I Royal National Scottish Orchestra t'sher Hall. l.othian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. £10.75 £25.50. See Thu 1.


I Glasgow Philharmonic Male Voice Choir Henry Wood Hall. 7.3 (‘laremont Street. 287 5511. 7.30pm. £8. William Barr conducts this spring concert featuring tenor Robert Farm and pianist Natalia ()ssentchakoya.

I Glasgow Chamber Orchestra Spring Concert RSAMI). l()() Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 8pm. £8 (£5). Peter (‘ynfry )1 Jones conducts a concert of music that includes Beethoven's (‘oriolan ()yerturc. ()p 62. Brahms‘ \'iolin (‘oncerto. featuring l-‘eargus Hetherington and Schubert's Symphony .\'o 5.


I Catriona Mackay and Simon Nieminski with Cliar St Mary's Episcopal ('athedral. 23 Palmerston Place. 2256293. 7.30 10pm. £10(£8). World pretniere of Parallel Dinmzsions for clarsach (Scottish harp) and organ by Scottish composer Iiddie McGuire. whose music is always worth hearing for its clarity and sincerity. Plus the mighty mud and instrumental combination. (liar.

I Scottish Ensemble Queen's Hall. (‘lerk Street. 668 2019. 7.30pm. £11 £13 (£8 £10). With gttest directors Jonathan Morton and Andrew Storey the Scottish linsemble perform works by Janacek. Fin/i. Dyorak and Mozart. with the remarkable Steven ()shorne as soloist in the Piano (‘oncerto no 12.

I Edinburgh International Harp Festival Merchiston (‘astle School. 294 ('olmton Road. 478 8446. 9am 1 1.30pm. £7- £10. See in 2.


I Scottish Guitar Quartet 'I‘olbooth. Jail Wynd. 01786 274000. 7.30pm. £8 (£5.50). The popular guitar ensemble entertains with a mix of jazz. Latin. traditional and world styles.


0 Mr McFall’s Chamber (‘ottier Theatre. Hyndland Street. 330 5522. 8pm. £10 (£8). See llitlist. right.

0 NYOS St Andrew's in the Square. off Saltmarket. St .»\ndrew"s Street. 332 831 1. 2.30pm. £5 (£2 £4). See Hitlist. right.

I Glasgow Philharmonic Male Voice Choir Henry Wood Hall. 73 (‘laremont Street. 287 5511. 7.30pm. £8. See Sat 3.

I Glasgow Chamber Choir St Mary‘s ('athedral. 300 (ireat Western Road. 337 2862. 8pm. £8 (£6). lirikki Walker conducts a performance of John Stainer‘s 'I‘lu' ('rucilit‘ion featuring guest soloists. tenor Michael Bracebridge. baritone Roland Wood and organist Ian Shaw.


I Nuria Areny Merchiston (’astle School. 294 (‘olinton Road. 478 8446.

3- 4pm. £9 (£7). Spanish harp repertoire from the 17th and 18th centuries.

I Calluna and Ann & Charlie Heymann Merchiston ('astle School. 294 (‘olinton Road. 478 8446. 10pm. £10 (£8). Multi-inlluenced and multi-instrumentalist folk ensemble. performing dance tunes. airs and songs from Scotland. Plus the higth talented diyet‘se marital talents of the Hey manns on 14th century harp. cittern and button accordion.


I Grannie Hambly Merchiston (‘asfle

School. 294 (‘olinton Road. 478 8446.

3 4pm. £9 (£7). .-\ selection of traditional

dance tunes and slow airs from the harp

re )ertoire of the 1711) and 1811) centuries. Mr McFall’s Chamber Queen's

Hall. (‘lerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £12

(£10). See Stm 4.

Tuesday 6


0 NYOS Royal (’oncert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 7.30pm. £107 £18. See Sun 4.

I A Musical Spectacular in Aid of Money Advice Scotland RSAMI). 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £12 (£10). The RSAMI) pltis a host of Academy groups perform an eclectic programme of music for this fundraising concert.


I Get Organised! Handel’s Hottest Hits l'sher Hall. l.othian Road. 228 1155. 1.10 1.50pm. £2. Part of the l'sher Hall's innoyatiye series to get the people of lidinburgh in touch with the sounds of the Halls recently reinstated organ. Paul .-\yres performs a short selection of popular works by Handel including his ll'un'r .llusic and the bombastic .'iI'I'l\‘(l/ oft/Iv Qru’r’n of Sheba.

I Isobel Mieras and Friends Merchiston ('astle School. 294 (‘olinton Road. 478 8446. 3 4pm. £7. .-\fternoon tea concert with dynamic young Scottish harpers.

The Scottish Guitar Quartet play the Tollbooth, Stirling, Sat 3 Apr


Wednesday 7


I Kike Pedersen and Karen Marshalsay Merchiston (’astle School. 294 (‘olinton Road. 478 8446. 3 4pm. £9 (£7). Kike Perdersen brings the rhythmic sound of the Paraguayan harp to Scotland while Karen Marshalsay performs traditional Scottish music with fingernail technique on a modern gut strung harp. C9 NYOS (ireyfriars Kirk. (ireyfriars Place. 668 2019. 7.30pm. £8 (£2a £4). See Stir) 4.


I Cappella Nova (ireyfriars Kirk. (ircyfriars‘ Place. 668 2019. 9pm. £8 (£6). Scotland‘s top-class yocal ensemble take up the liastertide gauntlet and perform ()rlando de Lassus’ cycle of spiritual madrigals. 'I‘hr' 'Ii'urs ofS! I’r’lr’r. exploring the drama of the Passion.

Saturday 10


I Evening of Inspiration Royal (‘oncert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 6pm. £10; family ticket £40. Islamic relief presents a benefit concert in aid of children across the world.

0 Edinburgh Youth Orchestra RS.-\Ml). 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £12 (£9). See Hitlist. right.

I Cappella Nova Royal (’oncert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 9pm. £8 (£6). See in 9.


0 Edinburgh Youth Orchestra Spring Concert L'sher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. £12-£15; under 16s and students £3. See Sat 10.


I Get Organised! Colours of the Organ lTsher Hall. I.othian Road. 228 1155. 1.10 1.50pm. £2. Another in the t‘sher Hall‘s great lunchtime concert series inyiting the people of [Edinburgh to get acquainted with their new-found city organ. this time performed by Jeremy ('ull.

Thursday 15


I David Nicholson and Eluned Pierce Merchants House. 7 West (ieorge Street. 334 9757. 12.45pm. £5

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Mr McFall’s Chamber Not only is there no-one else doing anything quite like it. but Mr McFall's Chamber (pictured) are guaranteed to produce a memorable event of the highest quality. This time round. there are paintings, video art and music influenced by jazz and Coptic tapestries. Cottier Theatre, Glasgow, Sun 4 Apr; Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, Mon 5 Apr.

National Youth Orchestras of Scotland More young musicians who have been beavering away in their Easter holidays reveal the fruits of their labours. The Children’s Orchestra is for up to 143. while Camerata Scotland is for those who were at that stage a good few years back and are now looking at professional careers. Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, Tue 6 Apr; St Andrews in the Square, Glasgow, Sun 4 Apr (Camerata only) and Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh Wed 7 Apr.

Edinburgh Youth Orchestra Following their 40th anniversary concert and Baltic tour, EYO keep up the momentum with two inspirational Scottish artists as special guests. Garry Walker. himself a past EYO member, conducts and Lisa Milne is soloist in Barber's rarely heard Knoxville Songs. about an idyllic American childhood. RSAMD. Glasgow. Sat 10 Apr; Usher Hall. Edinburgh. Sun 11 Apr.

(£2-«£4.5()). Flute and harp duo perform music by Bach. Poulenc. Spohr and Scottish contemporary composer. liddie McGuire.


I Rudsambee National Portrait (iallery. 1 Queen Street. 624 6200. 6pm. Free. Wide-ranging repertoire of Scottish. Gaelic. West African. Middle liastern and Scandinavian music. ()riginal arrangements and compositions from this l9-strong ensemble.

I Edinburgh Organ Academy 2004 Reid (‘oncert Hall. lidinburgh tfniyersity. Bristo Square. 455 6200. 8pm. £6 (£4). ()rganist Lorenzo (ibielmi performs music by Brunckhorst. (‘abanilles. Zipoli and Pasquini.

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