I Lunchtime Concert St Giles Cathedral. Royal Mile. 225 ‘)442. 12.15pm. Free. A performance from the King‘s College Symphonic Choir of Bristol. Tennessee.
I Edinburgh Quartet Stockbridge Parish Church. Saxe Coburg Street. 668 201‘). 7.30pm. £10(£3—<£7). See Fri 10.
OHebrides Ensemble St Mary’s Cathedral. 300 (ireat Western Road. 337 2862. 7.30pm. £8 (£6). The [Ensemble are joined by cellist William Conway and pianist Peter livans for William Walton's I'thtltlf’ among other works. Part of I-eust. I Opera On A Shoestring (‘iiizens‘ Theatre. 1 1‘) (iot‘bals Street. 42‘) ()()22. 7.30pm. £5 £15. The award-winning Glasgow-based company return with this Tinglish language version of Rossini’s comic opera. Blessed with both beauty and money. Rosina has many suitors. leaving Count Almaviva in need of help from his cunning friend the barber . . . 0Evgeny Kissin Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 7.30pm. £10.50<£23. Born in l‘)7l. Russian virtu- oso Kissin was improvising on the piano at the age of two. began training at six and made his orchestral debut at ten. Now the child prodigy has become one of the world's most revered pianists. appear- ing tonight as part of the Royal Concert Hall‘s ‘International Series'. Bach's 'liieeutu. Adagio and Fugue in C major. Schumann's Sunutu m) l and Mussorgsky's Pictures u! an Inhibition will all receive his attention.
I Lunchtime Organ Music St (iiles‘ Cathedral. Royal Mile. 225 9442. 1.10pm. Free. Christopher Bragg performs works by Franck. Cochereau and Messiaen.
I Ian Tomlin School Of Music Queen’s llall. Clerk Street. 668 201‘). 7.45pm. £5 (£3 ). Contemporary tunes and new music from Kenneth 1)empster and Napier l'niversity students.
I Edinburgh University Renaissance Singeres Canongate Kirk. I53 ('anongate. 667 7776. 7.45pm. £6 (£3.50). Noel ()‘Regan conducts the singers in Josquin des Pres‘ .llissri
I. 'Ilrmime Arnie Setti iiriri.
I Edinburgh Quartet 'l‘olbooth 'l'heatre. Jail Wynd. 01 786 274000. 7.30pm. £8 (£5). A performance from Scotland's only full-time professional string quartet.
I Boris Berman RSAMI). lot) Renfrew Street. 332 5057. lpm. £5 (£3). The pianist performs work by Chopin. Debussy and Prokofiev.
I Schools Music Concert St Mary's Cathedral. 300 (ireat Western Road. 337 2862. 7pm. £4 (£2). A showcase for soloists and ensembles from (ilasgow schools. including aria/.1 band and string orchestra. Part of I-eust.
I Aida Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 7.30pm. £17.50 £30. The Polish State Opera of Wraclow present Verdi's tragic tale of love and jealousy.
I The Glorious Company Christ Church. Morningside Road. 667 3633. 7.30pm. £6 (£4 ). World premieres and the odd old favourite from soprano Katharine Douglas. organist Michael Bonaventure. cellist Stisan Rigg. trumpeter Andrew Kinnear and piarust/composer. James Douglas.
I Edinburgh University String Orchestra Old St Paul's Church. 63 Jeffrey Street. 0771‘) 702265. 7.30pm. £6
(£3). Robert Dick conducts organist John Kitchen and the orchestra in Poulenc‘s Concerto/hr ()rgun. Strings and Timpani. Mozart’s Serenutu A'utturnu and (irieg's [In/berg Suite. The winning entry of the 2002 limre Araci Composition prize will also be performed. QHebrides Ensemble Queen's l-1a11.C1erk Street. 668 201‘). 7.45pm. £7.50—£‘) (£2--£6). The chamber music group perform a world premiere by John McLeod. alongside works by Peter Nelson and Walton.
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I Renfield Recitals Renl'ield St Stephen‘s Church Centre. 260 Bath Street. 332 2826. lpm. Free. See Sat 11. I Junior Academy St Mary's Cathedral. 300 (ireat Western Road. 337 2862. 7.30pm. £4 (£3). linsembles and soloists of the RSAMI)’s Junior Academy perform a varied programme. Part of I’eust.
I Glasgow Orchestral Society Adelaide‘s. 20‘) Bath Street. 248 4‘)70. 7.30 10pm. A mixed bag of classical works from (i()S.
I Opera On A Shoestring - The Barber of Seville (‘itizeiis‘ Theatre. I l‘) (iorbals Street. 42‘) 0022. 7.30pm. £5 £15. See Thu 16.
I Edinburgh Academy Summer Concert Queen's llall. Clerk Street. 668 201‘). 7pm. £5 (£2.50). Music for bands. orchestras and chamber choir performed by the lidinburgh pupils.
I Edinburgh University Chamber Choir and Orchestra Reid Concert Hall. lidinburgh L'niversity. Bristo Square. 0781.3 289548. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). liric von lbler conducts ‘Music For A Coronation'. featuring Handel's [mink the Priest and Mozart's Coronation .llus's.
I Choral Evensong Si Mary's Cathedral. 300 (ireat Western Road. 337 2862. 6.30pm. Free. The Cathedral Choir perform music by Tallis and (iibbons. Part of I'eus't.
I Tango & Waltz Cafe Cossachok. Russian Cultural Centre. 10 King Street. 553 0733. 8.30pm. £3. Tribute to the two famous dances by guitarist Peter llkey and accordionist (ieorgie (iajjic.
I Pentecost St Mary's lipiscopal Cathedral. 2.3 Palmerston Place. 225 62‘)3. 4.30pm. Free. ()i'ganist Matthew Owens and the Lay Clerks of St Mary's Cathedral Choir perform works by l)urulle.
I Edinburgh University Music Society Symphony Orchestra (ireyfriars Kirk. (ireyfr‘iars Place. 07855 452486. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). Richard Jeffcoat conducts an extensive mixed programme from the student orchestra. featuring works by Walton. Britten. Parry. Leighton. MacMillan. Stravinsky and llandel. Joseph Mcllardy joins them on the organ.
I Meadows Chamber Orchestra Queen’s llall. Clerk Street. 668 201‘). 7.45pm. £8 (£1- £6.50). A 30111 anniversary concert from the orchestra. featuring Mozart‘s Svm/i/mnv no 38 'l’rugue'. Brahms' l’iu/in ('nneertu and the world premiere of Peter Nelson's l’u/m ll’iiie. Peter livans conducts and Alexander Janie/ck is the violin soloist.
I Jubilee Festival Of Brass llowden Park Centre. 0l506 433634. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). tTnison Kinneil and Whitburn brass bands compete. playing a selection of music from the last live decades. The winner will go onto the final on Sun ‘) Jun.
I Choral Concert St Mary’s Cathedral. 300 (ireat Western Road. 337 2862. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Strathaven Choral Society perform works by Vaughan Williams. lilgar and l‘aure. Part of Feast. I Opera On A Shoestring - The Barber of Seville (‘iiizens‘ Theatre. 11‘) (iorbals Street. 42‘) 0022. 7.30pm. £5 £15. See Thu 16.
I Lunchtime Concert Sr (illes‘ Cathedral. Royal Mile. 225 ‘)442. 12.15pm. Free. A performance from Canada's ()ttawa University Choir.
I St Giles’ at Six St (iiles' Cathedral. Royal Mile. 225 ‘)442. 6pm. Free. Susan Landale gives an organ recital featuring works by Bach. Franck and 'I'ournemire. I Madama Butterﬂy Festival Theatre. 13- 2‘) Nicolson Street. 52‘) 6000. 7.15pm. Scottish ()pera celebrate their 40th birthday with this re-staging of David McV'icar's successful 2000 production. Puccini‘s classic tale of a beautiful geisha and her American lover was the company’s inaugural opera back in 1962. when Sir Alexander (iibson was at the helm.
I Organ Recital St Mary's Cathedral. 300 (ireat Western Road. 337 2862. 8pm. £6 (£4). A recital from Sophie-Veronique Cauchefer-('hoplin. assistant of the (ireat Organ of St Suplice. Paris. The programme includes works by I)urutle. l‘ranck and \'ierne. Part of I'eust.
I Music Of The Americas St Mary's Cathedral. 300 (ireat Western Road. 337 2862. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). A programme of American choral music from Jamestown College Concert Choir including spirituals and folk songs. Part of I'i'us‘t.
I Opera On A Shoestring - The Barber of Seville Citizens' Theatre. 1 l‘) (iorbals Street. 42‘) 0022. 7.30pm. £5) £15. See Thu 16.
I Scottish Opera - Madama Butterfly Festival Theatre. l3 2‘) Nicolson Street. 52‘) 6000. 7.15pm. See Mon 20.
I Tasto Ensemble and Sonore Quartet Merchants House. 7 West (ieorge Street. 334 ‘)757. 12.45pm. £4.50 (£1.50 £4). The two musical groups - both formed by recent graduates of the RSAMI) join forces to perform Mendelssohn's ()etetlbr Strings and Dvorak‘s Piano Quintet.
I Martin Jones Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 7.30pm. £12 (£10). ()ne of Britain's most highly regarded pianists performs Beethoven‘s Sonata in If. Bi'ahins’ Set-en l'iintusius, Rachmaninov's Cure/Ii liiriutinns and (iershwin's Sung H'tlIJSt‘I‘i/NiHIIS. Part of the Master Recitals series.
I Diving Bell St Mary‘s Cathedral. 300 (ireat Western Road. 337 2862. 8pm. £8 (£6). A specially commissioned audio visual collaboration between composer David Paul Jones. artist Ian Balch. the l)PJ linsemble. St Mary ’s Cathedral Choir and the Cathedral Bellringers. which tells the story of a lost love. Part of I-eust.
I Lunchtime Organ Music St (iiles' Cathedral. Royal Mile. 225 9442. 1.10pm. Free. Jonathan Scott performs
classical & opera listings Music
Royal Scottish National Orchestra The man responsible for some of the film world's greatest soundtracks. from The Great Escape to The Magnificent Seven. Elmer Bernstein conducts a handful of his best-loved works. See preview. Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Fri 70 May
Festus The Scottish Chamber Orchestra hook up with ten adults with learning disabilities for this intriguing new project which blends theatre. opera and cooking. Tramway. Glasgow, Sat ll—Sun 72 May: Traverse Theatre. Edinburgh. Thu 23—24 May
An Evening With Max A chance to peep inside the mind of composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davis. as he chats abOut his life and work with Magnus Linklater. Queen '3 Hall, Edinburgh, Tue 74 May. Hebrides Ensemble The chamber group go premiere crazy this fortnight. with new works from Helen Grime. John McLeod and Peter Nelson. William Walton represents the old guard with his ever-popular Facade. St Mary's Cathedral. Glasgow. Thu 76 May: Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, Fri 77 May
Evgeny Kissin Former child prodigy turned virtuoso pianist. 30- year-old Kissin (pictured) keeps the RCH's International Series going strong with his electrifying treatments of Bach. Schumann and Mussorgsky. Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Thu 76 May
works by Lemare. Bach. Mascagni and Saint-Saens.
0 Festus 'l‘raverse 'l‘heatre. Cambridge Street. 228 1404. 7.30pm. £8 (£4). See Sat 1 1.
I Nicholas Ashton with The Edinburgh Quartet Queen‘s llall. Clerk Street. 668 201‘). 7.45pm. £10 (£6). Pianist Ashton joins the lidinburgh Quartet for works by Dvorak among others.
I The Tallis Scholars St Mary's lipiscopal Cathedral. 2.3 Palmerston Place. 473 2000. 8pm. £10 £25. Described as ‘the world's linest mixed- voice choir for Renaissance music' by (irumup/mne niaga/ine. the Scholars perform Allegt‘i's .lliset‘et'e and Palestrina’s .l/txsu I’upue .llureel/i. Charity concert in aid of Leonard Cheshire.
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