Music classical & opera listings

Sunday 16 continued


I Yamaha Music School MacRobert. L'niversity of Stirling. 01786 466666. 6.30pm. £5. Over 150 keyboard. guitar and vocal students from Yamaha Music School showcase their talents.


I Tchaikovsky String Quartet (‘arnegie Hall. Iiast Port. 01383 314000. 7.30pm. £12 (£7 £10). The outstanding Russian quartet performing masterpieces of Russian and foreign classical music including Mozart. Schubert and Borodin.


I Rigoletto ('aird Hall. (‘ity Square. 01382 43-19-10. 7.30pm. £13 £26. Verdi's rather chilling but nonetheless witty tale of Iechery and revenge set in the court of the libertine Duke of .‘vlantua. with \v'ladimir Dragos in the title role. Lavish sets are the backdrop for the tragic tale of Rigolctto the hunchback. his much put-upon daughter (iilda. and a rather nasty 1)uke . . . not to mention completely fantastic mtisic.

I Madama Butterfly (‘airtl Ilall. (‘ity Square. 01382 43-19-10. 7.30pm. £13 £26. See Sat 15.


I Paragon Ensemble - Squeeze Me! .‘vlarryat Ilall. (‘ity Square. 01382 434941. 7.30pm. £8 (£5). See Friday l-lth for details.

Tuesday 18


I Howarth’s Woodwind Day Midday Concert RSAMI). loo Renfrew Street. 332 5057. lptn. Free. Ruth

A . UsherHoll


Tickets £15 - £41.50 Box Office : 0131 228 1155 www.usherhall.co.uk

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PARAGON ENSEMBLE - SQUEEZE ME! In the latest of their imaginatively titled and programmed concerts, Paragon’s source of inspiration springs from Dundee. James Crabb, born a Dundonian, is one of the world’s greatest classical accordion players and has championed contemporary music for his instrument on a truly international basis. Receiving its first Scottish performance is Gordon McPherson’s Stramash, a march, Strathspey and Reel, which is described by the Dundee born composer as being ‘a bit messed up’. Conductor Garry Walker will no doubt keep it all in order. (Carol Main)

I RSA/l/ID. Glasgow Fri 14 Nov: Mt'irryat Hall. Dundee. Mon 77 Nov and Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, Tue 78 Nov.

Bolister. Sarah Burnett and Scott Mitchell perform works co\ ering a broad spectrum of music for oboe. bassoon and piano.

I Masterclass RSAMI). loo Renfrew Street. . 32 5057. 2.30pm. Free. Ruth Holistet' and Sarah Burnett direct a masterclass for oboe and bassoon.

Edinburgh I Edinburgh String Quartet Reid

(‘oncert Ilall. Iidinburgh I’niversity.

Monday 1 December 2003

One of the most powerful, passionate voices of our time.



Bristo Sqttare. 668 201‘). 1.10pm. Free. The highly acclaimed Iidinburgh Quartet perform Stttart MacRae's String Quartet and Haydn's Quartet in 1) mirror 0;) 76 .Vu 2. "I’lte [xi/ills".

I Madama Butterfly Playhouse.

I8 22 (ireenside Place. 0870 6063424. 7.30pm. £14.50 £32.50. See Sat 15.

I Paragon Ensemble - Squeeze Me! Queen‘s Hall. (’Ierk Street. 668 201‘). 7.30pm. £10 (£6.50). See Fri 14.


I Britten Sinfonia MacRobert. I'niversity of Stirling. 01786 466666. 8pm. £17 (£14.50; under 25s £6). New work from Britten Sinfonia based around Bach's T/tt’ Art (if/"(tyne weaving piano and saXophone from Andy Sheppard around rhythms provided by Aref 1)urvesh on tabla. World renowned players ~ bound to be an exciting and ear-opening event.

Wednesday 19


I ECAT Queen‘s Hall. (‘lerk Street. 668 201‘). 7.45pm. In the first of 15(‘AT‘s season of concerts of music for the adventurous. the (‘hamber Group of Scotland makes a rare appearance in music for instruments and computers. The violin. viola and cello trio of Ruth Crouch. (‘harles Mutter (more usually first violin of the lidinburgh Quartet) and Robert Irvine are joined by Fritz Kronthaler on clarinet and Michael lidwards. master of sound diffusion.

I Rigoletto Playhouse. 18—22 (ireenside Place. 0870 6063424. 7.30pm. £14.50 £32.50. See Sun 16.

I Band of HM Royal Marines Scotland with the Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Edinburgh lfsher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. £9.50—£l3.50. Iivening of popular show tunes from these two groups with a big big sound.


I RSAMD Concert Merchants House. 7 West George Street. 334 9757. 12.45 1.45pm. Free. Students from the Scottiin .\1ttsic department of the RSAMI) perform a programme of Scots Sons. Airs. Strathspeys and Reels.

I Masterclass RSAMt). l()() Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 2pm. Free. Kyle Horch directs a saXophone masterclass.

I Masterclass RSAMD. loo Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7pm. Free. Ben van Dijk directs a trombone masterclass.

I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Royal (‘onceri Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 7.30pm. £12.50—£26. Alexander Lazarev Conducts a performance of Tchaikovsky‘s Piano Concerto No I with the magnificent Chinese virtuoso Lang Lang as soloist. and Stravinsky's P’t'sephmte. featuring the outstanding tenor Toby Spence and the massed forces of RSNO Chorus and RSNO Junior Chorus.


I Rigoletto Playhouse. 18—22 Greenside Place. 0870 6063424. 7.30pm. £14.50—£32.50. See Sun 16. I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.45pm. £10 (family ticket £20). William Lacey directs the

SC() and John Kitchen (organ) in the

world premiere of Edward Harper's The Vuiee nfa City. The programme includes Mendelssohn‘s Hebrides ()t'erture and Bach‘s ()reltestrul Suite No 3. See preview.


I Band of HM Royal Marines Scotland Carnegie Hall. East Port. 01383 31-1000. 7.30pm. £7 (£6). The ever popular concert season featuring music from the classics. shows. films and big band era.


I Singing Department Midday Concert RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 1pm. £6 (£4).

2 Students of the Postgraduate Concert

Singers course celebrate the much loved composer of English song. Roger Quilter. on the anniversary of his death.

I Masterclass for the Public RSAMI). 100 Renfrew Street. 332

5057. 2.30pm. Free. Open masterclass led by (‘hristopher Underwood. Head of Vocal Studies. Email c.underwood(a‘rsamd. ac.uk for more details.

7 Edinburgh

I James Johnstone Reid Concert Hall. Edinburgh University. Bristo Square. 668 2019. 1.10pm. Free. ()rgan