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I The Sangsters Penicuik Folk Club. Navaar House Hotel. Bog Road. 01967 678153. 8.15pm. £5 (£4). Close harmony from this Fife-based traditional song group.

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I Eddi Reader with Boo Hewerdine St Andrew‘s in The Square. Off Saltmarket. St Andrew's Street. 548 6020. 8pm. £ 10 (£8). ()ne of Scotland's favourite singer/songwriters performs in this duo including the first performance of ‘Relics And Bones' written especially for the City Of Love Festival. as well as contemporary renditions of Robert Burns” love poems.


OKeep It Up Edinburgh Folk Club. Cabaret Bar. The Pleasance. 650 2349. 8pm. £5 (£4). Launch for a new CD col- lection by Simon Thoumire. iiilidh Shaw and their band.

I Absolute Beginners Ceilidh Dance Boroughmuir High School. 26 Viewforth. Bruntsfield. 337 5442. 7.30—9pm. £2.50 (£1.50). See Wed 6.

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I St Valentine’s Latino Dining Princes Square. 48 Buchanan Street. 221 0324. 8pm. Hot Latin jazz from Macumba with dance demonstrations by Salsa Sabrosa. Dinner bookings at 11 Pavone: 221 0543: d‘Ar'cy's': 266 4309: Buny Wares: 248 4066.

I Hamish Imlach Tribute Night GiaSgOW 5333. 12.30pm. Free. Pupils from St - The Star Club. Riverside Club. )qu Street. I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Mary’s Music School give a free ltrnchtirne ensemb'e' as 't Showcases Pew 569 7287. 8pm. £6 (£4). A night of songs City Hall. Candleriggs. 353 8000. 7.30pm. recital. Work by composers On the 039-

paying tribute to the popular Scottish singer and guitarist.

I Valentine’s Concert (‘al'c Cossachok. 10 King Street. 553 0733. 8.30pm. Free. Romantic classics and folk melodies from accordionist Georgie Gajjic.


I Scotland In Love Netherbow Arts Centre. 43—45 High Street. 556 9579. 8pm. £6 (£4). An evening of romance with music from harpist Katie T. Adams and storytelling from David Campbell. Meals available in the cafe. please pre-book.

Performances will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least eight days before publication. Classical listings compiled by Kelly Apter.

Cara Dillon appears as a guest vocalist for the Oyster Band at the


I The Conway Trio Merchants House. 7 West George Street. 334 9757. 12.45pm. £4.50 (£1.50—£4). Cellist William Conway is joined by violinist Sarah Bevan-Baker and viola player Catherine Marwood for a mixed programme. including Mozart's Direrlimeitm in lz'flul.

I Academy Brass Concert Hall. l'niversity of Glasgow. L'niversity Avenue. 330 4092. 1.10pm. Free. Brass players from the RSAMD perform a variety of works under the direction of Brian Allen.


I Scottish Chamber Orchestra l'sher Hall. l.othian Road. 228 1155. 7.45pm. £6—£20 (£2.50). A gentle but passionate programme from conductor/violinist Joseph Swensen and the orchestra. featuring Dvorak's Romuiiee

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I Schools Showcase Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.30pm. £4 (£2). Pupils from over a dozen lidinburgh schools perform everything from classical and rock to traditional Scottish.

£6—£l8 (£2.50). See Thu 31.

QRSAMD Opera School RSAMI). 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.15pm. £10 (£7). Three short operas performed by students at the RSAMD ()pera School: Str'avinsky's .llurm is a rarely seen mad- cap comedy featuring a spot ofja/z and ragtime: Vaughan Williams' Riders 7}) The Sea is a tragedy set on the lrish coast: and Puccini's Gianni Sehieehi is an energetic comedy about a wealthy man who dies. leaving his fortune to a group of monks ~ much to his money-grabbing family's cha- grin. See preview

Arches, Glasgow, Sun 3 Feb

I BBC Scottish Symphony

Orchestra RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 10pm. Free but ticketed. Pierre- Andre \‘alade conducts the orchestra in Stuart MacRae's The Hire/res"Kiss. the world premiere of Edward Harper‘s Horn C oneertn and works by Gordon McPherson and James Dillon.

I Singing Department Midday Concert RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 1pm. £5 (£3). Senior students from the department of vocal studies present a selection of songs by Debussy. Walton and Roussel.


GRoyal Scottish National Orchestra L'sher Hall. l-othian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. £8.50—£22. Principal guest conductor Marin Alsop is at the baton for Copland's .-1ppulueltiun Spring and Stravinsky"s P'Irusliku. Add to that a world premiere by New Yorker Michael Torke and this should prove to be a pretty exciting evening. See preview.

I The Glorious Company Christ Church. Morningside Road. 667 3633. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). Pianist James Douglas is joined by soprano Katherine Douglas. organist Michael Bonaventure and musicians on flute. cello and trumpet. for three new self-penned works evocatively titled. 'Cape Breton Island'. ‘Journeys to loria' and ‘The Feast of his Joy'.

I Sounds Found and Fixed Reid Concert Hall. Edinburgh l'nivcrsity. Bristo Square. 668 2019. Day tickets £6 (£3): weekend pass £15 (£5). A weekend of sortie art from iidinburgh l'niversity's Faculty of Mirsic. featuring workshops. student showcases and a concert finale. Full details can be found at I St Mary’s Music School Her‘iot- Watt l'niversity ['nion. Riccarton. 451

I Leon Coates Reid (‘oncert Hall. [Edinburgh l'niversity. Bristo Square. 668 2019. 1.10pm. Free. ()rganist Coates performs works by Bach. Frescobaldi. Harper. Brahms and Bustehude.

I Schools Showcase Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.30pm. £4 (£2). See Thu 3 1.


ORoyal Scottish National Orchestra Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 7.30pm. £10.50—£23. See Fri 1.

I Renfield Recitals Renfield St Stephen's Church Centre. 260 Bath Street. 332 2826. lpm. Free. Free Saturday lunchtime concerts by various artists.

I Mo’s Company Gallery Of Modern Art. Queen Street. 229 1996. 3--4pm. Free. \‘iolinist Hector Scott and clarinettist Shinobu Miki continue their series of informal afternoon concerts. filling GOMA with the sounds of contemporary Scottish composers. This month's concert features entries for the Scottish Society of Composers‘ Prize.


I Sirinu Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 8pm. £10 (£5—£7). The three instrumentalists and soprano that make up Sirinu present ‘A Muse of Fire'. an evening of music from iingland and France composed under Henry V.

I Sounds Found and Fixed Reid Concert Hall. iidinburgh l'niversity. Bristo Square. 668 2019. Day tickets £6

Royal Scottish National Orchestra Back waving a baton like only she can. lvlarin Alsop (pictured) conducts the world premiere of a new work by fellow New Yorker Michael Torke. See preview. Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Fri 7 Feb; Royal Concert Hall. Glasgow. Sat 2 Feb.

#1; RSAMD Triple Bill A night at the opera which promises not to drag on longer than necessary. instead. yOu'll be offered your Cultural fix in three bite-size chunks. as the RSAMD's Opera School delivers a triple-bill of diverse works ranging from woeful tragedy to outlandish comedy. See listings and preview for details. RSAMD. Glasgow. Sat 7 Feb: Edinburgh Festival Theatre. 7 & 9 Feb.

1. Paragon Ensemble - Whatever Happened To The Music? A relaxed evening in the bar with the contemporary

Tron Theatre Bar. Glasgow. Sun 3 Feb.

Sinfonia From Haydn to Shostakovich. from 1787 to the 19508. from Paris to St Petersburg. Sinfonia certainly knows how to programme a diverse evening. Pianist Susan Tomes goes along for the ride. Grey/friars Kirk. Edinburgh. Sun 3 Feb.

I Classic Connections Royal Concert Hall. 2 Satrchiehall Street. 353 8000. lpm. £9.50 (Child £5). Christopher Bell and the Orchestra of Scottish ()pera play a selection of Celtic favourites for a younger audience.

I The Viennese Ensemble Princes Square. 48 Buchanan Street. 221 0324. 2—4pm. Free. A medley of light classical music from eastern Europe and beyond. I Theophilus Piano Trio Pollok House. Pollok Country Park. 2060 Pollokshaws Road. 616 6410. 2pm. £4 (£3). The trio perform Beethoven's Trio in C minor and Brahms' 'l'riu No l as part of Pollok House's afternoon recitals series. I Voice of the Accordion (‘at‘e Cossachok. 10 King Street. 553 0733. 8.30pm. Free. Georgie Gajjic presents a selection of folk and classical favourites. Edinburgh

QSInfonia Greyfr'iars Kirk. Greyfriars Place. 225 1900. 7.30pm. £8 (£6). .\'eil Mantle conducts the orchestra in an

(£3): weekend pass £15 (£5). See Fri 1. evening entitled ‘Paris Meets St Petersburg'. featuring Haydn's‘ Symphony

m .Vri (W) and RilVL‘l's‘ Plum) Concerto in U both premiered in Paris and

Glasgow Shostakovich's .S'vmplimrv .\'(i ll) no

QParagon Ensemble Tron Theatre Bar. 63 Trongate. 552 4267. 8pm. Free. The contemporary ensemble present ‘Whatever Happened To The Music'.". the first in a series of bi-monthly nights in the Tron bar. showcasing new music from emerging composers.

prizes for guessing where that received its first airing.

I Delta Saxophone Quartet Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 2.30pm. £9 (£6). Playing a selection of contemporary classical numbers from the likes of Michael .\'yman and Philip Glass.

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