Adkins (Fri 8pm), new video work from Andrew Connor (Sat 6pm), video works and music by Simon Emmerson and Simon Atkinson (Sat 8pm) and new work composed and performed by students at the University (Sun). Perth ■ Scottish Ensemble: Toby Spence sings Jacques Brel Perth Concert Hall, Mill Street, 01738 621031. 7.30pm. £12–14.50 (£5–£11). Tenor Toby Spence, a frequent performer with the Ensemble, sings a selection of songs by Brel accompanied by accordion, piano, percussion and strings. Also with Kurt Schwertsik’s Adieu Satie, two of Satie’s Gnossienes and Artistic Director Jonathan Morton’s arrangement on Debussy’s Suite from Childrens’ Corner. See preview, page 80.
Saturday 6 Glasgow ■ Children’s Classic Concerts: Bongos and Brass Tramway, 25 Albert Drive, 0845 330 3501. 3pm. £10 (£6; family ticket £29). Madcap musical mayhem and amazing virtuoso performances by percussionists and brass players, presented by Owen and Olly.
Edinburgh ■ Soundings 09/10: Annual Festival of Sonic Art Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh University, Bristo Square, 650 2427. 6pm & 8pm. £5; weekend pass £16 (£3; weekend pass £10). See Fri 5. Brechin ■ Opera Highlights Brechin City Hall, 9 Swan Street, 01356 622687. 7.30pm. £10 (£5). See Thu 4.
Forfar ■ Tayside Symphony Orchestra Reid Hall, Castle Street, 01307 463001. 7.30pm. £tbc. Music from well loved shows and films, including The Lion King, Evita, Chicago, Les Miserables and more.
Glasgow FREE Kelvingrove Sunday Organ Recitals Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Argyle Street, 276 9599. 3–3.45pm. Sunday promenade concerts with different organists. ■ The Orchestra of Scottish Opera St Andrew’s in the Square, St Andrew’s Square, 0844 847 1645. 3pm. £11.50 (£8.50). Francesco Corti conducts as the orchestra is joined by Scottish Opera Emerging Artist Louise Collett singing a selection of famous and not so famous arias, as well as works by Britten and Mendelssohn. Edinburgh ■ Soundings 09/10: Annual Festival of Sonic Art Reid Concert
Hall, Edinburgh University, Bristo Square, 650 2427. 6pm. £5; weekend pass £16 (£3; weekend pass £10). See Fri 5. ■ St Giles’ at Six: Organ Recital St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile, 226 0673. 6pm. Retiring collection. Mark Browne of Bradfield College, Berkshire plays Bach, Franck, Mendelssohn, Vierne and Reger. Kirkcaldy ■ Fife Festival of Music: Closing Concert Adam Smith Theatre, Arts and Theatres Trust Fife Ltd, Bennochy Road, 01592 583302. 2.30pm. £6 (£3; family ticket £15). The festival of music by Fife schoolchildren closes with a showcase of the best concerts of this year’s festival.
Glasgow ■ Piano Recital RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 1pm. £5 (£3). Two of the RSAMD’s biggest piano talents and recipients of the Yamaha and MIFCO Scholarships, Alexander Kanchaveli and Carlisle Anderson-Frank, perform. ■ RSAMD Baroque Ensemble RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Cellist Alison McGillivray and violinist Ruth Slater are two of Scotland’s leading early music exponents; here they join the RSAMD’s own baroque specialists in a performance of Handel and Corelli. Perth ■ Soloists of the BBC SSO Perth Concert Hall, Mill Street, 01738 621031. 1pm. £6.50 (£5.50). BBC SSO Leader Elizabeth Layton and Principal Clarinet Yann Ghiro join pianist Scott Mitchell for an lunchtime concert of jazz- influenced music: Stravinsky’s Soldier’s Tale, Bartók’s Contrasts and Milhaud Trio. A meal deal can be booked in advance for £10 (£9).
Glasgow FREE Organ Recital: Kevin Bowyer Glasgow University Memorial Chapel, The Square, off University Avenue, 1.10pm. Vierne’s 24 Pièces en Style Libre, 7–12 and John Rose’s Scherzo-Intermezzo-Toccata. Edinburgh ■ Lunchtime Concert Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh University, Bristo Square, 650 2427. 1.10pm. Current music students at the University of Edinburgh perform.
Thursday 11 Glasgow ■ Westbourne Music The Merchant House, 7 West George Street, 649 5347. 12.45pm. £7 (£3–£6). The Broderick Trio performs Brahms’ Trio for Horn,
Violin and Piano among other works. ✽✽ BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: North by North- East 1 City Halls, Candleriggs, 353 8000. 7.30pm. £10–£23 (£8–£21). Conductor Richard Farnes makes his BBC SSO debut in a celebration of British music. Britten’s Four Sea Interludes from the opera Peter Grimes is followed by Thea Musgrave’s magical Songs for a Winter’s Evening, a setting of seven Burns poems sung by soprano Lisa Milne. Finally, a triumphant finale with Elgar’s much-loved Enigma Variations.
Dundee ■ Scottish Ensemble: Toby Spence sings Jacques Brel Marryat Hall, City Square, 01382 434940. 7.30pm. £14.50 (£5–£11). See Fri 5. St Andrews ✽✽ Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Leschenko plays Chopin Younger Hall, North Street, 01334 462226. 7.30pm. £10–£19 (concessions available). Russian pianist Polina Leschenko performs Chopin’s enchanting Piano Concerto in F minor, along with the music of two of his contemporaries: a rare performance of Clara Schumann’s Romance in A minor, and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No 3 (‘Scottish’), inspired by his 1829 visit to Scotland, the same year as Chopin began his concerto aged 19.
Glasgow ■ RSAMD String Ensemble with Elizabeth Layton RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 1pm. £9 (£6). The BBC SSO Leader Elizabeth Layton is a guest performer in Mozart’s Divertimento and Shostakovich/Barshai’s Chamber Symphony in C minor. ✽✽ Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Leschenko plays Chopin City Halls, Candleriggs, 353 8000. 7.30pm. £11–£24 (concessions available). See Thu 11. Edinburgh FREE Lunchtime Concert Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh University, Bristo Square, 650 2427. 1.10pm. The Erebus Ensemble performs works by Reid and Schetky, with John Kitchen on fortepiano. ■ Scottish Ensemble: Toby Spence sings Jacques Brel The Queen’s Hall, 87–89 Clerk Street, 668 2019. 8pm. £12–£14 (£9–£11). See Thu 11.
Church, 11 Buchanan Street, Milngavie ✽✽ Doric String Quartet Cairns 7.30pm. £10 (£5; children free). Milngavie Music Club presents the award winning ensemble in a performance of Beethoven’s String Quartet in C minor, Op 18 No 4,
Janácek’s String Quartet No 2 (‘Intimate Letters’) and Schubert’s String Quartet No 13 (‘Rosamunde’). Saturday 13
Glasgow ■ Scottish Ensemble: Toby Spence sings Jacques Brel The Old Fruitmarket, Candleriggs, 353 8000. 7.30pm. £12–£14.50 (£9–£11). See Thu 11.
Edinburgh ✽✽ Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Leschenko plays Chopin The Queen’s Hall, 87–89 Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7.30pm. £8.50–£26 (concessions available). See Thu 11. Stirling ■ Tea and Cake Recital with Duo Ecosse Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, 01786 274000. 2.30pm. £8. An afternoon classical music recital with tea and cake as an added bonus. Duo Ecosse are local pair Katrina Bateman and Carolyn Spacey, who will be playing a programme of pieces by Bach, Mozart and more.
Glasgow ■ Violin Makers Scotland: Showcase and Reception RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 11.30am. £5 (£3). Hear performances by RSAMD students (1pm), view and try the violins and meet the makers over some light refreshments. FREE Kelvingrove Sunday Organ Recitals Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Argyle Street, 276 9599. 3–3.45pm. See Sun 7. Edinburgh ■ St Giles’ at Six St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile, 226 0673. 6pm. Retiring collection. The Choir of Bishop Wordsworth’s School, Salisbury, performs sacred and secular works throughout the ages.
Glasgow ■ RSAMD Song Studio: She Loves Me (Not) RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 1pm. £5 (£3). An illustration of the many facets of love – the good, the bad, the ugly and everything in between – in a musical celebration of Valentine’s Day. Perth ■ Beatson and Kuusisto Perth Concert Hall, Mill Street, 01738 621031. 1pm. £6.50 (£5.50). Regular recital partners Violinist Pekka Kuusisto and pianist Alasdair Beatson perform together in an hour-long lunchtime concert of works by Stravinsky, Ravel and Prokofiev.
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