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I Dunedin Consort (ilasgow' L'niversity' Chapel. l'niversity Avenue. 330 4092. 7.30pm. £11 (£3 £7: children free). The Dunedin Consort perform a new production devised by Jamie Reid Baxter. Deal/I oft: Hero King Robert the Bruce. Through music and poetry it celebrates the life of one of Scotland's most famous kings. featuring Byzantine chant. music of the Crusades. and Ronald Stevenson's Scottish Medieval Tryptich. I Concert by Candlelight (ilasgow Cathedral. Castle Street. 552 8198. 8pm. £15. Aly Bain and the BT Scottish linsemble's collaboration Follow the .lloonstone has been much celebrated since its debut performance in 1995. Tonight they perform the three suites drawn on Scamlinavian. Shetland and Scottish sources by candlelight. See liolk for details.
I Scottish Flute Trio with Allan Neave l'niversity of Dundee. Chaplaincy Centre. Cross Row, 01382 348148. 7.30pm. £4 £6 (£2). ()riginal flute masic with guitarist Allan .\'ea\e.
I Midday Concert RSAMI). I()() Renfrew Street. . 32 5057. lpm. £5 (£3). Varied programme led by the Academy's new Head of Percussion Heather Corbett. accompanied by Julia Lynch on piano. I BBC Radio 3’s Hear and Now RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 6.30pm. liree. Head of Composition at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. (iot‘don McPherson. chairs a discussion with composers represented in this evening's BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra concert. new music from Holland.
I BBC Radio 3’s Hear and Now RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 9pm. Free but ticketed. David Porcelijn conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra playing new music from Holland. featuring works by Jeff Hamburg. Tristan Keuris and Hans Kox.
I Dunedin Consort (ireyfriars Kirk.
(ireyfriars Place. 668 2019. 7.30pm. £1 1
I (£3 £7: children free). See Thu 16.
I Edinburgh Quartet Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 2.30pm. £9 (£2.50 £6). The lidinburgh Quartet performs Haydn‘s String Quartet in C major ()p54 .\’o2. Schnittke's String Quartet no 4 and Beethoven's String Quartet in (' Ina/or ()p5‘) .\'o.t’ Rasumoizvky'.
I Virtuoso Reeds (ireyfriars Kirk. (ireyfriars Place. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £9 (£4: school children free). \Vot‘ltl premiere of I-fstiu/io. Mexican composer Ignacio Baca-Lobera and Lyell Cresswell's I.e Sucre t/u l’rintempy for six bass clarinets and three contrabass clarinets.
I Nash Ensemble Queen’s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £9 £16 (£7.50 £14). Regulars at the Queen‘s Hall. the Nash linsemble perform works with an liastern Iiuropean feel. including Haydn’s (filmy Rom/o Trio. Shostakovich‘s Piano Quintet in (i ntinor and Dvorak’s Piano Quintet in A.
I Competition RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 2pm. l‘ree. The Norma (ireig l’rench Song Pri/e Competition.
I Academy Brass Concert RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Bryan Allen conducts the Harper linsemble in a programme of music by Dukas. Bol/a and ('asterede.
I Florilegium Miisic Centre. Bell Street. 01382 43-19-10. 7.30pm. £9. l’lorilegium play music for ﬂute and strings by Haydn. Beethoven and Mozart.
I Midday Concert RSAMI). 1()() Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 1pm. £5 (£3). Intimate concert from flute. violin. cello and harpsichord quartet performing music by JS Bach. ('Pli Bach and 'I'elemann.
I Masterclass RSAMI). 1()() Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 2.30pm. liree. liarly Masic masterclass directed by members of i‘lorilegium.
I Pre-Concert Talk RSAMI). 1()() Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 6.30pm. l’ree. Lyell (‘t‘essw ell discusses his new Concerto/or ()I't‘llt’stt'tt which is
Eddi Reader and the RSNO play the Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, Fri 24 Jan
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performed later this evening by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra RSAMD. I00 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £6 £19. Strauss' profound .llt’ltlltlttl'p/lt)M’II forms the climax to this programme which opens with the world premiere of Lyell Cresswell's Concerto for (ht/ICU]?! and includes Prokofiev‘s Piano Concerto no 4 with soloist Roland Pontinen.
I Hebrides Ensemble (ireyt’riiirs Kirk, 668 2019. 7.45pm. £10 (£6 £3).The linseinble presents this all-Russian extravagan/a going under the heading lirtuost.’ and featuring inusic by composers from the former Soviet l'nion. including a world premiere by Marinia Adamia.
I Rigoletto Theatre Royal. 282 Hope Street. 332 9000. 7.15pm. £3.50 £52.50. Verdi's magnificent blend of lechery and revenge set in the court of the libertine Duke of Mantua is one of the world‘s most enduring operas. Performed here by Scottish ()pera. with conductor Richard Armstrong and under the direction of Rennie Wright.
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £6.50 £21. See Fri 24.
I Indian Ocean (ieorge Square Theatre. (ieorge Square. 555 9122. 7.30pm. £6 (£3). This internationally acclaimed quartet offer a fusion of traditional Indian and western contemporary intisic.
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 2.30pm. £7 £13. The SC() linsemble perform works by Janacek. Prokofiev and liaure. featuring Roland Pontinen on piano.
Glasgow I Rigoletto Theatre Royal. 282 Hope Street. 332 9000. 7.15pm. £3.50 £52.50. See Sat 25.
I The Sorceror Church Hill Theatre. 33a Morningside Road. 220 43-19. 7.30pm. An lidinburgh l'niversity Savoy ()pera (ifnllp performance.
I Rigoletto Theatre Royal. 282 Hope Street. 332 9000. 7.15pm. £3.50 £52.50. See Sat 25.
I Woodwind Department Concert RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). An evening of music written or arranged for a variety of wind ensembles. including a little known piece by Ponchielli and a favourite by (iounod.
I The Sorceror Church Hill Theatre. 33a Morningside Road. 220 4349. 7.30pm. See Tue 2S.
I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchieliall Street. 353 8000.
£11.50 £23.75. Conducted by Alexander l’olianichko the RS.\'() perform work by (ilinka. Rimsky-Korsakov and Khachaturian's Piano Concerto play ed by Jean-Yv es 'l‘hibaudet.
I Masterclass RSAMI). Hit) Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 2pm. Free. Tuba masterclass directed by ()w en Slade.
SCO Always to be relied on (or interesting titles — as well, of course. as for interesting music — is New Zealand born Lyell Cresswell (pictured). who has been resident as a full-time composer in Edinburgh since 1985. His Ot Smoke and Bickering F/ame receives its premiere from the orchestra which commissioned it. Pre-concert talks at both venues. Academy Concert Hall, G/asgow. Fri 24 Jan; Queen '3 Ha//, Edinburgh, Sat 25 Jan.
Hebrides Ensemble Following their sell-out performance of Stravinsky's Soldier '3 Tale last month. the Hebrides Ensemble return with more music from Russia. The Georgian Marina Adamia's new Penumbra. a Hebrides commission. is given its premiere alongside ﬂamboyant music by Prokofiev. Shostakovich and Gubaidulina. Greyfriars Kirk. Edinburgh, Fri 24 Jan.
Rigoletto One of Verdi's most beloved of operas. with the well known arias La Donna e Mobile and Caro Nome. has Jason Howard in the title role and the Italian soprano Maria Costanza Nocentini as Gilda in her Scottish Opera debut . Sung in Italian with English supertitles. Theatre Royal. G/asgow Sat 25, Tue 28. Thu 30 Jan, Sat 7 . Wed 5, Sat 8 Feb: Festival Theatre. Edinburgh. Tue 77, Thu 73. Sat 75 Feb.
I Rigoletto Theatre Royal. 282 Hope Street. 332 9000. 7.15pm. £3.50—£52.50. See Sat 25.
I Breton Piano Trilogy - Didier Squiban Tron Theatre. 63 Trongate. 552 4267. 8pm. £8. Widely recognised as one of France‘s most pioneering musicians. Didier Squiban performs the first part of his specially composed Breton l’iano 'I’ri/ogv. See liolk for details.
I A Touch of Burns Royal Botanic (iarden (Caledonian Hall). lnverleith Row. 522 7171. 7.30pm. £55 (£50). Melt away the winter blues with rousing classical music and fine wining and dining with the latest of the Rostrum‘s renowned dinner concerts. (Tickets 0131 552 0606).
I The Sorceror Church Hill Theatre. 33a Morningside Road. 220 43-19. 7.30pm. See Tue 28.
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra l'sher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.45pm. £6.50—£2 1. Sir Charles Mackerras conducts two of Schubert’s magnificent symphonies; No 4 Tragic and .\'o 9 (ireat.