& opera


OAbby Newton, David Greenberg and Patsy Seddon St Andrew‘s In The Square. Off Saltmarket. St Andrew‘s Street. 548 6020. 3pm. £7 (£5). L'S cellist Abbey Newton regularly performs with Alasdair Fraser and Jean Redpath on the other side of the pond. Here she‘s with fiddle and clarsach in a night of mainly Scots music.

I From Russia With Lev Cafe Cossachok. Russian Cultural Centre. King Street. 553 0733. 8.30pm. Free. Russian. Armenian and gypsy folk melodies from violinist Lev Atlas.


I Aaron Jones and Claire Mann Wee Folk Club. Royal Oak. Infirmary Street. 557 2976. 8.30pm. £3. Flute player and fiddler Mann. brought up in the Irish tradition around Newcastle. isjoined by Craobh Rua guitarist and bouzouki player Jones.

I Open Mic Southern Bar. South Clerk Street. 667 2289. 7pm. Free. See Sun 3.

Tuesday 1 2


I Tlch Frler Penicuik Folk Club. Navaar House Hotel. Bog Road. 01968 678153. 8.15pm. £5 (£4). Singer/guitarist who's been a regular funny face on the folk scene for thirty years.

Wednesday 1 3


I Cilar RSAMD. Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Gaelic harmony vocals. harp. fiddle. piano and guitar from Arthur Cormack. Mary Anne Kennedy. Bruce MacGregor. Ingrid Henderson and the others in the leading Highland traditional band.


I Kallnka Vulcheva and Martin Jenkins Edinburgh Folk Club. Cabaret Bar. The Pleasance. 650 2349. 8pm. £6 (£4-£5). The great Bulgarian singer (ex- Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares) accompanied by her multi-instrumentalist husband on mandocello. mandolin. fiddle and flute.

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


I Dougie McLean Howden Park Centre. Howden. ()1506 433634. 8pm. £10.50 (£7). Scotland‘s favourite songwriter.


I Setanta The Star Club. Riverside Club. Fox Street. 569 7287. 8pm. £6 (£4). They‘ve been welcome around Glasgow for nearly two decades. but perform rarely. Big L'lster vocals from Colin McAllister. and hammered dulcimer. uillean pipes. fiddle. and occasional concertina.

Falklrk I Colum Sands Falkirk Folk Club. The Polish Club. Arnot Street. ()1324 613395. 8.30pm. £5 (£4.50). One of the legendary Irish singing family standing for social justice.

‘It was called The /nw3/ble Band, because we had done really,

reall well and still nae cun knew who the fuck we were’

Fran Healy, Travis, page 16

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

Thursday 28


I Scottish Opera - Monster Theatre Royal. 282 Hope Street. 332 9000. 7.15pm. £5.50—£50. The world premiere of Sally Beamish and writer Janice Galloway's new opera. exploring the early life of Frankenstein author. Mary Shelley.

I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra City Hall. Candleriggs. 287 5511. 7.30pm. £7—£l6.The BBC SSO celebrate the diversity of the violin in this the first of live concerts entitled ‘Strings Attached'. Joining conductor Thomas Dausgaard for Beethoven's Violin Concerto is German soloist Antjc Weithaas. which falls between Liszt‘s Prometheus: Symphonic Poem and Tchaikovsky's .S'vmpltony no I ‘li’inler Daydreams '.

I Tim Lisslmore Merchants House. 7 West George Street. 334 9757. 12.45pm. £4.50 (£1.50—£4). Pianist Lissimorc performs works by Schumann and Shostakovich.

I Edinburgh Quartet Recital Studio. L'niversity of Strathclyde. 76 Southbrae Drive. 950 3476. 1.15pm. Free. The hardest working string quartet in Scotland perform works by Mozart and Kenneth Leighton.

I Paul Keane Concert Hall. University of Glasgow. University Avenue. 3304092. 1.10pm. Free. Pianist Keane performs works by Bach and John Adams as part of the L'niversity's Piano Month.


I The Eclectic Ensemble Reid Concert Hall. Edinburgh University. Bristo Square. 07789 792219. 7.30pm. £4 (£3). A mixed evening of works in aid of the Royal Hospital for Sick Children.


I Essential Scottish Opera Howden Park Centre. Howden. 01506 433634. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). Four of Scottish Opera’s finest singers take to the road with a selection of arias. ducts and ensemble works from Madama Butterfly. the Barber of Seville and other popular works.


I Scottish Chamber Orchestra City Hall. Candleriggs. 353 8000. 7.30pm. £6—£l8 (£2.50). Mezzo soprano Jane Irwin. tenor Toby Spence and bass baritone Jason Howard join Joseph Swensen and the orchestra for Mendelssohn's Die lirsle llal/no'gisnat'lzl. Schumann’s Overture: Genot'et'a and Schubert's .thsiejrmn R().\'(llilllll(l(’

com lete the bill.

I idday Concert RSAMD. l()() Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 1pm. £5 (£3). Featuring works by Telemann. Bach. Mozart. Guillemain and Boccherini.

I Lunchtime Concert Concert Hall. Glasgow L'niversity.L'niversity Avenue. 330 4092 1.10pm. Free. A recital by pianists Michael Spencer and Steve Arkelltmder the banner of Master! Not-a.


I Edinburgh University Singers McEwan Hall. Bristo Square. 650 4381. 1.10pm. Free. John Kitchen conducts works by Bruckner and others.

I Harmonlse and Eurythmy Columcille Centre. 2 Newbattle Terrace. 447 7404. 7.30pm. £4 (£2). Forty-strong Edinburgh singing group. Harmonise

perform a diverse range of uplifting

songs. while Eurythmy translate Walter

de la Marc's poem Snow/lake into movement.

I Edinburgh University Music Society Symphony Orchestra Greyfriars Kirk. Greyfriars Place. 07989 856251. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). Richard Jeffcoat conducts the acclaimed student orchestra in an evening of orchestral works.


I Scottish Opera - Monster Theatre Royal. 282 Hope Street. 332 9000. 7.15pm. £5.50—£50. See Thu 28. I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 7.30pm. £10.50—£23. Conductor Walter Weller is joined by soprano Lynda Russell. baritone Robert Holl and the RSNO Chorus fora night of Brahms. featuring his Haydn Variations and German Requiem.

I Renfield Recitals Renfield St Stephen‘s Church Centre. 260 Bath Street. 332 2826. 1pm. Free. Saturday lunchtime concerts by various artists.

I Mo’s Company Gallery ()1‘ Modern Art. Queen Street. 229 1996. 3—4pm. Free. Violinist Hector Scott and clarinettist Shinobu Miki continue their series of informal afternoon concerts. filling GOMA with the sounds of contemporary Scottish composers all of whom will be present to speak about their work.


I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Queen’s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £6—£20 (£2.50). See Fri 1.

I Edinburgh Symphony Orchestra Greyfriars Kirk. Greyfriars Place. 225 9994. 7.30pm. £7 (£5). Moray Welsh is the guest soloist for Elgar‘s powerful Cello Concerto. in a programme which also features Tchaikovsky's .S'ymplirmv no 6 and Weber's ()t'erno'e: [)er l-‘rel'selzutr.

I Edinburgh University String Orchestra Reid Concert Hall. Edinburgh L'niversity. Bristo Square. 07719 702265. 7.30pm. £6 (£3). Robert Dick conducts the student orchestra in works by Shostakovich. Bach. Vaughan Williams and Mendelssohn. Pianist Andrew Johnston and trumpeter Freddie Bolsjoin them for the occasion.

I Come and Sing St George‘s West Church. 58 Shandwick Place. 556 3959. 7.30pm. £8—£9 (£6—£7). Robert Marshall conducts some 250 singers in Faure's Requiem. at this charity concert raising funds for Waverley Care. Contact ()131 556 3959 if you wish to participate.


I RS Tenors Cumbernauld Theatre. Kildrum. 01236 732887. 7.45pm. £9 (£6). Selections from the world‘s great operas with Scottish Opera tenors Robert W Crowe. John Carlo Bellotti and Dcclan McCusker.


I Royal Scottish National Orchestra L'sher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 l 155. 7.30pm. £10.25—£23.50. Howard Shelley is at the baton for ‘Mozart by Candlelight‘. featuring the great composer's [fine Kleine .\'at'ltlmusik. .S'vmpltony no 40 and more. 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 RSAMD Afternoon Concert Pollok House. Pollok Country Park. 2060 Pollokshaws Road. 616 6410. 2pm. £4 (£3). A piano recital from ()ng Yin Yin. featuring Scarlatti. Beethoven and Chopin.

at Monster Scottish Opera delve inside the fascinating mind of 19th century author Mary Shelley. in this exciting new piece by contemporary composer Sally Beamish and novelist Janice Galloway. Theatre Royal, Glasgow. Thu 28 Feb 8 Sat 2 Mar.

Royal Scottish National Orchestra The RSNO’s Discovery Series continues to come up with the goods. as American conductor Marin Alsop works her magic on Menotti. Barber and Adams. Royal Concert Hall. Glasgow, Thu 7 Mar. Animal Magic Poet Roger McGough and the Orchestra of Scottish Opera help ease the little ones into classical music with this rendition of the Carnival Of The Animals (though big kids are of course welcome to join in the fun).G/asgow Royal Concert Hall, Sat .9 Mar; Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Sun 70 Mar.

Mr McFalls Chamber As if they weren't interesting and unusual enough already. the funkiest chamber group in town have now teamed up with animation students from ECA. to thrill both our eyes and ears. Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, Mon 77 Mar.

Scottish Chamber Orchestra Wow. what a duo. Pianist Alfred Brendel (pictured) puts himself in the more than capable hands of conductor Sir Charles Mackerras for a night of classical music at its finest. Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Thu 74 Mar,“ Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Fri 75 Mar.

I The Bruce Miller/Gulliver Prize 2002 RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 2.30pm. £8 (£1 students). Six gifted singers compete for this prestigious prize.

I Glasgow University Choral Society & Orchestra Glasgow University Chapel. University Avenue. 330 4092. 7.30pm. £6 (£3). Marjorie Rycroft conducts the orchestra and soloists in works by Haydn. Mozart and Beethoven. Tickets on the door.

I Glasgow Lyric Choir 8. Orchestra Henry Wood Hall. 73 Claremont Street. 287 551 1. 7.30pm. £8. The orchestra are joined by the Glasgow Renaissance Singers and Glasgow Steiner School Choir for a performance of Bach's S! John l’assiim. Steve Birch conducts.

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