I Aleksander Kudajcyk St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral. Great Western Road. 0870 220 l 166. 7.30pm. £9 (£7). The Polish virtuoso pianist performs two of his compatriot Chopin‘s large-scale works. the Fantasy“ in F minor and the Barearolle. as well as works by Rachmaninov and Scriabin. Part of the West [ind festival.

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Maestro’s Choice City Halls. Candleriggs. 353 8000. 7.30pm. Ticketed. Before llan Volkov steps down from his post as Chief Conductor. he leads the orchestra through a sumptuous programme of Tchaikovsky‘s .S‘erenade for Strings. Stravinsky"s Concerto for piano and wind instruments. featuring international pianist Steven ()sborne. plus Ravel's zilliorado del gt'at‘ioso and La Valse. Max four tickets per application. I Neil Wilson Hillhead Baptist Church. Cresswell Street. 33‘) 1588. ‘)pm. £9 (£7). See Fri 12.


I Scottish Opera: Cosi fan tutte Festival Theatre. 13/2‘) Nicolson Street. 52‘) 6000. 7.15pm. £14-£60. David McVicar returns to Scottish ()pera to direct a production of Mozart‘s entertaining and risque Mediterranean opera. The story of Ferrando. Guglielmo and their fiancées is set amongst gorgeous. sun-washed scenery with a score composed at the height of Mozart‘s creative powers. With conductor Tobias Ringborg and soloists to include Joel Prieto and Ville Rusanen.

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Let There Be Light City Halls. Candleriggs. 353 8000. 10am—1pm. If you‘ve ever fancied singing with one of the UK's top orchestras. here‘s your chance. liven better. what you'll be singing is the celebratory choruses from Haydn's masterpiece The Creation. With members of the BBC Singers on hand. this will be a memorable experience for singers of all levels. For registration details please see www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/music/bbcsso/g etinvolved/haydn.shtml. I Burns Meets Mozart Kelvin Stevenson Memorial Church. Belmont Street. 01292 6706-18. 3pm 8; 8pm. £8 (£6). An unlikely meeting of minds as the ()rpheus Club presents a fictional correspondence between the two along with selections from Mozart's operas and Burns songs. Part of the ll’esl Fnd Festival. FREE BBC 880: Listen Here! The New Celts City Halls. Candleriggs. 353 8000. 7.30pm. Ticketed. L'nder Chief Conductor llan Volkov. the BBC SSO has become a leading performer of new music. Works by contemporary Scottish and lrish composers Martin Suckling. James Clapperton and David Fcnnessy are followed by the Scottish premiere of David Horne's .S'uhmetggenee. Max four tickets per application. FREE Spirit oi the Russian Voice Glasgow University Chapel. University Avenue. 7.30pm. The rich sounds of a capella Russian ()rthodox liturgical music. as well as some secular folk songs. performed by Glasgow‘s Russian Choir. Promises to be a powerful performance. Part of the West 15nd Festival.


I My Secret Heart Dovecot. 10 Infirmary Street. 1 lam—5pm. £6.50 (£5.50). Streetwise ()pera. the award- winning charity that works with homeless people. presents a groundbreaking music and film installation by electronic composer Mira Calix and film-makers Flat-e. Based on Allegri's haunting 17th-century choral masterpiece Miserere. the film is

projected onto a purpose-built cylindrical screen surrounded by speakers. creating an astonishing. immersive experience for audiences. Part of the Iz'dinlmrgh International Film I'estii'al.

I Scottish Opera: Manon Festival Theatre. 13/2‘) Nicolson Street. 52‘) 6000. 7.15pm. £8—£60. Renaud Doucet directs Jules Massenet's tragic opera. which tells the story of Manon. a young girl whose beauty catches the eye of a nobleman. leading to devastating consequences. A large chorus and ballet scenes lend the already moving opera maximum dramatic impact. With soloists Anne Sophie l)uprels and Paul Charles Clarke. and conductor Francesco Corti.

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Glasgow I Bach: Klavieriibung Ill Wellington Church. 77 Southpark Avenue. 33‘) 045-1. 3pm. £6 (£4). A rare opportunity to hear a complete performance of Bach's monumental cycle of masterpieces for organ. by David Hamilton. Part of the West 15nd I'estt'val. FREE BBC 850: Listen Here! from Hamelin to Hogwarts City Halls. Candleriggs. 353 8000. 3pm. Ticketed. Alasdair Malloy presents a concert of exciting and whimsical works to conjure up fond memories of much- loved children‘s stories. from The Pied Piper ol‘llame/in to The Lord oft/1e Rings. and the more recent Harry Potter phenomenon. With conductor Matthew Coorey. Max four tickets per application. I Flute, Guitar and Cello Recital St Mary‘s lipiscopal Cathedral. Great Western Road. 33‘) 6691. 3pm. £8 (£5). Guest cellist Rosie Townhill joins Pietra di Luna. flute and guitar duo. for works by Piazzolla. Bach and Giuliani. Part of the West [ind Festival. FREE Kelvingrove Sunday Organ Recitals Kelvingrove Art Gallery 8; Museum. Argyle Street. 276 ‘)5‘)‘). 3pm. See Sun 14. FREE Guitar Galore llyndland Parish Church. 7‘) «81 llyndland Road. 6.30pm. Guitarist Anne Chaurand presents and directs young classical guitarists from west end schools as they perform Spanish. Latin American and classical works. Part of the lies! [ind festival. I Ounbartonshire Concert Band Summer Concert RSAMI). 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7pm. £6. Robert Baxter conducts a fun mix of classical. contemporary and film music. I Ani Batikian and the St Patrick’s Baroque Ensemble St Patrick's RC Church. 137 William Street. 221 357‘). 7.30pm. £5 (£3). The acclaimed Armenian violinist joins the group for a performance of Vivaldi‘s ever-popular Four .Seasons. and soprano Maria Kozlova and alto Bohae Kim feature in Pergolesi's highly expressive Stabut Mater. l)uk-Kyung Chang conducts. Proceeds to the St Patrick‘s restoration appeal. I Glasgow Youth Choir Wellington Church. 77 Southpark Avenue. 33‘) 0454. 7.30pm. £5 (£2). Audrey McKirdy directs the choir‘s senior and junior sections in everything from the classics to showsongs. Part of the West End Festival. I Junior Academy First Orchestra RSAMl). 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £9 (£6). The RSAMl)‘s junior dept performs. I Midsummer Music Glasgow University Memorial Chapel. The Square. off University Avenue. ‘).30pm. £8 (£5). The University of Glasgow Chapel Choir celebrates the longest day with an atmospherically candle-lit performance of Faure‘s melodious and ethereal Requiem.


I Scottish Opera: Cosi fan tutte Festival Theatre. 13/2‘) Nicolson Street. 52‘) 6000. 4pm. £ l4-£60. See Fri l‘). With audio description and touch tour.

I St Giles’ at Six St Giles‘ Cathedral. Royal Mile. 226 0673. 6pm. Retiring collection. The Capital Concert Band performs a varied programme of Saint- Saens’ popular tone poem Danse il/lar‘abre. Mozart's ()verture to The Marriage of Figaro and Lloyd Webber‘s Song and Dance.

I A Celebration of the Music of Handel St Cecilia's llall. Niddry Street. 668 201‘). 7.30pm. £14 (£5—-£10). Violinist Rachel Podger and harpsichordist Gary Cooper give a concert celebrating the music of the baroque giant. in the year of the 250th anniversary of his death. Second in the Sypcrt Summer Concert Series.

I The Open Orchestra Canongate Kirk. Canongate. Royal Mile. Tickets: at door. 7.30pm. Retiring collection. A memorial orchestral concert entitled ‘A Celebration of David.‘

Glasgow I Music on Mondays RSAMI). 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 1pm. £5. liric

Rice is joined by students of the BA in Scottish Music to perform a collection of his own traditional tunes entitled The Maaker Spit/(s ( ‘The Composer Speaks‘ ). With a collection for the Martyn Bennett scholarship at the end. I Glasgow Wind Band at the Movies llyndland Parish Church. 7‘)—8l llyndland Road. 08-15 838 l 187. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Scotland's leading wind band presents film music and showtunes. Part of the West [ind Festival.

I RSAMD Symphony Orchestra City Halls. Candleriggs. 353 8000. 7.30pm. £12 (£8). Garry Walker conducts Mendelssohn‘s .S‘vmphony No 3 l ‘Seottish ') together with two 20th century works: Bartok's violent and powerful ilrlirar‘ulous Mandarin. which depicts a gory tale of murder and desire. and l.utos1awski's ‘musical essay in sound textures‘. Mi-l’arti.


I St Mary’s Music School Summer Concert Queen‘s Hall. 87—8‘) Clerk Street. 668 201‘). 7.30pm. £8 (£2»—£5 ). The choristers of St Mary‘s Cathedral. the orchestra and string ensemble from St Mary's Music School and contemporary folk fusion band. Kilarium. perform a motley mix of works. ranging from celtic music to Beethoven to contemporary classical works.

Edinbur h I Luncht me Concert St Giles' Cathedral. Royal Mile. 226 ()673. 12.15pm. Retiring collection. Norway's Nordsinni Blandede Kor performs. FREE Scottish Opera: Manon Unwrapped Festival Theatre. 13/2‘) Nicolson Street. 52‘) 6000. 6pm. If the thought of sitting through a full-length opera fills you with trepidation. or if you‘re a seasoned opera-goer with an interest in what happens backstage. this hour-long taster is a perfect introduction

to the workings behind the scenes and an

introduction to the principal characters and plot.

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12.15pm. Retiring collection. Norway's liidanger Kantori performs.

I Scottish Opera: Manon Festival Theatre. 13/2‘) Nicolson Street. 52‘) 6000. 7.15pm. £8—£60. See Sat 20.

I Organ Recital: Michael Harris St Giles‘ Cathedral. Royal Mile. 2260673. 8pm. £7 (children free). The organist performs works by Guilmant. Bach. Kenneth Leighton. Sigfrid Karg-l’ilert and Joseph Jongen.

Classical Music


3k Daniel Harding with the Staatskapelle Dresden Final chance to hear a performance in the 2008/09 International Classical Season brings together Daniel Harding. one of the brightest of a new, young generation of British conductors. and the famous Staatskapelle Dresden, which is one of the oldest orchestras in the world. Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, Tue 16 Jun.

Eli Calton Consort: Salm an Fhearalnn In line with their policy of combining early music with pieces from more recent times, the unaccompanied voices of Edinburgh based Calton Consort take William Sweeney’s Psalm of the Land as their inspiration, setting it alongside texts set by James MacMilIan, who celebrates his 50th birthday this year, and the Renaissance composer Robert Carver‘s exquisite ‘0 Bone Jesu’. Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh, Sat 13 Jun.

his BBC 880: Listen Here! There may be no such thing as a free lunch, but there are five free concerts in a weekend in the second annual such event presented by the BBC SSO. Covering the whole range of the orchestra's output, from symphonic classical and contemporary music to family entertainment and top class soloists plus the chance to join in singing Haydn’s The Creation. this is an unparalleled feast of free music. City Hal/s. Glasgow, Thu 18—Sun 21 Jun.


I Glasgow Schools’ Symphony Orchestra City Halls. Candleriggs. 353 8000. 7.30pm. £8. Gerry Docherty conducts some of Glasgow‘s finest young musicians in a performance of classical masterpieces including Bizet‘s L'xirlesienne Suites. Dvorak's Symphony No 7 and MacCunn‘s Land of the Mountain and the Flood.

FREE Gloria Vll Wellington Church. 77 Southpark Avenue. 7.30pm. Vivaldi‘s magnificent Gloria features among this concert of free choral works. with the opportunity for a sing-along. Part of the West [ind I'es‘tival.


I Lunchtime Concert St Giles‘ Cathedral. Royal Mile. 2260673. 12.15pm. Retiring collection. Edinburgh singer-songwriter Simon Kempston performs a selection of his own works for guitar and voice.

I Scottish Opera: Cosl fan tutte Festival Theatre. 13/2‘) Nicolson Street. 52‘) 6000. 7.15pm. £l4—£60. See Fri 1‘).

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