recital featuring the music of Buxtehude and Bach.

I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. £10.75—£25.50. See Thu 20.

I Edinburgh University String Orchestra Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. Tickets at door. 7.30pm £6 (£3). Well known string classics. such as Elgar’s Serenade. Barber's Adagio and the Adagietto from Mahler‘s Symphony No 5 (remember Death in Venice?) under the skilful baton of Robert Dick.

I Madama Butterfly Playhouse. 18—22 Greenside Place. 0870 6063424. 7.30pm. £14.50—£32.50. See Sat 15.


I Irvine and Dreghorn Brass In Concert Magnum Theatre. Harbourside. ()1294 313010. 7.30pm. tbc. Annual concert front the local top brass.

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0 BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Tramway. 25 Albert Drive. ()845 330 3501. 7.30pm. Free. Wunderkind conductor Ilan Volkov conducts BBC Radio 3 ‘Hear and Now‘ featuring a wonderful and varied programme of contemporary music. Three works by young Scottish composer Stuart MacRae Stirling

C horuses. Violin C ont‘erto and Portrait II - the Scottish Premiere of Elliott Carter's Boston Concerto. and lannis Xenakis' Mikka for solo violin.

I Piano Recital by Alasdair Cameron Ratnshorn Theatre. 98 Ingram Street. 552 3489. 7.30pm. £7 (£4). The pianist who made his name in Rome. Frankfurt and Salzburg plays works by Scarlatti. Bach. Beethoven and Debussy.

I Eugene Onegin Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 80(X). 7.30pm. £17.50—£30. The Russian State Opera of Rostov presents Tchaikovsky‘s opera of romance. tragedy and rejection based on the verse novel of Alexander Pushkin to mark the 3(X)th anniversary of St Petersburg.


I Madama Butterfly Playhouse. 18-22 Greenside Place. 0870 6063424. 7.30pm. £14.50—£32.50. See Sat 15. I David Owen Norris and Sonnerie St Cecilia‘s Hall. Niddry Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £10. A collaboration between the square piano. violins and cello. performing concertos by Bach. Carl Friedrich Abel. James Hook and Philip Hayes. I Sirius Music Ensemble Reid Concert Hall. Edinburgh University. Bristo Square. 668 2019. 8pm. Free. Twentieth and 21st century contemporary music.

Wednesday 26

Thursday 27

Edinburgh I Edinburgh Quartet Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 2.30pm.

£9 (£2.50—£6). Written in the decade of

the quartet‘s founding the 50s Rubbra's Quartet No 2 sits between Haydn's Op 50 No 3 and Brahms‘ Quartet in B flat. Op 67.


I Simon Mayer and Hilary James Carnegie Hall. East Port. 01383 314000. 7.30pm. £7 (£|—£6). A programme of works for mandolin.

: Chamber Choir St Giles‘

Monday 24 .

East Kilbride

I Simon Major 8. Hilary James

East Kilbride Arts Centre. ()ld Coach Road. 01355 261(X)0. 8pm. £8 (£6).

Classical & opera listings Music

Winter 2003

An exhiloroting performance from 0 world renowned orchestro


Major and James slide easily between genres. encompassing beautiful Irish ballads and Handel‘s Arrival of the Queen of Sheba.


Glasgow .. I Music School of Douglas Academy Rarnshorn Theatre. 98 Ingram Street. 552 3489. 1.15—2pm. £2.50. A varied programme of solo and chamber music performed by musicians frotn the school for the musically gifted.


I Joanna Nicholson and Graeme McNaught Reid Concert Hall. Edinburgh University. Bristo Square. 668 2019. 1.10pm. Free. Clarinet and piano duo performing music by Kovacs. Copland and Kokai. C9 Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. £10—£20. Hubert Soudant conducts the orchestra from Mozart‘s home town in a programme which features Haydn’s Symphony no 92. Mozart‘s Violin Concerto no 2. Schubert's somewhat uplifting Rom/o and. none the worse for being composed in a bit of a hurry. Mozart's Svmphony No 36.


I A Viennese Strauss Gala Paisley Town Hall. Abbey Close. 887 1010. 7pm. £9 (£6). A recreation of the Viennese Festive season incorporating some of Strauss' masterpieces.

- f Mozarteum Orchester Solzburg ' Tue 25 Nov, 7.30pm

Worm ond serene Symphony No.92 by Hoydn,mognificent tunes ond excitement in Mozort's Violin Concerto

No.2 & Symphony No.36, profound ioy ond sodness in Schubert's Rondo.


Tickets 210 - 220 '1

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I Academy Wind Orchestra Concert RSAMI). 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). Bryan Allen conducts the RSAMI)‘s Wind ()rchestra in art eclectic programme of music by David Bedford. Derek Bourgeois and Stanley Kenton.


I George Watson’s School Baroque Orchestra Glass Arcade. School of Agriculture. King‘s Buildings. Blackford. Free at door. 1.15pm. The school‘s music department has an enviable reputation and this lunchtime concert shows why. I Piano Recital Merchants House. 7 West George Street. 951 5977. 6—8pm. £15. Acclaimed Finnish pianist Miss Terhi Jaaskelainen performs works by Sibelius. Beethoven. Ravel and Chopin in aid of Bobath Scotland (Cerebal Palsy Therapy Centre).

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I Competition RSAMI). l()() Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 2pm. Free. The Governors’ Recital Prize Competition for brass.

I Traditional Music Concert RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. Free but ticketed. Programme of tunes and songs perfortned by students in Year 11 of the BA (Scottish Music) course.

Edinburgh I Edinburgh University

Vlvaldi's Four Seasons & The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires by Astor Piazzolla

Cathedral. Royal Mile. 225 9442. 6.30pm. tbc. Eric von lbler conducts the outstanding chamber choir in this Royal Norwegian Advent Concert.

I Childline Christmas Concert Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. £7 (£5). Young musicians and singers frotn across Edinburgh come together for this Christmas concert in aid of Childline Scofland.

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