Chancel Choir of First Presbyterian Church, Missouri. ■ Scottish Ensemble with Pieter Wispelwey The Queen’s Hall, 87–89 Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7.45pm. £12–£14.50 (£5–£11). See Sat 9. FREE Noisy Nights Traverse Bar Café, 10 Cambridge Street, 228 1404. 8pm. New scores from emerging and experienced composers in an evening of intrigue, surprise and nothing too long if it’s not quite your thing.
Glasgow ■ Fitzwilliam Quartet Ramshorn Theatre, 98 Ingram Street, 668 2019. 1.15–2pm. £4. The celebrated Cambridge ensemble performs Purcell’s Fantasia No 11, Carolyn Sparey’s Fantasia in G and Quartet No 2 by Borodin. ■ Piano Recital: Ivan Ilic Pollok House Art Society, Pollok Country Park, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, 427 5600. 7.30pm. £15; £10 for first concert (students £5). Paris-based pianist Ivan Ilic performs his own arrangements of songs by French composers Duparc, Fauré, and Poulenc and works by Chopin. ✽✽ Scottish Ensemble with Pieter Candleriggs, 353 8000. 7.30pm. £12–£14.50 (£5–£11). See Sat 9. Wispelwey City Halls,
Edinburgh FREE Auricle Ensemble Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh University, Bristo Square, 650 2427. 1.10pm. Robin Holloway’s Five Haydn Miniatures is framed by two works by Maxwell Davies: Fantasia Upon One Note, after Purcell and the intriguingly-named Miss Donnithorne’s Maggot. Christopher Swaffer conducts. ■ SCO: CL@Six St Cuthbert’s Church, 5 Lothian Road, 229 1142. 6pm. £12 (£5–£10). A concert on the theme of ‘youthful genius’: Mozart’s Idomeneo: Overture and Ballet Music was written when the composer was about 24, and Schubert wrote his Symphony No 3 when he was just eighteen. Antonello Manacorda conducts. ■ The Met: Encore Screening Cameo Cinema, 38 Home Street, 0871 704 2052. 7.30pm. £20 (£15–£16). See Sat 9.
Wednesday 13 Edinburgh ■ Lunchtime Concert St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile, 226 0673. 12.15pm. Retiring collection. Pianist Sandi Koh performs works by Schumann, Chopin, Bach and Scarlatti.
Glasgow ■ Lunchtime Concert Merchants House, 7 West George Street, 649 5347. 12.45pm. £7 (£3–£6). Pianist Caroline Haffner gives a recital of Chopin in celebration of the 200th anniversary of his birth. FREE Edinburgh Quartet Glasgow University Concert Hall, University Avenue, 330 4092. 1.10pm. The highly acclaimed ensemble performs Haydn’s Quartet Op 74, No 1 and Sweeney’s Quartet No 1. Edinburgh FREE Live Music Now: Jemma Brown and Maryam Sherhan National Gallery Complex, The Mound, 624 6200. 6–6.30pm. Mezzo soprano Jemma Brown and pianist Maryam Sherhan perform works by Mozart, Schubert and Niel Gow. ■ Monteverdi’s Vespers Canongate Kirk, 153 Canongate, 7.45pm. £7 (£4). The Edinburgh University Renaissance Singers and the Scottish Gabrieli Ensemble join forces for a performance of Monteverdi’s lavish masterpiece, the Vespers of 1610.
Friday 15 Glasgow ■ RSAMD Wind Orchestra RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 1pm. £10 (£7). A new work by composer and percussionist Steve Forman, alongside works to appear on the orchestra’s upcoming CD. ■ Scottish Chamber Orchestra: New Romantics I City Halls, Candleriggs, 353 8000. 7.30pm. £11.50–£25 (concessions available). Minimalism is the central theme to this concert, conducted by Baldur Brönnimann. The Scottish premiere of John Adams’ Son of Chamber Symphony and the European premiere of Ingram Marshall’s Orphic Memories alongside works by Ives. See preview, page 63. Part of the Minimal festival. ■ The Ni Ensemble Ramshorn Theatre, 98 Ingram Street, 548 2558. 8pm. £12 (£10). The internationally renowned brass quintet’s first tour of Scotland features a fun, jazzy programme including music by Douglas Hill, John Stevens, Eric Ewazen and more. ■ Brian Eno’s Apollo: This is for All Mankind The Old Fruitmarket, Candleriggs, 353 8000. 10–11.10pm. £12. Brian Eno’s rearrangement of his classic experimental album to mark the 40th anniversary of the moon landings is performed by Icebreaker as a live soundtrack to Al Reinert’s lunar documentary This is for All Mankind. See preview, page 63. Part of the Minimal festival.
Edinburgh FREE Harpsichord Recital St Cecilia’s Hall, Niddry Street, 668 2019. 1.10pm. Henry Lebedinsky performs works by 18th-century composers including Jacquet de la Guerre, Baldassare Galuppi and Ivan Khandoshkin. ■ RSNO: John Lill plays Tchaikovsky Usher Hall, Lothian Road, 228 1155. 7.30pm. £10–£32 (concessions available). Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture kicks off this concert, which sees outstanding British pianist John Lill perform Tchaikovsky’s famously thrilling Piano Concerto No 1 before a jubilant finish with Dvorák’s Symphony No 5. ■ Universitäts Orchester Giessen St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile, 226 0673. 8pm. Retiring collection. Stefan Ottersbach conducts Mozart’s Overture: The Magic Flute followed by the sunny Clarinet Concerto, Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture and Schubert’s wonderful Symphony No 8 (‘Unfinished’).
Glasgow ■ RSNO: John Lill plays Tchaikovsky Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 353 8000. 7.30pm. £10–£32 (concessions available). See Fri 15. Edinburgh FREE Meet Harry Christophers of The Sixteen Blackwell, 53–59 South Bridge, 622 8222. 6–7pm. Ticketed. A pre-concert drinks reception with the conductor and founder of The Sixteen, ahead of its performance at 7.30pm at Greyfriars Kirk. ■ Song Recital St Michael & All Saints’ Church, Panmure Place, Tollcross, 7pm. Retiring collection. Soprano Emma Morwood is accompanied by pianist Simon Smith in a selection of 20th-century songs. ■ Scottish Chamber Orchestra: New Romantics I The Queen’s Hall, 87–89 Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7.30pm. £9–£27 (concessions available). See Fri 15. ■ Scottish Opera: Carmen
Pilgrimage 2010 Greyfriars Brunton Theatre, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, 665 2240. 7.30pm. £13 (£11; under 26s £5). See Thu 14. ✽✽ The Sixteen: Choral Kirk, Greyfriars Place, 668 2019. 7.30pm. £15 (£7.50–£10). The world- famous period ensemble hits the road for its tenth Choral Pilgrimage, bringing with it the music of three leading Tudor composers: Thomas Tallis and William Byrd and John Sheppard’s majestically powerful Media vita in morte sumus.
Glasgow ■ David Sanger Memorial Organ Concert Barony Hall, Rottenrow East, 353 8000. 2.30pm. £9 (£5–£7). Kevin Bowyer puts the university’s new Baroque pipe organ through its paces. FREE Kelvingrove Sunday Organ Recitals Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Argyle Street, 276 9599. 3–3.45pm. See Sun 10. ■ A Time There was . . . City Halls, Candleriggs, 353 8000. 3pm. £12. Clarinettist Michael Collins and pianist Michael McHale perform works by Bax, Finzi and Howells. Edinburgh FREE St Giles’ at Six St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile, 226 0673. 6pm. Retiring collection. Autumn songs with contralto Elizabeth Pink and pianist Tim Tozer, including music by Brahms, Mahler and Grieg.
Glasgow ■ RSAMD Piano Department Prize Winners’ Recital RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 1pm. £6 (£4). Prizewinning pianism by Carlisle Anderson-Frank and Alexander Kanchaveli. Edinburgh ■ Edinburgh Quartet Stockbridge Parish Church, 7b Saxe Coburg Street, 332 0122. 7.30pm. Quartets by Haydn, Schumann and Dvorák.
■ Pianistic Brahms Ramshorn Theatre, 98 Ingram Street, 548 2558. 1.15–2pm. £4. Joseph Long performs Brahms’ dramatic Two Rhapsodies Op 79 and the Four Piano Pieces Op 119. Edinburgh FREE Lunchtime Concert Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh University, Bristo Square, 650 2427. 1.10pm. A musical voyage with Tenor David Hamilton and pianist Neil Metcalf, who perform Vaughan Williams’ Songs of Travel, Ireland’s Sea Fever and more.
Wednesday 20 Edinburgh ■ The Graham Fitkin Ensemble The Queen’s Hall, 87–89 Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7.45pm. £10 (£7; children free). An evening of vibrant non-stop music from composer Fitkin’s nine- piece ensemble.
Thursday 21 Glasgow FREE Glasgow Music Festival Prizewinners 2010 Glasgow University Concert Hall, University Avenue, 330 4092. 1.10pm. The Douglas Academy Trio performs Debussy’s Rhapsodie for Clarinet and Piano and Saint Saens’ Trio, while flautist David Jervis plays Gaubert, Harty and Takemitsu. ■ Red Note RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 7.30pm. £10 (£7).
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✽✽ Scottish Ensemble with Pieter Wispelwey As part of the Scottish Ensemble’s autumn welcome to a wealth of talent, acclaimed cellist Pieter Wispelwey (above) from Holland helps open the season playing baroque concertos by Vivaldi, programmed alongside a new concerto for cello and strings by the Finnish composer Aulis Sallinen called The Trees, All Their Green. Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, Mon 11 Oct; City Halls, Glasgow, Tue 12 Oct. ✽✽ The Sixteen: Choral Pilgrimage 2010 They sold out Greyfriars Kirk during this year’s Edinburgh International Festival so move fast for a ticket as The Sixteen return there for the only Scottish stop on their annual Choral Pilgrimage tour celebrating English Tudor composers, Tallis, Byrd and John Sheppard. Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh, Sat 16 Oct. ✽✽ Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Ticciati conducts Don Giovanni The SCO’s principal conductor Robin Ticciati gets the orchestra’s 10/11 concert season off to a cracking start with a stellar cast of soloists. In memory of their much loved conductor laureate Sir Charles Mackerras, who died in the summer, the concert performances of Mozart’s Don Giovanni are particularly apt as it was one of his favourite pieces of music. Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Thu 7 Oct; City Halls, Glasgow, Fri 8 Oct.
John Adams’ Shaker Loops, Gavin Bryars’ Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet, and a brand new composition by Gabriel Jackson. Edinburgh ■ Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Mozart at the Piano 1 The Queen’s Hall, 87–89 Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7.30pm. £9–£27 (concessions available). See Wed 20.
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