* Hitlist (Classical)
The best classical & opera
The International Classical Season: Viktoria Mullova and Ottavio Dantone To experience Moscow-trained Mullova’s (pictured) Bach is something that no one should miss, especially with harpsichordist Dantone who shares her expertise and reverence for Baroque repertoire and authentic period style approach.
City Halls, Glasgow, Tue 6 Mar.
Schubert Ensemble With no less than 24 years behind them, the Schubert Ensemble is firmly at the forefront of British chamber music and enjoys a reputation as one of the world’s leading exponents of music for piano and strings. Hear their latest Wigmore Hall programme in Edinburgh before it hits the London stage.
Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, Mon 12 Mar.
Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Adventurer Series Written as a tribute to the composer’s sister, who died of cancer in 1998, Rory Boyle’s new concerto for oboe, Sorella, takes the Italian translation of sister, in avoidance of any religious and medical connotations that might be associated with the English term. To be premiered by Nicholas Daniel, the oboist, who suggested that Boyle might just like to write a concerto for his instrument.
City Halls, Glasgow, Fri 2; Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, Sat 3 Mar.