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I The Nostalgic Piano Paisley Arts ('entre. New Street. 887 1010. 7.30pm. £8 (£4.50). Kim and Robin ('olyill play music from the turn of the last century. from Bach and Rachmaninox to lilgar and Addinsell. spinning some tales about the cotttposers too.


I Scottish Opera Theatre Royal. 282 Hope Street. 332 9000. 1pm. l-‘resh from its extremely vs ell received performances at the Iidinburgh International Festival. Scottish ()pera's new Siegfried settles well into the company‘s season in Glasgow.

I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra 'l‘raimv-ay. 25 Albert Drive. 0845 3303501. 7.30pm. 1‘ree. but ticketed. A BB(‘ Invitation ('oncert featuring the music of (iavin Bryars to be recorded for future broadcast on BB(' Radio 3. See preview.

Berwick Upon Tweed

I SBCO Chamber Orchestra Paxton House. Paxton. 01289 380291. A performance for the Scottish Borders (‘ommunity ()rchestra.


I Sunday Promenade Organ Concerts Art (iallery & Museum. Kelvingrove. Argyle Street. 287 2099. 2.30 3pm & 3.30 4pm. l-‘ree. l'ttt‘ltllgllll) organ concert given by local musicians.


I Paragon Ensemble 'l‘ron 'l‘heatre. 03 '1‘rongate. 552 4207. 8pm. l-‘ree. The contemporary ensemble present Whatever Happened to .llus‘it'f’. a bi-monthly night shots casing nets music from emerging composers.


I Irvine and Dreghorn Brass Band Magnum 'l‘heatre. Harbourside. 01294 278381. 7.30pm. Pull-scale brass band perform a wide range of music for all tastes.


I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Stirling (‘astle. Old Town. 01780 450000. 8pm. £15 (£2.50 £12.50). ('hristopli Mueller conducts a programme including Mo/art’s Svm/i/imrv Im 5’4. Beethoven's (;I'(),\_\(’ l‘iret' and Schumann’s ()l'('l'llll'l'. Sr/u'rro um/ [Vina/v in this wonderful setting.

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I Jedforest Instrumental Band Town Hall. Abbey Place. 01835 804238. 7.30pm. Jetlfot'esl Instrumental Band play as part of the Borders l‘eslival of Brass.


I My Utmost for his Highest Magnum 'l‘heatre. Harbourside. 01294 278381. 7.30pm. £0. Ayrshire Symphony Orchestra perform in aid of Ayrshire llospice.

Berwick Upon Tweed

I The Art of Song and Accompaniment Paxton House. Paxton. (11289 380291. 7.30pm. £0.50 (£5.501. Pianist Beryl Paine accompanies (Hello-soprano '1'amsin Hughes and baritone (ieoffiey Madell

in works by Schubert and Pin/i.


I Organ Recital (‘luny Parish Church. (‘luny (iardens. Morningside. 1.10pm. Free. Morely Whitehead gives an organ recital including works by Widor. 1)aquin. (iuilmant. Jongen and Franck.

I Edinburgh Palm Court Orchestra Queen‘s Hall. ('lerk Street. 008 2019. 2.30pm. £4.50 -£8. Wile away the afternoon as lidinburgh Palm ('ourt ()rchestra take you on a nostalgic journey through music from the days of (irand Hotels and seaside spas.


GScottish Opera Theatre Royal. 282 Hope Street. 332 9000. 7.15pm. Wyn Davies conducts (iiles Havergal’s acclaimed production of Johann Strauss’ Dir I’lm/ermuus.


I Phantom of the Country Opera Rothes Halls. Rothes Square. 01592011101. 7.30pm. £8--£9

(£4 -£5 ). Amateur musical production with an unforgettable score that runs from grand opera to country to Broadway.

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St Andrews

QSusan McKenzie Younger Hall. North Street. 0| 334 402220.

1.15 1.45pm. Recital of contemporary saxophone music.


I Phantom of the Country Opera Rothes Halls. Rothes Square. 01592 011101. 7.30pm. £8~~£9

(£4 £5). See Tue 1.


I SCO l'sher Hall. l.otltian Road. 228 1155. 7.45pm. £0.50 £21. Joseph vaensen conducts a programme of Beethoven‘s last uorks including ()vrrmn'. ('onxt’t'mlion oft/iv House. (ims'sv Page and Symp/Imrv no 9 as part of S(‘()‘s Late Masterpiece season. See pt'evievv.


I Band of H.M. Royal Marines Scotland ('arnegie Hall. liast Port. 01383314000. 7.30pm. £7 (£0 season ticket £30/25 l. The ever popular concert season featuring music from the classics. sltoyvs. lilms and big band

Glenrothes I Phantom of the Country Opera Rotltes Halls. Rothes Square. 01592011101. 7.30pm. £8 £9 (£4 £5). See Tue 1.

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