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Thursday 2 Glasgow FREE Kelvingrove Organ Recitals Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Argyle Street, 276 9599. 1pm. Free lunchtime organ recitals every day by different organists. FREE Madrigirls Glasgow University Concert Hall, University Avenue, 330 4092. 1.10pm. A mixed bag of medieval, traditional and contemporary music. ■ BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: This Sceptered Isle City Halls, Candleriggs, 353 8000. 7pm. £10–£23 (£8–£21). The BBC SSO’s 75th birthday concert begins with a new work by Scottish composer Helen Grime and features guest soloist Nicola Benedetti. ✽✽ Scottish Opera: The Marriage of Figaro Theatre Royal, 282 Hope Street, 0844 871 7647. 7.15pm. £10–£63 (concessions available). Sir Thomas Allen directs Mozart’s most widely performed opera. ■ RSAMD Wind Orchestra and Big Band RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332
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5057. 7.30pm. £11 (£8). Toe-tapping tunes. Edinburgh FREE Edinburgh University Composer’s Orchestra Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh University, Bristo Square, 650 2427. 7.30pm. Nigel Osborne conducts. ■ Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Collard plays Ravel The Queen’s Hall, 87–89 Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7.30pm. £9–£27 (concessions available). Jean- Phillipe Collard joins the SCO for Ravel’s quirky Piano Concerto in G and Takemitsu’s contrastingly sombre How Slow the Wind ■ Edinburgh University Renaissance Singers Canongate Kirk, 153 Canongate, 556 3515. 7.45pm. £7 (£4). Music linking 16th-century continental Europe with Scotland.
Perth ■ ChildLine Christmas Concert Perth Concert Hall, Mill Street, 01738 621031. 7.30pm. £9 (children £4.50). Musicians from Perth and Kinross schools join together for a joyous evening. Friday 3
Glasgow ■ Friday Lunchtime Concert Series RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 1pm. £10 (£7). Acclaimed pianist Roy Howat.
■ Sandie Bishop & Flora Tzanetaki Renfield St Stephen’s Church, 260 Bath Street, 332 2826. 7.30pm. By donation. Sonatas by Debussy, César Franck and Beethoven and some traditional Greek songs and dances arranged by Constantinidis. ■ Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Collard plays Ravel City Halls, Candleriggs, 353 8000. 7.30pm. £11.50–£25 (concessions available). See Thu 2. ■ Celebrate Chopin RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 8pm. £9 (£7; students £5). Aleksander Kudajczyk and the Strathclyde University Symphony Orchestra perform Chopin’s Piano Concerto No 1 in E minor and other works. Edinburgh ■ Edinburgh University Wind Band Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh University, Bristo Square, 650 2427. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Morven Bell conducts. ■ Hospices of Hope present A Concert of Hope Greyfriars Kirk, Greyfriars Place, 226 0000. 7.30pm. £12.50 (executive £25). A two-part programme including works by Bach, Schumann, Mozart, Debussy and Chausson in support of a worthy cause. ■ RSNO: Postcards from the Americas Usher Hall, Lothian Road, 228 1155. 7.30pm. £10–£32 (concessions available). West Side Story is centrepiece in a concert of works from across the Atlantic.
Glasgow ■ Scottish Opera: The Marriage of Figaro Theatre Royal, 282 Hope Street, 0844 871 7647. 7.15pm. £10–£63 (concessions available). See Thu 2. ■ Kelvin Ensemble Bute Hall, University of Glasgow, University Avenue, 330 4092. 7.30pm. £tbc. Musical fairytales including Ravel’s dreamy Ma mère l’oye. ■ RSNO: Postcards from the Americas Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 353 8000. 7.30pm. £10–£32 (concessions available). See Fri 3. Edinburgh ■ Edinburgh University Brass Band Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh University Bristo Square, 650 2427. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Angus Tully conducts. ■ Edinburgh Bach Society Orchestra St Cuthbert’s Church, 5 Lothian Road. Tickets: at door. 7.30pm. £12 (£10). Lots of lovely Bach including the beautiful Jesu, meine Freude and Brandenburg Concerto No 4. ■ Origin Scotland: Light of the World Usher Hall, Lothian Road, 228 1155. 7.30pm. £8–£14 (concessions available). Traditional carols rub shoulders with gospel in a performance by the Exile Band, Choir and Orchestra. ■ Ensemble Grand Désir: Her Lady’s Devotion Canongate Kirk, 153 Canongate, 556 3515. 8pm. £16 (£5–£13;
Heather Macleod, Kaela Rowan and Lindsey Black – collectively known as The Bevvy Sisters – have had a great 2010, kicking off the year with a sell-out performance at Celtic Connections. That was followed by a summer of festival appearances, including The Big Tent, Orkney Folk Festival and The Famous Spiegeltent in the Edinburgh Fringe. They’ve lined up some great international dates for 2011, as well as a Celtic Connections set with Dick Gaughan, but not before this celebratory Christmas party in Edinburgh, on Sun 12 Dec. ■ The Bevvy Sisters Xmas Party, 28 York Place, Edinburgh, Sun 12 Dec. 80 THE LIST 2–16 Dec 2010