Music classical & opera listings

Classical 8. opera continued


I Vicky Savage Mcliwan Hall. Bristo Square. ()50 438 l. |.l0pm. liree. ()rgan recital of music by i-‘ranck and Leighton.

I The Sixteen - A Golden Age St (iiles’ ('athedral. Royal Mile. 668 301‘). 7.30pm. £15. At the start of their British cathedral pilgrimage. Harry ('hristophers conducts his outstanding choral ensemhle the Sixteen in a perlormance ol' music by composers whose origins lie in Portugal or Italy and is by turns rel‘lectiye and uplifting. Programme includes l.otti’.s heartrending (tint/hm. l) Scarlatti's moying Stu/mt .lluter. and works by the lesser know it Portuguese composers. Melgas and (‘aldara. See panel. right.

I Royal Scottish National Orchestra l'sher Hall. l.oihian Road. 338 H55. 7.30pm.

£l0.75 £35.50. (iarry Walker conducts a great programme that l'uses the obscure with the lamiliar with Sihelius’ I’H/tju/(t '.\ Daughter. Thea Mtisgraye's Songs for u ll’inter's [fretting and lilgar's linignut \itrtutimts.

I Soundings: Showcase Reid ('oncert Hall. lidinhurgh l'niyersity. Bristo Square. ()(ih’ 301‘). 8pm. £5 (£3). lidinhurgh l'nisersity hosts Soundings. a fantastic and innoyatiye i'estiyal ol' electi‘oacoustic music. l-‘resh Tl'otn its .\'o\ emher dehut. Soundings presents masic that rat'er gets a look-in in most British progammes and more Tools

we. because this contemporary medium is both challenging and engaging. In the w eelsend’s first concert. Soundings presents works from the newly opened S:\R(‘ Isonie arts research centre] in Bellast.

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No fewer than ten well known British cathedrals host Harry Christopher and his supremely polished choristers (pictured) on their 2004 Choral Pilgrimage. St Giles’ is the first of the tour and the only Scottish stop for this year’s programme of Renaissance music from

Portugal and Italy. (Carol Main)

I St (St/(355' Cathedral. Edinburgh, Fri 6 Feb.


I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Royal (‘oneet't Hall. 3 Sauchiehall Street. 353 S000. 7.30pm. £l3.50 £3o. See liri o.

Classics Spring 2004

Opera Gala with

Renée lflenung

Monday 22 March £15 £41.50

Box Office 0131 228 1155 www.usherha|

I Children’s Classic Concerts (ilasgow Royal (‘oncert Hall. 3 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. lpm & 3.00pm. £9.50 (£5); Tamil) ticlset £30. A more oil-heal concert than normal l'or these young concert-goers. \s ho can swing along to Disney classics. hla/ing saxes and hot. hot rhythms.


I Open Day l'csli\al Theatre. l3 3‘) .\‘icolwn Street. 53‘) ()(llll). l lam 3pm. l‘ree. An e\cellent chance [0 see \\ hill the Royal Scottish Academy ol' .\lusic and Drama gets tip to during the year with backstage tours and one-oil recitals.

I Soundings: Sound Associations Reid ('oncerl Hall. lidinhurgh l'niyersity. Bristo Square. ()(iS 30I‘), (rpm. £5 (£3). :\ great chance to hear electroacoustic \\Ul'ls\ hy (’alon. l’armerud. Stollery and (iough in the ideal acoustics ol the Reid concert hall. Part of the weekend's Soundings l't‘slthl. (Sec l‘ri (i).

O RSAMD - The Marriage of Figaro l'iesti\al 'I'heatre. l3 3‘) Nicolson Street. 53‘) ()()()(). 7pm.

£10 £IS (£7 £l5). See Thu 5.

I Camerata St Michael .& All Saints' ('hurch. l’anmure l’lace. 'lollcross. 7.45pm. £(i (£3). William Dawes directs a perl'ormance of music by Bernstein. (’opland. Barber and Lauridsen.

I Soundings: Themes and Variations Reid ('oncert Hall. lidinhurgh l'niyersity. Bristo Square. ()()S 301‘). Spm. £5 (£3). British electi‘oacoustic composers 'l'rexor \Vishart and Jonty Harrison dil‘l'use a fascinating triptych ol \ariations hy \Vishart and Horacio Vaggione on a theme by Harrison. Tonight's second electroacoustic concert in the

\\ eekend's Soundings l’esti\al (see l'hl‘i (H.

Sunday 8


I Lev Atlas and Neil Wilson (are (‘ossachok Russian ('ultural (‘entre. l0 King Street. 5530733. 9pm. £3. l.e\' on \ iolin and .\'eil on guitar team up for the lirst time in a classical and l‘olk lusion.


I Edinburgh Quartet Queen‘s Hall. ('lerls Street. («)8 30“). 3.30pm. £9 (£3.50 £6). The highly acclaimed lidinhurgh Quartet perl'orm Haydn's Quartet in (‘ ()p 50 no 3. Seiher's Quartet no .i’ Quurtettu Lyru‘u and Iilgar's Quartet in If minor 0/) 83.

I Soundings: Bling Bling Reid (‘oncert Hall. [idinhurgh l'ni\ersit_\. Bristo Square. (ms 30l‘). opm. £5 (£3). .-\n intriguineg titled concert of new electroacoustic works by student composers. Part of the weekend's Soundings liestiyal (see Hi (i).

I Soundings: l a u t Reid (‘oncert Hall. lidinhurgh l'niyersity. Bristo Square. (ms 30l‘). 8pm. £5 (£3). This one is not to he missed the outstanding and engaging duo (aka l‘ran/iska Schroeder and Pedro Rehelo) present works for s;t\ophone and electronics. including new works by Michael lidwat‘ds and Peter Nelson. and Kagel's silent. Part of the

w eels'end’s Soundings l-estiyal (see liri 0).

Monday 9


I Edinburgh Quartet (‘at‘e Source. 1 St Andrew 's Square. 548 0020. 8pm. L") (to). A rendition oi crowd-pleasing romantic classics hy Beethoyen. Tehaikm sky. Strauss and Borodin.

I BBC Young Musician of the Year RSAXTT). l()() Renlrew Street. 333 5057. £() (£4). The linal rounds lor BB("s Young Musician ol' the Year (‘ompetition before the (‘oncerto Final on 3 .\la_\ in lidinhurgh's l'sher Hall (0 Feb Keyboard. ll) l'elt Percussion. l l l'elt Strings. l3 lieh Brass and I3 l‘eh Woodwind).


I Michelangelo Quartet Queen‘s Hall. (‘lerls Street. (ms 30l‘). 7.45pm. £(i £ l 7 (£4 £l5). The great \ iola player. .\'ohuko lmai. has recently joined l'tir'ces w ith three other lill‘lllUlls chamber music play ers to found the Michelangelo Quartet. Tonight their perl’ormance is (it Stra\ lll\l\} 7s 3 l’tt’('('\. Shostakm leh's Quartet/108 and Beethm en's Quartet in liq/lat.