FREE Melinda Ortner Captains Bar, 4 South College Street. 9pm. US singer- songwriter.
Glasgow ■ Moishe’s Bagel Eastwood Park Theatre, Eastwood Park, Rouken Glen Road, Giffnock, 577 4970. 7.30pm. £12 (£10; students £8). Jazz inflected klezmer and Balkan dance music. Edinburgh ■ Ewan McVicar and Alasdair Roberts The Pleasance Cabaret Bar, 60 Pleasance, 556 6550. 2pm. £5. McVicar and Roberts present ‘Alan Lomax in Scotland’, a mix of folk music and storytelling. Part of the Carrying Stream Festival. FREE TMSA Annual Carrying Stream Singaround The Royal Oak, 1 Infirmary Street, 557 2976. 3pm. Singaround dedicated to the memory of the late Ray Fisher. ‘Part of the Carrying Stream Festival’. FREE Tom Oakes & Kathryn Nicoll Captains Bar, 4 South College Street. 4pm. See Fri 21. ■ Ceilidh House Night The Pleasance Cabaret Bar, 60 Pleasance, 556 6550. 7.30pm. £9 (£7). Big ceilidh hosted by Margaret Bennett, with Nancy Nicolson, Bill Adair, Carol Anderson and Martin Macdonald. Part of the Carrying Stream Festival. FREE Bobby Nicholson & Eddy Hanson Captains Bar, 4 South College Street. 9pm. See Sun 23. FREE Over the Water Bailie Bar, 2-4 St Stephen St, 225 4673. 9.30pm. Folk.
Monday 14 Edinburgh FREE Muckle Flugga Whiski, 119 High Street, 556 3095. 9.30pm–12.30am. See Thu 20.
Edinburgh FREE Carolyn Anona Scott & Jack Foster Captains Bar, 4 South College Street. 8.30pm. See Tue 25. ■ Ceilidh Club The Bongo Club, Moray House, 37 Holyrood Road, 558 7604. 8.30pm. £6. Ceilidh dancing, furious fiddlers and callers. Featuring A Whisky Kiss.
Wednesday 16 Edinburgh FREE Easy Chair The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 6pm. See Wed 26. ■ Martin Simpson Edinburgh Folk Club, Cabaret Bar, 60 The Pleasance, 650 2458. 8pm. £10 (£8; members £6). Brilliant mix of English tradition and American music from the virtuoso fingerstyle guitarist and singer, a former BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician of the Year. Part of the Carrying Stream Festival. FREE Mike Breen & Eddy Hanson Captains Bar, 4 South College Street. 8.30pm. See Wed 26.
Thursday 17 Glasgow ■ Clive Gregson St Andrews in the Square, 1 St Andrews Square, 559 5902. 7.30pm. £9 (£7). Folky veteran who is a member of Nanci Griffith’s band. ■ The Magic of Scotland Pavilion Theatre, 121 Renfield Street, 332 1846. 7.30pm. £13–£14 (£12). Back for a seventh year, this traditional Scottish variety show has some of Scotland’s top performers taking part.
Edinburgh FREE Muckle Flugga Whiski Rooms, 4, 6 & 7 North Bank Street, 225 7224. 9.30pm–12.30am. See Thu 20. 106 THE LIST 20 Oct–17 Nov 2011
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Glasgow Scottish Tango Ensemble Westbourne Music, 7 West George Street, 649 5347. 12.45pm. £8 (£7; children £4). Scotland’s crack tango squad plays works by Piazzolla and others. FREE Kelvingrove Organ Recitals Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Argyle St, 276 9599. 1pm. Free lunchtime organ recitals every day. BBC SSO: Beethoven’s ‘Pastoral’ Symphony City Halls, Candleriggs, 353 8000. 7.30pm. £10–£23. George Butterworth’s Two English Idylls, Nielsen’s Violin Concerto and more. RCS String Department: Principalship Course Concert Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 7.30pm. £8. The Conservatoire drops new string students in at the deep end. Edinburgh Simon Thacker’s Svara-Kanti The Queen’s Hall, 87–89 Clerk Street, 668 2019. 8pm. £15 (£12). The latest mix of Indian and western classical music.
Glasgow Peter Graham for Wind Orchestra Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, 100 Renfrew St, 332 5057. 1pm. £10.50 (£7.50). Graham’s Northern Landscapes, the world premiere of the wind band version of On the Shoulders of Giants, In League with Extraordinary Gentlemen and Scenes from Scotland Street.
✽✽ Scottish Opera: The Barber of Seville Theatre Royal, 282 Hope
Street, 0844 871 7647. 7.15pm. £8.50–£67. Rossini’s masterpiece of misunderstandings and cross-purposes.
Edinburgh FREE Constantino Mastroprimiano St Cecilia’s Hall, Niddry Street, 668 2019. 1.10pm. Clementi sonatas played on the fortepiano. Edinburgh University Renaissance Singers Canongate Kirk, 153 Canongate, 556 3515. 7.30pm. £8 (£5). Singing pieces by Lassus, Victoria, Brahms and Rachmaninov.
✽✽ JAM: sound theatricals St Cuthbert’s Church, 5 Lothian Rd,
229 1142. 7.30pm. £5–£15. World premiere of work by Rory Boyle in honour of the composer’s 60th birthday, plus a Scottish premiere by Stuart MacRae and Paul Mealor’s Ubi Caritas, as performed by the university choirs of Edinburgh, Aberdeen and St Andrews. John Kitchen St Peter’s Church, Lutton Place. 7.30pm. Organ recital. RSNO: Natalie Clein plays Haydn Usher Hall, Lothian Road, 228 1155. 7.30pm. £11–£34. Ravel and Prokofiev bookend Haydn’s Cello Concerto. Saturday 22 Glasgow RSNO: Natalie Clein plays Haydn Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 353 8000. 7.30pm. £11–£34. See Fri 21.
Edinburgh FREE Chris Dyter Murrayfield Parish Church, Ormidale Terrace, 440 2136. Noon. Organ recital. FREE Palokka Choir St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile, 226 0673. 12.15pm. Finnish choral group. Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony The Queen’s Hall, 87–89 Clerk Street,
668 2019. 7.30pm. £9.50–£28. Mozart’s Symphony No 1, Haydn’s lyrical Cello Concerto No 2 in D and more. Georgian Concert Society: La Serenissima Canongate Kirk, 153 Canongate, 556 3515. 8pm. £17 (seniors £15; students £5). A selection of pieces from Vivaldi’s L’Estro Armonico. Sunday 23
Glasgow FREE Kelvingrove Sunday Organ Recitals Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Argyle Street, 276 9599. 3–3.45pm. Sunday promenade concerts with different organists. Pavel Haas Quartet: A Portrait of Dvorák City Halls, Candleriggs, 353 8000. 3pm. £15. The Pavel Haas Quartet with Simon Crawford Phillips and Philip Moore (pianos) plus Krzysztof Chorzelski (viola), play Dvorák and Brahms. Scottish Opera: The Barber of Seville Theatre Royal, 282 Hope Street, 0844 871 7647. 4pm. £8.50–£67. See Fri 21. David Sanger Memorial Concert Barony Hall, Rottenrow East, 353 8000. 7.30pm. £9 (£7; children £5). Organ recital by Stephen Farr. Edinburgh FREE St Giles’ at Six: The British Saxophone St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile, 226 0673. 6pm. Rocio Banyuls- Bertomeu (sax) and Audrey Innes (piano) play Richard Rodney Bennett’s Sonata for Soprano Saxophone and Piano.
Glasgow When We Grow Younger: Malcolm Lindsay & Mr McFall’s Chamber Platform, The Bridge, 1000 Westerhouse Road, Easterhouse, 276 9696. 12.30pm. £5 (£3). A composition created by primary school children. Part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival. See page 87 to win tickets.
Harps and Guitars Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 1pm. £7 (£5). String students with lots of pluck. Peter Warlock Anniversary Concert Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 7.30pm. £7 (£5). Celebrate what would have been the composer’s 117th birthday. Edinburgh Charity Concert St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile, 226 0673. 8pm. £10. A choral programme performed by friends of Lynne Walker in her memory. In aid of St Columba’s & East Cheshire Hospices.
Glasgow Scottish Opera: The Barber of Seville Theatre Royal, See Fri 21. Tony Conrad Scotland Street School Museum, 225 Scotland Street, 0845 330 3501. 7.30pm. £8 (£5). Confrontational music by Dream Syndicate co-founder. Tickets via the Tramway box office. Edinburgh FREE Monica McGhee/James Geer/Ronald Woodley Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh University, Bristo Square, 650 2427. 1.10pm. Performing songs by Duparc. SCO: CL@SIX: Inspirational Cities St Cuthbert’s Church, 5 Lothian Road, 229 1142. 6pm. £12 (£5; seniors £10). Olari Elts conducts Haydn’s March for the Royal Society of Musicians, and more.
Wednesday 26 Glasgow Paragon Ensemble: Songs of Seals CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, 352 4900. 7.30pm. £8 (£5). See preview, page107. sound lab presents Hanna Tuulikki City Halls: Recital Rooms, Candleriggs,
353 8000. 8pm. £6. Tuulikki explores the relationship of birdsong to human music.
Glasgow FREE Music in the University: Glasgow Music Festival Prizewinners Glasgow University Concert Hall, University Avenue, 330 4092. 1.10–2pm. Mark Taylor (flute) plays JS Bach, Clarke and Liebermann, while Laura Ayoub (piano) plays Chopin, Debussy (Clair de lune) and Messiaen. Scottish Opera: The Barber of Seville Theatre Royal, 282 Hope Street, 0844 871 7647. 7.15pm. £8.50–£67. See Fri 21. RCS String Department Showcase Concert Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 7.30pm. £8. A showcase for student musicians in the string department. Edinburgh FREE Brigitte Harris: Lunchtime Organ Music St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile, 226 0673. 12.15pm. Works by JS Bach, Gárdonyi, Vierne and Alain. FREE Hochsauerlandkreis Symphony Canongate Kirk, 153 Canongate, 556 3515. 7.30pm. German orchestra plays Guilmont’s Symphony No 1 for organ and orchestra, Scottish composer Edward McGuire’s Prazdnik and Franck’s Symphony in D Minor. In aid of Edinburgh Direct Aid. Scottish Ensemble with Alasdair Beatson The Queen’s Hall, 87–89 Clerk St, 668 2019. 7.30pm. £10. See Tue 25.
Glasgow Sirens of Titan House for an Art Lover, Bellahouston Park, 10 Dumbreck Road, 353 4776. 2pm. £10. Mixed-voice community choir based in the West End. Part of Mary’s Meals Festival of the Arts.
Edinburgh FREE Organ Recital St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile, 226 0673. 12.15pm. Simon Bertram celebrates the centenary of Alain in a programme of French music. FREE Graham O’Sullivan/Chie Hirai St Cecilia’s Hall, Niddry Street, 668 2019. 1.10pm. Music for flute and fortepiano by Mozart and Haydn. RSNO: Mozart’s Requiem Usher Hall, Lothian Rd, 228 1155. 7.30pm. £11–£34 (£7–£17). Mackenzie’s Benedictus, then Mozart’s mighty Requiem. Saturday 29 Glasgow ✽✽ FREE Bang On A Can: NY Sampler 1 Tramway, 25 Albert Dr, 0845 330 3501. 1.30pm. New York’s new music virtuosi present work by Glass, Reich, Andriessen and Lang, plus a selection of new music from their home city. Booking essential. Part of minimal. The Smith Quartet: The Glass Quartets 1–5 Tramway, 25 Albert Drive, 0845 330 3501. 3pm. £12 (£10). Philip Glass’s Company and Mishima quartets. Part of minimal. Bang On A Can: Music in Fifths/ Music in Similar Motion/Closing Tramway, 25 Albert Dr, 0845 330 3501. 5.30pm. £12 (£10). Early works by Philip Glass. Part of minimal. Scottish Opera: The Barber of Seville Theatre Royal, 282 Hope Street, 0844 871 7647. 7.15pm. £8.50–£67. See Fri 21. FREE BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Hear and Now – Cardew’s The Great Learning The Old Fruitmarket, Candleriggs, 353 8000. 7.30pm. Music by four avant-gardists: Cage, Scelsi, Skempton and Cardew. Mozart’s Requiem Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall St, 353 8000. 7.30pm. £11–£34 (£7–£17). See Fri 28. Scottish Ensemble: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons/Glass’ The American Seasons Tramway, 25 Albert Dr, 0845 330 3501. 8pm. £17.50 (£15.50).