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Performances will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least eight days belore publication. Classical listings compiled by Kelly Apter.
I Tatyana Lazareva Merchants House. 7 West (ieorge Street. 334 9757. 12.45pm. £4.50 (£1.50~£-l). Pianist Lazarey‘a. daughter of RS.\'() Principal Conductor Alexander Lazarey. performs Chopin's Sonata No 3 and yyorks by Rachmaninoy.
I Scottish Opera - Cosi fan tutte Theatre Royal. 282 Hope Street. 3329000. 7.15pm. £5.50—£50. Scottish ()pera‘s present Mozart's darkly comic opera. in which two men test the fidelity of their lovers. with unexpected results. I Trevor Pinnock Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 7.30pm. £12 (£10). The ‘Master Recitals' series continues with a performance from harpsichordist Pinnock. playing \'i\‘aldi's Concerto in I). Bach's l’arlira no 5 and yyorks by l‘ischer. Toru Takemitsu and Rameau.
I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra BBC Sttidio l. Broadcasting House. Queen Margaret Misc. 338 8844. 7.30pm. liree. Conductor Jer/y Maksymiuk and the orchestra are joined by llautist limily Bey non for John Thomson‘s Introduction and .rl/leel'ello. Sibelius' Spring Sang arid Symphony no 6 are also on the programme.
I Glasgow Phoenix Choir Royal Concert Hall. 2 Saucliiehall Street. 353 8000. 7.30pm. £8---£12. An exciting of Scot's songs. classics and popular (‘iershyy in standards as this renowned choir celebrate 50 successful years. yy ith hpr from the (‘ilasgoyy Youth Choir and Back Of The Moon.
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £6» £20 (£2.50). Conductor Joseph Syy'ensen isjoined by me/zo- soprano Dagmar Peckoy‘a for Wagner‘s ltesenrlunek l.ierler. The programme also features Bruckner‘s Adagio/m Strings and Schumann’s Symphony no 4.
I Lunchtime Organ Music St (iiles' Cathedral. Royal Mile. 2259-1-12. 1.10pm. Free. Peter Backhouse performs works by Stanford. Bach. (ilass and (iigout.
I The Edinburgh Telephone Choir (ieorge Square Theatre. L'niyersity ()f lidinburgh. (ieorge Square. 332 2758. 7.30pm. £5. The choir‘s 55th annual concert. featuring eyerything from Mozart and Strauss to Richard Rodgers.
I Scottish Opera - Madama Butterfly Theatre Royal. 282 Hope Street. 3329000. 7.15pm. £5.50-£50. Scottish ()pet'a celebrate their 40111 birthday with this re-staging of David Mc\'icar's successful 2000 production. Puccini‘s classic tale of a beautiful geisha and her American loy er yy as the company 's inaugural opera back in 1962. when Sir Alexander (iihson \y as at the helm.
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra City Hall. Candleriggs. 353 8000. 7.30pm. £6 £18 (£2.50). See Thu 25. I Philip Glass and Susumu Yokota Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 8pm. £20. ()ne of the yyorld's most famous and respected ayant-garde composers, Philip (ilass performs a selection of his on n yyorks. Part of 'I'rip'lyeli.
I Brass Department Concert RSAMI). 100 Renfreyy Street. 332 5057. lptn. £5 (£3 ). Academy Brass tackle works by" Bach. 1.i.st/ and Malcolm Arnold.
I Viktor Ryabchikov (ii-ey trial-s Kirk. (ireyfriars Place. 225 1900. 7.30pm. £12 on the door. Recital from the piano maestro. featuring (sorks by Schubert. (ilinka. Balakirey and Rachmaninoy.
I Graham Mark Scott Reid (‘oneeit Hall. lidinburgh l'niyersity. Bristo Square. 668 2019. 1.10pm. l-‘ree. ()rganist Scott performs works by Weckmann.
I The Edinburgh Telephone Choir (ieorge Square Theatre. l'niyersity ()f lidinburgh. (ieorge Square. 332 2758. 7.30pm. £5. See Thu 25.
I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Toys n Hall. Sandgate. ()1292611222. 7.30pm. £9.50 £16.50 (concessions available). See Thu 25.
I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 7.30pm. £10.50 £23. .-\cclaimed Russian pianist. 1)tiiitt'i.-\lc.\ee\ joins the orchestra lol‘ Scriabin's l’i‘mneI/iee. le l’nelne i/ir l'en. Stray insky 's I'lre/tinl completes the bill. I Scottish Opera - Cosi fan tutte Theatre Royal. 282 Hope Street. 3329000. 7. I 5pm. £5.50 £50. See Thu 25.
I La Calisto RSAMl). 100 Renfreyy Street. 332 5057. 7.15pm. £1()(£7). l-‘ranccsco Cayalli's opera of loye. intrigue. comedy and tragedy in the time of myth.
I Kedron Choir Concert Adelaide's. 20‘) Bath Street. 248 4970. 7.30pm. The Kedron Choir perform a concert of classics.
I Renfield Recitals Renlield St Stephen's Church Centre. 260 Bath Street. 332 2826. 1pm. liree. Saturday lunchtime concerts by \ai‘iotis artists.
I Afghan Refugee Benefit Concert Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.30pm. £10(£8). l.ocal performers gather at this benefit concert featuring classical. folk. poetry and more. all with an underlying humanitarian message.
I Stewart’s Melville and Mary Erskine Community Choir St Mary 's Parish Church. The Sidegate. 01620 823378. 7.30pm. £10 on the door (£6). Choral concert featuring Vaughan \Villiams' l'll't’ .llyiyllr‘rl/ Songs. lilgar's Serenade lar Strings and Britten's SI Air/inlay.
I The Bearsden Choir City" Hall. Candleriggs. 287 5511. 8pm. £8 £15. Fresh from their appearance on Surrey of Praise. the choir are joined by conductor James Hunter. four soloists and the Sinfonia Alba for Verdi's Requiem.
I From Russia With Lev Cafe Cossacliok. Rtissian Cultural Centre. 10 King Street. 5530733. 8.30pm. l‘ree. Russian. Armenian and gypsy folk melodies from \ iolinist 1.e\ Atlas.
I Philip Glass and Susumu Yokota Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 8.30pm. £15. See liri 26.
I Spring Organ Recital St Mary ‘s lipiscopal Cathedral. 23 Palmerston Place. 225 6293. 4.30pm. l‘ree. A recital on the Cathedral‘s l-‘atlier \Villis organ from Simon .\'ieminski.
I St Giles' At Six St (iiles‘ Cathedral. Royal Mile. 225 94-12. 6pm. l-‘ree. Students from the lidinburgh Academy perform works by Haydn. Mozart and Brahms.
I Chamber Group Of Scotland Killearn Kirk. 01877 382346. 7.30pm. £8 (under 16s free). ()ne of the country's finest chamber groups perform RachmaninoVs Sonata/Ur Cello and Piano in (i minor and Brahms' 'I'ria/iir Clarinet. Cello and Piano. in this loyely rural setting.
I La Calisto RSAMl). 100 Renfreyy Street. 332 5057. 7.15pm. £10 (£7). See Sat 27.
I Paul Lewis Queen's llttll. Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7.45pm. £8 £14.50 (£8 £13). Young British pianist Paul 1.e\y is builds on his already excellent reputation. \y ith the final of four concerts featuring Schubert's complete Piano Sonatas.
I Scottish Opera - Cosi fan tutte Theatre Royal. 282 Hope Street. 3329000. 7.15pm. £5.50 £50. See Thu ts
I Herriet Trio llutchesons' Hall. 158 Ingram Street. 552 8391. 1.15pm. £2.50. The trio on French horn. Violin and piano perform Brahms' Trio in l-.'_llal.
I Lunchtime Concert Reid Concert 11all.1i(1inburghl'niyersity.Bristo Square. 668 2019. 1.10pm. Free. A lunchtime concert from students of the liaculty of Music.
I Scottish Opera - Monster Theatre Royal. 282 Hope Street. 332 9000. 7.15pm. £5.50 £50. Contemporary composer Sally Beamish and writer lattice (ialloysay 's neyy opera exploring the early life of I'l'an/(ens‘leilt author. Mary Shelley.
I La Calisto RSAMI). (00 Rent‘i-eyy
Street. 332 5057. 7.15pm. £10 (£7). See Sat 27.
I Plugged! RSAMI). (00 Renfreyy Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £5 (£3).
London Sinfonietta principal cellist Anssi Karttunen is joined by Sound Intermedia for an eyening of \yoi'ks highlighting the
different way s in \\ hich composers create for solo cello. Part of the Academy Now! festiyal.
I Debussy’s Garden National Portrait (iallery. 1 Queen Street. 624 6200. 12.45pm. l-‘ree. A music theatre piece. featuring soprano. actress and piano. celebrating the centenary of 1)ehtissy ‘s opera. l’e/leas t'!.1[(’/f.\(lllr/t'. I Edinburgh University Savoy Opera Group The Pleasance. (it) The Pleasattce. 668 3102. 7.30pm. £6.50 (£4.50). The student opera group present ‘Strike [p The Band‘. featuring works by (iershyyin.
I Scottish Opera - Madama Butterfly Theatre Royal. 282 Hope Street. 3329000. 7.15pm. £5.50 £50. See liri 26.
I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 7.30pm. £10.50 £23. The RSNU's 1)iseo\‘el'_\ Series continues. with .-\|exander 1.a/are\
Angela Hewitt with the Britten Sinfonia Two major tal- ents come together. as pianist and renowned Bach interpreter Hewitt (pictured) teams up with this popu- lar young orchestra for works by 3 Mozart and Bach. Usher Hall, Edinburgh. Sun 5 May. Philip Glass From orchestral works to soundtracks and operas. Glass has been at the forefront of contemporary classical music for decades. in Scotland for the TripTych festival. he'll be perform- ing Etudes for Solo Piano. Music from Metamorphoses and some of his screen gems. Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Fri 26 Apr; Queen's . Hall, Edinburgh. Sun 28 Apr. Paragon Ensemble The con- temporary music bonanza contin- ues this fortnight with the final con- cert in the Ensembles Current sea- son. And in keeping with the great Philip Glass being in town. Paragon highlight two other giants “» of the genre: Gavin Bryars and .John Adams. RSAMD. Glasgow, Thu 2 May; Queen '3 Hall, Edinburgh, Mon 6 May. .3 Royal Bank Festival Gala Concert It might be a bit of a trek to get there. but this Burns festival highlight is well worth the journey. In the plush surrounds of Culzean Castle. Alexander Lazarev con- ducts the RSNO. with Eddi Reader. Karen Mathieson and some fancy fireworks adding to the occasion. Cu/zean Country Park, Fri 3 May.
at the baton for Slichedrin‘s Carmen Suite and (iubaidulina' s (literal/tint). ()Ieh Ki'ysa is the guest \‘iolinist.
I Paragon Ensemble RSAMI). lot) Renfreyy Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). The last in the contemporary music ensemble's current season. featuring yyork by two stalwarts of the genre: John Adams’ Shaker Lamps and (iayin Bry ars' ./('.\ll.y"B/rnn/ .Vet't’l' l'ill/(’(/.1I(' 1?].
I Academy Now! Festival Concert RSAMI). 100 Renfreyy Street. 332 5057. 10pm. l‘ree. A late night cabaret of electroacoUstic music on saxophone. brass and tape.
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £6 £20 (£2.50). Stephen Layton conducts the orchestra. SC() Chorus and a cast of soloists in Bach's moving and passionate St John 's Passion.
I Lunchtime Organ Music St (iiles' Cathedral. Royal Mile. 225 9442. 1.10pm. Free. Michael Harris performs yyorks by Scheidt. Bruhns. Saint-Saens. Reger and \‘ierne. >
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