. 7.30pm. £1 1.50 (£10.50). See Fri 23.


I Children’s Hospice Association Scotland Concert Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 7.30pm. £10.50—£12.50. Sally Magnusson presents The Spirit ()1 Youth featuring 300 of Scotland's fittest young


I Strathclyde University Chamber Choir (iovan ()Id Parish Church. 840 (iovan Road. 3.30pm. Free. Alan Tavener conducts organist David Hamilton and the choir in a cotntnunity mass featuring works by Howells and Vaughan Williams.

I Dolce Argento Princes Square. 48 Buchanan Street. 221 ()324. 2»-4pm. Free. Flute trio performing a mixed programme of music.

I Kesha Cafe Cossachok. Russian Cultural Centre. 1() King Street. 553 ()733. 8.30pm. £5 (£3). See Thu 15.


I Edinburgh Royal Choral Union (ireyfriars Kirk. (ireyfriars Place. 477 9584. 7.30pm. £12 (£6) on door. Robert Marshall conducts the increasingly impressive choir in ‘Music fora Winter's Evening'. featttring Parry‘s I Has (ilatl. Rachmaninov‘s Vespers and (ioreki's lotus Tuus'.

I A Gala of Viennese Romance Festival Theatre. 13—29 Nicolson Street. 5296000. 7.30pm. £8—£17.50 (£6—£14.50). The British Philharmonic Concert Orchestra are joined by a trio of soloists for this romantic evening of Viennese classics.

I Scottish Flute Trio Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 8pm. £7 (£4). This unique trio. accompanied by guitarist Allan Neave and poet Pauline Prior Pitt. present Towards ‘l'lie Sea. a programme of pieces inspired by the sea and island landscapes. Featured works include Edward McGuire's ll'estern Light and Kenneth Dempster‘s St Kilt/a 3‘ Parliament.

I Edinburgh University Chamber Orchestra Reid Concert Hall. Edinburgh University. Bristo Square. 668 2019. 7.30pm. £6 (£3). Edward Harper conducts the orchestra in works by Mozart. Haydn. Kodaly and Lyell Cresswell. Emma Morwood is the guest soprano.

I None Of The Above Bongo Club. 14 New Street. 558 7604. 8.30pm. £7 (£5). As usual another eclectic night at None Of The Above taking in classical with Heather Macl.eod performing with members of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra; Steve Kettley's ()dd Times and their mix ofjazz with eastern influences: folk from Harreem Scareem and traditional tunes from Leo McCann and Kris Driver.

I St Giles at Six St (iiles‘ Cathedral. Royal Mile. 225 9442. 6pm. Free. Works by Tudor composers performed by the (ilasgow Renaissance Singers.


I A Family Concert Adam Smith Theatre. Bennochy Road. 01592 412929. 3pm. £5 (£3.50). Family favourites with the Kirkcaldy ()rchestral Society.


I Peter Karrie Motherwell Concert Hall. Civic Centre. \V'indmillhill Street. 01698 267515. 7.30pm. £12 (£10). See Fri 23.

Monday 26 .


:3 Paragon Ensemble Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 8pm. £6.50--£10. Scotland's fore- most contemporary music group open their new season with Steve Reich‘s My name is . . . and Sextet. John (‘age's Prepared Piano Concerto and Lecture on Nothing (with performance poet Tom Mc(irath) and Finale. a new commission by Ross Campbell.


I Ralph Kirshbaum and Peter Frankl Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £9-£16 (£7.50 £14). An evening of (ierman romantic classics from these two stalwarts of the chamber music scene. on cello and piano

respectively. Featured works include Schumann‘s 3’ l‘anlasiesnu~ke and Brahms‘ Sonata .\'o 2.

I The Leader Ensemble St Mark‘s Church. Castle Terrace. 667 2792. 8pm. £5--£10 (£7). [Tnder the baton of Andrew Lees. the Ensemble performs works by Rossini. Handel and Clemson featuring soprano Janet de Vigne and narrator John McColl.

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I Chamber Music Series St Leonards School. The Pends. 01334 462226. 8pm. £7. Music frotn soprano Irene Drummond accompanied by Fali Pavri on piano.


I La Traviata Theatre Royal. 282 Hope Street. 3329000. 7.15pm. £5.50—£50. See Wed 21.

I John Kennedy and Stephen Gallagher lIutehesons‘ Hall. 158 Ingratn Street. 552 8391. 1.15pm. £2.50. Saxophonist Kennedy and pianist Crallagher perform works by (iershwin. Beethoven. Schulhoff and others.


I Florian Kitt and Rita Medjimorec Reid Concert Hall. Edinbttrgh l'niversity. Bristo Square. 668 2019. 1.10pm. Free. The cello and piano duo perform works by Takcmitsu. Prokofiev and Rossini.

Wednesday 28


I Cosi fan tutte Theatre Royal. 282 Hope Street. 332 9000. 7.15pm.

£5.50 £50. Scottish ()pera take on Mozart's 18th century opera. in which two men test the fidelity of their lovers. with unexpected results. See review.


GA Midsummer Night’s Dream Festival Theatre. 13 ~29 .\'icolson Street. 529 6000. 7.15pm. £12 £20 (£9-£17). Students from the new Benjamin Britten International ()pera School. housed in London‘s Royal College of Music. cele- brate the building's opening with a produc- tion of Britten‘s magnificent reworking of Shakespeare. Joining them in Edinburgh will be the BT Scottish Ensemble and pupils from St Mary's .\lusic School.

I Edinburgh University Chamber Music Club Reid Concert Hall. Edinburgh I.'nivcrsity. Bristo Square. 668 2019. 1.10pm. Free. Students from the Faculty of Music perform a selection of chamber works.


I New Zealand String Quartet Concert Hall. l'niversity of (ilasgow. L'niversity Avenue. 3304092. 1 . 10pm. Free. The qttartct are joined by pianist Richard Beauchamp for works by Iain Mathcson. John Psathas and Edinburgh's Lyell Cresswell. See preview. l’art oft/re .Veti‘ Zea/(Hul/Xeli' .lllls‘ic I'eslit‘al.

I Concerto Caledonia St Andrew's In The Sqttarc. ()ff Saltmarket. St Andrew‘s Street. 548 6020. 8pm. £9 (£4). Soprano Catherine Bolt joins the early music ensemble for works by the 6th Earl of Kelly and his pals.

I John Kennedy and Stephen Gallagher Recital Studio. I'niversity of Stralhclyde. 76 Southbrae Drive. 950 3476. 1.15pm. Free. See Tue 27.


I The Steve Martland Band Queen‘s lIall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 8pm. £10 £12 (£8 £10). The master of the avant-garde music scene takes his rockljazz/clamical hybrid sound on tottr. See panel.

0A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Festival Theatre. 13 29 .\'icolson Street.

I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Another chance to hear Craig Armstrong's sunrise stunner. When Morning Turns To Light. which premiered at the re- vamped Usher Hall earlier this year. Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Fri 76 Nov; Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, Sat 77 Nov.

I Sinfonia You can't beat a bit of Elgar. except perhaps with six bits. performed by the very lovely Sinfonia at this one-night 'Elgar Festival'. Grey/friars Kirk, Edinburgh. Sun 78 Nov.

I Vanessa Mae Love her or loathe her. there‘s no denying violinist Mae has sent a glamorous spark through the classical music biz. Tonight she serves up her trademark mix of traditional with a twist of modern. Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, Tue 20 Nov.

I Black Over Red Quite what will come out of this mix of choral work. electronica. choreography and sculpture is anyone‘s guess. but with Cryptic at the helm it certainly won't be dull. Tramway. Glasgow. Thu 22—Sat 24 Nov.

I Paragon Ensemble The folks dedicated to bringing contemporary music to the masses are back. with an impressive opening programme featuring Steve Reich and John Cage. Royal Concert Hall. Glasgow, Mon 26 Nov.

I A Midsummer Night’s Dream Students from the Royal College of Music head north to team up with the BT Scottish Ensemble and pupils from St Mary's Music School for Britten's masterful reworking of Shakespeare. Festival Theatre. Edinburgh, Wed 28 8 Thu 29 Nov.

5296000. 7.15pm. £12£211l£9 £17). See Wed 28.

I New Zealand String Quartet (ireyfriars Kirk. (ireyfriars Place. 225 1900. 7.45pm. £9 (£4). See Thu 29.

I Advent Carol Concert S1 (liles‘ Cathedral. Royal Mile. 2259442. 6.45pm. Free. A family concert of festive songs and hymns marking the beginning of Capital Christmas and the launch of the Give A Little Magic appeal.

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I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Younger Ilall. .\'orth Street. 01334 475000. 7.45pm. £6 £16 (£2.50). The S(‘() take a whirlwind tour of the world. with (‘oplattd's Three Latin .-lmerican .S'ketc/tes. Pia/[0111's Sit/trio. Ravel's .1IoI/Ier( Suite. Lyell ('ressw cll's ‘Ilie Pumpkin .1Iassacre and the world premiere of Alherga's l'io/in Concerto.

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