■ The Practice Choir and Edinburgh University Singers Greyfriars Kirk, Greyfriars Place, 556 6255. 7.30pm. £10 (students £7.50). Sibelius’ stirring Finlandia opens this concert, which also features Poulenc’s Organ Concerto in G minor, Fauré’s famous Pavane and works by Stravinsky, Vaughan Williams and Parry. With conductor Bruce Davis and chorusmaster/organist John Kitchen. Dundee ■ Dundee Choral Union Spring Concert Caird Hall, City Square, 01382 434940. 7.30pm. £tbc. The choir performs Mendelssohn’s Elijah.
Glasgow ■ RSAMD Brass Department RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 1pm. £5 (£3). A lunchtime concert by the RSAMD’s trombones and tubas. ■ Glasgow Schools Spring Concert City Halls, Candleriggs, 353 8000. 7pm. £8. Music from the Glasgow Schools’ Big Band, String Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra and Voice Factory. ✽✽ Kaspar Hauser: Child of Street, 332 5057. 7.15pm. £18 (£14). See Sat 20. ■ Electroacoustic Concert: InvisiblEARts and Friends RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Music-making and performance including Jonty Harrison’s Internal Combustion and Diana Simpson’s Bosonica. Europe RSAMD, 100 Renfrew
Edinburgh ■ Edinburgh Youth Choir Canongate Kirk, 153 Canongate, 7.30pm. £8 (£5). EYC gives a spring concert of choral and world music.
Hamilton FREE Sax Ecosse Chatelherault Country Park, Carlisle Road, 01698 426213. 2pm. Popular classics arranged for saxophone and given a modern twist, with the odd tune from stage and screen. Part of the Young at Heart Festival. Perth ■ Scottish Ensemble Perth Concert Hall, Mill Street, 01738 621031. 1pm. £6.50. Lutenist Jamie Akers joins the ensemble for a lunchtime concert including Vivaldi’s Lute Concerto in D major, Geminiani’s Two Scots Tunes and works by Neil Gow and Edward, Earl of Kelly. Meal deals must be booked by 10am on the day.
Tuesday 23 Glasgow ■ Strathclyde University Improvisation Ensemble Ramshorn Theatre, 98 Ingram Street, 548 2558. 1.15pm. £4. Off-the-cuff musical spontaneity directed by Gerry Rossi.
■ Glasgow Schools Spring Concert City Halls, Candleriggs, 353 8000. 7pm. £8. See Mon 22. ■ Academy Wind Orchestra RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 7.30pm. £9 (£6). A Scandinavian showcase for trumpeter Tom Poulson and Principal Trombone of the RSNO Davur Magnussen with a composition by Christian Lindberg. Edinburgh FREE Edinburgh Quartet Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh University, Bristo Square, 650 2427. 1.10pm. Pianist Nicholas Ashton joins the popular quartet for Schumann’s Piano Quintet in E flat, performed together with Haydn’s Quartet in D (‘Lark’).
Europe RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Glasgow ■ Governors’ Recital Prize for Piano RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 10am. £2–£1. Challenging competition. ✽✽ Kaspar Hauser: Child of Street, 332 5057. 7.15pm. £18 (£14). See Sat 20. ■ Andrew Dickinson Pollok House Art Society, Pollok Country Park, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, 07703 131457. 7.30pm. £15 (£5–£10). The tenor sings Handel, Duparc, Liszt, Britten and Finzi. ■ BA Scottish Music Concert: Composing and Arranging – Solos RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Student showcase. ■ The Red Ensemble, City Halls, Candleriggs, 353 8000. 7.30pm. £4. Ensemble of flute, clarsach, violin, sax and laptop in remixed, experimental improvised music.
Edinburgh FREE Edinburgh Renaissance Band Glass Arcade, Scottish Agricultural College, Kings Buildings, West Mains Road, 535 4000. 1.05pm. Ensemble specialising in Scottish and European works spanning the period 1200–1600.
East Kilbride FREE Emma Versteeg Calderglen Country Park, Strathaven Road, 01355 236644. 2pm. The popular soprano performs opera arias, classical favourites, songs from the musicals and even the odd Burns song. Part of the Young at Heart Festival. Kirkcaldy ■ Kirkcaldy Music Society St Peter’s Church, Townsend Place, 01592 890375. 7.30pm. £10 (£3). Cellist Robin Michael and pianist Peter Evans present a programme of Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Saint Saëns and Chopin.
Paisley ■ Organ Recital Paisley Abbey, Abbey
Place, 889 7654. 7.30pm. £tbc. With music from George McPhee. St Andrews ■ Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Schumann 200 – Romantic Spring Younger Hall, North Street, 01334 462226. 7.30pm. £8.50–£19 (concessions available). The SCO celebrates Schumann’s 200th birthday with a performance of his animated Symphony No 1 (‘Spring’), which shares a programme with works by two other Romantic greats: Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder, with SCO featured artist, mezzo Karen Cargill, and Weber’s famous Overture, Der Freischütz.
Europe RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Glasgow ■ Westbourne Music The Merchant House, 7 West George Street, 649 5347. 12.45pm. £7 (£3–£6). Mozart’s Quartet in B flat major (‘The Hunt’) rubs shoulders with Shostakovich’s Quartet No 7 in this lunchtime performance by the Edinburgh Quartet. ✽✽ Kaspar Hauser: Child of Street, 332 5057. 7.15pm. £18 (£14). See Sat 20. ■ BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Maestros’ Choice 6 City Halls, Candleriggs, 353 8000. 7.30pm. £10–£32. The BBC SSO and conductor Donald Runnicles are joined by violinist James Ehnes and soprano Ji Young Yang in Britten’s virtuosic and spirited Violin Concerto and Mahler’s Symphony No 4 respectively. First up is Webern’s Im Sommerwind, a rich, exuberant late Romantic-era tone poem. With a pre-concert prelude at 6.45pm and a post-concert coda. ■ The Barony Prom Barony Hall, Castle Street, 353 8000. 7.30pm. £8 (£4–£6). Strathclyde University Concert Band and Big Band performs a selection of Big Band jazz as well as Sun Dance, Chicken Run and The Periodic Table, which was written by the band’s conductor. Tickets from www.thebooth.co.uk ■ RSNO: Pure Vaughan Williams Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 353 8000. 7.30pm. £10–£32. Firmly countering the perception of Vaughan Williams as a composer of the pastoral and melodious, Symphony No 4 provides a dissonant, edgy finale to this concert, which opens with the overture to Mozart’s Don Giovanni and also features Brahms’ bow-shreddingly difficult Symphony No 4, with the return ofsoloist Vadim Gluzman. Peter Oundjian conducts.
Edinburgh ■ Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Schumann 200 – Romantic Spring The Queen’s Hall, 87–89 Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7.30pm. £8.50–£26. See Wed 24.
Hamilton FREE Duende Low Parks Museum, 129 Muir Street, 01698 328232. 2pm. Yvonne Paterson and Andrew Robinson perform classical, contemporary and Latin American works for flute and guitar. Part of the Young at Heart Festival.
Glasgow ■ RSNO Brass RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 1pm. £9 (£6). Final concert in the winter series of Fridays at One concerts. ■ Academy Chamber Choir and Orchestra RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 7.30pm. £9 (£6). David Danzmayr conducts Mozart’s Requiem. ■ Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Schumann 200 – Romantic Spring City Halls, Candleriggs, 353 8000. 7.30pm. £11–£24. See Wed 24. FREE Strathclyde University Big Band Cafe Source, 1 St Andrew’s Square, 548 6020. 9pm. The band’s monthly Friday late night gig. Edinburgh ■ RSNO: Pure Vaughan Williams Usher Hall, Lothian Road, 228 1155. 7.30pm. £10–£32. See Thu 25.
Perth ■ BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Runnicles Conducts Mahler Perth Concert Hall, Mill Street, 01738 621031. 7.30pm. £8.50–£22. Donald Runnicles conducts the BBC SSO in a programme of works including Mahler’s Symphony No 4, Britten’s Violin Concerto and Webern’s Im Sommerwind.
Glasgow ■ City of Glasgow Chorus City Halls, Candleriggs, 353 8000. 7.30pm. £12–£18. A fine line-up of RSAMD- sourced soloists and The Orchestra of Scottish Opera join forces with the singers under the baton of Graham Taylor for settings of the Te Deum by Haydn and Dvorák and Bruckner’s Mass in F minor. Edinburgh ■ Lunchtime Concert St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile, 226 0673. 12.15pm. Retiring collection. With German choir Kammerchor Con Voce. ■ Edinburgh Singers: I was Glad St Mary’s Cathedral, 23 Palmerston Place, 225 6293. 6pm. £7. John Gormley directs the choir in a concert of 20th- century sacred works: Vierne’s Messe Solennelle, Walton’s The Twelve and Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs. ■ Carmina Burana Usher Hall, Lothian Road, 228 1155. 7.30pm. £11 (£5). Erskine Stewart’s Melville Schools perform a mixed bag of band, orchestral and choral music, including Holst’s St Paul’s Overture and Mendelssohn’s
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