performs Bach's Suites No 3 in C major and No 4 in E flat major.


I The Nash Ensemble at London Perth Concert Hall. Mill Street. (11738 621 031. 7.30pm. £18. See Thu 28.


FREE Cathures Choir Burrell Collection. 2060 Pollokshaw's Road. 287 2550. 3pm. Ticketed. Soloists from the Scottish Voices ensemble join the choir for contemporary sacred music from various traditions (linglish. Scandinavian. Jewish. Islamic and more). Part of the New (ilasgoii' Harmonies festival.

I Junior Academy Wind Orchestra RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 3.30pm. £5 (£3). The RSAMD‘s junior wind players perform.

‘9, Scottish Opera: Cosl tan tutte '8‘ Theatre Royal. 282 Hope Street. 0870 060 6647. 7.15pm. £7.50—>£60. See Thu 28.

I The Band at her Majesty's Royal Marines Scotland City Halls. Candleriggs. 353 8000. 7.30pm. £16. A musical extravaganza: featuring an array of classics and traditional military music under director Captain Jon Ridley. Proceeds go to Seafarers UK.

‘9, The RSNO Scottish Prom Royal 'l‘ Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 7.30pm. £12—£35 (under £16s £5). ()ne of the biggest nights in the Scottish classical calendar. featuring an array of classical and folk musicians performing everything from ‘Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves' from Verdi‘s biblical opera Nahum-o. to flag-waving patriotic favourites including Caledonia and xiii/(l Lang Syne. Aye. it brings a wee tear to the eye.


FREE Jens Elvekjaer and Soo- Kyung Hong Danish Cultural Institute. 3 Doune Terrace. 225 7198. 3pm. Violin and piano duo on a summer afternoon as part of the Danish lnstitute‘s programme of visiting musicians. Advance booking essential.

I The Chapterhouse Singers St Mary‘s Episcopal Cathedral. 23 Palmerston Place. 225 6293. 7.30pm. £8 (accompanied children free). Rossini‘s intense Petite Mes‘s‘e Solemtelle the last of his ‘sins of old age' and other choral works.

I Jubilo St Thomas‘ [Episcopal Church. 75 Glasgow Road. Corstorphine. 7.30pm. £tbc. The mixed voice choral society performs a ‘choral cocktail‘ in aid of the Daisy Chain Trust.

I The Open Orchestra (‘anongate Kirk. 153 Canongate. 7.30pm. Retiring collection. Soloist Phoebe l.uton joins the orchestra for a performance of Beethoven‘s gorgeous Piano Concerto No 4.

I Loud a Proud Spring Concert Greyfriars Kirk. Greyfriars Place. 2251900. 8pm. £tbc. A seasonal programme from Edinburgh‘s LGBT a cappella choir.


I Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Summer in the South of Scotland Victoria Hall. The High Street. 01721 725777. 7.30pm. £10 (Lt—£7). See Thu 28.


I The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Nicola Benedetti Perth Concert Hall. Mill Street. 01738 621 03]. 7.30pm. SOLD OUT. This year's Brewin Dolphin Festival Concert features the considerable skills of the 2004 BBC Young Musician of the Year and classical sensation. Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti. alongside those of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and internationally acclaimed conductor. Andrew Litton. Part of the Perth Festival of the Arts.


FREE Keivingrove Sunday Organ Recitals Kelyingroy e Art (iallery ck Museum. Argyle Street. 276 9599 3pm Sunday promenade concerts with different organists.

I Scottish Opera: Manon Theatre Royal. 282 Hope Street. 0870 not) 6647. 4pm. £7.50 £60. See Fri 29.

I Music from the Sistine Chapel t'niversity of'(ilasgow Meiitorial Chapel. l'niversity Avenue. 07931 3608-12. 7.30pm. £10 i£7i. The first of (ilasgow liniversity 's Chapel Choir's Italian themed summer concerts features the singers iii an ethereal iltl\ of Allegri's .lIiserere. (iesttaldo. Palestrina and Maren/io.


FREE Sunday Morning Music National Museum of Scotland. Chambers Street. 225 753-1. 1 lam. linyioy a stroll through the National Museums to the talents of young musicians from Live Music Now.’ Scotland.

I St Giles’ at Six St (iiles' Cathedral. Royal Mile. 226 0673. 6pm. Retiring collection. Polwarth Brass performs works by Handel. Mo/art. Mouret. (iershwin aitd others.

I La Serenissima: Rediscovering Vivaldi St Cecilia‘s Hall. Niddry Street. 668 2019. 7.30pm. £14 (£5 £10). The first of three concerts in the Sy'pert Summer Concert Series performed by

the acclaimed ensemble. a group of leading exponents of the music of Viyaldi and his contemporaries.

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FREE Live Music in the Bandstand: Ounbartonshire Concert Band Mugdock Country Park Visitor Centre. Craigend Visitor Centre. Craigallian Road. 956 6100. 2 r-ipm. A community-wide band which has been performing since 1973.


I Music on Mondays RSAMI). lllti Renfrew' Street. 332 5057. 1pm. £5. RSAMD Song Studio.


FREE Cello Masterclass with Johannes Goritzki RSAMI). flit) Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 6.30pm. The internationally acclaimed (ierman cellist has performed with some of' the classical world‘s top musicians. and visits the RSAMD to pass on some wisdom as part of the festival taking place in Argyll. a collaboration between the RSAMD and Crear. Part (ll‘the Scottish Cello .lliiii- I-es'tii-al.

I Merchant Voices Summer Concert City Halls. Candleriggs. 353 8000. 7.30pm. £2. End of term showcase for the Glasgow community choir.

Wednesday 3 .

Glasgow I Young Artists Recital I RSAMI). 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 6.30pm.

£5. The Scottish Cello Shin-Festival's celebrations of the sexiest string instrument continue.

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I Westbourne Music Merchant‘s Hall. 7 West George Street. 0771 1 559652. 12.45pm. £7 l£3—£6l. The Edinburgh Quartet performs a quartet by Mendelssohn along with Haydn‘s popular 'Ixtrk ' Quartet.

I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Finishing the Unfinished City Halls. Candleriggs. 353 8000. 2pm. £7 (£6 in advance). Andrew Manze conducts a concert of

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incomplete masterpieces liach's mysterious [hr .317 of [item w hose final li:\('11-theiiied fugue may hay e been left deliberately unfinished is followed by Schubert's 'I iitiiiislit-tl' Symphony .\o 8. performed with Brian Newbould‘s realisation of the third moyement. .-\ lunch of soup. sandwiches. cakes and tea/coffee can be booked in adyance for an cstra £6 20.

I Young Artists Recital ll RSI-\MI). 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057 7 30pm £5. See Wed 3.

I Winter Gardens Prom \Vintei (iardens. l’eople's l’alaee. (ilasgoyy (ireen. 271 2962 7pm L8 iH UH \lan Tayener conducts the Strathclyde l'niyersity Brass and \Vind 1-.nseiiibles and the Chamber Choir. w hile Colin Suckling conducts the Concert Band. 111 a light-hearted summer concert of Burns poem settings and more recent Scottish folk music.


I Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Highlands Tour I 2009 Stirling ('astle. ()ld Town. 01 78f) ~1500( 10. 8pm £16 (£5 £13i. .>\ programme of central litiropean music. directed by .-\|e\aiidei Janie/ck limit the yioliii. in traditional style. Opening with Mo/ai't's Symphony .\'o 2‘). which was coilipleted. incredibly. when the composer was first 18. 1)\oi‘ak\ atlcclionate tribute to his homeland. (fer/i State is follow ed by a return to Mo/ait with the Soitoiiia (.Ullt'i'l'lilllli'.

. iirk7iéiil‘?~ 2233' sis??? '5 Glasgow I Friday Lunchtime Concert RS.-\MD. 100 Renl'rew Street. 332 505". lplll. L") (UH. l’ul‘l of the .Si Hilly/l (Iii/U .lli/ii~l'estii'al.

FREE Cello Masterclass with Johannes Goritzki RS.-\.\ll). loo Renlrew Street. 332 5057. 2.30pm. See Tue 2.

I Kevock Choir St ('uthbert's Church. 5 l.olltlan Road. 660 1873. 7.30pm. £8 (£6). The choir performs sacred music. Scottish songs and show tunes.


I Caiedon: Scotland’s Three Tenors Arts (itiild Theatre. Campbell Street. 01475 723038. 7.30 10pm. £13.50 (£1 1.501. Jtist like l’ayarotti. Domingo and Cari'eras btil you wouldn't hayc caught old Luciano in a kill. Scotland's Three Tenors are well known for their magnificent yoices. their warm personalities and their performances of Scottish classics.

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FREE Organ Recital Reltlleltl St Stephen's Church. 200 Bath Street. 3.52 2826. lpiii. .-\yis McIntyre giyes a recital.


FREE Bach and Beyond Church ()1 the (iood Shepherd. Murray field .-\ycnue. noon. ()rgan recital with the aptly named David Pipe.

I Edinburgh Concert Band Queen's Hall. 37 8‘) Clerk Street. 068 201‘). 7.30pm. £10. Sarah Cunningham conducts a special 21st birthday concert of sparkling film and band classics.

I Organ Recital Craiglockhart Parish Church. Craiglockhart Driye North. 7.30pm. £5. Martyn Strachan performs works by lt‘ran/ Schmidt. Percy (irainger. Derek Bourgeois. Handel and (iuilmant. FREE Rudsambee Reid Concert Hall. lidinburgh l'niyersity. Brisio Square. 650 2427. 7.30pm. The singers perform a prograntme including liric Whitaker's Cloialhio'st. Free entry but includes a collection for the l'niversity MUsic Department's important work in aid of children in Bosnia.

I The Scottish Chamber Choir: Romantic Voices St (iiles' Cathedral. Royal Mile. 2260673. 8pm. £8 (under


V? The RSNO Scottish Prom Times change. and instead of the old series of Proms concerts. the RSNO now packs it all into one night. Celebrating Scotland's Year of Homecoming. popular classmal music is combined With Scottish songs and anthems with one of the country's most successful and respected musicians. Dougie MacLean. as one of the main stars. Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Sat 30 May.

:3 Scottish Opera: Cosi fan tutte Three new names. including Swedish conductor Tobias Ringborg, make their UK debuts in this stunning Scottish Opera production. first presented by Opera National du Rhin. Although far from new to the company. it is over 25 years since Scottish soprano Marie McLaughlin appeared with Scottish Opera and she makes a welcome return singing the role of Despina, in an interpretation that seems not too far from home. Theatre Royal, Glasgow. Thu 28 8 Sat 30 May.

3" BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Our Planet Music. science and geography come together for a series of family concerts which combine instruments. flashing lights and visuals in a trip around the globe. Starring Heather ‘The Weather' Reid. it's certainly a different way of presenting orchestral blockbusters and one that is likely to attract large crowds. so advance booking is recommended. City Hal/s. Glasgow, Tue 9—Fri' 72 Jun.

“(is ireel. Romantic-era yocal works from the rinsed-voice choir: Metldelssohn‘s I)I'(‘l .llotetti'ti. ('\' Stanford's llil't't' .Uott'ty and .Waelltlli at and Party 's Songs of l'(ll'('ll(’l/.


I Greenbanit Recitals: Peter Howard (ireenbank Parish Church. 36 litiglesliani Road. 1pm. liree. Part of a regular series of recitals on the organ. with tea and coffee scry cd afterwards.

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