suite), Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Thursday 6
Glasgow Aaron Shorr & Hyeon-Jeong Ro Westbourne Music, 7 West George Street, 649 5347. 12.45pm. £8 (£7; students & children £4). Shorr (piano) and Hyeon- Jeong Ro (flute) play Bach’s Sonata for Flute and Piano in G Minor plus works by Poulenc and Schubert. FREE Music in the University: Katharine Durran & Kirsteen Davidson Glasgow University Concert Hall, University Avenue, 330 4092. 1.10–2pm. Music for two pianos by Debussy, Xian, Jackson and Gershwin. BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Schubert’s ‘Unfinished’ & Prokofiev Piano Concerto No 3 City Halls, Candleriggs, 353 8000. 7.30pm. £10–£23 (concessions available). Schubert’s celebrated Symphony No 3 ‘Unfinished’, followed by the brilliant young Russian pianist Denis Kozhukhin in Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No 3. Also Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No 4; Xian Zhang conducts. Edinburgh Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Symphonie Fantastique – Ticciati Conducts Usher Hall, Lothian Road, 228 1155. 7.30pm. £9.50–£28 (children & students £5). Robin Ticciati conducts Berlioz’s sprawling masterpiece, in a programme that also includes Schumann’s Overture ‘Genoveva’ and Berlioz’s Tristitia. Featuring the SCO Chorus.
Glasgow Pure Brass Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 1pm. £9.50. The brass quintet in recital, including a new commission by Alasdair Nicholson. Edinburgh FREE Henry Lebedinsky Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh University, Bristo Square, 650 2427. 1.10pm. Organ music by Ilkka Kuusisto, Louis Lewandowski, Sergei Taneyev and Moritz Brosig. RSNO: Debussy and Rachmaninov Usher Hall, Lothian Road, 228 1155. 7.30pm. £11–£34. Widescreen impressionism with Debussy’s Images pour orchestre, and high drama in Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No 3 (soloist Nikolai Lugansky). Stéphane Denève conducts.
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BBC SSO: James MacMillan’s St John Passion Three years after its first performances in London, James MacMillan’s deeply moving telling of the St John Passion is heard in Scotland. Two of Britain’s finest choirs – London Symphony Chorus and the BBC Singers – come to Glasgow to join the all-star line-up. City Halls, Glasgow, Thu 29 Sep.
National Youth Choir of Scotland: Belshazzar’s Feast Celebrating 15 years since its formation, NYCoS (pictured) gathers together current and past young singers for a performance involving almost 200 singers of one of the most exciting pieces in the choral repertoire. Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Sat 25 Sep.
Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra Formed as a strategic musical initiative for Moscow after the 2nd World War, the Moscow Philharmonic immediately shot to the top of the orchestral charts. In a gloriously Russian programme, Edinburgh is the only Scottish stop on their autumn tour. Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Wed 5 Oct.
Perth BBC SSO: Schubert’s ‘Unfinished’ & Prokofiev Piano Concerto No 3 Perth Concert Hall, Mill Street, 01738 621031. 7.30pm. £9.50–£24. See Thu 6 Part of Schubertiad Glasgow RSNO: Debussy and Rachmaninov Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 353 8000. 7.30pm. £11–£34 (concessions available). See Fri 7.
University Avenue, 330 4092. 1.10–2pm. £tbc. Brass music played by young quintet.
✽✽ BBC SSO: James MacMillan’s St John Passion City Halls,
Candleriggs, 353 8000. 7.30pm. £10–£23 (concessions available). In the belated Scottish première of MacMillan’s acclaimed Passion, Finnish baritone Tommi Hakala takes the demanding role of Christus and Donald Runnicles conducts.
Dundee RSNO: The Auld Alliance – Denève and Benedetti Caird Hall, City Square, 01382 434940. 7.30pm. £12.50 (concessions available). A musical celebration of the links between Scotland and France: Debussy’s Marche écossaise, Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy with Nicola Benedetti on fiddle, Fabien Waksman’s specially commissioned Le parfum d’Aphrodite and Debussy’s glittering La Mer.
Stirling SCO: Big Ears, Little Ears Macrobert, University of Stirling, 01786 466666. 11am. £6 per adult + baby (under 18 months); £5 per additional adult/child. See Tue 27.
Edinburgh FREE John Kitchen: Lunchtime Concert Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh University, Bristo Square, 650 2427. 1.10pm. John Kitchen (organ) plays works by Praetorius, Bohm, Pachelbel, Krebs and Bach. RSNO: The Auld Alliance – Denève and Benedetti Usher Hall, Lothian Road, 228 1155. 7.30pm. £11–£34 (concessions available). See Thu 29.
Glasgow RSNO: The Auld Alliance – Denève and Benedetti Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 353 8000. 7.30pm. £11–£34 (concessions available). See Thu 29. Edinburgh FREE Come and Sing! with David Lawrence St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile, 07869 288378. 4.15pm. Hear the results of a teenage scratch choir led by renowned choral conductor David Lawrence in this half-hour concert of music from Tallis to You Raise Me Up, which they’ve been rehearsing throughout the day. Meadows Chamber Orchestra Greyfriars Kirk, Greyfriars Place, 668 2019. 7.45pm. £11 (£9; students £5; children £1). David Watkin conducts Mozart’s Symphony No 38 K504, Koussevitsky’s Double Bass Concerto with SCO Principal Bass Nikita Naumov as the soloist, and Brahms’ Symphony No 2.
Glasgow FREE Kelvingrove Sunday Organ Recitals Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Argyle Street, 276 9599. 3–3.45pm. See Sun 25. Edinburgh Cantoris Chamber Choir Canongate Kirk, 153 Canongate, 556 3515. 3pm. £5. Choral pieces from Mozart, Rachmaninov, Gershwin and others, plus assorted classical, popular and folk solos. FREE St Giles’ at Six St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile, 226 0673. 6pm. Organ music performed by Nuremberg’s own Axel Flierl, organist and choir director of the Basilica of St Peter and St Paul in Dillingen. BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Strauss’s Four Last Songs Usher Hall, Lothian Road, 228 1155. 7.30pm. £10–£26 (concessions available). German soprano Michaela Kaune sings Strauss’s swooningly lovely Vier Letzte Lieder; also on the programme are Beethoven’s Egmont Overture and Elgar’s Symphony No 2. Donald Runnicles conducts.
Edinburgh FREE Tomás Klement Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh University, Bristo Square, 650 2427. 1.10pm. Czech piano masterworks: Slavicky’s Sonata ‘Contemplation of Life’, Smetana’s The Lancer and Furiant from 10 Czech Dances and Janácek’s In the Mists.
Peebles Edinburgh Quartet Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre, Eastgate, 01721 725777. 7.30pm. £12. Edinburgh’s hardest-gigging quartet plays Mozart’s Quartet in D major ‘Hoffmeister’ K499, Shostakovich’s staggeringly grim Quartet No 8 and Beethoven’s Quartet in E Flat major Op 127. Perth Band of HM Royal Marines Scotland Perth Theatre, 185 High Street, 01738 621031. 7.30pm. £16.50 (£13.50). The Royal Marines’ finest perform a suite of light classical, musical and solo pieces.
Stirling Scottish Opera: Orpheus in the Underworld macrobert, University of Stirling, 01786 466666. 7.30pm. £16 (£14; under 26s £5). See Thu 29.
Edinburgh ✽✽ Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra Usher Hall, Lothian Road, 228 1155. 7.30pm. £10–£27.50. On its only Scottish date, the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra performs Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet (short
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