Classical , .



I Sandy Bell’s liot'rest Road. 225 2751. ‘)pnt. Session. 1’ree.

I Antiquary Bar St Stephen’s Street. Stockbt'idge. ‘)pm. l‘t‘ee. ()pen folk session.

I West End Hotel I’alnterston l’lace. 8.30pm. Free. Bt'atach.

I Finnegan’s Wake Victoria Street. 226 3816. ‘)pm 2am. li'ree. Irish tltettte pttb w ith live music.

I Central Bar l.eith Walk. ‘)pltt. 15ree. .-\ndy Lang.

I Ensign Ewart l,awtttnat‘ket. ‘)pnt. liree.

I Hebrides Market Street. ‘)pm. Free. [iv e music.


I Sandy Bell’s Forrest Road. 225 2751. ‘)ptn. Free. I Alan Hunter and Friends Waterloo Buffet. \Vatet'loo Place. 556 7597. ‘)pm. l‘ree. I Ensign Ewart 1.awntnarket. ‘)pm. l‘t'ee. Live music.

I Finnegan’s Wake Victoria Street. 226 3816. ‘)pm 2am. liree. 1rishthente pttb with live music.

Scots/Irish session.

I The Hebrides Market Street. 220 4213. ‘)pm. liree. I.ive music.

I Thistle Hotel .\Ianor Place. 225 6144. ‘)pm-midnight. 1‘ree. 1.ive Scottish music.


I Sandy Bell’s l-‘orrest Road. 225 2751. ‘)pm. l'ree.

I Harbour Inn liishmarkct Square. New haven. 9.30pm. Free. Blood A; \Vltlsk).

I The Tass High Street. 7.30pm. l’ree. Hitt‘t‘} Vista! Social (‘ltllr

I Royal Oak Infirmary Street. 557 2‘)76. ‘)pm till late. liree. Informal session.

I The Hebrides Market Street. 220 4215. 9pm. l‘rce. Live music.

I West End Hotel Palmerston Place. 22.5 .8656. ‘)pttt. I'lt‘ee. :\cc‘ttt'tltolt music iii the bar.


I Royal Oak Infirmary Street. 557 2‘)76. Free. l0pm-1ate. Informal music upstairs attd Wee 15o1k ('lttb downstairs. I Sandy Brechin and Friends linsign 1iw art. 1.awnmarket. top of High Street. 225 7440. ‘) l lpttt. l't'ee. .-\ attd pals.

I Finnegan’s Wake Victoria Street. 226 3816. ‘)pm 2am. 1’ree. lt'ish tltettte pttb with live tttttsic.

I Sandy Bell’s liot't‘est Road. 225 2751. .'\fternoon from lptn. 1‘ree. Session in the (anions folk pttb.

I Harbour Inn l~'islttnarket Square. .\'ewhav en. 6.30pm. l-tee. Session.


I Session Sattdy Bell‘s. liorrest Road. 225 2751. ‘)pm. Free. lrish tnttsic.

I Finnegan’s Wake Victoria Street. 226 3816. ‘)pm- 2am. liree. lrish theme pub with live music.


I Finnegan’s Wake Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9pm 2am. 1‘t‘ee. 1ris1t thettte pttb with live music.

I SESSiOfl Sandy Bell‘s. l'lH‘l‘L'Sl Road. 225 2751. ‘)pm. l't'ee.


I Sandy Bell’s l-orrest Road. 225 2751. ‘)pm. Session. liree. Singer/guitarist (ieot'ge l)tlll and fiddler/singer Adam .lack host an evettittg.

I Harbour Inn 1"ishntarket Square. Newhaven. 8.30pm. 1"ree. Song and instrumental session.

Performances will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least eight days before publication. Classical listings compiled by Louisa Pearson and Carol Main.


I Tasto Ensemble and Sonore Quartet Merchants House. 7 West (icorge Street. 334 ‘)757. 12.45pm. £4.50 (£1.50 £4l.'1‘he two musical groups both formed by recent graduates of the RS.-\.\ll) join forces to pet'fot‘ttt Mendelssohn's ()t‘li'tiirr Strings and l)vot'ak’s Piano Quintet.

0 Martin Jones Royal ('oncert Hall. 2 Sattchieltall Street. 353 8000. 7.30pm. £12 (£10). ()ne of Britain‘s tttost ltighly regarded pianists performs Beethoven's Sonata in If. Brahms' .St’l'l’ll I'illtluxltls. Rachmaninov ’s ('urv/lt' litriuliuns and (let‘shw in's Song Irrtnst‘rt'pltnns'. Part of tlte Master Recitals sel'ies.

I Diving Bell St Mary’s ('athedt‘al. 300 Great Western Road. 337 2862. Split. £8 (£6). .-\ specially commissioned attdio visual collaboratiott between composer 1)a\ id Paul Jones and artist Ian Balch

w hiclt tells the story of a lost love. featuring the DP] linsemble. St Mary's (‘athedral ('hoir and the ('athedt'al Bellringers. I’d/‘1 (I/il't’HH.


I Lunchtime Organ Music St (iiles’ ('athedt'al. Royal Mile. 225 ‘)442. 1.10pm. l'ree. Jonathan Scott performs works by 1.entare. Baclt. .‘siascagni and Saint~Saens.

I Festus 'l’raverse 'l'heatt'e. Cambridge Street. 228’ 1404. 7.30pm. £8 (£41. An interesting new collaboration from lidinburgh's (irindlay ('ottrt Centre and (ilasgow 's 1’ro_iect:\bility both centres for adults with learning disabilities arid the Scottish ('hatnbet‘ ()t'chestra. l)escribed as a ‘('omtnttnity ()pet'a'. I't’sllls follow s a grottp of travelling chefs who find themselves in a land where nothing gt‘ow s and there's nobody to cook for.

I Nicholas Ashton with the Edinburgh Quartet Queen's Hall. ('lerk Street. 668 201‘). 7.45pm. £10 (£6). Ashton joins the lidinburgh Quartet fora programme tltat w ill ittclttde Dvorak.

C) The Tallis Scholars St Mary's lipiscopal ('athedt'al. 2.3 Palmerston Place. 473 2000. 8pm. £10 £25. 1)esct'ibed as ‘the world's finest mixed- \oicc choir for Renaissance music‘ by (ir'ulHrrp/Iultr' maga/ine. the Scholars per- fortn Allegri's .llt'vi'rr'ri' attd l’alestt'ina‘s .lllMU l’upru' .l/(H‘t't'l/l. ('harity concert itt aid of Leonard ('heshit'e.


I Opera On A Shoestring (‘iti/ens' 'l‘heatt'e. 11‘) (iorbals Street. 42‘) 0022. 7.30pm. £5» £15. The award- winning (ilasgow-based company return with tltis linglish language version of Rossini's comic opera The Barber of Seville. Blessed with both beattty and money. Rosina has many suitors. leaving (‘ottnt :\1mav iva itt need of help from his cttnttittg friend the barber . . .

I Diving Bell St Mary's ('athedral. 300 (ireat Western Road. 337 2862. 8pm. £8 (£(tl. See Thu 23.


0 Madama Butterfly l-‘estival 'l‘heatre. 13 2‘) .\'icolson Street. 52‘) 6000. 7.15pm. Scottish ()pera celebrate their 40th birthday with this t'e-staging of l);t\ ltl \lL‘Vtcar's stlc‘L‘essllll 2.001) produc- tion. l’ttccini's classic tale of a beatttifttl geisha and her .-\merican lover was the cotttpatty ’s inaugural opera itt 1‘)62. when Sir .v\1e\andcr (iibson was at the helm.

I Festus 'l‘ravet'se Theatre. (‘atnbridge Street. 228 1404. 7.30pm. £8 (£4). See Thu 23.


I Livingston Brass Band Howden Park ('entre. Howdett. 01506 433151. 7.30pm. £5 t£3l.'1‘he local brass hand present their annual summer concert.


I Music Night (’allendar Park. 01324 503770. 7.30 10.30pm.1’ree. The BB(‘ (‘oncert ()rchestt'a gives a concert broadcast live on BB(' Radio 2 with guests the ('eltic Tutors and Brenda (‘ochrane Part of Big In l-‘alkit'k.


I Russian Spectacular (‘airtl Hall. (‘ity Square. (11382 434‘)40. 7.30pm. £‘).50 £1 1.50. A night of Rttssian culture featuring the ('entral Band of the White Russian Army with guest soloists frotn the Bolshoi Opera and dancers frotn the Bellarussian National Folk Dance Academy.


I Junior Academy Chamber Orchestra RSAMI). 100Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £7 t£4l.'1'he young orchestra tackles Bach. Hattdel. Peter Warlock. .-\lan Ridout attd Haydtt. I Glasgow Chamber Choir and the BT Scottish Ensemble St Mary's (‘atltedt‘aL 300 (ireat Western Road. 337 2862. 7.30pm. £10 (£71. A programme of works including Howells. Walton attd 'lavettet' perfortned by the (ilasgow (‘hatnber Choir and the B1 Scottish linsetnble. l’ui'l oil-twist.

I Opera On A Shoestring ('iti/ens’ Theatre. 1 1‘) (iot'bals Street. 42‘) 0022. 7.30pm. £5 £15. See Fri 24.


I Edinburgh University Music Society Sinfonia Reid ('oncet‘t Hall. lidinburgh l'niversity. Bristo Square. (17855 452486. 2pm. £5 (£3). The ensemble perforttt works by Bach. Hutntnel. Boyle and Mendelssohn. (’onductor is Richard Jeffcoat and the featured soloist is trumpeter l’reddie Bols.

I Edinburgh Bach Choir (it'eyft‘iars Kirk. (ireyfriars Place. 668 201‘). 7.30pm. £12 (£‘)l. .\'eil Mantle conducts the choir. with orchestral accompanintent attd fottr guest vocalists. in Bach's .llugnilit‘ul in 1). Easter ()ruturiu and .l/(l.\‘.\' in I".

I Organ Recital Reitl Memorial Church. 182 West Saville 'l‘ert'acc. 478 2205. 7.30pm. £6. ()t‘ganist Roger Fisher plays a mixed programme featuring music by Bach. Hollitts. Vierne and Whitlock. MacCunn's 111an rift/1e .llrruntuin and the Hunt! is performed by resident organist Jeremy (till.

I Cornucopia Reid Concert Hall. lidinburgh [7niversity. Bristo Square. 668 201‘). 7.30pm. £6 (£4). lidinbut'gh l'niversity Savoy ()pera Group and pianist 1.eon (‘oates present a selection of highlights from Mozart‘s ever- popular .llurriu‘m' (ill-'t'gur'u.

I The Edinburgh Light Orchestra Queen‘s llall. ('lerk Street. 668 201‘). 7.30pm. £4 £7.50. Playing a selection of light classical favourites. music from the shows attd cinema with soprano tilt/abeth Mcls'eon. Highlights include ()ershwin‘s ('ntqv I'irr 12m ()l'('l'llll'(' and Johtt \Villiams‘ Hurry I’irllt'r' Symphonic Sui/c.


I H3 Tenors (ireenock :\t'lS (ittild. (’ampbell Street. 01475 723038. 7.30pm. £9.50 (£7.50). Selections from the world's great operas w itlt Scottish ()pera tenors Robert W. ('t‘ow e. John ('arlo Bellotti attd 1)eclan Mc('usker.

classical & opera listings Music

Madama Butterfly 40 years ago. Sir Alexander Gibson realised a cherished dream with the founding of Scottish Opera. His opening choice of Madama Butterfly returns this season in the critically acclaimed production from 2000. Edinburgh Festival Theatre. Fri 24 May: Theatre Royal. Glasgow. Wed 5 June.

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Still beaming from their spectacular double—coup in receiving top honours in the Royal Philharmonic Music Awards. the BBC SSO present Toy Symphony a performance/education project from Boston. Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Sun 2 June.

Tallis Scholars A fantastic opportunity to hear some truly beautiful music. including the ethereal M/‘serere by Allegri. Student tickets £5 at the door. St Mary '3 Episcopal Cathedral, Edinburgh. Thu 23 May.

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Stunning orchestra. fabulous conductor and soloist. and wall to wall Tchaikovsky. Brings Edinburgh's May Classics and Glasgow's International Series to a close. Usher Hall. Edinburgh. Thu 30 May: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Fri 7 June.

Martin Jones Last concert in the Edinburgh/Glasgow Master Recital series presents great music for piano played by one of the best pianists around to perform it. Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Thu 23 May.


I Last Night Of The Jubilee Proms l‘alkirk Town Hall. West Bridge Street. 01324 506850. 7.30pm. £11 (£91. A night of patriotic favourites from the 1.ochrain linsetnble.

I BBC Big Band ('allendar Park. 552 7136. 8~1()ptn. l-‘ree. Pat Kane and guitarist Jittt .\1tt11en join the BBC Big Battd for this outdoor concert featuring the best itt jazz. sottl and fttttk. Part of Big ltt 1’a1kit‘k.


I Choral Evensong St Mary ‘s ('athedt'al. 300 (ireat Western Road. 337 2862. 6.30pm. Free. St Mary ‘s ('athedral ('hoir performs works by Howells attd two new works written for the choir by Richard 1’antcheff attd John (iormley. Part of 1‘east.


I Trinity Sunday St Mary \ l'iltisv‘opal ('athedral. 23 l’almerstott Place. 225 6203. 10.30am. l’ree. The choir perform the Scottish premiere of l)a\ id Bt'iggs' Trim) l-[tti'ltttr‘t'st attd (ilittka's llvrnn In Illt’ ('ltt'rtt/rint.

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