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I RSAMD Junior Academy Merchants House. 7 West (ieorgc Street. 334 ‘)757. 12.45pm. £5
(£2 £4.50). Showcase of talent from the Junior Academy’s final year students. I The Academy Symphony Orchestra RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). l.tll/. Kohlcr conducts the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama’s symphony orchestra iii a performance of Mozart's Piano ('oneerto in (' and Brucknch Symphony no 4 in lax/lat. Be prepared for big-time romance.
I Iolanthe and Orpheus in the Underworld King‘s Theatre. 2 [even Street. 52‘) 6000. 7.30pm. liditibtirgh's (iilbert and Sullivan Society struts its musical stuff. Iolanthe will show on Fri 1‘) and Sat 20 Mar and ()r/ilieus in the ('Iulerii'or/rl on Thu 18 and Sat 20 Mar. I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Queen's Hall. (‘lerk Street. 668 201‘). 7.45pm. £7 £22. Arnold ()stman conducts a performance of music by (iade. Mendelssohn and Schumann.
I 40th Anniversary Recital RSAMD. l00 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. lpm. £6 (£4). David Nicholson on flute and liltined Pierce on harp give a recital to mark David Nicholson’s 40 years as a member of the RSAMI) teaching staff.
I Composer’s Workshop RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 2pm. Free. Vic lloy land directs a composer's masterclass.
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Barony llall. ('astle Street. 353 8000. 7.30pm. £6.50 £l‘). See Thu 18.
I Iolanthe and Orpheus in the Underworld King's Theatre. 2 [even Street. 52‘) 6000. 7.30pm. See Thu 18. I Royal Scottish National Orchestra l'shcr llall. l.othian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. £10.75 £25.50. Alexander l.a/.arev conducts a performance of ()liver Searle‘s Prev/or l.i/e. a special RSNU commission. .‘ylendelssolin's l’iano ('ont'erto no 2 and Strauss' Iain Ile/i/en/eln'n.
I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Royal ('oncert Hall. 2 Satichieliall Street. 353 8000. 7.30pm. £12.50 £26. See in 1‘).
I Indian Music and Dance Collective (ieorge Square 'l‘lieatre. tfniyersity ()f lidinbttrgh. (ieorge Square. 650 ‘)l‘)5. 7.30pm. £3 £5 (£2). This celebrated music and dance ensemble return with a mixture of classical and contemporary music and dance from the Indian Sub-Continent. featuring Vijay Kangtttkar leading the Tabla ensemble atid Nepali classical dancer ('liaran Pradlian.
I Iolanthe and Orpheus in the Underworld King's Theatre. 2 Leven Street. 52‘) 6000. 2.30pm & 7.30pm. See Thu 18.
I Edinburgh Bach Choir (ireyfriars Kirk. (ireyfriars Place. 668 201‘). 7.30pm. £12 (£‘)). Neil Mantle conducts the singers in a performance of tnusic by Vittoria. Tavener. Britten. Bruckner and Bach.
I Ludovico Einaudi t'sher Hall. l.othian Road. 228 l 155. 7.30pm.
£10 £20. The Italian composer who refuses to be pigeonholed and draws on rock. jau. pop. classical and world music for his inﬂuences and performs on the l'sher Hall's Steinway.
I That Picture Just Sang Me a Story! ('ity Art (‘entre. 2 Market Street. 52‘) 3‘)‘)3. 2.00pm. Free. World-travelling storyteller liwan McV'icar tells a tale or two with the help of objects in the gallery and modern music violin/clarinet duo Two's Company. The group commissioned nine Scottish composers to write music to intertwine with Iiwan's stories. and the outcome is ftill of art. ftiii. audience participation and stories with a difference.
I Singing Workshop ('oncert llall. (ilasgow l'niversity. 0131 623 ‘)287. 10.15ani-l2.45pm. £5 (£4 each for group bookings). The Dunedin (‘onsort presents a singing workshop on Bach's St John and St Matthew Passions. Professor John Butt. from the l'niversity' of (ilasgow. and soprano Susan llamilton w ill be studying and comparing these two great works so it should be a perfect event for singers. Bach enthusiasts. or anyone who would like to know a little more about the Passions.
I Yamaha Music School Mitchell Theatre. 6 (irany ille Street. 0845 330 3501. 6pm. Over 150 keyboard. guitar and vocal students front Yamaha Music School show case their talents.
I Glasgow Wind Band Concert RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £8 (£4.50). A mix of mainstream and tnore obscure intisic from the champion band including a tribute to Benny (ioodinan and a performance of .lai'e/in written by Michael Torke in celebration of the l‘)‘)6 ()Iympics.
I Singing Workshop (‘aiiongate Kirk. Royal Mile. 0131 623 ‘)287. 2pm- 4.30pm. £5 (£4 each for group bookings). See (ilasgow. 10.15am.
I Edinburgh Quartet Queen‘s llall. (‘lerk Street. 668 201‘). 2.30pm. £‘) (£2.50 £6). The highly acclaimed lidinburgh Quartet perform llay‘dn‘s Quartet in I“)? minor ()1) 50 no 4. linescti's Quartet no 2 (I‘l5/l and Dvorak's Quartet in aﬂat ()p [05.
I Linton Singers (ircyfriars Kirk. (ireyfi'iars Place. 668 201‘). 7.30pm. £8 ((‘hildren free). Murray ('ampbell conducts a concert of renaissance music froin Italy and Scotland.
I Dundee Choral Union (‘airtl llall. (‘ity Square. 01382 434940. 7.30pm. £12 (£5 £9). The Dundee (‘horal lfnion perform Dvorak's Stabat Mater.
I Paisley Philharmonic Choir a Musical Miscellany Paisley Arts ('entre. New Street. 887 1010. 7pm. £8.50 (£7). Ati evening of choral music ranging from 15th century to the present dav.
I Opera Gala 1'sher llall. l.othian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. £15 £41.50. Patrick Summers conducts the Renee Fleming ()pera (iala with the stunning American soprano accompanied by the BB(‘ Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
I The Govenors’ Recital Prize RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 10am. Free. (‘hamber music competition.
I Essential Scottish Opera (ireenock Arts (iuild. (‘ampbell Street. 01475 723038. 7.30pm. £8 (£6). A popular concert of opera excerpts performed by members of Scottish ()pera.
I The Orphee Guitar Prize RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 10am. 1-‘ree. (itiitar competition. I Royal Scottish Academy Brass and Choral Society RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). lidward (‘aswell conducts the two groups with soloists for a performance of Brahms' 15in I)eut.s'eltes Requiem in the composer‘s own version with accompaniment for two pianos.
I Russian National Orchestra Royal (‘oncert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 3538000. 7.30pm. £15 £25. Mikhail Pletnev conducts a performance of (ilinka's ()l‘t’l'llll‘t’ Russian (lllll Lia/milla. Rachmaninth I’iano ('oneerto Ito l and Shostakovich's Svmplionv no II.
I Royal National Scottish Orchestra Royal (‘oncert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 7.30pm. £12.50 £26. Douglas Boyd conducts a performance of Dvorak‘s Slai'onie Dances. (‘e/lo ('oneerlo and Sibelius' .S'ymp/iony no 2.
I Scottish Ensemble Royal (‘oncert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 7.45pm. £11 £13 (£3 £10). With guest directors Jonathan Morton and Andrew Storey. the Scottish linsemble perform works by Janacek. Pin/i. Mozart (l’t'ano ('ont'erto no [2) and Dvorak. the middle two featuring Scottish pianist Steven ()sborne as soloist.
I Essential Scottish Opera Brunton Theatre. Ladywell Way. Musselburgh. 665 2240. 7.30pm. £10 (£7). See Tue 23.
I LYRA Vocal Ensemble St ('uthbert's Church. 5 l.othian Road. 22‘) | 142. 7.30pm. £tbc. The vocal ensemble frotn St Petersbtirg performs Russian choral music from 18th. 1901 and 20th centuries.
I George Heriot’s School (ireyfriars Kirk. (ireyfriars Place. 668 201‘). 7.30pm. £3 (Free). (iraeme Brownlee conducts a varied programme of music by the First Orchestra. the (‘oncert Baiid and the (‘ommunity (‘hoir Tickets available froin the school.
I Andreas Haeﬂiger Plays Beethoven RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 1pm. £6 (£4). Pianist Andreas llaefliger performs Beethoven‘s Sonata in [5 minor and Sonata in A and Btlrlttkis ()lll o/ilhmrs.
I Masterclass RSAMI). l()() Renfrew Street. . 32 5057. 2.30pm. Free. Andreas llaelliger directs a piano masterclass.
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Barony llall. (‘astle Street. 353 8000. 5.30pm. £6.50 £l‘). Paul (ioodwin conducts a performance of music by Purcell. Mozart. Ratneau and llaydn.
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Renée Fleming Opera Gala American soprano Renee Fleming (pictured) was born in Indiana. Pennsylvania and grew up in Rochester. New York where. allegedly, her parents. who were singing teachers, discussed singing every night over the dinner table. Well, it worked for her. Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Mon 22 Mar. Russian National Orchestra Russia's first independent orchestra. now entering its 13th season. is classical music's ‘feel good stOry of the decade‘. Founder and artistic director Mikhail Pletnev continues to have his dream come true as the orchestra appear in Glasgow with a thrilling all Russian programme and the young Russian pianist Alexander Melnikov as soloist in Rachmaninov's first Piano Concerto. Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, Wed 24 Mar Meadows Chamber Orchestra She may only be 21 years old. but the remarkable Korean-born violinist So-Ock Kim is already a favourite with Edinburgh audiences. Appearing with the Meadows since the age of 12 in concertos by Bruch, Beethoven. Mozart and Sibelius. she now returns to perform the Brahms, which she will also play with the Philharmonia in London later this year. Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, Sun 28 Mar
I RSNO Pops Tchaikovsky Night l'sher llall. l.othian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. £11.50 £27. ()wain Arwel lltighes conducts a performance of 'l'chaikovsky‘s .\'ult‘rar'ker Suite. Vin/fit ('ont‘t'l'lo. Sit‘ult Lake and 18/2 ()l‘l'l‘llll't'.
I RSNO Pops Tchaikovsky Night Royal (‘oncert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 7.30pm. £13 £28. See Fri 26. I Milngavie Choir Spring Concert Milngavie Town Hall. Milngavie. ‘)56 582‘). 7.30pm. £7 (£5). Milngavie choir is joined by orchestra and soloists for a performance of Mozart‘s .l'lus‘s' in (' minor and Mendelssohn‘s Hymn oll’raise.
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