I Jimmy Shand Memorial Ceilidh Rothes Halls. Rothes Square. 01592 611101. 8pm. £10(£8—£9). The Lomond Ceilidh Band entertain at this tribute to the late great accordionist.


I Beth Orton and Ed Harcourt Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 7.30pm. £15/£13. Whimsical but desirable folktronica from Ms ()rton.

Penicqu I Penicuik Folk Festival Navaar House Hotel. Bog Road. ()1968 672683. See Fri 1 1.


I Don Williams Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 8pm. £18.50—£22.50. The veteran L'S country star returns.


I Wee Folk Club The Royal Oak. Infirmary Street. 557 2976. 830—1 1pm. £3. TBC.

Penicwk I Penlcuik Folk Festival Navaar House Hotel. Bog Road. ()1968 672683. See Fri 1 1.


I Colin Reid Trio Tolbooth Theatre. Jail Wynd. 01786 274000. 7.30pm. £8.50 (£5). Brilliant Belfast-based acoustic guitarist is joined by Becky .loslin on cello and Buffy .\'orth on violin.

Wednesday 16


I Nancy Kerr and James Fagan Edinburgh Folk Cltib. Cabaret Bar. the Pleasance. 650 2349. 8pm. £6 (£5). Tremendous fiddle and bouzouki. and vocals from the young Aussie-based couple. vvinners of the Hort/on avvard in the BBC Radio 2 folk avvards of 2000.


I Ounragan Dunfermline Folk Clttb. Thistle Tavern. Baldridgeburn. 01383 729673. 8pm. £5 (£4). Folk/rock from the Glenrothes-based band.


I Fred Eaglesmith Victorian Bar. Tron Theatre. Trongate. 552 4267. 9pm. £8. Cult star of retro acoustic rock. vvith a streak of Woody Guthrie’s abottt him and a career going back to the 70s.

I Kathryn Williams Cotticr Theatre. Hyndland Street. 332 4400. 8pm. £12.50. Acoustic. often bleak roots-pop from Williams. See preview.

I Mike Silver Live at the Star. St Andrevv's in the Square. St Andrevv‘s Square. 548 6020. 8pm. £6 (£5). Popular. entertaining English singer/guitarist. Edinburgh

I Out of the Bedroom Waverley

Bar. 1 St Mary‘s Street. 9pm—tnidnight. Free. See Thu 3.

Sumptuo . arrangements mIXIng With brutal rhythms, dark brooding. atmospherics and soaring melodies to truly astonishing effect. Dou Johnstone on Hate by the e11gados, see Records, page1 2.


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


I Scottish Chamber Orchestra L'slier Hall. l.othian Road. 228 1155. 7.45pm. £6.50 £21. Joseph vaenscn conducts a programme of Beethoven's last work including ()H’I'Iltl't’. Cuits‘t’i‘l'ultmt rift/1c Home. (imsst' I’u‘et' and Sy/iip/iu/iy 9 as part of S(‘()’s Lult' .iIUS'H’F/HTW"(‘5 set‘ics.


I Band of H.M. Royal Marines Scotland Carnegie Hall. liast l’ort. (H383 31—1001). 7.3llplil. [7 (£01. \L‘ilStlli ticket £30 £25. The cv er popular concert season featuring music front the classics. shovy s. films and big band


I Phantom of the Country Opera Rotltes llalls. Rotltcs Square. 01592611101. 7.30pm. £8 £9 (£4 £5). Amateur musical production vv itli an unforgettable score that runs from grand opera to country to Broadvvay.


I BBC Radio 3 Midday Concert RSAMI). 100 Rcttfrevy Street. 332 5057. 1pm. £5 (£3). Soprano 1.isa .\lilne and pianist laiti Burnside perform songs by Caplt. Schoenberg. Britten and 1‘rancis (icot‘gc Scott.

I Scottish Chamber Orchestra City Hall. Candleriggs. 3538000. 7.30pm. £6 -£l8. Sec Thu 3.


I Royal Scottish National Orchestra l'sltcr llall. l.othian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. £9.75 £23. Alexander l.a/arc\ conducts the RS.\'() in a performance of .lanacek‘s Sinfonietta and .\lascagni's ('avalleria Rusticana. Sec prev icvy.

I The Glorious Company St Peter's Church. l.utton Place. 667 9838. 7.30pm. £0 (£4). The (ilot‘iotts Company pi'eitiieres nevy compositions by Scottish composer James Douglas and performs \vorks by Handel and Jeremiah Clarke.


I BT Scottish Ensemble .\1arryat Hall. City Square. 01382 434941. 7.30pm. £10 £12 (£3 £9). The BT Scottish linscmble performs \vorks by Stravinksy including his ballet music A/m/liiii .1Iiisuet'lt' and Bach's \i'n/iit C(I/It‘I'I'IU iii If. featuring Clio (iould.


I Phantom of the Country Opera Rotlics llalls. Rotltcs Square. 01592011101. 7.30pm. £8 £9

(£4 £5). Sce Thu 3.


I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchichall Street. 353 8000, 7.30pm. £11.50 £25.50. See 1"i'i4.

ODie Fledermaus Theatre Royal. 282 Hope Street. 332 9000. 2.15pm. Scottish ()pcra performs (illC\ llavergal's acclaimed production of .loliann Stratiss‘ l)i'i' /-'/t'i/i'riiiuiis. condttcted by Wyn Davies and choreographed by 'l'erry .lolm Bates.

I Music for an Autumn Evening Hillhead Baptist Church. Ct'cssvvell Street. 01560 600349. 7.30pm. £8 (£6). Selections of works by Bach. Tartini and Rameau.


I Viva l’Opera Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.30pm. £8 (£6). Waverley Care presents a celebration of opera with a mighty 300 strong chorus. a 50 piece orchestra and professional soloists. Programme includes operatic favourites by Bizet. Verdi and Wagner.


I Phantom of the Country Opera Rothes Halls. Rothes Square. 01592611101. 2pm & 7.30pm. £8--£9 (£4 £5). See Thu 3.


I Sunday Promenade Organ Concerts Art (iallery and Museum. Kelvingrove. Argyle Street. 287 2699. 2.30—3pm & 3.3()--4pm. Free. Fortnightly organ concert given by local musicians.

I Maxim Vengerov Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 7.30pm. £10.50—£23. This young and exciting virtuoso is recognised as one of the world's most dynamic violinists. He plays here a selection of vvorks by Bach and Ysaye including 7i)('('(ll(l and Fugue and Sonata 2 in vvhat should be an electric performance.


I Making Friends with Frankenstein Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 2.30pm. £8 (£4). BT Scottish linsemble joins forces vvitlt 100 local children fora musical collaboration based on Colin McNaughton's popular book. Monster masks vvelcome.

I Children’s Classic Concert [Tsher Hall. l.othian Road. 228 1155. 3pm. £9.50 (£5). Christopher Bell leads the National Youth Choir of Scotland. lidinburgh Children‘s Choir and the Orchestra of Scottish Opera in a lively programme of classic tunes for all the family.


I Marina Nadiradze Carnegie Hall. Iiast Port. 01383 314000. 7.30pm. £6 (£l--£5). An evening with concert pianist Marina Nadiradze.

Tuesday 8


I Ksenla Nosikova Ramshorn Theatre. 98 Ingram Street. 552 3489. 1.15—2pm. £2.50. Russian-born American pianist performs Brahm‘s liii'iuiimts (H) u T/tt'im' (it'lltiitt/t'l vvith a selection of works by Liszt.


I Joaquin Cortes l'slier Hall. l.othian Road. 228 1 155. 8pm. £22.50—£30. Passionate solo shovv moving through jth. Cuban and classical from the Spanish dancing sensation.

Wednesday 9


I Cantorum Locum (ilasgovv l'niversity Chapel. lfniversity Avenue. 330 4092. 7.30pm. Free. Choral Concert entitled / l/(ll'U llm/ Singing to celebrate tlte nevy Medical School at the l'niversity of (ilasgovv, vvith pieces ranging from Ave Maria to the Beatles.


I The Impresario and Dido and Aeneas (‘hiireh llili 'l‘lieatre. 33a Morningside Road. 220 4349. 7.30pm. £8 (£5). ()pera Camerata

classical & opera listings Music


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Scottish Chamber Orchestra Kenneth Dempster’s new work. Seven Fans for Alma Mahler, is given its world premiere by the SCO. who co— commissioned the piece with Napier University. Based on the tumultuous love affair between Oskar Kokoschka and the widow of composer Gustav Mahler, the work is based on the seven beautiful fans he painted for her during their three—year relationship. RSA/VID. Glasgow Fri 77 Oct; Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, Sat 72 Oct.

1* Die Fledermaus The waltz king’s most sparkling opera is given a deliciously light touch in

Giles Havergal‘s production.

originally seen in Scottish Opera‘s 1996/97 season. SOprano Sarah Redgwick makes her main company debut singing Adele, the role that helped Lisa Milne well on her way to operatic stardom first time round. Theatre Royal. Glasgow, Sat 5 Oct; Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, Thu 77 & Sat 79 Oct.

“ii Brass Spectacular Lots of elbow grease will go into the polishing up of hundreds of horns as the British Horn Society celebrate their annual festival through an all day extravaganza of masterclasses. celebrity recitals (including trumpeter John Wallace). guests from overseas in concert and a special session on How to Conduct Yourself. RSA/VID, Glasgow, Sun 73 Oct.

perforiti classics by Mozart and Purcell.


I La Boheme (iardyne Theatre. (iardyne Theatre. Broughty l-‘erry. 01382 464000. Scottish ()pera perform Puccini's great opera of love aitd death. conducted by Derek Clark and directed by Caroline Sharmait as part of the nevv Scottish ()pera on Tour Seasoti.

St Andrews

I Jane Irwin and Julia Lynch ’oiinger Hall. North Street. 01334

462226. 1.15 1.45pm. .\lc//.o-soprano

and piano duo perform songs by Alma


£34 7 Oct ' (302 THE LIST 63