ECAT ECAT turn their attentions to Spain, while keeping a foot in the home camp. The phenomenal Spanish accordionist Angel Luis Castano and Indonesian pianist Ananda Sukarlan, together known as AN-Tifon, gave a spectacularly successful debut in Madrid last year. For their Edinburgh date, they play Spanish composers David del Puerto and Polo Vallejo, as well as the world premiere of the jazz-inspired special commission Duologue by Chick Lyall. Other Scottish composers featured in solo and duo pieces are James MacMillan, Kevin Mayo, lain Matheson and John McLeod. (Carol Main)
I Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, Mon 75 Mar.
Stirling I The Scottish Flute Trio’s Cylinder Clouds Tolbooth. Jail Wynd. ()1786 27-1000. 6.30pm. Free. A really intriguing project: the Scottish Flute Trio join electronic music artist Pete l)owling in a performance based on Javier Alvarez' composition. ‘Cylinder Clouds'. They're all great and interesting players »1 definitely not to be missed.
I Gyorgy Pauk and Ian Brown St Andrew's in the Square. off Saltmarket. St Andrew‘s Street. 548 6020. 3pm. £tbc. Violin and piano duo as part of a BBC Radio 3 Concert. A really wonderful chance to hear great musicians in the llesh. for very little money indeed. Call 08700 100 300 for tickets.
I North Ayrshire Schools Concert Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 7pm. £5. A showcase of music by 500 young musicians featuring pipes. drums. three choirs. two string orchestras. symphony orchestra and two concert bands.
I Glasgow Orchestra Society Henry Wood Hall. 73 Claremont Street. 287 5511. 7.30pm. £7 (£4). A performance of McCunn‘s The Ship o' the Fiend. Dvorak's Cello (‘Ulit't‘l'ln and Brahms' Svmphony no 3.
I Recital By Music School of Douglas Academy RSAMI). l()() Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). A varied recital programme of solo and ensemble instrumental items by pupils from the specialist music school.
I GUARANTEED l7sher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 8pm. £7.50-~£l5. ()rigin Scotland presents John ()rtberg for an evening of live rock (iospel. blues with the exile choir. band and orchestra.
I The Scottish Flute Trio’s Cylinder Clouds Tolbooth. Jail Wynd. ()1786 27-1000. 1pm & 6pm. Free. See Sat 6.
I Tosca Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 7.30pm. £17.50—£3(l. See Sat 6.
I Emerson Quartet Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £6—£l7 (£4—£15). On their first visit to lidinburgh the limerson Quartet perform two great works of the string quartet
repertoire: Bach‘s unparalleled The Art of
Fugue Part II. and Beethoven's Quartet in Bﬂat major Op [30 with (irosse I’uge.
I Governors’ Recital Prize RSAMI). 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 10am. Free. Woodwind competition.
I Lunchtime Music Ramshorn Theatre. 98 Ingram Street. 552 3489. 1.15—2pm. £2.50. Drawing varied inspiration from Hungarian folksong. Flamenco dance and Shaker melody. Joanna Nicholson and Graeme McNaught present music on clarinet and piano.
I Tosca Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 7.30pm. £17.50--£30. See Sat 6.
Hebrides Ensemble Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £10 (£3—£6). Young gifted mezzo Louise Mott joins the Hebrides linsemble for the world premiere of lidward Harper's chamber version of Mahler‘s heart- stopping song cycle Killdt’l'lnlt’llitt’dt’t'. The programme also includes works by Poulenc. Mussorgsky and Janacek.
I Turandot Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 7.30pm. £17.50 £30. See Thu 4.
I RSAMD Rhythms RSAMI). 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). The Academy's percussion department present a dynamic programme of 20th and 21st century percussion works by American. British and Japanese composers.
I Carmen Festival Theatre. 13 2‘) Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 7.15pm.
£9» £25 (£5 £22). Bizet's classic. in which two men are bewitched and destroyed by a dangerously sensual gypsy woman (subtext: beware sensual gypsy women). This Carmen. the original
classical & opera listings Music
exotic/erotic Sevilla cigarette girl of 19th century opera. comes to you courtesy of lidinburgh (irand Opera. The music's phenomenal. just don‘t open your eyes. boys — one glance and you're a gonner.
I Govenors’ Recital Prize RSAMI). 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 10am. Free. Strings competition.
I Masterclass RSAMI). 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 2pm. Free. John Anderson directs an oboe masterclass.
I Opera School Workshops RSAMI). 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.15pm. £8 (£5). (ieoffrey Dolton directs work in progress by students of the RSAMl)‘s opera courses.
0 BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Royal Concert Hall. 2
Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 7.30pm.
£1 1- £18. llan Volkov conducts a performance set to get the vodka ﬂowing. Shostakovich's Swap/tony no I; RachmaninoVs Rhapsody on a theme by Paganini (ridiculously overplayed but a right virtuosic riot all the same) featuring Artur Pizarro on piano. and Mussorgsky‘s (even more overplayed) Pictures at an Exhibition. The most interesting work in the programme is Aux
. heart's (la la nouvr’lle lune. by the very
early serialist Nikolai Roslavets. who remains drastically and unfairly underplayed.
I Carmen Festival Theatre. 13 -29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 7.15pm. £9»—£25 (£5--£22). See Wed 10.
I The Margaret Dick Award
RSAMI). 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 10am. Free. Singing competition.
I The Incredible Shrinking
Clarinet RSAMl). 100 Renfrew Street.
332 5057. lpiii. £6 (£4). David Davies explains all with the woodwind department concert. (iive them credit for one of the greatest programme titles these listings have ever seen. and turn tip to hear some great young players strtit their sttiff.
I Composer’s Workshop RSAMI). 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 3pm.
THE BEST CLASSICAL 8 OPERA
I The Orchestra of Scottish Opera They sound great in the pit, but now. surfacing above ground level into daylight, you can see how good they look too. The string and wind sections share a non-operatic programme in a one-off concert conducted by Scottish Opera’s music director, the recently knighted Sir Richard Armstrong. St Andrew’s in the Square, Glasgow, Sat 6 Mar.
I Hebrides Ensemble As concert titles go, Love and Death has to be pretty dramatic. This will be the first performance of the ensembles commission from Edward Harper for a special arrangement of Mahler’s hauntingly beautiful Kindertoten/ieder (Songs of the Death of Children). Featuring mezzo-seprano Louise Mott, Harper’s new instrumental scoring is for flute, clarinet, horn, two violins, viola. cello and piano. Queen '3 Hall, Edinburgh, Tue 9 Mar.
I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Last chance this season to hear the 880 with Ilan Volkov. the youngest conductor ever to be appointed chief conductor to a BBC orchestra. In a spectacular programme of Russian showpieces, be ready to be dazzled by Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition and Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Pagannini’, with the brilliant Leeds Piano Competition winner Artur Pizarro as soloist. Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, Thu 77 Mar.
Free. livan Parker directs a composer‘s masterclass.
I Classical Extravaganza Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 7.30pm. £16.50--£2-l.50. John Pryce-Jones conducts a performance of classical blockbusters (what actually is a ‘classical blockbuster"? Answers on a postcard ed.) including music by Mozart. Strauss and (iershwin. And just to make sure you leave feeling blockbusted. they‘re rounding it all off with an indoor firework finale. 0th
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