featuring the choral talents of Paisley schoolchildren. Part of the Voices in Paisley Festival 2010. Friday 5
Glasgow ■ Friday Lunchtime Concert Series RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5027. 1pm. £10 (£7). With international guitar duo Alfonso Montes and Irina Kircher. ■ Pavel Steidl Masterclass RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5027. 2.30pm. £3. Czech classical guitarist Pavel Steidl is ranked among the best guitarists in the world. Get tips and inspiration from the award-winning musician. Part of the Big Guitar Weekend 2010. ■ BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Discovering Music City Halls, Candleriggs, 353 8000. 2pm. Free. An in-depth exploration of Brahms’ magnificent Piano Concerto No 1 with pianist Ronald Brautigam and conductor Andrew Manze. To be recorded for BBC Radio 3; under 12s not admitted. Maximum of two tickets per applicant. ■ The Edinburgh Quartet All Saints Episcopal Church, Drymen Road, Bearsden, 942 0386. 7.30pm. £9.50 (students and children free). Performances of Haydn’s Quartet in F major Op 74 No 2, Beethoven’s Quartet in F major Op 59 No 1 (Razumovsky) and Borodin’s Quartet No 2 in D Major. ✽✽ Big Guitar Weekend: John Williams in Concert The Old Fruitmarket, Candleriggs, 353 8000. 8pm. £20. Widely regarded as one of the world’s top living guitarists, the legendary musician gives a performance as part of the 2010 Big Guitar Weekend. Ticketholders for this performance also have the chance to see award-winning RSAMD student Ian Watt perform alongside colleagues from the Vocal Studies department at a free concert in this venue at 7pm. Edinburgh FREE Adam Brown St Cecilia’s Hall, Niddry Street, 668 2019. 1.10pm. Adam Brown performs classical and Spanish guitar works including Antonio Lauro’s Virgilio, Preludio de Adios by Alfonso Montes and Leo Brouwer’s Cuban Landscape with Bells. ■ Primrose Piano Quartet Brunton Theatre, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, 665 2240. 7.30pm. £13.50–£23.50 (£11.50–£21.50). Beethoven’s String Trio in G Minor, William Hurlstone’s Piano Quartet in E Minor and Fauré’s Piano Quartet in C Minor. Price includes a tasty supper as part of the evening’s package. ■ RSNO: Paganini Variations Usher Hall, Lothian Road, 228 1155. 7.30pm. £10–£32 (concessions available). Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho’s Orion, based on the Greek mythical figure, kicks off this concert, followed by Dejan Lazic performing Rachmaninov’s finger- twistingly difficult Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini before a majestic finale with Nielsen’s monumental Symphony No 4. ■ Soundings 2010 . . . Concert Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh University, Bristo Square, 650 2427. 8pm. £5 (£3; weekend ticket £16 or £10 concession). Electroacoustic works from a guest composer to be announced. Part of the Soundings . . . Festival 2010. ■ Soundings . . . Festival of Sonic Art Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh University, Bristo Square, 650 2427. Times vary. £16 (£10). Edinburgh’s Soundings. . . festival returns with a diverse selection of electroacoustic works presented by student composers from the University of Edinburgh and featuring a unique 20-channel sonic delivery system for full immersion.
Hawick ■ Students on Stage Tower Mill, Heart of Hawick, Kirkstile, 01450 375250. 7.30pm. £10 (students £2.) Four
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music students begin their careers. Featuring soprano, piano, viola and violin. Paisley FREE Lunchtime Recitals Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, St James Place, Moss Street, 889 0711. 12.30pm. See Thu 4.
Perth ■ Hebrides Ensemble Perth Concert Hall, Mill Street, 01738 621031. 7.30pm. £10. The highly acclaimed ensemble is joined by percussionist Colin Currie and dancer/choreographer Michael Popper for a Renaissance-inspired concert of works by Birtwistle, Maxwell Davies and Adès.
Glasgow ■ Pavel Haas Quartet City Halls, Candleriggs, 353 8000. 7.30pm. £15. As part of its three-year residency, the award-winning quartet performs two popular works: the graceful clarity of Ravel’s Quartet in F contrasting with Schubert’s mercurial Death and the Maiden. ■ Big Guitar Weekend: Pavel Steidl RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 7.30pm. £10 (£7). He’s an International Fellow at the RSAMD and students there form just part of Pavel Steidl’s worldwide fanbase. Hear him live tonight, preceded at 6.30pm by a short recital from up-and-coming classical guitarist Sean Shibe, tickets for which come free with the main event. ■ RSNO: Paganini Variations Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 353 8000. 7.30pm. £10–£32 (concessions available). See Fri 5. Edinburgh ■ Andrew Connor Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh University, Bristo Square, 650 2427. 6pm. £5 (£3; weekend ticket £16 or £10 concession). New animations and electroacoustic sound. Part of the Soundings . . .Festival 2010. ■ Indian Classical Music Eric Liddell Centre, 15 Morningside Road,
447 4520. 7pm. £12.50 (£6). Tabla Alba in an evening of Indian music and home- made Indian vegetarian meal to mark Diwali, the Festival of Lights, celebrations. ■ Edinburgh Light Orchestra The Queen’s Hall, 87–89 Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7.30pm. £6–£9.50. A winter concert of popular easy listening, musical and film tunes including music from Guys and Dolls and the TV series Sherlock Holmes. With guest mezzo- soprano Carole Clarke. ■ Robert Dow Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh University, Bristo Square, 650 2427. 8pm. £5 (£3; weekend ticket £16 or £10 concession). A smorgasbord of sonic curiosities. Part of the Soundings . . . Festival 2010.
Dundee ■ The Glasgow Phoenix Choir – A Festival of Song Meadowside St Paul’s Church, 114 Nethergate, 01382 225420. 7.30pm. £10 (£7.50). The Choir’s extensive repertoire includes music from West End/Broadway shows and easy listening numbers. In aid of MSP Congregational Project. Linlithgow ■ Children’s Classic Concerts: Sticks and Strings Linlithgow Academy Theatre, Braehead Road, 01506 433634. 2pm. £4. Lots of interactive fun at this Children’s Classic Concert with Owen and Olly, who this time are looking at violins, vibraphones, bongos, guitars and basses.
Paisley ■ Odin’s Ravens Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, St James Place, Moss Street, 889 0711. 2.30pm. £8. Viking amateur male voice choir performing a range of music from traditional Norse music, choral works and vintage pop hits. Horned helmets optional. Part of the Voices in Paisley Festival 2010.
Sunday 7 Glasgow FREE Kelvingrove Sunday Organ
Recitals Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Argyle Street, 276 9599. 3–3.45pm. Sunday promenade concerts with different organists. ■ Lev & Friends Café Cossachok, Trongate 103, 553 0733. 9pm. £6. Violinist Lev Atlas presents this Russian, Hungarian, Gypsy, jazz, classical and folk fusion. ■ Big Guitar Weekend Grand Finale Showcase RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5027. 4pm. £5 (£3). Course participants show off the skills they’ve acquired over the weekend in a concert featuring soloists and ensembles. Part of the Big Guitar Weekend 2010.
Edinburgh ■ Classic Sounds Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh University, Bristo Square, 650 2427. 6pm. £5 (£3 weekend ticket £16 or £10 concession). A performance from student composers at the University of Edinburgh. Part of the Soundings . . . Festival 2010. FREE St Giles’ at Six St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile, 226 0673. 6pm. An organ recital from Christopher Rathbone, who plays his Southwell Suite Op 113 and Leighton’s Missa di Gloria Op 82. ■ Soundings . . . Festival of Sonic Art Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh University, Bristo Square, 650 2427. Times vary. £16 (£10). See Fri 5. Paisley ■ Laudibus National Youth Chamber Choir Paisley Abbey, Abbey Place, 889 0711. 8pm. £15. The young singers perform a programme of Scottish poetry arranged for choirs by such luminaries as James MacMillan and Tom Cunningham. There may also be one or two special guests . . .Part of the Voices in Paisley Festival 2010.
Monday 8 Edinburgh ■ The Edinburgh Quartet Stockbridge Parish Church, 7b Saxe Coburg Street, 332 0122. 7.30pm. £12 (£4/£8). See Fri 5.
The legendary Edinburgh pop-rocker has defied the odds and made a comeback after suffering a stroke in 2005. Since then, he’s completed 2007 album Home Again (begun at the end of 2004, then suspended due to his illness), and released the critically lauded Losing Sleep this year with help from The Cribs, Franz Ferdinand and others. This tour coincides with Domino’s release of a comprehensive Orange Juice box set, Coals to Newcastle (see review, page 61), on Mon 8 Nov. ■ Oran Mor, Glasgow, Sun 7 Nov.