I Flute Sounds Mugdock (‘ountry Park. ('raigallian Road. Milngavie. ‘)56 6100. 7.30pm. £7. A programme of popular pieces by llautist Andrew Allan and friends.


I Nicolas Hodges Reid (‘oncert Hall. Iidinburgh l7niversity. Bristo Square. 668 201‘). 1.10pm. Free. Talented pianist Hodges performs contemporary works by Salvatore Sciarrino. Helmut Lacheninann and Juan ()l‘lll. de Zarate -- all students. past or present. of Iidinburgh l'niversity. I Songs From The Shows Queen‘s Hall. ('lerk Street. 668 201‘). 7.30pm. £8 (£5 l. Peter Morrison and the (iilbert & Sullivan Society perform works by Lloyd Webber. Bernstein. Richard Rodgers and of course. (i & S.

I Emperor String Quartet Reid (‘oncert Hall. lidinburgh lTniversity. Bristo Square. 668 201‘). 7.30pm. £‘) (£41. A contemporary programme from the quartet. featuring works by present and former students of lidinburgh L'niversity.


GBT Scottish Ensemble Royal (‘oncert Hall. 2 Saucbiehall Street. 353 8000. 7.45pm. £11 (£7). Tommy Smith joins the linsemble for a jazz-tinged pro- gramme featuring works by French and American composers. Roussel‘s Sin/onit'llu. ('hick ('orea's ('lii/rln'n '3' Songs and Ravel's Sonqu I)l(lt'('n1(’l1!f()l' liolin and ('vl/o are just some of the works charting the increasing influence of jazz. in classical music over the past hun- dred years.

I Keyboard Studies Department Concert RSAMJ). 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 1pm. £5 (£3). Works for piano. organ and voice by Bach. Mozart and (irieg.

I Islay Gaelic Choir Concert Adelaide’s. 20‘) Bath Street. 248 4970. 7.30pm. An evening of traditional songs.


I Royal Scottish National Orchestra lTsher Hall. I.othian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. £8.50 £22. See Thu 21.

I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (ireyfriars Kirk. (ireyfriars Place. 53‘) 8877. 7.45pm. Free. (‘onductor (iarry Walker is joined by soprano Alwyn .‘ylellor and mezzo limma Selway for this BB(‘ Invitation (‘oncert recorded for Radio 3. Works by Alasdair .\'icolson. Nigel Osborne and Karen l‘rancis are on the bill. pltis two world premieres: Selena Kay's Snakes A’- Ladders and Malcolm Hayes' Stu/m! .llulc'r. l'ree tickets are available from BB(‘ Scotland. Queen Street. lidinburgh or from 15(‘A’1‘.

I RSNO Lunchtime Concert Si (‘uthbert's (‘hurch. I.othian Road. 226 3868. 12.15pm. £4 (£3). A concert of light classics performed by a string quartet drawn from the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. with an opportunity to meet the players afterwards.

I Andrew Dean Reid ('oncert Hall. lidinburgh l'niversity. Bristo Square. 668 201‘). 1.10pm. Free. ()rganist l)ean performs works by Bach. Tunder. Buxtehude and Piet Kee.


I Kelvin Ensemble Bute llall. L'niversity of (ilasgow. L'niversity Avenue. 357 2‘)‘)7. 7.30pm. A varied programme of chamber music from the linsemble. conducted by violinist (ierry l)ocherty.

I Renfield Recitals Renlield St Stephen's (’hurch ('entre. 260 Bath Street. 332 2826. 1pm. l-‘ree. See Sat 16. Edinburgh

GBT Scottish Ensemble Queen‘s

Hall. ('lerk Street. 668 201‘). 7.45pm. £11 (£7). See Fri 22.

I Susan Sheppard St (‘ecilia's Hall. .\'iddry Street. 668 201‘). 7.45pm. £10 t£5—£7). Renowned baroque cellist Sheppard performs works by (iabrielli and Bach on her specially commissioned five- string cello.


I Richard Rodgers - The Sound Of His Music Royal (‘oncert Hall. 2 Saucbiehall Street. 353 8000. 7.30pm.

£8 —£l6. The Apollo Players present this tribute to one of the world‘s favourite musical composers featuring songs from Oklahoma}. The Sound ()fllusir‘. The King Am! I and many more.

I Kesha (‘afe (‘ossachok. Russian (‘ultural (‘entre. 10 King Street. 553 0733. 8.30pm. £3. A gypsy-jazz fusion from violinists Lev Atlas and ()leg Ponomarev and guitarist Nigel (‘Iark.

I Dunbartonshire Concert Band Kibble Palace. (ilasgow Botanic (iardens. 730 (ireat Western Road. 334 2422. l.30»4pm. l-‘ree. An afternoon of live music in the gardens.


I Edinburgh Palm Court Orchestra Queen's Hall. (‘Ierk Street. 668 201‘). 2.30pm. £4.50 £8. A selection of light classical numbers directed by David Ler at the piano with soprano lili/abeth McKeon.

I Edinburgh University Chamber Orchestra Reid (‘oncert Hall. lidinburgh l.'niversity. Bristo Square. 228 1774. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). Peter Nelson conducts the orchestra in Michael Torke's xix/1. Mahler's Kim/emIlt'n/it'dcr with soprano Helen Bruce. and Brahms' Sv/np/ionv no I .


GParagon Ensemble Queen‘s Hall. (‘lerk Street. 668 201‘). 7.30pm. £10 (£6.50). See panel.

Tuesday 26


I Edinburgh Quartet lluichesons‘ Hall. 158 Ingram Street. 01786 461081. 1.15pm. £2.50. The hardest working string quartet in Scotland perform works by Mozart and Kenneth Leighton.


I Edinburgh University Chamber Choir Reid ('oncert Hall. lidinburgh l'niversity. Bristo Square. 668 201‘). 1.10pm. l-‘ree. The choir perform works by Bach. Phillips. Pachelbel and Slogedal.

Thursday 28


OScottish Opera - Monster Theatre Royal. 282 Hope Street. 332 ‘)0()(). 7.15pm. £5.50~-£50. The world pre- miere of Sally Beamish and writer Janice (ialloway 's new opera. exploring the early life of I’rmikc'nsn'in author. Mary Shelley. See feature.

I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra ('in Hall. (‘andleriggs. 287 5511. 7.30pm. £7 £16. The BB(' SS() celebrate the diversity of the violin in this the first of live concerts entitled ‘Strings Attached'. Joining conductor Thomas 1)ausgaard for Beethoven's l'iolin (Ti/16PM!) is (ierman soloist Atlljc‘ Weithaas. which falls between Lis/t's I’romt'I/Ir'us.‘ Symphonic l’ovm and 'l‘chaikovsky's Svnip/ionv no I 'll'l'nlt'r l)ovr/rt'mnv '.

I Tim Lissimore Merchants House. 7 West (ieorge Street. 334 ‘)757. 12.45pm. £4.50 (£1.50 £4). Pianist Lissimore performs works by Schumann and Shostttkovich.

I Paul Keane (‘oncert Hall. l'niversity of(ilasgow. l'nivcrsity Avenue. 330 40‘)2. 1.10pm. Free. Pianist


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Deja vu. that illusion of experiencing things again when really it's the first time. is confusing enough. Paragon's De’ja Vu All Over Again plays even more tricks on the mind. Maybe the contemporary interpretations of Middle Ages plainchant are indeed being heard for the first time. but the music that inspired them has been around for quite a while. Contrasting ancient melodies are used in the pieces by James MacMiIlan and Peter Maxwell Davies. Max's Missa super L'Homme Arme’ is an arrangement of a 15th century mass which splinters the original melody as it progresses. even to the extent of necessitating a honky-tonk piano.

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I Paragon Ensemble play the Queen '3 Hall, Edinburgh, Mon 25 Feb.

Keane performs works by Bach and John Adams as part of the l'niversity’s Piano Month.

I Edinburgh Quartet Recital Studio. L'niversity of Strathclyde. 76 Southbrae

Drive. ‘)50 3476. 1.15pm. Free. See Tue 26.


I The Eclectic Ensemble Reid (’oncert Hall. Edinburgh University. Bristo Square. 668 201‘). 7.30pm. £4 (£31. A mixed evening of works in aid of the Royal Hospital for Sick Children.


with Tommy Smith & Christian Forshaw. SaXophones

into the blue

Roussel. Ravel. Richard Rodney Bennett. (‘hick (‘orea. Willizun Schuman

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