I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Royal ('onccrt Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 S000. 7.30pm. £1 l.50 £23.75. In a one-off special the RS.\'() are joined by accordionist l’hil ('unninghani and fiddle player Al} Hair) for a St Andrew 's night concert.


I Edinburgh Symphony Orchestra (ireyfriars Kirk. (ire) friars Place, ()(iS 2(ll‘). 7.30pm. £7 (£5). Alasdair Mitchell conducts an exciting programme of works by Ray cl. Strayinsky and Bartok. featuring Andrew l.ees on solo \ lolili.

I The Enlighten Concert Stockbridge l’arish (hutch. Sa\c (‘oburg Street. ()(iS 20l‘). 7.30pm. £l0. A \aricd programme ranging from classical pieces to mainstream jal/ performed by staff and friends of the Department of(’|inical \cttt'osciences ll)( ‘.\' ). \Vestcrn (ieneral llmPital. ('all 220 5458 for tickets.


I Sunday Promenade Organ Concerts Art (iallery (k Mtiseum. Kely ingroye. Argy lc Street. 237 2N)”. 2.30 3pm & 3.30 4pm. l‘ree. l‘ortnightly organ concert giyen by local niusicians. I Instal 02 The Arches. 253 Argy lc Street. 000] 022 0300. 4pm midnight. £l2 (£l0i. Now in its fourth year. this one day lcsti\al features a range of liyc esperimental. electronic and contemporary classical music. l’crlornicrs include Ryoii lkeda. ('arsten Nicolai. .lohn \Vall. l‘rancisco l.ope/ and l’lllll \lltltick. Sec pt'c\ lc\\.

I Cappella Nova 81 Andrew ‘s in the Square. off Saltmarkct. St Andrew 's Street. 513 ()020. 7, 30pm. U) (£0.50).


The temptations of wealth and success are such that a soldier, returning home and meeting the devil, decides that it's worth giving up his violin (his soul) for a book that will provide the key to his future fortune. Stravinsky‘s ground-breaking music- theatre piece, The Soldier’s Tale, retells the Faust legend with astonishing

mastery. Under the auspices of the Hebrides Ensemble, award-winning violinist Anthony Marwood performs the role of the soldier for the first time in

' r t he UK. His innovative work i..." combining music and 'ovement has been much

'- ‘acclaimed and his part in 3.

production promises to"

a stunner. (Carol Main) I l " re l to vices Ensemble.

test-Ire. Edi/7bUI'Q" i. Tue 3 F13.

Medie\al carols celebrating (‘hristmas from (‘appella .\'o\'a’s female quartet (‘anty with William lay lor on medieyal harps. (iillean MeDougall as reader and the \otccs ()l‘ the Scttlltslt l’lainsong ('hoir and the Aberdeen Schola.


I Edinburgh Quartet Queen's Hall. (‘lerk Street. ()(ib' 201‘). 2.30pm. £9 (£6). ’l‘he lidinburgh Quartet performs llaydn\ String Quartet in [1’ minor. l’rokolie\ 's String Quartet no 2 in I" major and Becthm en's String Quartet In I‘. minor.

I Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra l'sher llall. l.othian Road. 228 1 I55. 7.30pm. £l0.50 £24. With conductor Jukka-l’ekka Saraste the Orchestra perform Sibelius‘s [murmur/turner: Suite with special guest Steyen ()sborne for Rasel's I’trum ('utn'ertn in (i.

I Advent Carol Service St Mary ’s lipiscopal (’athedral. 23 Palmerston Place. 225 (3293. 7.30pm. l‘ree. .\ltlslc for the ad\ent period. including pieces by Bach and (iibbons.


I Spanish Brass Concert RSAMI). 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). .-\ward-winning brass ensemble giye their first Scottish performance in what promises to be an c\citing night of brass l)t';t\;t(l().


I ChildLine Christmas Concert l'sher Hall. l.othian Road. 228 ll55. 7.30pm. £0 (£4). lidinburgh's young

musicians gather to perform a wide range of music to raise funds for ('hildl.ine Scotland.

I The Hebrides Ensemble The Soldier’s Tale'l‘rax-erse Theatre. (’ambridge Street. 2% H04. 8pm. £l0 (£4 £6). The Hebrides linsemble and Van l)yk & ('ompany present l‘aust's legend of the soldier who sells his soul to the deyil with award-winning violinist Anthony Marwood as the soldier. liric 'I‘essier-layigne long time principal performer with the Lindsay Kemp (‘ompany plays the Devil and dancer Mikah Sinillie is the Princess. See panel.

Wednesday 4


I Scottish Opera - Orfeo ed Euridice Theatre Royal. 282 Hope Street. 332 9000. 7.l5pm. £3.50v-£52.50. See Sat 30.

I String Orchestra Concert RSAMI). 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Martin Hughes conducts the .-\cadetny String Orchestra in a performance of Frank Martin‘s I’us'sur‘uille. Britten's Les t’l/mnittutimts and Joscl Stlk's Serenade in IL-llul.

I Strathclyde University Symphony Orchestra Barony Hall. (‘astle Street. 287 551 1. 8pm. £7

(£3 £5). Alan 'I‘ayener conducts the orchestra performing pieces with a Spanish flavour. including Rodrigo's ('mteierto (ll/it‘lltljllcf. Saint-Saen's llrn'unuise. music from Bi/ct's ('urmen and works by Rayel.


I Music School of Douglas Academy Ramshorn Theatre. 98 Ingram Street. 552 348‘). l.l5» 2pm. £2.50. Solo and chamber music from some of Scotland's most gifted young performers.

I The Chorus and Orchestra of Scottish Opera 'l‘ramway. 25 Albert Drive. 332 9000. 7pm. £2 (£l ). Angus Simpson introduces a gargantuan musical eyening featuring the 57-piece orchestra and 34-strong chorus of Scottish ()pera.


I Urban Hymns Various Venues. 5.30 7pm. lidinburgh's professional. church and community choirs take to the streets in line yoice for this annual ('hristmas treat. Join in or simply watch the festiye fun unfold.


I Midday Concert RSAMI). l()() Renfrew Street. 332 5057. lpm. £5 (£3). l’ianist Leslie Howard performs work by Mozart. Schumann and l.is/t.

C9 Scottish Opera Die Fledermaus ’l‘heaire Royal. 282 Hope Street. 332 9000. 7.l5pm.

£3.50 £52.50. Scottish ()pera present (iiles Hayergal's production of Johann Strauss’ [)1'e l‘ler/r’l'ntutls conducted by Wyn l)a\'ies and choreographed by 'l‘erry Jtilitl liiltcs.

I Scottish Chamber Orchestra RSAMI). 100 chfrcw Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £(i £l8. Joseph Swensen conducts a richly diyerse programme. ranging from Ann l’art's (entity to Britlcn‘s I’runk Bridge litriutiuns and including Rehnqyist’s new concerto for clarinet. performed by Martin l-‘rost.


I Royal Scottish National Orchestra l'sher Hall. l.othian Road. 228 ll55. 7.30pm. £9.75 £23. in the sccontl l’t'okolim scztson concert. the RSNO performs his 3rd Symphony together \Vllli Nlo/ttt‘l's I’lrtttu ('um'ertn no 20. featuring l.ouis |.ortie and 'l’chaikoysky's .llumrtiunu. As eycr for the l’rokoliey series. Alexander l.a/are\' conducts.

Classical & opera listings Music


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, Fri 6. Wed 78 8 Sat 21 Dec; Festival Theatre. Edinburgh. Wed 11& Fri 13 Dec.

Music for Stuart Homecomings They were tumultuous times. but when the Stuart kings James liVl (above) and Charles I visited Edinburgh in 1618 and 1633 respectively. the music they heard would Surely have taken their minds off political struggle. Edinburgh University Renaissance Singers recreate the sounds of Tomkins and Gibbons in the excellent acoustics of Canongate Kirk. Canongate Kirk. Edinburgh. Thu 28 Nov.

BBC 580 Studio One Concert Normally. tickets for these free concerts are snapped up instantly. but a last minute change of date (from 11 Dec) for this one means that you might just be in with a chance. It's a rare opportunity to hear the yOung Israeli violinist Hagai Shaham in the Violin Concerto by Hungarian composer Jeno Hubay. coupled with Kenneth Leighton‘s Symphony no 1. Martyn Brabbins conducts. Call 0141 338 2916 for tickets. Concert Hall, Broadcasting House. Glasgow, Thu 12 Dec.



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