Performances will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least eight days before publication. Classical listings compiled by Kelly Apter.
I The Mikado Theatre Royal. 282 Hope Street. 332 ‘)00(). 1.30pm & 7.15pm. £5 £25. Britain’s oldest opera company. (‘arl Rosa ()pera bring their authentic rendition of the (iilbert & Sullivan comic masterpiece to (ilasgow. I Choral Eucharist St Mary’s ('athedral. 300 (ireat Western Road. 337 2862. 7.30pm. l-‘ree. (‘horal liucharist of Ascension Day with the choir of St .\1ary"s(‘athedral singing the I'estii'u/ .llixvu Ifrei'is by l‘ridrik Walker. Part of Feast.
I Lunchtime Organ Music St (iiles' Cathedral. Royal Mile. 225 ‘)442. 1.10pm. Free. A recital from I.udmila Matsioura.
I Ascension Day St Mary's lipiscopal ('athedral. 23 Palmerston Place. 225 62%. 5.30pm. 1’ree. Leighton‘s .llivs‘u Bl‘t’l‘fS. followed by a world premiere by James MacMillan.
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra l‘sher Hall. l.othian Road. 228 ll55. 7.45pm. £6 £20 (£2.50). Mex/o Soprano Marjana l.ipovsek and the S('() (‘hoi'tis join conductor Sir (‘harles Mackerras and the orchestra for the final concert in their winter season. featuring Brahms' litt‘tuliolty on the St Anthony ('hoi'u/e. Alto Rhapsody and Symphony no /.
I Rags Stockbridge Honse. 2 ('heyne Street. 343 6817. 8pm. £7.50 (£6.50). (‘oncert version of the Sti'ouse and Schwartz musical (the guys behind Annie and (i()(l.\‘])('//l. which follows a group of Rtissian Jews as they attempt to build a new life in New York. Performed by Strictly Songtime. the music runs the gamut of ja//.. blues and ragtime to traditional Yiddish tunes.
I Toccata Ladies’ Choir ll()\\‘tic‘ll Park (‘entre. Howden. 01506 500618. £5. The choir present their annual concert.
I Serenade liasi Kitbritle At'ls (‘eiiii-e. ()ld ('oach Road. 01,355 26l000. 8pm. £6. Local choral group. Serenade. perform songs from operettas and musicals. in this fundraiser for the
Kilbi'y dc Hospice Appeal.
I Leigh Howard Stevens RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 1pm. £5 (£3 ). A midday concert from this American marimba player.
I The Mikado Theatre Royal. 282 Hope Street, 332 ‘)()00. 7.15pm. £5 £25. See Thu ‘).
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra ('ity Hall. (’andleriggs. 287 5511. 7.30pm. £6 £18 (£2.50). See Thti ‘). ORoyal Scottish National Orchestra Royal (‘oncert lltlll. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 7.30pm.
£1 1 £24. Academy .-\ward-winner liliner Bernstein conducts the orchestra in some of his own Compositions front the film world. See preview.
I Edinburgh Quartet Stockbridge Parish (’hurch. Saxe (‘oburg Street. 668 201‘). 7.30pm. £10(£3 £7). The string quartet arc joined by flatitist Matthew Studdert-Kennedy and pianist (ins/tav li‘iiyo for their annual Stockbridge Summer Series. Performed in er three
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dates. the series will feature works by Haydn. Mozart and Schubert.
I Rags Stockbridge House. 2 (‘heyne Street. 343 6817. 8pm. £7.50 (£6.50). See Thu ‘).
I Toccata Ladies’ Choir “DthCll Park (‘entre. Howden. 01506 500618. £5. See Thu ‘).
I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra l)unblane ('athedral. ('athedral Square. ()1786 461081. 8pm. £17.50 (concessions available). Yoav Talmi conducts the orchestra in works by Brahms and Schumann.
I Renfield Recitals RCltiiL‘ltl Si Stephen's (‘hurch (‘entre. 260 Bath Street. 332 2826. 1pm. l’ree. Saturday lunchtime concerts by various artists.
I The Mikado Theatre Royal. 282 Hope Street. . 32 ‘)0()(). 2.15pm 6’; 7.15pm. £5 £25. See Thu ‘).
0 Festus 'I‘ramway. 25 Albert Drive. 287 3‘)()(). 7.30pm. £8 (£4). An interesting new collaboration from lidinburgh‘s (irindlay (‘ourt ('entre and (ilasgow 's Project Ability both centres for adults with learning disabilities and the Scottish (‘hamber ()rchestra. Described as a ‘('ominunity ()pera'. I'exttis follow s a group of travelling chefs who find themselves in a land where nothing grows and there's nobody to cook for.
I Sitar Concert St Mary's ('athedral. 300 (ireat Western Road. 337 2862. 7.30pm. £7 (£5). An evening of Indian classical music by renowned sitar player Manab Das. Part of Feast.
I Chaconne Brass Queen's Hall. ('lerk Street. 668 201‘). 2.30pm. £7 (£4); family ticket £18. l’amily concert entitled ()h (iood ('hi/is l‘lit‘ 'Ieu featuring a top quality brass ensemble in everything from Dixieland ja// to the ll'i'l/ium 'le/l ()l'(’l'llll'(' and Handel's llillt’l' .llusie. the latter played on watering cans and kettles.
I Edinburgh Stage and Screen Orchestra ('anongatc Kirk. 153 (‘anongate. 556 6465. 7.30pm. £6 (£5). Light classics and popular tunes from the stage and silver screen. courtesy of this 40-strong orchestra and soprano Marcella Holmes.
I Edinburgh Symphony Baroque St Michael & All Saints' ('hurch. Panmure Place. 'l‘ollcross. 0771‘) 702265. 7.30pm. £6 on the door ( £3). Joseph McHardy directs Haydn's 'Ie 1)eum in (' and .llririureller .lluss. as well as Vivaldi's Double (‘e/lo ('oneerto and Boy cc's Symphony no 8.
I Edinburgh Symphony Orchestra (ireyfriars Kirk. (ircyfriai's Place. 225 l‘)()(). 7.30pm. £7 (£5) on the door. Alasdair Mitchell puts the talented students through their paces. conducting lilgai‘s Int/'mluetion (1nd .rl/legrolor Strings. Strattss‘ Suite for lliiirl Invtruinents ()p 4 and Mahler's Symphony no 4.
I Edinburgh Royal Choral Union l‘sher Hall. [.othian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. £10 £22 (£5 £17). ()ne of Scotland's largest independent choirs is joined by the BB(' Scottish Symphony Orchestra for Mozart's Solemn levpers and Beethoven's Mass in ('.
I Rags Stockbridge House. 2 (‘heyne Street. 343 68l7. 8pm. £7.50 (£6.50). See Thu ‘).
I Toccata Ladies’ Choir Howdcn Park ('cltll‘c. How den. 01 506 500618. £5. See Thu ‘).
Cumbernauld I Cumbernauld Choir the New
Time — something we never seem to have enough of. something that flies by. something that captures a moment. Definitions are endless. but an exploration in time is how composer John McLeod describes his latest work. A Moment in Time. for violin. clarinet. cello and piano. Just about to receive its world premiere performances by The Hebrides Ensemble. the work was in the process of composition on 1 1 September and McLeod feels that the huge emotional response to this has inevitably influenced much of the music. To close. the piece looks to the opening bars of Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time. (Carol Main) I Hebrides Ensemble play St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral. Glasgow, Thu 76 May
and Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, Fri 77 May.
Town Hall. Bron Way. North (‘arbrain Road. 012.36 726554. 7.30pm. The choir are joined by the Kentigern linsemble for a performance of Mendelssohn's Ii/ijuh.
I Guitar Day Ramshorn Theatre. ‘)8 Ingram Street. 552 348‘). 10am 10pm. Pull day ticket £20 (£13). Twelve hours of non-stop live guitar music with a recital from (iary Ryan. masterclass and workshop directed by Peter Argondi/za. and mini-gigs by Strathclyde l'niversity Music students. Prices vary depending on lev c1 of participation
I Percussion Extravaganza RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 11am 8.30pm. Day ticket £7 £10 (Day ticket and concert £10 £14). Workshops, trade stands. master classes and a concert (7pm) with guest artists Jim Kilpatrick. Heather (’orbett. Dan Patntllaro. Mike Quinn and Martin (iibson.
I Amnesty International Fundraising Concert St Mary‘s ('athedral. 300 (ireat Western Road. 337 2862. 2.30pm. £4 (£3). A varied programme featuring soloists and ensembles to raise money for Amnesty International. Part of least.
I Michel Sadanoswky and the Paris Guitar Trio St Andrew's In The Sqtiare. ()ff Saltmarket. St Andrew‘s Street. 548 6020. 3pm. The award- winning guitarist performs a wide- ranging programme. encompassing everything from Baroque to jazz.
I Ascensiontide Choral Evensong Si Bride‘s (‘liui-cli. Hyndland Road. 3.30pm. l-‘ree. Alan Tavener conducts the Strathclyde l'niversity (‘hamber ('hoir and organist David Hamilton in works by Phillips. Purcell and Vaughan Williams.
I Choral Evensong St Mary‘s ('athedral. 300 (ireat Western Road. 337 2862. 6.30pm. liree. St Mary's ('athedral ('hoir perform works by Pill/i and Vaughan Williams. Part of least.
0 Festus Tramway. 25 Albert Drive. 287 3‘)()(). 7.30pm. £8 (£4). See Sat | 1.
I Organ Recital St M;tt‘y"s lipiscopal (’athedi'al. 23 Palmerston Place. 225 62‘)3. 4.30pm. liree. Matthew ()wens performs .‘ylessiacn's I.'.-1.seension.
I St Giles’ at Six St Giles ('athedt‘al. Royal Mile. 225 9442. 6pm. Free. Pianist Kim Redford performs works by (‘hopin. Debussy. lirancais and Dutilleux.
I Edinburgh University Chamber Orchestra (irey'fi'iars
Kirk. (ireyfriars Place. 07‘)2‘) 608082. 7.30pm. £7 (£4). William (‘onway conducts the orchestras 21st Anniversary (‘oncert. featuring Straviiisky's Dion/uti'ton ()oks‘. Adams' The Wound Dresser and Schubert’s Svmphony‘ no ‘1. Baritone Will Dawes guests. (‘oncert followed by a free ceilidh.
I Stirling 8. District Choral Union 50th Anniversary Concert Albert Halls. Dtiinbarton Road. 01786 473544. 7.30pm. £10 (£7). The Scottish premiere of Franz Liszt's choral work ('Iiri'sius. featuring 130 singers. the Scottish (‘oncert Orchestra and four professional soloists.
I Scottish Flute Trio - Towards The Sea Tolbooth Theatre. Jail Wynd. ()1786 274000. 7.30pm. £8 (£5.50). The trio are joined by guitarist Alan .\'eave and poet Pauline Prior-Pitt.
I Jubilee Festival Of Brass Howden Park Centre. 01506 433634. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). Kirkintilloch and (“KS ((ilasgow) brass bands compete. playing a diverse selection of music from the last live decades. The winner will go onto the final on Sun ‘) Jun.
I Music Recital St Mary's (‘aihetli-al. 300 (ireat Western Road. 337 2862. 7.30pm. l-‘ree. An informal recital by young (ilasgow-based performers. Part of I-eus-t.
I Suzanne Lommler and Bernard McDonald Reid ('oncert Hall. lidinburgh l'niversity. Bristo Square. 668 201‘). 1.10pm. Free. The tile/lo-sopt‘ano and piano duo perform songs by Mozart. Rossini. Debussy. Poulenc and Barber.
0 An Evening With Max Queen's Hall. (‘lerk Street. 668 201‘). 7.45pm. £8.50 (£7). (‘oinposer and conductor Sir Peter Maxwell Davies talks about his life and music with Magnus Linklater.
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Glasgow I Celebrity Recital RSAMI). l()() Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £5
(£3 ). Willi baritone Sir Thomas Allen and pianist (irahain Johnson.