Classical & opera

Events are listed by date, then city. Submit listings at least ten days betore publication to Ruth Hedges at, by post or by tax on 0131 557 8500. Listings are compiled by Ruth Hedges and Carol Main.


GAmadeus Royal ('oncert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 7.30pm. £15 £25. Renowned conductor Richard llickox and theatre director Jonathan Best join forces to lead the (’ity of London Sinfonia in a production of Peter Shaffer's award-winning play. performing music from Mo/art‘s symphonies. Serenade/or Thirteen ll'inds'. The Magic Flute and Requiem.


I The Pavao Quartet Mttsic Centre. Bell Street. ()1382 434‘)40. 7.30pm. £9 (£4). String quartets by Beethoyen. Janacek and Dvorak.

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I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Younger Hall. North Street. 01334 475000. 7.45pm. the. The remarkable yotmg listonian conductor ()lari lilts directs the BB(' SS() in Rachmaninoy‘s .St'llt’l‘lfl). 'licllilikoysky‘s Violin ('ont‘r'rlo. Becthoyen’s Symphony .\'o 8 and Mozart‘s ballet music from Ir/(mtr’llt’o. Maria-lili/abeth is soloist.


I Midday Concert RSAMI). l()() Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 1pm. £0 (£4). The (iomalan Brass Quintet. first prizewinners in the 2001 Passau Brass linsemble (‘ompetition in (iermany. make their Scottish debut.

I Masterclass RSAMI). l()() Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 2.30pm. Free. The (iomalan Brass Quintet direct a

masterclass for brass ensembles.

I Masterclass RSAMI). loo Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 2.30pm. Free. A not-to-be-tnissed open rehearsal: (iarry Walker conducts the Paragon linsemble. Scotland's leading contemporary ensemble. and the outstanding international accordionist James (‘rabb

I Paragon Ensemble - Squeeze Me! RSAMI). 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £0 (£4). (io accordion wild. James (’rabb. the Dundee-born accordion Virtuoso whose international career is based in ('openhagen. joins Scotland's foremost contemporary inusic ensemble in a new commission from Danish composer 1.ars (iraugaard. and plays works by (iordon McPherson. l)jango Bates and Rebecca Saunders. A pleasingly diyerse programme tailor- tnade for ('rabb’s masterful inttsicianship.


I Ruaraidh Sutherland Mcliwan llall. Bristo Square. 050 4381. 1.10pm. lirce. ()rgan recital of Vierne‘s Symphony No / really a great piece. and perfectly suited for the magnificent Mcliwan Hall. I Royal Scottish National Orchestra l'shcr llall. l.othian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. £10.75 £25.50. Alexander 1.a/.arey conducts a programme of three great and unmissable works Strauss‘ rousing tone poem [)(’(lI/I and 7runs/igm'ulion. Brahms' Double ('om‘t'rlo and (ila/unoy‘s The Seasons.

I The Glorious Company (‘hrist ('hurch. Morningside Road. 007 3033. 7.30pm. £0 (£4). (‘aritas Music Publishing presents the Glorious ('ompany in two world premieres by lidinburgh composer James Douglas. plus an appearance from the acclaimed .Michael Bonayenture. organist and pioneer of contemporary music.


I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Royal (‘oncert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 7.30pm. £12.50 £20. See Fri 14.

Puccini’s Madama Butterfly is performed at Caird Hall, Dundee, Sat 15-Sun 16 Nov; Playhouse, Edinburgh, Tue18, Fri 21-Sat 22 Nov


I That Picture Just Sang Me a Story! (‘ity Art (’entre. 2 Market Street. 52‘) 3‘)‘)3. 2pm. World-trayelling storyteller liwan McV'icar tells a tale or two with the help of objects in the gallery and modern music ensemble Two's ('ompany. The group commissioned nine Scottish composers to write music to intertwine with liwan's stories. and the outcome is full of art. ftm. audience participation and stories with a difference.

I lnvisibleEARts Reid (‘onccrt llall. lidinburgh l'niyersity. Bristo Square. 008 201‘). 0pm. £5 (£2). A rare and wonderful chance to hear new and recent electroacoustic works by Scotland-based and internationally renowned composers Pete Stollery. Alistair .\1ac1)ona|d. Pippa Murphy and Robert I)ow. Part of Soundings. a weekend of electroacoustic tnusic ((1 Reid (‘oncert llall. (‘heck out further listings and soundings for more.

I The Carlton Concert ('anongatc Kirk, 153 ('anongate. 007 7770. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). The (’arlton (‘onsort are a real success story of an amateur choir. Here they present a concert of two brilliantly yaricd choral works: Scarlatti's Stu/ml .lluler. less well known than the Pergolesi ycrsion. and underperformed as a result and contemporary 1)utch composer 1)ann Manneke's 'Iopos'. l‘)‘)0. I Electroacoustic Show Reid ('oncert llall. lidinburgh l'niyersity. Bristo Square. 008 201‘). 8pm. £5 (£2). Second electroacoustic concert of the eyening students from the Department of .\1ttsic diffuse classics of the electrtmcoustic repertoire on their 20 channel multi-1oudspeakcr system. Part of a long-awaited weekend of electroacoustic inusic (0 Reid (‘oncert llall. ('hcck otlt tomorrow's listings and w for


I Madama Butterfly ('aird 11all. (‘ity Square. 01382 434‘)40. 7.30pm. £13 £20. l.a\‘islt production of Puccini's tragic opera featuring the l'krainian National ()pera of Odessa with international Japanese soprano. Manatni llama and a Japanese water garden as part of the set. litm's maybe not the word. but a great spectacle and well worth seeing.


I St Mary’s Music School St Mary's Parish ('hurch. The Sidegatc. ()1875 340074. 7.30pm. £10 (£8). Pupils of the St Mary's .Mttsic School perform a programme of music including works by lilgar. Mendelssohn and Fin/i.


I Scottish Harp Day RSAMI). l()() Renfrew Street. 332 5057. llatn 5pm. liree. \Vot‘ksltops. masterclasses. discussions and performances highlighting the yarious incarnations of the Scottish harp. 1-‘or more information call ()141 2708314.

I The Galloway Consort St Andrew‘s in the Sqttarc. off Saltmarkct. St Andrew's Street. 548 0020. 3pm. £5 (£1 £4). As part of the early music series the (ialloway ('onsort present I)om‘(' .llwnom'. exploring the lirench influence on renaissance music in lingland and Scotland.

I Scottish Harp Day Concert RSAMI). 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7pm. £0 (£4). ('ulmination of the Scottish llarp Day from some of Scotland‘s top players.


I German Electroacoustic Reid (‘oncert Hall. lidinburgh l'niyersity. Bristo Square. 008 201‘). 0pm. £5 (£2). A showcase of electt'oacotIstic Work from '/.K M. (iermany‘s outstanding

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Amadeus Following on from their great success with A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the City of London Sinfonia return with a staging of Peter Shafter's intriguing story of Mozart‘s life (illustrated here with a still from Milos Foreman's movie version) and the suspicious Circumstances Surrounding his death and just what did the old green-eyed Salieri have to do with it all? Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, Thu 73 Nov.

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Proving that he’s not the only talented youngster on the block. whizz-kid llan Volkov conducts music by the strikingly gifted yOung Scottish composer Stuart McRae. as well as some of the contemporary composers the BBC 8808 Composer in Association most admires. Tramway, Glasgow, Sat 22 Nov.

Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg The current season of International Classics comes to a close with a beautifully considered classical programme of Mozart. Schubert and Haydn. There may not be another for a while. so don‘t miss it. Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Tue 25 Nov.

(‘entrc for Art and .\ledia/l‘cchnology in Karlsruhe. The concert includes Anna ('lyne's I)‘rlll.\'(‘l‘i/)lir)lt and Pattl 1.ansky's Ale/ll Traffic part of the weekend’s exciting electroacoustic festiyal Soundings. (’heck out weekend listings and www.mUsiccd. for more details.

I Peking Opera t'sher llall. l.olltiatt Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. £10 £15. Visually stunning world-renowned company performs traditional stories with a mixture of singing. dialogue. mitnc. acrobatic lighting and dancing.

I Electroacoustic Music Concert Reid (‘oncert llall. lidinburgh l.ltiyet'sily. Bristo Sqttare. 008 201‘). 8pm. £5 (£2). Final concert of the Sottltdittgs festiy‘al of electroacoustic music. Winners of the .lt'll (Iv Ii'llt/M‘ competition. it's a collaboration between the ('anadian Izlectroacoustic (‘ommunity and the Sonic Arts Network. performing along with other groups. The programme includes Jonty Harrison's Kiting. Douglas 1)ohcrty‘s .\'¢'p1unc'x ('Itilt/n'n and Adrian Moore's Study in Ink.

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